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Al Franken, Giant of the Senate
Al Franken.
Publisher: Twelve.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781455540419.  Daedalus Item Code: 79499
 
From Senator Al Franken comes the story of an award-winning comedian who decided to run for office and then discovered why award-winning comedians tend not to do that. Following an unlikely 2008 ... (Read More)
 
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Animal, Vegetable, Miracle: A Year of Food Life: Tenth Anniversary Edition
Barbara Kingsolver, with Steven L. Hopp, Camille Kingsolver & Lily Hopp Kingsolver.
Publisher: Harper Perennial.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780062653055.  Daedalus Item Code: 79175
 
(Winner of a 2008 James Beard Award for Best Food Writing and a Book Sense Book of the Year) In a memoir full of her renowned candor and pluck, Barbara Kingsolver tells how she and her family ... (Read More)
 
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Being a Beast: Adventures Across the Species Divide
Charles Foster.
Publisher: Picador.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781250132215.  Daedalus Item Code: 79050
 
A qualified veterinarian and a practicing barrister who teaches medical law and ethics (and writing previously on travel, evolutionary biology, natural history, anthropology, and philosophy), Charles ... (Read More)
 
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Between the World and Me
Ta-Nehisi Coates.
Publisher: Spiegel & Grau.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780812993547.  Daedalus Item Code: 79029
 
(Winner of the 2015 National Book Award for Nonfiction and one of the New York Times's 10 Best Books of the Year) The author of The Beautiful Struggle and winner of the National ... (Read More)
 
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Chaucer's Tale: 1386 and the Road to Canterbury
Paul Strohm.
Publisher: Viking.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780670026432.  Daedalus Item Code: 71580
 
The Canterbury Tales remains a founding text of English literature, yet it only came about because Geoffrey Chaucer was all but ruined. In the politically and economically fraught London of ... (Read More)
 
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Collected Nonfiction, Vol. 1: Selections from the Autobiography, Letters, Essays, and Speeches
Mark Twain. Adam Hochschild, intro.
Publisher: Everyman's Library.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781101907702.  Daedalus Item Code: 69409
 
Whether crossing the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans or blazing through Europe and the Americas, Mark Twain turned his wit, candor, and acerbic sarcasm on all his experiences. Along with scores of ... (Read More)
 
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Collected Nonfiction, Vol. 2: Selections from the Memoirs and Travel Writings
Mark Twain. Richard Russo, intro.
Publisher: Everyman's Library.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781101907726.  Daedalus Item Code: 69407
 
In this second volume of a two-volume set, Mark Twain's playful exuberance and storytelling gifts are on full display as he regales readers with real-life adventures, from his stint as a fledgling ... (Read More)
 
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Diaries
George Orwell. Christopher Hitchens, intro. Peter Davison, ed.
Publisher: Liveright.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780871406644.  Daedalus Item Code: 71741
 
Written as individual books throughout his career, the 11 surviving diaries collected here record George Orwell's youthful travels among miners and itinerant laborers, the rise of totalitarianism, ... (Read More)
 
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Einstein: His Life and Universe
Walter Isaacson.
Publisher: Simon & Schuster.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781501171383.  Daedalus Item Code: 79488
 
The biographer of Benjamin Franklin, Henry Kissinger, and Steve Jobs here argues that the intellect that distinguished Albert Einstein's science sprang from the rebellious nature of his personality. ... (Read More)
 
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Find a Way
Diana Nyad.
Publisher: Knopf.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780385353618.  Daedalus Item Code: 72000
 
On September 2, 2013, at the age of 64, Diana Nyad emerged onto the sands of Key West after swimming 111 miles—from Cuba to Florida—in 53 hours, completing an epic feat of both endurance and human ... (Read More)
 
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Genius in the Shadows: A Biography of Leo Szilard, the Man Behind the Bomb
William Lanouette. Bela Silard, contributor. Jonas Salk, foreword.
Publisher: Skyhorse.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781626363786.  Daedalus Item Code: 33659
 
(A 1993 New York Times Book Review Notable Book of the Year) Virtually forgotten outside of the world of atomic physics, Leo Szilard has long been overshadowed by figures like Albert ... (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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