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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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Mick Jagger: The Photobook
Francois Hebel, foreword.
Publisher: Contrasto.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9788869652905.  Daedalus Item Code: 41390
 
"His extremely distinctive face has made him the archetypal rock star: Mick Jagger is universal," notes François Hébel in the introduction to this remarkable album. From Cecil Beaton to Herb Ritts, ... (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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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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Mr. President: How and Why the Founders Created a Chief Executive
Ray Raphael.
Publisher: Knopf.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780307595270.  Daedalus Item Code: 43118
 
The author of A People's History of the American Revolution and Founding Myths here gives us the little-known yet dramatic story of the politics and personalities behind the creation of ... (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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The Not So Big Life: Making Room for What Really Matters
Sarah Susanka.
Publisher: Random House.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780812976007.  Daedalus Item Code: 43510
 
For many of us, the clutter in our attics reflects the clutter in our lives, posits architect and cultural visionary Sarah Susanka; the bigger-is-better mentality that triggered the explosion of ... (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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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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