A chance conversation with a Provenal vigneron leads to the most unlikely of quests - a hunt to find France's palest ros. Extremely Pale Ros is a richly entertaining and informative account of the travels of Jamie, his wife Tanya and their ebullient friend Peter, as they take up this challenge. Giving up their lives in London, they quickly discover an unfortunate truth - the French won't treat ros or their quest seriously. Ros is seen as a poor cousin to red and white wine, drunk as an aperitif or to wash away the taste of spicy food. In bars, boulangeries and boucheries from Bordeaux to Bandol, Jamie, Tanya and Peter are recommended diverse vineyards to visit, and as they travel they encounter the beginnings of a ros revolution - French attitudes to pale pink wine appear to be changing, but is it too little too late to help them succeed in their quest? With wit, candour and wonderful storytelling, Jamie Ivey maintains a tradition of excellence in food and travel writing. Readers are left with dreams of France, summer days, baguettes, and . . . extremely pale ros.
Enraptured critics praised Bart Schneider's first novel, Blue Bossa, as "a haunting portrait ... a new work of art" (Chicago Tribune), "a heart-rending story" (San Francisco Chronicle), and "superb . . . masterful . . . breathtaking" (Minneapolis Star-Tribune). Now, Schneider writes about a time simmering with social revolution, but rarely explored in fiction: the mid-1960s in San Francisco. Secret Love tells a double love story. Jake Roseman, a fortyfive-year-old widowed attorney and media darling, whistles jazz as he leads protests with a surer touch than he can apply to his personal life. When Nisa Bohem, a young black actress and activist, recently moved to Chinatown, is drawn to Jake, the two embark on an exquisitely playful and complex romance. Nisa's actor friend Peter also crosses the color line in his love for Simon Sims, the estranged son of a Baptist minister who tries to reconcile his homosexuality with his participation in the Nation of Islam. All four find themselves navigating a strange country of taboo relationships, in the shadow of the Golden Gate. A compelling novel with vivid characters, steeped in the atmosphere and action of the times, Secret Love will appeal to readers who were present in the sixties and to new generations fascinated by an unforgettable period in American history.
Since its inception the United States has sent envoys to advance American interests abroad, both across oceans and to areas that later became part of the country. Little has been known about these first envoys until now. From China to Chile, Tripoli to Tahiti, Mexico to Muscat, Peter D. Eicher chronicles the experience of the first American envoys in foreign lands. Their stories, often stranger than fiction, are replete with intrigues, revolutions, riots, war, shipwrecks, swashbucklers, desperadoes, and bootleggers. The circumstances the diplomats faced were precursors to today?s headlines: Americans at war in the Middle East, intervention in Latin America, pirates off Africa, trade deficits with China. Early envoys abroad faced hostile governments, physical privations, disease, isolation, and the daunting challenge of explaining American democracy to foreign rulers. Many suffered threats from tyrannical despots, some were held as slaves or hostages, and others led foreign armies into battle. Some were heroes, some were scoundrels, and many perished far from home . From the American Revolution to the Civil War, Eicher profiles the characters who influenced the formative period of American diplomacy and the first steps the United States took as a world power. Their experiences combine to chart key trends in the development of early U.S. foreign policy that continue to affect us today. Raising the Flag illuminates how American ideas, values, and power helped shape the modern world.
Dieses Buch verffentlicht erstmals den Nachlass des radikalen Demokraten der Mrz-Revolution Karl Nauwerck (18101891). Es wertet die aufgefundenen persnlichen und literarischen Dokumente der Jugendzeit kritisch aus und publiziert die Archivalien seines Vaters Ludwig, seiner Kinder und Enkel, die ebenfalls im Karl-Nauwerck-Familienarchiv (KNFA) gesichert sind. Die vielfltigen Dokumente und Briefe belegen die politischen, gesellschafts- und kulturgeschichtlichen wie persnlich-privaten Beziehungen zwischen der Familie Nauwerck und bedeutenden Persnlichkeiten seit Ende des 18. Jahrhunderts: J. W. v. Archenholtz, C.L. Fernow, J.W. Goethe, J.H. Meyer, C.F. Zelter, F.D. Bassermann, R. Blum, S. Born, A. Geiger, M. Hartmann, A. Herzen, A.H. Hoffmann v. Fallersleben, J. Jacoby, A. Ruge, F.T. Vischer oder C. Vogt.