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The Red Man's Bones: George Catlin, Artist and Showman
Benita Eisler.
Publisher: Norton.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780393066166.  Daedalus Item Code: 71729
 
In this "elegant, thoughtful new biography" (Boston Globe), Benita Eisler—biographer of Lord Byron, Frédéric Chopin, George Sand, and Georgia O'Keeffe and Alfred Stieglitz together—gives us ... (Read More)
 
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The Remarkable Education of John Quincy Adams
Phyllis Lee Levin.
Publisher: Palgrave.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781137279620.  Daedalus Item Code: 71574
 
A patriot by birth, the first son of John and Abigail Adams, John Quincy Adams (1767–1848) was virtually foreordained for public life. Here the author of Abigail Adams chronicles our sixth ... (Read More)
 
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Rose Kennedy: The Life and Times of a Political Matriarch
Barbara A. Perry.
Publisher: Norton.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780393068955.  Daedalus Item Code: 71730
 
In this close portrait of a private woman who became a political legend, presidential historian Barbara Perry captures Rose Kennedy's essential contributions to the Kennedy dynasty, unearthing the ... (Read More)
 
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Saints
Scot Bower. Linda Baker Smith, illus.
Publisher: Lion.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780745953472.  Daedalus Item Code: 60451
 
Telling stories of heroism and humility, adventure and servitude, from the time of the early church fathers through the mid-13th century, this beautifully printed and illustrated book combines an ... (Read More)
 
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Selected Letters
D.H. Lawrence. James T. Boulton, ed.
Publisher: Oneworld.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781847490490.  Daedalus Item Code: 53409
 
Writing to aristocrats, fellow authors, painters, publishers, and others from the intelligentsia—and with equal concern to his sisters, a childhood friend suffering from tuberculosis, a post office ... (Read More)
 
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Selim Aga: A Slave's Odyssey
James McCarthy. James Robertson, foreword.
Publisher: Luath.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781905222179.  Daedalus Item Code: 70106
 
Born around 1827, Selim Aga was eight years old when he was abducted from the Nuba Mountains of Sudan, sold into slavery, and auctioned to the highest bidder 2,000 miles away in Egypt. He was killed ... (Read More)
 
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So, Anyway...
John Cleese.
Publisher: Crown.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780385348249.  Daedalus Item Code: 70699
 
The preternaturally storklike John Cleese was just days away from graduating from Cambridge and setting off on a law career when he was visited by two BBC executives, who offered him a job writing ... (Read More)
 
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Spinster: Making a Life of One's Own
Kate Bolick.
Publisher: Broadway.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780385347150.  Daedalus Item Code: 79116
 
(A 2016 New York Times Book Review Notable Book of the Year) "Whom to marry, and when will it happen—these two questions define every woman's existence." So begins this revelatory and ... (Read More)
 
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Strange Glory: A Life of Dietrich Bonhoeffer
Charles Marsh.
Publisher: Knopf.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780307269812.  Daedalus Item Code: 71693
 
In the decades since Dietrich Bonhoeffer's execution by the Nazis in 1945, the German pastor, theologian, and anti-Hitler conspirator has become one of the most widely read and inspiring Christian ... (Read More)
 
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Strindberg: A Life
Sue Prideaux.
Publisher: Yale.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780300136937.  Daedalus Item Code: 51994
 
(Winner of the 2012 Duff Cooper Prize and a finalist for the Samuel Johnson Prize) The author of the James Tait Black Memorial Prize winner Edvard Munch: Behind the Scream here gives us ... (Read More)
 
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Sydney and Violet: Their Life with T.S. Eliot, Proust, Joyce, and the Excruciatingly Irascible Wyndham Lewis
Stephen Klaidman.
Publisher: Nan A. Talese.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780385534093.  Daedalus Item Code: 53395
 
Even the most brilliant writer is nothing without the right reader. To many of the most creative minds in pre–World War II Britain, those readers included Sydney and Violet Schiff. Sydney, himself a ... (Read More)
 
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Sylvia, Queen of the Headhunters: An Eccentric Englishwoman and Her Lost Kingdom
Philip Eade.
Publisher: Picador.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781250045898.  Daedalus Item Code: 71808
 
One of the more outrageous figures of the 20th century, Sylvia Brooke—the Ranee of Sarawak—was the wife of Sir Vyner Brooke, the last White Rajah, whose family had ruled that jungle kingdom on Borneo ... (Read More)
 
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