The Big Oyster: History on the Half Shell

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The Big Oyster: History on the Half Shell New York
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The influence of the oyster on the New York metropolis is unparalleled. Kurlansky, author of 'Salt: A World History,' 'Cod: A Biography of a Fish That Changed the World,' and '1968' among others, brings characters vividly to life whilerecounting dramatic incidents that changed the course of New York history. Filled with cultural, historical, and culinary insight - along with historic recipes, maps, drawings, and photos - this dynamic narrative sweeps readers from the island hunting ground of the Lenape Indians to the death of the oyster beds and the rise of America's environmentalist movement, from the oyster cellars of the Five Points slums to Manhattan's poshest Gilded Age dining rooms. 307p.

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