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Theater of a City: The Place of London Comedy, 1598–1642
Jean E. Howard.
Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780812220636.  Daedalus Item Code: 40306
 
The commercial stage of 17th-century London depended on the demographic growth and commercial vibrancy of the city to fuel its own development, creating a particular synergy between the early modern ... (Read More)
 
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Their Last Suppers: Legends of History and Their Final Meals
Andrew Caldwell.
Publisher: Andrews McMeel.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780740797835.  Daedalus Item Code: 40948
 
In this "historical cookbook," chef Andrew Caldwell offers a droll and irresistible collection of stories about the last meals of famous figures from Abraham Lincoln, Cleopatra, and Martin Luther ... (Read More)
 
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There's a Word for It: The Explosion of the American Language Since 1900
Sol Steinmetz.
Publisher: Harmony.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780375426179.  Daedalus Item Code: 21093
 
From the turn of the 20th century to today, our language has grown by some 500,000 new words—at least, that's today's best guesstimate (1936). What accounts for this quantum leap ... (Read More)
 
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Thereby Hangs a Tail: A Chet and Bernie Mystery
Spencer Quinn.
Publisher: Atria.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781416585855.  Daedalus Item Code: 12058
 
This second Chet and Bernie mystery (following Dog On It) takes the canine/human private eye team into the unexpectedly deadly world of the show dog. What first seems like a walk in the park ... (Read More)
 
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They Made America: From the Steam Engine to the Search Engine, Two Centuries of Innovators
Harold Evans, Gail Buckland & David Lefer.
Publisher: Back Bay.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780316013857.  Daedalus Item Code: 21311
 
"[Harold] Evans extolls American moxie, that seemingly native mixture of initiative and luck that produced the Colt revolver, the FM radio, the Kodak camera, Mickey Mouse, and eBay. As a historian, ... (Read More)
 
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They Made America: From the Steam Engine to the Search Engine: Two Centuries of Innovators
Harold Evans, Gail Buckland & David Lefer.
Publisher: Little, Brown.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780316277662.  Daedalus Item Code: 36238
 
The founding editor of Condé Nast Traveler magazine and the former editorial director of U.S. News and World Report and president of Random House, Harold Evans here looks at business ... (Read More)
 
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Think Your Troubles Away
Ernest Holmes.
Publisher: Tarcher.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781585428410.  Daedalus Item Code: 40873
 
Have you ever wondered how you can use your mind to experience fewer problems and more peace and joy? Ernest Holmes (1887–1960), author of The Science of Mind and A New Design for ... (Read More)
 
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Thinner This Year
Chris Crowley & Jennifer Sacheck.
Publisher: Workman.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780761168003.  Daedalus Item Code: 34933
 
The coauthor of the bestseller Younger Next Year partners with nutritionist Jen Sacheck to introduce a weight-loss plan that may enable you to lose up to 25 pounds in the first six months—and ... (Read More)
 
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The Third Reich
Roberto Bolano. Natasha Wimmer, trans.
Publisher: FSG.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780374275624.  Daedalus Item Code: 33088
 
Shortly after becoming the German war-games champion, Udo Berger and his girlfriend Ingeborg holiday on the Catalonian Costa Brava, where they meet another vacationing German couple, Charly and ... (Read More)
 
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This Day in Music: An Everyday Record of Musical Feats and Facts
Neil Cossar.
Publisher: Omnibus.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781849385435.  Daedalus Item Code: 30143
 
As a radio disc jockey in Manchester, England, 20 years ago, Neil Cossar began collecting pop music trivia for his on-air broadcasts—artist birthdays, musical firsts and lasts, chart-topping albums ... (Read More)
 
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This Life is In Your Hands: A Memoir: One Dream, Sixty Acres, and a Family's Heartbreak
Melissa Coleman.
Publisher: Harper Perennial.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780061958335.  Daedalus Item Code: 36373
 
In 1968, Melissa Coleman's parents Eliot and Sue packed their VW truck and set out to build a farm on a rugged coastal homestead, inspired by Helen and Scott Nearing's Living the Good Life. ... (Read More)
 
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Thomas Jefferson's Crème Brulee: How a Founding Father and His Slave James Hemings Introduced French Cuisine to America
Thomas J. Craughwell.
Publisher: Quirk.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781594745782.  Daedalus Item Code: 40751
 
In 1784 Thomas Jefferson struck a deal with his slave James Hemings; Jefferson was traveling to Paris and wanted to bring Hemings along "for a particular purpose," as he put it—to master the art of ... (Read More)
 
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