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  • Birdseye: The Adventures of a Curious Man

    By Mark Kurlansky

    Our Price: $16.95
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780767930307
    • Publisher: Anchor
    • Published: February 2013
    A profile of eccentric genius inventor Clarence Birdseye chronicles how his innovative fast-freezing process revolutionized the food industry and American agriculture. By the best-selling author of Salt: A World History. 35,000 first printing.
  • Boogaloo on 2nd Avenue: A Novel of Pastry, Guilt, and Music

    By Mark Kurlansky

    Our Price: $9.00
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780345448187
    • Publisher: Ballantine Books
    • Published: March 2005
    It's the boom years of the 1980s, and life is closing in on Nathan Seltzer, who rarely travels outside of his rapidly gentrifying Lower East Side neighborhood. Between paralyzing bouts of claustrophobia, Nathan wonders whether he should cheat on his wife with Karoline, a German pastry maker whose parents may or may not have been Nazis. Nathan's father, Harry, is plotting with the 1960s boogaloo star Chow Mein Vega for the comeback of this dance craze. Meanwhile, a homicidal drug addict is terrorizing the neighborhood. Whew! From the NY Times bestselling and James A. Beard Award-winning author of '1968,' 'Salt,' 'Cod,' and story collection, 'The White Man in the Tree.'
  • City Beasts: Fourteen Stories of Uninvited Wildlife

    By Mark Kurlansky

    Our Price: $8.00
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781594485879
    • Publisher: Riverhead Trade
    • Published: February 2015
    A collection of accounts by the best-selling author of Salt and Cod shares moving and hilarious examples of human and animal lives that have been impacted by interspecies fights, love and compromise in urban regions. Original.
  • Hank Greenberg

    By Mark Kurlansky

    Our Price: $16.00
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780300192469
    • Publisher: Yale Univ Pr
    • Published: March 2013
    The remarkable life story of the first Jewish superstar athlete, by New York Times best-selling author Mark Kurlansky
  • Milk!: A 10,000-Year Food Fracas

    By Mark Kurlansky

    Our Price: $19.00
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781632863836
    • Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
    • Published: May 2019
  • Nonviolence: The History of a Dangerous Idea

    By Mark Kurlansky

    Our Price: $16.00
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780812974478
    • Publisher: The Modern Library
    • Published: April 2008
    The author argues that nonviolence is not the same thing as pacifism: it's a technique that can right social injustice or end wars. Gandhi utilized it; Martin Luther King, Jr., utilized it. It was the driving force to end apartheid and topple the Berlin Wall. Kurlansky offers a sweeping yet concise history of nonviolence from ancient Hindu timesto today's many conflicts. But he also brings into focus whhat a dangerous idea nonviolence has been preceived to be,drawing from history lessons on the subject that we can useto effect change today. By the author of '1968,' 'The Big Oyster,' 'Salt,' and 'Cold.' Bibliography, Index. 203p.
  • Paper: A World History

    By Mark Kurlansky

    Our Price: $15.25
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780393353709
    • Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
    • Published: May 2017
  • Salmon: A Fish, the Earth, and the History of a Common Fate

    By Mark Kurlansky

    Our Price: $26.95
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9781938340864
    • Publisher: Patagonia
    • Published: March 2020
  • Salt: A World History

    By Mark Kurlansky

    Our Price: $18.00
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780142001615
    • Publisher: Penguin Books
    • Published: January 2003
    The bestselling author of Cod and The Basque History Of The World 'finds the world in a grain of salt.' A substance so valuable it served as currency, salt has impacted the establishment of trade routes and cities, provoked and financed wars, secured empires and inspired revolutions. 'Kaleidoscopic and illuminating.' A NY Times bestseller. B&W illustrations. 484p.
  • The Belly of Paris

    By Emile Zola

    Our Price: $14.40
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780812974225
    • Publisher: Modern Library
    • Published: May 2009
    (Modern Library Classics). The story of Florent Quenu, a convict who has miraculously escaped imprisonment on Devil's Island after being falsely accused of a killing during a political demonstration. Backin Paris after his long confinement, Florent moves in with his brother's family in the newly rebuilt Les Halles market and is soon caught in a dangerous maelstrom of food and politics as the dramatic differences between 'fat and thin' (the rich and the poor) becomes too obvious to ignore. 352p.
  • The Cod's Tale

    By Mark Kurlansky

    Our Price: $17.99
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780399234767
    • Publisher: Putnam
    • Published: October 2001
    A picture book by the author of Cod: A Biography of the Fish that Changed the World provides a comprehensive look at the importance of cod fishing from the early days of the Vikings and Columbus through today. 12,500 first printing.
  • The Eastern Stars

    By Mark Kurlansky

    Our Price: $24.99
    • Format: Audio/CD
    • ISBN-13: 9781400164318
    • Publisher: Tantor Media Inc
    • Published: April 2010
    Describes how a small and impoverished region in the Dominican Republic grew to produce some of Major League Baseball's greatest talents, citing the influence of sugar industry migrant workers and the role of race in transforming the sport.
  • The Food of a Younger Land: A Portrait of American Food

    By Mark Kurlansky

    Our Price: $8.00
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781594484575
    • Publisher: Riverhead Books
    • Published: April 2010
    Award-winning New York Times-bestselling author Mark Kurlansky takes readers back to the food and eating habits of a younger America, before the national nighway system brought the country closoer together, before chain restaurants imposed uniformity and low quality, and before the Frigidaire meant frozen food in mass quantities. Back then, the nation's food was seasonal, regional, traditional, and it helped form and reflect the distinct character, attitudes, and customs of those who ate it. Featuring authentic recipes, anecdotes, and photographs, the book evokes a bygone era when Americans had never heard of fast food and the gorcery superstore was unimaginable. 480p.
  • The Last Fish Tale: The Fate of the Atlantic and Survival in Gloucester, America's Oldest Fishing Port and Most Original Town

    By Mark Kurlansky

    Our Price: $16.00
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781594483745
    • Publisher: Riverhead Books
    • Published: May 2009
    The bestselling author of Cod and Salt has enthralled readers with his incisive blend of culinary, cultural, and social history. Now, Mark Kurlansky turns his attention to a disappearing way of life: fishing - and how it has thrived in and defined one particular town for centuries, and what its imperiled future means for the rest of the world. Gloucester, Massachusetts is thatrare survivor among coastal societies who have abandoned fishing and turned to tourism as a way of life. Filled with rich history, delicious anecdotes, colorful characters and lcal recipes. Bibliography, Index. 269p.
  • The White Man in the Tree

    By Mark Kurlansky

    Our Price: $22.95
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780671036065
    • Publisher: Washington Square Press
    • Published: August 2001
    A new collection of short fiction by the author of Cod and The Basque History of the World provides a whimsical portrait of cultural misunderstandings in a novella and eight stories about characters who, because of their diversity, misjudge one another. Reader's Guide available. Reprint.

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