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Accounting for Taste: The Triumph of French Cuisine University Of Chicago Press 1 edition Priscilla Parkhurst Ferguson


30th September 2012 History Books 3 Comments
French cuisine is such a staple in our understanding of fine food that we forget the accidents of history that led to its creation. Accounting for Taste brings these "accidents" to the surface, illuminating the magic of French cuisine and the mystery behind its historical development. Priscilla Parkhurst Ferguson explains how the food of France became French cuisine.This momentous culinary journey begins with Ancien Rgime cookbooks and ends with twenty-first-century cooking programs. It takes us from Carme, the "inventor" of modern French cuisine in the early nineteenth century, to top chefs ...
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Inventing America: Jefferson’s Declaration of Independence Doubleday 1st edition Garry Wills


30th September 2012 History Books 17 Comments
From one of America's foremost historians, Inventing America compares Thomas Jefferson's original draft of the Declaration of Independence with the final, accepted version, thereby challenging many long-cherished assumptions about both the man and the document. Although Jefferson has long been idealized as a champion of individual rights, Wills argues that in fact his vision was one in which interdependence, not self-interest, lay at the foundation of society. "No one has offered so drastic a revision or so close or convincing an analysis as Wills has . . . The results are little short of ...
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Woodrow Wilson and the Roots of Modern Liberalism Ronald J. Pestritto Rowman & Littlefield Publishers


30th September 2012 History Books 45 Comments
The 'Era of Big Government'and the idea that the national government ought to be adequate to any task the people ask of itdid not creep up on America unaware. It was a deliberate project, grounded in a critique of the original Constitution, bolstered by a new political science, and guided by a thorough-going confidence in historical progress. With clarity, conviction, and plenty of evidence, R. J. Pestritto shows that, from his early days as a political scientist through his election to the presidency, Woodrow Wilson was consistently a central figure in the development of Progressivism ...
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Women of the Frontier History Americas United States 19th Century Billy Kennedy Emerald House Group Inc.


30th September 2012 History Books 25 Comments
Billy Kennedy is a journalist in Belfast, Northern Ireland who has done extensive research into the history of the Scots-Irish people in the United States. Mr. Kenned is currently working on a television series with the BBC and American Public Television; this is his eighth book. Tells the stories of more than 50 women who were part of the making of America from the 1700s through the early 1900s.Women of the Frontier (Scots-Irish Chronicles) Deep Ancestry: Inside The Genographic Project In this concise and well-written work, Wells (The Journey of Man) provides an accessible ...
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American Indian Education: A History Jon Reyhner University of Oklahoma Press


30th September 2012 History Books 7 Comments
Jon Reyhner is Professor of Education at Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff. Reyhner has taught on the Navajo Reservation and served as a school administrator for the Blackfeet, Fort Peck, Havasupai, White Mountain Apache, and other communities. He is the editor of Teaching American Indian Students.Jeanne Eder (Dakota Sioux) is Associate Professor of History at the University of Alaska, Anchorage. She is the author of The Dakota Sioux and The Makah. In this comprehensive history of American Indian education in the United States from colonial times to the present, historians and ...
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The Creoles of Louisiana George Washington Cable Charles Scribner’s Sons 1st edition edition


30th September 2012 History Books 14 Comments
One of the greatest and most celebrated Southern writers of his day, George Washington Cable (1844-1925) helped lead the Local Color movement of the late 1800s with his pioneering use of dialect and his skill with the short-story form. A Southern reformist, Cable faithfully depicted the Creole way of life during the transitional post-Civil War period. After serving in the Confederate Army during the Civil War, he began to write for the New Orleans Picayune. Cable has been called the most important Southern artist working in the late nineteenth century, as well as the first modern Southern ...
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Alger Hiss’s Looking-Glass Wars : The Covert Life of a Soviet Spy G. Edward White Oxford University Press 1ST edition


30th September 2012 History Books 17 Comments
White (Oliver Wendell Holmes: Sage of the Supreme Court) is the son-in-law of John F. Davis, who served as Alger Hiss's counsel during a 1948 appearance before the House Committee on Un-American Activities. Nevertheless, White, a professor at the University of Virginia Law School, cuts Hiss little slack, portraying him as that perhaps most base of creatures: an unrepentant and lifelong liar. As White clearly shows, Hiss not only lived a lie as a State Department official in the secret employ of the Soviets, but also thereafter, through decades of denial in the face of ever-mounting ...
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Stalin’s Secret War: Soviet Counterintelligence Against the Nazis 1941-1945 Robert W. Stephan Univ Pr of Kansas


30th September 2012 History Books 13 Comments
"An indispensable account of this dimension of the war on the Eastern Front." --Parameters"A powerful view of Soviet counterintelligence efforts--the best we are likely to see for some time to come." --Journal of Military History"Likely to remain the standard book on the subject for years to come. A rewarding and informative read." --Journal of Intelligence History"Stephan's thorough and imaginative research sets a standard that other historians working on intelligence should emulate." --American Historical Review --This text refers to the Paperback edition. "Stephan's thorough, ...
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Haiku: An Anthology of Japanese Poems Shambhala 1 edition Stephen Addiss


30th September 2012 Literature & Fiction 13 Comments
This celebration of what is perhaps the most influential of all poetic forms takes haiku back to its Japanese roots, beginning with poems by the seventeenth- and eighteenth-century masters Basho, Busson, and Issa, and going all the way up to the late twentieth century to provide a survey of haiku through the centuries, in all its minimalist glory. The translators have balanced faithfulness to the Japanese with an appreciation of the unique spirit of each poem to create English versions that evoke the joy and wonder of the originals with the same astonishing economy of language. An ...
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Anne of the Island Signet Classics L. M. Montgomery


30th September 2012 Literature & Fiction 42 Comments
This is the third book about red-haired Anne Shirley. As her childhood friends get married and move away, Anne too leaves Prince Edward Island for Redmond College in Kingsport. Though Priscilla Grant and Gilbert Blythe are fellow-students, she at first feels lonely and provincial. But Anne soon makes new friends, one of whom is rich, handsome Roy Gardner, whose attentions to Anne make Gilbert very jealous. New adventures lie ahead as Anne Shirley packs her bags, waves good-bye to childhood, and heads for Redmond College. With old friend Prissy Grant waiting in the bustling city of ...
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