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Mark Kurlansky
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MARK KURLANSKY is the New York Times bestselling author of many books, including The Food of a Younger Land; Cod: A Biography of the Fish That Changed the World; Salt: A World History; 1968: The Year That Rocked the World; and The Big Oyster: History on the Half Shell. He lives in New York City.

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1968
The Year That Rocked the World
Written by Mark Kurlansky


Format: Trade Paperback, 480 pages
Publisher: Random House Trade Paperbacks
On Sale: January 11, 2005
Price: $17.00

In 1968: The Year That Rocked the World, award-winning author Mark Kurlansky has written his most ambitious work to date: a singular and definitive look at a pivotal moment in history.

With 1968, Mark Kurlansky brings to life the cultural and political history of that world-changing year of social upheaval. 1968 is... Read more >
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1968
The Year That Rocked the World
Written by Mark Kurlansky


Format: eBook
Publisher: Ballantine Books
On Sale: December 30, 2003
Price: $13.99

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The Big Oyster
History on the Half Shell
Written by Mark Kurlansky


Format: Trade Paperback, 336 pages
Publisher: Random House Trade Paperbacks
On Sale: January 9, 2007
Price: $16.00

“Part treatise, part miscellany, unfailingly entertaining.”
–The New York Times

“A small pearl of a book . . . a great tale of the growth of a modern city as seen through the rise and fall of the lowly oyster.”
–Rocky Mountain News

Award-winning author Mark Kurlansky tells the remarkable story of New York... Read more >

The Big Oyster
History on the Half Shell
Written by Mark Kurlansky


Format: eBook
Publisher: Random House
On Sale: January 9, 2007
Price: $11.99

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Birdseye
The Adventures of a Curious Man
Written by Mark Kurlansky


Format: Trade Paperback, 288 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: February 12, 2013
Price: $15.95

While working as a fur trapper in Labrador, Canada, Clarence Birdseye encountered an age-old problem: bad food and an unappealing, unhealthy diet. However, he observed that fresh vegetables wetted and left outside in the Arctic winds froze in a way that maintained their integrity after thawing. As a result, he developed... Read more >
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Birdseye
The Adventures of a Curious Man
Written by Mark Kurlansky


Format: eBook, 272 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: May 8, 2012
Price: $11.99

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Boogaloo on 2nd Avenue
A Novel of Pastry, Guilt and Music
Written by Mark Kurlansky


Format: Trade Paperback, 336 pages
Publisher: Random House Trade Paperbacks
On Sale: February 28, 2006
Price: $13.95

It’s the boom years of the 1980s, and life is closing in on Nathan Seltzer, who rarely travels beyond his suddenly gentrifying Lower East Side neighborhood in New York City. Between paralyzing bouts of claustrophobia, Nathan wonders whether he should cheat on his wife with Karoline, a German pastry maker whose... Read more >
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Boogaloo on 2nd Avenue
A Novel of Pastry, Guilt, and Music
Written by Mark Kurlansky


Format: eBook
Publisher: Ballantine Books
On Sale: March 29, 2005
Price: $9.99

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Choice Cuts
A Savory Selection of Food Writing from Around the World and Throughout History
Written by Mark Kurlansky


Format: eBook
Publisher: Ballantine Books
On Sale: July 18, 2012
Price: $9.99

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A Chosen Few
The Resurrection of European Jewry
Written by Mark Kurlansky


Format: Trade Paperback, 464 pages
Publisher: Ballantine Books
On Sale: March 26, 2002
Price: $16.00

Telling the stories of European Jews in the aftermath of the Holocaust, Kurlansky's powerful narrative explores the lives of Jewish people who remained or returned to their homes in Europe after World War II. Now with a new introduction by the author, A Chosen Few explores the many reasons why Jews... Read more >
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A Chosen Few
The Resurrection of European Jewry
Written by Mark Kurlansky


Format: eBook, 464 pages
Publisher: Ballantine Books
On Sale: December 24, 2008
Price: $11.99

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November 11, 2014
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Frozen in Time
Clarence Birdseye's Outrageous Idea About Frozen Food
Written by Mark Kurlansky


Format: Trade Paperback, 176 pages
Publisher: Delacorte Press
On Sale: November 11, 2014
Price: $7.99

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Also available as an eBook, hardcover and a hardcover library binding.


Available
November 11, 2014
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Frozen in Time
Clarence Birdseye's Outrageous Idea About Frozen Food
Written by Mark Kurlansky


Format: Hardcover, 176 pages
Publisher: Delacorte Books for Young Readers
On Sale: November 11, 2014
Price: $15.99

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Also available as an eBook, hardcover library binding and a trade paperback.

Frozen in Time
Clarence Birdseye's Outrageous Idea About Frozen Food
Written by Mark Kurlansky


Format: eBook, 176 pages
Publisher: Delacorte Books for Young Readers
On Sale: November 11, 2014
Price: $7.99

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The Last Fish Tale
The Fate of the Atlantic and Survival in Gloucester, America's Oldest Fishing Port and Most Original Town
Written by Mark Kurlansky


Format: eBook, 304 pages
Publisher: Ballantine Books
On Sale: June 3, 2008
Price: $14.99

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Nonviolence
The History of a Dangerous Idea
Written by Mark Kurlansky
Foreword by Dalai Lama


Format: Trade Paperback, 224 pages
Publisher: Modern Library
On Sale: April 8, 2008
Price: $15.00

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. Nonviolence can and should be a technique for overcoming social injustice and ending wars, he asserts, which is why... Read more >
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Nonviolence
The History of a Dangerous Idea
Written by Mark Kurlansky
Foreword by Dalai Lama


Format: eBook, 224 pages
Publisher: Modern Library
On Sale: January 21, 2009
Price: $11.99

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The Belly of Paris

Written by Emile Zola
Translated by Mark Kurlansky


Format: Trade Paperback, 368 pages
Publisher: Modern Library
On Sale: May 12, 2009
Price: $16.00

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... Read more >
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The Belly of Paris

Written by Emile Zola
Translated by Mark Kurlansky


Format: eBook
Publisher: Modern Library
On Sale: May 12, 2009
Price: $11.99

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