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Lincoln Unbound: How an Ambitious Young Railsplitter Saved the American Dream—and How We Can Do It Again
Rich Lowry.
Publisher: Broadside Books.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780062123787.  Daedalus Item Code: 44350
 
In a thoughtful mix of history and politics, this book traces Abraham Lincoln's climb from the backwoods to the White House and calls for a renewal of the Lincoln ethic of relentless striving. ... (Read More)
 
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Lincoln's Virtues: An Ethical Biography
William Lee Miller.
Publisher: Vintage.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780375701733.  Daedalus Item Code: 70329
 
Abraham Lincoln was not born with his face on Mount Rushmore, notes ethics scholar William Lee Miller; he was an actual human being making moral choices in real time. Scrutinizing Lincoln's actions, ... (Read More)
 
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Lion in the White House: A Life of Theodore Roosevelt
Aida D. Donald.
Publisher: Basic Books.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780465010240.  Daedalus Item Code: 70187
 
Environmentalist, author, governor of New York, Nobel Peace Prize winner, and—at age 42—the youngest U.S. president ever, Theodore Roosevelt lived an extraordinarily active life that made him a ... (Read More)
 
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The Lives of John Lennon
Albert Goldman.
Publisher: Chicago Review.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781556523991.  Daedalus Item Code: 63546
 
The result of six years of research and some 1200 interviews, this book takes readers deep into John Lennon's world, from his fractured childhood to his Beatles days to his cloistered life with Yoko ... (Read More)
 
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A London Country Diary: Mundane Happenings from the Secret Streets of the Capital
Tim Bradford. Stewart Lee, intro.
Publisher: Icon.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781848317055.  Daedalus Item Code: 71458
 
For 15 years, writer and artist Tim Bradford has meandered along the quiet streets of his North London home, seeking out the ordinary and the extraordinary, the sublime and the ridiculous. In this ... (Read More)
 
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Louisa May Alcott: A Personal Biography
Susan Cheever.
Publisher: Simon & Schuster.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781416569923.  Daedalus Item Code: 61841
 
The author of American Bloomsbury returns to Concord, Massachusetts, for this engaging life of its most famous female writer. Louisa May Alcott never intended to write Little Women; she ... (Read More)
 
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Lust & Wonder: A Memoir
Augusten Burroughs.
Publisher: St. Martin's.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780312342036.  Daedalus Item Code: 70402
 
Here the author of Running with Scissors and Dry takes an intimate look at the driving forces in one man's life. Augusten Burroughs's singular approach to detailing both the horrific ... (Read More)
 
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A Man of Misconceptions: The Life of an Eccentric in an Age of Change
John Glassie.
Publisher: Riverhead.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781594488719.  Daedalus Item Code: 43117
 
(A Scientific American Best Science Book of 2012 and a New York Times Book Review "Editor's Choice") The interests of 17th-century priest-scientist Athanasius Kircher knew no ... (Read More)
 
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The Man Within My Head
Pico Iyer.
Publisher: Knopf.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780307267610.  Daedalus Item Code: 44353
 
We all carry people inside our heads—actors, leaders, writers, figures out of history or fiction—who sometimes seem closer to us than people we know; here Pico Iyer sets out to unravel the mysterious ... (Read More)
 
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Mania: The Story of the Outraged & Outrageous Lives That Launched a Cultural Revolution
Ronald K.L. Collins & David M. Skover.
Publisher: Top Five.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781938938023.  Daedalus Item Code: 43192
 
By the time 19-year-old Lucien Carr stabbed his obsessive pursuer David Kammerer to death on the banks of the Hudson River in August 1944, it was clear that the hard-partying teenager who had brought ... (Read More)
 
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Maverick Genius: The Pioneering Odyssey of Freeman Dyson
Phillip F. Schewe.
Publisher: Thomas Dunne.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781250042569.  Daedalus Item Code: 71537
 
Scientist, innovator, rebel—for decades, Freeman Dyson has been regarded as one of the world's most important thinkers. ("In the range of his genius, Freeman Dyson is heir to Einstein—a visionary who ... (Read More)
 
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Meeting the Devil: A Book of Memoir from the London Review of Books
Alan Bennett, preface.
Publisher: William Heinemann.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780434022670.  Daedalus Item Code: 53400
 
Autobiography has been an essential element of the London Review of Books since its founding in 1979, and this volume collects many outstanding pieces of memoir that first appeared in the ... (Read More)
 
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