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First Family: Abigail & John Adams
Joseph J. Ellis.
 
Publisher: Knopf
Format: hardcover
ISBN: 9780307269621
Daedalus Item Code: 43933
 
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Lives Like Loaded Guns: Emily Dickinson and Her Family's Feuds
Lyndall Gordon.
 
Publisher: Virago
Format: paperback
ISBN: 9781844084548
Daedalus Item Code: 43992
 
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Franklin D. Roosevelt: A Rendezvous with Destiny
Frank Freidel.
Publisher: Back Bay.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780316292610.  Daedalus Item Code: 43869
 
From Franklin Roosevelt's patrician origins through his Navy career, and from his role as wartime Commander-in-Chief through final burial amid hedges he had played in as a boy, this ... (Read More)
 
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And So It Goes: Kurt Vonnegut: A Life
Charles J. Shields.
Publisher: Henry Holt.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780805086935.  Daedalus Item Code: 44104
 
(A New York Times Notable Book for 2011 and Washington Post Notable Nonfiction Book for 2011) In 2006, Charles Shields had finished work on his acclaimed biography of Harper Lee, ... (Read More)
 
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In Pursuit of the English: A Documentary
Doris Lessing.
Publisher: Flamingo.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780060976293.  Daedalus Item Code: 43872
 
They are lusty, quarrelsome, unscrupulous, funny, and pathetic—they are the English. In this 1960 work of "documentary" nonfiction, the Nobel Prize–winning author of The Fifth Child and ... (Read More)
 
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Marilyn Monroe: The Final Years
Keith Badman.
Publisher: Thomas Dunne.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780312607142.  Daedalus Item Code: 43876
 
Marilyn Monroe died at the age of 36 under circumstances that have remained mysterious and contentious to this day. Keith Badman serves as biographer and detective as he traces Marilyn's activities ... (Read More)
 
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Henry James: His Women and His Art
Lyndall Gordon.
Publisher: Virago.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781844088928.  Daedalus Item Code: 43990
 
Frequently cited as a homosexual or even an asexual, Henry James nonetheless cultivated two particularly close and tragic friendships with women—James's cousin Minny Temple, who died of tuberculosis ... (Read More)
 
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12 Years a Slave: A True Story
Solomon Northup.
Publisher: William Collins.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780007582952.  Daedalus Item Code: 43902
 
The inspiration for the multiple Oscar and Golden Globe Award–winning motion picture by British director Steve McQueen and starring Chiwetel Ejiofor, this is the memoir of Solomon Northup, a black ... (Read More)
 
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Titanic Thompson: Card-Sharking, Gun-Slinging, Fast-Living American Legend
Kevin Cook.
Publisher: Picador.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780330529952.  Daedalus Item Code: 43948
 
Traveling only with his golf clubs, a .45 revolver, and a suitcase full of cash, Alvin "Titanic" Thompson (1892–1974) killed five men, won and lost millions, and was married five times to teenaged ... (Read More)
 
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Short Nights of the Shadow Catcher: The Epic Life and Immortal Photographs of Edward Curtis
Timothy Egan.
Publisher: Mariner.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780544102767.  Daedalus Item Code: 43841
 
(Winner of the 2012 Carnegie Medal for Nonfiction) Pulitzer Prize–winning reporter Timothy Egan, author of The Big Burn and the National Book Award winner The Worst Hard Time, ... (Read More)
 
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Winter King: Henry VII and the Dawn of Tudor England
Thomas Penn.
Publisher: Simon & Schuster.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781439191569.  Daedalus Item Code: 43690
 
By 1501, England had been ravaged for decades by conspiracy, violence, murders, coups, and countercoups. Through luck, guile, and ruthlessness, Henry VII, first of the Tudor kings, had clambered to ... (Read More)
 
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A Difficult Woman: The Challenging Life and Times of Lillian Hellman
Alice Kessler-Harris.
Publisher: Bloomsbury.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781608193950.  Daedalus Item Code: 44141
 
She was a groundbreaking figure and the most successful female playwright in American history. Yet Lillian Hellman was also one of the few artists who stood up to the political witch hunts of the ... (Read More)
 
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