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Blood and Whiskey

Blood and Whiskey

The Life and Times of Jack Daniel

  • Author: Peter Krass
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Page: 288
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The first-ever biography of the man who created America's most famous whiskey Born in Lynchburg, Tennessee, in 1850, Jack Daniel became a legendary moonshiner at age 15 before launching a legitimate distillery ten years later. By the time he died in 1911, he was an American legend-and his Old No. 7 Tennessee sipping whiskey was an international sensation, the winner of gold medals at the St. Louis World's Fair and the Liege International Exposition in Belgium. Blood and Whiskey captures Daniel's indomitable rise in the rough-edged world of the nineteenth-century whiskey trade-and shows how his commitment to quality (his whiskey was always charcoal-filtered) and his flair for marketing and packaging (he launched his distinctive square bottle in 189-5) helped create one of America's most venerable and recognizable brands. Peter Krass (Hanover, NH) is the author of Carnegie (0-471-46883-5), cited by Barron's as the "definitive" biography and selected by Library Journal as one of the best biography/business books of 2002.

Blood, Guts, and Whiskey

Blood, Guts, and Whiskey

  • Author: Todd Robinson
  • Publisher: Kensington Publishing Corp.
  • ISBN: 0758285191
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 336
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She had an ass like a heart turned upside down and cut in half--and that's what we call foreshadowing, friend. Gruesome and glam, vicious and violent, this collection of the best new neo-noir fiction will hit you like a biker boot to the skull. Unleashed from the net's most hardcore award-winning site, these down, dirty, and deeply depraved tales don't just cut the edge . . . they pour gasoline on it and toss it in a meth lab full of C-4 . . . "Just because I killed my best friend with my bare hands doesn't make me all that bad. . . Christ, I loved the guy like a brother." Throw down a shot with the last word in badass--a scheming stripper playing one fool too far; the rage-haunted lesbian who's the last word in nightmare revenge; a mercenary sheriff doomed by ruthless payback; avenging street angels unleashing holy hell --and just try and stagger away intact. . . "This country's got a motto. It's pura vida, and it means when life gets you down, put your feet up, sister. But I lift my legs for no man." So settle back with your favorite rot-gut, keep your brass knuckles handy, and hang where the odds are never good, darkness is a permanent state of mind, and the house always takes all . . . Blood, Guts, And Whiskey "Lean, mean stories. . .today's brightest writers provide some of the darkest tales you've ever read." –Max Allan Collins Big Daddy Thug/Todd Robinson's writing has appeared in Plots With Guns, Danger City, Demolition, Out Of The Gutter, Pulp Pusher, Crimespree and Writers Digest's The Year's Best Writing 2003. He was nominated for a 2006 Derringer Award from the Short Mystery Fiction Society, and is the creator and chief editor of Thuglit.com. The stories he's edited for Thuglit.com have been nominated for several awards, including The Derringer and The Million Writer's Award, and been have been selected for The Best American Mystery Stories and Best Noir 2006. He lives and works in New York with his wife (Lady Detroit), a ferret named Matilda, and three freakin' cats.

The Goon Volume 13: For Want of Whiskey and Blood

The Goon Volume 13: For Want of Whiskey and Blood

  • Author: Eric Powell
  • Publisher: Dark Horse Comics
  • ISBN: 1630081353
  • Category: Comics & Graphic Novels
  • Page: 128
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The return of the Zombie Priest, a Latin-tongued Godzilla, drunk sailors, and a Halloween visit from Billy the Kid are just a few of the special tricks and treats for Goon and company in this new collection from Eric Powell that Comic Book Resources calls “the product of a contentedly demented mind.” This volume collects The Goon #42–#45.

Music + Travel Worldwide

Music + Travel Worldwide

Touring the Globe Through Sights and Sounds

  • Author: Museyon,
  • Publisher: Museyon
  • ISBN: 1938450388
  • Category: Music
  • Page: 208
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With 12 genres and influences, cities, and scenes, Music + Travel Worldwide guides music fans across an insightful, international stage of sounds to help plan where to go and what not to miss. Curated by experts in the industry, the book travels to Russia to experience the country's long and inglorious outlaw culture's sounds of chanson; heads to Buenos Aires to witness the development of cumbia, from the lavish '90s to its latest digital incarnation; goes "underground" to check out Beijing's ever-evolving, highly influential experimental music scene; and gets into Berlin's private clubs that are playing the offspring of techno. Loaded with sidebars and useful trivia about musicians, discography of artists' albums and 100 festival locations, a timeline of historical events for each of the 12 genres, and detailed maps of venue locations, this book is perfect for the travel lover or the musically obsessed.

The New Encyclopedia of Southern Culture

The New Encyclopedia of Southern Culture

Volume 11: Agriculture and Industry

  • Author: Melissa Walker,James C. Cobb
  • Publisher: UNC Press Books
  • ISBN: 1469616688
  • Category: Reference
  • Page: 376
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Volume 11 of The New Encyclopedia of Southern Culture examines the economic culture of the South by pairing two categories that account for the ways many southerners have made their living. In the antebellum period, the wealth of southern whites came largely from agriculture that relied on the forced labor of enslaved blacks. After Reconstruction, the South became attractive to new industries lured by the region's ongoing commitment to low-wage labor and management-friendly economic policies. Throughout the volume, articles reflect the breadth and variety of southern life, paying particular attention to the region's profound economic transformation in recent decades. The agricultural section consists of 25 thematic entries that explore issues such as Native American agricultural practices, plantations, and sustainable agriculture. Thirty-eight shorter pieces cover key crops of the region--from tobacco to Christmas trees--as well as issues of historic and emerging interest--from insects and insecticides to migrant labor. The section on industry and commerce contains 13 thematic entries in which contributors address topics such as the economic impact of military bases, resistance to industrialization, and black business. Thirty-six topical entries explore particular industries, such as textiles, timber, automobiles, and banking, as well as individuals--including Henry W. Grady and Sam M. Walton--whose ideas and enterprises have helped shape the modern South.

The New Encyclopedia of Southern Culture

The New Encyclopedia of Southern Culture

Volume 7: Foodways

  • Author: John T. Edge
  • Publisher: UNC Press Books
  • ISBN: 1469616521
  • Category: Reference
  • Page: 336
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When the original Encyclopedia of Southern Culture was published in 1989, the topic of foodways was relatively new as a field of scholarly inquiry. Food has always been central to southern culture, but the past twenty years have brought an explosion in interest in foodways, particularly in the South. This volume marks the first encyclopedia of the food culture of the American South, surveying the vast diversity of foodways within the region and the collective qualities that make them distinctively southern. Articles in this volume explore the richness of southern foodways, examining not only what southerners eat but also why they eat it. The volume contains 149 articles, almost all of them new to this edition of the Encyclopedia. Longer essays address the historical development of southern cuisine and ethnic contributions to the region's foodways. Topical essays explore iconic southern foods such as MoonPies and fried catfish, prominent restaurants and personalities, and the food cultures of subregions and individual cities. The volume is destined to earn a spot on kitchen shelves as well as in libraries.

War Of The Mountain Man

War Of The Mountain Man

  • Author: William W. Johnstone
  • Publisher: Pinnacle Books
  • ISBN: 0786034866
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 256
  • View: 9915
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Rocky Mountain Showdown Big Max Higgins ran the outlaw town of Hell's Creek up in the north Montana Rockies. . .and he decided to include the nearby town of Barlow in his cutthroat operation. What he didn't know was that Smoke Jensen was there with his wife, visiting relatives. It didn't take Smoke long to rout out the lot of them with angry fists and blazing guns. . .but Smoke didn't count on Big Max doing something as daring, desperate, and stupid as kidnapping his wife--and demanding the town of Barlow itself as ransom. Soon Big Max Higgins would look up and see the last mountain man riding down the middle of the street with reins in his teeth and both hands filled with .44s. Big Max had always wanted to make a name for himself, and he was going to get it, too--carved on his gravestone.

Gob's Grief

Gob's Grief

A Novel

  • Author: Chris Adrian
  • Publisher: Vintage
  • ISBN: 1400075823
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 400
  • View: 9043
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In the summer of 1863, Gob and Tomo Woodhull, eleven-year-old twin sons of Victoria Woodhull, agree to together forsake their home and family in Licking County, Ohio, for the glories of the Union Army. But on the night of their departure for the war, Gob suffers a change of heart, and Tomo is forced to leave his brother behind. Tomo falls in as a bugler with the Ninth Ohio Volunteers and briefly revels in camp life; but when he is shot clean through the eye in his very first battle, Gob is left to endure the guilt and grief that will later come to fuel his obsession with building a vast machine that will bring Tomo–indeed, all the Civil War dead–back to life. Epic in scope yet emotionally intimate, Gob’s Grief creates a world both fantastic and familiar and populates it with characters who breath on the page, capturing the spirit of a fevered nation populated with lost brothers and lost souls. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Please Feed Me

Please Feed Me

A Punk Vegan Cookbook

  • Author: Niall McGuirk
  • Publisher: Soft Skull Press
  • ISBN: 9781932360097
  • Category: Cooking
  • Page: 200
  • View: 5776
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This cookbook showcases the culinary hits of the Hope Collective, a long-running Dublin community and venue, along with photos and anecdotes from favorite punk bands. It's a blend of the rock, art, activism, and community that form the layers of the punk-rock food pyramid.