Oxford Food

An Anthology

Author: Ursula Aylmer,Carolyn McCrum

Publisher: Ashmolean Museum

ISBN: 9781854440587

Category: Cooking

Page: 218

View: 6454

From the medieval monastic diet to the continuing tradition of college gaudies, Oxford's culinary traditions are characteristic and colorful. Politically dangerous menus, strange and wonderful ingredients, High Table etiquette, private breakfast parties, Oxford cellars, unusual dinner summonses, elaborate college feasts, bizarre prandial processions, curious gastronomic rites, college ales, and the Oxford Symposium on Food History—these are just some of the items that make up this glorious, illustrated anthology. Drawn from Oxford University sources ranging from 1282 to the present, Oxford Food also contains about 100 separately indexed recipes supplied by college chefs, "invisible women," heads of colleges, bursars, and fellows. Co-published with the Ashmolean Museum, Oxford
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British Children's Writers Since 1960

First Series

Author: Caroline Collins Hunt

Publisher: Gale / Cengage Learning


Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 394

View: 9685

Essays on authors whose works range from the traditional or reactionary, to the experimental. During this time, the "problem novel" gained ground. Competition from other media, such as the television, influenced the juvenile-book market. During this period a publishers' group was formed to give serious thought to the direction in which juvenile books should go.
Posted in Literary Criticism

The American Oxonian

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: Rhodes scholarships

Page: N.A

View: 7268

List of Rhodes scholars, 1904-1915: v.2 p. [145]-161. Vol. for 1934- include Addresses and occupations of Rhodes scholars and other Oxonians (called 1934-36, Addresses and occupations of Rhodes scholars).
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International Who's Who of Authors and Writers 2004

Author: Europa Publications

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9781857431797

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 640

View: 8023

The International Who's Who of Authors and Writers provides a practical source of information on the personalities and organizations of the literary world.
Posted in Biography & Autobiography

The Writers directory 2005

Author: Miranda H. Ferrara

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781558625280

Category: Authors, American

Page: 2164

View: 824

Posted in Authors, American

Princeton Alumni Weekly

Author: N.A

Publisher: princeton alumni weekly



Page: N.A

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The Horse of Pride

Life in a Breton Village

Author: Pierre Jakez Hélias,June Guicharnaud

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 9780300025996

Category: History

Page: 351

View: 4393

A portrait of a Breton village during the author's childhood reveals a timeless world, isolated by a unique culture and language, where life is a continuous struggle and tradition is paramount
Posted in History

Writers Directory 2010 V1 A-L

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781558626003

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: N.A

View: 2917

Features bibliographical, biographical and contact information for living authors worldwide who have at least one English publication. Entries include name, pseudonyms, addresses, citizenship, birth date, specialization, career information and a bibliography.
Posted in Language Arts & Disciplines

The Coddling of the American Mind

How Good Intentions and Bad Ideas Are Setting Up a Generation for Failure

Author: Greg Lukianoff,Jonathan Haidt

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0735224900

Category: Social Science

Page: 352

View: 5638

Something is going wrong on many college campuses in the last few years. Rates of anxiety, depression, and suicide are rising. Speakers are shouted down. Students and professors say they are walking on eggshells and afraid to speak honestly. How did this happen? First Amendment expert Greg Lukianoff and social psychologist Jonathan Haidt show how the new problems on campus have their origins in three terrible ideas that have become increasingly woven into American childhood and education: what doesn’t kill you makes you weaker; always trust your feelings; and life is a battle between good people and evil people. These three Great Untruths are incompatible with basic psychological principles, as well as ancient wisdom from many cultures. They interfere with healthy development. Anyone who embraces these untruths—and the resulting culture of safetyism—is less likely to become an autonomous adult able to navigate the bumpy road of life. Lukianoff and Haidt investigate the many social trends that have intersected to produce these untruths. They situate the conflicts on campus in the context of America’s rapidly rising political polarization, including a rise in hate crimes and off-campus provocation. They explore changes in childhood including the rise of fearful parenting, the decline of unsupervised play, and the new world of social media that has engulfed teenagers in the last decade. This is a book for anyone who is confused by what is happening on college campuses today, or has children, or is concerned about the growing inability of Americans to live, work, and cooperate across party lines.
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Theatre World 1993-1994

Author: John Willis

Publisher: Hal Leonard Corporation

ISBN: 9781557832351

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 288

View: 9180

(Theatre World). Theatre World, the statistical and pictorial record of the Broadway and off-Broadway season, touring companies, and professional regional companies throughout the United States, has become a classic in its field. The book is complete with cast listings, replacement producers, directors, authors, composers, opening and closing dates, song titles, and much, much more. There are special sections with biographical data, obituary information, listings of annual Shakespeare festivals and major drama awards.
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Screen World Presents the Encyclopedia of Hollywood Film Actors: From the silent era to 1965

Author: Barry Monush

Publisher: Hal Leonard Corporation

ISBN: 9781557835512

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 820

View: 6122

(Applause Books). For decades, Screen World has been the film professional's, as well as the film buff's, favorite and indispensable annual screen resource, full of all the necessary statistics and facts. Now Screen World editor Barry Monush has compiled another comprehensive work for every film lover's library. In the first of two volumes, this book chronicles the careers of every significant film actor, from the earliest silent screen stars Chaplin, Pickford, Fairbanks to the mid-1960s, when the old studio and star systems came crashing down. Each listing includes: a brief biography, photos from the famed Screen World archives, with many rare shots; vital statistics; a comprehensive filmography; and an informed, entertaining assessment of each actor's contributions good or bad! In addition to every major player, Monush includes the legions of unjustly neglected troupers of yesteryear. The result is a rarity: an invaluable reference tool that's as much fun to read as a scandal sheet. It pulsates with all the scandal, glamour, oddity and glory that was the lifeblood of its subjects. Contains over 1,000 photos!
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Memoirs Of A Cold War Son

Author: Post, Jr. Gaines

Publisher: University of Iowa Press

ISBN: 1587293048

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 248

View: 1068

In 1951 Gaines Post was a gangly, bespectacled, introspective teenager preparing to spend a year in Paris with his professorial father and older brother; his mother, who suffered from extreme depression, had been absent from the family for some time. Ten years later, now less gangly but no less introspective, he was finishing a two-year stint in the army in West Germany and heading toward Oxford on a Rhodes scholarship, having narrowly escaped combat in the Berlin crisis of 1961. His quietly intense coming-of-age story is both self-revealing and reflective of an entire generation of young men who came to adulthood before the Cuban Missile Crisis and the Vietnam War. Post's experiences in high school in Madison, Wisconsin, and Paris, his Camus-influenced undergraduate years at Cornell University, and his army service in Germany are set very effectively against the events of the Cold War. McCarthyism and American crackdowns on dissidents, American foreign and military policy in Western Europe in the nuclear age, French and German life and culture, crises in Paris and Berlin that nearly bring the West to war and the Post family to dissolution—these are the larger scenes and subjects of his self-disclosure as a contemplative, conflicted "Cold War agnostic." His intelligent, talented mother and her fragile health hover over Post's narrative, informing his hesitant relationships with women and his acutely questioning sense of self-worth. His story is strongly academic and historical as well as political and military; his perceptions and judgments lean toward no ideological extreme but remain true to the heroic ideals of his boyhood during the Second World War.
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Who was who

Author: N.A

Publisher: St. Martin's Press


Category: Great Britain

Page: N.A

View: 5360

Vols. 1897-1916 published in 1920, which included obituaries of those who died up to Sept. 15, 1915; reissued in 1929 with title page 1897-1915 and included addenda giving details of additional deaths 1897 to the end of 1915 which had not previously come to the attention of the editor.
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The Canadian Who's who

Author: Elizabeth Lumley

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780802049391

Category: Canada

Page: N.A

View: 1408

Posted in Canada

Invisible Philadelphia

Community Through Voluntary Organizations

Author: Jean Barth Toll,Mildred S. Gillam

Publisher: N.A


Category: Reference

Page: 1364

View: 2002

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American Diaries: Diaries written from 1845 to 1980

Author: Laura Arksey,Nancy Pries,Marcia Reed,William Matthews

Publisher: Gale / Cengage Learning


Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 501

View: 3557

Posted in Biography & Autobiography

Memories of My Town

The Identities of Town Dwellers and their Places in Three Finnish Towns

Author: Åström Anna-Maria,Korkiakangas Pirjo,Olsson Pia

Publisher: BoD - Books on Demand

ISBN: 9517464339

Category: Travel

Page: 252

View: 3978

The volume Memories of my Town is an exploration into how town dwellers experience their environment in a complicated way .As people in urban milieus relate themselves to the environment, this takes place on many levels, where especially the time level becomes problematic. The urban buildings and settings can be looked upon as a kind of collective history, as carriers or witnesses of times past. But it is only the town dwellers that experience urban time itself, the time they live in, but through their memories also times past. In this past some elements take symbolicaly dense expressions. Through reliving and narrating their experiences the symbolically important factors in the this urban relationship will be outlined for investigations conserning three towns, Helsinki, the capital, Viborg, the ceded and lost Carelian town, and Jyväskylä, a town with dense commercial and civilisatory dimensions in the middle of Finland. The symbolic aspects are the kern in all the articles of the book Memories of my Town. The aim of the book and its articles has been to use different theoretical concepts as guidelines in analysing the different narrative texts. Thus the articles are to be seen as independent contributions to the scientific discussion about places, urbanism, memories and narratives. The ethnological outlook is on the other hand an outcome of the joint project Town Dwellers and their Places., whereby the articles substancially relate to one another. Thus the book can also be seen as a joint result of this urban project, which was sponsored by the Finnish Academy.
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The Writers Directory

Author: Miranda H. Ferrara

Publisher: N.A


Category: Authors, American

Page: 999

View: 1891

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Wake Up, America!

World War I and the American Poster

Author: Walton H. Rawls

Publisher: N.A


Category: Antiques & Collectibles

Page: 288

View: 3937

The "War to End All Wars" did not begin as a popular cause. Americans were reluctant to get involved in what they viewed as Europe's war and reelected Woodrow Wilson on his promise to keep this nation out of it. When war became inevitable, public opinion had to be turned around. To do this, the government mobilized the talents of an incredible cadre of artists to create "pictorial publicity" for all aspects of the war effort -- from recruiting to war relief to food and fuel conservation. Artists of the caliber of James Montgomery Flagg, Howard Chandler Christy, Charles Dana Gibson, J. C. Leyendecker, and N. C Wyeth produced an impressive -- even magnificent -- body of art, yet all but a handful of these posters have been almost totally forgotten. In this handsome volume, historian Walton Rawls combines a stirring popular history of America's role in World War I with a remarkable collection of posters that boldly demonstrate their artistic worth. The text, while providing ample art-historical background, concentrates on the all-absorbing historical and political context in which the posters were created. The result is a fascinating look at these artifacts, which can be appreciated today both as graphic masterworks and as illustrations of a tragic historical episode.
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