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Players: The Mysterious Identity of William Shakespeare
Bertram Fields.
Publisher: Regan Books.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780060834173.  Daedalus Item Code: 14175
 
For centuries scholars have debated the true identity of the author of the poems and plays attributed to William Shakespeare, the actor and co-owner of a successful theater company who hailed from ... (Read More)
 
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The Possessed: Adventures with Russian Books and the People Who Read Them
Elif Batuman.
Publisher: Granta.   Format: laminated cover.
ISBN: 9781847083135.  Daedalus Item Code: 23628
 
In her brilliant first book, Elif Batuman takes the reader on a journey both literary and actual as she traces the evolution of her fascination with Russian literature across the globe and several ... (Read More)
 
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The Price of Altruism: George Price and the Search for the Origins of Kindness
Oren Harman.
Publisher: Vintage.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780099531661.  Daedalus Item Code: 30403
 
When George Price died in January 1975, his funeral in London was attended by five homeless men. Alongside them were Bill Hamilton and John Maynard Smith, two distinguished British evolutionary ... (Read More)
 
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Primo Levi's Universe: A Writer's Journey
Sam Magavern.
Publisher: Palgrave.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780230606470.  Daedalus Item Code: 31996
 
Widely known for his memoir Survival in Auschwitz, Primo Levi was also a scientist, fiction writer, and poet—a Renaissance man who did not want to be known only as a Holocaust writer. Using ... (Read More)
 
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Queen of the Wits: A Life of Laetitia Pilkington
Norma Clarke.
Publisher: Faber & Faber.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780571224296.  Daedalus Item Code: 32684
 
Poetess, fallen woman, and wit, Laetitia Pilkington spent her life as near to celebrity as she was to ruin, in this fascinating biography by the author of Dr. Johnson's Women and The Rise ... (Read More)
 
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Raymond Carver: A Writer's Life
Carol Sklenicka.
Publisher: Scribner.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780743262453.  Daedalus Item Code: 33213
 
(One of the New York Times Book Review's Ten Best Books of 2009) The Times of London called Raymond Carver "the American Chekhov." Carver thought of himself as "a lucky man" ... (Read More)
 
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Reading My Father: A Memoir
Alexandra Styron.
Publisher: Scribner.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781416591795.  Daedalus Item Code: 23182
 
In his own memoir Darkness Visible, Pulitzer Prize winner William Styron searingly chronicled his battle with deep depression. Here his youngest daughter Alexandra, herself a novelist, ... (Read More)
 
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The Reading Promise: My Father and the Books We Shared
Alice Ozma.
Publisher: Grand Central.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780446583787.  Daedalus Item Code: 36303
 
When Alice Ozma was in 4th grade, she and her father decided to see if he could read aloud to her for 100 consecutive nights. On the 100th night, they shared pancakes to celebrate, but it soon became ... (Read More)
 
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The Real Jane Austen: A Life in Small Things
Paula Byrne.
Publisher: Harper.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780007479764.  Daedalus Item Code: 41307
 
Who was the real Jane Austen—a retiring spinster who confined her novels to the small canvas of village life, or a strong-minded woman who took the bold decision to remain unmarried and fashion ... (Read More)
 
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Repeat Prescription: More Riotous Stories From the Country Practice
Michael Sparrow.
Publisher: Robinson.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781780330525.  Daedalus Item Code: 40378
 
Michael Sparrow once more guides us through the daily rounds of the weird and wonderful in his medical practice on the Devon/Cornwall border. What would you do if faced with the unsuccessful ... (Read More)
 
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Rin Tin Tin: The Life and Legend of the World's Most Famous Dog
Susan Orlean.
Publisher: Atlantic Books.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780857896292.  Daedalus Item Code: 38335
 
(2011 New York Times Notable Book of the Year) This sweeping, surprisingly moving story from the author of The Orchid Thief chronicles Rin Tin Tin's real-life journey from ... (Read More)
 
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The Road to Monticello: The Life and Mind of Thomas Jefferson
Kevin J. Hayes.
Publisher: Oxford.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780199895830.  Daedalus Item Code: 40957
 
Along with his much-studied roles as a statesman, founder, and architect, Thomas Jefferson was also an avid book collector, a voracious reader, and a gifted writer, who prided himself on his ... (Read More)
 
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