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In the Shadow of Islam
Isabelle Eberhardt. Sharon Bangert, trans.
Publisher: Peter Owen.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780720615876.  Daedalus Item Code: 62983
 
The daughter of a Russian anarchist and a runaway mother living in Geneva, Isabelle Eberhardt (1877–1904) read the Quran as a child and became fluent in Arabic. She also began to dress as a boy to ... (Read More)
 
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In Other Words
Jhumpa Lahiri. Ann Goldstein, trans.
Publisher: Knopf.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781101875551.  Daedalus Item Code: 69096
 
(First Edition, Tipped-in Autograph Page) The Pulitzer Prize and PEN/Hemingway Award–winning author of Interpreter of Maladies, The Namesake, Unaccustomed Earth, and ... (Read More)
 
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Inside a Pearl: My Years in Paris
Edmund White.
Publisher: Bloomsbury.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781408837764.  Daedalus Item Code: 64444
 
Following the memoirs My Lives and City Boy, Edmund White here gives us one of the most essential periods in his life. When he moved to Paris in 1983 he was 43 years old, spoke no ... (Read More)
 
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The Invention of Nature: Alexander von Humboldt's New World
Andrea Wulf.
Publisher: Vintage.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780345806291.  Daedalus Item Code: 69243
 
(One of the New York Times 10 Best Books of 2015 and a finalist for the Andrew Carnegie Medal) The visionary German naturalist and polymath Alexander von Humboldt (1769–1859) was among ... (Read More)
 
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It's What I Do: A Photographer's Life of Love and War
Lynsey Addario.
Publisher: Penguin.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781594205378.  Daedalus Item Code: 59272
 
"We were each begging for our lives because they were deciding whether to execute us, and they had guns to our heads," photojournalist Lynsey Addario told Terry Gross on NPR's Fresh Air. "And ... (Read More)
 
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James Madison
Richard Brookhiser.
Publisher: Basic Books.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780465063802.  Daedalus Item Code: 62319
 
The author of Founding Father: Rediscovering George Washington; Alexander Hamilton, American; and America's First Dynasty: The Adamses, Richard Brookhiser here gives us a rich ... (Read More)
 
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Joan of Arc: A Life Transfigured
Kathryn Harrison.
Publisher: Doubleday.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780385531207.  Daedalus Item Code: 63676
 
The profoundly inspiring and fully documented saga of Joan of Arc, the young peasant girl whose "voices" moved her to rally the French nation and a reluctant king against British invaders in 1428, ... (Read More)
 
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Joseph Anton: A Memoir
Salman Rushdie.
Publisher: Random House.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780812992786.  Daedalus Item Code: 41062
 
(Named one of the Best Books of 2012 by London's Economist, the San Francisco Chronicle, the Seattle Times, the Kansas City Star, and Newsweek) The author of ... (Read More)
 
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Judas: A Biography
Susan Gubar.
Publisher: Norton.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780393064834.  Daedalus Item Code: 60444
 
Who was Judas Iscariot and why did he betray Jesus? In this far-ranging biography, the author of Poetry After Auschwitz delves into how Christian anti-Semites turned this obscure figure into a ... (Read More)
 
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Just One Catch: A Biography of Joseph Heller
Tracy Daugherty.
Publisher: Palgrave.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780312596859.  Daedalus Item Code: 33185
 
Joseph Heller was a Coney Island kid, the son of Russian immigrants, whose experience flying WWII bombing missions over France would become the inspiration for Catch-22 ("The only war novel ... (Read More)
 
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The King's Speech
Mark Logue & Peter Conradi.
Publisher: Quercus.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780857381118.  Daedalus Item Code: 22520
 
Lionel Logue was a self-taught and virtually unknown speech therapist. Yet it was this outgoing, amiable man who almost single-handedly turned the nervous, tongue-tied Duke of York into one of ... (Read More)
 
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Knocking on Heaven's Door: The Path to a Better Way of Death
Katy Butler.
Publisher: Scribner.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781451641981.  Daedalus Item Code: 62644
 
(Books for a Better Life Award Winner and a Finalist for the Dayton Literary Peace Prize) In one of the most talked-about books of 2013, Katy Butler—a science writer as well as a lay-ordained ... (Read More)
 
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