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An Artist in Treason: The Extraordinary Double Life of General James Wilkinson
Andro Linklater.
Publisher: Walker.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780802777713.  Daedalus Item Code: 31868
 
For almost two decades, through the War of 1812, James Wilkinson was the senior general in the United States Army. He was also a spy for the Spanish secret service—a position all the more remarkable ... (Read More)
 
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Becoming Madison: The Extraordinary Origins of the Least Likely Founding Father
Michael Signer.
Publisher: PublicAffairs.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781610392952.  Daedalus Item Code: 72717
 
Positing that James Madison did much of his most enduring work before he turned 36, Michael Signer focuses here on the young Madison's feud with the popular, charismatic Patrick Henry over religious ... (Read More)
 
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Being Nixon: A Man Divided
Evan Thomas.
Publisher: Random House.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780812985412.  Daedalus Item Code: 72978
 
Seeking to create a rounded portrait of a man too often reduced to caricature, the author of Ike's Bluff and The War Lovers looks in on Richard Nixon at every phase of his life and ... (Read More)
 
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Billie Holiday: The Musician and the Myth
John Szwed.
Publisher: Viking.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780670014729.  Daedalus Item Code: 71421
 
When 18-year-old Billie Holiday stepped into Columbia studios in 1933 to record "Riffin' the Scotch" and "Your Mother's Son-in-Law," she began one of the most remarkable careers in contemporary ... (Read More)
 
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Born to Run
Bruce Springsteen.
Publisher: Simon & Schuster.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781501141522.  Daedalus Item Code: 79480
 
(A New York Times Book Review Notable Book of 2016) In 2009, Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Bruce Springsteen performed at the halftime show of Super Bowl XLIII with the E Street Band, an ... (Read More)
 
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Brief Lives: E.M. Forster
Richard Canning.
Publisher: Hesperus.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781843919162.  Daedalus Item Code: 50356
 
A century after his first novels were published, E.M. Forster (1879–1970) remains one of the most widely read authors of the 20th century, making his name with such novels as A Room with a ... (Read More)
 
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Brief Lives: Gustave Flaubert
Andrew Brown.
Publisher: Hesperus.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781843919025.  Daedalus Item Code: 50355
 
Lionized as a "writer's writer" for his meticulously crafted prose and unapologetic approach to his subject matter, Gustave Flaubert (1821–80) scandalized French society with his 1857 novel Madame ... (Read More)
 
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Brief Lives: Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Andrew Piper.
Publisher: Hesperus.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781843919100.  Daedalus Item Code: 50358
 
In this scrupulously researched study by Goethe scholar Andrew Piper, the father of German literature emerges as a polymath whose life spanned Europe's Enlightenment, and who himself exerted an ... (Read More)
 
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Brief Lives: Stendhal
Andrew Brown.
Publisher: Hesperus.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781843919131.  Daedalus Item Code: 50361
 
The French author Stendhal (1783–1842)—born Marie-Henri Beyle—is remembered today as one of the originators of the modern novel, bringing both realism and intensity to such books as The Red and ... (Read More)
 
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Brief Lives: Virginia Woolf
E.H. Wright.
Publisher: Hesperus.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781843919094.  Daedalus Item Code: 50363
 
With experimental novels including Mrs. Dalloway, To the Lighthouse, and The Waves, Virginia Woolf (1882–1941) earned her position as one of the major authors of 20th-century ... (Read More)
 
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Brief Lives: Wilkie Collins
Melisa Klimaszewski.
Publisher: Hesperus.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781843919155.  Daedalus Item Code: 50352
 
One of the most popular writers in Victorian England, Wilkie Collins (1824–89) was an innovator of detective fiction and secured his fame with sensational novels full of intricate legal plots, ... (Read More)
 
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Britten's Century: Celebrating 100 Years of Benjamin Britten
Mark Bostridge, ed. Nicholas Kenyon, intro.
Publisher: Bloomsbury.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781441177902.  Daedalus Item Code: 54606
 
In the nearly four decades since Benjamin Britten's death, appreciation for his music—particularly the opera Peter Grimes and the masterful War Requiem—has only grown, even as his ... (Read More)
 
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