Author: Henry Jeffreys
Publisher: Unbound Publishing
Winner of the Fortnum and Mason Best Debut Drink Book Award 2017 From renowned booze correspondent Henry Jeffreys comes this rich and full-bodied history of Britain and the Empire, told through the improbable but true stories of how the world’s favourite alcoholic drinks came to be. Read about how we owe the champagne we drink today to seventeenth-century methods for making sparkling cider; how madeira and India Pale Ale became legendary for their ability to withstand the long, hot journeys to Britain’s burgeoning overseas territories; and why whisky became the familiar choice for weary empire builders who longed for home. Jeffreys traces the impact of alcohol on British culture and society: literature, science, philosophy and even religion have reflections in the bottom of a glass. Filled to the brim with fascinating trivia and recommendations for how to enjoy these drinks today, you could even drink along as you read... So, raise your glass to the Empire of Booze!
Inside the Urban Underground of Dumpster Diving, Trash Picking, and Street Scavenging
Author: Jeff Ferrell
Publisher: NYU Press
Category: Social Science
Throughout this engaging narrative, full of a colorful cast of characters, from the mansion living suburbanites to the junk haulers themselves, Ferrell makes a persuasive argument about the dangers of over-consumption.
The Quest for Britishness, Britain, Britons, Britishness and The British
Author: Steve Lowe,Alan McArthur
Publisher: Hachette UK
Britishness: what does it really mean? Is it all a big con? Having skewered modern British life in the bestselling Is It Just Me or is Everything Shit?, Steve Lowe and Alan MacArthur set out to uncover the deep dark truth about Britain - its history, its myths and its people. Over the course of a year they watch Dorset Morris men dancing on a chalk-giant's thirty-foot-long erection, endure the Last Night of the Proms and search for a couple of pissed dragons under a hill in Wales. They ask Prince William what it means to be British, witness Scotland rising again (a bit), encounter terrifying Europhobe ladies in Surrey, and lose the will to live in Gibraltar. They also meet a lot of druids. Hilarious, timely and provocative, Blighty offers a brilliant, alternative vision of the island in the Atlantic that some people call Britain.
Author: David White
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
As in Rimbauds The Drunken Boat, Empire of Light will take you down a stream of consciousness stream in a rudderless boat to experience visions of ruin and beauty. This book explores a peculiarly American landscape of magnificence and decay, reveling in nightmarish and dreamlike events. The world of Empire of Light will fascinate you.
Author: Lee Torliatt
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
The high-tech paradise just north of San Francisco, known as the Redwood Empire, was once a land of vineyards, chicken ranches, orchards, and dairies. Using their own words and vintage photographs, here are the stories of the area's residents and their 100 years of history, from the lost glitter of the Gold Rush to end of World War II. The stories recalled here come from the reflections of the people who kept their towns and farms running on a daily basis. Among the voices heard in these chapters are Healdsburg's Ferguson family, pioneer survivors of the westward trail, and David Wharff, who brought the first chickens to Sonoma County, helping create the World's Egg Basket. Through the great Santa Rosa earthquake of 1906, to the devastating flu epidemic of World War I, to the Santa Rosa-Petaluma "Big Game" riot of 1943, these diary, interview, and newspaper accounts cover a century of rich history in the Redwood Empire.
Author: Andrew Klavan
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Jason Harrow's stable family life is threatened when his past comes back to haunt him in the person of a former lover who wants him to find her missing daughter, sending him into the heart of a murderous conspiracy.
Author: James McCormack
Publisher: Author House
A highly dsysfunctional family arrives in Long Island’s trendy Hamptons for their annual summer reunion. After a wild night of partying, the family matriarch, Harriett Aubrey Grace, is found dead in the basement, the victim of a horrible accident or a terrible crime. Through the eyes of the estate’s caretaker, Connelly, the reader relives Harriett’s succesful yet sad life and investigates her suspicious death and the sordid list of relatives that might be responsible for the crime. Connelly teams up with Harriett’s long estranged but beautiful daughter, Tush, and the duo rush headlong into a murky family history fraught with malevolence and perversion and their own combustible attraction nearly leads them to the brink of disaster. Bravery, heroism, love, hate, jealousy, rage and despair are only some of what the reader uncovers exploring Harriett’s empire, an empire that in the end proves to be little more than a pile of dirt.
Eine Geschichte aus dem finstersten Earl's Court
Author: Patrick Hamilton
Publisher: Dörlemann eBook
London 1939 - in der unerbittlichen Welt der Pubs in Earl’s Court gibt sich George Harvey Bone einer hilflosen Vernarrtheit hin: Netta ist kühl, voller Verachtung und - hoffnungslos begehrenswert. George treibt in einer Hölle der Trunkenheit. In seinen »toten« Momenten jedoch, wenn etwas in seinem Kopf »klick« macht, erkennt er ohne den geringsten Zweifel, daß er Netta töten muß ... In seinem düster-komischen Roman »Hangover Square« evoziert Patrick Hamilton die heruntergekommene, rauchverhangene Welt der Pubs, Pensionen und versoffenen Philosophen - in einem London voller dunkler Vorahnungen in den Monaten vor Kriegsausbruch.
The Birth, High Times and the Corruption of Atlantic City
Author: Nelson Johnson
Publisher: Random House
Through most of the 20th century, Atlantic City, New Jersey, was controlled by a powerful partnership of local politicians and racketeers. Funded by payoffs from gambling rooms, bars and brothels, this corrupt alliance reached full bloom during the reign of Enoch 'Nucky' Johnson - the second of the three bosses to head the Republican machine that dominated city politics and society. In Boardwalk Empire, Nucky Johnson, Louis 'the Commodore' Kuehnle, Frank 'Hap' Farley, and Atlantic City itself spring to life in all their garish splendour. Author Nelson Johnson traces 'AC' from its birth as a quiet seaside health resort, through the corruption, notorious backroom politics and power struggles, to the city's rebirth as an international entertainment and gambling mecca where anything goes. Boardwalk Empire is the true story that inspired the epic HBO series starring Steve Buscemi, Michael Pitt and Kelly Macdonald. 'As good, if not better, than the television series' Independent
Author: George Orwell
Publisher: Diogenes Verlag AG
»Orwell kennen die meisten Leser nur als düsteren ›Big Brother‹-Visionär - die wenigsten wissen, daß der Autor einige Jahre als Kolonialbeamter in Burma tätig war. Vor diesem Erfahrungshintergrund entfaltet er die Geschichte eines britischen Diplomaten in einem burmesischen Außenposten. Lesenswert vor allem wegen der Schilderungen der Landeskultur - und George Orwells bitterböser Abrechnung mit der britischen Kolonial-Mentalität.«
Gender, Race, and the Making of British Columbia, 1849-1871
Author: Adele Perry
Publisher: University of Toronto Press
Perry examines the efforts of a loosely connected group of reformers to transform a colonial environment into one that more closely adhered to the practices of respectable, middle-class European society.
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Author: Richard Greene,Rachel Robison-Greene
Publisher: Open Court
From Machiavellian city officials to big time mobsters (such as Arnold Rothstein, Lucky Luciano, and Al Capone) to corrupt beat cops to overzealous G-men to suffragettes to abolitionists to innocent citizens caught in the crossfire, Boardwalk Empire is replete with philosophically compelling characters who find themselves in philosophically interesting situations. As Boardwalk Empire is based on historical events, political figures and mobsters, the philosophical issues raised bear on “real life” in the way the few fictional television shows and movies do. We see parallels with the events in Boardwalk Empire and contemporary political events, and between the characters in Boardwalk Empire (good, bad, and ambiguous) and contemporary figures. It is one of the most popular HBO television shows ever and its popularity is on the rise. In this volume, twenty philosophers address issues in political philosophy, ethics, aesthetics, feminism, and metaphysics. Gregory Littman analyzes Nucky Thomson as a Machiavellian Prince. In contrast, Richard Greene casts Thomson in the role of a Nietzschean superman. Michael Da Silva looks at the complex relationship between Nucky and Jimmy (Nucky’s young protégé). Jimmy feels resentment towards Nucky for the role he played in bringing together Jimmy’s father and his very young mother. Is this resentment justified given that Jimmy would never have come into existence had his parents not met? Is there a moral difference between the harm that Nucky allowed to happen and the direct harm caused by Jimmy’s father? Don Fallis considers the ethics of lying in the seedy world of bootlegging. Agent Van Allen’s unique religious attitudes bring a warped sense of morality to the Boardwalk universe. Roberto Sirvent brings to light the moral character of Van Alden’s God. Thomson advises to “never let the truth get in the way of a good story.” Rod Carveth explores the role that storytelling pays in the series and Cam Cobb illustrates the role of deception. Pat Brace and Maria Kingsbury address “Outsiders, Alcohol and All That Jazz”—the aesthetics of Boardwalk Empire and the prohibition era. Margaret Schroeder is used as a vehicle for the female voice of the era. Rachel Robison-Greene discusses the role that gender plays in the direction of the series. Ron Hirschbein lends a Freudian Analysis. This book is directed at thoughtful fans of Boardwalk Empire. It’s the only book to address the popular show from a thoughtful yet instantly readable perspective.
Author: Henry Jeffreys
Publisher: Gibbs Smith
Includes more than 30 recipes for cocktails and aperitifs Whether you desire a small, selectively stocked bar cart or are planning a bespoke entertaining space in your home, this book is a beautiful and indispensible guide to enjoying drinks at home, anytime. The Home Bar traces the cultural history of social drinking and bar design, and how this translates into highly desirable and stylish bars in a home setting. You will find advice on everything from the best bar surface to how to make and store ice, from cocktail shakers to stools, from stirrers to selecting the best glassware. For the discerning drinker fascinated by the mystique of soda syphons, cocktail kits, and seriously interesting aperitifs and digestives, there are tips on how to build up an enviable drinks collection. With a comprehensive selection of more than thirty superlative cocktail recipes, this is a fascinating and informative aid to stocking and enjoying your own home bar. Styles of bars in the book include: drinks trays and bar carts cupboard and cabinet urban speakeasy poolside grandeur hotel chic 70s retro, and more! Henry Jeffreys is a respected drinks journalist who writes for the Guardian, The Spectator, Financial Times and his own Henry's World of Booze blog. He is the author of the bestselling book Empire of Booze.
Alcohol in the Hard-Boiled Novel
Author: Rita Elizabeth Rippetoe
Category: Literary Criticism
The hard-bitten PI with a bottle of bourbon in his desk drawer—it’s an image as old as the genre of hard-boiled detective fiction itself. Alcohol has long been an important element of detective fiction, but it is no mere prop. Rather, the treatment of alcohol within the works informs and illustrates the detective’s moral code, and casts light upon the society’s attitudes towards drink. This examination of the role of alcohol in hard-boiled detective fiction begins with the genre’s birth, in an era strongly influenced and affected by prohibition, and follows both the genre’s development and its relation to our changing understanding of and attitudes towards alcohol and alcoholism. It discusses the works of Dashiell Hammett, Raymond Chandler, Mickey Spillane, Robert B. Parker, Lawrence Block, Marcia Muller, Karen Kijewski and Sue Grafton. There are bibliographies of both the primary and critical texts, and an index of authors and works.
Author: William W. Johnstone,J.A. Johnstone
THE GREATEST WESTERN WRITERS OF THE 21ST CENTURY Bestselling Western novelists William W. Johnstone and J.A. Johnstone have created a new hero of the Texas frontier: Jess Casey, cowboy, lawman, gunfighter. “STAY THE HELL OUT OF FORT WORTH.” Those were the last words uttered by a dying man who was the boomtown’s most recent sheriff. Rail-thin and half starved, desperate cowpuncher Jess Casey ignores the travel advice. Instead, Jess not only enters Fort Worth, he becomes the new sheriff, inheriting the body-riddled little slice of heaven called Hell’s Half Acre, the wide-open, deadliest piece of real estate on the American frontier. Hell’s Half Acre is home to Kurt Koenig and his gang-run empire of booze, prostitution, and wholesale slaughter. For Koenig, the only good lawman is a dead one, and he puts a pretty price on Jess Casey’s head. For Jess Casey, that means war. Against him are the frontier’s fastest draw and a host of murderous triggers. On his side are decades of rock-hard Texas living, a couple of ne’er-do-well deputies, and the good sense to do all his talking behind the barrel of a fast-blazing gun… Also Available in Audiobook
Author: Carys Davies
Publisher: Luchterhand Literaturverlag
Carys Davies hat eine »eine traurig schöne Geschichte« (The Times) geschrieben über die tiefe Sehnsucht, alles hinter sich zu lassen und seinem Leben einen neuen Sinn zu geben. Ein Buch über den Mythos des amerikanischen Westens, die Sehnsucht nach dem Unbekannten und die Verletzlichkeit des Menschen. Pennsylvania, im Jahr 1815: Der einfache, gutherzige Maultierzüchter Cy Bellman findet keine Ruhe mehr, seit er in der Zeitung von einer unglaublichen Entdeckung gelesen hat. Um seinem Traum nachzujagen, bringt er das größte Opfer und lässt seine 12-jährige Tochter Bess in der Obhut ihrer ruppigen Tante zurück. Während Bess auf sich allein gestellt zur Frau wird, erlebt Bellman im tiefen Westen ein Abenteuer, das sich völlig anders entwickelt als erwartet.
Girls Wearing Black #2
Author: Spencer Baum
Publisher: Spencer Baum
Still reeling from the events of the Homecoming Masquerade, Nicky Bloom must prepare for the second event of the Coronation contest: The Festival of the Moon. A week-long celebration of the immortals and the girls vying to become one, the Festival of the Moon begins with a wild party in the woods and ends with a date auction, where all the boys of the Thorndike senior class bid for the right to wine and dine one of the girls wearing black. With help from Jill Wentworth and the rest of the Network, Nicky dives headfirst into the world of lust, gossip, and intrigue that is Thorndike Academy. And as she and the other girls wearing black struggle for position, Nicky must keep her true identity a secret, not only from the other students at school, but from the vampire who is watching her every move.
Author: Guy VanAmburg
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
The Prince of Rockport Synopsis He escaped from the confines of an obscure orphanage in the North of Wales at the age of thirteen. He had been held there as a virtual prisoner for as long as he could remember. After making his way South to Cardiff, he was able to sign on to a deep water ship as cabin boy and his future seemed more secure. In his mid twenties he had achieved his Master Mariners papers and a life that had become well ordered and successful. After years of battling the monsters of his past he was finally able to force them firmly behind him. They were buried forever, or so he thought, until an arranged meeting with a retired bishop at St. Teilos Church in Cardiff. On the very eve of his departure for Nova Scotia to take command of a new vessel from the Mackay Shipyard, the mysterious bishop revealed to him the startling details of his past. The scandal of the young Prince of Wales, and the royal cover-up of the events at the British military encampment at the Curragh. When the young Captain Theophilus Harris arrived at Rockport Nova Scotia in May of 1887, he stepped into the complicated world of Cornelius MacKay, his daughter Annie, and the ghosts from their pasts. Theo knew that he had three distinct life changing courses which he must follow. He must see his vessel and cargo to the completion of her maiden voyage to the orient and back to New York, and he must, as directed by the Bishop, visit an elderly woman in a flat above H. Griffiths store at 72 Pool Street in Caernarvon Wales. Amy Thurston, if she was still alive, held the keys and the relics of his improbable past. Then he must, with all haste, return to Rockport and to Annie. But would she wait for him?
Author: Tom Franklin
Publisher: Pulp Master
Als die neunzehnjährige Tina Rutherford verschwindet, ist jedem in Chabot, Mississippi klar, wer dafür verantwortlich ist. Denn 25 Jahre zuvor war schon die junge Cindy Walker nach einem Date mit dem Nachbarssohn Larry Ott spurlos verschwunden. Für das Verbrechen konnte Larry aus Mangel an Beweisen nie verurteilt werden, wurde aber fortan gemieden und lebte in ritualisierter Einsamkeit. Erneut unter Verdacht, ist sein Haus vermehrt Ziel betrunkener Rednecks; er wird angeschossen und der junge schwarze Constable Silas Jones mit den lästigen Ermittlungen betraut – eine gemeinsame Vergangenheit und ein dunkles Geheimnis verbinden ihn mit Larry. Schon Faulkner wusste, dass sich die Vergangenheit nicht beerdigen lässt, und in Franklins Südstaaten-Roman um Freundschaft, Verrat und Alltagsrassismus brechen alte Wunden auf und offenbaren, dass man, getrieben von Furcht und Feigheit, schlimme Fehler begehen kann.