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Franz Kafka: Overlook Illustrated Lives
Jeremy Adler.
Publisher: Overlook.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781585672677.  Daedalus Item Code: 73922
 
Franz Kafka's name has become synonymous with the dark side of modernity. Born into a Jewish family in Prague in 1883, Kafka grew up amidst the social and political turmoil of the turn of the 20th ... (Read More)
 
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Genius in the Shadows: A Biography of Leo Szilard, the Man Behind the Bomb
William Lanouette. Bela Silard, contributor. Jonas Salk, foreword.
Publisher: Skyhorse.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781626363786.  Daedalus Item Code: 33659
 
(A 1993 New York Times Book Review Notable Book of the Year) Virtually forgotten outside of the world of atomic physics, Leo Szilard has long been overshadowed by figures like Albert ... (Read More)
 
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George Devey: Architect: 1820–1886
Jill Allibone.
Publisher: Lutterworth.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780718827854.  Daedalus Item Code: 52451
 
A major contributor to the British vernacular architecture revival of the 1860s, George Devey is best remembered for the country houses and estates he designed for the Rothschild family. Featuring ... (Read More)
 
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George Kennan: A Writing Life
Lee Congdon.
Publisher: ISI Books.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781933859712.  Daedalus Item Code: 31151
 
There were two George Kennans, posits history professor Lee Congdon: the first was a diplomat and ambassador to the Soviet Union and Yugoslavia, a tough political realist who gained fame as the ... (Read More)
 
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Gandhi Before India
Ramachandra Guha.
Publisher: Allen Lane.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781846142666.  Daedalus Item Code: 52938
 
Although we tend to visualize Mohandas Gandhi in his old age—a peaceful sage leading India on its path toward its independence—many of his ideas and tactics were developed much earlier during his ... (Read More)
 
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Giuseppe Verdi: Pocket Giants
Daniel Snowman.
Publisher: History Press.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780752493251.  Daedalus Item Code: 63080
 
Deemed the Shakespeare of opera, Giuseppe Verdi (1813–1901)—the composer of Rigoletto, Il Trovatore, La Traviata, and Aida, as well as Otello and Falstaff—is ... (Read More)
 
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The Glass Castle: A Memoir (Movie Tie-In Edition)
Jeannette Walls.
Publisher: Scribner.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781501171581.  Daedalus Item Code: 79424
 
(Winner of the 2006 Christopher and Alex Awards and a 2005 New York Times Notable Book of the Year) In this "spare and lovely memoir [whose] power stems from its childlike perspective ... (Read More)
 
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The Goddess Pose: The Audacious Life of Indra Devi, the Woman Who Helped Bring Yoga to the West
Michelle Goldberg.
Publisher: Knopf.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780307593511.  Daedalus Item Code: 73564
 
When Russian aristocrat Eugenie Peterson was born in 1899, yoga was virtually unknown outside of India; by the time of her death in 2002, it was a worldwide phenomenon. In this "elegant and richly ... (Read More)
 
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The Golden Warrior: The Life and Legend of Lawrence of Arabia
Lawrence James.
Publisher: Skyhorse.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781626364035.  Daedalus Item Code: 71838
 
During the 1920s, T.E. Lawrence gained global attention both for his involvement in the Middle Eastern anti-imperialist movement and for his vivid and sensational writings about his experiences in ... (Read More)
 
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Good Hunting: An American Spymaster's Story
Jack Devine & Vernon Loeb.
Publisher: Sarah Crichton Books.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780374130329.  Daedalus Item Code: 72644
 
Once the CIA's top spymaster, Jack Devine ran Operation Cyclone (a.k.a. "Charlie Wilson's War") in Afghanistan, supplying the mujahedeen with anti-aircraft missiles during their war with the Soviets. ... (Read More)
 
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The Great Charles Dickens Scandal
Michael Slater.
Publisher: Yale.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780300112191.  Daedalus Item Code: 51988
 
Charles Dickens was regarded as the great proponent of hearth and home in Victorian Britain, though in 1858 this image was nearly shattered by the breakup of his marriage and rumors of a scandalous ... (Read More)
 
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Great Expectations: The Sons and Daughters of Charles Dickens
Robert Gottlieb.
Publisher: Picador.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781250039460.  Daedalus Item Code: 54510
 
Famous for the indelible child characters he created, from Little Nell and Oliver Twist to David Copperfield, Charles Dickens was himself the father of ten children (and a possible 11th). Robert ... (Read More)
 
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