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Once Upon a Secret: My Hidden Affair with JFK
Mimi Alford.
Publisher: Hutchinson.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780091931759.  Daedalus Item Code: 34387
 
In the summer of 1962, 19-year-old Mimi Beardsley arrived in Washington, D.C., to begin an internship in the White House press office. Within days she was introduced to President Kennedy himself, and ... (Read More)
 
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Open Heart
Elie Wiesel. Marion Wiesel, trans.
Publisher: Knopf.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780307961846.  Daedalus Item Code: 43121
 
In 2011, facing emergency heart surgery and his own mortality at the age of 82, Elie Wiesel reflected on his life. In this slim yet profound book, originally published in French and here translated ... (Read More)
 
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Over Time: My Life as a Sportswriter
Frank Deford.
Publisher: Atlantic Monthly.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780802120151.  Daedalus Item Code: 42790
 
Joining the staff of Sports Illustrated fresh out of Princeton in 1962, and still there 50 years later—as well as piloting the ill-fated National Sports Daily; winning Peabody, Emmy, ... (Read More)
 
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Paris to the Moon
Adam Gopnik.
Publisher: Random House.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780375758232.  Daedalus Item Code: 43512
 
In the grand tradition of the American abroad—and at the behest of his longtime employer The New Yorker—Adam Gopnik, his wife, and their infant son left the familiar comforts and hassles of ... (Read More)
 
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Patrick Bronte: Father of Genius
Dudley Green.
Publisher: History Press.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780752454450.  Daedalus Item Code: 23164
 
Patrick Brontë (1777–1861) was the father of novelists Anne, Charlotte, and Emily as well as their brother Branwell, yet he was also a fascinating man in his own right, says Dudley Green in this ... (Read More)
 
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Personal History
Katharine Graham.
Publisher: Vintage.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780375701047.  Daedalus Item Code: 42323
 
(Winner of the 1998 Pulitzer Prize for Biography) This extraordinarily frank, honest, and generous book by one of America's most famous and admired women contains, as its title suggests, both ... (Read More)
 
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The Piano Shop on the Left Bank: Discovering a Forgotten Passion in a Paris Atelier
Thad Carhart.
Publisher: Random House.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780375758621.  Daedalus Item Code: 43513
 
(Named one of the Washington Post Book World's Best Books of 2000) Walking his two young children to school in his Paris neighborhood every morning, expatriate American Thad Carhart ... (Read More)
 
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Pops: A Life of Louis Armstrong
Terry Teachout.
Publisher: Mariner.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780547386379.  Daedalus Item Code: 44083
 
(NYTBR Notable Book of 2010, One of the Washington Post's Top Ten Books of the Year, and Named a Best Book of the Year by London's Economist) A former professional jazzman ... (Read More)
 
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Primo Levi's Universe: A Writer's Journey
Sam Magavern.
Publisher: Palgrave.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780230606470.  Daedalus Item Code: 31996
 
Widely known for his memoir Survival in Auschwitz, Primo Levi was also a scientist, fiction writer, and poet—a Renaissance man who did not want to be known only as a Holocaust writer. Using ... (Read More)
 
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Queen of the Wits: A Life of Laetitia Pilkington
Norma Clarke.
Publisher: Faber & Faber.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780571224296.  Daedalus Item Code: 32684
 
Poetess, fallen woman, and wit, Laetitia Pilkington spent her life as near to celebrity as she was to ruin, in this fascinating biography by the author of Dr. Johnson's Women and The Rise ... (Read More)
 
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Raymond Carver: A Writer's Life
Carol Sklenicka.
Publisher: Scribner.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780743262453.  Daedalus Item Code: 33213
 
(One of the New York Times Book Review's Ten Best Books of 2009) The Times of London called Raymond Carver "the American Chekhov." Carver thought of himself as "a lucky man" ... (Read More)
 
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Reading My Father: A Memoir
Alexandra Styron.
Publisher: Scribner.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781416591795.  Daedalus Item Code: 23182
 
In his own memoir Darkness Visible, Pulitzer Prize winner William Styron searingly chronicled his battle with deep depression. Here his youngest daughter Alexandra, herself a novelist, ... (Read More)
 
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