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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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Maverick Genius: The Pioneering Odyssey of Freeman Dyson
Phillip F. Schewe.
Publisher: Thomas Dunne.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781250042569.  Daedalus Item Code: 71537
 
Scientist, innovator, rebel—for decades, Freeman Dyson has been regarded as one of the world's most important thinkers. ("In the range of his genius, Freeman Dyson is heir to Einstein—a visionary who ... (Read More)
 
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Memoirs of Joseph Grimaldi
Charles Dickens. Richard Findlater, afterword.
Publisher: Pushkin Press.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781901285949.  Daedalus Item Code: 52941
 
In 1837, the 25-year-old Charles Dickens was asked to rewrite the memoirs of the world-renowned clown and pantomime Joseph Grimaldi, presented here in a handsome, pocket-sized edition. Born to a ... (Read More)
 
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Mrs Robinson's Disgrace: The Private Diary of a Victorian Lady
Kate Summerscale.
Publisher: Bloomsbury.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781408831243.  Daedalus Item Code: 64463
 
Headstrong, high-spirited, and already widowed, Isabella Walker became Mrs. Henry Robinson at age 31 in 1844. Henry was a successful civil engineer, and moved Isabella and their two sons to Edinburgh ... (Read More)
 
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'Paddington' Pollaky Private Detective: The Mysterious Life and Times of the Real Sherlock Holmes
Bryan Kesselman.
Publisher: History Press.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780750959742.  Daedalus Item Code: 73287
 
A Victorian super-sleuth and domestic spy, Ignatius "Paddington" Pollaky (1828–1918) was gifted with an instinct for being in the right place at the right time. In this biography, Bryan Kesselman ... (Read More)
 
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The Play of the Eyes
Elias Canetti.
Publisher: Granta.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781847083555.  Daedalus Item Code: 53089
 
This third memoir from Nobel Prize winner Elias Canetti (1905–94) is set in Vienna between 1931 and 1937, years when Hitler's rise to power—already clear to anyone with eyes to see—was approaching ... (Read More)
 
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Poetic Lives: Keats
Robert Mighall.
Publisher: Hesperus.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781843913023.  Daedalus Item Code: 50397
 
One of the leading figures of the English Romantic movement, John Keats (1795–1821) is chiefly remembered for his immortal odes, with such works as "Ode to a Nightingale," "To Autumn," and "Ode on a ... (Read More)
 
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The Poets' Daughters: Dora Wordsworth and Sara Coleridge
Katie Waldegrave.
Publisher: Windmill Books.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780099537342.  Daedalus Item Code: 62965
 
Dora Wordsworth and Sara Coleridge were lifelong friends. They were also the daughters of poetic geniuses and best friends William Wordsworth and Samuel Taylor Coleridge, who ushered in Romanticism ... (Read More)
 
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Rage for Fame: The Ascent of Clare Boothe Luce
Sylvia Jukes Morris.
Publisher: Random House.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780812992496.  Daedalus Item Code: 73016
 
Born in 1903 in New York's Spanish Harlem, Clare Booth Luce had nothing to recommend her but beauty, ferocious intelligence, and dry wit; she wrote three Broadway hits and married millionaire Henry ... (Read More)
 
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Rockin' the Boat: 50 Iconic Revolutionaries — From Joan of Arc to Malcom X
Jeff Fleischer.
Publisher: Zest Books.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781936976744.  Daedalus Item Code: 72785
 
We love to root for the underdogs, whether they are standing against mighty empires or firmly entrenched ideas. Each of these 50 short profiles is packed with facts, enlivened with a dash of cheeky ... (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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