wine and war

📒Wine And War by Donald & Petie Kladstrup

Genre : Biography & Autobiography
Publisher : Hachette UK
ISBN_10 : 9781444717570
Copyright Year : 2011-09-01
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DESCRIPTION : In the vineyards, wine caves, and cellars of France as war and occupation came to the country winemakers acted heroically not only to save the best wines but to defend their way of life. These are the true stories of vignerons who sheltered Jewish refugees in their cellars and of winemakers who risked their lives to aid the resistance. They made chemicals in secret laboratories to fuel the resistance and fled from the Gestapo when arrests became imminent. There were treacheries too, as some of the nation's winemakers supported the Vichy regime or the Germans themselves and collaborated. Donald Kladstrup is a retired American network correspondent. He and his wife Petie have accumulated these fascinating stories, told with the pace and action that will fascinate fiction and non-fiction readers alike.

Genre : History
Publisher : Durban House Publishing Company Incorporated
ISBN_10 : 1930754264
Copyright Year : 2002
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DESCRIPTION : Allows the reader to go inside the Vietnam conflict where even in the midst of deplorable conditions when carrying out an undefined combat mission, the Americans--by their very nature--are fun-loving and compassionate people.

📒War Wine And Taxes by John V. C. Nye

Genre : Business & Economics
Publisher : Princeton University Press
ISBN_10 : 9780691190495
Copyright Year : 2018-06-26
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DESCRIPTION : In War, Wine, and Taxes, John Nye debunks the myth that Britain was a free-trade nation during and after the industrial revolution, by revealing how the British used tariffs--notably on French wine--as a mercantilist tool to politically weaken France and to respond to pressure from local brewers and others. The book reveals that Britain did not transform smoothly from a mercantilist state in the eighteenth century to a bastion of free trade in the late nineteenth. This boldly revisionist account gives the first satisfactory explanation of Britain's transformation from a minor power to the dominant nation in Europe. It also shows how Britain and France negotiated the critical trade treaty of 1860 that opened wide the European markets in the decades before World War I. Going back to the seventeenth century and examining the peculiar history of Anglo-French military and commercial rivalry, Nye helps us understand why the British drink beer not wine, why the Portuguese sold liquor almost exclusively to Britain, and how liberal, eighteenth-century Britain managed to raise taxes at an unprecedented rate--with government revenues growing five times faster than the gross national product. War, Wine, and Taxes stands in stark contrast to standard interpretations of the role tariffs played in the economic development of Britain and France, and sheds valuable new light on the joint role of commercial and fiscal policy in the rise of the modern state.

📒War Wine And Valour by Dr. Douglas M. Baker

Genre : Biography & Autobiography
Publisher : Baker eBooks Publishing
ISBN_10 : 9781625690357
Copyright Year : 2014-04-16
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DESCRIPTION : War, Wine and Valour: Five years fighting the Nazis. War, Wine and Valour is the true account of a bunch of kids, almost all of them straight out of high school, caught up in the wave of patriotism that ran counter to the rantings and strategies of Adolf Hitler. Not as cruel and hopeless as Erich Remarque's "All Quiet On The Western Front", which took place in the area of a few trenches, this book reflects with the same intensity the spread of the 20th Century horror named World War Two. The narrative is as factual as the ongoing war diaries of the author's personal experiences which thread the story through its six long years. The boys grew into men almost always in the face of diabolical threats and acts of infamy which were called Nazism. The author was wounded on three separate occasions, twice dangerously, firstly in infantry in the battles of Gazala and El Alamein and thereafter in tanks in Italy leading to the capture of Florence. On one occasion he absconded from hospital in bandages and returned to his regiment to fight with his comrades again. The book is a study in the psychology of men at bay confronted repeatedly with bombardment, direct attack by Stukas and other Nazi terror, and replying with bayonet charges, fighting patrols at night, counter-attacks under creeping barrages and close combat in tank battles. Numerous living characters from the ranks carry the story with freshness and pace, humour and vivid imagery. The author's war diaries have provided settings with accurate richness of detail from the wilds of central Abyssinia to the mid-winter of 1944/5 in the Italian Apennines. Gripping events, graphic pictures, surprising maps and extraordinary detail! 522 pages with 33 maps and 52 pictures

Genre : History
Publisher : Institute of Southeast Asian Studies
ISBN_10 : 9789814517829
Copyright Year : 2013-09-04
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DESCRIPTION : What would a history that put women at the centre of the rise and fall of kingdoms be like? When the armies of Khubilai arrived on Java in 1293, they found themselves in the middle of two warring states. Two historical traditions developed concerning the ensuing events: the official Chinese dynastic records in which no women are mentioned, and a number of Javanese histories and poems in which everything depends upon the actions and fates of certain women. The Chinese account has long been regarded as factual, whilst the Javanese versions have been dismissed as mere romance, their women stereotypical representations of male fantasies. But what happens if the women and the narratives about them are taken seriously rather than dismissed? Of Palm Wine, Women and War offers just such a reading.

📒The Wine Of Astonishment by Earl Lovelace

Genre : Fiction
Publisher : Heinemann
ISBN_10 : 0435988808
Copyright Year : 1986
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DESCRIPTION : Disgusted that his people will not act against the British government controlling Trinidad, Bolo robs and intimidates his fellow islanders

Genre : Cooking
Publisher : Univ of California Press
ISBN_10 : 9780520241763
Copyright Year : 2005-07-05
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DESCRIPTION : Wine-making in the United States as it was carried out under Prohibition and then as it developed and spread to all fifty states after the repeal of Prohibition is described in this account of the American vintner's art as it has evolved into a successful enterprise.

📒A Companion To California Wine by Charles L. Sullivan

Genre : Cooking
Publisher : Univ of California Press
ISBN_10 : 0520920872
Copyright Year : 1998-10-01
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DESCRIPTION : California is the nation's great vineyard, supplying grapes for most of the wine produced in the United States. The state is home to more than 700 wineries, and California's premier wines are recognized throughout the world. But until now there has been no comprehensive guide to California wine and winemaking. Charles L. Sullivan's A Companion to California Wine admirably fills that gap—here is the reference work for consumers, wine writers, producers, and scholars. Sullivan's encyclopedic handbook traces the Golden State's wine industry from its mission period and Gold Rush origins down to last year's planting and vintage statistics. All aspects of wine are included, and wine production from vine propagation to bottling is described in straightforward language. There are entries for some 750 wineries, both historical and contemporary; for more than 100 wine grape varieties, from Aleatico to Zinfandel; and for wine types from claret to vermouth—all given in a historical context. In the book's foreword the doyen of wine writers, Hugh Johnson, tells of his own forty-year appreciation of California wine and its history. "Charles Sullivan's Companion," he adds, "will provide the grist for debate, speculation, and reminiscence from now on. With admirable dispassion he sets before us just what has happened in the plot so far."

📒French Wine by Rod Phillips

Genre : Business & Economics
Publisher : Univ of California Press
ISBN_10 : 9780520285231
Copyright Year : 2016-10-11
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DESCRIPTION : "A survey of the long-term history of wine in France, this is a readable and relatively compact history of the 2,500 years that separate the present from the time that Etruscans, Greeks, and Romans first brought to ancient France and planted the first vineyards there. The book traces this long history at a number of levels: the expansion and contraction of regional and national vineyard areas; long- and short-term changes in the volumes of wine produced; the effects of long- and short-term climate shifts on viticulture and wine production; the emergence of recognizable wine regions and designated appellations; changing methods of viticulture and winemaking; the marketing of wine locally and regionally within France and internationally; the reception of wine on domestic and foreign markets; the diverging levels of quality and the emergence of prestigious wine regions and estates; the evolving definition of terroir; the regulation of wine production and sales and the prevention of fraud; patterns of wine consumption in France; and the relationship of wine to gender, class, health, religion, and identity in France."--Provided by publisher.

Genre : Biography & Autobiography
Publisher : Univ of California Press
ISBN_10 : 9780520269538
Copyright Year : 2012
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DESCRIPTION : Praise for Thomas Pinney's "A History of Wine in America" "Exhaustively researched. . ..invaluable to serious scholars of the grape. Fascinating reading." --"San Francisco Chronicle" "Revealing a sharp eye for detail and a dry, low-key wit, Pinney writes in an engaging style and with remarkable clarity." --"Wine Spectator" "Definitive. . ..an important work of historical literature." --"Wine & Spirits" "An indispensable view of. . .a remarkable time." --"Decanter"