Books by Virginia Scott Jenkins and Complete Book Reviews

Virginia Scott Jenkins, Author Smithsonian Books $16.95 (210p) ISBN 978-1-56098-966-0
""A study of the banana at first may appear frivolous,"" writes Jenkins (The Lawn: A History of an American Obsession). But ""the use of everyday food can offer a window into the culture of the United States."" Drawing from an unusual assemblage of...
Virginia Scott Jenkins, Author Smithsonian Books $18.95 (246p) ISBN 978-1-56098-406-1
In the 18th-century English landscape, a folly was an extravagant building or ruin. In the 20th-century American landscape, the folly had to be the lawn. Jenkins's account gets off to a slightly slow start as she follows the lawn from its earliest...
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