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The Seven Sisters of Sleep: The Celebrated Drug Classic
Mordecai Cooke. Rowan Robinson, foreword.
Publisher: Park Street.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780892817481.  Daedalus Item Code: 73353
 
Written in 1860, this groundbreaking book surveys the use of the seven most popular narcotic plants of the Victorian era: tobacco, opium, cannabis, betel nut, coca, datura, and fly agaric. Naturalist ... (Read More)
 
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Shopping in the Renaissance: Customer Cultures in Italy 14001600
Evelyn Welch.
Publisher: Yale.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780300159851.  Daedalus Item Code: 72263
 
(Winner of the 2005 Wolfson Foundation History Prize) Shopping was as important in the Renaissance as it is today, posits Evelyn Welch. In this engaging and gorgeously illustrated study she ... (Read More)
 
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The Skeleton Crew: How Amateur Sleuths Are Solving America's Coldest Cases
Deborah Halber.
Publisher: Simon & Schuster.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781451657586.  Daedalus Item Code: 61340
 
In America today, upwards of 40,000 people are dead and unaccounted for. The bodies of these children, spouses, siblings, and friends are stored in the back rooms of coroner's facilities and county ... (Read More)
 
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Slaughterhouse 90210: Where Great Books Meet Pop Culture
Maris Kreizman.
Publisher: Flatiron Books.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781250061102.  Daedalus Item Code: 72530
 
It's where your Netflix account meets your library card. Inspired, once she realized that a scene in the reality television show The Hills reminded her powerfully of the words of Virginia ... (Read More)
 
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Sodometries: Renaissance Texts, Modern Sexualities
Jonathan Goldberg.
Publisher: Fordham University.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780823232215.  Daedalus Item Code: 64068
 
Taking a far-ranging and unconventional view of how male homosexuality has been portrayed over the course of five centuries, Jonathan Goldberg looks at the Elizabethan court and also the theater of ... (Read More)
 
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The State vs. Nelson Mandela: The Trial that Changed South Africa
Joel Joffe. Nelson Mandela, foreword.
Publisher: Oneworld.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781851686384.  Daedalus Item Code: 43773
 
On July 11, 1963, a dry-cleaning van drove up to a rural farm near Johannesburg, South Africa; within seconds, heavily armed police burst out and arrested the entire high command of the armed wing of ... (Read More)
 
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Strong Is the New Pretty: A Celebration of Girls Being Themselves
Kate T. Parker.
Publisher: Workman.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780761189138.  Daedalus Item Code: 79136
 
Real beauty isn't about being a certain size, acting a certain way, wearing the right clothes, or having your hair done (or even brushed), as the girls and young women in this album insist; real ... (Read More)
 
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Superman Melamine Bowl

Publisher: Bumkins.   Format: .
UPC: 014292630500.  Daedalus Item Code: 76188
 
Where does Clark Kent put his cornflakes in the morning? In this super-cool bowl, of course! Superman's familiar red and yellow S is found at the bottom of this bowl, with more logos in bright blue ... (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 Tale of the Dueling Neurosurgeons: The History of the Human Brain as Revealed by True Stories of Trauma, Madness, and Recovery
Sam Kean.
Publisher: Little, Brown.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780316182348.  Daedalus Item Code: 61011
 
The author of The Disappearing Spoon and The Violinist's Thumb here explores the secret inner workings of the brain, and how our understanding of it has been informed. Early ... (Read More)
 
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The Tale of the Dueling Neurosurgeons: The History of the Human Brain as Revealed by True Stories of Trauma, Madness, and Recovery
Sam Kean.
Publisher: Back Bay.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780316182355.  Daedalus Item Code: 73109
 
The author of The Disappearing Spoon and The Violinist's Thumb here explores the secret inner workings of the brain, and how our understanding of it has been informed. Early ... (Read More)
 
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They All Love Jack: Busting the Ripper
Bruce Robinson.
Publisher: Harper.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780062296375.  Daedalus Item Code: 64816
 
The mystery of Jack the Ripper has spawned obsessive theorists and endless volumes purporting to reveal the identity of the murderer who terrorized Victorian London. But what if it was never really a ... (Read More)
 
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