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The Fever of 1721: The Epidemic that Revolutionized Medicine and American Politics
Stephen Coss.
Publisher: Simon & Schuster.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781476783086.  Daedalus Item Code: 70611
 
In 1721, during the worst smallpox epidemic in Boston history, Puritan preacher Cotton Mather convinced Dr. Zabdiel Boylston to try a radical procedure: making an incision in the arm of a healthy ... (Read More)
 
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Fire and Light: How the Enlightenment Transformed Our World
James MacGregor Burns.
Publisher: Thomas Dunne.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781250024893.  Daedalus Item Code: 71996
 
The Pulitzer Prize– and National Book Award–winning author of Roosevelt: The Soldier of Freedom, among more than 20 other books, James MacGregor Burns here illuminates what he deems "the ... (Read More)
 
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Freedom of Speech: Mightier Than the Sword
David K. Shipler.
Publisher: Knopf.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780307957320.  Daedalus Item Code: 71646
 
The Pulitzer Prize–winning author of Arab and Jew and The Working Poor, as well as a former New York Times foreign correspondent, David Shipler here explores critical challenges ... (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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Grit: The Power of Passion and Perseverance
Angela Duckworth.
Publisher: Scribner.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781501111105.  Daedalus Item Code: 71915
 
A MacArthur Fellow and the founder of the nonprofit Character Lab, psychology professor Angela Duckworth here expands her hugely popular TED talk presentation into a book about the secret to ... (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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Guess Where I'm Tattooed Emery Board Travel Pack: 12 Purse Size Emery Boards
Anne Taintor.
Publisher: Anne Taintor.   Format: .
UPC: 823398031261.  Daedalus Item Code: 76142
 
"Guess where I'm tattooed," teases an elegant blonde housewife with a gelatin dessert in her hand (or is that a strawberry daiquiri?) on the cover of this matchbook-style pack of mini emery boards. ... (Read More)
 
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Hidden Depths: The Story of Hypnosis
Robin Waterfield.
Publisher: Pan.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780330492515.  Daedalus Item Code: 63046
 
The history of hypnosis is rich in strange and remarkable incidents, a captivating world populated by enthusiasts and skeptics, mystics and scientists, and studded with the unexpected. Robin ... (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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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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Hope in the Dark: Untold Histories, Wild Possibilities
Rebecca Solnit.
Publisher: Haymarket.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781608465767.  Daedalus Item Code: 79011
 
The author of 18 books about civil society, popular power, politics, uprisings, art, and memory, Harper's contributing editor Rebecca Solnit makes a radical case for hope as a potent and ... (Read More)
 
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