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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.
This new collection describes the struggle for law and order from the earliest days of Arizona settlement until 1912. The Gunfight at the O.K. Corral and Pleasant Valley War, the largest range war in American history, are two major gunfights in the state’s history. In a mélange of stories from popular history authors Laurence J. Yadon and Dan Anderson, this work not only describes what happened in the Old West days of Arizona, but why it happened.
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.
Migrating northward from South and Central America more than a hundred years ago, this strange-looking animal can be readily identified by its tough, scale-like coat of armor, elongated snout, and its propensity for doing battle with eighteen-wheel vehicles on America's highways. Despite its lemming-like compulsion for self-destruction, the armadillo survives in large numbers and, as this volume duly records, continues to impose its presence on modern society. Paperback.
Author Doris Fisher traces the journey of camels from Africa to Texas in 1856 for use as the very first US Camel Corps. Young readers will delight in the illustrations as they learn about this little-known part of American history. Although the camels initially were not accepted by the locals, the people of Texas came to respect their strength and endurance as they transported US Army supplies through the desert.
Each of the famous recipes in Arnaud's Restaurant Cookbook has been carefully adapted for use in the home kitchen, including Arnaud’s Oyster Soup, Trout Meuniere, Oysters Arnaud and Bienville, as well as the restaurant's spectacular dishes for special occasions from weddings to Mardi Gras. Evocative photographs capture diners basking in the joy of Arnaud meals.
Brazil is known for its bold flavors, ripe fruits and vegetables, and fresh fish, meats, and herbs, as well as for its thriving culture and beautiful landscape. From the stalls of the São Paulo feiras (street markets) to the kitchen table, this delectable cookbook gives readers a taste of the regional foods of Brazil—where African, Portuguese, and Indian cooking come together—and of the contemporary dishes of São Paulo. One of the few Brazilian cookbooks written by an American-born author, this compilation features authentic Brazilian cuisine adapted for the American palate.
The first book to bring together, in color, such a large selection of Greenaway’s work. Kate Greenaway’s illustrations for children’s books have become synonymous with an English childhood, a world where children dance in flowery meadows and nursery rhyme characters find a life both beautiful and innocent. Hardcover.
For more than forty years, world-renowned artist Alan Flattmann has used pastels to capture the world around him in vibrant hues. His works reflect what he refers to as the modern pastel renaissance, an era that deviates from the traditionally perceived seventeenth-century use of pastels. Veering away from the conventional practice of using light tints and delicate touch to produce powdery coiffures, the modern pastel renaissance approaches its subjects with passion and color, attracting new audiences to the craft.
Polish gourmet traditions are as old as Polish culture, which has written history over a thousand years. And here is the definitive Polish cookbook, The Art of Polish Cooking, containing 500 authentic recipes which reflect the proud traditions of this ancient country. This cookbook is complete with recipes for hors d'oeuvres, soups, entrees, vegetables, pastries, desserts, and beverages. Special holiday menus are also presented, along with charming descriptions of traditional Polish feasts and celebrations.
For thousands of years, Romania, the easternmost outpost of the Roman Empire, was traversed by a number of tribes in search of riches or land to claim. In much the same way that these people’s language became absorbed, they left behind many traces of their own ways of preparing food for a lasting influence on Romanian cooking. This cookbook provides a solid introduction to a fascinating cuisine that blends Turkish, Hungarian, Greek, Slavic, and French influences into a cooking style that is at once earthy, complex, and satisfying, but is also easy to prepare.
Follow Henri, the French artist mouse living in a French country house, as he tries to paint the perfect Christmas gift for a very special friend.
Arturo and his grandmother return in this charming bilingual sequel.
It’s time to decorate the árbol de Navidad with Arturo and his grandmother, Abue Rosa, in this bilingual Christmas story. Children will learn Spanish vocabulary as well as the lessons of responsibility and forgiveness. Grandparents and parents alike will take pleasure in imparting this message about the importance of intergenerational relationships and family memories. Abue Rosa shares with Arturo the family story surrounding each ornament as it is hung. But what happens when Arturo plays with—and breaks—a glass bird? Journey through Arturo’s family history to find out in this unique and touching holiday tale.
The syndicated editorial cartoonist of the Gazette Telegraph (Colorado Springs) expresses outrage at the assaults on our freedom, at the loss of liberties, and at the destruction of the very fabric of our society.
Dr. Robert M. Craig defines the two distinct styles emerging between the 1920s and the 1960s-Art Deco and Modern Classic. A convincing commentary on these unique structures that have come to grace Atlanta. Hardcover.
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