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Double Entry: How the Merchants of Venice Created Modern Finance
Jane Gleeson-White.
Publisher: Norton.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780393088960.  Daedalus Item Code: 61176
 
In a surprisingly entertaining history filled with colorful characters, Jane Gleeson-White takes us from the ancient origins of accounting in Mesopotamia to the frontiers of modern finance. At the ... (Read More)
 
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Dustbowl Desperados: Gangsters of the Dirty '30s
Stone Wallace.
Publisher: Folk Lore.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781894864107.  Daedalus Item Code: 63538
 
Born of the Great Depression and hard times in America, as drought and crop failures ravaged the West and jobless drifters swarmed the country searching for work, a new breed of criminal emerged, the ... (Read More)
 
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Eavesdropping: An Intimate History
John L. Locke.
Publisher: Oxford.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780199236138.  Daedalus Item Code: 61152
 
Eavesdropping has a bad name; it is a form of human communication in which the information gained is stolen, and where such words as cheating and spying come into play. But eavesdropping may also be ... (Read More)
 
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Emergence of a Free Press
Leonard W. Levy.
Publisher: Ivan R. Dee.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781566635608.  Daedalus Item Code: 33688
 
What did "freedom of the press" really mean to the framers of the First Amendment and their contemporaries? Pulitzer Prize–winning constitutional historian Leonard Levy scrupulously examines that ... (Read More)
 
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End This Depression Now!
Paul Krugman.
Publisher: Norton.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780393088779.  Daedalus Item Code: 29356
 
As economist and Nobel Prize winner Paul Krugman points out here, the "Great Recession" is more than four years old, and counting. "Nations rich in resources, talent, and knowledge—all the ... (Read More)
 
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Exit: The Endings That Set Us Free
Sara Lawrence-Lightfoot.
Publisher: Sarah Crichton Books.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780374533908.  Daedalus Item Code: 54501
 
In this wise and provocative book, MacArthur prize–winning sociologist Sara Lawrence-Lightfoot illuminates the myriad exits we make in our lives. For two years she traveled around the country ... (Read More)
 
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Favorite Movies of the 90s: Two-Volume Set
Jürgen Müller, ed.
Publisher: Taschen.   Format: 2 vols..
ISBN: 9783836532631.  Daedalus Item Code: 50157
 
The film industry experienced something of a golden age in the 1990s, producing a plethora of engaging, artistic films in practically every genre. This slipcased, two-volume set profiles 144 of the ... (Read More)
 
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Final Victory: FDR's Extraordinary World War II Presidential Campaign
Stanley Weintraub.
Publisher: DaCapo.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780306821134.  Daedalus Item Code: 52567
 
When the wartime 1944 presidential election campaign began, Franklin D. Roosevelt had already occupied the White House longer than any other president. Sensing an opportunity, the Republicans and ... (Read More)
 
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Focus: The Hidden Driver of Excellence
Daniel Goleman.
Publisher: Bloomsbury.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781408829110.  Daedalus Item Code: 62664
 
Well known for such books as Emotional Intelligence, Social Intelligence, and Ecological Intelligence, psychologist and former New York Times science journalist Daniel ... (Read More)
 
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George Harrison: Living in the Material World
Olivia Harrison. Martin Scorsese, foreword. Paul Theroux, intro.
Publisher: Abrams.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781419702204.  Daedalus Item Code: 51000
 
Even if you already have your favorite Beatle, this beautifully produced book—a companion to the documentary Martin Scorsese directed for HBO—might change your mind about George, the "quiet" one, who ... (Read More)
 
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Grand Pursuit: The Story of Economic Genius
Sylvia Nasar.
Publisher: Simon & Schuster.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780684872988.  Daedalus Item Code: 23934
 
In this sweeping narrative, the author of A Beautiful Mind takes us on a journey through the past two centuries with men and women whose work has affected the lives of virtually everyone on ... (Read More)
 
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The Guardian of All Things: The Epic Story of Human Memory
Michael S. Malone.
Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781250023230.  Daedalus Item Code: 62897
 
Memory makes us human; no other animal carries in its brain so many memories of such complexity, nor so regularly revisits those memories for happiness, safety, and the accomplishment of elaborate ... (Read More)
 
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