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The First Detective: The Life and Revolutionary Times of Vidocq: Criminal, Spy, and Private Eye
James Morton.
Publisher: Overlook.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781468300574.  Daedalus Item Code: 73921
 
Born in France in 1775, Eugène François Vidocq spanned the French Revolution, the Napoleonic Wars, and the 1848 revolutions. He was a criminal in his youth, yet he became a police inspector, ... (Read More)
 
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Flowers in the Blood: The Story of Opium
Jeff Goldberg with Dean Latimer. William Burroughs, intro.
Publisher: Skyhorse.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781626365407.  Daedalus Item Code: 73604
 
Inspiring ecstasy and religious veneration, yet sparking international discord and even war, opium ranks among the most influential plants in the world. Surveying the use and misuse of the potent ... (Read More)
 
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Fortune's Spear: A Forgotten Story of Genius, Fraud, and Finance in the Roaring Twenties
Martin Vander Weyer.
Publisher: Skyhorse.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781634502788.  Daedalus Item Code: 73613
 
Arrogant, persuasive, and highly cultured, Gerard Lee Bevan married into money and exploited a glittering range of social connections as part of one of London's most respectable banking families. ... (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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The Guardian of All Things: The Epic Story of Human Memory
Michael S. Malone.
Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781250023230.  Daedalus Item Code: 62897
 
Memory makes us human; no other animal carries in its brain so many memories of such complexity, nor so regularly revisits those memories for happiness, safety, and the accomplishment of elaborate ... (Read More)
 
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A Guide for Grown-ups: Essential Wisdom from the Collected Works of Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
Antoine de Saint-Exupéry.
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin.   Format: no jacket.
ISBN: 9780544671942.  Daedalus Item Code: 64532
 
"Grown-ups never understand anything by themselves, and it is exhausting for children to have to provide explanations over and over again," wrote Antoine de Saint-Exupéry in The Little Prince. ... (Read More)
 
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A History of Future Cities
Daniel Brook.
Publisher: Norton.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780393078121.  Daedalus Item Code: 71719
 
In 1703, Peter the Great oversaw the construction of a new capital, St. Petersburg—a "window on the West," modeled on Amsterdam—hoping to propel Russia into the modern world. In the following ... (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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Hitler's First Victims: And One Man's Race for Justice
Timothy W. Ryback.
Publisher: Bodley Head.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781847923271.  Daedalus Item Code: 63659
 
A co-founder of the Institute for Historical Justice and Reconciliation in the Netherlands, Timothy Ryback follows up Hitler's Private Library and The Last Survivor with this ... (Read More)
 
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Hoax: Hitler's Diaries, Lincoln's Assassins, and Other Famous Frauds
Edward Steers Jr. Joe Nickell, foreword.
Publisher: Kentucky.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780813141596.  Daedalus Item Code: 72546
 
Did a collector with a knack for making sensational discoveries really find the first document ever printed in America? Did Adolf Hitler actually pen a revealing multivolume set of diaries? Has Jesus ... (Read More)
 
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How Adam Smith Can Change Your Life: An Unexpected Guide to Human Nature and Happiness
Russ Roberts.
Publisher: Portfolio.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780241003190.  Daedalus Item Code: 73942
 
Often considered the patron saint of free market capitalism for publishing The Wealth of Nations in 1776, Scottish philosopher Adam Smith wrote an earlier book that few economists have ever ... (Read More)
 
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How to Develop Self-Confidence & Influence People by Public Speaking: Time-Tested Methods of Persuasion
Dale Carnegie.
Publisher: Gallery.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781501181627.  Daedalus Item Code: 73195
 
Drawing on his years of experience as a business trainer, the author of How to Win Friends and Influence People suggests that people in any walk of life could benefit from overcoming one of ... (Read More)
 
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