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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...


The Dirt on Clean

by Katherine Ashenburg Farrar, Straus and Giroux (April 08, 2014)

The question of cleanliness is one every age and culture has answered with confidence. For the first-century Roman, being clean meant a two-hour soak in baths of various temperatures, scraping the body with...


Flappers

by Judith Mackrell Farrar, Straus and Giroux (January 14, 2014)

By the 1920s, women were on the verge of something huge. Jazz, racy fashions, eyebrowraising new attitudes about art and sex—all of this pointed to a sleek, modern world, one that could shake off the grimness...


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 Riddle and the Knight

by Giles Milton Farrar, Straus and Giroux (October 08, 2013)

Part travelogue/part historical mystery about the most famous traveler--and chronicler-- in medieval Europe.

Giles Milton's first book, The Riddle and the Knight, is a fascinating account of the legend of Sir...


A Massacre in Memphis

by Stephen V. Ash Farrar, Straus and Giroux (October 15, 2013)

An unprecedented account of one of the bloodiest and most significant racial clashes in American history

In May 1866, just a year after the Civil War ended, Memphis erupted in a three-day spasm of racial violence...


A Very Different Age

by Steven J. Diner Farrar, Straus and Giroux (October 30, 1997)

The early twentieth century was a time of technological revolution in the United States. New inventions and corporations were transforming the economic landscape, bringing a stunning array of consumer goods,...


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...


Writing World War II

by Sylvie Murray & Robert D. Johnston Farrar, Straus and Giroux (August 02, 2011)

An indispensable tool for high-schoolers, undergraduates, or even amateur enthusiasts, Writing World War II teaches the craft of history writing—by example. In a series of thoughtful essays, Sylvie Murray...


Americans

by Edward Countryman Farrar, Straus and Giroux (April 14, 1997)

In this social history, Edward Countryman shows how interactions among America's different ethnic groups have contributed to our sense of nationality. From the earliest settlements along the Atlantic seaboard...


Hoboes

by Mark Wyman Farrar, Straus and Giroux (April 27, 2010)

When the railroad stretched its steel rails across the American West in the 1870s, it opened up a vast expanse of territory with very few people but enormous agricultural potential: a second Western frontier,...


The Shadows of Youth

by Andrew B. Lewis Farrar, Straus and Giroux (October 27, 2009)

Through the lives of Diane Nash, Stokely Carmichael, Bob Moses, Bob Zellner, Julian Bond, Marion Barry, John Lewis, and their contemporaries, The Shadows of Youth provides a carefully woven group biography of...


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...


This Land Is Our Land

by Suketu Mehta Farrar, Straus and Giroux (June 04, 2019)

A timely argument for why the United States and the West would benefit from accepting more immigrants

There are few subjects in American life that prompt more discussion and controversy than immigration. But...


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...


A Shopkeeper's Millennium

by Paul E. Johnson Farrar, Straus and Giroux (June 21, 2004)

A quarter-century after its first publication, A Shopkeeper's Millennium remains a landmark work--brilliant both as a new interpretation of the intimate connections among politics, economy, and religion during...


American Rhapsody

by Claudia Roth Pierpont Farrar, Straus and Giroux (May 10, 2016)

Ranging from the shattered gentility of Edith Wharton's heroines to racial confrontation in the songs of Nina Simone, American Rhapsody presents a kaleidoscopic story of the creation of a culture. Here is a...