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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
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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#3
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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#4
Elizabeth of York: A Tudor Queen and Her World
Alison Weir.
Publisher: Ballantine.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780345521378.  Daedalus Item Code: 51958
 
She was the first Tudor queen, and the namesake of her granddaughter Elizabeth I. Elizabeth of York was the first-born child of King Edward IV, and like her brothers, the Princes in the Tower, she ... (Read More)
 
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#5
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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#6
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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#7
Angela's Ashes and 'Tis: Two Memoirs from the Master Storyteller and Pulitzer Prize–Winning Author
Frank McCourt.
Publisher: Scribner.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781476737911.  Daedalus Item Code: 51627
 
(Includes Angela's Ashes, winner of the 1997 Pulitzer Prize, National Book Critics Circle Award, and the Los Angeles Times Book Prize) In this handsome omnibus edition—bound in dark ... (Read More)
 
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#8
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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#9
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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#10
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: 51439
 
(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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