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The Life and Times of the Thunderbolt Kid: A Memoir
Bill Bryson.
Publisher: Broadway.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780767919371.  Daedalus Item Code: 52277
 
Born in the middle of the American century (1951) in the middle of the United States (Des Moines), Bill Bryson, like millions of his peers, grew up with a rich fantasy life as a superhero—in his ... (Read More)
 
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LIFE Lincoln: An Intimate Portrait
Henry Louis Gates Jr, foreword. Allen C. Guelzo, narrative.
Publisher: Life Books.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781618930729.  Daedalus Item Code: 53472
 
A vivid and multifaceted portrait in words and images, this oversized volume commemorates the 150th anniversary of Abraham Lincoln's death with a celebration of his life, his unparalleled place in ... (Read More)
 
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The Light of the World: A Memoir
Elizabeth Alexander.
Publisher: Grand Central.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781455599875.  Daedalus Item Code: 59508
 
The author of six books of poetry (including the Pulitzer Prize finalist American Sublime) and the poet who composed and recited "Praise Song for the Day" for Barack Obama's 2009 inauguration, ... (Read More)
 
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Lincoln Unbound: How an Ambitious Young Railsplitter Saved the American Dream—and How We Can Do It Again
Rich Lowry.
Publisher: Broadside Books.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780062123787.  Daedalus Item Code: 44350
 
In a thoughtful mix of history and politics, this book traces Abraham Lincoln's climb from the backwoods to the White House and calls for a renewal of the Lincoln ethic of relentless striving. ... (Read More)
 
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Lives Like Loaded Guns: Emily Dickinson and Her Family's Feuds
Lyndall Gordon.
Publisher: Virago.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781844084548.  Daedalus Item Code: 43992
 
The James Tait Black Prize–winning biographer of Virginia Woolf and Mary Wollstonecraft here gives us an entirely new Emily Dickinson—one who at last seems capable of the fierce intelligence at work ... (Read More)
 
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The Lives of Margaret Fuller: A Biography
John Matteson.
Publisher: Norton.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780393068054.  Daedalus Item Code: 41477
 
Outspoken and quick-witted, idealistic and adventurous, Margaret Fuller (1810–50) was perhaps the most famous American woman of her generation, assays John Matteson—winner of the 2008 Pulitzer Prize ... (Read More)
 
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Louisa May Alcott: The Woman Behind Little Women
Harriet Reisen.
Publisher: Picador.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780312658878.  Daedalus Item Code: 42468
 
In her vivid, energetic account of the life of Louisa May Alcott, PBS and HBO television documentarian Harriet Reisen portrays a writer as worthy of interest in her own right as her most famous ... (Read More)
 
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The Love & Wars of Lina Prokofiev
Simon Morrison.
Publisher: Harvill Secker.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781846557316.  Daedalus Item Code: 50892
 
In the winter of 1948, Lina Prokofiev—the wife of composer Serge Prokofiev—was alone in her Moscow apartment one night when the telephone rang. The caller insisted that she come downstairs to collect ... (Read More)
 
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Love Song: The Lives of Kurt Weill and Lotte Lenya
Ethan Mordden.
Publisher: St. Martin's.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780312676575.  Daedalus Item Code: 43008
 
The preeminent historian of Broadway, Ethan Mordden here gives us the romantic and creative partnership of Kurt Weill and Lotte Lenya, chronicling their entwined careers against the background of the ... (Read More)
 
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Love and Capital: Karl and Jenny Marx and the Birth of a Revolution
Mary Gabriel.
Publisher: Back Bay.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780316066129.  Daedalus Item Code: 29451
 
(Finalist for the 2011 National Book Award, the Pulitzer Prize, and the National Book Critics Circle Award; Named One of the Year's Best Nonfiction Books by the Washington Post, Boston ... (Read More)
 
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Madison and Jefferson
Andrew Burstein & Nancy Isenberg.
Publisher: Random House.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780812979008.  Daedalus Item Code: 51965
 
The enduring friendship between the third and fourth presidents has long been the stuff of legend, with James Madison usually being relegated to the role of Thomas Jefferson's lieutenant. As this ... (Read More)
 
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Making the Cat Laugh: One Woman's Journal of Single Life on the Margins
Lynne Truss.
Publisher: Fourth Estate.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780007355235.  Daedalus Item Code: 53292
 
We know her as the language maven who gave us her zero-tolerance treatise on punctuation, Eats, Shoots and Leaves. But Lynne Truss has been cracking up British readers for years on BBC radio ... (Read More)
 
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