The House of Mondavi

The House of Mondavi Author Julia Flynn Siler
ISBN-10 110121693X
Release 2007-06-19
Pages 464
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An epic, scandal-plagued story of the immigrant family that built—and then spectacularly lost—a global wine empire Set in California’s lush Napa Valley and spanning four generations of a talented and visionary family, The House of Mondavi is a tale of genius, sibling rivalry, and betrayal. From 1906, when Italian immigrant Cesare Mondavi passed through Ellis Island, to the Robert Mondavi Corp.’s twenty-first-century battle over a billion-dollar fortune, award-winning journalist Julia Flynn brings to life both the place and the people in this riveting family drama. The blood feuds are as spectacular as the business triumphs. Cesare’s sons, Robert and Peter, literally came to blows in the 1960s during a dispute touched off by the purchase of a mink coat, resulting in Robert’s exile from the family—and his subsequent founding of a winery that would set off a revolution in American winemaking. Robert’s sons, Michael and Timothy, as passionate in their own ways as their visionary father, waged battle with each other for control of the company before Michael’s expansive ambitions ultimately led to a board coup and the sale of the business to an international conglomerate. A meticulously reported narrative based on thousands of hours of interviews, The House of Mondavi is bound to become a classic.



Her Best Kept Secret

Her Best Kept Secret Author Gabrielle Glaser
ISBN-10 9781439184400
Release 2013-07-02
Pages 256
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“Glaser has written an engaging account of women and drink, citing fascinating studies about modern stressors…and evidence that some problem drinkers can learn moderation….Bound to stir controversy” (People). In Her Best-Kept Secret, journalist Gabrielle Glaser uncovers a hidden-in-plain-sight drinking epidemic. Using “investigative rigor and thoughtful analysis” (The Boston Globe), Glaser is the first to document that American women are drinking more often than ever and in ever-larger quantities in this “substantial book, interested in hard facts and nuance rather than hand-wringing” (The New York Times Book Review). She shows that contrary to the impression offered on reality TV, young women alone aren’t driving these statistics—their moms and grandmothers are, too. But Glaser doesn’t wag a finger. Instead, in a funny and tender voice, Glaser looks at the roots of the problem, explores the strange history of women and alcohol in America, drills into the emerging and counterintuitive science about that relationship, and asks: Are women getting the help they need? Is it possible to return from beyond the sipping point and develop a healthy relationship with the bottle? Glaser reveals that, for many women, joining Alcoholics Anonymous is not the answer—it is part of the problem. She shows that as scientists and health professionals learn more about women’s particular reactions to alcohol, they are coming up with new and more effective approaches to excessive drinking. In that sense, Glaser offers modern solutions to a very modern problem.



BusinessWeek

BusinessWeek Author
ISBN-10 UCSC:32106019329330
Release 2008
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Lost Kingdom

Lost Kingdom Author Julia Flynn Siler
ISBN-10 9780802194886
Release 2012-01-03
Pages 480
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Around 200 A.D., intrepid Polynesians arrived at an undisturbed archipelago. For centuries, their descendants lived with little contact from the western world. In 1778, their isolation was shattered with the arrival of Captain Cook. Deftly weaving together a memorable cast of characters, Lost Hawaii brings to life the ensuing clash between a vulnerable Polynesian people and relentlessly expanding capitalist powers. Portraits of royalty and rogues, sugar barons, and missionaries combine into a sweeping tale of the Hawaiian Kingdom’s rise and fall. At the center of the story is Lili‘uokalani, the last queen of Hawai‘i. Born in 1838, she lived through the nearly complete economic transformation of the islands. Lucrative sugar plantations gradually subsumed the majority of the land, owned almost exclusively by white planters, dubbed the “Sugar Kings.” Hawai‘i became a prize in the contest between America, Britain, and France, each seeking to expand their military and commercial influence in the Pacific. The monarchy had become a figurehead, victim to manipulation from the wealthy sugar plantation owners. Lili‘uokalani was determined to enact a constitution to reinstate the monarchy’s power but was outmaneuvered by the U.S. The annexation of Hawai‘i had begun, ushering in a new century of American imperialism.



The Culinarian

The Culinarian Author
ISBN-10 CORNELL:31924088344043
Release 2008
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U S News World Report

U S  News   World Report Author
ISBN-10 UOM:39015064090213
Release 2007
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U S News and World Report

U S  News and World Report Author
ISBN-10 STANFORD:36105133485578
Release 2007-07
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Judgment of Paris

Judgment of Paris Author George M. Taber
ISBN-10 9780743297325
Release 2006-11-21
Pages 336
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Looks at an event held in 1976 in which French judges, during a blind taste-test, chose unknown California wines to be superior to France's best wines. Reprint. 50,000 first printing.



Migration as a Matter of Time

Migration as a Matter of Time Author Lilia Soto
ISBN-10 UCAL:C3501298
Release 2008
Pages 488
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Decanter

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ISBN-10 CORNELL:31924095729202
Release 2007-10
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Huntingtons Clash of civilisations und die USA nach dem 11 September

Huntingtons  Clash of civilisations  und die USA nach dem 11  September Author Marion Näser
ISBN-10 9783638650922
Release 2007
Pages 56
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Studienarbeit aus dem Jahr 2003 im Fachbereich Ethnologie / Volkskunde, Note: 1-, Philipps-Universitat Marburg (Institut fur Europaische Ethnologie und Kulturwissenschaft), Veranstaltung: Seminar "Lekturekurs Samuel Huntington: Kampf der Kulturen," 45 Quellen im Literaturverzeichnis, Sprache: Deutsch, Abstract: Der 11. September wurde oft als Bruch in der Geschichte und als Bestatigung fur die Thesen Samuel Huntingtons vom Clash of Civilizations" gesehen. Diese Arbeit widmet sich der Frage, wie Huntington im post-9/11- und prae-Irak-Kriegs-Amerika rezipiert wurde und ob Huntingtons Theorie auf den 11. September, den sogenannten islamischen Terrorismus" und die darauffolgenden Ereignisse (zum Beispiel den Irak-Krieg) uberhaupt zutrifft beziehungsweise wie ein Gegenentwurf aussehen konnte. Zu diesem Zweck erfolgt in einem ersten Schritt ein kurzes Resumee der Thesen Huntingtons sowie eine Analyse und Kritik seines Kulturkonzeptes. Der zweite Teil der Untersuchung ist der Analyse der Rezeption Huntingtons in der amerikanischen Offentlichkeit und bei den amerikanischen Regierungsvertretern nach dem 11. September gewidmet. Dabei soll die Frage beantwortet werden, inwiefern sich die Rhetorik beziehungsweise das Kulturkonzept Huntingtons in der Erklarung der amerikanischen Intellektuellen und bei Bush und seinen Beratern findet. Eine einschlagige Untersuchung zu diesem Thema liegt bisher meines Wissens nicht vor. Ich habe mich als Quellen zum einen auf das Manifest der 60 Intellektuellen What we are fighting for" vom 12.02.02,1 dessen Mitunterzeichner Huntington ist, zum anderen auf Reden des Prasidenten und seiner Chefberater Wolfowitz (Vizeverteidigungsminister) und Rice (Nationale Sicherheitsberaterin) vom 10. 11.01 bis September 2003 bezogen. Im dritten Teil der Arbeit werde ich eine Gegenposition zu Huntington entwerfen, deren Hauptargument eine Konvergenz statt einer Divergenz beziehungsweise eines Clash" der Kulturen sein wird. Als Hintergrundliteratur und Ausga



Braille Books

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ISBN-10 UOM:39015088937092
Release 2011
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The Business of Wine

The Business of Wine Author Geralyn Brostrom
ISBN-10 0313354006
Release 2009
Pages 304
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This encyclopedia is a necessary part of wine education for everyone from the curious consumer to the oenophile or business student and industry professional.



Wine Enthusiast

Wine Enthusiast Author
ISBN-10 CORNELL:31924095726380
Release 2007-08
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Decantations

Decantations Author Frank Prial
ISBN-10 0312302622
Release 2002-11-18
Pages 320
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A leading wine expert and New York Times columnist shares his best columns on his favorite subject spanning twenty-five years, with articles on wine making, drinking, and vintages from around the globe. Reprint. 15,000 first printing.



The Publishers Weekly

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ISBN-10 UCSD:31822036083590
Release 2007
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Kevin Zraly s American Wine Guide

Kevin Zraly s American Wine Guide Author Kevin Zraly
ISBN-10 140274403X
Release 2007
Pages 246
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Covering vineyards from all 50 states, this volume will quench readers' need for information and advice on this booming topic. A map of each state indicates the grape-growing areas and notable labels.