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The Big Short: Inside the Doomsday Machine
Michael Lewis.
Publisher: Norton.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780393353150.  Daedalus Item Code: 73051
 
(Shortlisted for the 2010 Financial Times and Goldman Sachs Business Book of the Year Award) In this surprisingly gripping book—the inspiration for the Oscar-nominated film of the same ... (Read More)
 
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Exuberance: The Passion for Life
Kay Redfield Jamison.
Publisher: Vintage.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780375701481.  Daedalus Item Code: 72988
 
(Named a 2004 Best Book of the Year by the Washington Post Book World, Seattle Times, San Francisco Chronicle, and Discover magazine) The author of An Unquiet ... (Read More)
 
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Ghetto: The Invention of a Place, the History of an Idea
Mitchell Duneier.
Publisher: Farrar, Straus & Giroux.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780374536770.  Daedalus Item Code: 79177
 
(A 2016 New York Times Notable Book of the Year) On March 29, 1516, the city council of Venice issued a decree forcing Jews to live in il geto—a closed quarter named for the ... (Read More)
 
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A History of Marriage
Elizabeth Abbott.
Publisher: Duckworth Overlook.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780715641705.  Daedalus Item Code: 73939
 
(Finalist for the 2010 Governor General's Award) What did getting married mean to ordinary people 100—or 500—years ago? How long did an average marriage last and what were a couple's ... (Read More)
 
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Our Declaration: A Reading of the Declaration of Independence in Defense of Equality
Danielle Allen.
Publisher: Liveright.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780871406903.  Daedalus Item Code: 71746
 
(Winner of the Francis Parkman Prize and the Zócalo Book Prize and a finalist for the 2015 PEN/John Kenneth Galbraith Award) In just 1,337 words, the Declaration of Independence altered the ... (Read More)
 
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Plain, Honest Men: The Making of the American Constitution
Richard Beeman.
Publisher: Random House.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780812976847.  Daedalus Item Code: 73013
 
(Winner of the George Washington Book Prize) In May 1787, in an atmosphere of crisis, delegates met in Philadelphia to design a radically new form of government. Revolutionary-era historian ... (Read More)
 
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The Power of Habit: Why We Do What We Do in Life and Business
Charles Duhigg.
Publisher: Random House.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780812981605.  Daedalus Item Code: 73982
 
A young woman returns to a research laboratory. Over the past two years, she has transformed almost every aspect of her life. She has quit smoking, run a marathon, and been promoted at work. The ... (Read More)
 
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PS Magazine: The Best of Preventive Maintenance Monthly
Will Eisner. Ann Eisner, preface. Eddie Campbell, ed.
Publisher: Abrams.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780810997486.  Daedalus Item Code: 53451
 
Best known for his influential comic book series The Spirit and his groundbreaking graphic novel A Contract with God, Will Eisner also put in 20 years producing PS magazine for ... (Read More)
 
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Representing Justice: Invention, Controversy, and Rights in City-States and Democratic Courtrooms
Judith Resnik & Dennis Curtis.
Publisher: Yale.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780300110968.  Daedalus Item Code: 62739
 
(A 2011 Choice Outstanding Academic Title in the U.S. Politics category) She stands in various stately poses, usually robed and often holding a sword, with scales held aloft and a cloth ... (Read More)
 
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The Rights of Man
Thomas Paine.
Publisher: Arcturus.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781784287153.  Daedalus Item Code: 72432
 
Idealist, radical, and a master rhetorician of political theory, Thomas Paine was an inspiring propagandist in the cause of American independence and a staunch advocate for the equality of all men. ... (Read More)
 
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The Suspicions of Mr. Whicher: A Shocking Murder and the Undoing of a Great Victorian Detective
Kate Summerscale.
Publisher: Bloomsbury.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780802717429.  Daedalus Item Code: 72425
 
(Named one of Time magazine's Top 10 Nonfiction Books of the Year) In 1860 Britain, three-year-old Saville Kent is found murdered in the outhouse of his family's country estate, in Kate ... (Read More)
 
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The Unwinding: An Inner History of the New America
George Packer.
Publisher: FSG.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780374102418.  Daedalus Item Code: 72532
 
(Winner of the 2013 National Book Award for Nonfiction, a New York Times Notable Book of the Year, and an NPR Best Book of the Year) American democracy is beset by a sense of crisis, ... (Read More)
 
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