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Devil at My Heels: A Heroic Olympian's Astonishing Story of Survival as a Japanese POW in World War II
Louis Zamperini & David Rensin.
Publisher: William Morrow.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780062118851.  Daedalus Item Code: 72744
 
His story is now well known, told by Laura Hillenbrand in Unbroken and dramatized in the Oscar-nominated film of the same name, but here Louis Zamperini's life is narrated by the man himself, ... (Read More)
 
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Diaries
George Orwell. Christopher Hitchens, intro. Peter Davison, ed.
Publisher: Liveright.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780871406644.  Daedalus Item Code: 71741
 
Written as individual books throughout his career, the 11 surviving diaries collected here record George Orwell's youthful travels among miners and itinerant laborers, the rise of totalitarianism, ... (Read More)
 
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Don't Give Up, Don't Give In: Lessons from an Extraordinary Life
Louis Zamperini & David Rensin.
Publisher: Dey Street Books.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780062368331.  Daedalus Item Code: 71898
 
Completed just two days before his death at age 97, Louis Zamperini's second memoir (following Devil at My Heels, also co-written with David Rensin) shares a lifetime of wisdom, insight, and ... (Read More)
 
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Eldorado: Adventures in the Path of Empire
Bayard Taylor.
Publisher: Skyhorse.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781629147147.  Daedalus Item Code: 71834
 
In 1849 a young reporter from New York ventured west at the behest of his editor Horace Greeley to report on the madness and exuberance of the California gold rush. Bayard Taylor traveled through ... (Read More)
 
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An Explorer's Notebook: Essays on Life, History, and Climate
Tim Flannery.
Publisher: Atlantic Monthly.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780802122315.  Daedalus Item Code: 64251
 
The author of The Weather Makers, among several other books and more than 130 scientific papers, Tim Flannery has been credited with discovering more species than Charles Darwin, and is one of ... (Read More)
 
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Find a Way
Diana Nyad.
Publisher: Knopf.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780385353618.  Daedalus Item Code: 72000
 
On September 2, 2013, at the age of 64, Diana Nyad emerged onto the sands of Key West after swimming 111 miles—from Cuba to Florida—in 53 hours, completing an epic feat of both endurance and human ... (Read More)
 
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Finding Beauty in a Broken World
Terry Tempest Williams.
Publisher: Vintage.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780375725197.  Daedalus Item Code: 72990
 
"Shards of glass can cut and wound or magnify a vision," Terry Tempest Williams tells us in this creative 2009 memoir. "Mosaic celebrates brokenness and the beauty of being brought together." Ranging ... (Read More)
 
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The First Well: A Bethlehem Boyhood
Jabra Ibrahim Jabra. Mohammad Shaheen, foreword. Issa J. Boullata, trans.
Publisher: Hesperus.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781843913719.  Daedalus Item Code: 53699
 
As a child in British Mandate Palestine, poet and translator Jabra Ibrahim Jabra (1920–94) enjoyed proximity to a rich confluence of cultures in Bethlehem and Jerusalem. In this 1987 memoir, Jabra ... (Read More)
 
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Gilliamesque: A Pre-posthumous Memoir
Terry Gilliam & Ben Thompson.
Publisher: Canongate.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781782111061.  Daedalus Item Code: 72161
 
From his no-frills childhood in the icy wastes of Minnesota to some of the hottest water Hollywood had to offer—via the 1960s and 70s counterculture in New York, Los Angeles, and London—Terry ... (Read More)
 
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Good Grief!: Life in a Tiny Vermont Village
Ellen Stimson.
Publisher: Countryman.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781581572551.  Daedalus Item Code: 71752
 
Following her hilarious book Mud Season (in which she told the story of that fateful day when she and her husband, having had such a wonderful time vacationing in Vermont, wondered aloud what ... (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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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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