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- Random House 2011; US$ 15.69
Homer called it a divine substance. Plato described it as especially dear to the gods. As Mark Kurlansky so brilliantly relates here, salt has shaped civilisation from the beginning, and its story is a glittering, often surprising part of the history of mankind. Wars have been fought over salt and, while salt taxes secured empires across Europe and... more...
- Random House Publishing Group 2003; US$ 17.00
In this monumental new book, award-winning author Mark Kurlansky has written his most ambitious work to date: a singular and ultimately definitive look at a pivotal moment in history. With 1968 , Mark Kurlansky brings to teeming life the cultural and political history of that world-changing year of social upheaval. People think of it as the year... more...
- Random House Publishing Group 2005; US$ 13.95
In his eagerly awaited debut novel, critically acclaimed author Mark Kurlansky entertains readers with a brilliant story bursting with the vivid events and culinary delights?even recipes?that made bestsellers out of his nonfiction works Cod , Salt , and 1968 . Nathan woke up on a Friday morning with the unshakable sense that during this day he... more...
- Random House Publishing Group 2007; US$ 16.00
Before New York City was the Big Apple, it could have been called the Big Oyster. Now award-winning author Mark Kurlansky tells the remarkable story of New York by following the trajectory of one of its most fascinating inhabitants?the oyster, whose influence on the great metropolis remains unparalleled. For centuries New York was famous for its oysters,... more...
- Random House Publishing Group 2008; US$ 25.00
The bestselling author of Cod , Salt , and The Big Oyster has enthralled readers with his incisive blend of culinary, cultural, and social history. Now, in his most colorful, personal, and important book to date, Mark Kurlansky turns his attention to a disappearing way of life: fishing?how it has thrived in and defined one particular town for centuries,... more...
- Random House Publishing Group 2008; US$ 16.00
A POWERFUL, DEEPLY MOVING NARRATIVE OF HOPE REBORN IN THE SHADOW OF DESPAIR Fifty years after it was bombed to rubble, Berlin is once again a city in which Jews gather for the Passover seder. Paris and Antwerp have recently emerged as important new centers of Jewish culture. Small but proud Jewish communities are revitalizing the ancient centers... more...
- Penguin Group US 2009; US$ 16.00
From the New York Times bestselling author who "powerfully demonstrates the defining role food plays in history and culture" ( Atlanta Journal-Constitution ). In the throes of the Great Depression, a make-work initiative for authors-called "America Eats"-was created by the WPA to chronicle the eating habits, traditions, and struggles... more...