Southern Spirits

Author: Robert F. Moss
Publisher: Ten Speed Press
ISBN: 1607748681
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A captivating narrative history that traces liquor, beer, and wine drinking in the American South, including 40 cocktail recipes. Ask almost anyone to name a uniquely Southern drink, and bourbon and mint juleps--perhaps moonshine--are about the only beverages that come up. But what about rye whiskey, Madeira wine, and fine imported Cognac? Or peach brandy, applejack, and lager beer? At various times in the past, these drinks were as likely to be found at the Southern bar as barrel-aged bourbon and raw corn likker. The image of genteel planters in white suits sipping mint juleps on the veranda is a myth that never was--the true picture is far more complex and fascinating. Southern Spirits is the first book to tell the full story of liquor, beer, and wine in the American South. This story is deeply intertwined with the region, from the period when British colonists found themselves stranded in a new world without their native beer, to the 21st century, when classic spirits and cocktails of the pre-Prohibition South have come back into vogue. Along the way, the book challenges the stereotypes of Southern drinking culture, including the ubiquity of bourbon and the geographic definition of the South itself, and reveals how that culture has shaped the South and America as a whole.

Bourbon And Bullets

Author: John C. Tramazzo
Publisher: U of Nebraska Press
ISBN: 1640121447
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American soldiers, sailors, airmen, and marines carried whiskey at Yorktown, Gettysburg, Manila, and Da Nang. It bolstered their courage, calmed their nerves, and treated their maladies. As a serious American whiskey drinker, John C. Tramazzo noticed how military service and whiskey went hand in hand during his service as a commissioned officer in the U.S. Army. In Bourbon and Bullets Tramazzo reveals the rich and dramatic connection between bourbon and military service in America. Although others have discussed whiskey's place in military history, Bourbon and Bullets explores the relationship between military service and some of the most notable whiskey distillers and executives working today. American servicemen Weller, Handy, Stagg, Van Winkle, and Bulleit all experienced combat before they became household names for American whiskey enthusiasts. In small towns and big cities across America, veterans of armed conflict in Panama, Somalia, Haiti, Iraq, and Afghanistan cook mash, operate stills, and push the booming industry to new heights. Bourbon and Bullets delves into the lives and military careers of these whiskey distillers and tells the story of whiskey's role on the battlefield and in the American military community.

The American Spirit Volume 1

Author: Thomas Andrew Bailey
Publisher: D C Heath & Company
ISBN: 9780395871003
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Presents the social and political history of the United States through contemporary source materials from the era of Reconstruction to the present day.

Elephants In Thailand Vol 1

Author: Joachim Schliesinger
Publisher: Booksmango
ISBN: 1633232336
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The elephant is the national symbol of Thailand. Yet, despite its close association with the people of the country over the centuries and the many services it has rendered to the kings and ordinary men, its very future survival hangs in the balance. This first volume, Elephants in Thailand – Mahouts and their Cultures Today, describes in detail the various ethnic groups, such as the Central Thai, Southern Thai, Yuan, Tai Yai, Tai Lue, Tai Yong, Tai Khoen, Lao Isan, Khorat Thai, Phuan, Kui, Mon, Khamu, Mpi, Lawa and Karen, and their specific elephant traditions, some extinct but most still alive. One-hundred-and-eighteen images show the daily life of the elephant today. This volume also provides a bibliography about literature concerning elephants.

Haunted Southern Nights Vol 2 The Haunted Backyard

Author: Deborah Collard
Publisher: Lulu.com
ISBN: 0615187706
Size: 38.72 MB
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Deborah takes you to her most secret haunted location "The Haunted Backyard". Mysteries of the paranormal beyond most human comprehension play hide and seek there, boggling the minds of the most experienced paranormal investigators. What hides in this domain called "The Haunted Backyard"? When you flip through the pages of this book you will see pictures that will linger in your mind for ages to come, your curiosity peaked as to how this could be.

The New Encyclopedia Of Southern Culture

Author: Carol Crown
Publisher: UNC Press Books
ISBN: 1469607999
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Folk art is one of the American South's most significant areas of creative achievement, and this comprehensive yet accessible reference details that achievement from the sixteenth century through the present. This volume of The New Encyclopedia of Southern Culture explores the many forms of aesthetic expression that have characterized southern folk art, including the work of self-taught artists, as well as the South's complex relationship to national patterns of folk art collecting. Fifty-two thematic essays examine subjects ranging from colonial portraiture, Moravian material culture, and southern folk pottery to the South's rich quilt-making traditions, memory painting, and African American vernacular art, and 211 topical essays include profiles of major folk and self-taught artists in the region.

The Southern Version Of Cursor Mundi Vol I Lines 1 9228

Author: Sarah M. Horrall
Publisher: University of Ottawa Press
ISBN: 0776648055
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The medieval poem Cursor Mundi is a biblical verse account of the history of the world, offering a chronological overview of salvation history from Creation to Doomsday. Originating in northern England around the year 1300, the poem was frequently copied in the north before appearing in a southern version in substantially altered form. Although it is a storehouse of popular medieval biblical lore and a fascinating study in the eclectic use of more than a dozen sources, the poem has until now attracted little scholarly attention. This five-part collaborative edition presents the Arundel version of the poem with variants from three others. In addition it provides a discussion of sources and analogues, detailed explanatory notes, and a bibliography.

The American Spirit United States History As Seen By Contemporaries

Author: David M. Kennedy
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 0495800015
Size: 47.21 MB
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This detailed primary source reader focuses on political, diplomatic, and social history, presenting documents that include travel literature, religious sermons, newspaper articles, court testimony, and diary entries. An ideal companion for THE AMERICAN PAGEANT, the text can be used with any U.S. history survey text. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.