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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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Miles: The Autobiography
Miles Davis & Quincy Troupe.
Publisher: Picador.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781447218371.  Daedalus Item Code: 70122
 
(American Book Award Winner) "Listen. The greatest feeling I ever had in my life—with my clothes on—was when I first heard Diz and Bird back in 1944. I've come close to matching the feeling of ... (Read More)
 
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Mockingbird: A Portrait of Harper Lee, from Scout to Go Set a Watchman
Charles J. Shields.
Publisher: Henry Holt.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781250115836.  Daedalus Item Code: 72422
 
To Kill a Mockingbird—the 20th century's most widely read American novel—has sold 30 million copies and still sells a million every year. In this in-depth biography, first published in 2006, ... (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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Patti Smith.
Publisher: Vintage.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781101910160.  Daedalus Item Code: 69245
 
The legendary poet, performer, and eternal bohemian (she has been awarded the title of Commandeur des Arts et des Lettres, the highest honor given to an artist by the French Republic), Patti Smith ... (Read More)
 
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My Journey with Maya
Tavis Smiley, with David Ritz.
Publisher: Little, Brown.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780316341752.  Daedalus Item Code: 71567
 
Political commentator and talk show host Tavis Smiley here recalls his joyful three-decade friendship with Maya Angelou, which began in 1985 when Smiley, just 21, was invited to join the revered ... (Read More)
 
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My Life in Middlemarch
Rebecca Mead.
Publisher: Crown.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780307984760.  Daedalus Item Code: 64374
 
(A New York Times Book Review Editor's Choice and a Library Journal Best Book of 2014) New Yorker writer Rebecca Mead was a young woman in an English coastal town when she ... (Read More)
 
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Naked in the Marketplace: The Lives of George Sand
Benita Eisler.
Publisher: Counterpoint.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781582433813.  Daedalus Item Code: 72340
 
"The startling title of this cinematic portrait of French writer George Sand is lifted from a remark by her polar opposite, Henry James, who was both appalled by Sand's very public affair with the ... (Read More)
 
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Not Quite Nirvana: A Skeptic's Journey to Mindfulness
Rachel Neumann. Thich Nhat Hanh, intro.
Publisher: Parallax.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781937006235.  Daedalus Item Code: 70756
 
This funny and incisive memoir from writer and activist Rachel Neumann tells how a skeptical, fast-talking New Yorker became the personal editor for Zen master Thich Nhat Hanh and—slowly and ... (Read More)
 
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On Aristotle: Saving Politics from Philosophy
Alan Ryan.
Publisher: Liveright.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780871407061.  Daedalus Item Code: 64019
 
The author of On Politics as well as biographies of John Dewey and Bertrand Russell, political theorist Alan Ryan here offers an essential and accessible introduction to Plato's most famous ... (Read More)
 
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