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Appetite for America: Fred Harvey and the Business of Civilizing the Wild West--One Meal at a Time

By Stephen Fried

NEW YORK instances BESTSELLER • Featured within the PBS documentary The Harvey ladies: chance Bound

The mythical existence and entrepreneurial imaginative and prescient of Fred Harvey assisted in shaping American tradition and historical past for 3 generations—from the Eighteen Eighties all through global struggle II—and nonetheless effect our lives this present day in astonishing and interesting methods. Now award-winning journalist Stephen Fried re-creates the lifetime of this not likely American hero, the founder of the nation’s carrier undefined, whose impressive kinfolk enterprise civilized the West and brought the United States to Americans.

Appetite for America is the remarkable real-life tale of Fred Harvey—told intensive for the 1st time ever—as good because the tale of this country’s growth into the Wild West of Bat Masterson and Billy the child, of the nice days of the railroad, of a time whilst a deal might nonetheless be made with a handshake and the U.S. was once nonetheless uniting. As a tender immigrant, Fred Harvey labored his manner up from dishwasher to loved ones identify: He used to be Ray Kroc sooner than McDonald’s, J. Willard Marriott sooner than Marriott lodges, Howard Schultz sooner than Starbucks. His consuming homes and resorts alongside the Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe railroad (including historical inns nonetheless in use on the Grand Canyon) have been patronized by way of princes, presidents, and numerous usual tourists trying to find the simplest cup of espresso within the kingdom. Harvey’s employees of conscientiously screened unmarried younger women—the celebrated Harvey Girls—were the country’s first lady crew and have become actual Americana, even inspiring an MGM musical starring Judy Garland.

With the verve and fervour of Fred Harvey himself, Stephen Fried tells the tale of the way this visionary outfitted his company from a unmarried lunch counter right into a kinfolk empire whose advertising and recommendations we nonetheless come upon in myriad methods. Inspiring, instructive, and highly unique, Appetite for America is old biography that's as richly profitable as a slice of unpolluted apple pie—and each piece as satisfying.

*With photograph inserts that includes over seventy five pictures, and an appendix with over fifty Fred Harvey recipes, so much of them never-before-published.

From the Hardcover edition.

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La historia de Israel. Ed.revisada y aumentada (Biblioteca Manual Desclée)

Sin igual durante casi medio siglo, y ahora con una nueva introducción y apéndice a shipment de William P. Brown, los angeles historia de Israel ofrece una excelente sinopsis de los temas centrales de las más recientes controversias en este campo y continúa siendo una referencia imprescindible para una nueva generación de estudiantes d

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Blood of the Celts: The New Ancestral Story

By Jean Manco

From prehistory to the current day, an unequalled glance deep into the contentious origins of the Celts

Blood of the Celts brings jointly genetic, archaeological, and linguistic proof to handle the often-debated query: who have been the Celts? What peoples or cultural identities should still that time period describe? And did they in truth inhabit the British Isles earlier than the Romans arrived? writer Jean Manco demanding situations latest money owed of the origins of the Celts, delivering a brand new research that pulls at the most modern discoveries in addition to historical history.

In a unique procedure, the publication opens with a dialogue of early medieval Irish and British texts, permitting the Celts to talk of their personal phrases and voices. It then lines their tale again in time into prehistory to their private origins and their ancestors, ahead of bringing the narrative ahead to the current day. each one bankruptcy additionally has an invaluable precis in bullet issues to help the reader and spotlight the major proof within the tale. 102 illustrations

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Prague in Danger: The Years of German Occupation, 1939-45: Memories and History, Terror and Resistance, Theater and Jazz, Film and Poetry, Politics and War

By Peter Demetz

A dramatic account of lifestyles in Czechoslovakia's nice capital through the Nazi Protectorate With this successor ebook to Prague in Black and Gold, his account of greater than 1000 years of vital ecu historical past, the nice pupil Peter Demetz makes a speciality of simply six brief years--a tormented, tragic, and unforgettable time. He used to be dwelling in Prague then--a "first-degree half-Jew," in response to the Nazis' bad categories--and the following he joins his target chronicle of the town below German career along with his own thoughts of that interval: from the sour morning of March 15, 1939, while Hitler arrived from Berlin to set his seal at the Nazi takeover of the Czechoslovak govt, until eventually the liberation of Bohemia in April 1945, after lengthy seasons of incredible discomfort and pain. Demetz expertly interweaves a good account of the German authorities' diplomatic, monetary, and army machinations with a super description of Prague's evolving resistance and underground competition. with his deepest reviews, he deals the heretofore untold heritage of an bubbling, unstoppable Prague whose urbane middle went on beating regardless of the deportations, murders, cruelties, and violence: a Prague that saved its German- and Czech-language theaters open, its fabled movie studios functioning, its children in class and at paintings, and its newspapers on press. This advanced, regularly marvelous publication is stuffed with infrequent human element and heat, the gripping tale of a good urban assembly the twin problem of profession and of conflict.

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Ethics, Identity, and Community in Later Roman Declamation

By Neil W. Bernstein

Rhetorical education was once the principal part of an elite Roman man's schooling, and declamations--imaginary court speeches within the personality of a fictional or historic individual--were the main complex workouts within the regular rhetorical curriculum. The Major Declamations is a set of 19 full-length Latin speeches attributed in antiquity to Quintilian yet probably composed by means of a bunch of authors within the moment and 3rd centuries CE. even though there was a up to date revival of curiosity in Greco-Roman declamation, the Major Declamations has quite often been missed.

Ethics, id, and neighborhood in Later Roman Declamation is the 1st e-book dedicated completely to the Major Declamations and its reception in later ecu literature. It argues that the fictitious situations of the Major Declamations let the conceptual exploration of a number of moral and social concerns. Chapters discover those cultural issues, overlaying, in flip, the development of authority, the verification of claims, the conventions of reciprocity, and the ethics of spectatorship. The e-book closes with a learn of the reception of the gathering by way of the Renaissance humanist Juan Luis Vives and the eighteenth-century pupil Lorenzo Patarol, by way of a short postscript that deftly surveys using declamatory workouts within the modern collage. This much-needed and interesting examine will rescue the Major Declamations from generations of overlook, whereas severely informing present paintings in rhetorical studies.

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Contemporary Latin America: 1970 to the Present

By Robert H. Holden, Rina Villars

Modern Latin the USA provides the epochal political, fiscal, social, and cultural adjustments in Latin the US during the last forty years and comprehensively examines their effect on lifestyles within the sector, and beyond.

• presents a clean technique and a brand new interpretation of the seismic alterations of the final forty years in Latin America
• Introduces significant issues from a humanistic and common standpoint, placing every one topic in a context that readers can comprehend and relate to
• makes a speciality of 'Ibero-America'--Brazil and the eighteen international locations that have been previously Spanish possessions- whereas supplying helpful comparative perspectives of the non-Iberian components of the Caribbean
• Emphasizes the worldwide, nearby and nationwide dimensions of the region's fresh previous

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Gold: The Race for the World's Most Seductive Metal

By Matthew Hart

From the misplaced empires of the Sahara to today’s frenzied worldwide gold rush, a blazing exploration of the human love affair with gold by means of the award-winning writer of Diamond.

From the misplaced empires of the Sahara to today’s frenzied international gold rush, a blazing exploration of the human love affair with gold by way of Matthew Hart, the award-winning writer of Diamond

In the wake of the 2008 monetary problem, the cost of gold skyrocketed—in 3 years greater than doubling from $800 an oz. to $1900. this large spike drove an unheard of international gold-mining and exploration growth, a lot higher than the Gold Rush of the 1800s. In Gold, acclaimed writer Matthew Hart takes you on an unforgettable trip around the globe and during background to inform the extreme tale of ways gold turned the world’s most dear commodity.

Beginning with a page-turning dispatch from the crime-ridden inferno of the world’s inner most mine, Hart pulls again to survey gold’s tempestuous previous. From the earliest civilizations, 6,000 years in the past, whilst gold used to be an icon of sacred and kingly strength, Hart tracks its evolution, via conquest, homicide, and overseas mayhem, into the speculative casino-chip that the steel has develop into. Hart describes each one increase and bust in gold’s lengthy tale, culminating within the quick and startling emergence of China because the world’s new gold titan. In writing that Publishers Weekly calls “polished and fiery,” Hart weaves jointly background and cutthroat economics to bare the human dramas that experience pushed our lust for a necessary yellow steel.

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Stomp and Swerve: American Music Gets Hot, 1843–1924

By David Wondrich

The early a long time of yank well known tune are, for many listeners, the darkish a long time. It wasn't until eventually the mid-1920s that the total spectrum of this track -- black and white, city and rural, refined and crude -- made it onto documents for all to listen to. This e-book brings a forgotten song, sizzling track, to existence by means of describing the way it grew to become the dominant American tune -- the way it outlasted sentimental waltzes and parlour ballads, symphonic marches and Tin Pan Alley novelty numbers -- and the way it turned rock 'n' roll. It finds that the younger women and men of that bygone period had a similar musical instincts as their descendants Louis Armstrong, Elvis Presley, James Brown, Jimi Hendrix, or even Ozzy Osbourne. In minstrelsy, ragtime, brass bands, early jazz and blues, mess around song, and plenty of different kinds, there has been as a lot stomping and swerving as are available within the most fun performances of sizzling jazz, funk, and rock. alongside the best way, it explains how the unusual mixture of African with Scotch and Irish affects made tune within the usa tremendously varied from different African and Caribbean song; stocks awesome tales approximately minstrel exhibits, 'coon' a motley choice of performers heretofore unknown to all however the so much avid musicologists and creditors.

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The Colony: A History of Early Sydney

By Grace Karskens

A groundbreaking historical past of the marvelously opposite, without end vigorous early years of the colony of Sydney
From the glowing harbor to the Cumberland undeniable, from convicts to the city's political elite, from the influence of its geology to its economic system, this groundbreaking history offers an intimate account of the transformation of a campsite in a stunning cove to town that later turned Australia's biggest and best-known urban. Skillfully revealing how the landscape formed the lives of the Aboriginal population and beginners alike, this historical past first strains the ways that relationships among the colonial specialists and usual women and men broke with outdated styles, and the way settler and Aboriginal histories grew to become entwined. It additionally uncovers the binds among the burgeoning township and its rural hinterland increasing alongside the river platforms of the Cumberland simple. Enthusiastically obtained on first ebook, it is a landmark account of the birthplace of recent Australia, and a desirable and richly textured narrative of individuals and place.

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