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Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can't Stop Talking
Susan Cain.
Publisher: Broadway.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780307352156.  Daedalus Item Code: 49191
 
(2012 Goodreads Choice Award, Best Nonfiction; O, The Oprah Magazine 10 Favorite Books of 2012; Library Journal and Kirkus Reviews Best Books of 2012; Fast Company #1 ... (Read More)
 
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The Ralph Steadman Book of Dogs
Ralph Steadman.
Publisher: Atlantic Books.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781848876750.  Daedalus Item Code: 32858
 
The creator of the distinctive labels for Flying Dog Brewery (as well as the favorite illustrator of Hunter S. Thompson), Ralph Steadman is both a longtime dog lover and a longtime dog drawer, ... (Read More)
 
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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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Rothstein: The Life, Times, and Murder of the Criminal Genius Who Fixed the 1919 World Series
David Pietrusza.
Publisher: Basic Books.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780465029389.  Daedalus Item Code: 51792
 
"If the name Arnold Rothstein is recognized today, it's as the man who fixed the 1919 World Series.... But the Black Sox scandal was only one item on Rothstein's resume. In this scrupulously sourced ... (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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Scarcity: Why Having Too Little Means So Much
Sendhil Mullainathan & Eldar Shafir.
Publisher: Allen Lane.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781846143458.  Daedalus Item Code: 51227
 
Why can we never seem to keep on top of our workload? Why does poverty persist around the world? Why do successful people do things at the last minute in a sudden rush of energy? Harvard economist ... (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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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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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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Spy the Lie: Former CIA Officers Teach You How to Detect Deception
Philip Houston, Michael Floyd & Susan Carnicero, with Don Tennant.
Publisher: Icon.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781848315921.  Daedalus Item Code: 51109
 
This is both a fascinating study of deception and a detailed lesson in how to identify and combat it. Philip Houston spent 25 years in the CIA, and developed a lie detection methodology used by U.S. ... (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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