At Home: A Short History of Private Life Illustrated Edition

Category: Book
By (author): Bryson, Bill
Subject:  ARCHITECTURE / General
  HISTORY / Reference
  SOCIAL SCIENCE / Popular Culture
  SOCIAL SCIENCE / Sociology / General
Publisher: Doubleday Canada
Published: October 2013
Format: Book-hardcover
Pages: 560
Size: 10.00in x 7.87in x 1.48in
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Additional Notes

From The Publisher*

 Bill Bryson has one of the liveliest, most inquisitive minds on the planet, and At Home is likely to become the most illuminating book on the way we lived then and live now--the why and the where and the how of it--ever written.
     Now, in this handsome new edition, his sparkling prose will be enhanced by some 200 carefully curated full-colour images from both the past and the present. Selected from a staggering array of sources to bring Bill's journey to vivid life, these pictures will make reading At Home an immersive experience. When you've finished this book, you will see your house--and your daily life--in a new and revelatory light.

Review Quote*

"Bryson is fascinated by everything, and his curiosity is infectious . . . [his] enthusiasm brightens any dull corner. . . . You'll be given a delightful smattering of information about everything but . . . the kitchen sink."
- The New York Times Book Review

"Bryson's gift for finding amazing facts and fascinating connections between people and events makes this another enjoyable sprawling read through many things you didn't know you wanted to know."
- National Post

"Absolutely fascinating."
-The Moderate Voice

Biographical NoteBILL BRYSON's books include A Walk in the Woods, I'm a Stranger Here Myself, In a Sunburned Country, Bryson's Dictionary of Troublesome Words, A Short History of Nearly Everything (which earned him the 2004 Aventis Prize), The Life and Times of the Thunderbolt Kid, Bryson's Dictionary for Writers and Editors and At Home. He lives in England with his wife and children.