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A Slap in the Face: Why Insults Hurt—And Why They Shouldn't
William B. Irvine.
 
Publisher: Oxford
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Daedalus Item Code: 50871
 
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Battle Scars: Gender and Sexuality in the American Civil War
Catherine Clinton & Nina Silber, eds.
 
Publisher: Oxford
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ISBN: 9780195174441
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Mind Whispering: A New Map to Freedom from Self-Defeating Emotional Habits
Tara Bennett-Goleman.
Publisher: Rider.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781846043383.  Daedalus Item Code: 51098
 
Why sometimes do even the smallest events send us into a downward spiral? Whether we're aware of it or not, our feelings and outlook are constantly shaped by learned patterns or habitual modes of ... (Read More)
 
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Supreme Commander: MacArthur's Triumph in Japan
Seymour Morris Jr.
Publisher: Harper.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780062287939.  Daedalus Item Code: 51657
 
He is the most decorated general in American history—the only five-star general to receive the Medal of Honor—yet Douglas MacArthur's greatest victory was not in war. As Supreme Commander for the ... (Read More)
 
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Beautiful for Ever: Madame Rachel of Bond Street: Cosmetician, Con-Artist and Blackmailer
Helen Rappaport.
Publisher: Vintage.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780099570134.  Daedalus Item Code: 51073
 
Madame Rachel had everything: a Mayfair address, the title of "purveyor to Her Majesty the Queen," a shop full of expensive creams and potions, and an aristocratic, rich—and gullible—clientele. This ... (Read More)
 
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Our Necessary Shadow: The Nature and Meaning of Psychiatry
Tom Burns.
Publisher: Allen Lane.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781846144653.  Daedalus Item Code: 51224
 
For good or ill, psychiatry is a polemical battleground, criticized on the one hand as an instrument of social control or as a barbaric practice, while on the other trumpeted as the latest ... (Read More)
 
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Scarcity: Why Having Too Little Means So Much
Sendhil Mullainathan & Eldar Shafir.
Publisher: Allen Lane.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781846143458.  Daedalus Item Code: 51227
 
Why can we never seem to keep on top of our workload? Why does poverty persist around the world? Why do successful people do things at the last minute in a sudden rush of energy? Harvard economist ... (Read More)
 
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The Physics of Wall Street: A Brief History of Predicting the Unpredictable
James Owen Weatherall.
Publisher: Mariner.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780544112438.  Daedalus Item Code: 51437
 
During the economic meltdown of 2008, many of the mathematicians and software engineers on Wall Street were baffled when their abstract concepts failed in practice. Taking us from fin-de-siècle Paris ... (Read More)
 
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On Looking: Eleven Walks with Expert Eyes
Alexandra Horowitz.
Publisher: Scribner.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781439191255.  Daedalus Item Code: 51263
 
Here the author of the delightful Inside of a Dog shows us how to see the spectacle of the ordinary—to practice, as Arthur Conan Doyle put it, "the observation of trifles." Psychologist ... (Read More)
 
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Drunk Tank Pink: And Other Unexpected Forces That Shape How We Think, Feel, and Behave
Adam Atler.
Publisher: Penguin.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780143124931.  Daedalus Item Code: 51243
 
Most of us go through life believing that we are in control of the choices we make—that we think and behave almost independently from the world around us. And yet, as Adam Atler demonstrates in this ... (Read More)
 
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Spy the Lie: Former CIA Officers Teach You How to Detect Deception
Philip Houston, Michael Floyd & Susan Carnicero, with Don Tennant.
Publisher: Icon.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781848315921.  Daedalus Item Code: 51109
 
This is both a fascinating study of deception and a detailed lesson in how to identify and combat it. Philip Houston spent 25 years in the CIA, and developed a lie detection methodology used by U.S. ... (Read More)
 
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FDR and Chief Justice Hughes: The President, the Supreme Court, and the Epic Battle Over the New Deal
James F. Simon.
Publisher: Simon & Schuster.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781416573289.  Daedalus Item Code: 50639
 
Following books on the clashes between Thomas Jefferson and Chief Justice John Marshall on the shaping of the nation's constitutional future, and between Abraham Lincoln and Chief Justice Roger Taney ... (Read More)
 
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Shimon Edelman.
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Geoffrey O'Brien.
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6. Why Women Have Sex: Sexual Motivation from Adventure to Revenge—and Everything in Between
Cindy Meston & David Buss.
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7. Language: The Cultural Tool
Daniel L. Everett.
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8. A Brief Guide to Native American Myths & Legends
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Mark Morton.
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