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#1
Lazy B: Growing up on a Cattle Ranch in the American Southwest
Sandra Day O'Connor & H. Alan Day.
Publisher: Random House.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780812966732.  Daedalus Item Code: 62281
 
What was it in Sandra Day O'Connor's background and early life that helped make her the first female justice of the U.S. Supreme Court, and one of the most powerful women in America? In this ... (Read More)
 
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#2
Read This!: Handpicked Favorites from America's Indie Bookstores
Ann Patchett, intro.
Publisher: Coffee House.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781566893138.  Daedalus Item Code: 62086
 
Don't know what to read next? This little handbook compiles must-read book recommendations from 25 independent bookstores, including City Lights Bookstore, Magers & Quinn, Faulkner House, Skylight ... (Read More)
 
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#3
Why I Read: The Serious Pleasure of Books
Wendy Lesser.
Publisher: FSG.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780374289201.  Daedalus Item Code: 62042
 
The founder and editor of The Threepenny Review, Wendy Lesser draws on a lifetime of reading, and decades of editing one of America's most distinguished literary magazines to describe her love ... (Read More)
 
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#4
Jim, Who Ran Away From His Nurse and Was Eaten By a Lion: A Cautionary Tale
Hilaire Belloc. Mini Grey, illus.
Publisher: Knopf.   Format: pop-up book.
ISBN: 9780375859700.  Daedalus Item Code: 20569
 
As much for adult fans of Edward Gorey as it is for children 8 and up with a sense of ironic humor, this mock cautionary tale by Hilaire Belloc, originally penned in 1907, is set perfectly with Mini ... (Read More)
 
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#5
Gonzo: A Graphic Biography of Hunter S. Thompson
Will Bingley & Anthony Hope-Smith. Alan Rinzler, foreword.
Publisher: Abrams ComicArts.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781419702426.  Daedalus Item Code: 61776
 
Over the course of Hunter S. Thompson's extraordinary life he was publicly branded a bum, a vandal, a thief, a liar, an addict, a freak, and a psychopath. Some of which were true. Yet even when ... (Read More)
 
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#6
The Life and Times of the Thunderbolt Kid: A Memoir
Bill Bryson.
Publisher: Broadway.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780767919371.  Daedalus Item Code: 62226
 
Born in the middle of the American century (1951) in the middle of the United States (Des Moines), Bill Bryson, like millions of his peers, grew up with a rich fantasy life as a superhero—in his ... (Read More)
 
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#7
Mortality
Christopher Hitchens. Graydon Carter, foreword. Carol Blue, afterword.
Publisher: Twelve.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781455502769.  Daedalus Item Code: 61649
 
On June 8, 2010, while on a book tour for his memoir Hitch-22, Christopher Hitchens was stricken with excruciating pain in his chest and thorax. As he would later write in Vanity Fair, ... (Read More)
 
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#8
Tracks: A Woman's Solo Trek Across 1700 Miles of Australian Outback—Movie Tie-In Edition
Robyn Davidson.
Publisher: Vintage.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780679762874.  Daedalus Item Code: 62299
 
(One of Daedalus's 25 Books to Read by Labor Day) "I experienced that sinking feeling you get when you know you have conned yourself into doing something difficult and there's no going back." ... (Read More)
 
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#9
Tolkien: The Illustrated Encyclopaedia
David Day.
Publisher: Touchstone.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780684839790.  Daedalus Item Code: 62652
 
An essential companion to Middle-earth and the Undying Lands, from the creation of Arda, Númenor, and Beleriand to the final fall of Sauron and the rise of the Dominion of Men, this encyclopedic ... (Read More)
 
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#10
Jane Austen's England
Roy & Lesley Adkins.
Publisher: Viking.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780670785841.  Daedalus Item Code: 61001
 
This cultural snapshot of everyday life in the world of Jane Austen, from the authors of Nelson's Trafalgar and The War for All the Oceans, explores the customs and culture of Austen's ... (Read More)
 
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