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Hillary Rodham Clinton.
Publisher: Simon & Schuster.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781476751443.  Daedalus Item Code: 49428
In the aftermath of her 2008 run for the Democratic Party's presidential nomination, Hillary Rodham Clinton expected to return to representing New York in the U.S. Senate. To her surprise, the newly ... (Read More)
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The Heir Apparent: A Life of Edward VII, the Playboy Prince
Jane Ridley.
Publisher: Random House.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780812972634.  Daedalus Item Code: 59187
(One of the New York Times Book Review's Best 100 Books of 2013 and a Boston Globe Best Book of the Year) Born Prince Albert Edward, and known to familiars as "Bertie," the ... (Read More)
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Hello, Gorgeous: Becoming Barbra Streisand
William J. Mann.
Publisher: Mariner.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780544104464.  Daedalus Item Code: 43547
In 1960, Barbra Streisand was just a 17-year-old Brooklyn kid with plenty of talent but no connections and certainly no money; her mother brought her soup to make sure she stayed fed as she took ... (Read More)
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Henry James: His Women and His Art
Lyndall Gordon.
Publisher: Virago.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781844088928.  Daedalus Item Code: 43990
Frequently cited as a homosexual or even an asexual, Henry James nonetheless cultivated two particularly close and tragic friendships with women—James's cousin Minny Temple, who died of tuberculosis ... (Read More)
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Heroes, Rascals, & Rogues: A Compendium of Notable Historical Characters, Who Have Made Their Names ... By Foul Means or Fair
Rupert Matthews & John Birdsall.
Publisher: AA Publishing.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780749558888.  Daedalus Item Code: 42870
Heavily illustrated and compulsively readable, this book of popular biography packs in hundreds of profiles of famous, infamous, and all-but-forgotten figures of ancient and recent times, from ... (Read More)
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H is for Hawk
Helen Macdonald.
Publisher: Grove.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780802123411.  Daedalus Item Code: 59400
(Winner of the 2014 Samuel Johnson Prize and the Costa Book of the Year Award) When her father died suddenly on a London street, falconer Helen Macdonald was devastated; in her grief, she ... (Read More)
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The Historical David: The Real Life of an Invented Hero
Joel Baden.
Publisher: HarperOne.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780062188311.  Daedalus Item Code: 53215
We know the biblical David as the brave young man who defeated Goliath, the first king of a united Israel, the composer of the beloved Psalms, and as the founder of the Davidic bloodline and an ... (Read More)
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How About Never—Is Never Good For You?: My Life in Cartoons
Bob Mankoff.
Publisher: Henry Holt.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780805095906.  Daedalus Item Code: 43326
Since his first published New Yorker cartoon, in 1977, Bob Mankoff has been making us laugh, and since he became the magazine's cartoon editor in 1997, he's been the one deciding what's funny ... (Read More)
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I Died for Beauty: Dorothy Wrinch and the Cultures of Science
Marjorie Senechal.
Publisher: Oxford.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780199732593.  Daedalus Item Code: 43594
A protégé of Bertrand Russell and the first woman to receive a doctor of science degree from Oxford University, Dorothy Wrinch (1894–1976) made major contributions to mathematical physics, ... (Read More)
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I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings
Maya Angelou.
Publisher: Random House.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780812980028.  Daedalus Item Code: 49419
When this first of her series of autobiographical books was published in 1969—covering her life up to the age of 17, in 1944—the late Maya Angelou garnered the attention of an international audience ... (Read More)
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In the Body of the World: A Memoir
Eve Ensler.
Publisher: Metropolis Books.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780805095180.  Daedalus Item Code: 51523
Best known as the author of The Vagina Monologues, activist Eve Ensler has devoted her life to the female body—how to talk about it, how to protect and value it. Upon discovering that ... (Read More)
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It's What I Do: A Photographer's Life of Love and War
Lynsey Addario.
Publisher: Penguin.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781594205378.  Daedalus Item Code: 59272
"We were each begging for our lives because they were deciding whether to execute us, and they had guns to our heads," photojournalist Lynsey Addario told Terry Gross on NPR's Fresh Air. "And ... (Read More)
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