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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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Louisa May Alcott: A Personal Biography
Susan Cheever.
Publisher: Simon & Schuster.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781416569923.  Daedalus Item Code: 61841
 
The author of American Bloomsbury returns to Concord, Massachusetts, for this engaging life of its most famous female writer. Louisa May Alcott never intended to write Little Women; she ... (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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The Man from Mars: Ray Palmer's Amazing Pulp Journey
Fred Nadis.
Publisher: Tarcher.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780399160547.  Daedalus Item Code: 62904
 
Meet Ray Palmer, a hustler, a trickster, and a visionary. Though diminutive—he stood at just over four feet tall—Palmer was nevertheless an indomitable force in the science fiction and supernatural ... (Read More)
 
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The Man He Became: How FDR Defied Polio to Win the Presidency
James Tobin.
Publisher: Simon & Schuster.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780743265157.  Daedalus Item Code: 62133
 
In 1921, at the age of 39, Franklin D. Roosevelt was the brightest young star in the Democratic Party. One day he was racing his children around their summer home; two days later he could not stand ... (Read More)
 
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Man in Profile: Joseph Mitchell of The New Yorker
Thomas Kunkel.
Publisher: Random House.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780375508905.  Daedalus Item Code: 63421
 
(Winner of the Sperber Prize and named one of the Best Books of 2015 by the San Francisco Chronicle and Publishers Weekly) The legendary New Yorker profile writer and ... (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 Who Knew Infinity: A Life of the Genius Ramanujan (Movie Tie-In Edition)
Robert Kanigel.
Publisher: Washington Square.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781476763491.  Daedalus Item Code: 71686
 
(Finalist for the 1991 National Book Critics Circle Award for Biography and a Los Angeles Times Book Prize; a New York Times Notable Book of the Year) In 1913, a young unschooled Indian ... (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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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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Max Perkins: Editor of Genius
A. Scott Berg.
Publisher: Berkley.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780425223376.  Daedalus Item Code: 71988
 
(Winner of the National Book Award in 1980) The talents he nurtured were known worldwide—F. Scott Fitzgerald, Ernest Hemingway, Thomas Wolfe, and numerous others—but Maxwell Perkins remained a ... (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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