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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 Shakespeare: Without the Boring Bits
Peter Ackroyd.
Publisher: Running Press.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780762438549.  Daedalus Item Code: 32952
 
Presenting synopses of all the plays, along with character descriptions, source notes, and extracts of famous speeches and exchanges, this is not only a fine introduction to Shakespeare, it is also ... (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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Catherine the Great: Portrait of a Woman
Robert K. Massie.
Publisher: Random House.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780679456728.  Daedalus Item Code: 40109
 
(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 returns with the ... (Read More)
 
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Charles and Emma: The Darwins' Leap of Faith
Deborah Heiligman.
Publisher: Henry Holt.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780805087215.  Daedalus Item Code: 41086
 
(2009 National Book Award Finalist for Young People's Literature, a YALSA-ALA Excellence in Young Adult Nonfiction winner, and a Michael L. Printz Honor book ) Long before Charles Darwin ... (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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Charles Dickens: The Dickens Bicentenary 1812–2012
Lucinda Dickens Hawksley.
Publisher: Insight.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781608870523.  Daedalus Item Code: 32097
 
Produced in association with the Charles Dickens Museum, London, this beautifully decorated visual biography follows Dickens's life through paintings, drawings, and photographs—as well as removable ... (Read More)
 
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The Chicken Chronicles: Sitting with the Angels Who Have Returned with My Memories: Glorious, Rufus, Gertrude Stein, Splendor, Hortensia, Agnes of God, the Gladyses, and Babe: A Memoir
Alice Walker.
Publisher: New Press.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781595587749.  Daedalus Item Code: 34937
 
In this offbeat, compassionate, "eccentrically inspirational" (Kirkus Reviews) memoir, the Pulitzer Prize–winning author of The Color Purple shares her experiences raising and caring ... (Read More)
 
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The Churchills: In Love and War
Mary S. Lovell.
Publisher: Norton.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780393062304.  Daedalus Item Code: 23875
 
The biographer of Beryl Markham and the Mitford sisters here presents the epic story of one of England's greatest families, focusing on the towering figure of Winston Churchill. The first Duke of ... (Read More)
 
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City Boy: My Life in New York During the 1960s and '70s
Edmund White.
Publisher: Bloomsbury.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781596914025.  Daedalus Item Code: 31878
 
In the New York of the 1970s, in the wake of the Stonewall uprising and in the midst of economic collapse, you might find Jasper Johns or William Burroughs at the next cocktail party, and you were as ... (Read More)
 
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Cleopatra: The Last Queen of Egypt
Joyce Tyldesley.
Publisher: Basic Books.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780465018925.  Daedalus Item Code: 32968
 
She was the last ruler of the Macedonian dynasty of the Ptolemies, who had led Egypt for three centuries. Highly educated (she was the only one of the Ptolemies to read and speak ancient Egyptian as ... (Read More)
 
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Cleopatra: A Life
Stacy Schiff.
Publisher: Little Brown/QPB.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781611297195.  Daedalus Item Code: 40493
 
(One of the New York Times Ten Best Books of 2010) Here the Pulitzer Prize–winning biographer of Véra Nabokov and Antoine de Saint-Exupéry boldly gives us Cleopatra not as legend but ... (Read More)
 
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