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Alexander the Great: Pocket Biographies
E.E. Rice.
Publisher: Sutton.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780750937641.  Daedalus Item Code: 32471
 
"It is a daunting task to write a biography of Alexander the Great," writes E.E. Rice in her introduction to this concise biography. (Not much is known, she adds, yet much scholarly information ... (Read More)
 
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All God's Children Need Traveling Shoes
Maya Angelou.
Publisher: Vintage.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780679734048.  Daedalus Item Code: 49415
 
In 1962, as a poet and performer in her early 30s, Maya Angelou claimed another piece of her identity by moving to the newly independent Ghana, joining a community of "Revolutionist Returnees" ... (Read More)
 
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American Emperor: Aaron Burr's Challenge to Jefferson's America
David O. Stewart.
Publisher: Simon & Schuster.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781439157183.  Daedalus Item Code: 33650
 
In this vivid biography of an enigmatic founding father, David Stewart depicts Aaron Burr, the third vice president, as a daring, perhaps deluded figure who shook the nascent United States. In 1805 ... (Read More)
 
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American to the Backbone: The Life of James W.C. Pennington, the Fugitive Slave Who Became One of the First Black Abolitionists
Christopher L. Webber.
Publisher: Pegasus.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781605981758.  Daedalus Item Code: 32178
 
An Episcopal priest, composer of hymns, and author of more than two dozen books, Christopher Webber here gives us the remarkable story of a forgotten hero in 19th-century New York City. James ... (Read More)
 
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Animal, Vegetable, Miracle: A Year of Food Life
Barbara Kingsolver with Steven L. Hopp & Camille Kingsolver.
Publisher: Harper Perennial.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780060852566.  Daedalus Item Code: 49204
 
(Winner of a 2008 James Beard Award for Best Food Writing and a Book Sense Book of the Year) In a memoir full of her renowned candor and pluck, Barbara Kingsolver tells how she and her family ... (Read More)
 
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Aretha Franklin: The Queen of Soul
Mark Bego.
Publisher: Skyhorse.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781620872550.  Daedalus Item Code: 38000
 
Recording her first major label album at age 18, Detroit's Aretha Franklin subsequently became a superstar on the strength of songs like "Respect," "Chain of Fools," and "(You Make Me Feel Like a) ... (Read More)
 
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The Ballad of Dorothy Wordsworth: A Life
Frances Wilson.
Publisher: FSG.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780374108670.  Daedalus Item Code: 20440
 
Described by the writer and opium addict Thomas de Quincey as "the very wildest ... person I have ever known," Dorothy Wordsworth is neither a self-effacing spinster nor a sacrificial saint in this ... (Read More)
 
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Can't We Talk about Something More Pleasant?: A Memoir
Roz Chast.
Publisher: Bloomsbury.   Format: laminated cover.
ISBN: 9781608198061.  Daedalus Item Code: 49266
 
(Finalist for the 2014 New England Book Award for Nonfiction) In a remarkable memoir of handwritten text, a few photos, lots of drawings, and a wealth of her instantly recognizable ... (Read More)
 
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The Captain's Widow of Sandwich: Self-Invention and the Life of Hannah Rebecca Burgess, 18341917
Megan Taylor Shockley.
Publisher: NYU.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780814783191.  Daedalus Item Code: 41800
 
In 1852 Hannah Rebecca Crowell married sea captain William Burgess and set sail; within three years, she had crossed the equator eleven times and learned to navigate a vessel. Upon her husband's ... (Read More)
 
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City Boy: My Life in New York During the 1960s and '70s
Edmund White.
Publisher: Bloomsbury.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781596914025.  Daedalus Item Code: 31878
 
In the New York of the 1970s, in the wake of the Stonewall uprising and in the midst of economic collapse, you might find Jasper Johns or William Burroughs at the next cocktail party, and you were as ... (Read More)
 
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Cleopatra: The Last Pharaoh
Prudence J. Jones.
Publisher: American University in Cairo.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9789774249938.  Daedalus Item Code: 38221
 
In this illustrated biography of ancient Egypt's last and most famous queen, philologist and Cleopatra scholar Prudence Jones presents her as a master of self-presentation, crafting images as a ... (Read More)
 
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The Collected Autobiographies of Maya Angelou
Maya Angelou.
Publisher: Modern Library.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780679643258.  Daedalus Item Code: 49412
 
In her stunning six-volume memoir, Maya Angelou sweeps us along with searing insights and soul-baring honesty from her childhood in Stamps, Arkansas, in the 1930s and 40s to the moment in 1968 when ... (Read More)
 
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