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The Food of Northern Thailand: A Cookbook
by Austin Bush

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English

Pages

310

Publication Date

October 23, 2018

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<b><b>JAMES BEARD AWARD FINALIST • </b>Welcome to a beautiful, deep dive into the cuisine and culture of northern Thailand with a documentarian's approach, a photographer's eye, and a cook's appetite. <i><br /><br /></i></b>Known for its herbal flavors, rustic dishes, fiery dips, and comforting noodles, the food of northern Thailand is both ancient and ever evolving. Travel province by province, village by village, and home by home to meet chefs, vendors, professors, and home cooks as they share their recipes for Muslim-style <i>khao soi</i>, a mild coconut beef curry with boiled and crispy fried noodles, or spiced fish steamed in banana leaves to an almost custard-like texture, or the intense, numbingly spiced meat "salads" called <i>laap</i>. <br /><br />Featuring many recipes never before described in English and snapshots into the historic and cultural forces that have shaped this region's glorious cuisine, this journey may redefine what we think of when we think of Thai food.
State by State: A Panoramic Portrait of America
by , Sean Wilsey

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English

Pages

608

Publication Date

October 19, 2010

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<p>See America with 50 of Our Finest, Funniest, and Foremost Writers Anthony Bourdain chases the fumigation truck in Bergen County, New Jersey</p><p>Dave Eggers tells it straight: <em>Illinois is Number 1</em> </p><p>Louise Erdrich loses her bikini top in North Dakota </p><p>Jonathan Franzen gets waylaid by New York's publicist...and personal attorney...and historian...and geologist</p><p>John Hodgman explains why there is no such thing as a "Massachusettsean"</p><p>Edward P. Jones makes the case: <em>D.C. should be a state!</em> </p><p>Jhumpa Lahiri declares her reckless love for the Rhode Island coast</p><p>Rick Moody explores the dark heart of Connecticut's Merritt Parkway, exit by exit </p><p>Ann Patchett makes a pilgrimage to the Civil War site at Shiloh, Tennessee</p><p>William T. Vollmann visits a San Francisco S&M club and Many More!</p>
The Essential Lewis and Clark
by , William Clark

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English

Pages

484

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February 06, 2018

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<b><b>With nuanced observations from the star author and historian, here are the celebrated journals documenting Lewis and Clark's legendary expedition into the uncharted American West, abridged into a single volume and translated into modern English.</b></b><br /><br />At the start of the 19th century, Meriwether Lewis and William Clark embarked on an unprecedented voyage of discovery. Their assignment was to explore the newly acquired Louisiana Territory and record the geography, flora, fauna, and people they encountered along the way. This updated edition of the captains' journals combines historical insight from editor Anthony Brandt with the rich detail of Lewis and Clark's original writing, as well as archival maps and artwork. An enthralling portrait of the unspoiled West, this true-life adventure story is a window to the dawning of America--from encounters with grizzly bears to councils with tribal leaders and perilous mountain crossings. 
Annapurna: The First Conquest of an 8,000-Meter Peak
by Maurice Herzog

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English

Pages

336

Publication Date

July 26, 2011

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<b>One of <i>Sports Illustrated</i>’s Top 100 Sports Books of All Time: A gripping firsthand account of one of the most daring climbing expeditions in history.<br /><br /> #1 <i>New York Times</i> Bestseller </b><br /><br /> Annapurna I is the name given to the 8,100-meter mountain that ranks among the most forbidding in the Himalayan chain. Dangerous not just for its extreme height but for a long and treacherous approach, its summit proved unreachable until 1950, when a group of French mountaineers made a mad dash for its peak. They became the first men to accomplish the feat, doing so without oxygen tanks or any of the modern equipment that contemporary climbers use. The adventure nearly cost them their lives.<br /><br /> Maurice Herzog dictated this firsthand account of the remarkable trek from a hospital bed as he recovered from injuries sustained during the climb. An instant bestseller, it remains one of the most famous mountaineering books of all time, and an enduring testament to the power of the human spirit.<br />  
Birds, Beasts and Relatives
by Gerald Durrell

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English

Pages

260

Publication Date

October 11, 2016

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<b>The follow-up to <i>My Family and Other Animals </i>and the inspiration for <i>The Durrells in Corfu</i>: A naturalist’s memoir of his family’s time on a Greek island.</b><br /><br /> In the years before World War II, Gerald Durrell’s family left the gloomy shores of England for the sun-drenched island of Corfu. Against this picturesque backdrop, Durrell fondly recalls his family’s disorderly household and outrageous antics, including their interactions with locals of both human and animal varieties.<br />  <br /> After a boyhood spent studying zoology and acquiring the island’s exotic insects, reptiles, birds, mammals, and sea creatures as pets, Durrell’s budding naturalism would later bloom into a passion for conservation that would last a lifetime.<br />  <br /> Filled with clever observations, amusing anecdotes, and childlike wonder, <i>Birds, Beasts and Relatives</i> is half nature guide, half coming-of-age tale, and all charmingly funny memoir.<br />  <br /><i>This ebook features an illustrated biography of Gerald Durrell including rare photos from the author’s estate.</i><br />  
Adventure North
by Sean Bloomfield

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English

Pages

240

Publication Date

September 10, 2016

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After accelerating their studies and graduating high school early, two teenagers set off from their hometown in Minnesota to embark on a 2200-mile canoe journey up the heart of North America. Their destination: the permafrost shores of Hudson Bay. Inspired by a passion for the simple life, where gadgets and schedules are replaced by nature and its harsh beauty, the duo found something that many believe is lost: a true adventure. <br /><br />Follow the pair up the flooding Minnesota River and through the prairie plains of North Dakota, across man-sized waves on Lake Winnipeg, and down the foaming rapids of the Canadian north. The triumphs and trials of the unforgiving wild challenged their friendship, dreams, and lives in a way that even they could have never predicted. For those who have dreamt of wilderness escape, or those who prefer to simply read about it, Adventure North will spur the imaginative spirit and remind you that adventure is always just around the next bend.
Henry James: The Complete Collection
by Henry James

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English

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13583

Publication Date

August 04, 2019

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This volume collects the complete writings of Henry James: 23 novels, 112 stories and novellas, 12 plays, 6 books with travelogues, 10 with critical essays and 3 autobiographies.<br /><br />Contents:<br /><br />THE NOVELS<br />Watch and Ward, Roderick Hudson, The American, The Europeans, Confidence, Washington Square, The Portrait of a Lady, The Bostonians, The Princess Casamassima, The Reverberator, The Tragic Muse, The Other House, The Spoils of Poynton, What Maisie Knew, The Awkward Age, The Sacred Fount, The Wings of the Dove, The Ambassadors, The Golden Bowl, The Outcry, The Whole Family, The Ivory Tower, The Sense of the Past<br /><br />THE TALES<br />A Tragedy of Error, The Story of a Year, A Landscape-Painter, A Day of Days, My Friend Bingham, Poor Richard, The Story of a Masterpiece, The Romance of Certain Old Clothes, A Most Extraordinary Case, A Problem, etc.<br /><br />THE PLAYS<br />Pyramus And Thisbe, Still Waters, A Change of Heart, Daisy Miller, Tenants, Disengaged, The Album, The Reprobate, Guy Domville, Summersoft, The High Bid, The Outcry<br /><br />THE TRAVEL WRITING<br />Transatlantic Sketches, Portraits of Places, A Little Tour in France, English Hours, The American Scene, Italian Hours<br /><br />THE CRITICISM<br />French Novelists and Poets, Hawthorne, Partial Portraits, Essays in London and Elsewhere, Picture and Text, Views and Reviews, Notes on Novelists, Within the Rim and Other Essays, Notes and Reviews, The Art of the Novel<br /><br />THE AUTOBIOGRAPHIES<br />A Small Boy and Others, Notes of a Son and Brother, The Middle Years
Five Nights in Paris: After Dark in the City of Light
by John Baxter

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English

Pages

355

Publication Date

April 14, 2015

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<p>An irresistible nighttime tour of Paris, past and present, by the bestselling author of <em>The Most Beautiful Walk in the World</em></p><p>Every guidebook to Paris is crammed with sites to see during the day, but visitors are often cast adrift once the sun sets and the Louvre, Notre Dame, and other tourist attractions shut their doors. Sadly for those who have retreated into their hotel rooms, it's only when darkness falls that the City of Light shines brightest. Full of as many unexpected detours and delightful digressions as the city itself, award-winning author John Baxter's <em>Five Nights in Paris</em> is the ultimate off-the-beaten-path guide to exploring the French capital after hours.</p><p>Baxter leads readers on five evening tours across Paris's great neighborhoods. Each night's itinerary is selected for its connection to one of the five senses: the first, "Sound," explores the great jazz clubs of Saint-Germain-des-Prés; "Taste" samples the eclectic restaurants and bakeries of the Marais; "Touch" brings alive the city's legendary cabaret scene, including Montmartre's nearby Moulin Rouge; "Smell" describes Parisians' love of perfume and takes us to the infamous former opium <em>fumeries</em> along the Bois de Boulogne; and "Sight" traces the favorite haunts of the Surrealist artists, beginning in Montparnasse.</p>
As I Walked Out One Midsummer Morning: A Memoir (The Autobiograph...
by Laurie Lee

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English

Pages

196

Publication Date

June 10, 2014

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<b>The author of <i>Cider with Rosie</i> continues his bestselling autobiographical trilogy with “a wondrous adventure” through Spain on the eve of its civil war (<i>Library Journal</i>).</b><br /><br /> On a bright Sunday morning in June 1934, Laurie Lee left the village home so lovingly portrayed in his bestselling memoir, <i>Cider with Rosie</i>. His plan was to walk the hundred miles from Slad to London, with a detour of an extra hundred miles to see the sea for the first time. He was nineteen years old and brought with him only what he could carry on his back: a tent, a change of clothes, his violin, a tin of biscuits, and some cheese. He spent the first night in a ditch, wide awake and soaking wet.<br /><br /> From those unlikely beginnings, Laurie Lee fashioned not just the adventure of a lifetime, but one of the finest travel narratives of the twentieth century. <i>As I Walked Out One Midsummer Morning</i>, written more than thirty years after the events it describes, is an elegant and irresistibly charming portrait of life on the road—first in England, where the familiar landscapes and people somehow made Lee feel far from home, and then in Spain, whose utter foreignness afforded a new kind of comfort.<br /><br /> In that brief period of peace, a young man was free to go wherever he wanted to in Europe. Lee picked Spain because he knew enough Spanish to ask for a glass of water. What he did not know, and what would become clear only after a year spent tramping across the beautiful and rugged countryside—from the Galician port city of Vigo, over the Sierra de Guadarrama and into Madrid, and along the Costa del Sol—was that the Spanish Republic would soon need idealistic young men like Lee as badly as he needed it.
Miami
by Joan Didion

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English

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240

Publication Date

May 09, 2017

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<b>An astonishing account of Cuban exiles, CIA informants, and cocaine traffickers in Florida by the <i>New York Times</i>–bestselling author of <i>South and West</i>.</b><br /><br /> In <i>Miami</i>, the National Book Award–winning author of <i>The Year of Magical Thinking </i>looks beyond postcard images of fluorescent waters, backlit islands, and pastel architecture to explore the murkier waters of a city on the edge.<br />  <br /> From Fidel Castro and the Bay of Pigs invasion to Lee Harvey Oswald and the Kennedy assassination to Oliver North and the Iran–Contra affair, Joan Didion uncovers political intrigues and shadowy underworld connections, and documents the US government’s “seduction and betrayal” of the Cuban exile community in Dade County. She writes of hotels that offer “guerrilla discounts,” gun shops that advertise Father’s Day deals, and a real-estate market where “Unusual Security and Ready Access to the Ocean” are perks for wealthy homeowners looking to make a quick escape. With a booming drug trade, staggering racial and class inequities, and skyrocketing murder rates, Miami in the 1980s felt more like a Third World capital than a modern American city. Didion describes the violence, passion, and paranoia of these troubled times in arresting detail and “beautifully evocative prose” (<i>The New York Times Book Review</i>).<br />  <br /> A vital report on an immigrant community traumatized by broken dreams and the cynicism of US foreign policy, <i>Miami </i>is a masterwork of literary journalism whose insights are timelier and more important than ever.<br /><br />  

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