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Townie: A Memoir
Andre Dubus III.
Publisher: Norton.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780393064667.  Daedalus Item Code: 23897
 
(A Finalist for the 2012 Indies Choice Adult Nonfiction Book of the Year and a New York Times Editor's Choice for 2011) The author of the National Book Award Finalist House of Sand ... (Read More)
 
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Tracks: A Woman's Solo Trek Across 1700 Miles of Australian Outback—Movie Tie-In Edition
Robyn Davidson.
Publisher: Vintage.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781101872451.  Daedalus Item Code: 49307
 
"I experienced that sinking feeling you get when you know you have conned yourself into doing something difficult and there's no going back." From this seemingly inauspicious beginning, Robyn ... (Read More)
 
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The Trust: The Private and Powerful Family Behind The New York Times
Susan E. Tifft & Alex S. Jones.
Publisher: Back Bay.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780316836319.  Daedalus Item Code: 21313
 
(National Book Critics Circle Award finalist) Throughout the 20th century and into the 21st, a single family has controlled America's newspaper of record, setting the agenda not only for the ... (Read More)
 
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Twilight at Monticello: The Final Years of Thomas Jefferson
Alan Pell Crawford.
Publisher: Random House.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780812969467.  Daedalus Item Code: 43525
 
This book offers an unprecedented look behind the public image of Thomas Jefferson by visiting him in his final years, from his return to Monticello in 1809 after two terms as president until his ... (Read More)
 
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Two Americans: Truman, Eisenhower, and a Dangerous World
William Lee Miller.
Publisher: Knopf.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780307595645.  Daedalus Item Code: 41997
 
President Harry Truman and his successor Dwight Eisenhower were both Midwesterners, alike in many ways—and sharply differed in others. This book from the author of Arguing About Slavery and ... (Read More)
 
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Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption
Laura Hillenbrand.
Publisher: Random House.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780812974492.  Daedalus Item Code: 49384
 
He was a prankster, a free spirit, and a hell-raising kid on the streets of Torrance, California, in the 1930s, but Louie Zamperini found a purpose in running; his blazing performance at the 1936 ... (Read More)
 
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Under My Skin: Volume One of My Autobiography, to 1949
Doris Lessing.
Publisher: Harper Perennial.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780060926649.  Daedalus Item Code: 42990
 
"I was born with skins too few. Or they were scrubbed off me by ... robust and efficient hands." The experiences absorbed through these "skins too few" are evoked in this first memoir by Nobel ... (Read More)
 
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Under the Sun: The Letters of Bruce Chatwin
Bruce Chatwin. Elizabeth Chatwin & Nicholas Shakespeare, eds.
Publisher: Viking.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780670022465.  Daedalus Item Code: 31232
 
The author of such brilliant travel-themed works as In Patagonia and The Songlines, Bruce Chatwin was a nomad whose restless desire for adventure and enlightenment was wholly evident in ... (Read More)
 
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Unsinkable: A Memoir
Debbie Reynolds & Dorian Hannaway.
Publisher: William Morrow.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780062213655.  Daedalus Item Code: 42758
 
In the closing pages of her 1988 autobiography Debbie: My Life, iconic actress and Hollywood memorabilia collector Debbie Reynolds wrote about finding her "brave, loyal, and loving" new ... (Read More)
 
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Virginia Woolf
Mary Ann Caws.
Publisher: Overlook.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781585675203.  Daedalus Item Code: 40927
 
A leading figure in the Bloomsbury circle, whose brilliant, stylistically innovative novels of the 1920s—among them To the Lighthouse and Mrs. Dalloway—extended the boundaries of ... (Read More)
 
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Walking in the Shade: 1949 to 1962
Doris Lessing.
Publisher: Harper Perennial.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780060929565.  Daedalus Item Code: 42991
 
The second volume of Nobel Laureate Doris Lessing's extraordinary autobiography covers the years from her 1949 arrival in war-weary London with her son Peter and the manuscript for The Grass is ... (Read More)
 
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The Warden of English: The Life of H.W. Fowler
Jenny McMorris.
Publisher: Oxford.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780198605256.  Daedalus Item Code: 43540
 
You might imagine the author of H.W. Fowler's A Dictionary of Modern English Usage—a reference still used everyday, and nicknamed simply "Fowler"—to be a bit of a fusty old librarian. Here ... (Read More)
 
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