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Cod: A Biography of the Fish that Changed the World

by Mark Kurlansky

From the Bestselling Author of Salt and The Basque History of the World

Cod, Mark Kurlansky’s third work of nonfiction and winner of the 1999 James Beard Award, is the biography of a single species of fish,...


1968: The Year That Rocked the World

by Mark Kurlansky

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...


The Basque History of the World

by Mark Kurlansky

From the author of Cod-the illuminating story of an ancient and enigmatic people.


Frozen in Time: Clarence Birdseye's Outrageous Idea About Frozen Food

by Mark Kurlansky

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...


International Night: A Father and Daughter Cook Their Way Around the World *Including More than 250 Recipes*

by Mark Kurlansky & Talia Kurlansky

From celebrated food writer Mark Kurlansky, a savory trip across the globe for parents and kids, with delicious and accessible recipes and tidbits both cultural and historical.

Once a week in the Kurlansky home,...


Hank Greenberg: The Hero Who Didn't Want to Be One

by Mark Kurlansky

One of the reasons baseball fans so love the sport is that it involves certain physical acts of beauty. And one of the most beautiful sights in the history of baseball was Hank Greenberg's swing. His calmly...


The Food of a Younger Land: A portrait of American food- before the national highway system, before chainrestaurants, and before frozen food, when the

by Mark Kurlansky

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...


The Food of a Younger Land: The Southwest Eats New Mexico, Oklahoma, Texas, Southern California

by Mark Kurlansky

More information to be announced soon on this forthcoming title from Penguin USA


The Food of a Younger Land: The Middle West Eats Ohio, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Wisconsin, Iowa, Nebraska, Kansas, Missouri, South Dakota, North

The Food of a Younger Land: The South Eats Delaware, Maryland, Washington, D.C., Virginia, West Virginia, The Carolinas,Georgia, Florida, Alabama, Mis

The Food of a Younger Land: The Northeast Eats Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Connecticut, New York City, New York State,

The Food of a Younger Land: The Far West Eats Wyoming, Idaho, Colorado, Utah, Nevada, Northern California, Oregon, Washington

The Eastern Stars: How Baseball Changed the Dominican Town of San Pedro de Macoris

by Mark Kurlansky

"A fantastic social history" from the author of Salt and Cod (USA Today)

In the Dominican Republic town of San Pedro de Macorís, baseball is often seen as the only way to a better life. For those who make...


Edible Stories: A Novel in Sixteen Parts

by Mark Kurlansky

All-new stories about the food we share, love, and fight over from the national bestselling author of Cod and Salt.

In these linked stories, Mark Kurlansky reveals the bond that can hold people together,...


Salt: A World History

by Mark Kurlansky

From the Bestselling Author of Cod and The Basque History of the World

 

In his fifth work of nonfiction, Mark Kurlansky turns his attention to a common household item with a long and intriguing history: salt....


Ready For a Brand New Beat: How "Dancing in the Street" Became the Anthem for a Changing America

by Mark Kurlansky

Can a song change a nation? In 1964, Marvin Gaye, record producer William “Mickey” Stevenson, and Motown songwriter Ivy Jo Hunter wrote “Dancing in the Street.” The song was recorded at Motown’s Hitsville...


Boogaloo on 2nd Avenue: A Novel of Pastry, Guilt, and Music

by Mark Kurlansky

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...


The Big Oyster: History on the Half Shell

by Mark Kurlansky

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...


Choice Cuts: A Savory Selection of Food Writing from Around the World and Throughout History

by Mark Kurlansky

“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...


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

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,...