Frozen in Time:  Clarence Birdseye's Outrageous Idea About Frozen Food
Delacorte Books for Young Readers; Simultaneously available in a hardcover and trade paperback edition. Each edition includes an 8-page black-and-white photo insert.

The story of an odd man of imagination who  changed the world of food. Today Clarence Birdseye seems on the one hand very old fashioned but on the other curiously modern.

This biography—perfect for middle-grade readers—tells the life story of Clarence Birdseye, the man who revolutionized the frozen food industry, and is adapted from Mark Kurlansky’s adult work Birdseye: The Adventures of a Curious Man.

Adventurer and inventor Clarence Birdseye had a fascination with food preservation that led him to develop and patent the Birdseye freezing process and start the company that still bears his name today. Hi...

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International Night:  A Father and Daughter cook their way around the world.  Including more than 250 recipes.

Once a week in the Kurlansky home, Mark spins a globe and wherever his daughter's finger lands becomes the theme of that Friday night's dinner. Their tradition of International Night has afforded Mark an opportunity to share with his daughter, Talia--and now the readers of International Night--the recipes, stories, and insights he's collected over more than thirty years of traveling the world writing about food, culture, and history, and his charming pen-and-ink drawings, which appear throughout the book.

International Night is brimming with recipes for fifty-two special meals--appetizers, a main course, side ...

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Ready for a Brand New Beat:  How "Dancing in the Street" became an anthem for a changing America.
Hardback, Riverhead Books, 2013

In 1964, Marving Gaye, record producer Wiliam "Mickey" Stevenson, and Motown song writer Ivy Jo Hunter wrote "Dancing In The Street."  Recorded at Hitsville U.S.A. Studio by Martha and the Vandellas, the song was supposed to be upbeat party music.  But in a volatile summer the words could mean many things. The summer of 1964 was the in edition to the summer the Beatles came, the zenith of the Civil Rights movement with the Mississippi Freedom Summer, the summer of Black Power, the summer the Vietnam War began, the summer that a presidential election permanently reconfigured American politics, and the first Black ... Read More >>

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