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On Tyranny
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On Tyranny

This short, but profound book written by historian Snyder who specializes in eastern European history at Yale University, draws from events during Hitler’s Nazism, and Mussolini’s Fascism and projects what is now happening in the U S A. Without mentioning the name of the present president of the U S […]

Bursting Bubbles
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Bursting Bubbles

Penned by a Champagne connoisseur and traveller, Bursting Bubbles is a seminal, highly informative book, partially based on personal and on location research. It explains in vivid terms what a true (terroir based) Champagne should taste like, and how world famous houses have managed to convince that their highly manipulated […]

A Taste of Latin America
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A Taste of Latin America

Latin American cooks wren the first to inadvertently create “fusion” dishes due to the “blend” of many immigrants that flooded the continent. They came mainly from Africa, and Europe, and later, Japanese and Chinese arrived, all bringing their culinary traditions with them and adopting local ingredients, which happened to be […]

A Little History of Canada
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A Little History of Canada

Professor H.V. Nelles’ A Little History Of Canada reads lively is opinionated, highly informative and succinct. It contains a whirlwind tour of this immense country from the Atlantic- to the Pacific- and Antarctic Oceans inhabited by Inuit, First Nations, and immigrants from literally everywhere in teh world. The history of […]

Years of Wine
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9000 Years of Wine

Rod Phillips is a history professor and wine writer. He combines his deep research, and love in history by writing competently about wine. In this 10-chapter book starting with China, The Fertile Crescent, and Egypt sixth millennium B.C and ending with the beginning of the 21st century, he covers the […]