Book In the Drink

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  • Author : Kate Christensen
  • Publisher : Anchor
  • Release : 2011-09-28
  • ISBN : 0307807371
  • Pages : 288 pages

Download or read In the Drink PDF, written by Kate Christensen and published by Anchor. This book was released on 2011-09-28 with total page 288 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Combining sly humor with an urban edge, Kate Christensen's In the Drink tells the story of a resolutely clear-eyed young woman who makes a complete mess of her life, and lives to tell the tale. The novel's heroine is the smart, pretty, underemployed, and single Claudia Steiner, personal secretary to Genevieve del Castellano, a terrifying, glamorous semi-lunatic who has it in for her for reasons she can't even begin to fathom. William, her best friend, considers Claudia his pal, his confidante, his sidekick in matters amatory, which would be fine if she weren't desperately in love with him herself. Further complicating matters is Claudia's old lover John Threadgill, an unpublished epic poet whose marriage to a Romanian stripper named Rima hasn't kept him from trying to seduce Claudia at every opportunity. Claudia came to New York City fresh out of college, buoyed along by her dream of becoming a journalist. But her starry-eyed notion of Claudia Steiner, Reporter on the Beat, quickly vanished into the ozone when she couldn't muster the requisite hard-bitten, white-hot urgency, the chain-smoking, the yelling, and the cutthroat story-mongering. Now, at the age of twenty-nine, she finds herself adrift in the city, careening dangerously from catastrophe to catastrophe. Desperately trying to keep her head above water, Claudia has little to rely on but a wry sense of humor, a keen appreciation of the medicinal properties of whiskey, and something more subtle--a persistent little flame of belief in herself, which makes a happy ending seem possible even in this most unforgiving of cities. Hilarious, compassionate, and keenly observed, In the Drink is the enormously entertaining debut of a startlingly talented young writer. BONUS: This edition includes an excerpt from Kate Christensen's Blue Plate Special.

Book Shot Down and in the Drink

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  • Author : Graham Pitchfork
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Release : 2017-07-27
  • ISBN : 1472827252
  • Pages : 288 pages

Download or read Shot Down and in the Drink PDF, written by Graham Pitchfork and published by Bloomsbury Publishing. This book was released on 2017-07-27 with total page 288 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The RAF's Air Sea Rescue Service saved thousands of RAF, Commonwealth and Allied airmen between 1939 and 1945. This fascinating account draws on first-hand interviews, photographs and official documents to reveal some of its most dramatic missions in northwest Europe, the Mediterranean and the Far East. Those shot down at sea faced terrifying dangers, from weather extremes to enemy fighters, and rescue by airborne or seaborne craft was fraught with difficulty. These incredible stories celebrate the courage, persistence and ingenuity of the men who found themselves 'in the drink' and those who saved them.

Book Staying Sober  How to Control the Drink Demon

Download or read Staying Sober How to Control the Drink Demon PDF, written by Binki Laidler and published by Accent Press Ltd. This book was released on 2014-05-08 with total page 200 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Staying Sober offers both advice and practical solutions for anyone who has had enough of alcohol, no matter what their personal or professional circumstances. As well as sharing her own route to an alcohol-free lifestyle, Binki Laidler draws on the experiences of friends also giving up drinking, and guides readers in losing weight by quitting, and improving both wellbeing and mental health once the Drink Demon is banished.

Book Drink Dat New Orleans  A Guide to the Best Cocktail Bars  Neighborhood Pubs  and All Night Dives

Download or read Drink Dat New Orleans A Guide to the Best Cocktail Bars Neighborhood Pubs and All Night Dives PDF, written by Elizabeth Pearce and published by The Countryman Press. This book was released on 2017-02-14 with total page 208 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Explore the origins and myths of the Crescent City one drink at a time New Orleans is an American city unlike any other, and its rich diversity is reflected in the world-class bar scene. In Drink Dat New Orleans, Elizabeth Pearce takes us on a tour of the city’s many unforgettable drinking spots, including a candle-lit tavern favored by pirates in the early eighteenth century and a watering hole so beloved by locals that several urns containing the ashes of former patrons rest in peace behind its bar. A Louisiana native and co-founder of the Southern Food and Beverage Museum, Pearce brings her lifelong love of food, beverage, and local lore to this ultimate drinker’s guide. From the nonstop parties on Bourbon Street to the classy cool of the Garden District, Drink Dat is the perfect way to explore America’s most spirited city.

Book Drink  Temperance and the Working Class in Nineteenth Century Germany

Download or read Drink Temperance and the Working Class in Nineteenth Century Germany PDF, written by James S. Roberts and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2019-07-16 with total page 168 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Originally published in 1984 this book provided the first German case study of a prototypical 19th Century social problem, combining a discussion of popular drinking behaviour with analysis of efforts to reform it on the parts of both middle class temperance reformers and the socialist labour movement. The book links the study of popular drinking behaviour and organized responses to it to larger themes in Germany’s social and political development, providing an important window on topics such as working class dietary standards to the political mentality of the Bildungsbügertum.

Book The Oxford Companion to American Food and Drink

Download or read The Oxford Companion to American Food and Drink PDF, written by Andrew F. Smith and published by Oxford University Press. This book was released on 2007-05-01 with total page 736 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Offering a panoramic view of the history and culture of food and drink in America with fascinating entries on everything from the smell of asparagus to the history of White Castle, and the origin of Bloody Marys to jambalaya, the Oxford Companion to American Food and Drink provides a concise, authoritative, and exuberant look at this modern American obsession. Ideal for the food scholar and food enthusiast alike, it is equally appetizing for anyone fascinated by Americana, capturing our culture and history through what we love most--food! Building on the highly praised and deliciously browseable two-volume compendium the Oxford Encyclopedia of Food and Drink in America, this new work serves up everything you could ever want to know about American consumables and their impact on popular culture and the culinary world. Within its pages for example, we learn that Lifesavers candy owes its success to the canny marketing idea of placing the original flavor, mint, next to cash registers at bars. Patrons who bought them to mask the smell of alcohol on their breath before heading home soon found they were just as tasty sober and the company began producing other flavors. Edited by Andrew Smith, a writer and lecturer on culinary history, the Companion serves up more than just trivia however, including hundreds of entries on fast food, celebrity chefs, fish, sandwiches, regional and ethnic cuisine, food science, and historical food traditions. It also dispels a few commonly held myths. Veganism, isn't simply the practice of a few "hippies," but is in fact wide-spread among elite athletic circles. Many of the top competitors in the Ironman and Ultramarathon events go even further, avoiding all animal products by following a strictly vegan diet. Anyone hungering to know what our nation has been cooking and eating for the last three centuries should own the Oxford Companion to American Food and Drink.

Book A History of Drink and the English  1500 2000

Download or read A History of Drink and the English 1500 2000 PDF, written by Paul Jennings and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2016-02-05 with total page 230 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A 2017 CHOICE Outstanding Academic Title award winner *********************************************** This book is an introduction to the history of alcoholic drink in England from the end of the Middle Ages to the present day. Treating the subject thematically, it covers who drank, what they drank, how much, who produced and sold drink, the places where it was enjoyed and the meanings which drinking had for people. It also looks at the varied opposition to drinking and the ways in which it has been regulated and policed. As a social and cultural history, it examines the place of drink in society and how social developments have affected its history and what it meant to individuals and groups as a cultural practice. Covering an extended period in time, this book takes in the important changes brought about by the Reformation and the processes of industrialization and urbanization. This volume also focuses on drink in relation to class and gender and the importance of global developments, along with the significance of regional and local difference. Whilst a work of history, it draws upon the insights of a range of other disciplines which have together advanced our understanding of alcohol. The focus is England, but it acknowledges the importance of comparison with the experience of other countries in furthering our understanding of England’s particular experience. This book argues for the centrality of drink in English society throughout the period under consideration, whilst emphasizing the ways in which its use, abuse and how they have been experienced and perceived have changed at different historical moments. It is the first scholarly work which covers the history of drink in England in all its aspects over such an extended period of time. Written in a lively and approachable style, this book is suitable for those who study social and cultural history, as well as those with an interest in the history of drink in England.

Book How to Drink Like a Mobster

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  • Author : Albert W. A. Schmid
  • Publisher : Indiana University Press
  • Release : 2018-09-01
  • ISBN : 1684350522
  • Pages : 120 pages

Download or read How to Drink Like a Mobster PDF, written by Albert W. A. Schmid and published by Indiana University Press. This book was released on 2018-09-01 with total page 120 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: From John Dillinger's Gin Fizz to Al Capone's Templeton Rye, mobsters loved their liquor—as well as the millions that bootlegging and speakeasies made them during the Prohibition. In a time when any giggle juice could land you in the hoosegow, mobsters had their own ways of making sure the gin mill never ran dry and the drinks kept flowing. And big screen blockbusters like The Godfather, GoodFellas, and Scarface and small screen hits like The Sopranos and Boardwalk Empire ensure that our obsession with mobsters won't run dry, either. Mixology expert Albert W. A. Schmid shows how you can recreate the allure of the gangster bar life with step-by-step instructions on how to set up the best Prohibition-style bar and pour the drinks to match. Recipes include mob favorites like the Machete, the Paralyzer, Greyhound (Salty Dog), Say Hello to My Little Friend, and Angel Face, as well as classics like the Gimlet, Kamikaze, and Bee's Knees. How to Drink Like a Mobster also includes profiles of the most notorious mobsters' connections to the booze business, along with tips to stay under the radar in any speakeasy: always have at least one or more aliases ready, pay with cash, don't draw attention to yourself, and in the case of a raid, drink the evidence as fast as you can!

Book In Soft Drink Marketing a Funny Thing Happened on the Way to Market

Download or read In Soft Drink Marketing a Funny Thing Happened on the Way to Market PDF, written by W. Robert Watson and published by AuthorHouse. This book was released on 2014-02-25 with total page 49 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The stories in this book include a lot of marketing decisions, some of which include marketing mistakes that should be of great interest. The purpose of this marketing review is to provide knowledge of the marketing implemented by a major soft drink company on the way to the market, and to ensure that readers have a full understanding of the importance of what are known as the five Ps of marketing.

Book How To Drink

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  • Author : Victoria Moore
  • Publisher : Granta Books
  • Release : 2011-08-04
  • ISBN : 1847085393
  • Pages : 352 pages

Download or read How To Drink PDF, written by Victoria Moore and published by Granta Books. This book was released on 2011-08-04 with total page 352 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In the past few decades many of us have become foodies, but our new focus on flavour has been dominated by what we eat. In How to Drink Victoria Moore aims to redress the balance, by explaining how to drink well at all times of day, on all occasions, and across every season. Here are recipes for mint juleps in the spring, sloe gin in the autumn, hot buttered rum in the winter and for year-round showstoppers, including the world's best G&T. How to Drink is unique among drinks books - neither a garish cocktail guide, nor an intimidating wine book. It's a hugely readable and beautiful handbook, that aims to inform, entertain and, crucially, ensure you are never without the perfect drink for every occasion.

Book Drink

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  • Author : Iain Gately
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release : 2008-07-03
  • ISBN : 1440631263
  • Pages : 560 pages

Download or read Drink PDF, written by Iain Gately and published by Penguin. This book was released on 2008-07-03 with total page 560 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A spirited look at the history of alcohol, from the dawn of civilization to the modern day Alcohol is a fundamental part of Western culture. We have been drinking as long as we have been human, and for better or worse, alcohol has shaped our civilization. Drink investigates the history of this Jekyll and Hyde of fluids, tracing mankind's love/hate relationship with alcohol from ancient Egypt to the present day. Drink further documents the contribution of alcohol to the birth and growth of the United States, taking in the War of Independence, the Pennsylvania Whiskey revolt, the slave trade, and the failed experiment of national Prohibition. Finally, it provides a history of the world's most famous drinks-and the world's most famous drinkers. Packed with trivia and colorful characters, Drink amounts to an intoxicating history of the world.

Book Drink

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  • Author : Jane Peyton
  • Publisher : Summersdale Publishers LTD - ROW
  • Release : 2015-09-10
  • ISBN : 1783726326
  • Pages : 105 pages

Download or read Drink PDF, written by Jane Peyton and published by Summersdale Publishers LTD - ROW. This book was released on 2015-09-10 with total page 105 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: DID YOU KNOW... • A piece of toast was dropped into wine in ancient Rome to toast someone for good health? • The word ‘bridal’ originated from ‘bride ale’, a special alcohol brewed for a marriage feast? • Rum was so important in New England that a contract wasn’t considered sealed until a glass had been drunk? 'Drink' contains everything you have ever wanted to know about alcohol, from how to make absinthe to the cultural history of zythos (beer), and is packed with fascinating and curious facts about life’s ‘second greatest pleasure’ (according to essayist Samuel Johnson). Bottoms up!

Book Drink Like a Local London

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  • Author : Felipe Schrieberg
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release : 2022-11-29
  • ISBN : 1646432991
  • Pages : 121 pages

Download or read Drink Like a Local London PDF, written by Felipe Schrieberg and published by Simon and Schuster. This book was released on 2022-11-29 with total page 121 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Discover the hidden gems that embody the spirit of London with this go-to guide to the best signature cocktails in town. Explore the most popular hotspots, tube stops, and drinks that London has to offer. From classy rooftop bars to eccentric, hidden watering holes, take a tour through London’s diverse cocktail scene with this guide. Discover the unique character of each location and the signature recipes from these venues. You will feel like you're really there long before you order your first drink. Inside you’ll find: - 50 bar profiles and bartender highlights - Beautifully illustrated pages that showcase the heart of each location - Background on the bustling history of the London bar scene Never be without a drink with recipes from timeless locations and profiles on some of the best bartenders you’ve never heard of. Bring London's charm to your home bar anywhere in the world. You’ll find yourself right at home with Drink Like a Local London.

Book The Food and Drink Police

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  • Author : James T. Bennett
  • Publisher : Transaction Publishers
  • Release :
  • ISBN : 9781412836876
  • Pages : 178 pages

Download or read The Food and Drink Police PDF, written by James T. Bennett and published by Transaction Publishers. This book was released on with total page 178 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The Food and Drink Police is a thoroughgoing examination and critique of the efforts of government agencies and private organizations to regulate the dietary habits and choices of private citizens. General readers, nutritionists and scientists in general, doctors, and government policymakers will find this indispensable reading

Book The Wines of the Bible

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  • Author : A. M. Wilson
  • Publisher :
  • Release : 1877
  • ISBN :
  • Pages : 380 pages

Download or read The Wines of the Bible PDF, written by A. M. Wilson and published by . This book was released on 1877 with total page 380 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Having been a teetotaler for more than thirty years, the author's personal habits, associations, and sympathies have all been in favor of the unfermented theory; but the facts encountered in the present investigation have constrained him, reluctantly, to conclude that, so far as the wines of the ancients are concerned, unfermented wine is a myth. - Preface.

Book Drink and the Politics of Social Reform

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  • Author : Patricia E. Prestwich
  • Publisher : Palo Alto, Calif. : Society for the Promotion of Science and Scholarship
  • Release : 1988
  • ISBN :
  • Pages : 365 pages

Download or read Drink and the Politics of Social Reform PDF, written by Patricia E. Prestwich and published by Palo Alto, Calif. : Society for the Promotion of Science and Scholarship. This book was released on 1988 with total page 365 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: