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Autobiography/Biography
#1
The Wright Brothers
David McCullough.
Publisher: Simon & Schuster.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781476728742.  Daedalus Item Code: 71297
 
Two-time Pulitzer Prize and National Book Award winner David McCullough here tells the surprising, profoundly American story of Wilbur and Orville Wright. On a December day in 1903, in the Outer ... (Read More)
 
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#2
A Broken Hallelujah: Rock and Roll, Redemption, and the Life of Leonard Cohen
Liel Leibovitz.
Publisher: Norton.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780393082050.  Daedalus Item Code: 71711
 
Why is it that, even before his death, Leonard Cohen earned the sort of reverence we reserve for a precious few living artists? Why have his songs been gracing the charts and movie soundtracks again ... (Read More)
 
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#3
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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#4
Al Franken, Giant of the Senate
Al Franken.
Publisher: Twelve.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781455540419.  Daedalus Item Code: 79499
 
From Senator Al Franken comes the story of an award-winning comedian who decided to run for office and then discovered why award-winning comedians tend not to do that. Following an unlikely 2008 ... (Read More)
 
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#5
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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#6
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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#7
Irena's Children: A True Story of Courage
Tilar J. Mazzeo.
Publisher: Gallery.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781476778518.  Daedalus Item Code: 79416
 
In 1942, young social worker Irena Sendler was granted access to the Warsaw ghetto as a public health specialist, and reached out to the trapped Jewish families, going from door to door and asking ... (Read More)
 
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#8
The Richard Burton Diaries
Chris Williams, ed.
Publisher: Yale.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780300180107.  Daedalus Item Code: 72246
 
Magnetic on stage, mesmerizing in movies, and nominated seven times for an Oscar, Richard Burton rose from humble beginnings in Wales to become Hollywood's most highly paid actor and one of England's ... (Read More)
 
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#9
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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#10
What So Proudly We Hailed: Francis Scott Key, A Life
Marc Leepson.
Publisher: Palgrave.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781137278289.  Daedalus Item Code: 72072
 
The author of Lafayette, Saving Monticello, and Flag here gives us the first full-length biography of Francis Scott Key in more than 75 years. Historian Marc Leepson explores the ... (Read More)
 
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