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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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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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Possessed: The Life of Joan Crawford
Donald Spoto.
Publisher: Hutchinson.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780091931278.  Daedalus Item Code: 51590
 
"[The] author of several best-selling biographies of film and theater stars [here] sets his sights on Joan Crawford.... Based on exclusive interviews and archival information, he pieces together ... (Read More)
 
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The Profligate Son: Or, a True Story of Family Conflict, Fashionable Vice, and Financial Ruin in Regency England
Nicola Phillips.
Publisher: Oxford.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780199687534.  Daedalus Item Code: 51808
 
In early-19th-century England, charming young William Jackson racks up enormous debts as he attempts to keep up with his wealthy friends. Drawing heavily upon a detailed dossier compiled by Jackson's ... (Read More)
 
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Rasputin: A Short Life
Frances Welch.
Publisher: Marble Arch Press.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781476755502.  Daedalus Item Code: 51922
 
Grigory Rasputin, the Siberian peasant-turned-mystic of Tsar Nicholas II's court, played the role of the simple man, eating with his fingers and boasting, "I don't even know my alphabet." Yet as the ... (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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River Town: Two Years on the Yangtze
Peter Hessler.
Publisher: Harper Perennial.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780060855024.  Daedalus Item Code: 51328
 
(A 2001 New York Times Notable Book and Winner of the Kiriyama Book Prize) In 1996, Peace Corp volunteer Peter Hessler—a National Book Award finalist for Oracle Bones—became an ... (Read More)
 
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The Road to Siena: The Essential Biography of St. Catherine
Edmund G. Gardner. Jon M. Sweeney, ed.
Publisher: Paraclete.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781557256218.  Daedalus Item Code: 44091
 
Catherine of Siena's influence was felt throughout the kingdoms of 14th-century Europe. She enjoyed the confidence of popes, royalty, and most of all, the common people of Italy. A complicated woman, ... (Read More)
 
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Roald Amundsen
Tor Bomann-Larsen. Ingrid Christophersen, trans. Pen Hadow, foreword.
Publisher: History Press.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780750943444.  Daedalus Item Code: 33575
 
On December 14, 1911, Norwegian explorer Roald Amundsen and his team became the first human beings to reach the South Pole, just five weeks before Robert Falcon Scott's ill-fated Terra Nova ... (Read More)
 
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The Roosevelts: An Intimate History
Geoffrey C. Ward & Ken Burns.
Publisher: Knopf.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780307700230.  Daedalus Item Code: 49740
 
The Emmy and Peabody Award–winning director of such PBS documentaries as The Civil War, Ken Burns once again teamed up with historian Geoffrey Ward—whose biography of Franklin Roosevelt won ... (Read More)
 
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Running in the Family
Michael Ondaatje.
Publisher: Bloomsbury.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780747599531.  Daedalus Item Code: 51394
 
Ten years before he penned his Booker Prize–winning novel The English Patient, Michael Ondaatje wrote this 1982 memoir of his return to his native Sri Lanka in the late 1970s—presented here in ... (Read More)
 
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