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BIG histories of LIMITED subjects

PRPL + RCLS Collections

PRPL + RCLS Collections

Authors with Multiple Titles

Mark Kurlansky

Siddhartha Mukherjee

Mary Roach

Titles in Other RCLS Libraries

The Dirt on Clean : an Unsanitized History by Katherine Ashenburg

Empire of Cotton : a Global History by Sven Beckert

The True History of Chocolate by Sophie D. Coe

Tulipo Mania: The Story of the World's Most Coveted Flower & the Extraordinary Passions It Aroused
by Mike Dash

Calendar : Humanity's Epic Struggle to Determine a True and Accurate Year by David Ewing Duncan

Color : A Natural History of the Palette by Victoria Finlay

Coal: A Human History by Barbara Freese

A Perfect Red : Empire, Espionage, and the Quest for the Color of Desire by Amy Butler Greenfield

The Gunning of America by Pamela Haag

Heaven's Ditch : God, Gold, and Murder on the Erie Canal by Jack Kelly

Butter : A Rich History by Elaine Khosrova

Banana : the Fate of the Fruit that Changed the World by Dan Koeppel

Flu: The Story Of The Great Influenza Pandemic of 1918 and the Search for the Virus that Caused It by Gina Kolata

Cod: A Biography of the Fish that Changed the World by Mark Kurlansky

Paper : Paging Through History by Mark Kurlansky

Neither Snow Nor Rain : A history of the US Postal Service by Devin Leonard

No Idle Hands: The Social History of American Knitting by Anne Macdonald

Tea: The Drink that Changed the World by Laura C. Martin

Nathaniel's Nutmeg: How One Man's Courage Changed the Course of History by Giles Milton

Uncommon Grounds : The History of Coffee and How It Transformed Our World by Mark Pendergrast

Stoned : Jewelry, Obsession, and How Desire Shapes the World by Aja Raden

Hotel: An American History by A.K. Sandoval-Strausz

Zero: The Biography of a Dangerous Idea by Charles Seife

A History of the World in 6 Glasses by Tom Standage

Waste and Want: A Social History of Trash by Susan Strasser

Spice : the History of a Temptation by Jack Turner

Play It Loud:  An Epic History of the Style, Sound, and History of the Electric Guitar by Brad Tolinski

Unfamiliar Fishes by Sarah Vowell

The Caped Crusade : Batman and the Rise of Nerd Culture by Glen Weldon