Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Uncommon Histories

Working in a library, you soon learn that there really is a book about everything, including some things you might not expect. Don't Trade the Baby for a Horse: And Other Ways to Make Your Life a Little More Laura Ingalls Wilder? Check. Adventures with the Wife in Space: Life with Doctor Who? Check.  The Vinyl Countdown: The Album from Vinyl to iPod and Back Again?  But of course.  A Feast of Ice and Fire: The Official Companion Cookbook?  Why not. The Mushroom Hunters: On the Trail of an Underground America, Ranger Confidential: Living, Working, and Dying in the National ParksProphets of Smoked Meat: A Journey Through Texas Barbecue, Silver Palaces (a book about travel trailers), Learn to Burn: A Step-by-Step Guide to Getting Started in Pyrography...we could go on, but you probably get the picture. There are a lot of books out there, some you probably haven't heard of, and here at abcreads we make it our mission to share with you some of the seemingly infinite variety of the literary world.

That said, in keeping with our current history kick, here are some unusual histories you can find in the library catalog:

The Age of Edison: Electric Light and the Invention of Modern America by Ernest Freeberg

Clarks: Made to Last - The Story of Britain's Best-Known Shoe Firm by Mark Palmer [eBook]

Fizz: How Soda Shook Up the World by Tristan Donovan

Shaken Not Stirred: A Celebration of the Martini by Anistatia Miller [eBook]

Mullet Madness!: The Haircut That's Business Up Front and a Party in the Back by Alan Henderson [eBook]

Princesses Behaving Badly: Real Stories From History Without the Fairy-Tale Endings by Linda Rodriguez McRobbie

From Scratch: Inside the Food Network by Allen Salkin 

Art and Sole by Jane Gershon Weitzman [eBook]

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