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Autobiography/Biography
#1
Mortality
Christopher Hitchens. Graydon Carter, foreword. Carol Blue, afterword.
Publisher: Twelve.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781455502752.  Daedalus Item Code: 60501
 
On June 8, 2010, while on a book tour for his memoir Hitch-22, Christopher Hitchens was stricken with excruciating pain in his chest and thorax. As he would later write in Vanity Fair, ... (Read More)
 
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#2
Thomas Jefferson: The Art of Power
Jon Meacham.
Publisher: Random House.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781400067664.  Daedalus Item Code: 60512
 
The Pulitzer Prize–winning author of the Andrew Jackson biography American Lion and the profile Franklin and Winston here gives us new perspective on one of our most iconic founders. ... (Read More)
 
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#3
Saints
Scot Bower. Linda Baker Smith, illus.
Publisher: Lion.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780745953472.  Daedalus Item Code: 60451
 
Telling stories of heroism and humility, adventure and servitude, from the time of the early church fathers through the mid-13th century, this beautifully printed and illustrated book combines an ... (Read More)
 
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#4
Cézanne: A Life
Alex Danchev.
Publisher: Pantheon.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780307377074.  Daedalus Item Code: 54685
 
So profound was Paul Cézanne's influence upon 20th-century art that both Picasso and Matisse averred that he was "the father of us all." Believing that understanding the man is an essential part of ... (Read More)
 
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#5
Talk to the Hand: The Utter Bloody Rudeness of Everyday Life (or Six Good Reasons to Stay Home and Bolt the Door)
Lynne Truss.
Publisher: Fourth Estate.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780007329076.  Daedalus Item Code: 53303
 
Why are people so crass, selfish, and inconsiderate? Is it anything to do with the way everything in our lives is organized to keep us at arm's length? Why do we have to put up with so much swearing, ... (Read More)
 
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#6
Schulz and Peanuts: A Biography
David Michaelis.
Publisher: Harper Perennial.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780060937997.  Daedalus Item Code: 60506
 
The biographer of N.C. Wyeth, David Michaelis gives us this irresistibly readable and widely lauded biography of Charles M. Schulz, emphasizing his intertwined relationship with his most enduring ... (Read More)
 
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#7
Tibetan Peach Pie: A True Account of an Imaginative Life
Tom Robbins.
Publisher: Ecco.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780062267405.  Daedalus Item Code: 54080
 
"This is not an autobiography. God forbid!" writes Tom Robbins in this book. Autobiography is fueled by ego and I could make a long list of persons whose belly buttons I'd rather be contemplating ... (Read More)
 
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#8
The Story of Charlotte's Web: E.B. White and the Birth of a Children's Classic
Michael Sims.
Publisher: Bloomsbury.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781408823057.  Daedalus Item Code: 54090
 
While composing what would become his most enduring and popular book, E.B. White obeyed that oft-repeated maxim: "Write what you know." Helpless pigs, silly geese, clever spiders, greedy rats—White ... (Read More)
 
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#9
Philomena: The Poignant True Story of a Mother and the Son She Had to Give Away (Movie Tie-In Edition)
Martin Sixsmith. Judi Dench, foreword.
Publisher: Pan.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781447245223.  Daedalus Item Code: 52842
 
As a teenager in Ireland in 1952, Philomena Lee became pregnant and was sent to a convent as a "fallen woman." For three years after her son Anthony was born she cared for him there, until the Church ... (Read More)
 
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#10
E.E. Cummings: A Life
Susan Cheever.
Publisher: Pantheon.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780307379979.  Daedalus Item Code: 60800
 
At the time of his death in 1962, at age 68, Edward Estlin Cummings was, after Robert Frost, the most widely read poet in the United States. Here the author of American Bloomsbury and ... (Read More)
 
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