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12 Years a Slave: A True Story
Solomon Northup.
Publisher: William Collins.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780007582952.  Daedalus Item Code: 43902
 
The inspiration for the multiple Oscar and Golden Globe Award–winning motion picture by British director Steve McQueen and starring Chiwetel Ejiofor, this is the memoir of Solomon Northup, a black ... (Read More)
 
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Ambrose Bierce's Write It Right: The Celebrated Cynic's Language Peeves Deciphered, Appraised, and Annotated for 21st-Century Readers
Ambrose Bierce & Jan Freeman.
Publisher: Walker.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780802717689.  Daedalus Item Code: 31864
 
Best known for his Devil's Dictionary, journalist and professional cynic Ambrose Bierce was also a maven of English usage, and in 1909 he gave us Write It Right: A Little Blacklist of ... (Read More)
 
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Ann the Word: The Story of Ann Lee, Female Messiah, Mother of the Shakers, the Woman Clothed with the Sun
Richard Francis.
Publisher: Arcade.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781611457957.  Daedalus Item Code: 42947
 
Believed by her followers to have been the second incarnation of Christ, Ann Lee may be one of the most extraordinary and mysterious women in Western history. From humble origins in Manchester, ... (Read More)
 
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The Authentic Life of Billy the Kid
Pat F. Garrett.
Publisher: Skyhorse.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781616088088.  Daedalus Item Code: 20580
 
Born in November 1859 as William H. Bonney, Billy the Kid—as he soon became known—started his criminal career at the age of 12 by stabbing a man in a bar fight. He then moved on to stealing horses, ... (Read More)
 
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The Beaver Men: Spearheads of Empire, Second Edition
Mari Sandoz. Andrew R. Graybill, intro.
Publisher: Bison.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780803226562.  Daedalus Item Code: 43175
 
In her third book chronicling the history of the Great Plains through the impact of a particular animal (following The Buffalo Hunters and The Cattlemen), Mari Sandoz recounts the trade ... (Read More)
 
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Beyond Walden: The Hidden History of America's Kettle Lakes and Ponds
Robert M. Thorson.
Publisher: Walker.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780802716453.  Daedalus Item Code: 31872
 
Occurring in depressions formed by glacial ice, and fed by groundwater rather than streams, kettle lakes are the most common type found in the American landscape, and stretch from the northern ... (Read More)
 
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Big George: How a Shy Boy Became President Washington
Anne F. Rockwell. Matt Phelan, illus.
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780152165833.  Daedalus Item Code: 44258
 
Long before he was our first president, George Washington was a shy boy with a hot temper, as the author of They Called Her Molly Pitcher relates in this stirring book for readers 6 to 9. But ... (Read More)
 
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Black Gotham: A Family History of African Americans in Nineteenth-Century New York City
Carla L. Peterson.
Publisher: Yale.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780300162554.  Daedalus Item Code: 42091
 
While researching her genealogy, Carla Peterson delved into the lives of her 19th-century ancestors, uncovering the rich if underappreciated history of African American elites in New York City. ... (Read More)
 
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Capital of the World: A Portrait of New York City in the Roaring Twenties
David Wallace.
Publisher: Lyons Press.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780762780150.  Daedalus Item Code: 41863
 
In the same absorbing style of his Lost Hollywood, David Wallace here presents the personalities and events that he argues made Prohibition-era New York City the cultural and financial capital ... (Read More)
 
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Carriages on Fifth Avenue 1897 Pocket Notebook: 128 Ruled Pages with Ribbon Marker

Publisher: Libretto Group.   Format: journal.
Daedalus Item Code: 46596
 
Fashionable ladies with muffs and stoles and top-hatted gentlemen with walking sticks stride purposefully down Manhattan's busy streets in this 1897 photo, while horse-drawn carriages turn midtown ... (Read More)
 
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Central Park After a Blizzard 2003 Pocket Notebook: 128 Ruled Pages with Ribbon Marker

Publisher: Libretto Group.   Format: journal.
Daedalus Item Code: 46594
 
Snapped in 2003, the snowy image on this little journal makes Central Park look like a drawing of itself, with trees and paths etched on the smooth white background. Measuring a pocketable 3 3/4 x 5 ... (Read More)
 
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City of Scoundrels: The 12 Days of Disaster That Gave Birth to Modern Chicago
Gary Krist.
Publisher: Crown.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780307454294.  Daedalus Item Code: 43929
 
When 1919 began, the city of Chicago seemed on the verge of transformation; an audacious, expensive plan was already in place to turn the brawling, vulgar city into "the Metropolis of the World." But ... (Read More)
 
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