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The Road to Character
David Brooks.
 
Publisher: Random House
Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780812983418
Daedalus Item Code: 69417
 
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Undisclosed Files of the Police: Cases from the Archives of the NYPD ...
Bernard J. Whalen, Philip Messing & Robert Mladinich.
 
Publisher: Black Dog
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ISBN: 9780316391238
Daedalus Item Code: 69445
 
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Coined: The Rich Life of Money and How Its History Has Shaped Us
Kabir Sehgal. Muhammad Yunis, foreword.
Publisher: Grand Central.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781455578528.  Daedalus Item Code: 64376
 
We are all aware of the power of money—how it influences our moods, compels us to take risks, and serves as the yardstick of success in societies around the world. Yet because we take the daily ... (Read More)
 
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The Suspicions of Mr Whicher: Or, The Murder at Road Hill House
Kate Summerscale.
Publisher: Bloomsbury.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781408824528.  Daedalus Item Code: 64350
 
(Winner of the 2008 Samuel Johnson Prize) It is midnight, June 30, 1860, and all is quiet in the Kent family's elegant house in Wiltshire. The next morning, however, they wake to find that ... (Read More)
 
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Extreme: Why Some People Thrive at the Limits
Emma Barrett & Paul Martin.
Publisher: Oxford.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780199668588.  Daedalus Item Code: 63877
 
While many of us might like to think that we could become astronauts or would climb Mount Everest if given the chance, the fact remains that such activities are exciting—and possible—for only a very ... (Read More)
 
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Body Language: The Signals You Don't Know You're Sending, and How to Master Them
Glenn Wilson.
Publisher: Icon.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781848319585.  Daedalus Item Code: 63759
 
Whether we're aware of it or not, our bodies reveal quite a bit about us and how we're feeling in a given situation, from interviews to dates, the boardroom to the stage. Being aware of these ... (Read More)
 
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The Big Book of Jack the Ripper: The Most Complete Compendium of Ripper Stories Ever Assembleed
Otto Penzler, ed.
Publisher: Vintage.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781101971130.  Daedalus Item Code: 69401
 
Of all the serial killers whose gruesome deeds have splashed across headlines, few have reached the near-mythical status of Jack the Ripper. Terrorizing London with a sudden rash of violent murders ... (Read More)
 
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The Great New Orleans Kidnapping Case: Race, Law, and Justice in the Reconstruction Era
Michael A. Ross.
Publisher: Oxford.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780199778805.  Daedalus Item Code: 63963
 
In 1870 New Orleans, two African American women kidnapped 17-month-old Mollie Digby from in front of her home; in a city in which many white residents were on edge about the integration of freed ... (Read More)
 
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The Handy Psychology Answer Book
Lisa J. Cohen.
Publisher: Visible Ink.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781578592234.  Daedalus Item Code: 64199
 
Answering more than 800 questions about how the human mind and the science of psychology really work, this fascinating book steers clear of both the over-simplification of pop psychology and the ... (Read More)
 
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How the French Invented Love: Nine Hundred Years of Passion and Romance
Marilyn Yalom.
Publisher: Harper Perennial.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780062048318.  Daedalus Item Code: 63406
 
For hundreds of years, the French have championed themselves as guides to the art de l'amour through their literature, paintings, songs, and cinema. A former professor of French, as well as ... (Read More)
 
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Historical Heartthrobs: 50 Timeless Crushes—From Cleopatra to Camus
Kelly Murphy, with Hallie Fryd.
Publisher: Zest Books.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781936976102.  Daedalus Item Code: 64125
 
History is about much more than dusty books, dreary dates, and long-forgotten battles—it's also about sex appeal. Spanning the centuries, this tongue-in-cheek compendium takes in some sure bets ... (Read More)
 
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The Geography of Genius: A Search for the World's Most Creative Places, from Ancient Athens to Silicon Valley
Eric Weiner.
Publisher: Simon & Schuster.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781451691658.  Daedalus Item Code: 64133
 
A philosopher as well as a traveler, former NPR foreign correspondent Eric Weiner follows up The Geography of Bliss with this road-going exploration of places where brilliant thought and ... (Read More)
 
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