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Missing Out: In Praise of the Unlived Life
Adam Phillips.
Publisher: Picador.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781250043511.  Daedalus Item Code: 49193
 
All of us lead parallel lives: the one we are actively living, and the one we feel we should have had or might yet have. And as hard as we try to exist in the moment, the unlived life is an ... (Read More)
 
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Monkey Mind: A Memoir of Anxiety
Daniel Smith.
Publisher: Simon & Schuster.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781439177310.  Daedalus Item Code: 42684
 
In this stunning articulation of what it is like to live with anxiety, from the author of Muses, Madmen, and Prophets, Daniel Smith drills down through the demonic layers that the disorder ... (Read More)
 
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The Murder of Nikolai Vavilov: The Story of Stalin's Persecution of One of the Twentieth Century's Greatest Scientists
Peter Pringle.
Publisher: J.R.Books Ltd.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781906217914.  Daedalus Item Code: 33919
 
The former Moscow bureau chief of London's Independent and the author of Food, Inc., Peter Pringle re-creates the extraordinary life and tragic end of a brilliant geneticist who fell ... (Read More)
 
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Mussolini and Fascism: Interlink Illustrated Histories
Marco Palla. Arthur Figliola & Claudia Rattazzi Papka, trans.
Publisher: Interlink.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781566563406.  Daedalus Item Code: 42394
 
By the mid-1920s, Benito Mussolini had ruthlessly crushed all opposition to his bid for power, becoming the sovereign head of a fascist Italy. As shown in this book, Italy's territorial incursions ... (Read More)
 
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On Balance
Adam Phillips.
Publisher: FSG.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780374212575.  Daedalus Item Code: 21710
 
"Balancing acts," writes Adam Phillips, "are entertaining because they are risky, but there are situations in which it is more dangerous to keep your balance than to lose it." In these exhilarating ... (Read More)
 
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The Onion Book of Known Knowledge: 183rd Imperial Edition
The Onion.
Publisher: Little, Brown.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780316133265.  Daedalus Item Code: 41962
 
Wrong for all the right reasons, The Onion has brought us to tears of sometimes guilty laughter with its satirical take on the day's news (which occasionally has been mistaken for genuine news ... (Read More)
 
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Open Letters: Selected Prose 1965–1990
Vaclav Havel. Paul Wilson, ed.
Publisher: Faber & Faber.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780571165216.  Daedalus Item Code: 32680
 
Spanning Václav Havel's career as a controversial playwright, political prisoner, and president of Czechoslovakia, this anthology of his nonfiction comprises a de facto autobiography. Included here ... (Read More)
 
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The Orgasm Answer Guide
Barry R. Komisaruk, Beverly Whipple, Sara Nasserzadeh & Calos Beyer-Flores.
Publisher: Johns Hopkins.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780801893964.  Daedalus Item Code: 34401
 
Can an orgasm cause a heart attack? What is the G spot? How can I tell whether my partner is faking an orgasm? These and 77 other questions are answered by a panel of sexuality experts, covering the ... (Read More)
 
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The Partnership: Five Cold Warriors and Their Quest to Ban the Bomb
Philip Taubman.
Publisher: Harper.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780061744006.  Daedalus Item Code: 33194
 
Offering a clear analysis of the present danger of nuclear terrorism and how it can be prevented, Philip Taubman—a former New York Times bureau chief for both Washington and Moscow—sheds light ... (Read More)
 
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Pieces of Light: How the New Science of Memory Illuminates the Stories We Tell About Our Pasts
Charles Fernyhough.
Publisher: Harper.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780062237897.  Daedalus Item Code: 42796
 
How is it possible to have vivid memories of something that never happened? How can siblings remember the same event from their childhoods so differently? Does your memory really get worse as you get ... (Read More)
 
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Politics: Antiquity and Its Legacy
Kostas Vlassopoulos.
Publisher: Oxford.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780195380897.  Daedalus Item Code: 13728
 
Ancient Greece is famous as the civilization that "gave" the world democracy. Democracy has in modern times become the rallying cry of liberation from supposed totalitarianism and dictatorship. It is ... (Read More)
 
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Practical Wisdom: The Right Way to Do the Right Thing
Barry Schwartz & Kenneth Sharpe.
Publisher: Riverhead.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781594487835.  Daedalus Item Code: 40724
 
More than two millennia ago, Aristotle suggested a merging of our individual experiences with our empathy and intellect. But in the 21st century, the legal system and the medical profession are mired ... (Read More)
 
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