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Autobiography/Biography
#1
American Rose: A Nation Laid Bare: The Life and Times of Gypsy Rose Lee
Karen Abbott.
Publisher: Random House.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780812978513.  Daedalus Item Code: 51943
 
A strutting, bawdy, yet surprisingly erudite stripper, Gypsy Rose Lee possessed a gift for delivering exactly what America needed to forget about the Great Depression. Karen Abbott, author of Sin ... (Read More)
 
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#2
Madison and Jefferson
Andrew Burstein & Nancy Isenberg.
Publisher: Random House.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780812979008.  Daedalus Item Code: 51965
 
The enduring friendship between the third and fourth presidents has long been the stuff of legend, with James Madison usually being relegated to the role of Thomas Jefferson's lieutenant. As this ... (Read More)
 
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#3
History of William the Conqueror
Jacob Abbott.
Publisher: Skyhorse.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781616088477.  Daedalus Item Code: 52132
 
First published in 1849 as part of Jacob Abbott's Illustrated Histories series, this sweeping narrative details the remarkable life of William the Conqueror, the first Norman King of England. Born in ... (Read More)
 
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#4
The Owl Who Liked Sitting on Caesar: Living with a Tawny Owl
Martin Windrow.
Publisher: Picador.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781250069344.  Daedalus Item Code: 59488
 
They were an odd couple, the British military historian and the tawny owl he named Mumble, sharing a flat in a South London tower block. And yet the two would soon prove to be all but inseparable; as ... (Read More)
 
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#5
Catherine the Great: Portrait of a Woman
Robert K. Massie.
Publisher: Random House.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780345408778.  Daedalus Item Code: 51951
 
(Winner of the Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Nonfiction) The Pulitzer Prize–winning biographer of Peter the Great, Nicholas and Alexandra, and the Romanov family here relates the ... (Read More)
 
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#6
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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#7
Citizen Soldier: A Life of Harry S. Truman
Aida D. Donald.
Publisher: Basic Books.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780465031207.  Daedalus Item Code: 51772
 
When Harry S. Truman left the White House in 1953, his reputation was in ruins and his approval rating abysmal, tarred by corruption scandals and his still-controversial decision to drop atomic bombs ... (Read More)
 
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#8
Crossing the Borders of Time: A True Story of War, Exile, and Love Reclaimed
Leslie Maitland.
Publisher: Other Press.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781590514962.  Daedalus Item Code: 51354
 
On a pier in Marseille in 1942, with desperate refugees pressing to board one of the last ships to escape France before the Nazis closed its ports, an 18-year-old German Jewish girl named Janine was ... (Read More)
 
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#9
Charles Dickens at Home
Hilary Macaskill. Florian Schweizer, foreword. Graham Salter, photos.
Publisher: Frances Lincoln.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780711232273.  Daedalus Item Code: 50657
 
Giving us an uncommonly close-up look at one of the world's most popular and celebrated authors of the past two centuries, this book is a detailed, highly visual tour of the places where Charles ... (Read More)
 
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#10
Mad World: Evelyn Waugh and the Secrets of Brideshead
Paula Byrne.
Publisher: Harper Perennial.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780060881313.  Daedalus Item Code: 51053
 
This is a terrifically engaging and original biography about one of England's greatest novelists and the glamorous, eccentric, debauched, and ultimately tragic family that provided him with the most ... (Read More)
 
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