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Sugar Money

Sugar Money

  • Author: Jane Harris
  • Publisher: Faber & Faber
  • ISBN: 0571336965
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 320
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The stunning return from the Orange Prize shortlisted author of The Observations and Gillespie and I 'A vivid, perfectly paced tale of slavery and freedom, innocence and experience, love and despair, Sugar Money is told in an unforgettably beautiful language. What a stunning writer Jane Harris is, mastering an extremely harrowing and complex subject and making it into art.' AMANDA CRAIG Martinique, 1765, and brothers Emile and Lucien are charged by their French master, Father Cleophas, with a mission. They must return to Grenada, the island they once called home, and smuggle back the 42 slaves claimed by English invaders at the hospital plantation in Fort Royal. While Lucien, barely in his teens, sees the trip as a great adventure, the older and worldlier Emile has no illusions about the dangers they will face. But with no choice other than to obey Cleophas - and sensing the possibility, however remote, of finding his first love Celeste - he sets out with his brother on this 'reckless venture'. With great characters, a superb narrative set up, and language that is witty, bawdy and thrillingly alive, Sugar Money is a novel to treasure.

Das Vermächtnis der Magd

Das Vermächtnis der Magd

Roman

  • Author: Jane Harris
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9783442203055
  • Category:
  • Page: 506
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Schottland, 1863: Die verzweifelte, 15-jährige Irin Bessy findet Arbeit als Dienstmädchen bei einer freundlichen, aber seltsamen jungen Frau und findet heraus, dass ihre Vorgängerin vor kurzem ums Leben gekommen ist.

Das Salz-Zucker-Fett-Komplott

Das Salz-Zucker-Fett-Komplott

Wie die Lebensmittelkonzerne uns süchtig machen

  • Author: Michael Moss
  • Publisher: Ludwig
  • ISBN: 3641129621
  • Category: Health & Fitness
  • Page: 624
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Essen kann tödlich sein – wie Nestlé, Kellogg’s, Kraft & Co. unsere Gesundheit aufs Spiel setzen Minneapolis, April 1999: Bei einem geheimen Treffen kommen die Geschäftsführer der zwölf größten Nahrungsmittelkonzerne der USA – darunter Nestlé, Coca-Cola und Kraft – zusammen. Auf ihrer Agenda: die weltweit zunehmende Fettleibigkeit. Ihre Sorge: Immer häufiger werden industriell hergestellte Lebensmittel mit ihren Unmengen an Salz, Zucker und Fett für die Gewichtsprobleme der Menschen verantwortlich gemacht. Ein Vorstandsmitglied von Kraft appelliert an das Gewissen seiner Kollegen. Doch unvermittelt ist das Treffen zu Ende ... Fünfzehn Jahre später ist nicht nur die Anzahl der Fettleibigen massiv angestiegen, immer öfter werden auch Krankheiten wie Diabetes, Bluthochdruck, Arthrose, Brust- und Darmkrebs mit unserem immensen Konsum von industriell erzeugten Nahrungsmitteln in Zusammenhang gebracht. Milliarden werden investiert, um die perfekte Mischung an Salz, Zucker und Fett zu finden, die uns süchtig macht nach immer mehr. Michael Moss öffnet uns die Augen für die skrupellosen Geschäftsmethoden der Nahrungsmittel-Multis. Alarmierend, spannend, zukunftsweisend: Sein Buch wird unseren Blick auf unsere Essgewohnheiten für immer verändern.

The Sugar Barons

The Sugar Barons

  • Author: Matthew Parker
  • Publisher: Random House
  • ISBN: 1446473104
  • Category: History
  • Page: 480
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For 200 years after 1650 the West Indies were the most fought-over colonies in the world, as Europeans made and lost immense fortunes growing and trading in sugar - a commodity so lucrative that it was known as white gold. Young men, beset by death and disease, an ocean away from the moral anchors of life in Britain, created immense dynastic wealth but produced a society poisoned by war, sickness, cruelty and corruption. The Sugar Barons explores the lives and experiences of those whose fortunes rose and fell with the West Indian empire. From the ambitious and brilliant entrepreneurs, to the grandees wielding power across the Atlantic, to the inheritors often consumed by decadence, disgrace and madness, this is the compelling story of how a few small islands and a handful of families decisively shaped the British Empire.

Manchild in the Promised Land

Manchild in the Promised Land

  • Author: Claude Brown,Nathan McCall
  • Publisher: Simon and Schuster
  • ISBN: 1451626673
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Page: 416
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Traces the author's experiences as a first-generation African American raised in the Northern ghettos of Harlem in the mid-20th century, an upbringing marked by violence, drugs and devastating urban disadvantages.

Der Atem der Welt

Der Atem der Welt

  • Author: Carol Birch
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9783458359692
  • Category:
  • Page: 393
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Ich wünschte, ich könnte dich hassen

Ich wünschte, ich könnte dich hassen

  • Author: Lucy Christopher
  • Publisher: Chicken House
  • ISBN: 364692070X
  • Category: Juvenile Fiction
  • Page: 368
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Du hast mich zuerst gesehen. Auf dem Flughafen, an jenem Tag im August. Dein intensiver Blick, noch nie hat mich jemand so angeschaut. Ich hab dir vertraut. Dann hast du mich entführt. Raus aus meinem Leben, weg von allem, was ich kannte. Hinein ins Nirgendwo, in Sand und Hitze und Dreck und Gefahr. Du hast geglaubt, dass ich mich in dich verliebe. Und dort im Nirgendwo, in Sand und Hitze und Dreck und Gefahr, hab ich mich in dich verliebt. Doch ich wünschte, ich könnte dich hassen. Die Geschichte einer Entführung - sensibel, verstörend, dramatisch.

Goodbye Zucker

Goodbye Zucker

Zuckerfrei glücklich in 8 Wochen - Mit 108 Rezepten

  • Author: Sarah Wilson
  • Publisher: Goldmann Verlag
  • ISBN: 3641154642
  • Category: Cooking
  • Page: 224
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Jeder kennt ihn, diesen Heißhunger auf Süßes: ruckzuck ist statt einem Stückchen Schokolade gleich die ganze Tafel weg. Wie man sich vom Zucker und seinen Tücken befreien kann, verrät uns die Australierin Sarah Wilson mit ihrem einfachen 8-Wochen-Entzuckerungsprogramm. Auf dieses Buch haben viele gewartet, denn die trendigen Rezeptideen mit vielen süßen Alternativen stehen ganz unter dem Motto: Naschen erlaubt – – aber gesund und mit Spaß!

Tropical Babylons

Tropical Babylons

Sugar and the Making of the Atlantic World, 1450-1680

  • Author: Stuart B. Schwartz
  • Publisher: UNC Press Books
  • ISBN: 0807895628
  • Category: History
  • Page: 368
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The idea that sugar, plantations, slavery, and capitalism were all present at the birth of the Atlantic world has long dominated scholarly thinking. In nine original essays by a multinational group of top scholars, Tropical Babylons re-evaluates this so-called "sugar revolution." The most comprehensive comparative study to date of early Atlantic sugar economies, this collection presents a revisionist examination of the origins of society and economy in the Atlantic world. Focusing on areas colonized by Spain and Portugal (before the emergence of the Caribbean sugar colonies of England, France, and Holland), these essays show that despite reliance on common knowledge and technology, there were considerable variations in the way sugar was produced. With studies of Iberia, Madeira and the Canary Islands, Hispaniola, Cuba, Brazil, and Barbados, this volume demonstrates the similarities and differences between the plantation colonies, questions the very idea of a sugar revolution, and shows how the specific conditions in each colony influenced the way sugar was produced and the impact of that crop on the formation of "tropical Babylons--multiracial societies of great oppression. Contributors: Alejandro de la Fuente, University of Pittsburgh Herbert Klein, Columbia University John J. McCusker, Trinity University Russell R. Menard, University of Minnesota William D. Phillips Jr., University of Minnesota Genaro Rodriguez Morel, Seville, Spain Stuart B. Schwartz, Yale University Eddy Stols, Leuven University, Belgium Alberto Vieira, Centro de Estudos Atlanticos, Madeira

Der große Trip zu dir selbst

Der große Trip zu dir selbst

Ungeschminkter Rat für die Liebe, das Leben und andere Katastrophen

  • Author: Cheryl Strayed
  • Publisher: Kailash Verlag
  • ISBN: 364118679X
  • Category: Self-Help
  • Page: 384
  • View: 5804
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Das neue Buch von Cheryl Strayed – Autorin des Nr.-1-Bestsellers »Wild – Der große Trip« Cheryl Strayed begeisterte Millionen Menschen mit ihrem Weltbestseller »Der große Trip«. Doch wir brauchen uns nicht in die Wildnis zu begeben, um uns selbst zu finden, das Leben fordert uns jeden Tag heraus: Wir verlieren einen geliebten Menschen, werden betrogen, können Rechnungen nicht bezahlen. Oder: Wir ergattern den Traumjob, haben den besten Sex unseres Lebens, schreiben die erste Zeile unseres Romans. Cheryl Strayed beantwortete jahrelang Fragen von Online-Lesern zu Liebe, Sex, Freundschaft, Arbeit und Sinn. Dieses Buch versammelt das Herzstück ihrer Ratschläge zum Selbstfindungsabenteuer Leben – unverblümt, offen, mitfühlend und herzzerreißend ehrlich.

PAC Money and Congressional Voting on U.S. Farm Legislation

PAC Money and Congressional Voting on U.S. Farm Legislation

  • Author: Jonathan Charles Brooks
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category:
  • Page: 234
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REPORT OF THE COMMISSIONERS APPOINTED TO INQUIRE INTO THE EXISTENCE OF CORRUPT PRACTICES AT ELECTIONS

REPORT OF THE COMMISSIONERS  APPOINTED TO INQUIRE INTO THE EXISTENCE OF CORRUPT PRACTICES AT ELECTIONS

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
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Midnight in St Petersburg

Midnight in St Petersburg

  • Author: Vanora Bennett
  • Publisher: Random House
  • ISBN: 1448107601
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 480
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Set in St Petersburg during the Russian Revolution, a sweeping novel of love and loss as one woman fights for her own personal survival - and for the man she loves. By the acclaimed author of Blood Royal and Queen of Silks. St Petersburg,1911: Inna Feldman has fled the pogroms of her native Kiev to take refuge with distant relatives in Russia’s capital city. Welcomed into the flamboyant Leman family, she is apprenticed into their violin-making workshop, and feels instantly at home in their bohemian circle of friends. But revolution is in the air and, as society begins to fracture, she is forced to choose between following her heart or her head. Her brooding cousin, Yasha is wild, destructive and bent on rebellion. While Horace, the Englishman who works for Fabergé, promises security and respectability. As the city descends into anarchy and blood-letting, Inna is offered a chance to escape. But which man will she choose to take with her? And is she already too late?

Malaysia In The Era Of Globalization

Malaysia In The Era Of Globalization

  • Author: M. Bakri Musa
  • Publisher: iUniverse
  • ISBN: 0595735770
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 486
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Bakri Musa makes a persuasive argument for Malaysia to embrace globalization with conviction. It is the ticket to her Vision 2020 aspirations. Malaysia was well on her way to join the global mainstream when the 1997 economic crisis interrupted that trajectory. It is now time, the writer passionately pleads, to return to that path. Yes there are sandbars and reefs, together with the inevitable storms and swells in the ocean of globalization. This calls for skillful navigators and sailors ready to trim the sails and batten the hatches. The alternative would be to remain in port, not an attractive option. The writer offers specific prescriptions on how best to meet those challenges, from enhanced health care to superior education system, and by exposing Malaysians to greater competition. As Islam is a pervasive influence in Malaysia, the writer calls for an enlightened interpretation of the faith, one more in tune with its ideals of tolerance for diversity, reverence for learning, and a passion for trade. The writer draws lessons from as far away as Argentina and as far back as the ancient Muslims, and from sociology to biology. The perspectives offered here are refreshing departures from the wisdom currently emanating from Kuala Lumpur.

Sugar Land

Sugar Land

  • Author: The City of Sugar Land
  • Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
  • ISBN: 1439639655
  • Category: Photography
  • Page: 128
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Sugar Land’s earliest settlers arrived in the 1820s with Stephen F. Austin, “the Father of Texas.” Originally named Oakland Plantation, the area was planted with cotton, corn, and sugar cane, and by 1843, it had its own sugar mill. Benjamin Franklin Terry, famous for leading Terry’s Texas Rangers, and William Jefferson Kyle purchased the plantation in 1852 and were the first to name it Sugar Land. Col. Edward H. Cunningham, a Confederate veteran, later bought the property and built the first sugar refinery as well as a railroad to transport cane from nearby plantations. Under his ownership, a fledgling town emerged that included a store, post office, paper mill, acid plant, meat market, boardinghouse, and depot. The town, refinery, and surrounding 12,500 acres were acquired by Isaac H. Kempner and William T. Eldridge in 1908. Their vision resulted in Imperial Sugar, a thriving business and company town.

Register of Debates in Congress

Register of Debates in Congress

Comprising the Leading Debates and Incidents of the Second Session of the Eighteenth Congress: [Dec. 6, 1824, to the First Session of the Twenty-fifth Congress, Oct. 16, 1837] Together with an Appendix, Containing the Most Important State Papers and Public Documents to which the Session Has Given Birth: to which are Added, the Laws Enacted During the Session, with a Copious Index to the Whole ..

  • Author: United States. Congress
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: United States
  • Page: N.A
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A Vexing Gadfly

A Vexing Gadfly

The Late Kierkegaard on Economic Matters

  • Author: Eliseo Pérez-Álvarez
  • Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
  • ISBN: 1630878162
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 236
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This essay on Soren Kierkegaard and economic matters from a theological perspective is well grounded in the Dane's journals. In these writings, the late nineteenth-century thinker shows his solidarity with rural residents (90 percent of the population) and urbanite menial workers. Topics include the option for the poor; the ideology of impotence; the denouncing of a competitive society; the correlation of wealth and poverty; media, church, university, and theater as social institutions shaping reality; Christendom; and the retribution doctrine. A Vexing Gadfly develops the theological themes within the timeframe of Golden Age Denmark (1800-1860), which includes the period of Denmark's colonial activities. The historical approach adds flesh to the bones of abstract thought and ahistorical doctrines. Contrary to common belief, Kierkegaard did articulate economic issues through structural categories such as the age, the pyramid, the building, the external revolution, the Fire Chief, and his diagnosis of society. Ironically, the domestication of Kierkegaard's economic thought took place from the time of his death on November 11, 1855. His eulogy took place at the most important church of the country, the Church of Our Lady in Copenhagen; his burial at Assistens Cemetery was with full pomp; and by 1971, his statue joined the select club of Mynster, Martensen, Grundvigt, et al., as they surround the wealthy Marble Church.

Rhode Island

Rhode Island

Past and Present

  • Author: Adam Furgang
  • Publisher: The Rosen Publishing Group, Inc
  • ISBN: 1448808448
  • Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Page: 48
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The Ocean State is the country's smallest, only 48 miles long and 37 miles wide, yet it has assumed a large place in American history, often finding itself at the very center of momentous national events. Founded by Roger Williams as a bastion of religious freedom and tolerance, The colony very early developed a strong independent streak. Though sandwiched between the powerful and often domineering neighbors New York and Massachusetts, Rhode Island remained fiercely self-sufficient, relying on its maritime economy and local industries for sustenance. Though tiny, Rhode Island is a ferment of creative, historical, and cultural energy. This book reveals the riches contained within it and captures its vibrant and enduring spirit.

Red Kant: Aesthetics, Marxism and the Third Critique

Red Kant: Aesthetics, Marxism and the Third Critique

  • Author: Michael Wayne
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
  • ISBN: 1472508688
  • Category: Philosophy
  • Page: 208
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Is Kant really the 'bourgeois' philosopher that his advocates and opponents take him to be? In this bold and original re-thinking of Kant, Michael Wayne argues that with his aesthetic turn in the Third Critique, Kant broke significantly from the problematic philosophical structure of the Critique of Pure Reason. Through his philosophy of the aesthetic Kant begins to circumnavigate the dualities in his thought. In so doing he shows us today how the aesthetic is a powerful means for imagining our way past the apparent universality of contemporary capitalism. Here is an unfamiliar Kant: his concepts of beauty and the sublime are reinterpreted as attempts to socialise the aesthetic while Wayne reconstructs the usually hidden genealogy between Kant and important Marxist concepts such as totality, dialectics, mediation and even production. In materialising Kant's philosophy, this book simultaneously offers a Marxist defence of creativity and imagination grounded in our power to think metaphorically and in Kant's concept of reflective judgment. Wayne also critiques aspects of Marxist cultural theory that have not accorded the aesthetic the relative autonomy and specificity which it is due. Discussing such thinkers as Adorno, Bourdieu, Colletti, Eagleton, Lukács, Ranciére and others, Red Kant: Aesthetics, Marxism and the Third Critique presents a new reading of Kant's Third Critique that challenges Marxist and mainstream assessments of Kant alike.

Empire's Crossroads

Empire's Crossroads

The Caribbean From Columbus to the Present Day

  • Author: Carrie Gibson
  • Publisher: Pan Macmillan
  • ISBN: 0230766188
  • Category: History
  • Page: 480
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In Empire's Crossroads, Carrie Gibson offers readers a vivid, authoritative and action-packed history of the Caribbean. For Gibson, everything was created in the West Indies: the Europe of today, its financial foundations built with sugar money: the factories and mills built as a result of the work of slaves thousands of miles away; the idea of true equality as espoused in Saint Domingue in the 1790s; the slow progress to independence; and even globalization and migration, with the ships passing to and fro taking people and goods in all possible directions, hundreds of years before the term 'globalization' was coined. From Cuba to Haiti, from Dominica to Martinique, from Jamaica to Trinidad, the story of the Caribbean is not simply the story of slaves and masters - but of fortune-seekers and pirates, scientists and servants, travellers and tourists. It is not only a story of imperial expansion - European and American - but of global connections, and also of life as it is lived in the islands, both in the past and today.