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Black Fire: The True Story of the Original Tom Sawyer and the Mysterious Fires that Baptized Gold-Rush Era San Francisco
Robert Graysmith.
Publisher: Crown.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780307720566.  Daedalus Item Code: 43101
 
In this first biography of the real-life Tom Sawyer—a friend of Sam Clemens's during his brief tenure as a California newspaper reporter in the 1860s—the author of Zodiac and Auto Focus ... (Read More)
 
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The Book of Love: In Search of the Kamasutra
James McConnachie.
Publisher: Atlantic Books.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781843543732.  Daedalus Item Code: 31035
 
Notorious as a manual of sexual instruction, the Kamasutra was written in 3rd-century northern India, when erotic culture lay at the heart of an exquisite civilization. And yet, as travel ... (Read More)
 
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The Book of the Dead: Lives of the Justly Famous and the Undeservedly Obscure
John Lloyd & John Mitchinson.
Publisher: Crown.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780307716408.  Daedalus Item Code: 23496
 
A television producer of such hilarious, intelligent satire as Not the Nine O'Clock News, Spitting Image, and Blackadder, John Lloyd finds inspiration in the philosophy of ... (Read More)
 
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The Book of William: How Shakespeare's First Folio Conquered the World
Paul Collins.
Publisher: Bloomsbury.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781596911956.  Daedalus Item Code: 33167
 
A book sold for shillings in the streets of London, later whisked away to Manhattan for millions, and then stored deep within the vaults of Tokyo, William Shakespeare's First Folio of 1623 has, above ... (Read More)
 
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The Books They Gave Me: True Stories of Life, Love, and Lit
Jen Adams.
Publisher: Free Press.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781451688795.  Daedalus Item Code: 42610
 
The gift of a book becomes part of the story of your life. Perhaps it came with a note as simple as "This made me think of you," but it takes up residence in your heart and your home. A reader of ... (Read More)
 
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Brewer's Dictionary of Phrase & Fable: 18th Edition
Philip Pullman, foreword. Camilla Rockwood, ed.
Publisher: Brewer's.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780550104113.  Daedalus Item Code: 41823
 
First published in 1870 by Dr. Ebenezer Cobham Brewer, the legendary Brewer’s has been updated many times since then, and so in this 18th edition you will find Harry Potter, blog, designer ... (Read More)
 
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A Brief Guide to J.R.R. Tolkien: The Unauthorized Guide to the Author of The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings
Nigel Cawthorne.
Publisher: Running Press.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780762447411.  Daedalus Item Code: 43401
 
J.R.R. Tolkien was a bookish, pipe-smoking, bike-riding Oxford don, most comfortable at home or with his "Inkling" friends like C.S. Lewis, but found himself suddenly famous when his Lord of the ... (Read More)
 
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A Brief Guide to James Bond: How 007 Changed the World
Nigel Cawthorne.
Publisher: Running Press.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780762446285.  Daedalus Item Code: 43402
 
His creator Ian Fleming, himself no stranger to espionage, called James Bond "a pillow fantasy of an adolescent mind." Bond was the embodiment of suave, hedonistic wish-fulfillment in the gray ... (Read More)
 
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A Brief Guide to the Modern Library: The 200 Best Novels in English Since 1950
Colm Tóibín & Carmen Callil.
Publisher: Running Press.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780762442768.  Daedalus Item Code: 43405
 
In their entertaining list of what to read next, Irish PEN Award winner Colm Tóibín and publisher Carmen Callil make no distinction between literary and commercial writing; for them, there is only ... (Read More)
 
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A Brief History of Robin Hood: The True History Behind the Legend
Nigel Cawthorne.
Publisher: Running Press.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780762438518.  Daedalus Item Code: 32957
 
Who was Robin Hood? Throughout history the figures of the hooded man of Sherwood Forest and his band of outlaws have transfixed readers and viewers—but who was the real Robin Hood? The story grew out ... (Read More)
 
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A Brief History of Sherlock Holmes: The Complete Guide to the World's Most Famous Detective
Nigel Cawthorne.
Publisher: Running Press.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780762444083.  Daedalus Item Code: 42867
 
Created by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle in 1887, the most famous detective in the world appeared originally in four novels and 56 short stories. Sherlock Holmes was not the first literary detective, yet he ... (Read More)
 
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The Bullfighter Checks Her Makeup: My Encounters with Extraordinary People
Susan Orlean.
Publisher: Random House.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780375758638.  Daedalus Item Code: 42307
 
Following up Saturday Night and The Orchid Thief, longtime New Yorker staff writer Susan Orlean presented this collection of 22 pieces that she wrote for the magazine. Her ... (Read More)
 
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