History Book Club

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Cover, Salt: A World History by Mark KurlanskyMonday, January 25th at 7:00 pm

 

Salt: A World History by Mark Kurlansky

 

An unlikely world history 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. The only rock we eat, salt has shaped civilization from the very beginning, and its story is a glittering, often surprising part of the history of humankind. A substance so valuable it served as currency, salt has influenced the establishment of trade routes and cities, provoked and financed wars, secured empires, and inspired revolutions.  Populated by colorful characters and filled with an unending series of fascinating details, Salt is a supremely entertaining, multi-layered masterpiec

 

 

 

 

2021 Book List

January- Salt: A World History by Mark Kurlansky    

February- Say Nothing by Patrick Radden Keefe    

March- Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot

April- Ordinary Men by Christopher R. Browning    

May- Ida: A Sword Among Lions by Paula J. Giddings    

June- My Bondage and My Freedom by Frederick Douglass    

July- 1776 by David McCullough    

August- The Woman Who Smashed Codes    by Jason Fagone    

September- Empire of the Summer Moon by S C Gwynne    

October- Guns, Germs, and Steel by Jared Diamond    

November- TBD                 

December- TBD            


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$19.00
ISBN: 9780142001615
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Penguin Books - January 28th, 2003