Books tagged: cultural history

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A Tour of Two Cities: 18th century London and Paris compared
By Jim Chevallier
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 21,880. Language: English. Published: July 27, 2011. Category: Nonfiction
This new translation offers readers of English a unique look at eighteenth century London and England generally, compared to Paris and France in the same period. It was written by the sharp-tongued and observant journalist Linguet, whose observations range from overviews of official institutions like the Law and religion to descriptions of houses, furniture, markets. etc.
Los espíritus de Venezuela
By Margaret Donnelly
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 69,850. Language: Spanish. Published: August 11, 2012. Category: Fiction
Los Espíritus de Venezuela señalan el final de una época de tabús impuesta en Venezuela por la Conquista Española y abre la puerta a un nuevo aspecto a como los venezolanos obran con la sabiduría práctica de sus antecesores.
37: The Year of Portent
By Markham Pyle
Series: Bapton Books History Selections. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 81,700. Language: Commonwealth English. Published: December 18, 2012 by Bapton Books. Category: Nonfiction
1937 – from the flooded Ohio to the new Golden Gate Bridge, from bombed Guernica to newly-opened Buchenwald to the Rape of Nanking – was a year of portent. Markham Shaw Pyle and GMW Wemyss, the celebrated historians of the Titanic enquiries and of the coming of the Second World War, here survey that dread year, from Tolkien and Disney to war and terror. This is history in the grand manner.
Donkeys Mules & Asses
By Peter Young
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 43,280. Language: English. Published: November 8, 2013. Category: Nonfiction
An illustrated international cultural history of the animals, covering their uses by man, presence in languages and idioms, myths and fables, war, history, books, entertainment and their welfare.
Feasts and All Their Finery: Elegant Dining in Old Regime France
By Jim Chevallier
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 34,260. Language: English. Published: February 6, 2014. Category: Nonfiction
Le Grand draws on a classic cookbook and several forgotten memoirs to bring a wealth of details on menus, table decoration, royal households, customs, and entertainments to those who study the Middle Ages, food history, decoration or simply France in all its infinite variety. For the first time, this rich and unique text is available in English.