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Offers a comprehensive, critical, and accessible account of the United States's second largest wine producing region, viz. Washington.
From the book: Six months after the Declaration of Independence, the American Revolution was all but lost A powerful British force had routed the Americans at New York, occupied three colonies, and advanced within sight of Philadelphia As David Hackett Fischer recounts in this riveting history, George Washington, and many other Americans, refused to let the Revolution die On Christmas night, as a howling nor'easter struck the Delaware Valley, he led his men across the river and attacked the exhausted Hessian garrison at Trenton, killing or capturing nearly a thousand men A second battle of Trenton followed within days The Americans held off a counterattack by Lord Cornwalhs's best troops, then were almost trapped by the British force Under cover of night, Washington's men stole behind the enemy and struck them again, defeating a brigade at Princeton The British were badly shaken In twelve weeks of winter fighting, their army suffered severe damage, their hold on New Jersey was broken, and their strategy was ruined. Fischer's textured narrative reveals the crucial role of contingency in these events, revealing how the campaign unfolded in a sequence of difficult choices by many actors, from generals to civilians, on both sides The startling success of Washington and his compatriots not only saved the faltering American Revolution, it helped to give it new meaning.
The secret war of the title was Washington's fight--while staving off the collapse of his army at Valley Forge--to identify and outmaneuver the political enemies who thought it was time to replace him with a more reliable and experienced general. Fleming, a longtime scholar of the Revolutionary War, thought he would be writing about the stubborn endurance of the American soldiers that winter. Instead he gleaned from his research a more personal story, revealing a new side of Washington--usually portrayed as a man who transcended politics: "He was a good politician in every sense of the word....He had to out think the conspirators who sought to destroy him and persuade others to out vote the congressional ideologues whose wrongheaded policies were the source of the Continental Army's woes." Annotation ©2006 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
Keep history on track -- that's an order! Abigail and her friends have an important job today: They must convince George Washington to stay in Valley Forge and continue to fight the Revolutionary War. The future of America depends on him! Turns out, General Washington is super-stubborn. No matter what the kids say, or where they take him, they can't get him to change his mind. Will Abigail and the boys succeed, or will the father of our country become just a blip in history?
On November 27, 1868, the U.S. Seventh Cavalry under Lt. Col. George Armstrong Custer attacked a Southern Cheyenne village along the Washita River in present-day western Oklahoma. In this remarkably balanced history, Greene describes the event's causes, conduct, and consequences and the multiple controversies surrounding the conflict.
In 1975,Gourmet magazine published a series on traditional Japanese food --the first of its kind in a major American food magazine -- written by a graduate of the prestigious Yanagihara School of classical cuisine in Tokyo. Today, the author of that groundbreaking series, Elizabeth Andoh, is recognized as the leading English-language authority on the subject. She shares her knowledge and passion for the food culture of Japan in WASHOKU, an authoritative, deeply personal tribute to one of the world's most distinctive culinary traditions. Andoh begins by setting forth the ethos of washoku (traditional Japanese food), exploring its nuanced approach to balancing flavor, applying technique, and considering aesthetics hand-in-hand with nutrition. With detailed descriptions of ingredients complemented by stunning full-color photography, the book's comprehensive chapter on the Japanese pantry is practically a book unto itself. The recipes for soups, rice dishes and noodles, meat and poultry, seafood, and desserts are models of clarity and precision, and the rich cultural context and practical notes that Andoh provides help readers master the rhythm and flow of the washoku kitchen. Much more than just a collection of recipes, WASHOKU is a journey through a cuisine that is rich in history and as handsome as it is healthful. Awards2006 IACP Award WinnerReviews"This extensive volume is clearly intended for the cook serious about Japanese food."--Minneapolis Star Tribune". . . scholarly, yet inspirational . . . a foodie might just sit back and read for sheer enjoyment and edification."--Milwaukee Journal SentinelFrom the Hardcover edition.
Story about one of the only women to work as a test-pilot during World War II.
Why are wasps black and yellow? Do all wasps live in groups or hives? What do wasps eat? The answers to these and many other fascinating facts about the remarkable insects can be found in this book.
Previously published in the print anthology Double Sin and Other Stories. At a garden party, Hercule Poirot realizes that a murder is being plotted and he must stop it before the fete comes to a fatal end.
The authors describe WASSP and give sample profiles of WASSP.
This collection of articles relates to a research area currently developing in the Humanities, which calls for philosophical and historical approaches to questions of sustainable development and waste management. The title of the issue reflects the central questions raised by all contributors: how are waste and abundance represented, how may we conceptualize these representations, and what ethical problems do they raise? Particular attention is paid to the cultural and moral factors that condition our attitudes to waste and the ways in which literature addresses the problematic relationship that binds production, consumption and waste to social and political systems.
(back of book) Susan Strasser's pathbreaking histories of housework and the rise of the mass market have become classics in the literature of consumer culture. Here she turns to an essential but neglected part of that culture - the trash it produces - and finds in it an unexpected wealth of meaning. Before the twentieth century, streets and bodies stank, but trash was nearly nonexistent. With goods and money scarce, everything possible was reused. Strasser paints a vivid picture of an America where scavenger pigs roamed the streets, "swill children" collected kitchen garbage, and itinerant peddlers traded manufactured goods for rags and bones. In the last hundred years, that way of life has been replaced by mass consumption, disposable goods, and waste on a previously unimaginable scale. Strasser charts the triumph of "disposable" goods - paper cups, toilet paper, packaged food - those signature products of modern life. And she shows how Americans became hooked on convenience, fashion, and constant technological change - as the mountains of garbage rose higher and higher. Lively and colorful, Waste and Want recaptures a hidden part of our social history, vividly illustrating that what counts as trash depends on who's counting, and that what we throw away defines us as much as what we keep.
First published in 1922, "The Waste Land" is T. S. Eliot's masterpiece, and is not only one of the key works of modernism but also one of the greatest poetic achievements of the twentieth century. A richly allusive pilgrimage of spiritual and psychological torment and redemption, Eliot's poem exerted a revolutionary influence on his contemporaries, summoning forth a rich new poetic language, breaking decisively with Romantic and Victorian poetic traditions. Kenneth Rexroth was not alone in calling Eliot "the representative poet of the time, for the same reason that Shakespeare and Pope were of theirs. He articulated the mind of an epoch in words that seemed its most natural expression. " As influential as his verse, T. S. Eliot's criticism also exerted a transformative effect on twentieth-century letter, and this new edition ofThe Waste Land and Other Writingsincludes a selection of Eliot's most important essays. In her new Introduction, Mary Karr dispels some of the myths of the great poem's inaccessibility and sheds fresh light on the ways in which "The Waste Land" illuminates contemporary experience.
Remo and Chiun are sent to investigate a machine capable of vaporizing the world's garbage. Final Mullaney offering for the series.
Solid waste management is currently a major issue worldwide with numerous areas reaching critical levels. Many developing countries and countries in transition still miss basic waste management infrastructure and awareness. It is here that many of the solid waste management problems and challenges are currently being faced. As such, waste-to-energy (WTE) consists of a proven and continuously developing spectrum and range of technologies in a number of (mostly) developed countries. However, it's integration in developing countries and systems in transition is often faced with scepticism and a complex set of barriers which are quite unique and differ greatly from those where WTE has been validated and applied over the years. Waste-to-Energy: Opportunities and Challenges for Developing and Transition Economies will address this issue both theoretically and using concrete examples, including: · contributions from numerous scholars and practitioners in the field, · useful lessons and rules of thumb, · both successful and failed cases, and · real-life examples and developments. Waste-to-Energy approaches this dynamic aspect of environmental engineering and management in a methodical and detailed manner making it an important resource for SWM planners and facility operators as well as undergraduate and post graduate students and researchers.
Why would a talented young woman enter into a torrid affair with hunger, drugs, sex, and death? Through five lengthy hospital stays, endless therapy, and the loss of family, friends, jobs, and all sense of what it means to be "normal," Marya Hornbacher lovingly embraced her anorexia and bulimia -- until a particularly horrifying bout with the disease in college put the romance of wasting away to rest forever. A vivid, honest, and emotionally wrenching memoir, Wasted is the story of one woman's travels to reality's darker side -- and her decision to find her way back on her own terms.
When you were a baby I sat very still to hold you. I could see the veins through your skin like a map to inside you. I stopped breathing so you wouldn't ... You were just a boy on a bed in a room, like a kaleidoscope is a tube full of bits of broken glass. But the way I saw you was pieces refracting the light, shifting into an infinite universe of flowers and rainbows and insects and planets, magical dividing cells, pictures no one else knew ... Your whole life you can be told something is wrong and so you believe it.
Welcome to the wasteland At fifteen, the citizens of Prin marry. At seventeen, they reproduce. And at nineteen, they die. Esther thinks there's more to life than toiling at the assignments--Harvesting, Gleaning, Excavating--day after day under the relentless sun, just hoping to make it to the next day. She doesn't care that her best friend, a variant, is considered "the enemy. " She doesn't care that Levi, who controls the Source, is the real enemy and might send his Taser boys after her if she makes one wrong move. Then Caleb shows up. Could there be another way to fight for survival?
A Most Unsuitable Lord!Clara Wells's eccentric family drew enough sidelong glances her way that she could do without the attentions of London's most notorious rake. But the sinfully charming Lord Mulholland was renowned for getting whatever, or whomever, he desired....Paris Mulholland had long guarded his heart with a string of elegant, casual conquests, yet Clara's defiant pride enticed him in a way no coy flirtation ever had, and the prim and proper miss was proving a most engaging opponent in the war between the sexes....
Following a desperate night-long battle, a group of beleaguered soldiers in an isolated base in Kandahar are faced with a lone woman demanding the return of her brother's body. Is she a spy, a black widow, a lunatic, or is she what she claims to be: a grieving young sister intent on burying her brother according to local rites? Single-minded in her mission, she refuses to move from her spot on the field in full view of every soldier in the stark outpost. Her presence quickly proves dangerous as the camp's tense, claustrophobic atmosphere comes to a boil when the men begin arguing about what to do next. Joydeep Roy-Bhattacharya's heartbreaking and haunting novel, The Watch, takes a timeless tragedy and hurls it into present-day Afghanistan. Taking its cues from the Antigone myth, Roy-Bhattacharya brilliantly recreates the chaos, intensity, and immediacy of battle, and conveys the inevitable repercussions felt by the soldiers, their families, and by one sister. The result is a gripping tour through the reality of this very contemporary conflict, and our most powerful expression to date of the nature and futility of war.
Gemma Jacobs needs a life--a sex life. Newly divorced, she vows that this time it's going to be all about her! So when she receives a letter containing an assignment she did for a sex ed course in college, she takes it as a sign. In the letter, Gemma had confessed her most secret sexual fantasies. . . as well as her most forbidden sexual vice. She liked to be watched. By strangers. And she still does. Lucky for Gemma, her sexy new neighbor, Chev Martinez, is totally enjoying the show. But how well will her voyeuristic little game hold up when Chev decides to venture behind the scenes?
Some dogs work very quietly day and night, guarding people and businesses. This book tells their story, and how these special dogs are trained.
At first Kaz intends to help the old lady who's fallen in the park. But then he starts thinking about how he never gets what he wants. The next thing he knows, he's running away with her purse. The purse contains only five dollars and a battered watch. When Kaz learns who the old woman is and where the watch came from, he begins to understand consequences in a new way.
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