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The Savage City: Race, Murder, and a Generation on the Edge
T.J. English.
Publisher: William Morrow.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780061824586.  Daedalus Item Code: 62329
 
(Finalist for the Edgar Award for Best Fact Crime) Following up The Westies, Born to Kill, Paddy Whacked, and Havana Nocturne, T.J. English's gripping account of ... (Read More)
 
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Science of the Magical: From the Holy Grail to Love Potions to Superpowers
Matt Kaplan.
Publisher: Scribner.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781476777108.  Daedalus Item Code: 64161
 
Do phases of the moon hold sway over our lives? Are there sacred springs that cure the ill? And what is the best way to brew a love potion? In this "charming romp through the history of science" ... (Read More)
 
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The Secret History of Wonder Woman
Jill Lepore.
Publisher: Knopf.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780385354042.  Daedalus Item Code: 63673
 
She is the most popular female superhero of all time. Wonder Woman first appeared in 1941, on the brink of World War II, and aside from Superman and Batman, she has lasted the longest and commanded ... (Read More)
 
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The Short and Tragic Life of Robert Peace: A Brilliant Young Man Who Left Newark for the Ivy League
Jeff Hobbs.
Publisher: Scribner.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781476731919.  Daedalus Item Code: 64144
 
(Winner of a 2014 Los Angeles Times Book Prize and named a Best Book of the Year by the New York Times Book Review, Washington Post, and NPR) What does the untimely death of one ... (Read More)
 
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The Skeleton Crew: How Amateur Sleuths Are Solving America's Coldest Cases
Deborah Halber.
Publisher: Simon & Schuster.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781451657586.  Daedalus Item Code: 61340
 
In America today, upwards of 40,000 people are dead and unaccounted for. The bodies of these children, spouses, siblings, and friends are stored in the back rooms of coroner's facilities and county ... (Read More)
 
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Sodometries: Renaissance Texts, Modern Sexualities
Jonathan Goldberg.
Publisher: Fordham University.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780823232215.  Daedalus Item Code: 64068
 
Taking a far-ranging and unconventional view of how male homosexuality has been portrayed over the course of five centuries, Jonathan Goldberg looks at the Elizabethan court and also the theater of ... (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 Suspicions of Mr Whicher: Or, The Murder at Road Hill House
Kate Summerscale.
Publisher: Bloomsbury.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781408824528.  Daedalus Item Code: 64350
 
(Winner of the 2008 Samuel Johnson Prize) It is midnight, June 30, 1860, and all is quiet in the Kent family's elegant house in Wiltshire. The next morning, however, they wake to find that ... (Read More)
 
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The Tale of the Dueling Neurosurgeons: The History of the Human Brain as Revealed by True Stories of Trauma, Madness, and Recovery
Sam Kean.
Publisher: Little, Brown.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780316182348.  Daedalus Item Code: 61011
 
The author of The Disappearing Spoon and The Violinist's Thumb here explores the secret inner workings of the brain, and how our understanding of it has been informed. Early ... (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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The Teachings of Don Juan: A Yaqui Way of Knowledge
Carlos Castaneda.
Publisher: Penguin.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781405921398.  Daedalus Item Code: 62453
 
In 1960 Carlos Castaneda first met don Juan Matus, a Yaqui Indian feared and avoided by many in the American Southwest region because of his reputation for possessing unnatural powers. Over the next ... (Read More)
 
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Trying Not to Try: The Art of Effortlessness and the Power of Spontaneity
Edward Slingerland.
Publisher: Canongate.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780857863485.  Daedalus Item Code: 62981
 
(Named a Best Book of 2014 by London's Guardian and BrainPickings.org) Why is it hard to fall asleep the night before an important meeting, or to be charming and relaxed on a first ... (Read More)
 
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