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We'd like to share our personal favorites with you. Here are titles that we particularly want to "hand-sell" to you?books that we think are outstanding, and that we don't want you to miss.
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An Artist in Treason: The Extraordinary Double Life of General James Wilkinson
Andro Linklater.
Publisher: Walker.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780802777713.  Daedalus Item Code: 31868
 
For almost two decades, through the War of 1812, James Wilkinson was the senior general in the United States Army. He was also a spy for the Spanish secret service—a position all the more remarkable ... (Read More)
 
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Atlantic Fever: Lindbergh, His Competitors, and the Race to Cross the Atlantic
Joe Jackson.
Publisher: FSG.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780374106751.  Daedalus Item Code: 40245
 
Charles Lindbergh may have been the first to fly solo across the Atlantic, but he was hardly alone; from April 14 to May 21, 1927, there were 14 aviators attempting to win the $25,000 Raymond Orteig ... (Read More)
 
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The Authentic Life of Billy the Kid
Pat F. Garrett.
Publisher: Skyhorse.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781616088088.  Daedalus Item Code: 20580
 
Born in November 1859 as William H. Bonney, Billy the Kid—as he soon became known—started his criminal career at the age of 12 by stabbing a man in a bar fight. He then moved on to stealing horses, ... (Read More)
 
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The Ballad of Bob Dylan: A Portrait
Daniel Mark Epstein.
Publisher: Harper Perennial.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780061807336.  Daedalus Item Code: 43960
 
Through the lens of four seminal concerts, the poet and biographer who gave us Lincoln and Whitman and The Lincolns: Portrait of a Marriage here offers an intimate, vivid, and ... (Read More)
 
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Battleground Pacific: A Marine Rifleman's Combat Odyssey in K/3/5
Sterling Mace & Nick Allen.
Publisher: St. Martin's/BOMC.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781250005052.  Daedalus Item Code: 42220
 
Sterling Mace's unit was the legendary "K/3/5" (for Company K, 3rd Battalion, 5th Regiment of the 1st Marine Division) and his story takes readers through some of the most intense action of the ... (Read More)
 
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Ben Jonson: A Life
Ian Donaldson.
Publisher: Oxford.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780198129769.  Daedalus Item Code: 43564
 
The greatest of Shakespeare's contemporaries, Ben Jonson is remembered not only for the numerous plays and poems he wrote, but also for his contentious life and career. Ian Donaldson's biography ... (Read More)
 
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The Books They Gave Me: True Stories of Life, Love, and Lit
Jen Adams.
Publisher: Free Press.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781451688795.  Daedalus Item Code: 42610
 
The gift of a book becomes part of the story of your life. Perhaps it came with a note as simple as "This made me think of you," but it takes up residence in your heart and your home. A reader of ... (Read More)
 
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Branch Rickey: A Life
Jimmy Breslin.
Publisher: Penguin.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780143120476.  Daedalus Item Code: 33409
 
As general manager of the Brooklyn Dodgers, Branch Rickey defied racism on and off the field to bring Jackie Robinson into the major leagues in 1947, changing baseball forever. Pulitzer Prize–winning ... (Read More)
 
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A Brief Guide to J.R.R. Tolkien: The Unauthorized Guide to the Author of The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings
Nigel Cawthorne.
Publisher: Running Press.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780762447411.  Daedalus Item Code: 43401
 
J.R.R. Tolkien was a bookish, pipe-smoking, bike-riding Oxford don, most comfortable at home or with his "Inkling" friends like C.S. Lewis, but found himself suddenly famous when his Lord of the ... (Read More)
 
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A Brief History of Henry VIII: Reformer and Tyrant
Derek Wilson.
Publisher: Running Press.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780762436231.  Daedalus Item Code: 43864
 
The author of The Circumnavigators as well as biographies of Charlemagne, Hans Holbein, and Francis Walsingham, Derek Wilson mines recent discoveries to offer this fresh look at the life and ... (Read More)
 
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Brief Encounters: Conversations, Magic Moments, and Assorted Hijinks
Dick Cavett. Jimmy Fallon, foreword.
Publisher: Henry Holt.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780805099775.  Daedalus Item Code: 49545
 
(First Edition, Signed Bookplate) Reminiscing about and reflecting on Hollywood legends, American cultural icons, and the absurdities of everyday life, legendary talk show host Dick Cavett ... (Read More)
 
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A Brilliant Darkness: The Extraordinary Life and Mysterious Disapperance of Ettore Majorana, the Troubled Genius of the Nuclear Age
Joao Magueijo.
Publisher: Basic Books.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780465009039.  Daedalus Item Code: 32961
 
On March 26, 1938, Italian nuclear physicist Ettore Majorana boarded a ship in Palermo, cash and passport in hand, and was never seen again. Theoretical physicist João Magueijo—the author of ... (Read More)
 
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