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Louisa May Alcott: A Personal Biography
Susan Cheever.
 
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Format: paperback
ISBN: 9781416569923
Daedalus Item Code: 61841
 
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Hand Me My Travelin' Shoes: In Search of Blind Willie McTell
Michael Gray.
 
Publisher: Chicago Review
Format: hardcover
ISBN: 9781556529757
Daedalus Item Code: 61746
 
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Words Without Music: A Memoir
Philip Glass.
Publisher: Liveright.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781631491436.  Daedalus Item Code: 69140
 
From his childhood in Baltimore to his studies with Nadia Boulanger in Paris, and from his 1976 breakthrough opera Einstein on the Beach to his late-career soundtrack work, Philip Glass ... (Read More)
 
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Postcards from Ed: Dispatches and Salvos from an American Iconoclast
Edward Abbey. David Petersen, ed.
Publisher: Milkweed.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781571312853.  Daedalus Item Code: 61611
 
This collection of environmental advocate Edward Abbey's letters from 1949 to 1980 offers a fascinating, often hilarious glimpse into the mind of one of America's most iconoclastic writers—the author ... (Read More)
 
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The Thoreau You Don't Know: The Father of Nature Writers on the Importance of Cities, Finance, and Fooling Around
Robert Sullivan.
Publisher: Harper Perennial.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780061710322.  Daedalus Item Code: 61662
 
(A New York Times Editors' Choice) Many readers think they know Henry David Thoreau, imagining the solitary curmudgeon with the shack out in the woods. But in this delightfully engaging ... (Read More)
 
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Oscar Wilde: The Great Drama of His Life—How His Tragedy Reflected His Personality
Ashley H. Robins.
Publisher: Sussex Academic.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781845195410.  Daedalus Item Code: 61500
 
In the early 1890s Oscar Wilde enjoyed one of the most high-profile reputations in Britain and yet, virtually overnight, he was plunged into disgrace and ruin. Psychiatrist Ashley Robins here ... (Read More)
 
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The Busiest Man in England: A Life of Joseph Paxton, Gardener, Architect, and Victorian Visionary
Kate Colquhoun.
Publisher: Godine.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781567923018.  Daedalus Item Code: 61669
 
Today one would be hard pressed to choose a "preeminent Victorian," but among the Victorians themselves it was agreed that one figure towered above most. Joseph Paxton (1803–65) stood atop the worlds ... (Read More)
 
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Nowhere's Child: The Inspiring Story of How One Woman Survived Hitler's Breeding Camps and Found an Irish Home
Kari Rosvall, with Naomi Linehan.
Publisher: Hachette.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781473609471.  Daedalus Item Code: 61771
 
Her early life was shrouded in mystery until, at age 64, Kari Rosvall received a letter containing a photograph of herself as a young baby—the only such image she had ever seen. This was the first ... (Read More)
 
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My Grandfather Would Have Shot Me: A Black Woman Discovers Her Family's Nazi Past
Jennifer Teege & Nikola Sellmair. Carolin Sommer, trans.
Publisher: The Experiment.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781615193080.  Daedalus Item Code: 69144
 
When Jennifer Teege, a German-Nigerian woman, happened to pluck a library book from the shelf, she made the horrifying discovery that her grandfather was Amon Goeth, the vicious Nazi commandant ... (Read More)
 
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Report from the Interior
Paul Auster.
Publisher: Faber & Faber.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780571303687.  Daedalus Item Code: 61463
 
"In the beginning, everything was alive," begins this memoir from Paul Auster. "The smallest objects were endowed with beating hearts." Having recalled his life through the story of his physical self ... (Read More)
 
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Mother Teresa: Faith in the Darkness
Greg Watts.
Publisher: Lion.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780745952833.  Daedalus Item Code: 61770
 
Mother Teresa is a modern-day icon—a paragon of human goodness, empathy and charity. But how did Agnes Bojaxhiu, from an obscure corner of Eastern Europe, become such an influential international ... (Read More)
 
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A Beautiful Mind
Sylvia Nasar.
Publisher: Simon & Schuster.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781451628425.  Daedalus Item Code: 61855
 
(Winner of the 1998 National Book Critics Circle Award for Biography; finalist for the Pulitzer Prize and the Rhône-Poulenc Prize) Sylvia Nasar's now-classic biography explores the meteoric ... (Read More)
 
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