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American Lion: Andrew Jackson in the White House
Jon Meacham.
 
Publisher: Random House
Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780812973464
Daedalus Item Code: 43487
 
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Short Nights of the Shadow Catcher: The Epic Life and Immortal ...
Timothy Egan.
 
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin
Format: hardcover
ISBN: 9780618969029
Daedalus Item Code: 42558
 
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The Autobiography of Mark Twain
Mark Twain. Charles Neider, ed.
Publisher: Harper Perennial.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780062280824.  Daedalus Item Code: 43490
 
Writing his autobiography in fits and starts over several decades—including dictations from his deathbed—Mark Twain vowed to be "free and frank and unembarrassed" in the recounting of his life and ... (Read More)
 
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Butterfly in the Typewriter: The Tragic Life of John Kennedy Toole and the Remarkable Story of A Confederacy of Dunces
Cory MacLauchlin.
Publisher: DaCapo.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780306820403.  Daedalus Item Code: 43409
 
Eleven years after John Kennedy Toole's 1969 suicide, his masterpiece A Confederacy of Dunces was finally published, winning the Pulitzer Prize the following year. Despite the belated acclaim, ... (Read More)
 
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The Spy Who Loved: The Secrets and Lives of Christine Granville
Clare Mulley.
Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781250049766.  Daedalus Item Code: 49540
 
In June 1952, a woman was murdered by an obsessed colleague in a hotel in the South Kensington district of London. Her death certificate accurately indicated that she died from a stab wound to her ... (Read More)
 
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The Life and Times of the Thunderbolt Kid: A Memoir
Bill Bryson.
Publisher: Broadway.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780767919371.  Daedalus Item Code: 43505
 
Born in the middle of the American century (1951) in the middle of the United States (Des Moines), Bill Bryson, like millions of his peers, grew up with a rich fantasy life as a superhero—in his ... (Read More)
 
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The Short and Tragic Life of Robert Peace: A Brilliant Young Man Who Left Newark for the Ivy League
Jeff Hobbs.
Publisher: Scribner.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781476731902.  Daedalus Item Code: 49462
 
Also the author of The Tourists, Jeff Hobbs gives us this heartfelt, riveting biography of the short life of Robert Peace, a talented, hard-working young African American who escaped the slums ... (Read More)
 
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The Spiral Staircase: My Climb Out of Darkness
Karen Armstrong.
Publisher: Anchor.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780385721271.  Daedalus Item Code: 43521
 
In 1962, at age 17, Karen Armstrong entered a convent, but left her order after seven brutally unhappy years as a nun. Free to pursue English literature at Oxford, however, she found that convent ... (Read More)
 
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Open Heart
Elie Wiesel. Marion Wiesel, trans.
Publisher: Knopf.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780307961846.  Daedalus Item Code: 43121
 
In 2011, facing emergency heart surgery and his own mortality at the age of 82, Elie Wiesel reflected on his life. In this slim yet profound book, originally published in French and here translated ... (Read More)
 
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How About Never—Is Never Good For You?: My Life in Cartoons
Bob Mankoff.
Publisher: Henry Holt.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780805095906.  Daedalus Item Code: 43326
 
Since his first published New Yorker cartoon, in 1977, Bob Mankoff has been making us laugh, and since he became the magazine's cartoon editor in 1997, he's been the one deciding what's funny ... (Read More)
 
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A Brief Guide to J.R.R. Tolkien: The Unauthorized Guide to the Author of The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings
Nigel Cawthorne.
Publisher: Running Press.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780762447411.  Daedalus Item Code: 43401
 
J.R.R. Tolkien was a bookish, pipe-smoking, bike-riding Oxford don, most comfortable at home or with his "Inkling" friends like C.S. Lewis. Yet he found himself suddenly famous when his Lord of the ... (Read More)
 
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Paris to the Moon
Adam Gopnik.
Publisher: Random House.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780375758232.  Daedalus Item Code: 43512
 
In the grand tradition of the American abroad—and at the behest of his longtime employer The New Yorker—Adam Gopnik, his wife, and their infant son left the familiar comforts and hassles of ... (Read More)
 
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