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An Innocent in Cuba

An Innocent in Cuba

  • Author: David McFadden
  • Publisher: McClelland & Stewart
  • ISBN: 0771061374
  • Category: Travel
  • Page: 408
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With An Innocent in Ireland (1995), David McFadden began his eccentric journeys to the heart of some of the world’s most unique island nations. Now McFadden rambles through the highs and lows of Cuba, home to cigars, Guantanamera, and of course Castro. The beautiful Caribbean landscape, along with Cuba’s rich history, culture, and uncertain future, lend themselves to the quirky eye and wry witticisms of our innocent Canadian guide. Poking into the nation’s many corners, McFadden offers a series of vignettes of the people, cities,villages, roads, and countryside of the island the author refers to as “the most famous little country in the world.” Warm and colourful, An Innocent in Cuba is a musical, sensuous, flirtatious, joyful tribute to the Cuban spirit in all its incarnations.

Cuban Studies 37

Cuban Studies 37

  • Author: Louis A. Pérez
  • Publisher: University of Pittsburgh Press
  • ISBN: 0822971089
  • Category: History
  • Page: 280
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Cuban Studies has been published annually by the University of Pittsburgh Press since 1985. Founded in 1970, it is the preeminent journal for scholarly work on Cuba. Each volume includes articles in both English and Spanish, a large book review section, and an exhaustive compilation of recent works in the field. Widely praised for its interdisciplinary approach and trenchant analysis of an array of topics, each volume features the best scholarship in the humanities and social sciences. Cuban Studies 37 includes articles on environmental law, economics, African influence in music, irreverent humor in postrevolutionary fiction, international education flow between the United States and Cuba, and poetry, among others. Beginning with volume 34 (2003), the publication is available electronically through Project MUSE®, an award-winning online database of full-text scholarly journals. More information can be found at http://muse.jhu.edu/publishers/pitt_press/.

An Innocent in Scotland

An Innocent in Scotland

More Curious Rambles and Singular Encounters

  • Author: David McFadden
  • Publisher: McClelland & Stewart
  • ISBN: 0771061366
  • Category: Travel
  • Page: 329
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In 1995, David W. McFadden published An Innocent in Ireland: Curious Rambles and Singular Encounters, a quirky and affectionate account of his travels around Ireland. In undertaking the trip, he chose as his guide H. V. Morton, the prolific travel writer of the 1920s and 1930s, whose In Search of Ireland (part of Morton’s famous In Search of... series) had been familiar to him since childhood. Now, setting out to explore Scotland, his family’s ancestral home, McFadden plans to use the same technique: to follow Morton’s route around the country, observing how things have changed and in what ways they remain the same. As in An Innocent in Ireland, however, his own inquiring mind and engaging personality take over, and Morton appears less and less as McFadden becomes increasingly absorbed by the landscape – and particularly by the people. Starting in the Lowlands, he travels through Burns country (examining verses that Burns is alleged to have inscribed on a Dumfries window with his diamond ring) and up the east coast to the Highlands. There he lingers by Loch Ness (spotting nothing but tourists), before heading over to the west coast and falling in love with it – particularly with the islands of Mull and Iona. Through the entire trip, McFadden charts an erratic course, led only by H. V. Morton and his own acute eye and very lively curiosity. As he does so, he records his extremely personal impressions, which are wry, amused – and often more astute than he lets on. The reader won’t find many of the traditional Scottish tourist sites in this account. Rather, as in An Innocent in Ireland, McFadden loves a good chat, and he wisely lets the many characters he meets speak for themselves. He gives generous attention to a variety of talkative barmen, hoteliers, shopkeepers, as well as to passersby that he encounters in the course of his travels. Their conversations, ranging from the instructive or humorous to the eccentric and even surreal, give a thoroughly entertaining view of a Scotland the guidebooks never reveal. Still quirky, affectionate, always ready to be intrigued or amused, David McFadden makes an ideal companion for any armchair traveller.

Canadian Book Review Annual

Canadian Book Review Annual

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9780973230178
  • Category: Books
  • Page: 688
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Quill & Quire

Quill & Quire

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Book industries and trade
  • Page: N.A
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American Book Publishing Record

American Book Publishing Record

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: American literature
  • Page: N.A
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Subject Guide to Books in Print

Subject Guide to Books in Print

An Index to the Publishers' Trade List Annual

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: American literature
  • Page: N.A
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An Innocent in Ireland

An Innocent in Ireland

Curious Rambles and Singular Encounters

  • Author: David McFadden
  • Publisher: McClelland & Stewart
  • ISBN: 0771061382
  • Category: Travel
  • Page: 320
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When writer David McFadden sets out on a tour of Ireland, he is determined to so do in a relatively innocent state. Using as a guide only In Search of Ireland, a 1930 title by travel writer H. V. Morton, he plans to follow the same route, to try to determine how things have changed and how they have remained the same. This he proceeds to do – at least at first. But soon he is wandering more and more erratically around the country, poking into any corner and musing over any sight that takes his fancy – from a cozy guest house in Kilcullen to the legendary Hill of Tara, from the south-coast pub run by twin sisters to the windswept reaches of the Ballaghbeama Gap. And increasingly he is drawn to the prehistoric monuments of ancient Ireland. As he goes, he records his very personal impressions in a clear-eyed and wryly humorous way. Wisely, McFadden also lets the many characters he meets speak for themselves; he loves a good chat and he gives ample space to the various loquacious barmen, shopkeepers, hoteliers, and passersby along the way. And of all the eccentric and appealing characters that he encounters, one of the most intriguing is his travelling companion, the mysterious Spanish chambermaid and poet Lourdes Brasil. Amusing, quirky, compassionate but unsentimental, An Innocent in Ireland is a treat for any armchair traveller.

Finding Mezcal

Finding Mezcal

A Journey into the Liquid Soul of Mexico, with 40 Cocktails

  • Author: Ron Cooper,Chantal Martineau
  • Publisher: Ten Speed Press
  • ISBN: 039957901X
  • Category: Cooking
  • Page: 272
  • View: 9271
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In this groundbreaking and deeply personal book, Ron Cooper--a leading voice in the artisanal mezcal movement, and the person largely responsible for popularizing the spirit in the United States--shares everything he knows about this storied, culturally rich, and now hugely in-demand spirit, along with 40 recipes. In 1990, artist Ron Cooper was collaborating with craftspeople in Oaxaca, Mexico, when he found mezcal--or, as he likes to say, mezcal found him. This traditional spirit was virtually unknown in the United States at the time, and Cooper founded Del Maguey Single Village Mezcal in order to import it. Finding Mezcal recounts Cooper's love affair with the spirit and the people who make it; its meteoric rise in popularity; and the delicate balance between sharing mezcal with the world and facilitating its preservation. Each chapter introduces a new mezcal, its producer, and its place of origin, while also covering mezcal production methods and the botany of the maguey (aka agave) plant, from which mezcal is distilled. Featuring 40 recipes developed for Del Maguey by chefs and bartenders from around the world, the book is copiously illustrated with photographs, as well as Cooper's artwork and that of his friend Ken Price, who illustrated Del Maguey's now-iconic labels.

The Age of Innocence

The Age of Innocence

  • Author: Edith Wharton
  • Publisher: Windsor Editions
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Man-woman relationships
  • Page: 364
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The Ladies' Book of Etiquette, and Manual of Politeness

The Ladies' Book of Etiquette, and Manual of Politeness

A Complete Handbook for the Use of the Lady in Polite Society ...

  • Author: Florence Hartley
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Etiquette
  • Page: 340
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The Ladies' Book of Etiquette, And Manual of Politeness: A Complete Handbook for the Use of the by Florence Hartley, first published in 1872, is a rare manuscript, the original residing in one of the great libraries of the world. This book is a reproduction of that original, which has been scanned and cleaned by state-of-the-art publishing tools for better readability and enhanced appreciation. Restoration Editors' mission is to bring long out of print manuscripts back to life. Some smudges, annotations or unclear text may still exist, due to permanent damage to the original work. We believe the literary significance of the text justifies offering this reproduction, allowing a new generation to appreciate it.

The Pearl of the Antilles

The Pearl of the Antilles

Or, An Artist in Cuba

  • Author: Walter Goodman
  • Publisher: London : H.S. King
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Cuba
  • Page: 304
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Amriika

Amriika

  • Author: M.G. Vassanji
  • Publisher: McClelland & Stewart
  • ISBN: 1551997096
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 424
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Amriika is a novel of betrayal, disillusionment, and discovery set in America during three highly charged decades in the nation’s history. In the late sixties, Ramji, a student from Dar es Salaam, East Africa, arrives in an America far different from the one he dreamed about, one caught up in anti-war demonstrations, revolutionary lifestyles, and spiritual quests. As Ramji finds himself pulled by the tumultuous currents of those troubled times, he is swept up in events whose consequences will haunt him for years to come. Decades later in a changed America, having recently left a marriage and a suburban existence, an older Ramji, passionately in love, finds himself drawn into a set of circumstances which hold terrifying reminders of the past and its unanswered questions.

You Can't Go Home Again

You Can't Go Home Again

  • Author: Thomas Wolfe
  • Publisher: Simon and Schuster
  • ISBN: 1451650485
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 638
  • View: 2196
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Brad Smith, a “funny, poignant, evocative” (Dennis Lehane) crime novelist, debuts a new series set in upstate New York featuring jack-of-all trades, Virgil Cain, who must clear his name of two murders while on the run from the law in this spirited country noir. Mickey Dupree is one of the most successful criminal attorneys in upstate New York, having never lost a capital murder case. That is the upside of being Mickey. The downside: Mickey has a lot of enemies and one of them drives the shaft of a golf club through his heart, leaving him dead in a sand trap at his exclusive country club. The cops, led by a dim-witted detective named Joe Brady, focus their attentions on Virgil Cain. Just two weeks earlier Virgil told a crowded bar that “somebody ought to blow Mickey’s head off,” after the slippery lawyer earned an acquittal for Alan Comstock, the man accused of murdering Virgil’s wife. Comstock, a legendary record producer, gun nut, and certifiable lunatic, has returned to his estate, where he lives with his wife, the long suffering Jane. It appears to Virgil that the fix is in when Brady immediately throws him into jail with no questions asked. In order to set things right, Virgil escapes from jail, determined to find Mickey’s killer himself. Aside from a smart and sexy detective named Claire Marchand, everybody is convinced that Virgil is the culprit. When Alan Comstock is discovered with six slugs in his body the day after Virgil’s escape, his guilt is almost assured. Now it is up to Virgil to convince everyone of his innocence—by finding the killer before he winds up as the next victim.

Passages from the American Note-books of Nathaniel Hawthorne

Passages from the American Note-books of Nathaniel Hawthorne

  • Author: Nathaniel Hawthorne
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Brook Farm
  • Page: 309
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Incidents of Travel in Central America, Chiapas and Yucatan

Incidents of Travel in Central America, Chiapas and Yucatan

Illustrated by Numerous Engravings : in Two Volumes

  • Author: John Lloyd Stephens
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category:
  • Page: 474
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The 4-Hour Work Week

The 4-Hour Work Week

Escape the 9-5, Live Anywhere and Join the New Rich

  • Author: Timothy Ferriss
  • Publisher: Random House
  • ISBN: 1446490599
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 416
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A new, updated and expanded edition of this New York Times bestseller on how to reconstruct your life so it's not all about work Forget the old concept of retirement and the rest of the deferred-life plan - there is no need to wait and every reason not to, especially in unpredictable economic times. Whether your dream is escaping the rat race, experiencing high-end world travel, earning a monthly five-figure income with zero management, or just living more and working less, this book is the blueprint. This step-by step guide to luxury lifestyle design teaches: * How Tim went from $40,000 dollars per year and 80 hours per week to $40,000 per MONTH and 4 hours per week * How to outsource your life to overseas virtual assistants for $5 per hour and do whatever you want * How blue-chip escape artists travel the world without quitting their jobs * How to eliminate 50% of your work in 48 hours using the principles of a forgotten Italian economist * How to trade a long-haul career for short work bursts and frequent 'mini-retirements'. This new updated and expanded edition includes: More than 50 practical tips and case studies from readers (including families) who have doubled their income, overcome common sticking points, and reinvented themselves using the original book as a starting point * Real-world templates you can copy for eliminating email, negotiating with bosses and clients, or getting a private chef for less than £5 a meal * How lifestyle design principles can be suited to unpredictable economic times * The latest tools and tricks, as well as high-tech shortcuts, for living like a diplomat or millionaire without being either.

Is Fidel Castro a Machiavellian Prince?

Is Fidel Castro a Machiavellian Prince?

  • Author: Alfred G. Cuzán
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Cuba
  • Page: 64
  • View: 5168
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The Revolutionary Marxism of Antonio Gramsci

The Revolutionary Marxism of Antonio Gramsci

  • Author: Frank Rosengarten
  • Publisher: BRILL
  • ISBN: 9004265759
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 212
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Gramsci’s interpretation of Marxism as a comprehensive conception of the world is the essential theme of this book. The discussion is aimed at illuminating the various ways in which Gramsci applied Marxist thought to political, cultural, and social issues.

The Making of Saint Louis

The Making of Saint Louis

Kingship, Sanctity, and Crusade in the Later Middle Ages

  • Author: Marianne Cecilia Gaposchkin
  • Publisher: Cornell University Press
  • ISBN: 9780801445507
  • Category: History
  • Page: 331
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M. Cecilia Gaposchkin reconstructs and analyzes the process that led to King Louis IX of France's canonization in 1297 and the consolidation and spread of his cult.