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The Bagel Audiobook

The Bagel: The Surprising History of a Modest Bread

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Publisher's Summary

This charming book recounts the remarkable journey of the bagel from the tables of 17th-century Poland to the freezers of middle America today. The story is one of surprising connections between an unassuming ring-shaped roll and centuries of Polish, Jewish, and American history.

©2008 Yale University Press (P)2008 Yale University Press

What the Critics Say

"The book, thought-provoking and fact-filled, is one that also uses the bagel as a way of viewing Polish-Jewish history." (The New York Times)

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    Joshua Kim 06-10-12
    Joshua Kim 06-10-12

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    "Bagel Story"

    A short book for bagel lovers and those interested in understanding how Jewish history and the bagel are intertwined. My bagel consumption has increased with my knowledge of both my people's history and my families staple brunch food. Not a wonderful book in terms of scale, sweep, or narrative alacrity. But the best bagel book I know about - which makes it worth reading for that reason alone.

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful

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