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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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The Sex Lives of Famous Lesbians
Nigel Cawthorne.
Publisher: Carlton.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781853755552.  Daedalus Item Code: 61258
 
Although Queen Victoria could not believe that such things went on in 19th-century England—and therefore failed to proscribe it—lesbianism has been part of human life at least since Sappho's ... (Read More)
 
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Shipwrecks of the Cunard Line
Sam Warwick & Mike Roussel. John Chatterton, foreword.
Publisher: History Press.   Format: laminated cover.
ISBN: 9780752465784.  Daedalus Item Code: 61300
 
Informative and engrossing, this book takes an in-depth look at several dozen of the most significant shipwrecks of the Cunard Line. Here are Lusitania and Carpathia, as well as ... (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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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 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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The Tastemaker: Carl van Vechten and the Birth of Modern America
Edward White.
Publisher: FSG.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780374201579.  Daedalus Item Code: 54557
 
One of the early 20th century's most influential cultural impresarios, Carl Van Vechten was a patron and dealmaker of the Harlem Renaissance, a photographer who captured the era's icons, and a ... (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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Truth, Beauty, and Goodness Reframed: Educating for the Virtues in the Twenty-First Century
Howard Gardner.
Publisher: Basic Books.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780465021925.  Daedalus Item Code: 51272
 
From ancient times, philosophers, theologians, and artists have attempted to describe and categorize the defining virtues of civilization. The author of Multiple Intelligences and Changing ... (Read More)
 
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Unflappable: 6 Steps to Staying Happy, Centered, and Peaceful No Matter What
Ragini Elizabeth Michaels.
Publisher: Conari/QPB.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781573244893.  Daedalus Item Code: 61378
 
We all want to be happy, but sometimes life gets in the way. Believing that happiness isn't something to be chased, Ragini Michaels suggests instead that perfectionism gets in the way of both ... (Read More)
 
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Walt Disney's Mickey Mouse: Trapped on Treasure Island: Volume 2
Floyd Gottfredson. David Gerstein & Gary Groth, eds.
Publisher: Fantagraphics.   Format: no jacket.
ISBN: 9781606994955.  Daedalus Item Code: 52039
 
"Oh, for gosh sakes!" Mickey Mouse is back for another round of thrills, chills, and epic quests in this second volume of the library series from Fantagraphics Books, a collection of daily strips ... (Read More)
 
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