At Home: A Short History of Private Life, Bryson, Bill

At Home: A Short History of Private Life

Authors: Bryson, Bill
Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
BISAC/Subject: HIS039000, ARC003000, HOM004000
ISBN: 9780385533591, Related ISBNs: 0307707377, 0307707385, 0307707504, 0375434313, 0385533594
Classification: Non-Fiction
Number of pages: 512
Audience: General/trade
Synopsis:

In these pages, the beloved Bill Bryson gives us a fascinating history of the modern home, taking us on a room-by-room tour through his own house and using each room to explore the vast history of the domestic artifacts we take for granted. As he takes us through the history of our modern comforts, Bryson demonstrates that whatever happens in the world eventually ends up in our home, in the paint, the pipes, the pillows, and every item of furniture. Bryson has one of the liveliest, most inquisitive minds on the planet, and his sheer prose fluency makes At Home one of the most entertaining books ever written about private life.

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