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Deep in the heart of the Louisiana swamp, there lives a poor fur trapper, his second wife, and his twins. The stepmother has a plan to leave the children in the swamp to alleviate the family's financial problems. See how the Cajun Hansel and Gretel outsmart her plan and escape from the witch who lures them into her cottage. Hardcover.
In recounting the history of the Cajuns from their Canadian beginnings through their migration south to Louisiana, Theriot conveys the spirit and resolve of a proud community. To know this spirit is to know what drives them to cook with such passion. From boiled crawfish, crabmeat au gratin, and shrimp gumbo to chicken étouffée, Chef Theriot has distilled the essence of Cajun cooking with his signature easy-to-follow, hearty recipes.
The only thing wilder than Oklahoma in the late nineteenth century are the tales that continue to surround it. In the days of the Wild West, Oklahoma was teeming with assassins, guerillas, hijackers, kidnappers, gangs, and misfits of every size and shape imaginable. Featuring such legendary characters as Billy the Kid, Bonnie and Clyde, Machine Gun Kelly, Belle Starr, and Pretty Boy Floyd, this book combines recorded fact with romanticized legend, allowing the reader to decide how much to believe.
The Lone Star State is known for producing and attracting vicious outlaws. Machine Gun Kelly, Billy the Kidd, and Clyde Barrow are just a few. These criminals terrorized civilians, inspiring both fear and awe and creating legends that would be handed down through generations. Tales of the state’s gunfights, robberies and kidnappings, heinous ne’er-do-wells, and noble lawmen bring to life a time before the West was tamed.
Santa is back for another Christmas journey across the world, and this time, he is loading his sleigh under the brilliance of the Northern Lights in the chilly Alaskan air. Armed with an ice scraper and snuggled inside his heavy red coat, Saint Nick prepares the team of flying caribou.
This alphabet book offers A is for the American Revolution, B is for the Battles of Lexington and Concord, and more. Each entry in this picture book for young readers includes one paragraph of relevant facts.
This second cookbook from Leah Chase—now in paperback—contains reflections on life, business, family, and friends, with the recipes that bring them all together. There are special menus from organizations that have gathered at the Dooky Chase Restaurant in New Orleans for years, “off the menu” specials prepared for customers with special needs or a craving for something different, and a number of classic Creole and gourmet recipes, with every recipe guaranteed to warm the heart and nourish the soul. Paperback.
Four generations of recipes from the kitchen of the Anderson House, the oldest continuously operating hotel in Minnesota, have gone into the making of The Anderson House Cookbook. Famous for its wonderful breads and desserts, the Anderson House has championed a tradition of homemade quality that has brought visitors flocking to the historic inn overlooking the Mississippi River.
Antietam: The Lost Order explains why Harper’s Ferry was key to the Union victory in September 1862, the importance of the location and timing of the Battle of Antietam, and how its outcome influenced the future of our country. The book concludes by analyzing what went wrong on the Union side, the lasting impact of finding the lost order, and finally, the fates of the major players. With as much emphasis given to human foibles as to troop movements, this book will appeal to a wide audience beyond Civil War devotees.
Arizona Humoresque, a collection of always humorous and often hilarious writing edited by noted Western folklorist C. L. Sonnichsen, adds a new chapter to the social history of the state. Covering the past century, excerpts range from Alfred Henry Lewis’s Wolfville series, which poked fun at the unhurried citizens of frontier Tombstone, to Barbara Kingsolver’s side-splitting account of trying to get a job and a place to stay in modern-day Tucson. Paperback.
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