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500 Portraits
Tony Millionaire.
Publisher: Fantagraphics.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781606994733.  Daedalus Item Code: 24003
 
One of the cartoonists who, along with Charles Burns, helps give Dave Eggers's magazine The Believer its distinctive editorial art style, Tony Millionaire is the creator of such subversive ... (Read More)
 
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Adapt: Why Success Always Starts with Failure
Tim Harford.
Publisher: Picador.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781250007551.  Daedalus Item Code: 42622
 
Financial Times editor and Undercover Economist author Tim Harford here presents an inspiring new approach to problem-solving. Rather than looking to our leaders to set out a plan of ... (Read More)
 
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Adventures in the Orgasmatron: How the Sexual Revolution Came to America
Christopher Turner.
Publisher: FSG.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780374100940.  Daedalus Item Code: 33132
 
(A Boston Globe Best Nonfiction Book of 2011 and one of the Best Books of 2011 in the Economist) Decades before the 1960s, a sexual revolution was underway in America, led by ... (Read More)
 
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Ageless Memory: The Memory Expert's Prescription for a Razor-Sharp Mind
Harry Lorayne.
Publisher: Black Dog & Leventhal.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781579128241.  Daedalus Item Code: 38699
 
Maybe you've never lost track of which book you're after on the shelf, but if you keep forgetting what you opened the fridge for, where you put your keys, or the name of the neighbor who's introduced ... (Read More)
 
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An Anatomy of Addiction: Sigmund Freud, William Halsted, and the Miracle Drug Cocaine
Howard Markel.
Publisher: Pantheon.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780375423307.  Daedalus Item Code: 43291
 
Hailed as a wonder drug in the 1880s, cocaine showed promise as an anesthetic in the operating room and as a way to relieve depression and chronic pain without the physical dependency associated with ... (Read More)
 
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The Animal Connection: A New Perspective on What Makes Us Human
Pat Shipman.
Publisher: Norton.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780393070545.  Daedalus Item Code: 23868
 
In this remarkable new perspective on the human love of animals, anthropologist Pat Shipman reveals that the domestication of animals has not only changed them, it has had a profound developmental ... (Read More)
 
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At the Edge of the Precipice: Henry Clay and the Compromise That Saved the Union
Robert V. Remini.
Publisher: Basic Books.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780465012886.  Daedalus Item Code: 36261
 
In 1850, America hovered on the brink of disunion, as tensions between slaveholders and abolitionists mounted. The debate over slavery grew more rancorous when an influx of new territory prompted ... (Read More)
 
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The Aztec World
Elizabeth M. Brumfiel & Gary M. Feinman, eds.
Publisher: Abrams.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780810972780.  Daedalus Item Code: 43049
 
Over the course of 200 years, the Aztecs progressed from being a band of nomads to becoming the rulers of an extensive empire in central Mexico, only to fall to a coalition of Spaniards and ... (Read More)
 
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Bad Girls Need Love Too: Pleasure Yourself with Pulp Fiction
Gary Lovisi.
Publisher: Krause.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781440213571.  Daedalus Item Code: 32695
 
They were the sirens of the pulp fiction racks; daringly dressed or undressed, these voluptuous vixens lounged across lurid paperback covers, promising sin and seduction while really just looking for ... (Read More)
 
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The Belief Instinct: The Psychology of Souls, Destiny, and the Meaning of Life
Jesse Bering.
Publisher: Norton.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780393072990.  Daedalus Item Code: 23871
 
Why is belief so hard to shake? Despite our attempts to embrace rational thought and reject superstition, we often find ourselves appealing to unseen forces that guide our destiny, wondering who ... (Read More)
 
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Berlin Games: How Hitler Stole the Olympic Dream
Guy Walters.
Publisher: John Murray.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780719567742.  Daedalus Item Code: 40742
 
The 1936 Berlin Olympics brought together athletes, politicians, socialites, journalists, soldiers, and artists from all over the world. But behind the scenes, the games were a dress rehearsal for ... (Read More)
 
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The Box: How the Shipping Container Made the World Smaller and the World Economy Bigger
Marc Levinson.
Publisher: Princeton.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780691136400.  Daedalus Item Code: 49255
 
(Winner of the 2007 Anderson Medal (Society for Nautical Research) and the 2007 Bronze Medal in Finance/Investment/Economics (Independent Publisher Book Awards); Shortlisted for the 2006 ... (Read More)
 
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