Cultural History

Ghosts of Eden Park: The Bootleg King, the Women Who Pursued Him, and the Murder That Shocked Jazz-Age America Karen Abbott

THE GHOSTS OF EDEN PARK  is an expertly written and researched account of the life and crimes of George Remus, one of the first and most successful bootleggers during the Prohibition era. Called "The King of Bootleggers" and at one time controlling 35 percent of the liquor in the United States, Abbott chronicles his...

A Hard Rain: America in the 1960s, Our Decade of Hope, Possibility, and Innocence Lost Frye Gaillard

A HARD RAIN: AMERICA IN THE 1960S, OUR DECADE OF HOPE, POSSIBILITY, AND INNOCENCE LOST is renowned historian Frye Gaillard's account of...

Paper: Paging Through History Mark Kurlansky

PAPER: PAGING THROUGH HISTORY adds to the discussion of the future of our planet. After digesting these brilliant words about paper's origins and production, as well as its influence, are we headed for a paperless society. This learned author thinks not.  

 

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The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test Tom Wolfe

THE ELECTRIC KOOL-AID ACID TEST is Tom Wolfe's account of Ken Kesey and his band of Merry Prankers,...

Let Her Fly: A Father's Journey Ziauddin Yousafzai

LET HER FLY: A FATHER'S JOURNEY tells the story of Ziauddin Yousafzai, father of youngest-ever Nobel laureate Malala Yousafzai, from his childhood growing up poverty-stricken in rural Pakistan to his own activism for feminism and right to education for all. He shares what he and his wife taught their daughter growing up, as well...