Blood & Whiskey

The Life and Times of Jack Daniel

Author: Peter Krass

Publisher: Castle Books

ISBN: 9780785822615

Category: History

Page: 256

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The legends are colorful and many. Jack Daniel, it is said, ran away to escape a broken home; was a teenage moonshiner during the Civil War; and hauled black-market whiskey, hidden under loads of meat, to the wild river part of Huntsville, Alabama, sneaking into town after midnight to avoid the sheriff and his deputies. This is his story and how he created one of the most powerful and recognizable brands in the world.
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Portrait of War

The U.S. Army's First Combat Artists and the Doughboys' Experience in WWI

Author: Peter Krass

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Incorporated

ISBN: 9780471670230

Category: Art

Page: 342

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Portrait of War tells the gripping true story of eight graphic artists recruited by the government and sent into combat to create a visual historical record of World War I. Featuring both their stunning illustrations and deep personal reflections, Portrait of War is a moving testament to the bravery of these artist-soldiers and the remarkable record of war they left behind.
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The New Encyclopedia of Southern Culture

Volume 11: Agriculture and Industry

Author: Melissa Walker,James C. Cobb

Publisher: UNC Press Books

ISBN: 1469616688

Category: Reference

Page: 376

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Volume 11 of The New Encyclopedia of Southern Culture examines the economic culture of the South by pairing two categories that account for the ways many southerners have made their living. In the antebellum period, the wealth of southern whites came largely from agriculture that relied on the forced labor of enslaved blacks. After Reconstruction, the South became attractive to new industries lured by the region's ongoing commitment to low-wage labor and management-friendly economic policies. Throughout the volume, articles reflect the breadth and variety of southern life, paying particular attention to the region's profound economic transformation in recent decades. The agricultural section consists of 25 thematic entries that explore issues such as Native American agricultural practices, plantations, and sustainable agriculture. Thirty-eight shorter pieces cover key crops of the region--from tobacco to Christmas trees--as well as issues of historic and emerging interest--from insects and insecticides to migrant labor. The section on industry and commerce contains 13 thematic entries in which contributors address topics such as the economic impact of military bases, resistance to industrialization, and black business. Thirty-six topical entries explore particular industries, such as textiles, timber, automobiles, and banking, as well as individuals--including Henry W. Grady and Sam M. Walton--whose ideas and enterprises have helped shape the modern South.
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The New Encyclopedia of Southern Culture

Volume 7: Foodways

Author: John T. Edge

Publisher: UNC Press Books

ISBN: 1469616521

Category: Reference

Page: 336

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When the original Encyclopedia of Southern Culture was published in 1989, the topic of foodways was relatively new as a field of scholarly inquiry. Food has always been central to southern culture, but the past twenty years have brought an explosion in interest in foodways, particularly in the South. This volume marks the first encyclopedia of the food culture of the American South, surveying the vast diversity of foodways within the region and the collective qualities that make them distinctively southern. Articles in this volume explore the richness of southern foodways, examining not only what southerners eat but also why they eat it. The volume contains 149 articles, almost all of them new to this edition of the Encyclopedia. Longer essays address the historical development of southern cuisine and ethnic contributions to the region's foodways. Topical essays explore iconic southern foods such as MoonPies and fried catfish, prominent restaurants and personalities, and the food cultures of subregions and individual cities. The volume is destined to earn a spot on kitchen shelves as well as in libraries.
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Ignorance, Confidence, and Filthy Rich Friends

The Business Adventures of Mark Twain, Chronic Speculator and Entrepreneur

Author: Peter Krass

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0470117206

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 288

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While the entire world knows Mark Twain as the renowned author of many classic American novels, few people are aware that he was also a highly successful businessman. In fact, more than half of his life was consumed by moneymaking pursuits, which often resulted in writing projects being neglected--but at the same time, these adventures were the inspiration behind many of the characters found in his books. In Ignorance, Confidence, and Filthy Rich Friends, Peter Krass captures a little-known side of this American icon and details the roller coaster ride of his business ventures in a dramatic, entertaining, and informative narrative style. From Twain's time as the founder of his own publishing house--where he made a small fortune publishing General Ulysses S. Grant's memoirs--to his foray into venture capitalism and investment in numerous start-up firms, to his focus on his own inventions, this engaging book reveals the Mark Twain that few of us know: the no-nonsense, successful American businessman.
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Building Brand Authenticity

7 Habits of Iconic Brands

Author: M. Beverland

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 0230250807

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 219

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The projection of authenticity is one of the key pillars of marketing. Research reveals that consumers seek authenticity through the brands they choose. Based on extensive research with consumers and brand managers this book offers seven guiding principles for building brand authenticity.
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Blood Lines

Author: Mel Odom

Publisher: Tyndale House Publishers, Inc.

ISBN: 1414330375

Category: Fiction

Page: 432

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When NCIS team member Shel McHenry discovers that his father is missing, he turns to Commander Will Coburn and the NCIS team. Their investigation takes them to Vietnam, where the team discovers a drug ring that has existed for more than 40 years.
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The NCIS Collection: Paid in Blood / Blood Evidence / Blood Lines

Author: Mel Odom

Publisher: NavPress

ISBN: 1496429400

Category: Fiction

Page: 1328

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This collection bundles all 3 titles from Mel Odom’s Military NCIS series into one e-book for a great value! #1 Paid in Blood The death of a fellow NCIS agent in North Carolina leads Will Coburn and his special team of naval crime-scene investigators to discover a drug-and-arms smuggling ring. The investigation leads them to a U.S. military base in South Korea. When a body is stolen from a crime scene, the team discovers that their suspect is not who he seems. Nuclear weapons have gone missing, and it’s a race against time as the NCIS team uncovers the true face of evil. #2 Blood Evidence While investigating the abduction/kidnapping of a marine captain’s teenage daughter, Will Coburn and his team of NCIS agents discover a link to a high-profile murder that took place more than seventeen years ago. As the team investigates, they discover a trail of lies, betrayal, and a political cover-up. Forensics specialist Nita Tomlinson will need a faith deeper than she can imagine as she struggles with the past and a family that she can no longer ignore. #3 Blood Lines Commander Will Coburn’s NCIS team is investigating the carjacking and assault of a young Marine and his wife. All evidence points to Bobby Lee Gant, son of the notorious criminal and suspected international drug smuggler Victor Gant. When NCIS agent Shel McHenry is wounded during a botched arrest, the team rallies around him even as Victor threatens retribution. Meanwhile, in west Texas, Shel’s father, Tyrel McHenry, struggles with his own demons as buried secrets from a war long since fought come to light. The path he chooses will change his—and Shel’s—life forever.
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Blind Buddy and Mojo's Blues Band

Author: Nan Mahon

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 1450220827

Category: Fiction

Page: 188

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Bad side of the blues From a dive in Memphis to Carnegie Hall, blues music has no permanent address. Guitarist and singer Blind Buddy O'Brian is fighting his way back to the top of the musical hill where he was before years of drugs and alcohol kept him in the low rent district. A new hit record rising on the charts is overshadowed by the murder of his band's singer, Nina. When the police find out that Buddy he is being used as a drug mule each time his band goes on tour, they tell him he could be the next victim. Buddy is side tracked by a cheating manager, a designing female police detective, and his own pride and arrogance. In spite of the best efforts of his girlfriend, Ivy, and his dog, Mojo, Buddy finds himself on the bad side of the blues.
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Breaking the Cycle

Stories from the edge

Author: Peter J Van

Publisher: Booktango

ISBN: 1468913751

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: N.A

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This book is my personal story about the struggles of growing up on welfare.supporting my family,and breaking the cycle of welfare through the faith and support of myself, my friends and my family. with that support I have been able to not only help myself but help others.
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