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The Diary of Lena Mukhina: A Girl's Life in the Siege of Leningrad
Lena Mukhina. Amanda Love Darragh, trans.
 
Publisher: Macmillan
Format: paperback
ISBN: 9781447284352
Daedalus Item Code: 63045
 
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Lincoln: The Biography of a Writer
Fred Kaplan.
 
Publisher: Harper Perennial
Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780060773366
Daedalus Item Code: 62902
 
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Do The Birds Still Sing In Hell?
Horace Greasley.
Publisher: John Blake.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781782192275.  Daedalus Item Code: 63090
 
Horace "Jim" Greasley was 20 in the spring of 1939 when Nazi Germany invaded Czechoslovakia, followed by Poland. A year later Greasley was in a muddy field south of Cherbourg, France, with just 30 ... (Read More)
 
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Custer's Trials: A Life on the Frontier of a New America
T.J. Stiles.
Publisher: Knopf.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780307592644.  Daedalus Item Code: 63247
 
(Winner of the Pulitzer Prize) From the Pulitzer Prize– and National Book Award–winning author of The First Tycoon: The Epic Life of Cornelius Vanderbilt, this new biography of George ... (Read More)
 
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Mandela: An Illustrated Autobiography
Nelson Mandela.
Publisher: Little, Brown.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780316550383.  Daedalus Item Code: 62058
 
One of the great moral and political leaders of our time, Nelson Mandela endured a 27-year prison sentence for sabotage, but his untiring fight against racial oppression in South Africa eventually ... (Read More)
 
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Emily Dickinson and the Art of Belief: Second Edition
Roger Lundin.
Publisher: Eerdmans.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780802821270.  Daedalus Item Code: 62790
 
One of American literature's most elusive figures, Emily Dickinson has always been understood through careful study of her poems and letters. In this biography, Roger Lundin takes a fresh look at ... (Read More)
 
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The Man from Mars: Ray Palmer's Amazing Pulp Journey
Fred Nadis.
Publisher: Tarcher.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780399160547.  Daedalus Item Code: 62904
 
Meet Ray Palmer, a hustler, a trickster, and a visionary. Though diminutive—he stood at just over four feet tall—Palmer was nevertheless an indomitable force in the science fiction and supernatural ... (Read More)
 
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The Ordinary Acrobat: A Journey into the Wondrous World of the Circus, Past and Present
Duncan Wall.
Publisher: Knopf.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780307271723.  Daedalus Item Code: 62908
 
When Duncan Wall visited his first nouveau cirque as a college student in Paris, everything about it—the monochromatic costumes, the acrobat singing Simon and Garfunkel songs, the juggler reciting ... (Read More)
 
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Johnny Appleseed: The Man, the Myth, the American Story
Howard Means.
Publisher: Simon & Schuster.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781439178263.  Daedalus Item Code: 62643
 
"Former Washingtonian editor [Howard] Means employs extensive research to dig out facts buried in the mythic past about Johnny Appleseed, 'not only the best-known walker in American history ... (Read More)
 
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Hermann Hesse: The Classic Biography
Bernhard Zeller. Mark Hollebone, trans.
Publisher: Peter Owen.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780720616163.  Daedalus Item Code: 62995
 
The recipient of the 1946 Nobel Prize for Literature, Herman Hesse (1877–1962) is considered to be one of the major writers of the 20th century. This biography, originally published in German soon ... (Read More)
 
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Hans Christian Andersen: European Witness
Paul Binding.
Publisher: Yale.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780300169232.  Daedalus Item Code: 62700
 
He is best known as a writer of fairy tales—indeed, the Hans Christian Andersen Award is the most prestigious international children's book award, the so-called "Nobel Prize for Children's ... (Read More)
 
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Ammonites and Leaping Fish: A Life in Time
Penelope Lively.
Publisher: Fig Tree.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780241146385.  Daedalus Item Code: 63022
 
In this charming yet powerful memoir, Penelope Lively, at 80, reports back on what she finds beyond the horizon of old age. There are echoes here of her Booker Prize–winning novel Moon Tiger, ... (Read More)
 
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Robert K. Massie.
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6. Traitor to His Class: The Privileged Life and Radical Presidency of Franklin Delano Roosevelt
H.W. Brands.
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7. Lazy B: Growing up on a Cattle Ranch in the American Southwest
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