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The House Of Mondavi

Author : Julia Flynn Siler
ISBN : 110121693X
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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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.

Journal Of The House Of Representatives Of The United States

Author : United States. Congress. House
ISBN : STANFORD:36105126775647
Genre : Legislation
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Some vols. include supplemental journals of "such proceedings of the sessions, as, during the time they were depending, were ordered to be kept secret, and respecting which the injunction of secrecy was afterwards taken off by the order of the House."

Congressional Record

Author : United States. Congress
ISBN : STANFORD:36105216466776
Genre : Law
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The Congressional Record is the official record of the proceedings and debates of the United States Congress. It is published daily when Congress is in session. The Congressional Record began publication in 1873. Debates for sessions prior to 1873 are recorded in The Debates and Proceedings in the Congress of the United States (1789-1824), the Register of Debates in Congress (1824-1837), and the Congressional Globe (1833-1873)

Financial Disclosure Reports Of Members Of The U S House Of Representatives For The Period Between January 1 1998 And December 31 1998

Author : United States. Congress House
ISBN : STANFORD:36105050061097
Genre : Financial disclosure
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Workforce Management

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ISBN : IND:30000117401863
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Wine Enthusiast

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ISBN : CORNELL:31924095726380
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Tasting The Good Life

Author : George Gmelch
ISBN : UIUC:30112109500675
Genre : Cooking
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While anthropologists often have been accused of failing to "study up," this book turns an anthropological lens on an elite activity – wine tasting. Five million people a year, from the US and abroad, travel to California's Napa Valley to experience the "good life": to taste fine wines, eat fine food, and immerse themselves in other sophisticated pleasures while surrounded by bucolic beauty. Written in a highly readable style by anthropologists George and Sharon Gmelch, Tasting the Good Life examines who wine tourists are and what the "tasting" experience is all about. It also examines the growth of wine tourism in the valley and the impact it is having on the landscape and the lives of the people who live there. In addition to the authors' own analysis, they present the personal narratives of 17 people who work in Napa tourism — from winemaker to vineyard manager, from celebrity chef to wait staff, from hot air balloonist to masseuse. Their stories provide unexpected and entertaining insights into this new form of tourism, the people who engage in it, its impact on a now iconic place, and American consumer culture in the 21st century.

California Country

Author : Diane Dorrans Saeks
ISBN : UVA:X004289160
Genre : Architecture
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With over 30,000 copies in print in hardcover, this lavishly illustrated volume is now available in a beautiful paperback edition. Over 200 full-color photographs showcase the work of such acclaimed architects and interior designers as Joseph Esherick, Frank Gehry, Michael Taylor, and Ellinor McGuire, all accompanied by historical commentary and detailed descriptions of 31 of California's most exquisite residences. Entertaining, informative, and inspirational California Country is a superb resource for designers and homeowners, or anyone who appreciates gracious living in country setting.

The Culinarian

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New West

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Arizona Journal Of International And Comparative Law

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U S News World Report

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Beverage Media

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The New Yorker

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Kevin Zraly S American Wine Guide 2008

Author : Kevin Zraly
ISBN : 140274403X
Genre : Antiques & Collectibles
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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.

Lost Kingdom

Author : Julia Flynn Siler
ISBN : 9780802194886
Genre : History
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The New York Times–bestselling author delivers “a riveting saga about Big Sugar flexing its imperialist muscle in Hawaii . . . A real gem of a book” (Douglas Brinkley, author of American Moonshot). Deftly weaving together a memorable cast of characters, Lost Kingdom brings to life the 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‘u was determined to enact a constitution to reinstate the monarchy’s power but was outmaneuvered by the United States. The annexation of Hawai‘i had begun, ushering in a new century of American imperialism. “An important chapter in our national history, one that most Americans don’t know but should.” —The New York Times Book Review “Siler gives us a riveting and intimate look at the rise and tragic fall of Hawaii’s royal family . . . A reminder that Hawaii remains one of the most breathtaking places in the world. Even if the kingdom is lost.” —Fortune “[A] well-researched, nicely contextualized history . . . [Indeed] ‘one of the most audacious land grabs of the Gilded Age.’” —Los Angeles Times

Migration As A Matter Of Time

Author : Lilia Soto
ISBN : UCAL:C3501298
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The Business Of Wine

Author : Geralyn Brostrom
ISBN : UCSC:32106017455681
Genre : Business & Economics
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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.

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