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The Poetry Lesson
Andrei Codrescu.
Publisher: Princeton.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780691147246.  Daedalus Item Code: 31816
 
In his hilarious account of the first day of a creative writing course taught by a "typical fin-de-siècle salaried beatnik" (one with an antic imagination, an outsized personality and libido, and an ... (Read More)
 
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Poets Ranked by Beard Weight: The Commemorative Edition
Upton Uxbridge Underwood. Gilbert Alter-Gilbert, text. Mahendra Singh, illus. Jack Passion, preface.
Publisher: Skyhorse.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781616082451.  Daedalus Item Code: 22419
 
Just how great a poet was Walt Whitman, a man of slight beard, compared to Samuel Morse, a poet as well as an inventor, whose massive Garibaldi Elongated–style beard embodied nearly three times the ... (Read More)
 
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Poison: An Illustrated History
Joel Levy.
Publisher: Lyons Press.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780762770564.  Daedalus Item Code: 22938
 
Easy to obtain and administer, poisons are often hard to detect or trace. They can kill, but they can also smooth wrinkles, calm nerves, create inspiring visions, and cure illnesses. Indeed, says ... (Read More)
 
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The Poker Bride: The First Chinese in the West
Christopher Corbett.
Publisher: Atlantic Monthly.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780802119094.  Daedalus Item Code: 32467
 
In his second book of the Old West, after Orphans Preferred: The Twisted Truth and Lasting Legend of the Pony Express, journalist Christopher Corbett gives us the immigrant experience of ... (Read More)
 
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Poker Chip Sticky Notes

Publisher: Thinking Gifts.   Format: .
ISBN: 5060213010284.  Daedalus Item Code: 36039
 
"I'll see your blue sticky and raise you two orange stickies." Presented as four pads of circular sticky notes on four playable poker chips—blue, orange, green, and yellow—this sticky note set could ... (Read More)
 
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Politics: Antiquity and Its Legacy
Kostas Vlassopoulos.
Publisher: Oxford.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780195380897.  Daedalus Item Code: 13728
 
Ancient Greece is famous as the civilization that "gave" the world democracy. Democracy has in modern times become the rallying cry of liberation from supposed totalitarianism and dictatorship. It is ... (Read More)
 
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Poser: My Life in Twenty-Three Yoga Poses
Claire Dederer.
Publisher: Picador.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781250002334.  Daedalus Item Code: 33082
 
Ten years ago Claire Dederer put her back out while breastfeeding her baby daughter. Told to try yoga (by everyone from the woman behind the counter at the co-op to the homeless guy on the corner), ... (Read More)
 
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The Possessed: Adventures with Russian Books and the People Who Read Them
Elif Batuman.
Publisher: Granta.   Format: laminated cover.
ISBN: 9781847083135.  Daedalus Item Code: 23628
 
In her brilliant first book, Elif Batuman takes the reader on a journey both literary and actual as she traces the evolution of her fascination with Russian literature across the globe and several ... (Read More)
 
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A Postcard from Shakespeare's Avon
Jan Dobrzynski & Keith Turner.
Publisher: History Press.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780750948487.  Daedalus Item Code: 30117
 
Flowing for nearly 100 miles through gently rolling countryside at the very heart of England, the Avon is one of the most quintessentially English rivers in the country. Visiting such places as ... (Read More)
 
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Potted History: The Story of Plants in the Home
Catherine Horwood.
Publisher: Frances Lincoln.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780711228009.  Daedalus Item Code: 41305
 
Illustrated throughout with photos and large color reproductions of art and advertisements, this unusual gardening book explains not how to look after houseplants, but rather how, when, and why these ... (Read More)
 
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A Potted History of Fruit: A Kitchen Cornucopia
Mike Darton.
Publisher: Lyons Press.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780762770601.  Daedalus Item Code: 32547
 
This kitchen guide to fruits is full of delightful and surprising information, from the creation of the cubic watermelon to the naming of the "Big Apple," and the revelation of the electrical power ... (Read More)
 
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A Potted History of Vegetables: A Kitchen Cornucopia
Lorraine Harrison.
Publisher: Lyons Press.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780762770618.  Daedalus Item Code: 32548
 
From a discussion of the onion family to the revelation that carrots were once purple, or that potato plants were first valued as ornamental, here you will discover the origins, nature, and ... (Read More)
 
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