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  • A Chosen Fewby Mark Kurlansky

    Random House Publishing Group 2008; US$ 15.15

    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...

  • Choice Cutsby Mark Kurlansky

    Random House 2013; US$ 11.27

    The winner of the Glenfiddich Best Food Book Award leads is on a dazzling culinary tour around the world and through history - from the fifth century BC to the present day. Presented by subject - including 'Food and Sex', 'Bread', 'Rants' and 'Dessert' - and illustrated with Kurlansky's own pen-and-ink drawings as well as classic photographs, this... more...

  • The Basque History Of The Worldby Mark Kurlansky

    Random House 2011; US$ 16.91

    The Basques are Europe's oldest people, their origins a mystery, their language related to no other on Earth, and even though few in population and from a remote and rugged corner of Spain and France, they have had a profound impact on the world. Whilst inward-looking, preserving their ancient language and customs, the Basques also struck out for... more...

  • Birdseyeby Mark Kurlansky

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2012; US$ 15.95

    Break out the TV dinners! From the author who gave us Cod , Salt , and other informative bestsellers, the first biography of Clarence Birdseye, the eccentric genius inventor whose fast-freezing process revolutionized the food industry and American agriculture. more...

  • The White Man In The Treeby Mark Kurlansky

    Random House 2012; US$ 11.27

    The White man in the Tree is a comedy of cultural misunderstanding set in the Caribbean, New York and Paris, a novella and eight stories about people who, because of their differences - between men and women, blacks and whites, Jews and Christians, rich and poor - misjudge each other. Celebrated for his non-fiction, Mark Kurlansky is equally at home... more...

  • Choice Cutsby Mark Kurlansky

    Random House Publishing Group 2012; US$ 11.65

    “Every once in awhile a writer of particular skills takes a fresh, seemingly improbable idea and turns out a book of pure delight.” That’s how David McCullough described Mark Kurlansky’s Cod: A Biography of the Fish That Changed the World , a work that revealed how a meal can be as important as it is edible. Salt: A World History , its successor,... more...

  • Battle Fatigueby Mark Kurlansky

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2011; US$ 7.99

    In his first teen novel, bestselling author Mark Kurlansky exposes the complexity of war for all generations more...

  • What?by Mark Kurlansky

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2011; US$ 10.99

    From the award-winning, bestselling author of Cod and Salt , a playful, provocative, brilliantly illuminating little book that takes a very big look at life's big questions more...

  • Frozen in Timeby Mark Kurlansky

    Random House Children's Books 2014; US$ 7.99

    Nonfiction for kids interested in science, biography, and early entrepreneurs, this work explores the life story of Clarence Birdseye, the man who revolutionized the frozen food industry and changed the way people eat all over the world. Adapted from Mark Kurlansky’s adult work Birdseye: The Adventures of a Curious Man.   Adventurer and inventor... more...

  • The Belly of Parisby Emile Zola; Mark Kurlansky

    Random House Publishing Group 2009; US$ 13.98

    Part of Emile Zola’s multigenerational Rougon-Macquart saga, The Belly of Paris is the story of Florent Quenu, a wrongly accused man who escapes imprisonment on Devil’s Island. Returning to his native Paris, Florent finds a city he barely recognizes, with its working classes displaced to make way for broad boulevards and bourgeois flats. Living with... more...