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M Train
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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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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P.G. Wodehouse: A Life in Letters
P.G. Wodehouse. Sophie Ratcliffe, ed.
Publisher: Arrow.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780099514794.  Daedalus Item Code: 52406
 
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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Philip Johnson and His Mischief: Appropriation in Art and Architecture
Christian Bjone.
Publisher: Images Publishing Group.   Format: flexi-binding.
ISBN: 9781864705249.  Daedalus Item Code: 61142
 
It is not far wrong to characterize postmodernist architect Philip Johnson as the Andy Warhol of architecture, as this lucid monograph makes clear. In the world of modern art, the idea of ... (Read More)
 
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Pinkerton's Great Detective: The Rough-and-Tumble Career of James McParland, America's Sherlock Holmes
Beau Riffenburgh.
Publisher: Penguin.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780143126072.  Daedalus Item Code: 63731
 
The operatives of the Pinkerton National Detective Agency were renowned for their subterfuge, infiltration, and investigation—none more so than James McParland, whose reputation mirrored the agency's ... (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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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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