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The scarcity of Louisiana’s recorded past provides a great opportunity for the return of François Martin’s intriguing work, The History of Louisiana. Originally published in 1827, this is one of the classic historical studies of the Pelican State by one of Louisiana’s most thorough early historians. Martin befriended many leading figures of eighteenth, and nineteenth-century Louisiana, enabling him to write from a personal knowledge of people and events. Paperback.
Holt Collier is best known as the guide who led President Roosevelt on the historic bear hunt that resulted in the naming of the Teddy bear. In his younger days, Holt’s adventures were extremely risky. From his days as a scout in the Civil War to the time he helped break up a gang of Mississippi River pirates, he always had a thirst for high adventure. And he always knew how to handle the danger. Hardcover.
Do you know how the Teddy bear got its name? When Teddy Roosevelt decided that he wanted to go bear hunting in Mississippi, his friends knew that the only guide experienced enough to escort the president of the United States was Holt Collier, the son of slaves and the best bear hunter in the South.
With more than eight thousand restaurants, the Houston area boasts a wonderfully diverse and rich culinary culture, not to mention an outstanding offering of desserts. Pelican’s Classic Recipes Series comes to the Space City with this presentation of dozens of luxuriously photographed cakes, pies, tarts, custards, cookies, ice cream, and more from the city’s best and most iconic restaurants and chefs.
This delicious offering of Mexican dishes from Houston’s famous and favorite restaurants presents dozens of classic and contemporary recipes side by side, enticing the home cook to bring the unique flavors of Houston’s Mexican cuisine to the table. The traditional flavors of fresh lime, cilantro, fiery peppers, and creamy queso infuse the dishes with authentic Mexican flavor while the signature local touches mark each recipe as unmistakably Houstonian. Real Guacamole from Yelapa, Poblano Mole Enchiladas from La Guadalupana, Carnitas from Santos, and Dos Leches y Canela Flan from Rebecca Masson are among the book’s showcase selections.
This delicious offering of seafood favorites from Houston’s famous restaurants showcases classic seafood preparations alongside those with a decidedly non-traditional approach bringing the unique flavors of Houston’s Gulf Coast cuisine to the kitchen. Filled with tips from well known chefs and award-winning newcomers, this book offers advice for the home cook on selecting and preparing the “fruits of the sea” and is sure to become a favorite for every seafood lover.
While artist Luz-Maria Lopez was growing up in Honduras, her grandmother would share stories about her Mayan ancestors, such as the legend of the finger people. The tale begins with the lonely gods in heaven. Though they created flowers and beasts to roam the forest, they lacked companionship. They created a man out of clay, but he melted. A man made of wood caught fire, and a man made of gold lacked an appreciation for nature’s beauty.
Hypnosis is a useful, yet misunderstood, healing tool. It is an effective treatment for a variety of illnesses, including chronic pain, addiction, and stress. Hypnotherapy: A Client-Centered Approach fuses case studies and therapeutic techniques into a fascinating introduction to the practice and theory of hypnotherapy for practitioners as well as consumers.
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Hypnosis is a useful, yet misunderstood, healing tool. It is an effective treatment for a variety of illnesses, including chronic pain, addiction, and stress. Hypnotherapy: A Client-Centered Approach fuses case studies and therapeutic techniques into a fascinating introduction to the practice and theory of hypnotherapy for practitioners as well as consumers. Hardcover.
Life in the beehive might seem like it’s all honey and games, but things can get a little sticky for ordinary bees. In this charming story, a young bee faces familiar childhood insecurities: not fitting in, feeling lost, and not knowing who (or how) bees should be. Should he be a green bee, a pink bee, a pig with wings, or a fish that sings? With all these possibilities, it’s no wonder he’s got his wings in a knot!
It’s been said that librarians take their love of books to the extreme. In this story, Miss Devine, a bun-wearing bibliophile, has a passion for literacy that reaches new heights. She has actually chewed on a word, claims one small witness to this outrageous event. What is that word?
Offering innovative insights into such New Orleans mainstays as “Carnival,” “Sports,” and “The Quarter,” Laborde provides a look at aspects of Crescent City living usually reserved for residents. These essays include an Orleanian ode entitled, “In Praise of the Potato Poor Boy” and several explorations and explanations of Mr. Bingle, “the only symbol of Christmas that is unique to New Orleans.” Paperback.
Rose Mula squeezes sour, run-of-the-mill experiences into “that’s just how I feel” lemonade. If These Are Laugh Lines, I’m Having Way Too Much Fun is Rose’s personal observations on topics as diverse as fashion, pet peeves, cooking, email, television talk shows, procrastination, and running late. She adds just enough sugar to have you laughing at yourself and the lemons in your life.
Jim Metcalf, like Robert Frost before him, was a poet whose commentaries on everyday objects and events offer a keen insight into man, nature, and ourselves. During his life, Metcalf was the fourth best-selling poet in the United States, with 52,000 copies of his books sold in only three years. A new generation of readers can now hear what thousands of New Orleanians heard on his television broadcasts of the 1970s. Audiocassette.
Iris Wall was anything but an average girl. While most girls in 1939 were learning how to quilt and crochet, Iris was a “twistin’, turnin’, buckin’ bundle of blue twisted steel.” She grew up breaking horses, and riding rodeos in Florida. Although her family didn’t have a radio or television, there was never any shortage of entertainment. There were weekend bonfires and riding everywhere on her very own horse, but the thing Iris loved most in the world was cow hunting.
Beginning in ancient times, symbols of luck (four-leaf clover) and faith (Celtic Cross) established themselves in the Irish culture and have survived for centuries. The country’s rich history extends from the Rock of Dunamase and Kilkenny Castle to the legends of St. Patrick and Finn MacCool.
Jack Hinson never planned to become a deadly sniper. A prosperous and influential plantation owner in the 1850s, Hinson was devoted to raising his growing family and working his land. Yet by 1865, Hinson had likely killed more than one hundred men and had single-handedly taken down an armed Union transport in his one-man war against Grant’s army and navy. By the end of the Civil War, the Union had committed infantry and cavalry from nine regiments and a specially equipped amphibious task force of marines to capture Hinson, who was by that time nearly sixty years old. They never caught him. Since then, the story of Jack Hinson has evaded astute historians, and until now, he has remained invisible in the history of sniper warfare.
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