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Autobiography/Biography
#1
Satchel: The Life and Times of an American Legend
Larry Tye.
Publisher: Random House.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780812977974.  Daedalus Item Code: 62296
 
(Winner of the 2009 Casey Award for Best Baseball Book of the Year; named one of the Best Books of 2009 by the Chicago Tribune and Kansas City Star; and a New York Times ... (Read More)
 
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#2
The First Tycoon: The Epic Life of Cornelius Vanderbilt
T.J. Stiles.
Publisher: Vintage.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781400031740.  Daedalus Item Code: 62272
 
(Winner of the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award, as well as a New York Times Notable Book of 2009 and named of the Best Books of the Year by The New Yorker, the Boston ... (Read More)
 
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#3
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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#4
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
 
"I experienced that sinking feeling you get when you know you have conned yourself into doing something difficult and there's no going back." From this seemingly inauspicious beginning, Robyn ... (Read More)
 
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#5
A Walk in the Woods: Rediscovering America on the Appalachian Trail
Bill Bryson.
Publisher: Broadway.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780767902526.  Daedalus Item Code: 62227
 
Originally published in 1998, Bill Bryson's hilarious account of his near-disastrous attempt to hike the Appalachian Trail is a paean to wild America. Back in America after 20 years in Britain, ... (Read More)
 
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#6
Peter the Great: His Life and World
Robert K. Massie.
Publisher: Random House.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780345298065.  Daedalus Item Code: 62250
 
(Winner of the 1981 Pulitzer Prize for Biography) Published 30 years before his superb, Andrew Carnegie Medal–winning biography of Catherine the Great, Robert Massie's biography of Peter the ... (Read More)
 
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#7
Empty Mansions: The Mysterious Life of Huguette Clark and the Spending of a Great American Fortune
Bill Dedman & Paul Clark Newell Jr.
Publisher: Ballantine.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780345534521.  Daedalus Item Code: 62052
 
When Pulitzer Prize–winning journalist Bill Dedman noticed in 2009 a grand home for sale—a mansion that had been unoccupied for nearly 60 years—he had stumbled onto a compelling mystery. The house ... (Read More)
 
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#8
Traitor to His Class: The Privileged Life and Radical Presidency of Franklin Delano Roosevelt
H.W. Brands.
Publisher: Anchor.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780307277947.  Daedalus Item Code: 62300
 
(A Pulitzer Prize Finalist and a Washington Post Best Book of 2008) Also the author of the Pulitzer Prize finalist The First American: The Life and Times of Benjamin Franklin, ... (Read More)
 
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#9
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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#10
Knocking on Heaven's Door: The Path to a Better Way of Death
Katy Butler.
Publisher: Scribner.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781451641981.  Daedalus Item Code: 62644
 
(Books for a Better Life Award Winner and a Finalist for the Dayton Literary Peace Prize) In one of the most talked-about books of 2013, Katy Butler—a science writer as well as a lay-ordained ... (Read More)
 
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