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Berlin Now

by Peter Schneider & Sophie Schlondorff Farrar, Straus and Giroux (August 05, 2014)

A smartly guided romp, entertaining and enlightening, through Europe's most charismatic and enigmatic city

It isn't Europe's most beautiful city, or its oldest. Its architecture is not more impressive than that...


Danubia: A Personal History of Habsburg Europe

by Simon Winder Farrar, Straus and Giroux (January 21, 2014)

A charmingly personal history of Hapsburg Europe, as lively as it is informative, by the author of Germania

For centuries much of Europe and the Holy Roman Empire was in the royal hands of the very peculiar...


The Potato

by Larry Zuckerman Farrar, Straus and Giroux (October 25, 1999)

The Potato tells the story of how a humble vegetable, once regarded as trash food, had as revolutionary an impact on Western history as the railroad or the automobile. Using Ireland, England, France, and the...


White Gold

by Giles Milton Farrar, Straus and Giroux (June 13, 2006)

The true story of white European slaves in eighteenth century Algiers, Tunis, and Morocco

In the summer of 1716, a Cornish cabin boy named Thomas Pellow and fifty-one of his comrades were captured at sea by the...


The British in India

by David Gilmour Farrar, Straus and Giroux (November 13, 2018)

An immersive portrait of the lives of the British in India, from the seventeenth century to Independence

Who of the British went to India, and why? We know about Kipling and Forster, Orwell and Scott, but what...


Doing Nothing

by Tom Lutz Farrar, Straus and Giroux (May 16, 2006)

From the author of Crying, a witty, wide-ranging cultural history of our attitudes toward work—and getting out of it

Couch potatoes, goof-offs, freeloaders, good-for-nothings, loafers, and loungers: ever since...


In These Times

by Jenny Uglow Farrar, Straus and Giroux (January 27, 2015)

A beautifully observed history of the British home front during the Napoleonic Wars by a celebrated historian

We know the thrilling, terrible stories of the battles of the Napoleonic Wars—but what of those...