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The Longevity Project: Surprising Discoveries for Health and Long Life from the Landmark Eight-Decade Study
Howard S. Friedman & Leslie R. Martin.
Publisher: Hudson Street.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781594630750.  Daedalus Item Code: 33190
 
Written by two psychologists who specialize in the relationship between psychology and health, this landmark study upends the advice we have been given about how to live to a healthy old age. For ... (Read More)
 
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Making Our Democracy Work: A Judge's View
Stephen Breyer.
Publisher: Knopf.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780307269911.  Daedalus Item Code: 36289
 
The Supreme Court is one of the most extraordinary institutions in our system of government, with the responsibility of interpreting the Constitution and the power to strike down laws enacted by our ... (Read More)
 
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Master of the Senate: The Years of Lyndon Johnson, Volume 3
Robert A. Caro.
Publisher: Vintage.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780394720951.  Daedalus Item Code: 33816
 
(Winner of the 2003 Pulitzer Prize; Winner of the 2002 National Book Award) Spanning Lyndon Johnson's dynamic Senate career from his arrival in 1950 (after 12 years in the House of ... (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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Microtrends: The Small Forces Behind Tomorrow's Big Changes
Mark J. Penn.
Publisher: Twelve.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780446580960.  Daedalus Item Code: 00008
 
The nation is no longer a melting pot, assays Mark Penn, the analyst who identified "soccer moms" as a crucial constituency in President Clinton's 1996 reelection campaign. We are instead a ... (Read More)
 
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The Mirror at Midnight: A South African Journey
Adam Hochschild.
Publisher: Mariner.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780618758258.  Daedalus Item Code: 03459
 
A finalist for both the National Book Award (for Bury the Chains) and the National Book Critics Circle Award (for King Leopold's Ghost), Adam Hochschild first gave us this snapshot of ... (Read More)
 
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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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Monty Python Live!: The Never-Before-Told Story of Six and a Half Men and a Girl on the Road
Graham Chapman, John Cleese, Terry Gilliam, Eric Idle, Terry Jones and Michael Palin. Eric Idle, ed.
Publisher: Hyperion.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781401323677.  Daedalus Item Code: 30058
 
Let's say, for the sake of argument, that you've already availed yourself of all the Monty Python television recordings, books, feature films, memoirs, concert performances, side projects, and ... (Read More)
 
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Monty Python's Flying Circus: Complete and Annotated ... All the Bits
Luke Dempsey.
Publisher: Black Dog.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781579129132.  Daedalus Item Code: 33241
 
Every word from every episode of Monty Python's Flying Circus is crammed into this great fat doorstop of a book. Yes, every silly setup, every clever conceit, every snide insult, every saucy aside ... (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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The Naked Lady Who Stood on Her Head: A Psychiatrist's Stories of His Most Bizarre Cases
Gary Small & Gigi Vorgan.
Publisher: William Morrow/QPB.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781611298000.  Daedalus Item Code: 38132
 
Along with Gigi Vorgan, his coauthor for such books as The Alzheimer's Prevention Program and The Memory Bible, Gary Small here treats us to stories of his most intriguing cases from 30 ... (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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