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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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Country Matters: The Pleasures and Tribulations of Moving from a Big City to an Old Country Farmhouse
Michael Korda.
Publisher: Perennial.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780060957483.  Daedalus Item Code: 72743
 
When bestselling author and urban dweller Michael Korda and his wife Margaret decide to buy a beautiful but falling-down 18th-century house in upstate New York, they discover the hilarious, arduous, ... (Read More)
 
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The Criminal Conversation of Mrs Norton
Diane Atkinson.
Publisher: Arrow.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780099556480.  Daedalus Item Code: 51082
 
Married at 19 to bullying Tory lawyer George Norton, Caroline Sheridan had become a respected poet and a celebrated society beauty when she separated from her husband. He then accused her of ... (Read More)
 
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Dante: The Poet, the Political Thinker, the Man
Barbara Reynolds.
Publisher: Shoemaker & Hoard.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781593761622.  Daedalus Item Code: 72311
 
Dante is a towering figure in world literature, and yet many mysteries about his life and work persist. In this first full biography of him in more than 20 years, internationally renowned Dante ... (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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Darwin's Garden: Down House & the Origin of Species
Michael Boulter.
Publisher: Counterpoint.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781582435589.  Daedalus Item Code: 72312
 
For almost 20 years, Charles Darwin used his garden at Down House as a laboratory: In the orchard, he conducted experiments on pollination; he built a dovecote where breeding new strains of pigeons ... (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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Donatien Alphonse François de Sade
Jean-Pascal Hesse.
Publisher: Assouline.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781614282020.  Daedalus Item Code: 71921
 
Derided in his own day as a criminal, a lunatic, and a revolutionary, the Marquis de Sade (1740–1814) has for nearly a century been considered a classic author, championed by such figures as Simone ... (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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Elizabeth Bishop and The New Yorker: The Complete Correspondence
Joelle Biele, ed.
Publisher: FSG.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780374281380.  Daedalus Item Code: 33070
 
"I sort of see you surrounded with fine-tooth combs, sandpaper, nail files, pots of varnish, etc.—with heaps of used commas and semicolons handy, and little useless phrases taken out of their ... (Read More)
 
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The Explorer King: Adventure, Science, and the Great Diamond Hoax—Clarence King in the Old West
Robert Wilson.
Publisher: Shoemaker & Hoard.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781593761615.  Daedalus Item Code: 72321
 
An icon of the American West, Clarence King (1842–1901) was an astute scientist with the pluck of an explorer, making his name with thrilling tales of ascending previously unclimbed mountain peaks, ... (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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