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Henry James: Overlook Illustrated Lives
Mary Ann Caws.
Publisher: Overlook.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781585675432.  Daedalus Item Code: 72804
 
An intensely visual writer, Henry James recorded in his notebooks the observation that, "The scenic method is my absolute, my imperative, my salvation." This concise illustrated biography by the ... (Read More)
 
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Jefferson's Shadow: The Story of His Science
Keith Thomson.
Publisher: Yale.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780300205930.  Daedalus Item Code: 62777
 
Although Thomas Jefferson's boundless curiosity has often been noted, here Keith Thomson goes further to suggest that science was a decisive influence on the third president's views on politics, ... (Read More)
 
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Joseph Anton: A Memoir
Salman Rushdie.
Publisher: Random House.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780812992786.  Daedalus Item Code: 41062
 
(Named one of the Best Books of 2012 by London's Economist, the San Francisco Chronicle, the Seattle Times, the Kansas City Star, and Newsweek) The author of ... (Read More)
 
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Just One Catch: A Biography of Joseph Heller
Tracy Daugherty.
Publisher: Palgrave.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780312596859.  Daedalus Item Code: 33185
 
Joseph Heller was a Coney Island kid, the son of Russian immigrants, whose experience flying WWII bombing missions over France would become the inspiration for Catch-22 ("The only war novel ... (Read More)
 
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Kathleen and Christopher: Christopher Isherwood's Letters to His Mother
Lisa Colletta, ed.
Publisher: Minnesota.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780816645800.  Daedalus Item Code: 63634
 
Opening a window into an enigmatic period in Christopher Isherwood's life, this book collects more than a hundred previously unpublished letters that he wrote to his mother Kathleen between 1935 and ... (Read More)
 
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Lady Bird and Lyndon: The Hidden Story of a Marriage that Made a President
Betty Boyd Caroli.
Publisher: Simon & Schuster.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781439191224.  Daedalus Item Code: 64137
 
The conventional story goes that Lyndon Johnson married Lady Bird for her money and demeaned her by his many affairs, and that her only legacy was protecting the nation's wildflowers. But here the ... (Read More)
 
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Letters to Poseidon
Cees Nooteboom.
Publisher: Maclehose Press.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781623659141.  Daedalus Item Code: 63113
 
As autumn falls each year, Goethe Prize–winning Dutch novelist, poet, and travel writer Cees Nooteboom writes Poseidon a letter requesting permission to return to his home in Minorca the following ... (Read More)
 
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Lincoln Unbound: How an Ambitious Young Railsplitter Saved the American Dream—and How We Can Do It Again
Rich Lowry.
Publisher: Broadside Books.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780062123787.  Daedalus Item Code: 44350
 
In a thoughtful mix of history and politics, this book traces Abraham Lincoln's climb from the backwoods to the White House and calls for a renewal of the Lincoln ethic of relentless striving. ... (Read More)
 
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Louis Agassiz: Creator of American Science
Christoph Irmscher.
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780547577678.  Daedalus Item Code: 52615
 
During an 1846 lecture tour in Boston, Swiss biologist Louis Agassiz decided to stay, eventually becoming the best-known American scientist of his era. Renowned for his pioneering studies of the ice ... (Read More)
 
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Love and Lies: An Essay on Truthfulness, Deceit, and the Growth and Care of Erotic Love
Clancy Martin.
Publisher: FSG.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780374281069.  Daedalus Item Code: 70050
 
Wondering if it is possible to love well without lying, philosopher Clancy Martin explores the question in this provocative and unsettling look at the nature of love and deception. At least since the ... (Read More)
 
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Machado de Assis: A Literary Life
K. David Jackson.
Publisher: Yale.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780300180824.  Daedalus Item Code: 72221
 
Susan Sontag hailed him as "the greatest writer ever produced in Latin America" and Allen Ginsberg deemed him "another Kafka," while Philip Roth noted that "like Beckett, he is ironic about ... (Read More)
 
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A Man of Misconceptions: The Life of an Eccentric in an Age of Change
John Glassie.
Publisher: Riverhead.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781594488719.  Daedalus Item Code: 43117
 
(A Scientific American Best Science Book of 2012 and a New York Times Book Review "Editor's Choice") The interests of 17th-century priest-scientist Athanasius Kircher knew no ... (Read More)
 
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