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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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A Sense of the World: How a Blind Man Became History's Greatest Traveler
Jason Roberts.
Publisher: Harper Perennial.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780007161263.  Daedalus Item Code: 51331
(Finalist for the 2006 National Book Critics Circle Award) This biography is the story of a remarkable explorer known simply as the Blind Traveler. James Holman (1786–1857) circumnavigated the ... (Read More)
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Shakespeare: The Biography
Peter Ackroyd.
Publisher: Anchor.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781400075980.  Daedalus Item Code: 59178
A winner of the Whitbread Book Award and the Guardian Fiction Prize, and the biographer of T.S. Eliot, Charles Dickens, William Blake, Thomas More, and the city of London itself, Peter Ackroyd here ... (Read More)
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Shakespeare and the Countess: The Battle that Gave Birth to the Globe
Chris Laoutaris.
Publisher: Fig Tree.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781905490967.  Daedalus Item Code: 54257
(Shortlisted for the Biographers' Club Tony Lothian Prize; named one of the Best Books of 2014 by London's Telegraph and Observer) In his debut biography, Shakespeare Institute ... (Read More)
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Shakespeare: An Ungentle Life
Katherine Duncan-Jones.
Publisher: Bloomsbury.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781408125083.  Daedalus Item Code: 51543
First published in 2001, this substantive biography depicts Shakespeare not as a shining literary figure but rather as a man among men and a writer among writers. He lives in a congested city, where ... (Read More)
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Shakespeare: Court, Crowd and Playhouse
François Laroque. Alexandra Campbell, trans.
Publisher: Thames & Hudson.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780500300350.  Daedalus Item Code: 50248
A consummate dramatist who wove the human comedy into masterpieces that have shaped the English language to this day, Shakespeare's achievement is timeless; nevertheless he is inseparable from his ... (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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Smoke Gets in Your Eyes: And Other Lessons from the Crematory
Caitlin Doughty.
Publisher: Norton.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780393351903.  Daedalus Item Code: 59384
Though most people prefer to avoid thinking about death, Caitlin Doughty—a twenty-something mortician with a degree in medieval history and a flair for the macabre—took a job at a crematory, turning ... (Read More)
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Song Without Words: The Photographs & Diaries of Countess Sophia Tolstoy
Leah Bendavid-Val.
Publisher: National Geographic.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781426201738.  Daedalus Item Code: 53875
Married to a titan of the literary world in pre-revolutionary Russia, Sophia Tolstoy was a deeply religious and traditional woman as well as a rebellious and remarkably modern one. For 48 years she ... (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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Speak, Nabokov
Michael Maar. Ross Benjamin, trans.
Publisher: Verso.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781844674374.  Daedalus Item Code: 32058
On the eve of the posthumous publication of Vladimir Nabokov's unfinished novel The Original of Laura, Nabokov scholar Michael Maar gives us a follow-up to his brilliant critical study The ... (Read More)
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The Stars and the Stillness: A Portrait of George MacDonald
Kathy Triggs.
Publisher: Lutterworth.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780718826253.  Daedalus Item Code: 52464
Hailed in his day as the equal of Charles Dickens and Anthony Trollope, George MacDonald (1824–1905) made his mark as a poet, Christian apologist, and the author of both realistic fiction and such ... (Read More)
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