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Tolstoy: A Russian Life
Rosamund Bartlett.
 
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin
Format: hardcover
ISBN: 9780151014385
Daedalus Item Code: 43271
 
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The Richest Woman in America: Hetty Green in the Gilded Age
Janet Wallach.
 
Publisher: Nan A. Talese
Format: hardcover
ISBN: 9780385531979
Daedalus Item Code: 43130
 
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Long Walk to Freedom: The Autobiography of Nelson Mandela
Nelson Mandela. Bill Clinton, foreword.
Publisher: Back Bay.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780316548182.  Daedalus Item Code: 43115
 
In "one of the few political autobiographies that's also a page-turner" (LATRB), first published in 1995 during Nelson Mandela's presidency, the late Nobel Peace Prize winner charts his life ... (Read More)
 
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Dearie: The Remarkable Life of Julia Child
Bob Spitz.
Publisher: Knopf.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780307272225.  Daedalus Item Code: 43103
 
(A Washington Post, NPR, and Time Magazine Best Book of 2012) A genuine rebel who took the pretensions that embellished French cuisine and fricasseed them to a fare-thee-well, ... (Read More)
 
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These Few Precious Days: The Final Year of Jack with Jackie
Christopher Andersen.
Publisher: Robson.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781849545860.  Daedalus Item Code: 43079
 
They were the original power couple—rich, attractive, and endlessly fascinating. In this behind-the-scenes portrait of the Kennedys in their final year together—which features 16 pages of ... (Read More)
 
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Country Girl: A Memoir
Edna O'Brien.
Publisher: Back Bay.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780316122719.  Daedalus Item Code: 49588
 
(Winner of the 2012 Irish Book Award for Nonfiction, and one of the New York Times Notable Books of 2013 )When Edna O'Brien's first novel, The Country Girls, was published in ... (Read More)
 
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The Fractalist: Memoir of a Scientific Maverick
Benoit B. Mandelbrot.
Publisher: Pantheon.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780307377357.  Daedalus Item Code: 43107
 
The father of fractal geometry, who spent more than 35 years at IBM as a research scientist, Benoit Mandelbrot changed how we look at both the natural world and the financial world, transforming our ... (Read More)
 
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An A–Z of Hellraisers: A Comprehensive Compendium of Outrageous Insobriety
Robert Sellers.
Publisher: Arrow.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781848092464.  Daedalus Item Code: 43279
 
From Alexander the Great—whose drunken revelries once ended with the destruction of an entire city—to W.C. Fields, who passed critical judgment on a brass band by urinating over them from a hotel ... (Read More)
 
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Georgiana: Duchess of Devonshire
Amanda Foreman.
Publisher: Modern Library.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780375753831.  Daedalus Item Code: 42898
 
(Winner of the 1998 Whitbread Award for Biography) In her brilliant debut biography—the inspiration for the Oscar-winning film The Duchess, starring Keira Knightley and Ralph ... (Read More)
 
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Levels of Life
Julian Barnes.
Publisher: Knopf.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780385350778.  Daedalus Item Code: 43114
 
(An NPR Best Book of 2013) In this slim, astounding volume—an NPR Best Book of 2013—from the author of Flaubert' Parrot, Nothing to Be Frightened Of, and the 2011 Man Booker ... (Read More)
 
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Tracks: A Woman's Solo Trek Across 1700 Miles of Australian Outback—Movie Tie-In Edition
Robyn Davidson.
Publisher: Vintage.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781101872451.  Daedalus Item Code: 49307
 
"I experienced that sinking feeling you get when you know you have conned yourself into doing something difficult and there's no going back." From this seemingly inauspicious beginning, Robyn ... (Read More)
 
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Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption
Laura Hillenbrand.
Publisher: Random House.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780812974492.  Daedalus Item Code: 49384
 
He was a prankster, a free spirit, and a hell-raising kid on the streets of Torrance, California, in the 1930s, but Louie Zamperini found a purpose in running; his blazing performance at the 1936 ... (Read More)
 
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