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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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Rin Tin Tin: The Life and Legend of the World's Most Famous Dog
Susan Orlean.
Publisher: Atlantic Books.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781843547099.  Daedalus Item Code: 38327
 
(A 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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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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Roald Amundsen
Tor Bomann-Larsen. Ingrid Christophersen, trans. Pen Hadow, foreword.
Publisher: History Press.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780750943444.  Daedalus Item Code: 33575
 
On December 14, 1911, Norwegian explorer Roald Amundsen and his team became the first human beings to reach the South Pole, just five weeks before Robert Falcon Scott's ill-fated Terra Nova ... (Read More)
 
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Robert Nisbet: Communitarian Traditionalist
Brad Lowell Stone.
Publisher: ISI Books.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781882926480.  Daedalus Item Code: 31158
 
"The conservative sociologist Robert Nisbet (1913–96) wrote extensively on community and social breakdown, articulating a principled perspective of the decline of civic-minded solidarity in light of ... (Read More)
 
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Salinger: The Official Book of the Acclaimed Documentary Film
David Shields & Shane Salerno.
Publisher: Simon & Schuster.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781476744834.  Daedalus Item Code: 41459
 
A companion volume to Shane Salerno's 2013 documentary of the same name, featured on PBS's American Masters series, this oral biography tells the story of the famously reclusive author of ... (Read More)
 
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Samuel Johnson: A Personal History
Christopher Hibbert. Foreword by Henry Hitchings.
Publisher: Palgrave.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780230614277.  Daedalus Item Code: 31988
 
In his close-up biography of the Western world's most influential literary critic, Christopher Hibbert unearths little-known anecdotes to paint Samuel Johnson's time as a schoolboy, his ... (Read More)
 
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Samuel Johnson: The Struggle
Jeffrey Meyers.
Publisher: Basic Books.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780465045716.  Daedalus Item Code: 32993
 
Ford Madox Ford declared him to be "the most tragic of all our major literary figures." Blessed with a formidable intellect and a burning passion for ideas, Samuel Johnson (1709–1784) also struggled ... (Read More)
 
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Sarah: The Life of Sarah Bernhardt
Robert Gottlieb.
Publisher: Yale.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780300141276.  Daedalus Item Code: 32729
 
Everything about Sarah Bernhardt is fascinating, from her obscure birth to her enduring fame as an actress who redefined the nature of her art—and particularly her highly public romantic life and her ... (Read More)
 
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Scott of the Antarctic: The Definitive Biography
David Crane.
Publisher: Harper.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780007450442.  Daedalus Item Code: 41310
 
Since Robert Falcon Scott's death in 1912, he has been the subject of innumerable books, some declaring him a hero, others dismissing him as an irresponsible fool. In either case, the man behind the ... (Read More)
 
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Seize the Fire: Heroism, Duty, and Nelson's Battle of Trafalgar
Adam Nicolson.
Publisher: Harper Perennial.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780060753627.  Daedalus Item Code: 14178
 
The author of God's Secretaries here uses the battle of Trafalgar to examine ideas of heroism and the heroic. Is violence a necessary aspect of the hero? And daring? Why did the cult of the ... (Read More)
 
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