Cooking with Grease

Stirring the Pots in American Politics
Author: Donna Brazile
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1439128715
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 368
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Cooking with Grease is a powerful, behind-the-scenes memoir of the life and times of a tenacious political organizer and the first African-American woman to head a major presidential campaign. Donna Brazile fought her first political fight at age nine -- campaigning (successfully) for a city council candidate who promised a playground in her neighborhood. The day after Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated, she committed her heart and her future to political and social activism. By the 2000 presidential election, Brazile had become a major player in American political history -- and she remains one of the most outspoken and forceful political activists of our day. Donna grew up one of nine children in a working-poor family in New Orleans, a place where talking politics comes as naturally as stirring a pot of seafood gumbo -- and where the two often go hand in hand. Growing up, Donna learned how to cook from watching her mother, Jean, stir the pots in their family kitchen. She inherited her love of reading and politics from her grandmother Frances. Her brothers Teddy Man and Chet worked as foot soldiers in her early business schemes and voter registration efforts. Cooking with Grease follows Donna's rise to greater and greater political and personal accomplishments: lobbying for student financial aide, organizing demonstrations to make Martin Luther King Jr.'s birthday a national holiday and working on the Jesse Jackson, Dick Gephardt, Michael Dukakis and Bill Clinton presidential campaigns. But each new career success came with its own kind of heartache, especially in her greatest challenge: leading Al Gore's 2000 campaign, making her the first African American to lead a major presidential campaign. Cooking with Grease is an intimate account of Donna's thirty years in politics. Her stories of the leaders and activists who have helped shape America's future are both inspiring and memorable. Donna's witty style and innovative political strategies have garnered her the respect and admiration of colleagues and adversaries alike -- she is as comfortable trading quips with J. C. Watts as she is with her Democratic colleagues. Her story is as warm and nourishing as a bowl of Brazile family gumbo.

Do Glaciers Listen?

Local Knowledge, Colonial Encounters, and Social Imagination
Author: Julie Cruikshank
Publisher: UBC Press
ISBN: 9780774859769
Category: Social Science
Page: 328
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Do Glaciers Listen? explores the conflicting depictions of glaciers to show how natural and cultural histories are objectively entangled in the Mount Saint Elias ranges. This rugged area, where Alaska, British Columbia, and the Yukon Territory now meet, underwent significant geophysical change in the late eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, which coincided with dramatic social upheaval resulting from European exploration and increased travel and trade among Aboriginal peoples. European visitors brought with them varying conceptions of nature as sublime, as spiritual, or as a resource for human progress. They saw glaciers as inanimate, subject to empirical investigation and measurement. Aboriginal oral histories, conversely, described glaciers as sentient, animate, and quick to respond to human behaviour. In each case, however, the experiences and ideas surrounding glaciers were incorporated into interpretations of social relations. Focusing on these contrasting views during the late stages of the Little Ice Age (1550-1900), Cruikshank demonstrates how local knowledge is produced, rather than discovered, through colonial encounters, and how it often conjoins social and biophysical processes. She then traces how the divergent views weave through contemporary debates about cultural meanings as well as current discussions about protected areas, parks, and the new World Heritage site. Readers interested in anthropology and Native and northern studies will find this a fascinating read and a rich addition to circumpolar literature.

There Is a Fountain

Voices and Stories of an Old-Time Southern Camp Meeting
Author: Dale Wiley
Publisher: iUniverse
ISBN: 9780595855360
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 252
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Fountain is a character in its own play, its face worn by the years, traced by the touch of familiar hands. On the gentle slope of a Georgia hill sits Fountain Campground. For years, it has hosted the Camp Meeting, a week-long religious revival complete with tents, food, prayer, and praise. Author Dale Wiley grew up loving this great Georgia institution, an integral part of his family's life and faith. For his entire life, he heard the old stories about Fountain Camp Meeting. But when he found a treasure trove of information on the site's past, he discovered a story much different from the one of his childhood. Full of friendship, warmth, and love, the Fountain Campground continues to represent a rich tradition of faith. Through a compelling mixture of vivid detail and personal recollection, Wiley takes you to the present-day camp area and to the Southern kitchens that make the meeting experience so memorable. He also traces the roots of its inception nearly two hundred years ago, revealing little-known facts about Georgia's history. Part history, part memoir, and part cookbook, There Is a Fountain: Voices and Stories of an Old-Time Southern Camp Meeting takes you deep into the heart of Southern religion.


Author: Richard Todd
Publisher: iUniverse
ISBN: 0595464580
Category: Fiction
Page: 296
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When the dead and beaten body of Jimmy Raincloud is discovered by a snowplow driver on a rural road, tension heats up between the white population of Scanlon Creek and the Native Americans of Sky Lake. Scanlon Creek and Sky Lake have coexisted uneasily for years, their geographical closeness belying the wide cultural gulf between them. Racial animosity is never far from the surface, and it becomes increasingly volatile as more Native youths are found murdered in the wilderness outside of Scanlon Creek. Primary investigator Hank Gillespie and partner Stephanie Whirlwind delve into the disturbing serial murders. Hank is plagued by vivid nightmares relating to the case, and he believes there may be a link to a mass murder committed by the Reverend Walter Tillman years before. The case proves to be one of police corruption, drug dealing, and depravity. Previous alliances between violent suspects are strained, and new ones are born, as the murders reshape the landscape of the criminal underworld. Hank and Stephanie must try to save their own lives as they uncover the true identity of the killer.

The Truth

From the mind Of A Person Who Understands
Author: Kenneth Batts
Publisher: AuthorHouse
ISBN: 1468535846
Category: Education
Page: 268
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This is a book of insight. It shines light on areas that a person might not see and most definitely understand. The information inside has the potential to cause a life changing experience. It touches on many areas of topic which can cause self-examination. With self-examination, that alone causes evolution and the basic structure of evolution is growing, being better than yourself in the past. The interesting content inside of each topic pulls you into areas of understanding, areas of obvious suspicion that some might not be able to see, areas of understanding existence, and how to fix a corrupt situation just to name a few. The biggest thing about all this information is that it just might be the blue print, the road map, and the compass to a better world. We all need guidance but who will give it? The time is now to be lead into the land of milk and honey. The question will remain, do you want to go and will you do what it takes to get there which is travel. A better world can happen in 7 years but it can start tomorrow.

Easy and Effective Professional Development

The Power of Peer Observation to Improve Teaching
Author: Catherine Beck,Paul D'Elia,Michael W. Lamond
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317689771
Category: Education
Page: 108
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Given the current economic climate and budget constraints facing schools, funding for professional development is continually reduced. And yet administrators still need to find methods to implement new instructional initiatives, such as the Common Core State Standards. This important book provides leaders with a high quality professional development approach at a low cost—the Peer Observation Process. Outlined in manageable steps, this strategy will help leaders implement any new school initiative or instructional method, no matter the context. This book will help you: -Support staff with job-embedded learning that includes reflection and feedback -Get your staff excited and engage them in ongoing collaboration -Create teams and organize schedules -Initiate and deliver tough conversations -Address accountability and measure success Based on an established and successful program, this book outlines an effective approach that is easy to implement and will help schools increase student achievement, strengthen school culture, and improve job satisfaction.


Delayed Or Derailed?
Author: Bill Ridley,Leora Ridley
Publisher: TEACH Services, Inc.
ISBN: 9781572581401
Category: Eschatology
Page: 328
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Salz. Fett. Säure. Hitze

Die vier Elemente guten Kochens.
Author: Samin Nosrat
Publisher: Antje Kunstmann
ISBN: 3956142829
Category: Cooking
Page: 472
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Samin Nosrat verdichtet ihre reiche Erfahrung als Köchin und Kochlehrerin zu einem so einfachen wie revolutionären Ansatz. Es geht dabei um die vier zentralen Grundlagen guten Kochens: Salz, Fett, Säure und Hitze. Salz – das die Aromen vertieft. Fett – das sie trägt und attraktive Konsistenzen ermöglicht. Säure – die alle Aromen ausbalanciert. Und Hitze – die die Konsistenz eines Gerichts letztendlich bestimmt. Wer mit diesen vier Elementen souverän umgeht, kann exzellent kochen, ohne sich an Rezepte klammern zu müssen. Voller profundem Wissen, aber mit leichter Hand und gewinnendem Ton führt Nosrat in alle theoretischen und praktischen Aspekte guten Kochens ein, vermittelt Grundlagen und Küchenchemie und verrät jede Menge inspirierender Tipps und Tricks. In über 100 unkomplizierten Rezepten wird das Wissen vertieft und erprobt: frische Salate, perfekt gewürzte Saucen, intensiv schmeckende Gemüsegerichte, die besten Pastas, 13 Huhn-Varianten, zartes Fleisch, köstliche Kuchen und Desserts. Samin Nosrats Rezepte ermuntern zum Ausprobieren und zum Improvisieren. Angereichert mit appetitanregenden Illustrationen und informativen Grafiken ist dieses Buch ein unverzichtbarer Küchenkompass, der Anfänger genauso glücklich macht wie geübte Köche.

Current Biography Yearbook 2006

Author: Clifford Thompson
Publisher: H. W. Wilson
ISBN: 9780824210748
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 706
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Compiles detailed biographical sketches of contemporary leaders in such areas as entertainment, government, sports, art, literature, and science

Wilderness Medicine E-Book

Expert Consult Premium Edition - Enhanced Online Features
Author: Paul S. Auerbach
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 1455733563
Category: Medical
Page: 2304
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Quickly and decisively manage any medical emergency you encounter in the great outdoors with Wilderness Medicine! World-renowned authority and author, Dr. Paul Auerbach, and a team of experts offer proven, practical, visual guidance for effectively diagnosing and treating the full range of emergencies and health problems encountered in situations where time and resources are scarce. Every day, more and more people are venturing into the wilderness and extreme environments, or are victims of horrific natural disasters...and many are unprepared for the dangers and aftermath that come with these episodes. Whether these victims are stranded on mountaintops, lost in the desert, injured on a remote bike path, or ill far out at sea, this indispensable resource--now with online access at for greater accessibility and portability-- equips rescuers and health care professionals to effectively address and prevent injury and illness in the wilderness! This textbook is widely referred to as "The Bible of Wilderness Medicine." Be able to practice emergency medicine outside of the traditional hospital/clinical setting whether you are in remote environments, underdeveloped but highly populated areas, or disaster areas, are part of search and rescue operations, or dealing with casualties from episodes of extreme sports and active lifestyle activities. Face any medical challenge in the wilderness with expert guidance: Dr. Auerbach is a noted author and the world's leading authority on wilderness medicine. He is a founder and Past President of the Wilderness Medical Society, consultant to the Divers Alert Network and many other agencies and organizations, and a member of the National Medical Committee for the National Ski Patrol System. Handle everything from frostbite to infection by marine microbes, not to mention other diverse injuries, bites, stings, poisonous plant exposures, animal attacks, and natural disasters. Grasp the essential aspects of search and rescue. Respond quickly and effectively by improvising with available materials. Improve your competency and readiness with the latest guidance on volcanic eruptions, extreme sports, splints and slings, wilderness cardiology, living off the land, aerospace medicine, mental health in the wilderness, tactical combat casualty care, and much more. Meet the needs and special considerations of specific patient populations such as children, women, elders, persons with chronic medical conditions, and the disabled. Make smart decisions about gear, navigation, nutrition, and survival. Be prepared for everything with expanded coverage on topics such as high altitude, cold water immersion, and poisonous and venomous plants and animals. Get the skills you need now with new information on global humanitarian relief and expedition medicine, plus expanded coverage of injury prevention and environmental preservation. Get guidance on the go with fully searchable online text, plus bonus images, tables and video clips - all available on


Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780395341261
Category: Readers (Secondary)
Page: 264
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The complete guide to home security

how to protect your family and home from harm
Author: David Alan Wacker
Publisher: Betterway Books
ISBN: 9781558701632
Category: House & Home
Page: 189
View: 2771

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Explains how to do a home security survey, discusses property inventories, fire safety, and personal safety, looks at security systems, and tells how to protect one's car, boat, and RV

Audel Questions and Answers for Plumbers' Examinations

Author: Rex Miller,Mark Richard Miller,Jules Oravetz
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 0764575465
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 384
View: 9986

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What's the best way to study? The best guarantee of exam success is to know the material and beprepared for the questions you're likely to encounter. This bookprovides hundreds of questions and answers to help you review, tipsfor more productive studying, advice on how to approach the exam, avaluable chapter that outlines state licensing requirements forapprentice, journeyman, master, and inspector, and more-alldesigned to help you face the license exam with confidence. * Study plumbing drawings, material takeoff pro-cedures, andtypical system layouts * Check your knowledge of plumbing mathematics * Understand what plumbing installation inspections involve * Become familiar with regulations for both the uniform andinternational codes * Review residential trailer plumbing standards and private sewagetreatment facilities * Refresh your understanding of steam and hot water heatingprocedures * Study the specific licensing requirements for your state and yourexperience level

420 Kitchen, Cooking with Ganja : The Ultimate Guide to Cooking with Cannabis

Author: Chef Herb Smokesalot
Publisher: Chef Herb Smoksalot
Category: Cooking
Page: 29
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420 Kitchen, Cooking with Ganja,The Ultimate Guide to Cooking with Cannabis By Chef Herb Smokesalot. With over 50 Unique recipes, & easy step by step instructions how to make them. Recipes Like: Stoned Crab Cakes, Jalapeno Black Bean & Ganja Quesadillas, Ganja Espresso Lava Cake. Everything from Treats & Appetizers to Main Dishes, Soups & Salad dressings. Great for entertaining or just a little kick with your meal. A Must have for medicinal users, Connoisseurs or just the average everyday Chronic.

Cooking with Kids

Author: Tarla Dalal
Publisher: Sanjay & Co
ISBN: 9788186469477
Category: Cooking
Page: 76
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This Book Is A Compilation Of Easy To Make Recipes That Are Illustrated Pictorially For All Those Little Chefs.

Doin' Dutch Oven

Inside and Out
Author: Robert L. Ririe
Publisher: Cedar Fort
ISBN: 1462103367
Category: Cooking
Page: 128
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This exciting collection of more than 100 delectable recipes and menus for Dutch oven cooking makes a unique contribution to the art by explaining how to use a Dutch oven at home in the kitchen as well as in campfire settings.

A Prayer for the Dying

A Novel
Author: Stewart O'Nan
Publisher: Henry Holt and Company
ISBN: 1466853255
Category: Fiction
Page: 195
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New York Times Book Review Notable Book of the Year “A new masterpiece of American literature.” —Dennis Lehane, Entertainment Weekly “A Prayer for the Dying reads like the amazing, unrelenting love child of Shirley Jackson and Cormac McCarthy. It’s twisted proof that God will do worse to test a faithful man than the devil would ever do to punish a sinner.” —Chuck Palahniuk Set in Friendship, Wisconsin, just after the Civil War, A Prayer for the Dying tells of a horrible epidemic that is suddenly and gruesomely killing the town's residents and setting off a terrifying paranoia. Jacob Hansen, Friendship's sheriff, undertaker, and pastor, is soon overwhelmed by the fear and anguish around him, and his sanity begins to fray. Dark, poetic, and chilling, Stewart O'Nan's A Prayer for the Dying examines the effect of madness and violence on the morality of a once-decent man.