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Inventing the Christmas Tree


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Bernd Brunner is a freelance writer who often explores the intersection of cultural history and the history of science in his writings. He divides his time between Istanbul, Turkey, and Berlin, Germany.


"An ideal stocking stuffer." -Newsday * Newsday *

"Superb non-fiction books. ... They are archives unto themselves. A repository for dreams, visions, and fears."-Die Zeit * Die Zeit *
"Mr. Brunner meanders pleasantly through the many manifestations of the tradition over the centuries: trees hung with baked goods and fruits; trees hung with toys and ornaments; grand trees standing in the stately homes of the bourgeoisie; scrubby little pines dangling from the rafters of peasant huts; the Rockefeller Center tree; the Charlie Brown tree." -Eric Felten, The Wall Street Journal -- Eric Felten * The Wall Street Journal *
"A short and entertaining new history." -Michael Tortorello, The New York Times' "Home" section -- Michael Tortorello * The New York Times *
House Beautiful included the book in its "Best Books of 2012" piece, under the "If You're Feeling Nostalgic" category * House Beautiful *

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