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The Receptionist: An Education at The New Yorker
Janet Groth.
 
Publisher: Algonquin
Format: paperback
ISBN: 9781616203061
Daedalus Item Code: 62649
 
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Peter the Great: His Life and World
Robert K. Massie.
 
Publisher: Random House
Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780345298065
Daedalus Item Code: 62250
 
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Composed: A Memoir
Rosanne Cash.
Publisher: Penguin.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780143119395.  Daedalus Item Code: 62638
 
Having moved gracefully from Nashville stardom to critical success as a singer-songwriter and author of essays and short stories, Rosanne Cash here offers a candid and beautifully written account of ... (Read More)
 
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Carsick: John Waters Hitchhikes Across America
John Waters.
Publisher: FSG.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780374298630.  Daedalus Item Code: 62636
 
(Chosen by Publishers Weekly as One of the Best Summer Books of 2014) At the age of 66, armed only with his wit, his pencil-thin mustache, and a cardboard sign that reads "I'm Not ... (Read More)
 
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Mandela: An Illustrated Autobiography
Nelson Mandela.
Publisher: Little, Brown.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780316550383.  Daedalus Item Code: 62058
 
One of the great moral and political leaders of our time, Nelson Mandela endured a 27-year prison sentence for sabotage, but his untiring fight against racial oppression in South Africa eventually ... (Read More)
 
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Emily Dickinson and the Art of Belief: Second Edition
Roger Lundin.
Publisher: Eerdmans.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780802821270.  Daedalus Item Code: 62790
 
One of American literature's most elusive figures, Emily Dickinson has always been understood through careful study of her poems and letters. In this biography, Roger Lundin takes a fresh look at ... (Read More)
 
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Lizzie Siddal: The Tragedy of a Pre-Raphaelite Supermodel
Lucinda Hawksley.
Publisher: Sevenoaks.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781781774731.  Daedalus Item Code: 62405
 
In an era when lower-class women generally lived out their lives in obscurity, Lizzie Siddal instead became one of the most famous faces in Victorian Britain and a pivotal figure of London's artistic ... (Read More)
 
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The Man He Became: How FDR Defied Polio to Win the Presidency
James Tobin.
Publisher: Simon & Schuster.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780743265157.  Daedalus Item Code: 62133
 
In 1921, at the age of 39, Franklin D. Roosevelt was the brightest young star in the Democratic Party. One day he was racing his children around their summer home; two days later he could not stand ... (Read More)
 
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Johnny Appleseed: The Man, the Myth, the American Story
Howard Means.
Publisher: Simon & Schuster.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781439178263.  Daedalus Item Code: 62643
 
"Former Washingtonian editor [Howard] Means employs extensive research to dig out facts buried in the mythic past about Johnny Appleseed, 'not only the best-known walker in American history ... (Read More)
 
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Elizabeth the Queen: The Life of a Modern Monarch
Sally Bedell Smith.
Publisher: Random House.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780812979794.  Daedalus Item Code: 62477
 
From the moment of her ascension to the throne in 1953 at age 25, Queen Elizabeth II has been the object of unparalleled admiration and scrutiny. But how well do we really know the world's most ... (Read More)
 
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Memories: From Moscow to the Black Sea
Teffi. Robert Chandler, et al., trans. Edythe Haber, intro.
Publisher: New York Review Books.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781590179512.  Daedalus Item Code: 69359
 
(One of Daedalus's 25 Books to Read by Labor Day) Nicknamed "the female Chekhov," Nadezhda Lokhvitskaya—Teffi—was a wildly popular writer in pre-revolutionary Russia, a favorite of both Tsar ... (Read More)
 
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Leaving Before the Rains Come
Alexandra Fuller.
Publisher: Penguin/QPB.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781594205866.  Daedalus Item Code: 61942
 
Looking to rebuild after a painful divorce, memoirist Alexandra Fuller—who also gave us Don't Let's Go to the Dogs Tonight and Cocktail Hour Under the Tree of Forgetfulness—turns to her ... (Read More)
 
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