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The Road to Character
David Brooks.
Publisher: Random House.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780812993257.  Daedalus Item Code: 59527
 
"I wrote this book not sure I could follow the road to character, but I wanted at least to know what the road looks like and how other people have trodden it," notes David Brooks. Also the author of ... (Read More)
 
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Saving Nelson Mandela: The Rivonia Trial and the Fate of South Africa
Kenneth S. Broun.
Publisher: Oxford.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780199740222.  Daedalus Item Code: 34488
 
When South Africa's apartheid government charged the late Nelson Mandela with planning its overthrow in 1963, most observers feared that he would be sentenced to death; the support that he and his ... (Read More)
 
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Seize the Day: How the Dying Teach Us to Live
Marie de Hennezel. Carol Brown Janeway, trans.
Publisher: Macmillan.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781447205777.  Daedalus Item Code: 52821
 
"How do we learn to die?" Drawing upon her personal experience of working with terminally ill people in a palliative care unit, the author of The Warmth of the Heart Prevents Your Body From ... (Read More)
 
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Sex, Murder, and the Meaning of Life: A Psychologist Investigates How Evolution, Cognition, and Complexity are Revolutionizing Our View of Human Nature
Douglas T. Kenrick.
Publisher: Basic Books.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780465020447.  Daedalus Item Code: 51332
 
Although our heads are full of simple, selfish biases that evolved to help our ancestors survive, modern human beings are anything but simple and selfish cavemen, argues social psychologist Douglas ... (Read More)
 
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A Slap in the Face: Why Insults Hurt—And Why They Shouldn't
William B. Irvine.
Publisher: Oxford.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780199934454.  Daedalus Item Code: 50871
 
Insults may be part of the fabric of daily life, but why do we insult each other? Why do insults cause us such pain? Can we do anything to counteract them, or to overcome our inclination to ... (Read More)
 
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The Social Animal: The Hidden Sources of Love, Character, and Achievement
David Brooks.
Publisher: Random House.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780812979374.  Daedalus Item Code: 52286
 
Through the lives of one composite American couple, Harold and Erica, New York Times columnist David Brooks takes them from infancy to old age, illustrating a fundamental new understanding of ... (Read More)
 
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Spectrum: From Right to Left in the World of Ideas
Perry Anderson.
Publisher: Verso.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781844671359.  Daedalus Item Code: 40702
 
Focusing on the range of contemporary ideas that run from conservative to liberal to radical conceptions of state and society, British historian and essayist Perry Anderson considers here the ... (Read More)
 
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Split-Second Persuasion: The Ancient Art & New Science of Changing Minds
Kevin Dutton.
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780151012794.  Daedalus Item Code: 52617
 
Roughly 400 times per day, people around us try to persuade or influence us in their favor. Psychologist Kevin Dutton introduces us to the natural super-persuaders in our midst—advertisers, con men, ... (Read More)
 
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The State vs. Nelson Mandela: The Trial that Changed South Africa
Joel Joffe. Nelson Mandela, foreword.
Publisher: Oneworld.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781851686384.  Daedalus Item Code: 43773
 
On July 11, 1963, a dry-cleaning van drove up to a rural farm near Johannesburg, South Africa; within seconds, heavily armed police burst out and arrested the entire high command of the armed wing of ... (Read More)
 
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The Steal: A Cultural History of Shoplifting
Rachel Shteir.
Publisher: Penguin.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781594202971.  Daedalus Item Code: 33203
 
This unique cultural analysis of shoplifting, from the author of Striptease: The Untold History of the Girlie Show, reveals the roots of a modern dilemma in its fascinating and ancient history ... (Read More)
 
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Tasty: The Art and Science of What We Eat
John McQuaid.
Publisher: Scribner.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781451685008.  Daedalus Item Code: 53062
 
Taste has long been considered the most basic of the five senses because its principal mission is simply to discern food from everything else. Yet taste is really the most complex and subtle sense, ... (Read More)
 
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Traffic: Why We Drive the Way We Do (and What It Says About Us)
Tom Vanderbilt.
Publisher: Vintage.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780307277190.  Daedalus Item Code: 52290
 
Would you be surprised that road rage can be good for society? Or that most crashes happen on sunny, dry days? That our minds can trick us into thinking the next lane is moving faster? Or that you ... (Read More)
 
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