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Chaucer: Brief Lives
Peter Ackroyd.
 
Publisher: Vintage
Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780099287483
Daedalus Item Code: 73157
 
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Rage for Fame: The Ascent of Clare Boothe Luce
Sylvia Jukes Morris.
 
Publisher: Random House
Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780812992496
Daedalus Item Code: 73016
 
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Being Nixon: A Man Divided
Evan Thomas.
Publisher: Random House.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780812985412.  Daedalus Item Code: 72978
 
Seeking to create a rounded portrait of a man too often reduced to caricature, the author of Ike's Bluff and The War Lovers looks in on Richard Nixon at every phase of his life and ... (Read More)
 
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Darling Monster: The Letters of Lady Diana Cooper to Her Son John Julius Norwich 1939–1952
Diana Cooper. John Julius Norwich, ed.
Publisher: Overlook.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781468310184.  Daedalus Item Code: 72815
 
Aristocrat, socialite, and actress—also one of the most beautiful women of her era—Lady Diana Cooper was a towering figure in British life during the first half of the 20th century, one half of a ... (Read More)
 
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Goddess of Love Incarnate: The Life of Stripteuse Lili St. Cyr
Leslie Zemeckis.
Publisher: Counterpoint.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781619025684.  Daedalus Item Code: 72324
 
Before there was Marilyn Monroe, there was Lili St. Cyr (1918–99), a blonde bombshell who became rich and famous for taking it all off. As Leslie Zemeckis recounts in this biography—which includes ... (Read More)
 
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Marcel Proust: Overlook Illustrated Lives
Mary Ann Caws.
Publisher: Overlook.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781585674053.  Daedalus Item Code: 72805
 
In the 95 years since his death, Marcel Proust has too often been stereotyped as a reclusive invalid who churned out novels from the comfort of his bed. Taking a more nuanced view, here the ... (Read More)
 
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Samuel Beckett: Overlook Illustrated Lives
Gerry Dukes.
Publisher: Overlook.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781585672660.  Daedalus Item Code: 72803
 
Achieving lasting fame with the 1953 play Waiting for Godot and his winning of the Nobel Prize for Literature, enigmatic, Irish-born Samuel Beckett was uncomfortable in the limelight. In ... (Read More)
 
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The Chicken Chronicles: Sitting with the Angels Who Have Returned with My Memories: Glorious, Rufus, Gertrude Stein, Splendor, Hortensia, Agnes of God, the Gladyses, and Babe: A Memoir
Alice Walker.
Publisher: New Press.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781595587749.  Daedalus Item Code: 73307
 
In this offbeat, compassionate, "eccentrically inspirational" (Kirkus Reviews) memoir, the Pulitzer Prize–winning author of The Color Purple shares her experiences raising and caring ... (Read More)
 
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Charlotte Mew and Her Friends
Penelope Fitzgerald. Michèle Roberts, intro.
Publisher: Fourth Estate.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780007142743.  Daedalus Item Code: 73125
 
Part of a new wave of fashionable female dandies, Charlotte Mew (1869–1928) was an enchanting and spirited personality, but behind the brave face was a life riddled with grief: a family plagued by ... (Read More)
 
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Jim Henson: The Biography
Brian Jay Jones.
Publisher: Ballantine.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780345526120.  Daedalus Item Code: 73000
 
Known as a gentle dreamer who preferred to let his Muppet creations take the spotlight, Jim Henson (1936–90) was also a savvy dealmaker who earned a reputation as "the new Walt Disney"; his bearded ... (Read More)
 
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Rockin' the Boat: 50 Iconic Revolutionaries — From Joan of Arc to Malcom X
Jeff Fleischer.
Publisher: Zest Books.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781936976744.  Daedalus Item Code: 72785
 
We love to root for the underdogs, whether they are standing against mighty empires or firmly entrenched ideas. Each of these 50 short profiles is packed with facts, enlivened with a dash of cheeky ... (Read More)
 
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Becoming Madison: The Extraordinary Origins of the Least Likely Founding Father
Michael Signer.
Publisher: PublicAffairs.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781610392952.  Daedalus Item Code: 72717
 
Positing that James Madison did much of his most enduring work before he turned 36, Michael Signer focuses here on the young Madison's feud with the popular, charismatic Patrick Henry over religious ... (Read More)
 
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