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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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African American National Biography: Two-Volume Set
Henry Louis Gates & Evelyn Brooks Higginbotham, eds.
Publisher: Oxford.   Format: 2 set.
ISBN: 9780199920785.  Daedalus Item Code: 43560
 
The 2008 publication of African American National Biography was perhaps the most thorough biographical series of its kind, but editors Henry Louis Gates Jr. and Evelyn Brooks Higginbotham ... (Read More)
 
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African Laughter: Four Visits to Zimbabwe
Doris Lessing.
Publisher: Harper Perennial.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780060924331.  Daedalus Item Code: 44312
 
(A New York Times Book Review Notable Book of 1992) In this memoir, Doris Lessing gives us a highly personal story about returning visits that she made to her Zimbabwean homeland in ... (Read More)
 
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Al Jaffee's Mad Life: A Biography
Mary-Lou Weisman. Al Jaffee, illus.
Publisher: It Books.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780061864490.  Daedalus Item Code: 44313
 
Since 1955, when his work began enlivening the pages of MAD magazine, Al Jaffee has pickled three generations of American kids in the brine of satire. So perhaps it's not too surprising that ... (Read More)
 
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Alexander the Great
Philip Freeman.
Publisher: History Book Club.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781620907108.  Daedalus Item Code: 42282
 
Also the biographer of Julius Caesar and Saint Patrick, classicist and historian Philip Freeman here tells the remarkable life story of one of the most enduring figures in history. A Macedonian king, ... (Read More)
 
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Alice, Let's Eat: Further Adventures of a Happy Eater
Calvin Trillin.
Publisher: Random House.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780812978063.  Daedalus Item Code: 43485
 
In the 1970s, New Yorker columnist Calvin Trillin informed America that its most glorious food was not found at the pretentious restaurants he referred to as "La Maison de la Casa House," but ... (Read More)
 
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Alix and Nicky: The Passion of the Last Tsar and Tsarina
Virginia Rounding.
Publisher: St. Martin's.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780312381004.  Daedalus Item Code: 43860
 
There are perhaps few characters in history about whom opinion has been more divided than the last Tsar of Russia, Nicholas II, and his wife the Empress Alexandra Fyodorovna. While some have ... (Read More)
 
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Always Been There: Rosanne Cash, the List, and the Spirit of Southern Music
Michael Streissguth.
Publisher: DaCapo.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780306819179.  Daedalus Item Code: 43397
 
"Author and music journalist [Michael] Streissguth, having already written a biography of Johnny Cash, joined Johnny's daughter Rosanne to document the creation of an album (and tour) that in many ... (Read More)
 
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America's Mistress: Eartha Kitt, Her Life and Times
John L. Williams.
Publisher: Quercus.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780857385758.  Daedalus Item Code: 44405
 
A slim, mixed-race woman with an exotic, angular face and a perpetual purr in her voice, Eartha Kitt seduced 1950s America into thinking that she was, in the words of Orson Welles, "the most exciting ... (Read More)
 
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American Lion: Andrew Jackson in the White House
Jon Meacham.
Publisher: Random House.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780812973464.  Daedalus Item Code: 43487
 
(Winner of the 2009 Pulitzer Prize for Biography) Andrew Jackson, his intimate circle of friends, and his tumultuous political career are at the heart of this superb biography, portraying ... (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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Another Insane Devotion: On the Love of Cats and Persons
Peter Trachtenberg.
Publisher: DaCapo.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780738215266.  Daedalus Item Code: 44316
 
From "a genuine American Dostoevsky" (Washington Post) comes this dazzling, funny, bittersweet exploration of the mysteries of relationship, both human and animal. When his favorite cat ... (Read More)
 
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