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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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The Politics of Deception: JFK's Secret Decisions on Vietnam, Civil Rights, and Cuba
Patrick J. Sloyan.
Publisher: Thomas Dunne.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781250030597.  Daedalus Item Code: 71544
 
As John F. Kennedy prepared for his 1964 re-election bid, argues Pulitzer Prize– and George Polk Award–winning journalist Patrick Sloyan, he buried the truth and manipulated public opinion—deceptions ... (Read More)
 
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The Predictioneer's Game: Using the Logic of Brazen Self-Interest to See and Shape the Future
Bruce Bueno de Mesquita.
Publisher: Random House.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780812979770.  Daedalus Item Code: 73014
 
It's a simple idea, really: People compete, and they always do what they think is in their own best interest. Bruce Bueno de Mesquita takes this as the premise of his game theory, which uses insights ... (Read More)
 
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The Psychedelic Reader: Classic Selections from The Psychedelic Review: The Revolutionary 1960s Forum of Psychopharmacological Substances
Timothy Leary, Ralph Metzner & Gunther M. Weil, eds. Erik Davis, foreword.
Publisher: Citadel.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780806514512.  Daedalus Item Code: 71051
 
More than half a century ago, a Swiss chemist inadvertently ingested the experimental compound LSD; subsequently, the first proponents of psychedelics were scientists who fully expected the radically ... (Read More)
 
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Reaching Down the Rabbit Hole: Extraordinary Journeys into the Human Brain
Allan Ropper & B.D. Burrell.
Publisher: Atlantic Books.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781782395478.  Daedalus Item Code: 72913
 
What are the challenges in trying to communicate with a patient and diagnose an ailment when the brain itself is under attack? Neurologist Allan Ropper describes extraordinary afflictions that he and ... (Read More)
 
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Reader's Digest Quintessential Guide to Saving Money: An A to Z of Ingenious Tips for Stretching Your Dollars
Editors of Reader's Digest.
Publisher: Reader's Digest.   Format: spiral.
ISBN: 9781621452485.  Daedalus Item Code: 70649
 
Saving money is often simply a matter of making smart buying choices. This wire-bound guide from the editors of Readers Digest is packed with ideas and methods for cutting household bills, ... (Read More)
 
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The Right to Narcissism: A Case for an Im-Possible Self-Love
Pleshette DeArmitt.
Publisher: Fordham University.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780823254446.  Daedalus Item Code: 64061
 
Philosophy professor Pleshette DeArmitt here aims to wrest the concept of narcissism from its common and pejorative meanings—egoism and vanity—by examining the terms and figures that have been ... (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 Road to Character
David Brooks.
Publisher: Random House.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780812983418.  Daedalus Item Code: 73017
 
"I wrote this book not sure I could follow the road to character, but I wanted at least to know what the road looks like and how other people have trodden it," notes David Brooks. Also the author of ... (Read More)
 
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Rose Kennedy: The Life and Times of a Political Matriarch
Barbara A. Perry.
Publisher: Norton.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780393068955.  Daedalus Item Code: 71730
 
In this close portrait of a private woman who became a political legend, presidential historian Barbara Perry captures Rose Kennedy's essential contributions to the Kennedy dynasty, unearthing the ... (Read More)
 
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Savage Park: A Meditation on Play, Space, and Risk for Americans Who Are Nervous, Distracted, and Afraid to Die
Amy Fusselman.
Publisher: Mariner.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780544570207.  Daedalus Item Code: 64540
 
On a visit to Tokyo with her family, Amy Fusselman stumbled onto a Hanegi playpark, where children saw wood, hammer nails, string hammocks to trees, and build open fires. When she returned to New ... (Read More)
 
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