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Random Acts of Politeness: Eccentric, Quirky and Occasionally Suicidal Examples of Selflessness and Courtesy
Andrew Taylor.
Publisher: History Press.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780752459776.  Daedalus Item Code: 43021
 
In his uplifting tribute to the finest qualities of humankind, filled with amusing, occasionally astounding examples of kind and selfless acts from the worlds of sports, fashion, military, and daily ... (Read More)
 
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Ready for a Brand New Beat: How "Dancing in the Street" Became the Anthem for a Changing America
Mark Kurlansky.
Publisher: Riverhead.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781594487224.  Daedalus Item Code: 43127
 
Can a song change a nation? Lauded for such food-based chronicles as Cod, The Big Oyster, and Salt, Mark Kurlansky returns here to the pop-culture vein of 1968: The Year that ... (Read More)
 
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Rise to Greatness: Abraham Lincoln and America's Most Perilous Year
David Von Drehle.
Publisher: Henry Holt.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780805079708.  Daedalus Item Code: 41685
 
As 1862 dawned, the federal government appeared overwhelmed, the U.S. Treasury was broke, and the Union's top general was gravely ill. The Confederacy, with its booming economy and expert military ... (Read More)
 
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See What I'm Saying: The Extraordinary Powers of Our Five Senses
Lawrence D. Rosenblum.
Publisher: Norton.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780393067606.  Daedalus Item Code: 23902
 
In this revealing romp through the mysteries of human perception, psychologist Lawrence Rosenblum explores the astonishing abilities of the five senses—feats of which most of us are remarkably ... (Read More)
 
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The Seventeen Traditions: Lessons from an American Childhood
Ralph Nader.
Publisher: Harper.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780062210647.  Daedalus Item Code: 33557
 
The activist, humanitarian, and former presidential candidate named one of the 100 most influential figures in American history by The Atlantic, Ralph Nader looks back at his small-town ... (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: 43520
 
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 and New Science of Changing Minds
Kevin Dutton.
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780151012794.  Daedalus Item Code: 43266
 
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 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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The Strange Laws Of Old England
Nigel Cawthorne.
Publisher: Piatkus.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780749954154.  Daedalus Item Code: 38308
 
Did you know that it's against the law for couples to check into a London hotel under assumed names for the purpose of a romantic tryst? Or that by order of Edward II, all whales washed up on the ... (Read More)
 
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Subliminal: The Revolution of the New Unconscious and What it Teaches Us about Ourselves
Leonard Mlodinow.
Publisher: Allen Lane.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781846145964.  Daedalus Item Code: 43172
 
Your preference in politicians, the amount you tip the waiter, family relationships—all of our judgments and perceptions—reflect the workings of our mind on two levels, the conscious, of which we are ... (Read More)
 
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The Sweeter Side of R. Crumb
R. Crumb.
Publisher: Norton.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780393333718.  Daedalus Item Code: 41481
 
He may be "the Brueghel of the 20th century" (Robert Hughes) and the only 1960s underground comics artist to break into the fine art world, but R. Crumb, lets face it, just doesn't appeal to a lot of ... (Read More)
 
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