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The Lost Carving: A Journey to the Heart of Making
David Esterly.
Publisher: Penguin.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780143124412.  Daedalus Item Code: 49101
 
Awestruck at the sight of Grinling Gibbons's 300-year-old carved woodwork in a London church, David Esterly chose to dedicate his life to ornamental woodcarving—its physical rhythms, intricate ... (Read More)
 
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Louis Agassiz: Creator of American Science
Christoph Irmscher.
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780547577678.  Daedalus Item Code: 51811
 
During an 1846 lecture tour in Boston, Swiss biologist Louis Agassiz decided to stay, eventually becoming the best-known American scientist of his era. Renowned for his pioneering studies of the ice ... (Read More)
 
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Louisa May Alcott: The Woman Behind Little Women
Harriet Reisen.
Publisher: Picador.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780312658878.  Daedalus Item Code: 42468
 
In her vivid, energetic account of the life of Louisa May Alcott, PBS and HBO television documentarian Harriet Reisen portrays a writer as worthy of interest in her own right as her most famous ... (Read More)
 
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The Love & Wars of Lina Prokofiev
Simon Morrison.
Publisher: Harvill Secker.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781846557316.  Daedalus Item Code: 50892
 
In the winter of 1948, Lina Prokofiev—the wife of composer Serge Prokofiev—was alone in her Moscow apartment one night when the telephone rang. The caller insisted that she come downstairs to collect ... (Read More)
 
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Love Song: The Lives of Kurt Weill and Lotte Lenya
Ethan Mordden.
Publisher: St. Martin's.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780312676575.  Daedalus Item Code: 43008
 
The preeminent historian of Broadway, Ethan Mordden here gives us the romantic and creative partnership of Kurt Weill and Lotte Lenya, chronicling their entwined careers against the background of the ... (Read More)
 
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Love and Capital: Karl and Jenny Marx and the Birth of a Revolution
Mary Gabriel.
Publisher: Back Bay.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780316066129.  Daedalus Item Code: 29451
 
(Finalist for the 2011 National Book Award, the Pulitzer Prize, and the National Book Critics Circle Award; Named One of the Year's Best Nonfiction Books by the Washington Post, Boston ... (Read More)
 
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Mad World: Evelyn Waugh and the Secrets of Brideshead
Paula Byrne.
Publisher: Harper Perennial.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780060881306.  Daedalus Item Code: 51053
 
This is a terrifically engaging and original biography about one of England's greatest novelists and the glamorous, eccentric, debauched, and ultimately tragic family that provided him with the most ... (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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Marc Blitzstein: His Life, His Work, His World
Howard Pollack.
Publisher: Oxford.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780199791590.  Daedalus Item Code: 43600
 
A composer and lyricist of enormous innovation and influence, Marc Blitzstein remains one of the most versatile and fascinating figures in the history of American music. A prominent leftist who was ... (Read More)
 
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Marmee & Louisa: The Untold Story of Louisa May Alcott and Her Mother
Eve LaPlante.
Publisher: Simon & Schuster.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781451620672.  Daedalus Item Code: 44155
 
(One of NPR's Top Ten Books of 2012 and an Indie Next Great Read) Since Louisa May Alcott's Little Women first appeared nearly 150 years ago, Jo March and her calm, stalwart "Marmee" ... (Read More)
 
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