Crush: The Triumph of California Wine


The Triumph of California Wine

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Crush is the 200-year story of the heady dream that wines as good as the greatest of France could be made in California—a dream dashed four times in merciless succession, until it was ultimately realized in a stunning blind tasting in Paris. In that tasting, in the year of America’s bicentennial, California wines took their place as the leading wines of the world. For the first time, Crush tells the complete and dramatic story of the ascendancy of California wine in vivid detail.

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The Lost Poems of Cangjie

The Lost Poems of Cangjie

This book presents the first translations, into any language, of the poetry of Cangjie, historian in the court of China’s Yellow Emperor who reigned, according to tradition, for a 100 years, from 2697 until 2597 BCE. Though Cangjie is a well-known figure in Chinese history, and legend, and though he was almost certainly a poet, neither history nor legend mentions his poetry. How his poems came to be preserved, and how the preserved poems came to be discovered, smuggled out of China, and translated into modern English is explained in the afterword by the translator, E. O.

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