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The Murder of the Century: The Gilded Age Crime That Scandalized a City & Sparked the Tabloid Wars
Paul Collins.
Publisher: Broadway.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780307592217.  Daedalus Item Code: 73009
 
On Long Island, a farmer finds a duck pond turned red with blood. On the Lower East Side, two boys on a pier discover a floating torso wrapped in oilcloth. Blueberry pickers near Harlem stumble upon ... (Read More)
 
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Myths and Legends: From Cherokee Dances to Voodoo Trances
John Pemberton.
Publisher: Chartwell.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780785826491.  Daedalus Item Code: 62821
 
The impulse to create myths is inherent in all of the world's cultures, and the similarities in theme between these tales reveal some basic truths about mankind. Profusely illustrated with ... (Read More)
 
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No Is Not Enough: Resisting Trump's Shock Politics and Winning the World We Need
Naomi Klein.
Publisher: Haymarket.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781608468904.  Daedalus Item Code: 79571
 
(Nominated for the National Book Award "This is one attempt to uncover how we got to this surreal political moment," writes Naomi Klein in her introduction to this timely and urgent book. "It ... (Read More)
 
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The Nostalgia Factory: Memory, Time and Ageing
Douwe Draaisma. Liz Waters, trans.
Publisher: Yale.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780300205398.  Daedalus Item Code: 72249
 
Maybe you can't come up with the name of a man you've known for 30 years, or go blank on the title of a film you've seen many times, or simply walk into a room and forget what you came for; these are ... (Read More)
 
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On the Origin of Tepees: Why Some Ideas Spread While Others Go Extinct
Jonnie Hughes.
Publisher: Oneworld.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781851689439.  Daedalus Item Code: 72167
 
We humans have long prided ourselves on our capacity to have ideas, but perhaps this pride is misplaced—perhaps ideas have us. British science writer and filmmaker Jonnie Hughes here investigates the ... (Read More)
 
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The Onion Magazine: The Iconic Covers that Transformed an Undeserving World
Johannes Gutenberg, foreword. Cole Bolton, ed.
Publisher: Little, Brown.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780316256452.  Daedalus Item Code: 63431
 
From America's Finest (Satirical) News Source comes this compilation of the most important, most influential, certainly the glossiest magazine covers ever produced by the hand of humankind. It's ... (Read More)
 
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Originals: How Non-Conformists Move the World
Adam Grant. Sheryl Sandberg, intro.
Publisher: Viking.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780525429562.  Daedalus Item Code: 69170
 
The author of Give and Take: A Revolutionary Approach to Success, workplace psychologist Adam Grant again addresses the challenge of improving the world, this time from the approach of ... (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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Pain: The Science and Culture of Why We Hurt
Marni Jackson.
Publisher: Bloomsbury.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780747565581.  Daedalus Item Code: 63078
 
Why is pain so poorly understood? Why do we still distinguish between mental pain and physical pain, when pain is always an emotional experience? And if pain is the reason why most people visit the ... (Read More)
 
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The Peculiar Case of the Electric Constable: A True Tale of Passion, Poison & Pursuit
Carol Baxter.
Publisher: Oneworld.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781780742434.  Daedalus Item Code: 43737
 
A sincere Quaker if a sinning one, John Tawell had been convicted of forgery and transported to Sydney; he returned to England a wealthy man, having become Australia's first pharmacist, though he ... (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 Poisoner: The Life and Crimes of Victorian England's Most Notorious Doctor
Stephen Bates.
Publisher: Overlook.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781468310146.  Daedalus Item Code: 72829
 
In 1856, a baying crowd of more than 30,000 people gathered outside Stafford prison to watch the hanging of Dr. William Palmer—respectable, middle class, personable—who was suspected in the poisoning ... (Read More)
 
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