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Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Café
Fannie Flagg.
Publisher: Ballantine.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780449911358.  Daedalus Item Code: 43829
 
Folksy and endearing on the surface, Fannie Flagg's now-classic novel—the inspiration for the 1991 film Fried Green Tomatoes, whose screenplay earned Flagg an Oscar nomination—introduces us to ... (Read More)
 
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Frogs: The Animal Answer Guide
Mike Dorcas & Whit Gibbons.
Publisher: Johns Hopkins.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780801899362.  Daedalus Item Code: 34398
 
From the massive goliath frog, which can reach up to 16 inches long (not including outstretched legs) and weigh more than six pounds, to the miniscule E. iberia and B. didactylus, both ... (Read More)
 
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From Bloody Shirt to Full Dinner Pail: The Transformation of Politics and Governance in the Gilded Age
Charles W. Calhoun.
Publisher: Hill & Wang.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780809047949.  Daedalus Item Code: 30660
 
In the wake of civil war, American politics were racially charged and intensely sectionalist, with politicians waving the proverbial bloody shirt and encouraging their constituents, as Republicans ... (Read More)
 
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From Rocks to Rockets: A Humorous History of Warfare
William Gilkerson.
Publisher: Osprey.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781846034978.  Daedalus Item Code: 40180
 
As a boy William Gilkerson—now a painter, sailor, historian, and winner of Canada's Governor General's Literary Award—used to draw little soldiers, an addiction that led to this tongue-in-cheek ... (Read More)
 
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Frost/Nixon: Behind the Scenes of the Nixon Interviews
David Frost & Bob Zelnick.
Publisher: Harper Perennial.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780061445866.  Daedalus Item Code: 23948
 
The basis for the Tony Award–winning West End and Broadway play of the same name, Frost/Nixon is the extraordinary account of how journalist David Frost landed the biggest interview of his ... (Read More)
 
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The Fuhrer
Konrad Heiden. Richard Overy, intro.
Publisher: Skyhorse.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781616086084.  Daedalus Item Code: 31812
 
Journalist Konrad Heiden was among the first to hear the young Adolf Hitler’s rousing orations and to recognize his political ingenuity and perverse, self-serving ideology. As a staff reporter on the ... (Read More)
 
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Full Planet, Empty Plates: The New Geopolitics of Food Scarcity
Lester R. Brown.
Publisher: Norton.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780393344158.  Daedalus Item Code: 29349
 
Food is the new oil, says Lester Brown; and land is the new gold. The author of the Plan B series of books, the president of the Earth Policy Institute, and "one of the pioneers and heroes of global ... (Read More)
 
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Funerals to Die For: The Craziest, Creepiest, and Most Bizarre Funeral Traditions and Practices Ever
Kathy Benjamin.
Publisher: Adams Media.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781440557071.  Daedalus Item Code: 44065
 
The hereafter may still be part of the great unknown, but here humorist and trivia maven Kathy Benjamin unearths the rich, often dark history of funeral rites around the world. From having a portrait ... (Read More)
 
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Furious Cool: Richard Pryor and the World that Made Him
David Henry & Joe Henry.
Publisher: Algonquin.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781616200787.  Daedalus Item Code: 43844
 
Richard Pryor was one of the most influential performers of the later 20th century, and certainly he was the most successful black actor/comedian ever, argue the authors of this revelatory and ... (Read More)
 
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The Future of History
John Lukacs.
Publisher: Yale.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780300169560.  Daedalus Item Code: 42097
 
For more than 60 years, the author of June 1941 and George Kennan has been writing, teaching, and reading about the past. In this book, John Lukacs reflects on his discipline, arguing ... (Read More)
 
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Gallop! The Game
Rufus Butler Seder.
Publisher: Discovery Bay Games.   Format: .
UPC: 812754011696.  Daedalus Item Code: 36003
 
The creator of such books as Swing! and Waddle!, optical effects designer Rufus Butler Seder here uses the scanimation motion process he pioneered in his book Gallop! to create a ... (Read More)
 
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Games: From Backgammon to Blackjack—Learn to Play the Word's Favourite Games
Daniel King.
Publisher: Kingfisher.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780753412503.  Daedalus Item Code: 43942
 
If you've heard (or more likely read) about games like Whist, Go, or Nine Men's Morris and wondered how they're played, this illustrated guide will give you the lowdown. And while the basics of ... (Read More)
 
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