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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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The Man Within My Head
Pico Iyer.
Publisher: Knopf.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780307267610.  Daedalus Item Code: 44353
 
We all carry people inside our heads—actors, leaders, writers, figures out of history or fiction—who sometimes seem closer to us than people we know; here Pico Iyer sets out to unravel the mysterious ... (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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Napoleon: A Life
Andrew Roberts.
Publisher: Viking.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780670025329.  Daedalus Item Code: 71998
 
(Winner of the LA Times Book Prize and the Grand Prix of the Fondation Napoleon) Austerlitz, Borodino, Waterloo: his battles are among the greatest in history, but Napoleon Bonaparte's ... (Read More)
 
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P.G. Wodehouse: A Life in Letters
P.G. Wodehouse. Sophie Ratcliffe, ed.
Publisher: Norton.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780393088991.  Daedalus Item Code: 54642
 
One of the funniest and most admired writers of the 20th century, the creator of Jeeves & Wooster, Psmith, and the Empress of Blandings, P.G. Wodehouse was in life a quiet, retiring man who shied ... (Read More)
 
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Penelope Fitzgerald: A Life
Hermione Lee.
Publisher: Knopf.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780385352345.  Daedalus Item Code: 71622
 
(A 2013 New York Times Best Book of the Year and the winner of the 2013 James Tait Black Memorial Prize and the 2015 Plutarch Award) Following biographies of Edith Wharton, Virginia ... (Read More)
 
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The Phantom of Fifth Avenue: The Mysterious Life and Scandalous Death of Heiress Huguette Clark
Meryl Gordon.
Publisher: Grand Central.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781455512638.  Daedalus Item Code: 64812
 
Born in 1906, Huguette Clark grew up in her family's Beaux Arts mansion in New York City and became one of the leading celebrities of her day. Her father, copper magnate William Andrews Clark, was ... (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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The Richard Burton Diaries
Chris Williams, ed.
Publisher: Yale.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780300180107.  Daedalus Item Code: 72246
 
Magnetic on stage, mesmerizing in movies, and nominated seven times for an Oscar, Richard Burton rose from humble beginnings in Wales to become Hollywood's most highly paid actor and one of England's ... (Read More)
 
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