The Potato Man

Author: Megan McDonald
Publisher: Scholastic
ISBN: 0531059146
Size: 17.46 MB
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Grandpa tells stories of the fruit and vegetable huckster in his childhood neighborhood, a man he learns to appreciate after a rocky start.

The Potato Man

Author: Megan McDonald
Publisher: Orchard Books
ISBN: 0531070530
Size: 16.86 MB
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Grandpa tells stories of the fruit and vegetable huckster in his childhood neighborhood, a man he learns to appreciate after a rocky start.

Potato

Author: Eugene Grubb
Publisher: Applewood Books
ISBN: 9781429011020
Size: 14.67 MB
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Eugene Grubb and William Guilford's 1912 book, ""The Potato,"" is a comprehesive source of information on growing and using potatoes, in a variety of climates across America, to prevent problems of food shortage.

The History And Social Influence Of The Potato

Author: Redcliffe N. Salaman
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 0521316235
Size: 20.79 MB
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First published in 1949, this remarkable book is the culmination of a life-long study of every aspect of the potato. Dr Salaman is concerned first with the history of the potato as a member of the botanical genus Solanum, its adaptation by man as a cultivated plant, and the record of its spread throughout the world; secondly he considers the influence the potato has exerted upon the social structure and economy of different peoples at different times. The archaeological and anthropological evidence for the early significance of the potato among the peoples of Latin America is discussed in detail with numerous illustrations, but the central portion of the book is concerned with the European, and particularly the Irish evidence. Naturally the Great Hunger is the most dramatic single episode in the entire work, and Dr Salaman does full justice to his tragic theme, concluding with the observation that in Ireland 'the potato ended in wrecking both exploited and exploiter'. Elegantly written, with numerous vivid anecdotes, Salaman's History has long enjoyed the status of a classic. This revised impression, with a new introduction and emendations by Professor J. G. Hawkes, enables another generation of readers to sample what Eric Hobsbawm has referred to as 'that magnificent monument of scholarship and humanity'.

Shadowing Charles Dickens

Author: S. Askwith
Publisher: Lulu.com
ISBN: 9781409271086
Size: 12.21 MB
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A vibrant, visceral tale of nineteenth century London which cleverly inter-weaves fact and fiction to expose the joint splendour and sordid nature of the mid-Victorian age.In 'Shadowing Charles Dickens', historical figures like Dickens, Longfellow, and Marx become part of fictional events. Fictional characters - prostitutes, forgers and a homicidal maniac participate in real history. Not for the faint-hearted!