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Scientific Lives
John Aubrey. Ruth Scurr, foreword.
Publisher: Hesperus.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781843911692.  Daedalus Item Code: 53788
 
Selected from John Aubrey's sprawling work of 17th-century biography, Brief Lives, this anthology brings together his writings on 39 contemporary scientists, explorers, and men of innovation, ... (Read More)
 
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Singin' and Swingin' and Gettin' Merry Like Christmas
Maya Angelou.
Publisher: Random House.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780812980318.  Daedalus Item Code: 49420
 
In the beginning of this third volume of her autobiography, covering the years 1949 through 1955, Maya Angelou has a job in a record shop, where she is confused by the attentions of a young white ... (Read More)
 
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A Song Flung Up to Heaven
Maya Angelou.
Publisher: Bantam.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780553382037.  Daedalus Item Code: 49416
 
It is 1964 and Maya Angelou is on her way home in this sixth volume of her original autobiographical series, leaving behind her son to finish his university education in Ghana. In America, the civil ... (Read More)
 
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Spinster: Making a Life of One's Own
Kate Bolick.
Publisher: Broadway.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780385347150.  Daedalus Item Code: 79116
 
(A 2016 New York Times Book Review Notable Book of the Year) "Whom to marry, and when will it happen—these two questions define every woman's existence." So begins this revelatory and ... (Read More)
 
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Strindberg: A Life
Sue Prideaux.
Publisher: Yale.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780300136937.  Daedalus Item Code: 51994
 
(Winner of the 2012 Duff Cooper Prize and a finalist for the Samuel Johnson Prize) The author of the James Tait Black Memorial Prize winner Edvard Munch: Behind the Scream here gives us ... (Read More)
 
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Sydney and Violet: Their Life with T.S. Eliot, Proust, Joyce, and the Excruciatingly Irascible Wyndham Lewis
Stephen Klaidman.
Publisher: Nan A. Talese.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780385534093.  Daedalus Item Code: 53395
 
Even the most brilliant writer is nothing without the right reader. To many of the most creative minds in pre–World War II Britain, those readers included Sydney and Violet Schiff. Sydney, himself a ... (Read More)
 
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The Tenth Muse: My Life in Food
Judith Jones.
Publisher: Anchor.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780307277442.  Daedalus Item Code: 70359
 
Living in Paris after World War II, Judith Jones broke free of bland American food and reveled in everyday French culinary delights. On returning to the States she published Julia Child's ... (Read More)
 
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Their Promised Land: My Grandparents in Love and War
Ian Buruma.
Publisher: Penguin.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780143109952.  Daedalus Item Code: 79111
 
Throughout a 60-year marriage that spanned the fear and separation of two world wars, Bernard (Bun) and Winifred (Win) Schlesinger remained each other's closest confidants. From the thousands of ... (Read More)
 
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The Travels
Marco Polo. Nigel Cliff, intro & trans.
Publisher: Penguin.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780241253052.  Daedalus Item Code: 69526
 
Venetian merchant Marco Polo's remarkable account of his travels to the Beijing court of the emperor Kublai Khan and around Asia captured the imagination of 13th-century Europe, revealing the wonders ... (Read More)
 
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True Friendship: Geoffrey Hill, Anthony Hecht, and Robert Lowell Under the Sign of Eliot and Pound
Christopher Ricks.
Publisher: Yale.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780300171464.  Daedalus Item Code: 42514
 
Described by the New York Review of Books as "probably the greatest living scholar and editor of modern English-language poetry ... a critic of unrivaled authority," humanities professor ... (Read More)
 
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The True Tails of Baker and Taylor: The Library Cats Who Left Their Pawprints on a Small Town…and the World
Jan Louch, with Lisa Rogak.
Publisher: Thomas Dunne.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781250081070.  Daedalus Item Code: 79126
 
It all started in the 1980s when assistant librarian Jan Louch and a co-worker acquired two Scottish Fold cats to keep mice away from the Douglas County Public Library in Carson Valley, Nevada. She ... (Read More)
 
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The Tsar's Doctor: The Life and Times of Sir James Wylie
Mary McGrigor.
Publisher: Birlinn Ltd.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781841588810.  Daedalus Item Code: 63010
 
Though largely forgotten in his native Scotland, James Wylie was a significant figure in modern medicine, notes historian Mary McGrigor in this adventure-packed biography. Wylie was a pioneering ... (Read More)
 
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