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Edith Wharton
Hermione Lee.
Publisher: Pimlico.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781845952013.  Daedalus Item Code: 52860
 
In this widely acclaimed 2007 biography, Hermione Lee does away with the image of the snobbish bluestocking and gives us a new Edith Wharton—tough, startlingly modern, and as brilliant and complex as ... (Read More)
 
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Escape from Germany: True Stories of POW Escapes in WWII
Graham Pitchfork, intro.
Publisher: National Archives.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781905615490.  Daedalus Item Code: 52396
 
Prepared for Britain's Air Ministry in 1951 and written by a former prisoner of war who himself had tried to escape, this once-secret account of POW escapes draws upon firsthand experiences of ... (Read More)
 
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Etched in Purple: One Soldier's War in Europe
Frank J. Irgang.
Publisher: Potomac.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781597972048.  Daedalus Item Code: 44299
 
"Enemy shells were splashing among the struggling soldiers plunging toward the beach, but some of the men were out so far it was impossible for them to make it. They yowled for help, but there was no ... (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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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 that year and rumors of a ... (Read More)
 
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Joe Louis
Randy Roberts.
Publisher: Yale.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780300122220.  Daedalus Item Code: 51991
 
World champion for 11 years, Joe Louis defended his heavyweight boxing title an astonishing 25 times and became a national hero after his racially and politically charged defeat of Max Schmeling on ... (Read More)
 
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John F. Kennedy: The Life, the Presidency, the Assassination
Ian Shircore & David Southwell.
Publisher: Andre Deutsch.   Format: slipcased.
ISBN: 9780233003979.  Daedalus Item Code: 51731
 
His life and presidency were tragically cut short, but John F. Kennedy's legacy looms large even today. From his wartime heroism to the controversial 1960 election, and from the Cuban Missile Crisis ... (Read More)
 
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Letters from China: The Canton-Boston Correspondence of Robert Bennet Forbes, 1838–1840
Phyllis Forbes Kerr, ed.
Publisher: Mystic Seaport.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780913372777.  Daedalus Item Code: 52868
 
In the mid-19th century, captain Robert Bennet Forbes's trading expeditions took him from Boston to such far-flung locales as China, Hong Kong, and Macao. These letters he exchanged with his wife ... (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 Mayor of MacDougal Street
Dave Van Ronk with Elijah Wald. Lawrence Block, foreword.
Publisher: DaCapo.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780306822162.  Daedalus Item Code: 49071
 
Not only was Dave Van Ronk (1936–2002) one of the founding figures of New York City's 1960s folk music scene—a pioneer of modern acoustic blues, a fine songwriter, a powerful singer, and an ... (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, presneted here in a handsome, pocketsized edition. Born to a ... (Read More)
 
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Mozart: A Biographical Kaleidoscope (English/German Languages)
Detmar Huchting, text.
Publisher: Ear Books.   Format: hardcover & CDs.
ISBN: 9783937406435.  Daedalus Item Code: 52019
 
Published in celebration of the 250th anniversary of his birth, this book describes Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's life and career through numerous quotes and letters set with page-filling reproductions ... (Read More)
 
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