At Home: A Short History of Private Life

At Home

A Short History of Private Life

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ISBN10: 0767919394 ISBN13: 9780767919395 Publisher: Bantam Dell Pub Group Published: Oct 4 2011 Pages: 577 Weight: 1.25lbs. Height: 8.00" Width: 5.00" Depth: 1.25" Language: English

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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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