A History of the U.S. in 20 Movies: an All-Movie History Course, by M.W. Jacobs, 2014
This teaches history by explaining interesting movies, all of which are available on Netflix or Amazon. It walks the reader through each movie using virtually every appropriate detail, providing historical context, explaining historical references, and pointing out pertinent cinematic devices. Over 250 history-based films are referenced in addition to the core 20. Available online and in the OLL library.
A Drizzle of Honey, by David Gitlitz and Linda Davidson: The Lives and Recipes of Spain’s Secret Jews. n, New York: St. Martin’s Press, 1999. E-book 2012
A review in Saveur of this cookbook of Iberian-Jewish cuisine at the end of the Middle Ages and the Renaissance called it a “penetrating work [that] may be the best historical Jewish cookbook yet written.” This book won both a National Jewish Book Award and the International Association of Culinary Professionals’ prize for distinguished scholarship.

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