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East Hill Farm: Seasons with Allen Ginsberg
Gordon Ball.
Publisher: Counterpoint
Format: paperback
ISBN: 9781619020177
Daedalus Item Code: 53437
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Call Me Burroughs: A Life
Barry Miles.
Publisher: Twelve
Format: hardcover
ISBN: 9781455511952
Daedalus Item Code: 54277
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West's World: The Extraordinary Life of Dame Rebecca West
Lorna Gibb.
Publisher: Pan.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780330464734.  Daedalus Item Code: 53607
Born Cicely Fairfield in 1892, Rebecca West was a young woman and a budding actress when she changed her name to that of the feminist heroine in Ibsen's play Rosmersholm. West became a ... (Read More)
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Queen Anne: The Politics of Passion
Anne Somerset.
Publisher: Knopf.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780307962881.  Daedalus Item Code: 54294
When she assumed the throne of England in 1702, Queen Anne had to contend with the nation's political and religious strife, as well as an ongoing war with France. In this biography by the author of ... (Read More)
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The Man Who Saved the Union: Ulysses Grant in War and Peace
H.W. Brands.
Publisher: Doubleday.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780385532419.  Daedalus Item Code: 54689
Despite having risen from obscurity to become an undeniably effective general in the American Civil War, Ulysses S. Grant has often been disparaged for his much less successful presidency. The author ... (Read More)
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Murder on the Home Front: A True Story of Morgues, Murderers, and Mysteries During the London Blitz
Molly Lefebure.
Publisher: Grand Central.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781455576067.  Daedalus Item Code: 54291
Originally published in 1955 as Evidence for the Crown, this grisly yet disarmingly witty memoir traces Molly Lefebure's career as the secretary to Keith Simpson, one of London's foremost ... (Read More)
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Heir to the Empire City: New York and the Making of Theodore Roosevelt
Edward P. Kohn.
Publisher: Basic Books.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780465024292.  Daedalus Item Code: 54283
Theodore Roosevelt is remembered as America's "cowboy" president—a Rough Rider who derived his political wisdom from a youth spent in the untamed American West. But while the great outdoors certainly ... (Read More)
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Anne Frank: The Biography
Melissa Müller. Miep Gies, epilogue. Rita & Robert Kimber, trans.
Publisher: Bloomsbury.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781408842102.  Daedalus Item Code: 54345
Originally published in 1998, this biography from the editor of Hitler's Last Secretary and co-author of A Garden of Eden in Hell follows Anne Frank's life up to her desperate end in ... (Read More)
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Holding On Upside Down: The Life and Work of Marianne Moore
Linda Leavell.
Publisher: Faber & Faber.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780571301829.  Daedalus Item Code: 54625
(Nominated for the National Book Critics Circle Award) Although Marianne Moore's poetry was highly praised by T.S. Eliot and Ezra Pound, and although her Collected Poems was honored ... (Read More)
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Twelve Years a Slave
Solomon Northup. Dolen Perkins-Valdez, intro.
Publisher: Atria.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781476767345.  Daedalus Item Code: 54590
The inspiration for the triple Oscar-winning film of the same name, this is the 1853 memoir of Solomon Northup, a black man born free in upstate New York who was drugged, beaten, and sold in the ... (Read More)
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A Treasury of Foolishly Forgotten Americans: Pirates, Skinflints, Patriots, and Other Colorful Characters Stuck in the Footnotes of History
Michael Farquhar.
Publisher: Penguin.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780143113058.  Daedalus Item Code: 54301
"History," wrote Thomas Carlyle, "is the essence of innumerable biographies," yet countless fascinating characters are relegated to a historical limbo. In this lively, browsable collection of ... (Read More)
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The Letters of John F. Kennedy
John F. Kennedy. Martin W. Sandler, ed.
Publisher: Bloomsbury.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781608192717.  Daedalus Item Code: 54287
From the 12-year-old John F. Kennedy's charming written plea to his father for a raise in his allowance, to a rather poetic RSVP to a July 1963 sailing event, the correspondence of the 35th president ... (Read More)
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