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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 Great Manchurian Plague of 1910–1911: The Geopolitics of an Epidemic Disease
William C. Summers.
Publisher: Yale.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780300183191.  Daedalus Item Code: 52762
 
When plague broke out in Manchuria in 1910 as a result of transmission from marmots to humans, it struck a region struggling with the introduction of Western medicine, as well as with the political ... (Read More)
 
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In Praise of Flattery
Willis Goth Regier.
Publisher: Nebraska.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780803239692.  Daedalus Item Code: 43184
 
Where would we be without flattery? Alexander the Great applied it as imperial policy, Caesar and Cleopatra were masters of it, and Napoleon devoured it, although Cicero called flattery "the handmaid ... (Read More)
 
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Islamic Law and Civil Code: The Law of Property in Egypt
Richard A. Debs. Frank E. Vogel & Ridwan Al-Sayyid, forward.
Publisher: Columbia Univ. Press.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780231150446.  Daedalus Item Code: 54810
 
The past president of Morgan Stanley International and a former Federal Reserve official, Richard Debs here analyzes the classical Islamic law of property based on the Shari'ah, tracing its historic ... (Read More)
 
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Jewish Property Claims Against Arab Countries
Michael R. Fischbach.
Publisher: Columbia Univ. Press.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780231135382.  Daedalus Item Code: 54811
 
(Runner-up for the 2009 British-Kuwait Friendship Society Book Prize) In the 20 years that followed the Arab-Israeli war of 1948, 800,000 Jews left their homes in Syria, Egypt, Iraq, Yemen, ... (Read More)
 
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Keywords for Modern India
Craig Jeffrey & John Harriss.
Publisher: Oxford.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780199665648.  Daedalus Item Code: 60922
 
What have such English terms as "civil society," "democracy," "development," or "nationalism" come to mean in an independent India, and how have their meanings and uses changed over time? Why are ... (Read More)
 
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Kidding Ourselves: The Hidden Power of Self-Deception
Joseph T. Hallinan.
Publisher: Crown.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780385348683.  Daedalus Item Code: 61561
 
To one degree or another, we all misjudge reality, posits Pulitzer Prize–winning journalist Joseph Hallinan. Our perception—of ourselves and the world around us—is much more malleable than we ... (Read More)
 
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Lolita: The Story of a Cover Girl: Vladimir Nabokov's Novel in Art and Design
John Bertram & Yuri Leving, eds.
Publisher: Print.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781440329869.  Daedalus Item Code: 44064
 
What should Lolita look like? The question has dogged book-cover designers since 1955, when Lolita was first published in a plain green wrapper. The heroine of Vladimir Nabokov's classic novel ... (Read More)
 
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Love Illuminated: Exploring Life's Most Mystifying Subject (with the Help of 50,000 Strangers)
Daniel Jones, ed.
Publisher: William Morrow.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780062211163.  Daedalus Item Code: 54079
 
Even though it is the source of so much of our happiness and the cause of so much misery, love has proven impossible for most of us to truly understand. Drawing from 50,000 stories that have crossed ... (Read More)
 
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The Mafia: History and Legend
Marco Gasparini. Brian Eskenazi, trans.
Publisher: Flammarion.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9782080301505.  Daedalus Item Code: 53026
 
This illustrated history of the Mafia explores this international criminal organization both as a cult subject and a social phenomenon. Movie classics like The Godfather epitomize our ... (Read More)
 
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Mania: The Story of the Outraged & Outrageous Lives That Launched a Cultural Revolution
Ronald K.L. Collins & David M. Skover.
Publisher: Top Five.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781938938023.  Daedalus Item Code: 43192
 
By the time 19-year-old Lucien Carr stabbed his obsessive pursuer David Kammerer to death on the banks of the Hudson River in August 1944, it was clear that the hard-partying teenager who had brought ... (Read More)
 
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Medical Muses: Hysteria in Nineteenth-Century Paris
Asti Hustvedt.
Publisher: Norton.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780393025606.  Daedalus Item Code: 23885
 
Blanche, Augustine, and Geneviève were each admitted to the hysteria ward of the Salpêtrière Hospital in 1870s Paris, where their care was directed by the prominent neurologist Jean-Martin Charcot. ... (Read More)
 
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