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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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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 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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Butterfly in the Typewriter: The Tragic Life of John Kennedy Toole and the Remarkable Story of A Confederacy of Dunces
Cory MacLauchlin.
Publisher: DaCapo.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780306820403.  Daedalus Item Code: 43409
 
Eleven years after John Kennedy Toole's 1969 suicide, his masterpiece A Confederacy of Dunces was finally published, winning the Pulitzer Prize the following year. Despite the belated acclaim, ... (Read More)
 
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Captain Cook: Master of the Seas
Frank McLynn.
Publisher: Yale.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780300114218.  Daedalus Item Code: 42093
 
British navigator and cartographer James Cook very nearly completed the map of the world in three Pacific voyages from 1768 to 1779. In this gripping and detailed account, Frank McLynn (also the ... (Read More)
 
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Catherine the Great: Portrait of a Woman
Robert K. Massie.
Publisher: Random House.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780345408778.  Daedalus Item Code: 42726
 
(Winner of the Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Nonfiction) The Pulitzer Prize–winning biographer of Peter the Great, Nicholas and Alexandra, and the Romanov family here relates the ... (Read More)
 
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Charles Dickens: A Celebration of His Life and Work
Charles Mosley.
Publisher: Worth.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781849310253.  Daedalus Item Code: 40768
 
Heavily illustrated with captioned color reproductions of art, engravings, photos, and such ephemera as original title pages, this book from the author of Hans Christian Andersen: The Illustrated ... (Read More)
 
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Charles Dickens: A Life
Claire Tomalin.
Publisher: Penguin.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781594203091.  Daedalus Item Code: 40998
 
(Shortlisted for the 2011 Costa Book Award) The winner of the 2002 Whitbread Book of the Year for her biography Samuel Pepys: The Unequalled Self, Claire Tomalin is also renowned for ... (Read More)
 
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