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  • How to Create the Perfect Wife: Britain's Most Ineligible Bachelor and His Enlightened Quest to Train the Ideal Mate

    By Wendy Moore

    Our Price: $14.00
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780465065745
    • Publisher: Basic Books
    • Published: April 2013
    The award-winning author of Wedlock traces the efforts of Georgian man Thomas Day to create an ideal wife after failing to find a woman who reflected his views about subservience, describing how he adopted two young orphans and raised them according to the extreme principles of Jean-Jacques Rousseau and the Enlightenment.
  • The Knife Man: Blood, Body Snatching, and the Birth of Modern Surgery

    By Wendy Moore

    Our Price: $8.00
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780767916530
    • Publisher: Broadway Books
    • Published: September 2005
    In an era when bloodletting was considered a cure for everything from colds to smallpox, surgeon John Hunter was a medical innovator, an eccentric, and the person to whom anyone who has ever had surgery probably owes his or her life. In this sensational and macabre story, readers meet the surgeon who counted not only lumibaries among his patients, but also 'resurrection men' among his close acquaintances. The book provides a captivating portrait of Hunter's ruthless devotion to uncovering the secrets of the human body, and the extraordinary lengths to which this maverick surgeon went to do so. Notes, Index. 342p.

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