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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 Frozen Thames
Helen Humphreys.
Publisher: Union Books.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781908526137.  Daedalus Item Code: 52432
 
In its long history as the main waterway through London, the River Thames has frozen solid 40 times; here poet and novelist Helen Humphreys—author of Leaving Earth and The Reinvention of ... (Read More)
 
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Fruitlands: The Alcott Family and Their Search for Utopia
Richard Francis.
Publisher: Yale.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780300177909.  Daedalus Item Code: 50804
 
Fruitlands was one of history's most unsuccessful yet most significant utopian experiments. It was established in Massachusetts in 1843 by Bronson Alcott (whose daughter Louisa May was among 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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A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum: The World's Oldest Joke Book
Dan Crompton, translator.
Publisher: Michael O'Mara.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781843174981.  Daedalus Item Code: 52399
 
Proving that, despite the advances of civilization, our sense of humor hasn't evolved all that much, this book presents some 240 cheeky puns, cheesy one-liners, sexual innuendoes, and more than its ... (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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Galileo
J.L. Heilbron.
Publisher: Oxford.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780199655984.  Daedalus Item Code: 50940
 
He has been celebrated variously as a brilliant mathematician and as a martyr to science, but in this beautifully illustrated biography by science historian John Heilbron, Galileo emerges as a much ... (Read More)
 
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Games: From Backgammon to Blackjack—Learn to Play the World'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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Gaudí: Builder of Visions
Philippe Thiébaut.
Publisher: Thames & Hudson.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780500301081.  Daedalus Item Code: 51117
 
The fluid, organic architectural style of Antoni Gaudí will be forever linked to Barcelona, where he lived and worked from 1883 to 1926; his spectacular buildings—among them the Güell Palace and the ... (Read More)
 
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Gauguin: Maker of Myth
Belinda Thomson, ed.
Publisher: National Gallery/Tate.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781854379825.  Daedalus Item Code: 34191
 
Superb color reproductions of Paul Gauguin's art and numerous additional items like sketches, carvings, and photographs make this catalogue—for a joint exhibit of the Tate Modern in London and the ... (Read More)
 
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