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Simon Wiesenthal: The Life and Legends
Tom Segev.
 
Publisher: Doubleday
Format: hardcover
ISBN: 9780385519465
Daedalus Item Code: 50616
 
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Houdini: Art and Magic
Brooke Kamin Rapaport.
 
Publisher: Yale/The Jewish Museum
Format: no jacket
ISBN: 9780300146844
Daedalus Item Code: 50806
 
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The Love & Wars of Lina Prokofiev
Simon Morrison.
Publisher: Harvill Secker.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781846557316.  Daedalus Item Code: 50892
 
In the winter of 1948, Lina Prokofiev—the wife of composer Serge Prokofiev—was alone in her Moscow apartment one night when the telephone rang. The caller insisted that she come downstairs to collect ... (Read More)
 
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Samuel Adams: A Life
Ira Stoll.
Publisher: Free Press.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780743299121.  Daedalus Item Code: 50644
 
In this stirring biography, Samuel Adams is brought into the first tier of founding fathers—a rank, argues Ira Stoll, that he has long deserved. With eloquence equal to that of Thomas Jefferson and ... (Read More)
 
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Shakespeare: The Biography
Peter Ackroyd.
Publisher: Anchor.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781400075980.  Daedalus Item Code: 59178
 
A winner of the Whitbread Book Award and the Guardian Fiction Prize, and the biographer of T.S. Eliot, Charles Dickens, William Blake, Thomas More, and the city of London itself, Peter Ackroyd here ... (Read More)
 
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Alexander Hamilton
Ron Chernow.
Publisher: Penguin.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780143034759.  Daedalus Item Code: 59266
 
(2004 National Book Critics Circle Award Nominee) The winner of the Pulitzer Prize for his biography Washington: A Life and the National Book Award for The House of Morgan, Ron ... (Read More)
 
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Rossetti: Painter and Poet
J.B. Bullen.
Publisher: Frances Lincoln.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780711232259.  Daedalus Item Code: 50673
 
One of the most intriguing and flamboyant figures in 19th-century British art, Dante Gabriel Rossetti inspired the first Pre-Raphaelite generation of 1849 and the second generation ten years later. ... (Read More)
 
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Priscilla: The Hidden Life of an Englishwoman in Wartime France
Nicholas Shakespeare.
Publisher: Harper Perennial.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780062297044.  Daedalus Item Code: 59217
 
When Somerset Maugham Award winner Nicholas Shakespeare discovered a trunk full of his late aunt's personal belongings, he realized that the glamorous, reticent figure he remembered from his ... (Read More)
 
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Henry VIII
Alison Weir.
Publisher: Ballantine.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780345437082.  Daedalus Item Code: 59182
 
Renowned for his command of power and celebrated for his intellect, Henry VIII presided over one of the most magnificent courts in Renaissance Europe. Alison Weir sets her biography of this ... (Read More)
 
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My Life in Middlemarch
Rebecca Mead.
Publisher: Broadway.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780307984777.  Daedalus Item Code: 59019
 
(A New York Times Book Review Editor's Choice and a Library Journal Best Book of 2014) New Yorker writer Rebecca Mead was a young woman in an English coastal town when she ... (Read More)
 
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The Brontės at Haworth
Ann Dinsdale. Simon Warner, photos.
Publisher: Frances Lincoln.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780711233980.  Daedalus Item Code: 50655
 
By any measure, the Brontės were an extraordinary family, between them producing such masterpieces as Jane Eyre, Villette, Wuthering Heights, and The Tenant of Wildfell ... (Read More)
 
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Brief Lives: Joseph Conrad
Gavin Griffiths.
Publisher: Hesperus.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781843919070.  Daedalus Item Code: 50353
 
Born to Polish parents in the Russian-dominated Ukraine, Joseph Conrad (1857–1924) led an extraordinary and adventurous life, much of which was spent at sea. Conrad absorbed images and impressions ... (Read More)
 
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6. Mrs. Adams in Winter: A Journey in the Last Days of Napoleon
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7. Leonardo's Legacy: How Da Vinci Reimagined the World
Stefan Klein. Shelley Frisch, trans.
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Kevin Cook.
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