American Grub

American Grub Author Lynn Kuntz
ISBN-10 1586852604
Release 2003-01-29
Pages 80
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In this fun and easy-to-use cookbook for kids, the author covers all 50 states and the food and recipes for which they are known. Illustrations.



Pulp Writer

Pulp Writer Author Paul S. Powers
ISBN-10 9780803206670
Release 2007-12-01
Pages 274
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A master of driving pace, exotic setting, and complex plotting, Harold Lamb was one of Robert E. Howard's favorite writers. Here at last is every pulse-pounding, action-packed story of Lamb's greatest hero, Khlit the Cossack, the "wolf of the steppes.



Slang To Day and Yesterday

Slang To Day and Yesterday Author Eric Partridge,
ISBN-10 9781447495796
Release 2013-04-16
Pages 484
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Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the 1900s and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. We are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions, using the original text and artwork.



Slang

Slang Author Eric Partridge
ISBN-10 9781317432142
Release 2015-04-17
Pages 488
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First published in 1933, this book explores both contemporary and historical slang, focusing on the characteristics and quirks of the English and American languages. As well as looking at commonly used slang, there are sections that give the reader insight into more unusual areas such as Cockney slang, slang in journalism and slang in commerce, as well as slang used by sailors, the law and the church. The book will be of interest to scholars and the general readers who take an interest in language.



A Private Place

A Private Place Author Amanda Craig
ISBN-10 9781405514637
Release 2012-01-26
Pages 240
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Knotshead is a school catering for the children of the rich, famous, liberal - and deluded. With its progressive curriculum, complacent staff and beautiful grounds, it looks like Paradise. But the clever, the odd and the bookish are relentlessly persecuted as pupils make their own rules in a bubble of privilege and prejudice. When Alice, the Headmaster's intellectual step-daughter, and the much-expelled American millionaire Winthrop T Sheen join forces against the school bully, Grub Viner, a gifted pianist and school "joker", has to choose between love and loyalty, and black comedy escalates to murder.



Westerns

Westerns Author Victoria Lamont
ISBN-10 9780803290310
Release 2016-08-01
Pages 208
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At every turn in the development of what we now know as the western, women writers have been instrumental in its formation. Yet the myth that the western is male-authored persists. Westerns: A Women's History debunks this myth once and for all by recovering the women writers of popular westerns who were active during the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries when the western genre as we now know it emerged. Victoria Lamont offers detailed studies of some of the many women who helped shape the western. Their novels bear the classic hallmarks of the western--cowboys, schoolmarms, gun violence, lynchings, cattle branding--while also placing female characters at the center of their western adventures and improvising with western conventions in surprising and ingenious ways. In Emma Ghent Curtis's The Administratrix a widow disguises herself as a cowboy and infiltrates the cowboy gang responsible for lynching her husband. Muriel Newhall's pulp serial character, Sheriff Minnie, comes to the rescue of a steady stream of defenseless female victims. B. M. Bower, Katharine Newlin Burt, and Frances McElrath use cattle branding as a metaphor for their feminist critiques of patriarchy. In addition to recovering the work of these and other women authors of popular westerns, Lamont uses original archival analysis of the western-fiction publishing scene to overturn the long-standing myth of the western as a male-dominated genre.



Assignment in Utopia

Assignment in Utopia Author Eugene Lyons
ISBN-10 1412817609
Release 1938
Pages 658
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This is a story of belief, disillusionment and atonement. Long identified with leftist causes, the journalist Eugene Lyons was by background and sentiment predisposed to early support of the Russian Revolution. A "friendly correspondent," he was one of a coterie of foreign journalists permitted into the Soviet Union during the Stalinist era because their desire to serve the revolution was thought to outweigh their desire to serve the truth. Lyons first went to the Soviet Union in 1927, and spent six years there. He was there as Stalin consolidated his power, through collectivization and its consequences, as the cultural and technical intelligentsia succumbed to the secret police, and as the mechanisms of terror were honed. As Ellen Frankel Paul notes in her major new introduction to this edition, "It was this murderous reality that Stalin's censors worked so assiduously to camouflage, corralling foreign correspondents as their often willing allies." Lyons was one of those allies. Assignment in "Utopia "describes why he refused to see the obvious, the forces that kept him from writing the truth, and the tortuous path he traveled in liberating himself. His story helps us understand how so many who were in a position to know were so silent for so long. In addition, it is a document, by an on-the-scene journalist, of major events in the critical period of the first Five-Year Plan. As Ellen Frankel Paul notes in her major new introduction to this new edition, Assignment in "Utopia "is particularly timely. The system it dissects in such devastating detail is in the process of being rejected throughout Eastern Europe and is under challenge in the Soviet Union itself. The book lends insight into the "political pilgrim" phenomenon described by Paul Hollander, in which visitors celebrate terrorist regimes, seemingly oblivious to their destructive force. The book is valuable for those interested in the Stalinist era in the Soviet Union, those interested in radical regimes and political change, as well as those interested in better understanding current events in Europe. It will also be useful for the tough questions it poses about journalistic ethics.



Chow Chop Suey

Chow Chop Suey Author Anne Mendelson
ISBN-10 9780231541299
Release 2016-11-29
Pages 336
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Chinese food first became popular in America under the shadow of violence against Chinese aliens, a despised racial minority ineligible for United States citizenship. The founding of late-nineteenth-century “chop suey” restaurants that pitched an altered version of Cantonese cuisine to white patrons despite a virulently anti-Chinese climate is one of several pivotal events in Anne Mendelson’s thoughtful history of American Chinese food. Chow Chop Suey uses cooking to trace different stages of the Chinese community’s footing in the larger white society. Mendelson begins with the arrival of men from the poorest district of Canton Province during the Gold Rush. She describes the formation of American Chinatowns and examines the curious racial dynamic underlying the purposeful invention of hybridized Chinese American food, historically prepared by Cantonese-descended cooks for whites incapable of grasping Chinese culinary principles. Mendelson then follows the eventual abolition of anti-Chinese immigration laws and the many demographic changes that transformed the face of Chinese cooking in America during and after the Cold War. Mendelson concludes with the post-1965 arrival of Chinese immigrants from Taiwan, Southeast Asia, and many regions of mainland China. As she shows, they have immeasurably enriched Chinese cooking in America but tend to form comparatively self-sufficient enclaves in which they, unlike their predecessors, are not dependent on cooking for a white clientele.



The Violet Hour

The Violet Hour Author David Bergman
ISBN-10 9780231503839
Release 2004-07-06
Pages 368
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The members of the literary circle known as the Violet Quill -- Andrew Holleran, Felice Picano, Edmund White, Christopher Cox, Michael Grumley, Robert Ferro, and George Whitmore -- collectively represent the aspirations and the achievement of gay writing during and after the gay liberation movement. David Bergman's social history shows how the works of these authors reflected, advanced, and criticized the values, principles, and prejudices of the culture of gay liberation. In spinning many of the most important stories gay men told of themselves in the short period between the 1969 Stonewall Riots and the devastation of the AIDS epidemic during the 1980s, the Violet Quill exerted an enormous influence on gay culture. The death toll of the AIDS epidemic, including four of the Violet Quill's seven members, has made putting such recent events into a historical context all the more important and difficult. The work of the Violet Quill expresses the joy, suffering, grief, hope, activism, and caregiving of their generation. The Violet Hour meets the urgent need for a history of the men who bore witness not only to the birth but also to the decimation of a culture.



The Vital Few

The Vital Few Author Jonathan Hughes
ISBN-10 9780195040388
Release 1986
Pages 610
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Examines the contributions of American entrepreneurs to the economy, tells the stories of business leaders from each period of history, and discusses economic trends



Far Eastern Tour

Far Eastern Tour Author Brent Byron Watson
ISBN-10 9780773570252
Release 2002-08-14
Pages 260
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Using rigorous archival research and oral accounts, Far Eastern Tour follows the experiences of Canadian soldiers from the time they responded to the government's call to arms to the indifferent reaction to their homecoming a year later. Dealing with the fiasco surrounding recruitment, an inappropriate training regime, and the stark living and combat conditions, Brent Watson examines the human consequences of an army that was totally unprepared for service in the Far East.



Time Out New York 22nd edition

Time Out New York 22nd edition Author Time Out Guides Ltd
ISBN-10 9781473514003
Release 2014-05-08
Pages 416
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Which? Recommended Provider: Time Out Guides is rated top guidebook brand by Which? Survey, for level of detail, photography, quality of maps, ease of finding information and value for money. America's most celebrated metropolis, New York City needs no introduction. Each year, more than 50 million visitors from around the globe arrive to experience its renowned museums and cultural institutions, its incredible range of retail and one of the world's most dynamic dining scenes. In 2014-15 the constantly evolving cityscape gains several important sights, including the National September 11 Museum at the rebuilt World Trade Center and the Renzo Piano-designed Whitney Museum of American Art alongside the High Line; one of the city's most popular attractions, the elevated park-cum-promenade is unveiling a new northern stretch. Drawing on the formidable expertise of our weekly magazine team, which constantly surveys the arts and entertainment landscape and reviews countless new restaurants, bars and shops, Time Out New York selects the best of what's new in this famously fast-paced destination while reserving space for the essential classics. As the five boroughs of NYC have become more culturally unified, coverage extends to must-visit neighborhoods in Brooklyn and Queens, which now rival (and, some would say surpass) Manhattan for hot restaurants, bars, arts and nightlife. The New York city guide highlights: Full colour and illustrated throughout with exclusive photography, using original imagery to give a real sense of the place Handy pull-out New York map Extensive area guides not only cover the sightseeing in New York, but also restaurants, bars and shops – all plotted on maps handily located within the chapter Top 20 list of the must-see highlights Itineraries to help you plan your visit Critic’s choices pick out the best New York sights, experiences and cultural highlights – at a glance All New York restaurants, pubs and bars have been visited and reviewed anonymously by critics who pay their own way New York hotels independently reviewed The revamped Time Out Guides retain the independence and local expertise that the series is known for, while adding more features to help the visitor navigate the city. Whether you have an action-packed 24 hours or a leisurely week in which to take it all in, these guides are more essential than ever.



Andrew Tully on Everything

Andrew Tully on Everything Author Andrew Tully
ISBN-10 9781618867353
Release 2014-03-07
Pages 189
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A collection of one hundred columns written between 1962-1987 on subjects such as the Vietnam War, how to fry the perfect egg, and cats―to name a few. Full of the author's wit, compassion, direct and often irreverent observations, and the ability to laugh at himself.



Moon Sacramento the Gold Country

Moon Sacramento   the Gold Country Author Christopher Arns
ISBN-10 9781612385730
Release 2014-02-11
Pages 250
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Sacramento resident and Gold Country native Christopher Arns shares tips on how to best enjoy the sights (and some of the best weather in the country). Using his extensive knowledge of the area, Arns provides original trip ideas to help visitors make the most of their time, including Sacramento on Wheels, Wine Country Road Trip, and Gold Country Adventure. From a visit to Apple Hill or an afternoon at Fairytale Town to dirt biking and kayaking through breathtaking scenery, Moon Sacramento & the Gold Country gives travelers the tools they need to create a more personal and memorable experience.



Bohemia in America 1858 1920

Bohemia in America  1858   1920 Author Joanna Levin
ISBN-10 0804772541
Release 2009-10-21
Pages 480
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Bohemia in America, 1858–1920 explores the construction and emergence of "Bohemia" in American literature and culture. Simultaneously a literary trope, a cultural nexus, and a socio-economic landscape, la vie bohème traveled to the United States from the Parisian Latin Quarter in the 1850s. At first the province of small artistic coteries, Bohemia soon inspired a popular vogue, embodied in restaurants, clubs, neighborhoods, novels, poems, and dramatic performances across the country. Levin's study follows la vie bohème from its earliest expressions in the U.S. until its explosion in Greenwich Village in the 1910s. Although Bohemia was everywhere in nineteenth- and twentieth-century American culture, it has received relatively little scholarly attention. Bohemia in America, 1858–1920 fills this critical void, discovering and exploring the many textual and geographic spaces in which Bohemia was conjured. Joanna Levin not only provides access to a neglected cultural phenomenon but also to a new and compelling way of charting the development of American literature and culture.



Scientific American

Scientific American Author
ISBN-10 UOM:39015024546577
Release 1934
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Monthly magazine devoted to topics of general scientific interest.



John Buchan and the Idea of Modernity

John Buchan and the Idea of Modernity Author Kate Macdonald
ISBN-10 9781317319849
Release 2015-07-28
Pages 288
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Considered a quintessentially 'popular' author, John Buchan was a writer of fiction, journalism, philosophy and Scottish history. By examining his engagement with empire, psychoanalysis and propaganda, the contributors to this volume place Buchan at the centre of the debate between popular culture and the modernist elite.