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Autobiography/Biography
#1
In Mania's Memory
Lisa Birnie.
Publisher: Read Leaf.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781897476796.  Daedalus Item Code: 50788
 
A Jewish girl from Poland, Mania Fishel Kroll was seven years old when World War II began, and 11 when she saw her mother die at Auschwitz. Later transferred to the Reichenbach work camp, Mania would ... (Read More)
 
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#2
More Scenes from the Rural Life
Verlyn Klinkenborg. Nigel Peake, illus.
Publisher: Princeton Architectural Press.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781616891565.  Daedalus Item Code: 50030
 
In his Rural Life column in the New York Times, which ran from 1997 until December 2013, Verlyn Klinkenborg wrote eloquently on every aspect of life on his upstate New York farm, ... (Read More)
 
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#3
Elizabeth I and Her World
Susan Watkins. Mark Fiennes, photos.
Publisher: Thames & Hudson.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780500286951.  Daedalus Item Code: 31442
 
Illustrated with 154 color reproductions of art and page-filling photographs of castles and grounds, this book from the author of Jane Austen: In Style provides a close-up account of a ... (Read More)
 
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#4
Prince Among Slaves: The True Story of an African Prince Sold into Slavery in the American South (30th-Anniversary Edition)
Terry Alford.
Publisher: Oxford.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780195320459.  Daedalus Item Code: 50865
 
Originally published in 1977, and the basis for the PBS biographical film of the same name, this is history professor Terry Alford's remarkable account of Abd al-Rahman Ibrahima, a highly educated ... (Read More)
 
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#5
Charlie Chan: The Untold Story of the Honorable Detective and His Rendezvous with American History
Yunte Huang.
Publisher: Norton.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780393069624.  Daedalus Item Code: 41466
 
(Shortlisted for the 2010 National Book Critics Circle Award in Biography and a 2011 Edgar Award) This provocative first "biography" of fictional detective Charlie Chan presents American ... (Read More)
 
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#6
Wild Bill Donovan: The Spy Who Created the OSS and Modern American Espionage
Douglas Waller.
Publisher: Free Press.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781416567448.  Daedalus Item Code: 34453
 
A mythic figure whose legacy is still intensely debated, "Wild Bill" Donovan was director of the Office of Strategic Services (the country's first national intelligence agency) and the father of ... (Read More)
 
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#7
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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#8
Mozart: The Real Amadeus
Michel Parouty.
Publisher: Thames & Hudson.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780500300367.  Daedalus Item Code: 33606
 
In popular culture, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart has become almost a savant—an innocent musical prodigy from whom the most magnificent works of the classical era flowed—even though he himself was unaware ... (Read More)
 
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#9
Sideways on a Scooter: Life and Love in India
Miranda Kennedy.
Publisher: Random House.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781400067862.  Daedalus Item Code: 42402
 
Now an editor at NPR's Morning Edition, for five years Miranda Kennedy lived in Delhi as a correspondent for NPR and Marketplace Radio. Here she writes of the Indian city she came to love, ... (Read More)
 
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#10
Cleopatra the Great: The Woman Behind the Legend
Joann Fletcher.
Publisher: Harper Perennial.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780060585594.  Daedalus Item Code: 44325
 
World-renowned Egyptologist Joann Fletcher offers an extraordinary look at the legendary Cleopatra, drawing on astonishing new evidence about Cleopatra's life—including tax records, personal ... (Read More)
 
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