1814, off the Durham coast, near the village of Hartlepool, a war-ship in the Napoleonic fleet founders during a storm and sinks. At day-break, fishermen discover a survivor: a monkey dressed in full military regalia, the mascot. The good people of Hartlepool despise all Frenchmen, though they have never seen one in the flesh. Nor have they ever see a monkey. But this brutish, bestial castaway tallies with the impression they have of the enemy, and the ape is court-martialled. Inspired by this famous legend, this is a tragi-comic fable of war and jingoism.
Originally published: Toronto: Doubleday Canada, 2012.
Author: Steve Grieger
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
Visit www.baked-off.com. Is it possible to bake your way to a million dollars in just one day? Feeding America's ever-growing appetite for food memoirs, celebrity chefs and food columnists continue to treat the average weekend chef to a picked-over buffet of anecdotes and musings. Now, in BAKED-OFF!: MEMOIRS OF A PILLSBURY BAKE-OFF® JUNKIE, everyone, from the humblest home cook to the loftiest armchair gourmet, is finally given their due. BAKED-OFF! offers a toothy view from the Pillsbury Bake-Off® competition floor as it follows one man's quest to win the Holy Grail of all cooking contests and its million dollar grand prize. Anyone who loves to cook or compete will want this book. But the particular appeal to foodies, chowhounds and those with a curiosity for the subculture of competitive cooking makes BAKED-OFF! a distinctive entry into the food-lover's market. Steve Grieger's unique and highly entertaining voice is a welcome addition to the literary scene. At once candid, self-effacing, hilarious and poignant, his verbal pyrotechnics land him in a league with the best food memoirists of his kind, including those as varied as Anthony Bourdain, Julie Powell and Amanda Hesser. Not only does Grieger fully detail the Pillsbury Bake-Off®, he delves soul-first into the entire pageant which surrounds the event as 100 home cooks are treated to a whirlwind of dinners, parties, paparazzi and celebrity status. Unlike anything before it, BAKED-OFF! is the first book to successfully capture the hidden moments, heartaches and victories distinctive to this subject matter, foretold with a deft blend of pop-culture commentary, expose, recipes and romance. Deliciously fierce and funny, author Steve Grieger's BAKED-OFF!: MEMOIRS OF A PILLSBURY BAKE-OFF® JUNKIE stirs together everything from good-sportsmanship to bad blood to the thrill of contesting in all its social repercussions, ultimately celebrating an addiction to our three most debated American values: commercialism, competition and camaraderie.
Author: Don DeLillo
In Players DeLillo explores the dark side of contemporary affluence and its discontents. Pammy and Lyle Wynant are an attractive, modern couple who seem to have it all. Yet behind their "ideal" life is a lingering boredom and quiet desperation: their talk is mostly chatter, their sex life more a matter of obligatory "satisfaction" than pleasure. Then Lyle sees a man killed on the floor of the Stock Exchange and becomes involved with the terrorists responsible; Pammy leaves for Maine with a homosexual couple.... And still they remain untouched, "players" indifferent to the violence that surrounds them, and that they have helped to create. Originally published in 1977 (before his National Book Award-winning White Noise and the recent blockbuster Underworld), Players is a fast-moving yet starkly drawn socially critical drama that demonstrates the razor-sharp prose and thematic density for which DeLillo is renowned today. "The wit, elegance and economy of Don DeLillo's art are equal to the bitter clarity of his perceptions."--New York Times Book Review From the Trade Paperback edition.
The Percheron Horse
Author: Charles Du Haÿs, Du Ha&, John Parker Davis, Charles Washington Wright
Publisher: Sagwan Press
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Author: Benjamin Wood
From the award-winning author of The Bellwether Revivals comes a "gorgeous and harrowing work" (Emily St. John Mandel) set on a mysterious island, where artists strive to recover their lost gifts--and where nothing is quite as it seems. Situated on a Turkish island, Portmantle might be the strangest, most exclusive artists' colony around. Its brilliant residents linger for years, all expenses paid and living under assumed names. Relieved of the burdens of time and ego, they are free to create their next masterpieces. Elspeth Conroy (aka "Knell") is a Scottish painter who has been at Portmantle for a decade, a refugee from the hectic London art scene. Her fellow longtimers include Quickman, whose sole book became a classic and paralyzed his muse; MacKinney, a playwright who left behind her family; and Pettifer, an architect obsessing over an unfinished cathedral. In his astonishing second novel, Benjamin Wood gives us “an intensely intimate portrait of an artist as a young woman, with truths on every page” (Independent). The hermetic world at Portmantle shatters when the 17-year-old Fullerton arrives at the gates, his provenance and talents unknown. As Knell searches for answers, she reveals the path that led her to this place: Her intimate bond with her gruff drunk of a mentor; her early successes and crushing failures; a journey across the Atlantic and into the psychiatrist's office; and a grand commission of astronomical significance. What is "The Ecliptic," and how does it relate to the life Elspeth left behind? This gorgeous puzzle of a novel touches the head and the heart, and the effect is nothing short of electrifying. From the Hardcover edition.
Anyone not adequately acquainted with the South’s true culinary terrain might struggle with the idea of a Southern vegetarian. Because isn’t the South one big feast of meaty indulgence? Don’t vegetables play a supporting role to fried chicken and bacon on a Southern table? Justin Fox Burks and Amy Lawrence turn that notion on its head by recasting garden bounty as the headlining act on a plate. In a region distinguished by ideal growing conditions and generations of skilled farmers, Southern-style vegetarian cooking is not only possible, it’s a pursuit brimming with vine-ripened possibility. Grab a chair in Burks and Lawrence’s kitchen and discover modern recipes that evoke the flavors of traditional Southern cooking, with techniques and ingredients loved so dearly throughout the region: Lemon Zest and Thyme Pimento Cheese Grilled Watermelon and Tomato Salad with Honey Lime Vinaigrette Okra Fritters with Creole Mustard Sauce Vegetarian Red Beans and Rice with Andouille Eggplant Roast Beet Salad with Sea Salt Granola and Honey Tarragon Dressing Grilled Peach Ice Cream Whether you’re a devoted plant-eater or a steadfast omnivore, The Southern Vegetarian Cookbook will help you shift vegetables from the outskirts of your plate into main course position. Eating your vegetables has never been more delicious. "True Southern food will always adapt to its surroundings. It is not the stubborn lout that many think it is, rather it’s a nimble cheerleader of its region. It revels in vegetables and cherishes seasons. Burks and Lawrence are adding healthy substance to the definition of our Southern food. The Southern Vegetarian is a great addition to any culinary library." —Hugh Acheson, author of A New Turn in the South "Come eat with The Chubby Vegetarian. Justin and Amy are the only people I have ever met who can take the hock out of greens and not remove the soul from the pot." —Kelly English, Food & Wine Best New Chef 2009, Chef/Owner of Restaurant Iris “What you have in your hands is a gift. It is a fresh, fun, slightly irreverent and joyful new look at Southern vegetarian dishes...a look that needed to be taken.” —John Currence, James Beard Foundation award for Best Chef South, Chef/Owner, City Grocery Restaurant Group
The authors of this text seek to clarify mechanical fatigue and design problems by applying probability and computer analysis, and further extending the uses of probability to determine mechanical reliability and achieve optimization. The work solves examples using commercially available software. It is formatted with examples and problems for use in a one-semester graduate course.
For seven years, Alison Arngrim played a wretched, scheming, selfish, lying, manipulative brat on one of TV history's most beloved series. Though millions of Little House on the Prairie viewers hated Nellie Oleson and her evil antics, Arngrim grew to love her character—and the freedom and confidence Nellie inspired in her. In Confessions of a Prairie Bitch, Arngrim describes growing up in Hollywood with her eccentric parents: Thor Arngrim, a talent manager to Liberace and others, whose appetite for publicity was insatiable, and legendary voice actress Norma MacMillan, who played both Gumby and Casper the Friendly Ghost. She recalls her most cherished and often wickedly funny moments behind the scenes of Little House: Michael Landon's "unsaintly" habit of not wearing underwear; how she and Melissa Gilbert (who played her TV nemesis, Laura Ingalls) became best friends and accidentally got drunk on rum cakes at 7-Eleven; and the only time she and Katherine MacGregor (who played Nellie's mom) appeared in public in costume, provoking a posse of elementary schoolgirls to attack them. Arngrim relays all this and more with biting wit, but she also bravely recounts her life's challenges: her struggle to survive a history of traumatic abuse, depression, and paralyzing shyness; the "secret" her father kept from her for twenty years; and the devastating loss of her "Little House husband" and best friend, Steve Tracy, to AIDS, which inspired her second career in social and political activism. Arngrim describes how Nellie Oleson taught her to be bold, daring, and determined, and how she is eternally grateful to have had the biggest little bitch on the prairie to show her the way.
Author: Ella K. Maillart
Publisher: Hesperides Press
Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the 1900s and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. Hesperides Press are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions, using the original text and artwork.
This book is designed to give the experienced rider a step-by-step approach to training the green horse. This patient, systematic approach to the development of the horse's education preserves and enhances the horse's natural beauty of movement while preventing the psychological and physical damage that can result from improper schooling. Practical, timeless advice on buying the right horse and training it classically.