How Carrots Won the Trojan War

Curious (but True) Stories of Common Vegetables

Author: Rebecca Rupp

Publisher: Storey Publishing

ISBN: 1603427864

Category: Gardening

Page: 384

View: 818


Discover why Roman gladiators were massaged with onion juice before battle, how celery contributed to Casanova’s conquests, how peas almost poisoned General Washington, and why some seventeenth-century turnips were considered degenerate. Rebecca Rupp tells the strange and fascinating history of 23 of the world’s most popular vegetables. Gardeners, foodies, history buffs, and anyone who wants to know the secret stories concealed in a salad are sure to enjoy this delightful and informative collection.

The Donkey, the Carrot, and the Club

William C. Bullitt and Soviet-American Relations, 1917-1948

Author: Michael Cassella-Blackburn

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780275968205

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 287

View: 2546


Uses a prominent figure in Soviet-American relations to explain the successes and failures of diplomacy in a crucial historical era.

A Companion to Greek and Roman Political Thought

Author: Ryan K. Balot

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 111845135X

Category: History

Page: 688

View: 3569


Comprises 34 essays from leading scholars in history, classics, philosophy, and political science to illuminate Greek and Roman political thought in all its diversity and depth. Offers a broad survey of ancient political thought from Archaic Greece through Late Antiquity Approaches ancient political philosophy from both a normative and historical focus Examines Greek and Roman political thought within historical context and contemporary debate Explores the role of ancient political thought in a range of philosophies, such as the individual and community, human rights, religion, and cosmopolitanism

The Barnes & Noble Guide to Children's Books

Author: John Freeman

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780760720141

Category: Children

Page: 270

View: 9007


Highlights baby books, preschool and picture books, poetry and anthologies, early readers, fiction, special needs, award winners, and titles appropriate for toddlers. A section on how to use the internet to look for children's books is also included.

Entertainment Weekly 1998 Yearbook

Author: Time-Life Books

Publisher: Time Life Education

ISBN: 9781883013318

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 144

View: 2494


Celebrates the most popular and accomplished musicians, actors, and professional celebrities of the year, and includes a best and worst list of movies, television programs, music, and books.