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The St. Louis Anthology

Ryan Schuessler · Belt Publishing
Pages: 256
Format: Paperback

St. Louis is undoubtedly fragmented, physically so in that the city is dissected by rivers, highways, walls, and fences; but also in a more insidious way. It's a city (like many) where race, class, religion, and zip code might as well be cards in a rigged poker game, where the winners'...
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Chicago Food Crawls: Touring the Neighborhoods One Bite & Libation at a Time

Soo Park · Globe Pequot Press
Pages: 256
Format: Paperback

In Globe's newest approach to food by city, Chicago Food Crawls will take the reader on a fun, tasty culinary tour. Discover the hidden gems and long-standing institutions of Chicago neighborhoods. Experience more than 13 crawls, each featuring 3-8 establishments, centered on a neighborhood...
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The Course of History: Ten Meals That Changed the World

Struan Stevenson · Arcade
Pages: 288
Format: Hardcover

An entertaining seat at the table of ten power meals that shaped history - including the menus and recreated recipes!Some of the most consequential decisions in history were decided at the dinner table, accompanied - and perhaps influenced - by copious amounts of food and drink. This fascinating...
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Lotharingia: A Personal History of Europe's Lost Country

Simon Winder · Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Pages: 528
Format: Hardcover

Following Germania and Danubia, the third installment in Simon Winder's personal history of EuropeIn 843 AD, the three surviving grandsons of the great emperor Charlemagne met at Verdun. After years of bitter squabbles over who would inherit the family land, they finally decided to divide...
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Ottoman Odyssey: Travels Through a Lost Empire

Alev Scott · Pegasus Books
Pages: 320
Format: Hardcover

An exploration of the contemporary influence of the Ottoman Empire on the wider world, as the author uncovers the new Ottoman legacy across Europe and the Middle East. The author's odyssey began when she looked beyond Turkey's borders for contemporary traces of the Ottoman Empire....
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Underland: A Deep Time Journey

Robert Macfarlane · W. W. Norton & Company
Pages: 384
Format: Hardcover

From the best-selling, award-winning author of Landmarks and The Old Ways, a haunting voyage into the planet's past and future.Hailed as "the great nature writer of this generation" (Wall Street Journal) , Robert Macfarlane is the celebrated author of books about the intersections...
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The Shanghai Free Taxi: Journeys with the Hustlers and Rebels of the New China

Frank Langfitt · PublicAffairs
Pages: 320
Format: Hardcover

As any traveler knows, some of the best and most honest conversations take place during car rides. So, when a long-time NPR correspondent wanted to learn more about the real China, he started driving a cab--and discovered a country amid seismic political and economic change. China--America's...
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The Plaza: The Secret Life of America's Most Famous Hotel

Julie Satow · Twelve
Pages: 384
Format: Hardcover

Journalist Julie Satow's thrilling, unforgettable history of how one illustrious hotel has defined our understanding of money and glamour, from the Gilded Age to the Go-Go Eighties to today's Billionaire Row. p.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 12.0px Arial} p.p2 {margin:...
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Booked: A Traveler's Guide to Literary Locations Around the World

Richard Kreitner
Format: Hardcover

A practical, armchair travel guide that explores eighty of the most iconic literary locations from all over the globe that you can actually visit. A must-have for every fan of literature, Booked inspires readers to follow in their favorite characters footsteps by visiting the real-life...
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Gardentopia: Design Basics for Creating Beautiful Outdoor Spaces

Jan Johnsen · Countryman Press
Pages: 240
Format: Hardcover

Expert tips and beautiful photography from a veteran landscaperWhether it's ten square feet or ten acres, a backyard is something everyone wants to use to their best advantage. No matter the size or shape, an outdoor green space can be transformed from a neglected or untamed patch of dirt...
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