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Top 10s
Autobiography/Biography
#1
The Roosevelts: An Intimate History
Geoffrey C. Ward & Ken Burns.
Publisher: Knopf.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780307700230.  Daedalus Item Code: 49444
 
(First Edition, Signed Bookplate) The Emmy and Peabody Award–winning director of such PBS documentaries as The Civil War, Ken Burns once again teamed up with historian Geoffrey ... (Read More)
 
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#2
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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#3
Captain Cook: Master of the Seas
Frank McLynn.
Publisher: Yale.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780300114218.  Daedalus Item Code: 42093
 
British navigator and cartographer James Cook very nearly completed the map of the world in three Pacific voyages from 1768 to 1779. In this gripping and detailed account, Frank McLynn (also the ... (Read More)
 
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#4
Climbing the Stairs: Further Tales of a 1920s Kitchen Maid
Margaret Powell.
Publisher: Pan.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781447201960.  Daedalus Item Code: 41247
 
Whether in the grand houses of Brighton or imposing London mansions, life as a kitchen maid could be exhausting and demoralizing, avers Margaret Powell; it's not just being at the beck and call of ... (Read More)
 
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#5
A Life of Barbara Stanwyck: Steel-True 1907–1940
Victoria Wilson.
Publisher: Simon & Schuster.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780684831688.  Daedalus Item Code: 42922
 
Frank Capra called her "the greatest emotional actress the screen has yet known." Barbara Stanwyck was one of Hollywood's most natural, timeless, and yet underrated stars; her astonishing film career ... (Read More)
 
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#6
The Story of Charlotte's Web: E.B. White's Eccentric Life in Nature and the Birth of an American Classic
Michael Sims.
Publisher: Walker & Company.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780802778161.  Daedalus Item Code: 42702
 
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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#7
Monkey Mind: A Memoir of Anxiety
Daniel Smith.
Publisher: Simon & Schuster.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781439177310.  Daedalus Item Code: 42684
 
In this stunning articulation of what it is like to live with anxiety, from the author of Muses, Madmen, and Prophets, Daniel Smith drills down through the demonic layers that the disorder ... (Read More)
 
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#8
Ethan Allen: His Life and Times
Willard Sterne Randall.
Publisher: Norton.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780393076653.  Daedalus Item Code: 41474
 
Ethan Allen has become legendary in the annals of the Revolutionary era, not least for his daring raid on Fort Ticonderoga in the predawn hours of May 10, 1775. But lost in his myth is the fact that ... (Read More)
 
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#9
Losing It: In Which an Aging Professor Laments His Shrinking Brain, Which He Flatters Himself Formerly Did Him Noble Service
William Ian Miller.
Publisher: Yale.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780300171013.  Daedalus Item Code: 42100
 
A distinguished professor at a top law school, William Miller brings effortless erudition and acerbic wit to this seriously funny look at growing old. The "it" in Miller's title refers mainly to ... (Read More)
 
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#10
Emma Goldman: Revolution as a Way of Life
Vivian Gornick.
Publisher: Yale.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780300137262.  Daedalus Item Code: 42096
 
(Finalist for the 2011 National Jewish Book Award for Biography, Autobiography, and Memoir) "A handful of radicals throughout the centuries have intuited that a successful revolution includes ... (Read More)
 
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