The Curious Bartender's Rum Revolution

Discover why rum is becoming the hottest spirit in the world right now with the latest and greatest offering from bestselling author and master mixologist Tristan Stephenson

Author: Tristan Stephenson

Publisher: Ryland Peters & Small

ISBN: 1788790073

Category: Cooking

Page: 224

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Discover why rum is becoming the hottest spirit in the world right now with the latest and greatest offering from bestselling author and master mixologist Tristan Stephenson.
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Aesthetics and the Revolutionary City

Real and Imagined Havana

Author: James Clifford Kent

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319640305

Category: Political Science

Page: 226

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This book explores alternative ways of understanding Havana both as an imagined political construct and as a cultural product. It provides a vision of how and why we see the city as we do and evaluates the ways in which images of Havana have been (mis)constructed in the global imaginary. Bringing out interactions and tensions between real and imaginary spaces, it examines the political implications of unique spatial and metaphorical representations of the city and explores the crucial role that image-makers and cultural producers have played in the global perception of Havana through photography, material culture and documentary film.
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The Curious Bartender's Whiskey Road Trip

A coast to coast tour of the most exciting whiskey distilleries in the US, from small-scale craft operations to the behemoths of bourbon

Author: Tristan Stephenson

Publisher: Ryland Peters & Small

ISBN: 9781788791595

Category: Cooking

Page: 384

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Buckle up and join bestselling author and whiskey connoisseur Tristan Stephenson on a Stateside tour and learn all there is to know about the finest whiskey and bourbon America has to offer. Whiskey in America is a regional product that has evolved in different ways and at a differing pace depending on where you go. Tristan Stephenson’s road trip enabled him to visit more than 40 unique distilleries, from long-established makers in the states that are the spiritual home of the industry—Kentucky and Tennessee—to newer craft-distillers in Indiana, Pennsylvania and even California and Texas. In his own unique style, which is both fiercely entertaining and meticulously well-researched, Tristan weaves together the full and fascinating story of American whiskey, from its history and production methods to the origins of iconic cocktails still enjoyed in bars around the world today.
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A Cuban Refugee's Journey to the American Dream

The Power of Education

Author: Gerardo M. González

Publisher: Indiana University Press

ISBN: 0253035562

Category: BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY

Page: 168

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In February 1962, three years into Fidel Castro’s rule of their Cuban homeland, the González family—an auto mechanic, his wife, and two young children—landed in Miami with a few personal possessions and two bottles of Cuban rum. As his parents struggled to find work, eleven-year-old Gerardo struggled to fit in at school, where a teacher intimidated him and school authorities placed him on a vocational track. Inspired by a close friend, Gerardo decided to go to college. He not only graduated but, with hard work and determination, placed himself on a path through higher education that brought him to a deanship at the Indiana University School of Education. In this deeply moving memoir, González recounts his remarkable personal and professional journey. The memoir begins with Gerardo’s childhood in Cuba and recounts the family’s emigration to the United States and struggles to find work and assimilate, and González's upward track through higher education. It demonstrates the transformative power that access to education can have on one person’s life. Gerardo’s journey came full circle when he returned to Cuba fifty years after he left, no longer the scared, disheartened refugee but rather proud, educated, and determined to speak out against those who wished to silence others. It includes treasured photographs and documents from González’s life in Cuba and the US. His is the story of one immigrant attaining the American Dream, told at a time when the fate of millions of refugees throughout the world, and Hispanics in the United States, especially his fellow Cubans, has never been more uncertain.
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The American language

an inquiry into the development of English in the United States. The 4th ed. and the two supplements, abridged, with annotations and new material

Author: Henry Louis Mencken

Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf

ISBN: N.A

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 777

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A modified edition of Mencken's classic analysis of American English
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Romance on the Road

Traveling Women who Love Foreign Men

Author: Jeannette Belliveau

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 410

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This book is the complete reference for anyone who wants to learn about a hidden phenomenon that affects hundreds of thousands of traveling women and foreign men: Instant vacation love affairs that banish loneliness, provide cultural insights, offer one-on-one, hand-to-hand foreign aid to the world's poor, create international children and sometimes even change the course of history. Romance on the Road is bound to become a landmark title revealing how the rules that once bound women to choose only "socially appropriate" mates have begun to crumble, as female executives and heiresses gallivant with penniless but charming beach boys around the world, from Kenya to Jamaica to Thailand. Author Jeannette Belliveau examines all facets of romance on the road, with chapters on every world region known to attract female sex travelers (from Southern Europe to the Caribbean, Africa, India, Southeast Asia, Latin America, the Middle East and Oceania), an extensive look at the reasons for love journeys, stunning new material on women who traveled for love in centuries past, and roundups on typical experiences, portrayals in film and literature, ethics, etiquette and health, and predictions for the future.
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