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Since the introduction of the horse to early American society, horse theft has been a lucrative crime. This fascinating exposition details the history of organized horse-thief gangs and several of the most notorious criminals from the colonial era through World War II. Equally riveting is the development of groups dedicated to preventing horse theft, the most famous of which was the Anti-Horse Thief Association.
In this fascinating look at an often overlooked subject, historian Larry Wood delves into the hidden lives of the brave belles of Missouri. Sometimes connected by blood but always united in purpose, these wives, sisters, daughters, lovers, friends, and mothers risked their lives and their freedom to give aid and comfort to their menfolk.
Fans hungry for Buster Holmes’ flavors can use his very own recipes and, while a pot of beans simmers, walk down memory lane with historic photographs, facts, and anecdotes about the restaurant and its beloved owner introduced by a new foreword from award-winning food historian Poppy Tooker.
One sleepy morning, two hungry cowpokes decide to make a big, hot buttermilk biscuit. Cowboy Jack kneads the soft dough and adds three pats of butter and a smear of strawberry jam to give the buttermilk biscuit a face before setting the skillet on the fire to cook. When the biscuit is done cooking, out pops a buttermilk biscuit boy—and with him, a whole mess of trouble!
Itty Bitty Betty, the Storytelling Honeybee, collects stories instead of nectar like the other bees. She shares her “beeziness”, taking readers on a narrated journey introducing young and old alike to the real “buzz” on honeybees.
The Cabildo, one of the monumental buildings flanking St. Louis Cathedral, is an important historic building in the United States, and undoubtedly the most important surviving monument of the period of Spanish domination in Louisiana. This volume traces the history of the Cabildo, from its construction in 1769 and reconstruction in 1795 to its restoration in 1969. Paperback.
When it comes to French bistro fare, Café Degas offers the crème de la crème. Nestled in a historic neighborhood, under the oaks of Esplanade Avenue, the renowned establishment provides guests with a true New Orleans experience, away from the French Quarter. An inviting atmosphere upon arrival and an outdoor courtyard lends it an open feel. Eclectic, yet elegant, Café Degas possesses a certain flair that sets it apart from other restaurants in the city, making it a favorite among locals and visitors alike.
Grab your pot and filé and get ready for a delicious Cajun read with your little one. Cay Gibson has adapted a classic trickster tale to tell the story of young boy who lives with his Mama and Papa along the Atchafalaya Basin. When ’Ti Beau goes for a walk while wearing his fancy new clothes from the Mardi Gras festival, he attracts the attention of the swamp’s alligators, who threaten to sauté him and turn him into sauce piquante!
Gaston® the green-nosed alligator, the mischievous hero of Pelican’s famous Cajun Night Before Christmas®, leads young readers through the alphabet as he attempts to gain entrance to college. In the process, he gives them a clever and practical lesson in Cajun French.
Now you can bid friends and family the fondest Joyeux Noël with these fanciful Christmas cards that depict the covers of Pelican’s best-selling Cajun Night Before Christmas® and Gaston® the Green-Nosed Alligator, as well as selections from the interiors of these two modern classics. Flying alligators, moss-draped cypress trees, and the beautiful bayou will add a distinctively Cajun flavor to your Christmas greetings. Cards.
Cajun Columbus offers a slightly revised version of that historic venture, one in which a pivotal role is held by an intrepid Cajun named Pierre Lastrapes, whose descendents today inhabit the bayou country of South Louisiana. Pierre falls asleep in his pirogue and winds up in Spain, volunteering to use his navigational skills to lead Columbus and his hardy band of explorers across the “Atlantic Bayou” to the New World. Hardcover.
In a spicy and sweet sequel to her best-selling book, The Cajun Cornbread Boy, author Dianne de Las Casas brings to life a new friend for the Cornbread Boy—the sticky sweet Buttermilk Biscuit Girl.
Rascally raccoons, feisty foxes, and artful alligators aren’t the only creatures running wild in the bayou. With a peppercorn nose, a boudin mouth, chili-pepper eyes, and no small amount of cayenne pepper, the Cajun cornbread boy sprints through the swamps in shrimp boots and a cast-iron skillet hat, shouting as he dodges a number of perils along his way. When the boy meets an alligator who’d really like to have him for lunch, one of them is in for a truly spicy surprise!
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