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The Greatest Knight: The Remarkable Life of William Marshal, the Power Behind Five English Thrones
Thomas Asbridge.
Publisher: Simon & Schuster.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781471163388.  Daedalus Item Code: 73512
 
A peerless warrior and paragon of chivalry—the true Lancelot of his time—William Marshal, the first Earl of Pembroke, was at the right hand of five English kings: Henry II; his sons Henry the Young ... (Read More)
 
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Growing a Feast: The Chronicle of a Farm-to-Table Meal
Kurt Timmermeister.
Publisher: Norton.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780393088892.  Daedalus Item Code: 71718
 
In Growing a Farmer, one-time restaurateur Kurt Timmermeister recounted the toil and joy of turning land on Vashon Island, Washington, into a dairy farm. Here he tells the story of a feast ... (Read More)
 
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Henry V: Pocket Giants
A.J. Pollard.
Publisher: History Press.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780752497631.  Daedalus Item Code: 63079
 
Henry V is the premier military hero in English history—better known than Marlborough, Wellington, or his own grandfather Edward III, argues A.J. Pollard. Henry enjoyed more success against the ... (Read More)
 
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Henry VIII: The Life and Rule of England's Nero
John Matusiak.
Publisher: History Press.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780750960892.  Daedalus Item Code: 62355
 
Five centuries after he ascended the throne, the reputation of Henry VIII is generally being rehabilitated and subtly sanitized. Tudor historian John Matusiak paints a considerably less flattering ... (Read More)
 
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A Hilltop On the Marne: An American's Letters from War-torn France
Mildred Aldrich.
Publisher: Hesperus.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781843915010.  Daedalus Item Code: 62170
 
In the spring of 1914, expatriate American journalist Mildred Aldrich bought a country farmhouse near Paris. She wrote heartfelt letters to her friends back home, describing her idyllic life in ... (Read More)
 
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Hissing Cousins: The Untold Story of Eleanor Roosevelt and Alice Roosevelt Longworth
Marc Peyser & Timothy Dwyer.
Publisher: Nan A. Talese.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780385536011.  Daedalus Item Code: 71992
 
When Theodore Roosevelt became president in 1901, his beautiful and flamboyant daughter was transformed into "Princess Alice," and received global celebrity. Three decades later, Alice's first cousin ... (Read More)
 
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How About Never—Is Never Good For You?: My Life in Cartoons
Bob Mankoff.
Publisher: Picador.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781250062420.  Daedalus Item Code: 71683
 
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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Jackie Robinson: A Biography
Arnold Rampersad.
Publisher: Ballantine.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780345426550.  Daedalus Item Code: 72999
 
Beyond his status as an American icon, the real Jackie Robinson remains practically unknown to us; with the cooperation of Robinson's widow, Rachel, here the biographer of Ralph Ellison and Langston ... (Read More)
 
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Joseph Anton: A Memoir
Salman Rushdie.
Publisher: Random House.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780812992786.  Daedalus Item Code: 41062
 
(Named one of the Best Books of 2012 by London's Economist, the San Francisco Chronicle, the Seattle Times, the Kansas City Star, and Newsweek) The author of ... (Read More)
 
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Just One Catch: A Biography of Joseph Heller
Tracy Daugherty.
Publisher: Palgrave.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780312596859.  Daedalus Item Code: 33185
 
Joseph Heller was a Coney Island kid, the son of Russian immigrants, whose experience flying WWII bombing missions over France would become the inspiration for Catch-22 ("The only war novel ... (Read More)
 
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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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The Last Love Song: A Biography of Joan Didion
Tracy Daugherty.
Publisher: St. Martin's.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781250010025.  Daedalus Item Code: 71685
 
The biographer of Donald Barthelme (Hiding Man) and Joseph Heller (Just One Catch), Tracy Daugherty here delves deeply into the life of distinguished American author and journalist Joan ... (Read More)
 
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