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At home : a short history of private life

Author: Bill Bryson
Publisher: London : Doubleday, 2010
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Bill Bryson was struck one day by the thought that we devote a lot more time to studying the battles and wars of history than to considering what history really consists of: centuries of people quietly going about their daily business - eating, sleeping and merely endeavouring to get more comfortable. And that most of the key discoveries for humankind can be found in the very fabric of the houses in which we live.  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Bill Bryson
ISBN: 9780385608275 ) 0385608276 ((hb)) 9780385619172 ((tpb)) 0385619170 ((tpb)
OCLC Number: 761512787
Awards: Shortlisted for Galaxy National Book Awards: Non-Fiction Book of the Year 2010.
Description: 536 sider : ill.

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Presents the history of the way we live.  Read more...

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"Delightful. . . . Bryson's enthusiasm brightens any dull corner. . . . Hand over control and simply enjoy the ride." -"The New York Times Book Review" "An exuberant, shared social history. . . . Read more...

 
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