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Children's Book-a-Day Almanac
Anita Silvey.
Publisher: Roaring Brook Press.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781596437081.  Daedalus Item Code: 42464
 
Part almanac—with entries on writers, illustrators, books, and publishers—and part reader's guide to some of the best children's literature and picture books ever produced, this book from former ... (Read More)
 
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The Compass of Pleasure: How Our Brains Make Fatty Foods, Orgasm, Exercise, Marijuana, Generosity, Vodka, Learning, and Gambling Feel So Good
David J. Linden.
Publisher: Viking.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780670022588.  Daedalus Item Code: 41946
 
Whether eating, taking drugs, engaging in sex, or doing good deeds, the pursuit of pleasure is a central drive of the human animal, posits Johns Hopkins neuroscientist David Linden; here he explains ... (Read More)
 
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Composing a Further Life: The Age of Active Wisdom
Mary Catherine Bateson.
Publisher: Knopf.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780307266439.  Daedalus Item Code: 23499
 
The author of Composing a Life and a professor emerita of anthropology and English at George Mason University—as well as the daughter of Margaret Mead and Gregory Bateson—Mary Catherine ... (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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A Dose of Rock 'n' Roll
Nancy Lee Andrews.
Publisher: Dalton Watson Fine Books.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781854432353.  Daedalus Item Code: 32867
 
"The difference between a good photographer and a great one is access," declares Nancy Lee Andrews in her introduction to this book. "Because of my relationship with Ringo Starr, I was offered a ... (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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The Encyclopedia of Crime
Oliver Cyriax, Colin Wilson and Damon Wilson.
Publisher: Overlook.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781585677634.  Daedalus Item Code: 40921
 
Separating the facts, history, and science of crime from the media reportage surrounding major cases, this illustrated encyclopedia surveys a broad history of criminal acts. The entries range from ... (Read More)
 
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Evergreen Review Reader 1957–1966
Barney Rosset, ed.
Publisher: Arcade.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781611453164.  Daedalus Item Code: 22400
 
Reproducing such original contributions as stories by Samuel Beckett and Jack Kerouac (whose "October in the Railroad Earth" here predates the publication of On the Road), this collection from ... (Read More)
 
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Every Man a Speculator: A History of Wall Street in American Life
Steve Fraser.
Publisher: Harper Perennial.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780066620497.  Daedalus Item Code: 33791
 
Americans have had a love-hate relationship with the stock market for 200 years; long an object of suspicion, fear, and even revulsion, Wall Street eventually came to be seen as a pathway to immense ... (Read More)
 
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Explorer of the Mind: The Illustrated Biography of Sigmund Freud
Ruth Sheppard. Ivan Ward & Carol Seigel, foreword.
Publisher: Andre Deutsch.   Format: slipcased.
ISBN: 9780233003306.  Daedalus Item Code: 41594
 
The "father of psychoanalysis," who developed such therapeutic innovations as the "talking cure," free association, and dream interpretation, Sigmund Freud remains a towering figure in the field of ... (Read More)
 
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A Fiery Peace in a Cold War: Bernard Schriever and the Ultimate Weapon
Neil Sheehan.
Publisher: Random House.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780679422846.  Daedalus Item Code: 21510
 
"As he did unforgettably in A Bright Shining Lie, [Pulitzer Prize and National Book Award winner Neil] Sheehan here tells the story both of a warrior and of a war, in this case a cold one. The ... (Read More)
 
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Finding Happiness in Simplicity: Everyday Jobs for Simple Living Throughout the Year
Gail Fraser & Art Poulin.
Publisher: Lyons Press.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780762779239.  Daedalus Item Code: 41868
 
A former architect and a former Fortune 500 consultant, Art Poulin and Gail Fraser left behind their hectic careers and settled on a 40-acre farm in upstate New York, where he took up a paintbrush ... (Read More)
 
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