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Eggs, Cheese and Butter in Old Regime France By Jim Chevallier & Pierre Le Grand d'Aussy
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Green eggs were popular once, and long before Dr. Seuss, in France. Poached eggs were served with orange juice and spices. Easter eggs inspired not egg hunts, but loud, raucous processions. Cheese... More > might be eaten with sugar and even cinnamon. Brie and Parmesan cheese were popular long before modern times. Butter could be preserved with salt, but also by being melted and put in earthenware jars. On fast days, when meat was forbidden, sometimes eggs were allowed, in other periods they were not; the same thing was true of milk and cheese. These facts are all found in the brief but wide-ranging chapter the eighteenth century writer Le Grand d'Aussy included on eggs and dairy products in his three volumes on the history of French food. Two hundred years later, modern food historians still turn to Le Grand's work for information on various foods, and this new translation gives a sample of the varied and colorful information they find there.< Less
Hunting an Angel By Martin Alemann
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The end of 1960 is quickly nearing in the humid north eastern jungle of Argentina. All Jack O'Shea wants to do is to complete his eighth biography on famous characters that have shaped history. But... More > events quickly overtake him. The subject of his latest book becomes his hunter, threatening to take his family and friends apart. Jack is plunged into seven days of sheer hell in a roller coaster of a chase across the Argentine and Paraguay border. Justice and law are interpreted differently here and Jack quickly learns that if he and his twin children are to survive, he will need to take the law into his own hands. With the help of an unlikely quartet, in the shape of the enigmatic Rodriguez, the freshly arrived French bombshell Amélie, the local police Capitan Santano and the Swiss mayor of the small town Pieter, a plan is concocted. Time becomes their greatest enemy as the uncooperative Military Police from both countries, an ineffective communication system and even Mossad conspire against them< Less
Hunting an Angel By Martin Alemann
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The end of 1960 is quickly nearing in the humid north eastern jungle of Argentina. All Jack O'Shea wants to do is to complete his eighth biography on famous characters that have shaped history. But... More > events quickly overtake him. The subject of his latest book becomes his hunter, threatening to take his family and friends apart. Jack is plunged into seven days of sheer hell in a roller coaster of a chase across the Argentine and Paraguay border. Justice and law are interpreted differently here and Jack quickly learns that if he and his twin children are to survive, he will need to take the law into his own hands. With the help of an unlikely quartet, in the shape of the enigmatic Rodriguez, the freshly arrived French bombshell Amélie, the local police Capitan Santano and the Swiss mayor of the small town Pieter, a plan is concocted. Time becomes their greatest enemy as the uncooperative Military Police from both countries, an ineffective communication system and even Mossad conspire against them< Less
Mug & Mali's Miscellany By John Boose & Molly Boose
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Ever wonder how to tell which French foods are inedible? Do you want help naming ugly or disagreeable babies? Do you want to visit Dante’s modernized guide to Hell, solve an Ogden Nash... More > crossword puzzle, or discover the secrets of a hush-hush British cocktail research facility? Then get this eclectic mixture of photographs, puzzles, trivia (such as “The average person falls asleep every seven minutes;” “Leonardo da Vinci invented the fork lift;”), diagrams, jokes, and superstitions (“It is bad luck to walk under a bladder”). Also included are new aerospace cocktail recipes such as “Bird Strike,” and the “Lavatory Tank Shooter.” Readers will find the items startling and the cocktails addicting – or vice-versa. “Mug & Mali’s Miscellany” is ridiculous yet ludicrous, rivaling such books as “Are You Smarter than a Bacon Strip?” and “The Complete History of Toupee Adhesives.” It’s a piece of work that will keep you up nights reading and drinking. Enjoy!< Less
Utopia By Sir Thomas More
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Sir Thomas More,(1478–1535),historical and political writer, was born in London. In his 16th year he was placed in the household of Morton, Archbishop of Canterbury, In 1497 he went to Oxford,... More > where he became the friend of Erasmus and others, and came in contact with the new learning. He studied law at New Inn and Lincoln’s Inn, and for some time thought of entering the Church. He was, however, in 1504 sent up to Parliament, where his powerful speaking gained for him a high place. Among his works are a Life of Picus, Earl of Mirandula [1510], and a History of Richard III., written about 1513. His great work, Utopia, was written in Latin in two books — the second 1515, and the first 1516. It had immediate popularity, and was translated into French 1530, English 1551, German 1524, Italian 1548, and Spanish 1790. It gives an account of an imaginary island and people, under cover of which it describes the social and political condition of England, with suggested remedies for abuses.< Less
Ivanhoe By Walter Scott
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Ivanhoe is a historical novel written by Sir Walter Scott in 1819. Set in 12th-century England, Ivanhoe caused a resurgence in the popularity of the Romantic and Medieval ages. In it Scott recreates... More > the cultural conflict between the Normans and the Saxons, placing fictional characters into real historical events who interact with actual historical figures. This isn't a new concept for us today, but in the early 19th century, when history came to readers as dry facts and figures, this was hot stuff. Other 19th century historians such as Thomas Carlyle would feel the fever for this new kind of historical fiction, embodied in his retelling of the French Revolution. Ivanhoe is the story of one of the few remaining noble Saxon families amidst a domination of Norman nobility. Wilfred of Ivanhoe has fallen in love with his father's ward, Lady Rowena, and has pledged allegiance for the Norman king Richard The Lionheart; actions which caused Ivanhoe to be disinherited by his father.< Less
The Merickens: Inspiring Stories from Trinidad and Tobago By Nazru Deen
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- Freed from US slavery, African-Americans resettle and prosper in Trinidad (The Merickens); - East Indian indentured labourers build prosperous lives in Trinidad (The Last Ship); - Syrian... More > immigrants bound for the USA choose Trinidad instead (Syrian Flyers); - English Ship Captain loses shipload of supplies at cards (Poker); - Canadian French Immersion teacher discovers surprisingly emotional connection to Trinidad (Sister in Law). Some of the original, exciting and inspiring stories of strong women and men in Trinidad and Tobago. Enjoy the read! Praise for The Merickens: “An excellent representation of the lives of the hardworking people of Trinidad and Tobago.Every story captures the true essence of struggle, sacrifice and perseverance.The Prodigal was so heartwarming!” Dr. Sara Ali, Ottawa, Canada. “I had no idea that American ex-slaves settled in Trinidad!Inspiring story! I would be delighted to read this story to a high school History class. Garry Gauthier, Retired High< Less
In Harm's Way: Aces In Spades By Clash Bowley
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In Harm's Way: Aces In Spades is a roleplaying game about being a fighter pilot during the Great War. Aces In Spades is designed to emulate the feel of the historical aviation adventures of many... More > films and novels rather than the actual history. Play British, American, German, or French characters, and Army, Marine or Naval characters. Troupe Play: Players play three characters, a Pilot Officer, a Staff Officer, and a Ground Crewman. Add to your chance of success due to your reputation. Accumulate Notice and add your Interest to advance in rank. In order to get Notice, you must burn with zeal and throw yourself headlong in harm's way. There can be only one Leader. Is it going to be you, or the guy sitting next to you? You can take wounds for your aircraft, rather than losing something more vital in your fragile fabric-covered aeroplane. New Dogfighting system with 16 important aeroplanes of the Great War on individual Dogfighting Sheets. < Less
Audatia Game Boucicault Deck By Guy Windsor
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The Print and Play files for one Audatia character: Boucicault! Audatia is a two-player swordfighting card game based on authentic historical swordsmanship. You can play by printing out two copies of... More > this character, or buy another character deck. As far as possible the game reproduces the system of swordsmanship from a manuscript written around 1410, Il Fior di Battaglia (The Flower of Battle), by an Italian master, Fiore dei Liberi. All of the terminology, and most of the specific rules, are derived from that book. Jean Le Maingre II (1366-1421), known as Boucicaut, was a famous knight, a Marshal of France, and lead the vanguard of French knights at the battle of Agincourt in 1415, where he was captured. He fought two duels with Galeazzo da Mantoa: in Padua, in 1395, and in Genoa in 1406. Unfortunately, Galeazzo was a student of Fiore himself--and won both duels. Let’s see if you can change history! You can download the rules free from this site, or from guywindsor.net/blog/audatia< Less
In Harm's Way: Aces In Spades By clash bowley
eBook (PDF): $11.25
In Harm's Way: Aces In Spades is a roleplaying game about being a fighter pilot during the Great War. Aces In Spades is designed to emulate the feel of the historical aviation adventures of many... More > films and novels rather than the actual history. Play British, American, German, or French characters, and Army, Marine or Naval characters. Troupe Play: Players play three characters, a Pilot Officer, a Staff Officer, and a Ground Crewman. Add to your chance of success due to your reputation. Accumulate Notice and add your Interest to advance in rank. In order to get Notice, you must burn with zeal and throw yourself headlong in harm's way. There can be only one Leader. Is it going to be you, or the guy sitting next to you? You can take wounds for your aircraft, rather than losing something more vital in your fragile fabric-covered aeroplane. New Dogfighting system with 16 important aeroplanes of the Great War on individual Dogfighting Sheets.< Less

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