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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
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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#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
John Wayne: The Genuine Article: The Unseen Archive of an American Legend
Michael Goldman. Jimmy Carter, foreword. Ethan Wayne, preface.
Publisher: Insight.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781608871162.  Daedalus Item Code: 71759
 
Though he was larger than life, John Wayne was also a man with everyday concerns, working in a glamorous but demanding profession. This intimate scrapbook biography is filled with images of public ... (Read More)
 
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#6
Chaucer's Tale: 1386 and the Road to Canterbury
Paul Strohm.
Publisher: Viking.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780670026432.  Daedalus Item Code: 71580
 
The Canterbury Tales remains a founding text of English literature, yet it only came about because Geoffrey Chaucer was all but ruined. In the politically and economically fraught London of ... (Read More)
 
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#7
Rose Kennedy: The Life and Times of a Political Matriarch
Barbara A. Perry.
Publisher: Norton.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780393068955.  Daedalus Item Code: 71730
 
In this close portrait of a private woman who became a political legend, presidential historian Barbara Perry captures Rose Kennedy's essential contributions to the Kennedy dynasty, unearthing the ... (Read More)
 
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#8
My Journey with Maya
Tavis Smiley, with David Ritz.
Publisher: Little, Brown.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780316341752.  Daedalus Item Code: 71567
 
Political commentator and talk show host Tavis Smiley here recalls his joyful three-decade friendship with Maya Angelou, which began in 1985 when Smiley, just 21, was invited to join the revered ... (Read More)
 
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#9
Lady Bird and Lyndon: The Hidden Story of a Marriage that Made a President
Betty Boyd Caroli.
Publisher: Simon & Schuster.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781439191224.  Daedalus Item Code: 64137
 
The conventional story goes that Lyndon Johnson married Lady Bird for her money and demeaned her by his many affairs, and that her only legacy was protecting the nation's wildflowers. But here the ... (Read More)
 
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#10
The Young T.E. Lawrence
Anthony Sattin.
Publisher: Norton.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780393242669.  Daedalus Item Code: 64027
 
The heroism of T.E. Lawrence during the Arab revolt and his disgust at the subsequent betrayal of the Arabs in the postwar negotiations have become the stuff of legend, but the adventures of Lawrence ... (Read More)
 
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