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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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Finding Beauty in a Broken World
Terry Tempest Williams.
Publisher: Vintage.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780375725197.  Daedalus Item Code: 72990
 
"Shards of glass can cut and wound or magnify a vision," Terry Tempest Williams tells us in this creative 2009 memoir. "Mosaic celebrates brokenness and the beauty of being brought together." Ranging ... (Read More)
 
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The First Well: A Bethlehem Boyhood
Jabra Ibrahim Jabra. Mohammad Shaheen, foreword. Issa J. Boullata, trans.
Publisher: Hesperus.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781843913719.  Daedalus Item Code: 53699
 
As a child in British Mandate Palestine, poet and translator Jabra Ibrahim Jabra (1920–94) enjoyed proximity to a rich confluence of cultures in Bethlehem and Jerusalem. In this 1987 memoir, Jabra ... (Read More)
 
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Gandhi Before India
Ramachandra Guha.
Publisher: Knopf.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780385532297.  Daedalus Item Code: 63399
 
Although we tend to visualize Mohandas Gandhi in his old age—a peaceful sage leading India on its path toward its independence—many of his ideas and tactics were developed much earlier during his ... (Read More)
 
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George Orwell: A Life in Letters
George Orwell. Peter Davison, ed.
Publisher: Liveright.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780871404626.  Daedalus Item Code: 71743
 
From his school days to his tragic early death in 1950, George Orwell chronicled the events of his turbulent life in a profusion of powerful letters, which form the autobiography he never wrote. ... (Read More)
 
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Gandhi Before India
Ramachandra Guha.
Publisher: Allen Lane.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781846142666.  Daedalus Item Code: 52938
 
Although we tend to visualize Mohandas Gandhi in his old age—a peaceful sage leading India on its path toward its independence—many of his ideas and tactics were developed much earlier during his ... (Read More)
 
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Giuseppe Verdi: Pocket Giants
Daniel Snowman.
Publisher: History Press.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780752493251.  Daedalus Item Code: 63080
 
Deemed the Shakespeare of opera, Giuseppe Verdi (1813–1901)—the composer of Rigoletto, Il Trovatore, La Traviata, and Aida, as well as Otello and Falstaff—is ... (Read More)
 
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The Glass Castle: A Memoir (Movie Tie-In Edition)
Jeannette Walls.
Publisher: Scribner.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781501171581.  Daedalus Item Code: 79424
 
(Winner of the 2006 Christopher and Alex Awards and a 2005 New York Times Notable Book of the Year) In this "spare and lovely memoir [whose] power stems from its childlike perspective ... (Read More)
 
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Good Grief!: Life in a Tiny Vermont Village
Ellen Stimson.
Publisher: Countryman.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781581572551.  Daedalus Item Code: 71752
 
Following her hilarious book Mud Season (in which she told the story of that fateful day when she and her husband, having had such a wonderful time vacationing in Vermont, wondered aloud what ... (Read More)
 
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Good Hunting: An American Spymaster's Story
Jack Devine & Vernon Loeb.
Publisher: Sarah Crichton Books.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780374130329.  Daedalus Item Code: 72644
 
Once the CIA's top spymaster, Jack Devine ran Operation Cyclone (a.k.a. "Charlie Wilson's War") in Afghanistan, supplying the mujahedeen with anti-aircraft missiles during their war with the Soviets. ... (Read More)
 
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The Great Charles Dickens Scandal
Michael Slater.
Publisher: Yale.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780300112191.  Daedalus Item Code: 51988
 
Charles Dickens was regarded as the great proponent of hearth and home in Victorian Britain, though in 1858 this image was nearly shattered by the breakup of his marriage and rumors of a scandalous ... (Read More)
 
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Great Expectations: The Sons and Daughters of Charles Dickens
Robert Gottlieb.
Publisher: Picador.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781250039460.  Daedalus Item Code: 54510
 
Famous for the indelible child characters he created, from Little Nell and Oliver Twist to David Copperfield, Charles Dickens was himself the father of ten children (and a possible 11th). Robert ... (Read More)
 
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