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Social/Behavioral/Political Sciences
#1
The Mafia: History and Legend
Marco Gasparini. Brian Eskenazi, trans.
Publisher: Flammarion.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9782080301505.  Daedalus Item Code: 53026
 
This illustrated history of the Mafia explores this international criminal organization both as a cult subject and a social phenomenon. Movie classics like The Godfather epitomize our ... (Read More)
 
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#2
The Sex Lives of Famous Lesbians
Nigel Cawthorne.
Publisher: Carlton.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781853755552.  Daedalus Item Code: 61258
 
Although Queen Victoria could not believe that such things went on in 19th-century England—and therefore failed to proscribe it—lesbianism has been part of human life at least since Sappho's ... (Read More)
 
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#3
Murder in the First-Class Carriage: The First Victorian Railway Killing
Kate Colquhoun.
Publisher: Overlook.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781590206751.  Daedalus Item Code: 61759
 
On a muggy July evening in 1864, London banker Thomas Briggs was traveling home after visiting his niece and her husband for dinner. He boarded a first-class carriage on the North London Railway at ... (Read More)
 
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#4
The Making of Middle-Earth: A New Look Inside the World of J.R.R. Tolkien
Christopher Snyder.
Publisher: Sterling.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781402784767.  Daedalus Item Code: 60567
 
When J.R.R. Tolkien created the realms of Middle-earth in his enormously popular Lord of the Rings saga, he drew on inspirations ranging from the languages, poetry, and mythology of medieval ... (Read More)
 
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#5
Drawn Together
Aline & R. Crumb.
Publisher: Knockabout.   Format: no jacket.
ISBN: 9780861661787.  Daedalus Item Code: 60381
 
They have always seemed an unlikely pair, yet cartoonists Robert Crumb and Aline Kominsky Crumb have been, since the 1970s, the world's most famous—and possibly only—underground comics couple. Here ... (Read More)
 
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#6
Double Entry: How the Merchants of Venice Created Modern Finance
Jane Gleeson-White.
Publisher: Norton.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780393088960.  Daedalus Item Code: 61176
 
In a surprisingly entertaining history filled with colorful characters, Jane Gleeson-White takes us from the ancient origins of accounting in Mesopotamia to the frontiers of modern finance. At the ... (Read More)
 
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#7
R. Crumb: The Complete Record Cover Collection
R. Crumb.
Publisher: Norton.   Format: slipcased.
ISBN: 9780393082784.  Daedalus Item Code: 61185
 
The iconic cartoonist of the 1960s underground comix movement, Robert Crumb also produced hundreds of cover illustrations for music albums; his first was for fellow Haight-Ashbury denizen Janis ... (Read More)
 
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#8
George Harrison: Living in the Material World
Olivia Harrison. Martin Scorsese, foreword. Paul Theroux, intro.
Publisher: Abrams.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781419702204.  Daedalus Item Code: 51000
 
Even if you already have your favorite Beatle, this beautifully produced book—a companion to the documentary Martin Scorsese directed for HBO—might change your mind about George, the "quiet" one, who ... (Read More)
 
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#9
Seize the Day: How the Dying Teach Us to Live
Marie de Hennezel. Carol Brown Janeway, trans.
Publisher: Macmillan.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781447205777.  Daedalus Item Code: 52821
 
"How do we learn to die?" Drawing upon her personal experience of working with terminally ill people in a palliative care unit, the author of The Warmth of the Heart Prevents Your Body From ... (Read More)
 
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#10
Medical Muses: Hysteria in Nineteenth-Century Paris
Asti Hustvedt.
Publisher: Norton.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780393025606.  Daedalus Item Code: 23885
 
Blanche, Augustine, and Geneviève were each admitted to the hysteria ward of the Salpêtrière Hospital in 1870s Paris, where their care was directed by the prominent neurologist Jean-Martin Charcot. ... (Read More)
 
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