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Zeroing In: Amazing Microhistories and Intensive Historical Investigations of Intriguing Topics

You Could Look It Up: The Reference Shelf from Ancient Babylon to Wikipedia
Jack Lynch  028.7 LYN

City: A Guidebook for the Urban Age
Peter D. Smith  307.76 SMI

Coined: The Rich Life of Money and How Its History Has Shaped Us
Kabir Sehgal  332.49 SEH

The Poisoner's Handbook: Murder and the Birth of Forensic Medicine in Jazz Age New York
Deborah Blum  363.25 BLU

Last Call: The Rise and Fall of Prohibition
Daniel Okrent  363.41 OKR

The Steal: A Cultural History of Shoplifting
Rachel Shteir  364.16232 SHT

The Heights of Fashion: A History of the Elevated Shoe
Elizabeth Semmelhack  391.413 SEM

The Dirt on Clean: An Unsanitized History
Katherine Ashenburg  391.64 ASH

Food in the Air and Space: The Surprising History of Food and Drink in the Skies
Richard Foss  394.12 FOS

A History of the World in 6 Glasses
Tom Standage  394.12 STA

Prairie: A Natural History
Candace Savage  508.3153 SAV

The Nothing That Is: A Natural History of Zero
Robert Kaplan  511.2 KAP

Longitude: The True Story of a Lone Genius Who Solved the Greatest Scientific Problem of His Time
Dava Sobel  526.62 SOB

E=MC2: A Biography of the World’s Most Famous Equation
David Bodanis  530.11 BOD

The Disappearing Spoon: And Other True Tales of Madness, Love, and the History of the World from the Periodic Table of the Elements
Sam Kean  546 KEA

Atlantic: Great Sea Battles, Heroic Discoveries, Titanic Storms, and a Vast Ocean of a Million Stories
Simon Winchester  551.4613 WIN

Coal: A Human History
Barbara Freese  553.24 FRE

Packing for Mars: The Curious Science of Life in the Void
Mary Roach  571.0919 ROA

Rats: Observations on the History and Habitat of the City’s Most Unwanted Inhabitants
Robert Sullivan  599.35 SUL

The Ghost Map: The Story of London’s Most Terrifying Epidemic—and How It Changed Science, Cities, and the Modern World
Steven Johnson  614.514 JOH

Rust: The Longest War
Jonathan Waldman  620.11223 WAL

Sugar: A Bittersweet History
Elizabeth Abbott  633.6 ABB

Vegetables: A Biography
Evelyne Bloch-Dano  635 BLO

Tulipomania: The Story of the World’s Most Coveted Flower & the Extraordinary Passions it Aroused
Mike Dash  635.93432 DAS

Lesser Beasts: A Snout-to-Tail History of the Humble Pig
Mark Essig  636.4 ESS

Milk: A Local and Global History
Deborah Valenze  641.371 VAL

Butter: A Rich History
Elaine Khosrova  641.372 KHO

Pepper: A History of the World’s Most Influential Spice
Marjorie Shaffer   641.3384 SHA

At Home: A Short History of Private Life
Bill Bryson  643.1 BRY

The Warmest Room in the House: How the Kitchen Became the Heart of the Twentieth-Century American Home
Steven Gdula  643.3 GDU

Proof: The Science of Booze
Adam Rogers  663.1 ROG

Paper: Paging Through History
Mark Kurlansky  676 KUR

Color: A Natural History of the Palette
Victoria Finlay  701.85 FIN

The Immmortal Game: A History of Chess, or How 32 Carved Pieces on a Board Illuminated Our Understanding of War, Art, Science, and the Human Brain
David Shenk  794.1 SHE

Mint Condition: How Baseball Cards Became an American Obsession
Dave Jamieson  796.357 JAM

A History of the World in 100 Objects
Neil MacGregor  930.1 MAC

 

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