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Blue Skies & Black Olives

Blue Skies & Black Olives

A survivor's tale of housebuilding and peacock chasing in Greece

  • Author: John Humphrys
  • Publisher: Hachette UK
  • ISBN: 184894425X
  • Category: Travel
  • Page: 300
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'A very funny tome' DAILY TELEGRAPH 'Hilarious' DAILY MAIL 'A profoundly instructive course in the idiosyncrasies of Greek law, custom and culture ... entertainingly chronicled' SAGA * * * * * * From Radio 4 presenter, bestselling author and national treasure John Humphrys, a funny and engaging memoir of building a home in Greece written together with his son Christopher. It was a moment of mad impulse when John Humphrys decided to buy a semi-derelict cottage and a building site on a plot of land overlooking the Aegean. A few minutes gazing out over the most glorious bay he had ever seen was all it took to persuade him. After all, his son Christopher was already raising his family there so he would help build the beautiful villa that would soon rise there. What could possibly go wrong? Everything. John was to spend the next three years regretting his moment of madness. Some of it had its comic side. He learned to cope with a drunken peacock falling out of his favourite tree and even a colony of rats invading his bedroom. Some of the humans proved trickier: the old man demanding payment for olive trees in the middle of John's own land; the neighbour who dragged his lovely old fishing boat onto the beach and set fire to it after a row with his wife. And, of course, the builders. Was the plumber who electrocuted him in the shower vengeful or merely incompetent? John learned a lot about Greece in a short time. He grew to love it and loathe it in almost equal measures, but was never for a moment bored by it. And Christopher learned a bit more about John. Their shared experience revived keen memories for him of growing up with a father for whom patience was never the strongest virtue... Here father and son capture the idyll and the odyssey as paradise is found, lost and regained.

Blue Skies, Black Wings

Blue Skies, Black Wings

African American Pioneers of Aviation

  • Author: Samuel L. Broadnax,Alan M. Osur
  • Publisher: University of Nevada Press
  • ISBN: 9780803217744
  • Category: History
  • Page: 180
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At the age of seventeen, Samuel L. Broadnax, enamored with flying, enlisted and trained as a pilot at the Tuskegee Army Air Base. Although he left the Air Corps at the end of the Second World War, his experiences inspired him to talk with other pilots and black pioneers of aviation. Blue Skies, Black Wings recounts the history of African Americans in the skies from the very beginnings of manned flight. From Charles Wesley Peters, who flew his own plane in 1911, and Eugene Bullard, a black American pilot with the French in World War I, to the 1945 Freeman Field mutiny against segregationist policies in the Air Corps, Broadnax paints a vivid picture of the people who fought oppression to make the skies their own.

Travel, Tourism, and Identity

Travel, Tourism, and Identity

  • Author: Gabriel R. Ricci
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 135130111X
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 308
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Travel, Tourism and Identity addresses the psychological and social adjustments that occur when people make contact with others outside their social, cultural, or linguistic groups. Whether such contact is the result of tourism, seeking exile, or relocating abroad, the volume's contributors demonstrate how one's identity, cultural assumptions, and worldview can be brought into question. In some cases, the traveller finds that bridging the social and cultural gap between himself and the new society is fairly easy. In other cases, the traveller discovers that reorienting himself requires absorbing a new cultural history and traditions. The contributors argue that making these adjustments will surely enhance the traveller's or tourist's experience; otherwise the traveller or tourist will be at risk of becoming a marginalized figure, one disconnected from the society that surrounds him. This latest volume in the Culture & Civilization series features a collection of essays on travel and tourism. The essays cover a range of topics from historical travels to modern social identities. They discuss ancient travels, contemporary travels in Europe, Africa and sustainable eco-tourism, and the politics of tourism. Essays also address experiences of Grenada's "Spice Island" identity, and the effects of globalization and migrations on personal identity.

Blue skies, brown studies

Blue skies, brown studies

  • Author: William Sansom
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Travel
  • Page: 207
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The Creative Woman

The Creative Woman

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Women
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Blue Sky for All

Blue Sky for All

  • Author: Rumni Saha
  • Publisher: Author House
  • ISBN: 1496952405
  • Category: Cooking
  • Page: 232
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Compilation of a weekly column originally published in the Canton Citizen (Canton, MA). The author shares her perspective on life while offering simple, tasty recipes to the reader.

The Canadian Journal

The Canadian Journal

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
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Death in the Rain

Death in the Rain

A Novel

  • Author: Ruth Almog
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 204
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In this elaborate tale of love and death, the lives and reflections of four remarkable protagonists unfold through dramatic intersecting narrations. These characters are a sensitive writer; an ambitious academic, handicapped by limited self-awareness; a brilliant but mentally unstable scientist; a gifted doomed poet who suffered through the fascist upheavals in his native Greece.

Momma's Olive Branch

Momma's Olive Branch

A True Story

  • Author: Elizabeth Tisdale Armstrong
  • Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
  • ISBN: 1469103516
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Page: 127
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Mommas Olive Branch is a true story about a familys struggle with illness and death. The author tells the tale through her own eyes about how cancer and diabetes take the lives of her parents, leaving her and two younger brothers to cope with life on their own. The story is full of rich descriptions and details as it takes readers on a young girls journey to adulthood, with all the trials and tribulations she must face. The story is fi lled with messages of hope and inspiration for readers, that death is not a fi nal ending, and love can help anyone through difficult times. For more info see elizabethtisdalearmstrong.com

Sheila Lukins All Around the World Cookbook

Sheila Lukins All Around the World Cookbook

  • Author: Sheila Lukins
  • Publisher: Workman Publishing
  • ISBN: 0761172017
  • Category: Cooking
  • Page: 591
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A culinary genius who helped change the way America eats, Sheila Lukins is the cook behind the phenomenal success of The Silver Palate Cookbooks and The New Basics Cookbook, with over 5 million copies in print. Now Sheila embarks on her first solo journey, visiting 33 countries on a cooks tour of cuisines, ingredients, and tastes. The result is pure alchemy--a new kind of American cookbook that reinterprets the best of the worlds food in 450 dazzling, original recipes. In addition, there are new wines to discover, menus to experiment with, ingredients to learn, spice cabinets to raid--and travelogues to savor. Main selection of the Book-of-the-Month Club's HomeStyle Books and Better Homes & Gardens Family Book Service; and selection of the Quality Paperback Book Club.