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George Kennan: A Writing Life
Lee Congdon.
Publisher: ISI Books.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781933859712.  Daedalus Item Code: 31151
There were two George Kennans, posits history professor Lee Congdon: the first was a diplomat and ambassador to the Soviet Union and Yugoslavia, a tough political realist who gained fame as the ... (Read More)
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George Washington: Gentleman Warrior
Stephen Brumwell.
Publisher: Quercus.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781623658458.  Daedalus Item Code: 63131
(Winner of the 2013 George Washington Book Prize) This vivid recounting of the formative years and military career of George Washington follows his journey from brutal border skirmishes with ... (Read More)
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Gandhi Before India
Ramachandra Guha.
Publisher: Allen Lane.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781846142666.  Daedalus Item Code: 52938
Although we tend to visualize Mohandas Gandhi in his old age—a peaceful sage leading India on its path toward its independence—many of his ideas and tactics were developed much earlier during his ... (Read More)
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Giuseppe Verdi: Pocket Giants
Daniel Snowman.
Publisher: History Press.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780752493251.  Daedalus Item Code: 63080
Deemed the Shakespeare of opera, Giuseppe Verdi (1813–1901)—the composer of Rigoletto, Il Trovatore, La Traviata, and Aida, as well as Otello and Falstaff—is ... (Read More)
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Gonzo: A Graphic Biography of Hunter S. Thompson
Will Bingley & Anthony Hope-Smith. Alan Rinzler, foreword.
Publisher: Abrams ComicArts.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781419702426.  Daedalus Item Code: 61776
Over the course of Hunter S. Thompson's extraordinary life he was publicly branded a bum, a vandal, a thief, a liar, an addict, a freak, and a psychopath. Some of which were true. Yet even when ... (Read More)
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Grant's Final Victory: Ulysses S. Grant's Heroic Last Year
Charles Bracelen Flood.
Publisher: DaCapo.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780306820281.  Daedalus Item Code: 51779
Shortly after losing all of his wealth in an 1884 swindle, Ulysses S. Grant learned that he had terminal throat and mouth cancer. To protect his family from financial hardship, a determined Grant ... (Read More)
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The Great Charles Dickens Scandal
Michael Slater.
Publisher: Yale.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780300112191.  Daedalus Item Code: 51988
Charles Dickens was regarded as the great proponent of hearth and home in Victorian Britain, though in 1858 this image was nearly shattered by the breakup of his marriage and rumors of a scandalous ... (Read More)
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Great Expectations: The Sons and Daughters of Charles Dickens
Robert Gottlieb.
Publisher: Picador.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781250039460.  Daedalus Item Code: 54510
Famous for the indelible child characters he created, from Little Nell and Oliver Twist to David Copperfield, Charles Dickens was himself the father of ten children (and a possible 11th). Robert ... (Read More)
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H.G. Wells: Another Kind of Life
Michael Sherborne. Christopher Priest, foreword.
Publisher: Peter Owen.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780720613919.  Daedalus Item Code: 62994
When Herbert George Wells left school in 1880 at 13 he seemed destined for obscurity, yet he became one of the most famous writers in the world. He established the science fiction genre with such ... (Read More)
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Hans Christian Andersen: European Witness
Paul Binding.
Publisher: Yale.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780300169232.  Daedalus Item Code: 62700
He is best known as a writer of fairy tales—indeed, the Hans Christian Andersen Award is the most prestigious international children's book award, the so-called "Nobel Prize for Children's ... (Read More)
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Hans Christian Ørsted: Reading Nature's Mind
Dan Ch. Christensen.
Publisher: Oxford.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780199669264.  Daedalus Item Code: 51803
Though his name is little known here, Danish scientist Hans Christian Ørsted (1777–1851) was instrumental to modern physics and technology. He brought Kant's metaphysics to fruition, and his 1820 ... (Read More)
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The Heart of a Woman
Maya Angelou.
Publisher: Random House.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780812980325.  Daedalus Item Code: 49418
In this fourth memoir, covering the late 1950s and early 60s, Maya Angelou leaves California with her son Guy for New York City. There she enters the society of black artists and writers, reads her ... (Read More)
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