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Berlin Games: How Hitler Stole the Olympic Dream
Guy Walters.
Publisher: John Murray.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780719567742.  Daedalus Item Code: 40742
 
The 1936 Berlin Olympics brought together athletes, politicians, socialites, journalists, soldiers, and artists from all over the world. But behind the scenes, the games were a dress rehearsal for ... (Read More)
 
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The Better Angels of Our Nature: Why Violence Has Declined
Steven Pinker.
Publisher: Penguin.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780143122012.  Daedalus Item Code: 59206
 
(A New York Times Notable Book of 2011, a Library Journal Best Book of the Year, and a finalist for the Samuel Johnson Prize) Here the author of The Language Instinct and ... (Read More)
 
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Beyond Human Nature: How Culture and Experience Shape the Human Mind
Jesse J. Prinz.
Publisher: Norton.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780393061758.  Daedalus Item Code: 50422
 
In this era of genome projects and brain scans, it is all too easy to overestimate the role of biology in human psychology. But in this passionate corrective to the idea that DNA is destiny, Jesse ... (Read More)
 
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Body Ornaments of Malaita, Solomon Islands
Ben Burt, with David Akin & Michael Kwa'ioloa.
Publisher: Hawaii.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780824831356.  Daedalus Item Code: 50740
 
The Kwara'ae and other peoples of Malaita Island in the Solomon Islands once ornamented themselves with glistening white shell and pearl shell, intricately carved turtle shell, strings and straps of ... (Read More)
 
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Brain Wars: The Scientific Battle Over the Existence of the Mind and the Proof That Will Change the Way We Live Our Lives
Mario Beauregard.
Publisher: HarperOne.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780062071569.  Daedalus Item Code: 41440
 
The co-author of The Spiritual Brain: A Neuroscientist's Case for the Existence of the Soul, Mario Beauregard here makes a provocative case against the view equating human beings to complex ... (Read More)
 
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A Brief Guide to Native American Myths & Legends
Jon E. Lewis, ed.
Publisher: Robinson.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781780337876.  Daedalus Item Code: 43907
 
In this 2012 updating of Lewis Spence's 1914 Myths and Legends of the North American Indians, Jon Lewis provides an extensive introductory essay and additional commentary throughout the book ... (Read More)
 
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Butterfly in the Typewriter: The Tragic Life of John Kennedy Toole and the Remarkable Story of A Confederacy of Dunces
Cory MacLauchlin.
Publisher: DaCapo.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780306820403.  Daedalus Item Code: 43409
 
Eleven years after John Kennedy Toole's 1969 suicide, his masterpiece A Confederacy of Dunces was finally published, winning the Pulitzer Prize the following year. Despite the belated acclaim, ... (Read More)
 
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Can't Find My Way Home: America in the Great Stoned Age, 19452000
Martin Torgoff.
Publisher: Simon & Schuster.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780743230117.  Daedalus Item Code: 32264
 
From the narcotic allure of the bebop and Beat generations to the psychedelic 1960s, Vietnam, the cocaine-fueled disco era, the crack epidemic, and the ecstasy-induced rave culture, illegal drugs ... (Read More)
 
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Contagious: Why Things Catch On
Jonah Berger.
Publisher: Simon & Schuster.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781451686579.  Daedalus Item Code: 50513
 
What makes things popular? If your first thought was advertising, says Jonah Berger, think again. Why do people talk about certain products and ideas more than others? Why are some stories and rumors ... (Read More)
 
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The Crimes of Paris: A True Story of Murder, Theft, and Detection
Dorothy & Thomas Hoobler.
Publisher: Bison.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780803234321.  Daedalus Item Code: 43185
 
Paris at the turn of the 20th century was populated with painters, scientists, revolutionaries, and poets at the vanguard of political, scientific, and cultural progress. It was also a violent, ... (Read More)
 
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Criminal London: A Sightseer's Guide to the Capital of Crime
Kris & Nina Hollington.
Publisher: Aurum.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781845137786.  Daedalus Item Code: 50660
 
From Sherlock Holmes's Baker Street and Jack the Ripper's Whitechapel to the East End of the Krays and white-collar crooks of the City, London has played silent witness to countless crimes both real ... (Read More)
 
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Death: Antiquity and Its Legacy
Mario Erasmo.
Publisher: Oxford.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780195380989.  Daedalus Item Code: 43574
 
Personal and yet universal, death has been a dominant theme in all cultures since earliest times; we can recognize in the customs of ancient Greece and Rome ceremonies and rituals that have lasting ... (Read More)
 
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