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From Hardtack to Home Fries: An Uncommon History of American Cooks and Meals

by Barbara Haber

Culinary historian Barbara Haber takes a unique approach to the history of cooking in America, focusing on a remarkable assembly of little-known or forgotten Americans who helped shape the eating habits of the nation. As Curator of Books at Harvard University's Schlesinger Library, Haber has access to more than 16,000 cookbooks from which she has drawn inspiring and often surprising cooking stories from the 1840s to the present: a Confederate Jewish woman's ancestral chicken soup which helped improve institutional food overall; the well-groomed, upright "Harvey Girl" waitresses who helped civilize America's western frontier; and the Graham Cracker, which was created by a fanatic Seventh-Day Adventist trying to curb sexual appetites. With recipes throughout, Haber's fascinating survey adds a delicious new dimension to America's cultural heritage.

From The Heart

by Lee Miller

Excerpts from Native American speeches--by Moctezuma, Tecumseh, Cochise, Sitting Bull, and others--accompanied by commentary by non-Indian observers, provide an eloquent overview of five hundred years of fateful encounters between Europeans and Native Americans. Reprint. AB.

From Hell With Love (Secret Histories #4)

by Simon R. Green

The Matriarch of the Droods has been murdered and the general consensus is that the killer was either Eddie Drood or his best girl, Molly. And Eddie knows for a fact he didn't do it...

From Here to Eternity

by James Jones

Set in Hawaii in 1941, an epic tale of the brutal life of a soldier, portraying the courage, violence and passions of servicemen. A National Book Award winner.

From Here to Eternity

by James Jones

James Jones's epic story of army life in the calm before Pearl Harbor--now with previously censored scenes and dialogue restoredAt the Pearl Harbor army base in 1941, Robert E. Lee Prewitt is Uncle Sam's finest bugler. A career soldier with no patience for army politics, Prewitt becomes incensed when a commander's favorite wins the title of First Bugler. His indignation results in a transfer to an infantry unit whose commander is less interested in preparing for war than he is in boxing. But when Prewitt refuses to join the company team, the commander and his sergeant decide to make the bugler's life hell.An American classic now available with scenes and dialogue considered unfit for publication in the 1950s, From Here to Eternity is a stirring picture of army life in the months leading up to the attack on Pearl Harbor.This ebook features an illustrated biography of James Jones including rare photos from the author's estate.

From Here To Maternity

by Cheryl Anne Porter

Murphy Brown meets June Cleaver? Up-and-coming ad exec Laura Sloan loves her single, child-free life just the way it is. So what's she going to do when she finds an adorable, abandoned baby boy in her office and her first love, gorgeous Grant Maguire on her doorstep? Suddenly, she's got two males to contend with--and she hasn't a clue what to do with either one of them. Grant Maguire definitely knows what he'd like to do with Laura. His biggest regret was ever letting her go. But he's not going to make that mistake again...and he's not above using Laura's maternal instincts against her. Little do they guess that baby Tucker has his own agenda. And when facing a munchkin on a mission, two love-struck adults don't stand a chance.

From Here to Paternity

by Christine Rimmer

When Charlene Cooper was eighteen, she turned to Brand Bravo in desperation. . . ;and he couldn't get away fast enough. And then ten years later, Charlene was forced to turn to him again-this time with a baby in her arms and a burning question in her heart: are you this little girl's father?At twenty Brand Bravo knew that he could never be the kind of man Charlene deserved. At thirty, he knew she was the love of his life, and he would do anything to get her back. Because, once again, she needed him, for herself and for the infant in her care. And this time, Brand wouldn't hesitate to be anything Charlene asked him to be. Husband. And father?

From Here to There

by Kris Harzinski

In March 2008, graphic designer Kris Harzinski launched his website the Hand Drawn Map Association (www. handmaps. org), asking users to submit their own, hand drawn maps. From Here to There publishes the author's diverse collection, sharing the stories of people around the world who contributed to this endeavor. Maps range from simple directions, to fictional maps, to maps of unusual places, to explanatory maps, and are accompanied by extended captions detailing why each map was made. Some of the maps included in the book are: A map to a high-school locker A found map with direction to a "PARTY!" A map of a hike through the Bulgarian mountains that caused the hikers to get lost in the woods A map to an imaginary country for ants A map of a traffic island Among the illustrations in the book are maps by Abraham Lincoln, Antarctica explorer Ernest Shackleton, Alexander Calder (tbc), and graphic designers Stephan Sagmeister and Bruce Mau.

From Herring to Eternity

by Delia Rosen

Delia Rosen provides an entertaining deli whodunit. --Mystery Gazette on One Foot in the GravyOut of the frying pan. . . Streetcorner trumpeter Lippy Montgomery dies after eating at Murray's Pastrami Swami--poisoned by the herring. Even more perplexing, his battered trumpet case is stolen from the crime scene. Is someone close to Gwen "Nashville" Katz responsible? Is it the professional treasure hunter who sat beside him at the counter? The record producer who has a secret he doesn't want revealed? The sister who earns her living as a high priced escort? On top of that, a coven of Wiccans goes to war with an ambulance?chasing attorney and an arrogant college professor over a Civil War burial ground. . .that just happens to lie under Gwen's house? With both her deli and house on the line, Gwen also must catch a killer who wants to see her sleeping with the fishes! A Deadly Deli Mystery "Will certainly leave the reader hungry for more." on A Brisket A Casket". . .A really humorous cozy. . . Readers will thoroughly enjoy this deli tale." --Once Upon a Romance on One Foot in the Gravy

From Higher Aims to Hired Hands

by Rakesh Khurana

Is management a profession? Should it be? Can it be? This major work of social and intellectual history reveals how such questions have driven business education and shaped American management and society for more than a century. The book is also a call for reform. Rakesh Khurana shows that university-based business schools were founded to train a professional class of managers in the mold of doctors and lawyers but have effectively retreated from that goal, leaving a gaping moral hole at the center of business education and perhaps in management itself. Khurana begins in the late nineteenth century, when members of an emerging managerial elite, seeking social status to match the wealth and power they had accrued, began working with major universities to establish graduate business education programs paralleling those for medicine and law. Constituting business as a profession, however, required codifying the knowledge relevant for practitioners and developing enforceable standards of conduct. Khurana, drawing on a rich set of archival material from business schools, foundations, and academic associations, traces how business educators confronted these challenges with varying strategies during the Progressive era and the Depression, the postwar boom years, and recent decades of freewheeling capitalism. Today, Khurana argues, business schools have largely capitulated in the battle for professionalism and have become merely purveyors of a product, the MBA, with students treated as consumers. Professional and moral ideals that once animated and inspired business schools have been conquered by a perspective that managers are merely agents of shareholders, beholden only to the cause of share profits. According to Khurana, we should not thus be surprised at the rise of corporate malfeasance. The time has come, he concludes, to rejuvenate intellectually and morally the training of our future business leaders.

From History to Theory

by Kerwin Lee Klein

From History to Theory describes major changes in the conceptual language of the humanities, particularly in the discourse of history. In seven beautifully written, closely related essays, Kerwin Lee Klein traces the development of academic vocabularies through the dynamically shifting cultural, political, and linguistic landscapes of the twentieth century. He considers the rise and fall of "philosophy of history" and discusses past attempts to imbue historical discourse with scientific precision. He explores the development of the "meta-narrative" and the post-Marxist view of history and shows how the present resurgence of old words--such as "memory"--in new contexts is providing a way to address marginalized peoples. In analyzing linguistic changes in the North American academy, From History to Theory innovatively ties semantic shifts in academic discourse to key trends in American society, culture, and politics.

From Holocaust to Harvard

by John Stoessinger

A true and touching human tale of survival and achievement.When John Stoessinger was ten years old, Adolf Hitler annexed his homeland of Austria, ripping the boy from his home and his friends in Vienna. His grandparents encouraged his mother and stepfather to take young John somewhere safe. "You must have a future," his grandfather told him before he and his parents boarded the train and waved goodbye.As they trekked across the country, from Vienna to Prague and then finally settling in Shanghai, there was never a single moment Stoessinger was not afraid-he lived in constant fear that he and his family would be found and killed. However, even in Hitler-ruled Nazi Germany, there were plenty of people who refused to cower to absolute evil and who did everything they could to usher families like Stoessinger's to freedom.In From Holocaust to Harvard, Stoessinger recalls heartbreaking moments from his childhood and of living a life of secrets in Shanghai. He then presents the second part of his story-the part where he attempts to untangle himself from his previous life and devastating memories and is able to relocate to America, earn a graduate-level degree from a prestigious university, and later become a member of the Council on Foreign Relations despite making a decision that nearly lands him in prison and threatens his hard-earned freedom.Throughout his story, Stoessinger expresses his gratitude to those who helped him through the toughest parts of this life and put him on a path that led him to a Harvard education, a successful career, and inner peace.

From Homer to Helen Keller: A Social and Educational Study of the Blind

by Richard Slayton French

From Homer to Helen Keller, Homer stands for the greatest achievement of the blind in the times antecedent to their systematic education. He stands for all those bards, many of them blind or blinded, creators of literature and makers of our language, who through ballads, always of great vigor and sometimes of surpassing beauty, have handed down to us the glorious traditions of far-off heroic times. Miss Keller stands for the supreme achievement of education. The blind claim her, but the deaf can claim her, too, and modern education can claim her more than either--and all humanity claims her with the best claim of all. For she is the epitome of all that is best in humanity, all that is most spiritual; and all this through conscious aim and directed effort, through education in its best sense.

From Hope To Higher Ground: My Vision for Restoring America's Greatness

by Mike Huckabee

Mike Huckabee is the former governor of Arkansas and was the second longest-serving governor in the country. He and his wife, Janet, have three grown children - John Mark, David, and Sarah. The author of Quit Digging Your Grave with a Knife and Fork, Huckabee enjoys hunting, fishing, reading, and playing bass guitar in his band, Capitol Offense.

From House Calls To Husband

by Christine Flynn

DO YOU TAKE THIS DOCTOR? Cardiac surgeon Mike Brennan was six feet two inches of chiseled, masculine perfection. He had a gentle touch, a soothing voice--and, boy, did he look sexy in his scrubs! He was also nurse Katie Sheppard's oldest, dearest friend. Which meant they could brush bodies, rub shoulders, wipe tears all they wanted in the medical department, but the romance department was forever off limits. After all, Katie had vowed never to marry a doctor--particularly one who was her best friend...and best-kept secret crush....

From Humbug To Holiday Bride

by Zena Valentine

HER MIRACLE MAN Brenda Jane Dolliver didn't believe in much. Certainly not Christmas, or miracles...or love. But when she desperately needed a haven around the holidays, her one hope was a very unconventional minister.... Hamish Chandler was no ordinary man. Heart-stoppingly handsome, a doting single dad, a man whose trust and faith knew no bounds--the guy infuriated her. But he also touched something within her that had grown cold. He made her want to open her heart to the possibilities of love and family, but she felt desperately inadequate. But B.J. soon learned that Christmas was indeed a season of miracles....

From Identity-Based Conflict to Identity-Based Cooperation

by Jay Rothman

Through proper engagement, identity-based conflict enhances and develops identity as a vehicle to promote creative collaboration between individuals, the groups they constitute and the systems they forge. This handbook describes the specific model that has been developed as well as various approaches and applications to identity-conflict used throughout the world.

From Inclusion to Engagement

by Paul Cooper Barbara Jacobs

From Inclusion to Engagement challenges the ideologically driven academic discourse that has come to dominate inclusive education by presenting research-based knowledge about what actually works.Presents an innovative approach rooted in a biopsychosocial theoretical perspective - an approach that is still relatively misunderstood within the educational sphereOffers insights based on an extensive review of contemporary international research in the fieldAvoids the biases of ideology in favour of science-based social and educational outcomesThe first comprehensive account of evidence-based interventions for students with Social, Emotional and Behavioural Difficulties

From India to Israel

by Joseph Hodes

Between May 1948 and December 1951, Israel received approximately 684,000 immigrants from across the globe. The arrival of so many ethnic, linguistic, and cultural groups to such a small place in such a short time was unprecedented and the new country was ill-prepared to absorb its new citizens. The first years of the state were marked by war, agricultural failure, a housing crisis, health epidemics, a terrible culture clash, and a struggle between the religious authorities and the secular government over who was going to control the state. In From India to Israel, Joseph Hodes examines Israel's first decades through the perspective of an Indian Jewish community, the Bene Israel, who would go on to play an important role in the creation of the state. He describes how a community of relatively high status and free from persecution under the British Raj left the recently independent India for fear of losing status, only to encounter bias and prejudice in their new country. In 1960, a decision made by the religious authorities to ban the Bene Israel from marrying other Jews on the grounds that they were not "pure Jews" set in motion a civil rights struggle between the Indian community and the religious authority with far-reaching implications. After a drawn-out struggle, and under pressure from both the government and the people, the Bene Israel were declared acceptable for marriage. A detailed look at how one immigrant community fought to maintain their place within a religion and a society, From India to Israel raises important questions about the state of Israel and its earliest struggles to absorb the diversity in its midst.

From Innovation to Cash Flows

by Antti Pirnes Withers Llp Constance Lütolf-Carroll

Praise for From Innovation to Cash Flows"Critically important topics for all entrepreneurs, new and experienced. Collaboration, intellectual property, and funding are described with depth and thoughtfulness. From Innovation to Cash Flows provides both the theoretical structure and the rich examples to serve as a great reference. Not to be missed!"--Cheryl A. Fragiadakis, Head of Technology Transfer and Intellectual Property Management, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory"From Innovation to Cash Flows is a unique book that covers many of the essentials to be successful as a biotechnology or high-tech entrepreneur. The combination of theory and practical examples adds direct business value. This comprehensive work will prevent any starting venture from making costly mistakes."--Jeroen Nieuwenhuis, PhD, MBA, Corporate Entrepreneur, Magnotech Venture, Philips Healthcare Incubator"Truly exhaustive in its coverage of all the different aspects of managing high-technology innovations, this book constitutes an invaluable resource for technology entrepreneurs."--Juhana Rauramo, Partner, Bio Fund Management Ltd."From Innovation to Cash Flows is a wellspring of insights and inspiration for anyone with a desire to start up a high-tech venture. The reader is guided step by step through the twists and turns of strategy, contract law, intellectual property rights management, and strategic partnering. A global team of experts from law, science, and business collaborated to write this book; their pooled know-how and collective experiences shine through. The result is highly recommended. Every aspiring entrepreneur with a scientific bent will want to own this book for his or her own library."--Laura Cha, Deputy Chairman, The Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation Ltd."Alliances often are a vital component of successful high-tech ventures. Through its unique blend of sound management theory and wise business and legal advice, this book shows high-tech entrepreneurs how to build innovative business models based on strategic collaboration with other firms."--Xavier Mendoza, Deputy Director General, ESADE, Ramon Llull University, and former Dean, ESADE Business School, Spain"This book is distinctive because it tells you how to turn your idea into a profitable business--a combination of savvy business advice and extensive legal documents that is original. This is a book to be read, and then revisited. You will want to come back to it time and again for references, for sample documents, and for sage advice on how to take the next step."--From the Foreword by Henry Chesbrough, Adjunct Professor and Executive Director, Center for Open Innovation, Haas School of Business, UC Berkeley, and Karl S. Pister, Dean and Roy W. Carlson Professor of Engineering Emeritus, UC Berkeley

From Jerusalem To Irian Jaya: A Biographical History of Christian Missions (Second Edition)

by Ruth A. Tucker

This is history at its best. From Jerusalem to Irian Jaya is readable, informative, gripping, and above all honest. From Jerusalem to Irian Jaya helps readers understand the life and role of a missionary through real life examples of missionaries throughout history. We see these men and women as fallible and human in their failures as well as their successes. These great leaders of missions are presented as real people, and not super-saints. This second edition covers all 2,000 years of mission history with a special emphasis on the modern era, including chapters focused on the Muslim world, Third World missions, and a comparison of missions in Korea and Japan. It also contains both a general and an 'illustration' index where readers can easily locate particular missionaries, stories, or incidents. New design graphics, photographs, and maps help make this a compelling book. From Jerusalem to Irian Jaya is as informative and intriguing as it is inspiring---an invaluable resource for missionaries, mission agencies, students, and all who are concerned about the spreading of the gospel throughout the world.

From Jesus to Christ

by Paula Fredriksen

In this exciting book, Paula Fredriksen answers these questions by placing the various canonical images of Jesus within their historical contexts. She provides fascinating insights into the content of Jesus's ministry, the circumstances of his crucifixion, and the social and religious problems facing the earliest churches.

From Jesus to the Church

by Craig A. Evans

Did Jesus intend to found a church separate from Judaism? Who were the very first followers of Jesus? And how did a clash between two families--the family of Jesus on one hand and the family of high priest Annas and their aristocratic allies on the other--eventually lead to the formation of Christianity? In this study, best-selling author Craig A. Evans looks at how a tumultuous chain of events from 30-70 CE--beginning with Jesus's entry into Jerusalem and subsequent crucifixion and ending with the destruction of the temple--led to the separation between the followers of Jesus and other Jews. Topics include the following: 1) whether Jesus actually intended to found the Christian Church; 2) the ways in which Jesus's proclamation of the "Kingdom of God" relate to the Christian Church; 3) the role of James, brother of Jesus, in the new movement in Jerusalem; 4) the tension between James and Paul in the matter of law and works; 5) the conflict between the families and followers of Jesus and those of the high priest Annas before the destruction of the temple; and 6) the aftermath of the Jewish rebellion, whereby the Church moved away from its Jewish roots. An appendix further explores the reasons behind the rift between the Jesus movement and the synagogue. This fascinating volume is suitable for historical Jesus and early church studies, along with anyone else interested in learning about the very first followers of Jesus.

From Know-How To Do-How

by Ian Roberts Dave Corbet

Everyone knows how to effect change, in themselves and in those around them, don't they? Change that actually brings about - change. Not necessarily. If you find yourself frustrated with getting the same result, or a result that doesn't deliver what is really needed; if you are looking for a breakthrough - look no further. Dispensing with jargon and academic posturing, this accessible, engaging book shows how to move from know-how - understanding the theory of change - to do-how - effecting change that achieves the required outcome. Drawing on their work with organizations from a wide range of sectors, as well as telling personal experience, Corbet and Roberts introduce a range of practical, easy-to-use tools that you can apply in both life and work. Illustrated throughout with real-life case studies and anecdotes, From Know-how to Do-how helps you identify your personal 'do-how moments' - defining moments which flag up the potential for change - as well as the precise nature of any change - what a breakthrough looks like to you, and how you can get there.

From A Logical Point Of View: Nine Logico-philosophical Essays

by Willard van Orman Quine

Several of these essays have been printed whole in journals; others are in varying degrees new. Two main themes run through them. One is the problem of meaning, particularly as involved in the notion of an analytic statement. The other is the notion of ontological, commitment, particularly as involved in the problem of universals.

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