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Lillian Hellman: A Life with Foxes and Scoundrels
Deborah Martinson.
Publisher: Counterpoint.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781582437231.  Daedalus Item Code: 72332
 
Few literary celebrities have lived with more abandon and under a brighter spotlight than iconoclastic playwright Lillian Hellman; even fewer have been doubted as absolutely as Hellman, famously ... (Read More)
 
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Lincoln Unbound: How an Ambitious Young Railsplitter Saved the American Dream—and How We Can Do It Again
Rich Lowry.
Publisher: Broadside Books.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780062123787.  Daedalus Item Code: 44350
 
In a thoughtful mix of history and politics, this book traces Abraham Lincoln's climb from the backwoods to the White House and calls for a renewal of the Lincoln ethic of relentless striving. ... (Read More)
 
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Literary Outlaw: The Life and Times of William S. Burroughs
Ted Morgan.
Publisher: Norton.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780393342604.  Daedalus Item Code: 61196
 
Anarchist, heroin addict, alcoholic, and brilliant writer, William S. Burroughs (1914–97) was the patron saint of darkness among the Beat writers. His avant-garde masterpiece Naked Lunch shook ... (Read More)
 
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Lorenzo da Ponte: The Extraordinary Adventures of the Man Behind Mozart
Rodney Bolt.
Publisher: Bloomsbury.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780747585367.  Daedalus Item Code: 73714
 
By the time he was 40, Lorenzo da Ponte had been a poet, priest, lover, and libertine; a friend of Casanova; a collaborator and then enemy of Antonio Salieri; and ultimately the librettist for three ... (Read More)
 
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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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The Love Lives of the Artists: Five Stories of Creative Intimacy
Daniel Bullen.
Publisher: Counterpoint.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781619021006.  Daedalus Item Code: 72337
 
By temperament, some artists maintain lifestyles and opinions that run counter to the prevailing norms, and their love lives are no exception. Daniel Bullen here sheds light on the romances of Lou ... (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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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 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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Mao: The Unknown Story
Jung Chang & Jon Halliday.
Publisher: Anchor.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780679746324.  Daedalus Item Code: 73007
 
Based on a decade of research and on interviews with many from Mao Tse-tung's close circle who had never spoken before, as well as those outside China who'd had significant dealings with Mao, this a ... (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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