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Autobiography/Biography
#1
A Walk in the Woods: Rediscovering America on the Appalachian Trail
Bill Bryson.
Publisher: Broadway.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780767902526.  Daedalus Item Code: 62227
 
(One of Daedalus's 25 Books to Read by Labor Day) Originally published in 1998, Bill Bryson's hilarious account of his near-disastrous attempt to hike the Appalachian Trail is a paean to wild ... (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
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 MedalĖwinning biography of Catherine the Great, Robert Massie's biography of Peter the ... (Read More)
 
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#4
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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#5
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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#6
Zealot: The Life and Times of Jesus of Nazareth
Reza Aslan.
Publisher: Random House.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780812981483.  Daedalus Item Code: 62305
 
Two thousand years ago, an itinerant Jewish preacher and miracle worker walked across the Galilee, gathering followers to establish what he called the "Kingdom of God." His revolutionary movement was ... (Read More)
 
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#7
Nicholas and Alexandra: The Classic Account of the Fall of the Romanov Dynasty
Robert K. Massie.
Publisher: Random House.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780345438317.  Daedalus Item Code: 62251
 
NaÔve and self-absorbed, Nicholas II and his wife Alexandra were the last Romanov rulers of Russia, losing their lives as the Communists seized power in 1917. As this history by the Pulitzer ... (Read More)
 
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#8
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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#9
Mark Twain's America: A Celebration in Words and Images
Harry L. Katz. Lewis H. Lapham, foreword.
Publisher: Little, Brown.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780316209397.  Daedalus Item Code: 61646
 
We know Mark Twain today as the author of classics like The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, but in his own time Twainóborn Samuel Langhorne Clemensówas a controversial satirist and public figure who ... (Read More)
 
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#10
Louisa May Alcott: A Personal Biography
Susan Cheever.
Publisher: Simon & Schuster.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781416569923.  Daedalus Item Code: 61841
 
The author of American Bloomsbury returns to Concord, Massachusetts, for this engaging life of its most famous female writer. Louisa May Alcott never intended to write Little Women; she ... (Read More)
 
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