Big Books on Tiny Topics

San Francisco Bay Guardian | March 12, 2008
It seems that one surefire way of selling a nonfiction tome is by focusing on a very specific subject. For evidence, one need only look at recent efforts such as Pierre Laszlo's Citrus: A History, Henry Petroski's The Toothpick: Technology and Culture, and Andrew D. Blechman's Pigeons: The Fascinating Saga of the World's Most Revered and Reviled Bird.

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