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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,...


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...


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...


Birdseye: The Adventures of a Curious Man

by Mark Kurlansky

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...


Battle Fatigue

by Mark Kurlansky

Growing up in the years following World War II, Joel Bloom always played war or baseball with his friends. They dreamed of fighting in the military or leading the Dodgers to the World Series. But by the time...


What?

by Mark Kurlansky

What is What? Could it be that noted author Mark Kurlansky has written a very short, terrifically witty, deeply thought-provoking book entirely in the form of questions? A book that draws on philosophy, religion,...


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...


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,...


The Basque History of the World

by Mark Kurlansky

The Basque History of the World is the illuminating story of an ancient and enigmatic people. Signs of their civilization existed well before the arrival of the Romans in 218 B.C., and though theories abound,...


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...


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 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...


Nonviolence: The History of a Dangerous Idea

by Mark Kurlansky & Dalai Lama

In this timely, highly original, and controversial narrative, New York Times bestselling author Mark Kurlansky discusses nonviolence as a distinct entity, a course of action, rather than a mere state of mind....


A Chosen Few: The Resurrection of European Jewry

by Mark Kurlansky

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...


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,...


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...