Mark Kurlansky

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Mark Kurlansky (2013)

Mark Kurlansky (born December 7, 1948 in Hartford, Connecticut) is an American journalist and writer of general interest non-fiction. He is especially known for titles on eclectic topics, such as cod or salt.


  • In spite of muzzling the press, imprisoning thousands, and engaging in torture, kidnapping and murder, the Gonzalez government was still vulnerable to the accusation of being "soft on Basques." To demonstrate the sincerity of its stance, the new government decided to have the entire twenty-three-person directorate of Herri Batasuna arrested.
  • Without the music to shout over, few people bothered saying anything. (Remarking on a power cut while in a bar in the Dominican Republic)
    • A Continent of Islands" (1992).
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