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Hope in the Dark: Untold Histories, Wild Possibilities
Rebecca Solnit.
Publisher: Haymarket.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781608465767.  Daedalus Item Code: 79011
 
The author of 18 books about civil society, popular power, politics, uprisings, art, and memory, Harper's contributing editor Rebecca Solnit makes a radical case for hope as a potent and ... (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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The Innovator's Cookbook: Essentials for Inventing What Is Next
Steven Johnson, ed.
Publisher: Riverhead.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781594485589.  Daedalus Item Code: 23388
 
The author of Where Good Ideas Come From, The Invention of Air, and Everything Bad Is Good For You, Internet pioneer Steven Johnson provides this essential book for anyone ... (Read More)
 
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Inspector Minahan Makes a Stand: The Missing Girls of England
Bridget O'Donnell.
Publisher: Picador.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780330544658.  Daedalus Item Code: 64331
 
In Victorian London, the age of consent was just 13. Unwitting girls were regularly enticed or tricked and sold into prostitution, and could be trafficked to Brussels, Paris, or beyond. The official ... (Read More)
 
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Insurrections of the Mind: 100 Years of Politics and Culture in America
Franklin Foer, ed.
Publisher: Harper Perennial.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780062340399.  Daedalus Item Code: 63515
 
Founded in 1914 to give voice to the growing progressive movement, The New Republic has charted and shaped the state of American liberalism, publishing many of the 20th century's most forward ... (Read More)
 
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Knocking on Heaven's Door: The Path to a Better Way of Death
Katy Butler.
Publisher: Scribner.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781451641981.  Daedalus Item Code: 62644
 
(Books for a Better Life Award Winner and a Finalist for the Dayton Literary Peace Prize) In one of the most talked-about books of 2013, Katy Butler—a science writer as well as a lay-ordained ... (Read More)
 
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Little Demon in the City of Light: A True Story of Murder and Mesmerism in Belle Époque Paris
Steven Levingston.
Publisher: Doubleday.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780385536035.  Daedalus Item Code: 61562
 
A veteran international journalist and now the nonfiction book editor of the Washington Post, Steven Levingston here gives us a delicious account of a murder most Gallic, whose lurid ... (Read More)
 
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Love and Lies: An Essay on Truthfulness, Deceit, and the Growth and Care of Erotic Love
Clancy Martin.
Publisher: FSG.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780374281069.  Daedalus Item Code: 70050
 
Also the author of the novel How to Sell, philosopher Clancy Martin gives us this provocative and unsettling look at the nature of love and deception. Is it possible to love well without ... (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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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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The Map Thief: The Gripping Story of an Esteemed Rare-Map Dealer Who Made Millions Stealing Priceless Maps
Michael Blanding.
Publisher: Gotham Books.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781592408177.  Daedalus Item Code: 63726
 
(Winner of the 2015 New England Society Book Award for History and Biography) Affable and deeply knowledgeable, E. Forbes Smiley III was well-liked and well-trusted in the reading rooms and ... (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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