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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The Art of Distilling Whiskey and Other Spirits

An Enthusiast's Guide to the Artisan Distilling of Potent Potables

Author: Bill Owens,Alan Dikty

Publisher: Quarry Books

ISBN: 1616735554

Category: Cooking

Page: 176

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This book is a backstage pass into the world of small-scale distilling of whiskies, gins, vodkas, brandies, and more. The reader, the ultimate spirits aficionado, will learn how water and grain are transformed into the full range exquisite, timeless liquors. There are few books available that explore the actual craft of distilling in such detail. Most of the other spirits books chronicle the historical side of the distilling world or focus on the flavors of various vintages. Our book will be the consummate insider's guide to distilling techniques. Bill Owens' original photography, the result of two cross-country road trips, offers comprehensive illustration of the microdistilling world.
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Liars and Legends

The Weirdest, Strangest, and Most Interesting Stories from the South

Author: Emily Ellison

Publisher: Thomas Nelson

ISBN: 1418557943

Category: History

Page: 192

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Everyone loves a good story. And Liars and Legends contains 40 of the South's most interesting and . . . well . . . just plain curious stories. This book grows out of the popular Turner South television show, Liars and Legends and will be promoted on the show. George Lindsey, who just began as host of the show, will be available for promotion as well. Attractively designed in a square format, each story will have 4 to 8 pictures that will enhance the story by letting the readers see for themselves the weird, strange, and interesting things that occur in the 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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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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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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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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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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Riverlands of the Anthropocene

Walking Our Waterways as Places of Becoming

Author: Margaret Somerville

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1351171100

Category: History

Page: 208

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This is an invitation to readers to ponder universal questions about human relations with rivers and water for the precarious times of the Anthropocene. The book asks how humans can learn through sensory embodied encounters with local waterways that shape the architecture of cities and make global connections with environments everywhere. The book considers human becomings with urban waterways to address some of the major conceptual challenges of the Anthropocene, through stories of trauma and healing, environmental activism, and encounters with the living beings that inhabit waterways. Its unique contribution is to bring together Australian Aboriginal knowledges with contemporary western, new materialist, posthuman and Deleuzean philosophies, foregrounding how visual, creative and artistic forms can assist us in thinking beyond the constraints of western thought to enable other modes of being and knowing the world for an unpredictable future. Riverlands of the Anthropocene will be of particular interest to those studying the Anthropocene through the lenses of environmental humanities, environmental education, philosophy, ecofeminism and cultural studies.
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