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100 1  Kurlansky, Mark. 
245 14 The big oyster :|bhistory on the half shell /|cMark 
       Kurlansky. 
250    Random House Trade paperback edition. 
264  1 New York :|bRandom House Trade Paperbacks,|c2007. 
300    1 online resource (xxii, 307 pages) :|billustrations, maps
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520    Before New York City was the Big Apple, it could have been
       called the Big Oyster. Now award-winning author Mark 
       Kurlansky tells the remarkable story of New York by 
       following the trajectory of one of its most fascinating 
       inhabitants'the oyster, whose influence on the great 
       metropolis remains unparalleled. For centuries New York 
       was famous for its oysters, which until the early 1900s 
       played such a dominant a role in the city's economy, 
       gastronomy, and ecology that the abundant bivalves were 
       Gotham's most celebrated export, a staple food for the 
       wealthy, the poor, and tourists alike, and the primary 
       natural defense against pollution for the city's congested
       waterways. Filled with cultural, historical, and culinary 
       insight'along with historic recipes, maps, drawings, and 
       photos'this dynamic narrative sweeps readers from the 
       island hunting ground of the Lenape Indians to the death 
       of the oyster beds and the rise of America's 
       environmentalist movement, from the oyster cellars of the 
       rough-and-tumble Five Points slums to Manhattan's Gilded 
       Age dining chambers. Kurlansky brings characters vividly 
       to life while recounting dramatic incidents that changed 
       the course of New York history. Here are the stories 
       behind Peter Stuyvesant's peg leg and Robert Fulton's 
       "Folly"; the oyster merchant and pioneering African 
       American leader Thomas Downing; the birth of the business 
       lunch at Delmonico's; early feminist Fanny Fern, one of 
       the highest-paid newspaper writers in the city; even 
       "Diamond" Jim Brady, who we discover was not the gourmand 
       of popular legend. With The Big Oyster, Mark Kurlansky 
       serves up history at its most engrossing, entertaining, 
       and delicious. From the Hardcover edition. 
650  0 Cooking (Oysters) 
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