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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 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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The Crimes of Paris: A True Story of Murder, Theft, and Detection
Dorothy & Thomas Hoobler.
Publisher: Bison.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780803234321.  Daedalus Item Code: 43185
 
Paris at the turn of the 20th century was populated with painters, scientists, revolutionaries, and poets at the vanguard of political, scientific, and cultural progress. It was also a violent, ... (Read More)
 
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In Praise of Flattery
Willis Goth Regier.
Publisher: Nebraska.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780803239692.  Daedalus Item Code: 43184
 
Where would we be without flattery? Alexander the Great applied it as imperial policy, Caesar and Cleopatra were masters of it, and Napoleon devoured it, although Cicero called flattery "the handmaid ... (Read More)
 
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Mr. President: How and Why the Founders Created a Chief Executive
Ray Raphael.
Publisher: Knopf.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780307595270.  Daedalus Item Code: 43118
 
The author of A People's History of the American Revolution and Founding Myths here gives us the little-known yet dramatic story of the politics and personalities behind the creation of ... (Read More)
 
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Ready for a Brand New Beat: How "Dancing in the Street" Became the Anthem for a Changing America
Mark Kurlansky.
Publisher: Riverhead.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781594487224.  Daedalus Item Code: 43127
 
Can a song change a nation? Lauded for such food-based chronicles as Cod, The Big Oyster, and Salt, Mark Kurlansky returns here to the pop-culture vein of 1968: The Year that ... (Read More)
 
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The Revenge of Geography: What the Map Tells Us About Coming Conflicts and the Battle Against Fate
Robert D. Kaplan.
Publisher: Random House.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781400069835.  Daedalus Item Code: 43129
 
The author of Monsoon and Balkan Ghosts, and twice named by Foreign Policy magazine as one of the world's "Top 100 Global Thinkers," Robert Kaplan here offers a revelatory prism ... (Read More)
 
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Split-Second Persuasion: The Ancient Art and New Science of Changing Minds
Kevin Dutton.
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780151012794.  Daedalus Item Code: 43266
 
Roughly 400 times per day, people around us try to persuade or influence us in their favor. Psychologist Kevin Dutton introduces us to the natural super-persuaders in our midst—advertisers, con men, ... (Read More)
 
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The Thinking Life: How to Thrive in the Age of Distraction
P.M. Forni.
Publisher: St. Martin's.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780312625719.  Daedalus Item Code: 42770
 
How do we turn off the noise of daily life, turn on our brains, and get back to the fundamental human activity known as thinking? This book by the author of Choosing Civility and The ... (Read More)
 
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What I Know for Sure
Oprah Winfrey.
Publisher: Flatiron Books.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781250054050.  Daedalus Item Code: 49525
 
"I know for sure: Your journey begins with a choice to get up, step out, and live fully," proclaims Oprah Winfrey. For 14 years, in her popular "What I Know for Sure" column in O, The Oprah ... (Read More)
 
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The World America Made
Robert Kagan.
Publisher: Knopf.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780307961310.  Daedalus Item Code: 43148
 
Is America really in decline? What would the world look like if America turned away from its role as a global leader to focus all of its energies on solving problems at home? The author of ... (Read More)
 
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The World Until Yesterday: What Can We Learn from Traditional Societies?
Jared Diamond.
Publisher: Penguin.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780143124405.  Daedalus Item Code: 43149
 
Most of us take for granted such aspects of our society as telecommunication, literacy, even obesity. Yet for millions of years human society had none of these things, as the Pulitzer Prize–winning ... (Read More)
 
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