The Basque History of the World: The Story of a Nation

The Basque History of the World: The Story of a Nation


By (author) Mark Kurlansky

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  • Publisher: The Penguin Press
  • Format: Paperback | 400 pages
  • Dimensions: 130mm x 193mm x 20mm | 249g
  • Publication date: 25 May 2004
  • Publication City/Country: New York, NY
  • ISBN 10: 0140298517
  • ISBN 13: 9780140298512
  • Edition statement: Reprint
  • Sales rank: 61,066

Product description

From the author of Cod comes the illuminating story of an ancient and enigmatic people. Kurlansky's passion for the Basque people and his exuberant eye for detail shine through this fascinating book which blends human stories with economic, literary, and culinary history into a rich and heroic tale. Maps, photos & drawings.

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Author information

Mark Kurlansky is the "New York Times" bestselling author of many books, including "The Food of a Younger Land," "Cod: A Biography of the Fish That Changed the World"; "Salt: A World History"; "1968: The Year That Rocked the World"; and "The Big Oyster: History on the Half Shell." He lives in New York City.

Review quote

"Entertaining and instructive, [Kurlansky's] approach is unorthodox, mixing history with anecdotes, poems with recipes." --The New York Times Book Review "A delectable portrait of an uncanny, indomitable nation." --Newsday "A lively, anecdotal, all-encompassing history of Basque ingenuity and achievement." --Atlantic Monthly