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Autobiography/Biography
#1
Queen Bee of Tuscany: The Redoubtable Janet Ross
Ben Downing.
Publisher: FSG.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780374239718.  Daedalus Item Code: 54541
 
(A Washington Post Notable Nonfiction Book of 2013) Born into a distinguished intellectual family in 1842 and raised among such luminaries as Dickens and Thackeray, Janet Ross married at 18 ... (Read More)
 
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#2
A Life of Barbara Stanwyck: Steel-True 1907–1940
Victoria Wilson.
Publisher: Simon & Schuster.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780684831688.  Daedalus Item Code: 54024
 
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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#3
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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#4
A Treasury of Foolishly Forgotten Americans: Pirates, Skinflints, Patriots, and Other Colorful Characters Stuck in the Footnotes of History
Michael Farquhar.
Publisher: Penguin.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780143113058.  Daedalus Item Code: 54301
 
"History," wrote Thomas Carlyle, "is the essence of innumerable biographies," yet countless fascinating characters are relegated to a historical limbo. In this lively, browsable collection of ... (Read More)
 
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#5
Anne Frank: The Biography
Melissa Müller. Miep Gies, epilogue. Rita & Robert Kimber, trans.
Publisher: Bloomsbury.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781408842102.  Daedalus Item Code: 54345
 
Originally published in 1998, this biography from the editor of Hitler's Last Secretary and co-author of A Garden of Eden in Hell follows Anne Frank's life up to her desperate end in ... (Read More)
 
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#6
Wait Till Next Year
Doris Kearns Goodwin.
Publisher: Simon & Schuster.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780684847955.  Daedalus Item Code: 54702
 
Set in the suburbs of New York in the 1950s, this is Doris Kearns Goodwin's touching memoir of growing up loving both her family and baseball. The Pulitzer Prize–winning author of No Ordinary ... (Read More)
 
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#7
Saints: Men and Women of Exceptional Faith
Jacques Duquesne.
Publisher: Flammarion.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9782080201348.  Daedalus Item Code: 53024
 
This beautifully illustrated exploration of the evolving role of saints and sainthood in the Christian church recounts the lives of these influential figures from the Old Testament to the present ... (Read More)
 
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#8
The Man Who Saved the Union: Ulysses Grant in War and Peace
H.W. Brands.
Publisher: Doubleday.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780385532419.  Daedalus Item Code: 54689
 
Despite having risen from obscurity to become an undeniably effective general in the American Civil War, Ulysses S. Grant has often been disparaged for his much less successful presidency. The author ... (Read More)
 
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#9
Underground in Berlin: A Young Woman's Extraordinary Tale of Survival in the Heart of Nazi Germany
Marie Jalowicz Simon. Anthea Bell, trans. Hermann Simon, foreword & afterword.
Publisher: Little, Brown.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780316382090.  Daedalus Item Code: 59549
 
A piece of undiscovered history as gripping as any thriller, this new memoir is the account of a young Jewish woman who survived the Holocaust in World War II by hiding out in the Nazi capital. Even ... (Read More)
 
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#10
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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