Foxfire 8

Author: Eliot Wigginton,Margie Bennett

Publisher: Anchor Books

ISBN: 9780385177412

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 510

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Provides a comprehensive look at Southern folk pottery

Foxfire 9

Author: Foxfire Fund, Inc.

Publisher: Anchor

ISBN: 0307757374

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 512

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First published in 1972, The Foxfire Book was a surprise bestseller that brought Appalachia's philosophy of simple living to hundreds of thousands of readers. Whether you wanted to hunt game, bake the old-fashioned way, or learn the art of successful moonshining, The Foxfire Museum and Heritage Center had a contact who could teach you how with clear, step-by-step instructions. The ninth volume of the series includes information about general stores, the Jud Nelson wagon, a praying rock, a Catawban Indian potter, "haint" tales, quilting, home cures, and more on the log cabin.

Foxfire 12

Author: Foxfire Fund, Inc.

Publisher: Anchor

ISBN: 0307485064

Category: Social Science

Page: 576

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For more than thirty years, Foxfire books have brought the philosophy of simple living to hundreds of thousands of readers, teaching creative-self-sufficiency, the art of natural remedies, home crafts, and preserving the stories and customs of Appalachia. Inspiring and practical, this classic series has become an American institution. In this twelfth volume of the series, you'll find reminiscences about learning to square dance and tales about traditional craftsmen who created useful items in the old-time ways that have since disappeared in most of the country. Here are lessons on how to make rose beads and wooden coffins, and on how to find turtles in your local pond. We hear the voices of descendants of the Cherokees who lived in the region, and we learn about what summer camp was like for generations of youngsters. We meet a rich assortment of Appalachian characters and listen to veterans recount their war experiences. Illustrated with photographs and drawings, Foxfire 12 is a rich trove of information and stories from a fascinating American culture.

The Foxfire Book of Simple Living

Celebrating Fifty Years of Listenin', Laughin', and Learnin'

Author: Foxfire Fund, Inc.

Publisher: Anchor

ISBN: 0804173117

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 592

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First published in 1972, The Foxfire Book was a surprise bestseller that brought Appalachia's philosophy of simple living to hundreds of thousands of readers. Whether you wanted to hunt game, bake the old-fashioned way, or learn the art of successful moonshining, The Foxfire Museum and Heritage Center had a contact who could teach you how with clear, step-by-step instructions. Today, Foxfire's mission remains the same, and The Foxfire Book of Simple Living is both a rich look back at five decades of collected wisdom, as well as an intriguing look forward at the artists and craftsman who are working to preserve the Appalachian tradition for future generations. We hear from doll and soap makers who continue to use and adapt the time-tested methods outlined in The Foxfire Book, not to mention hunters, blacksmiths, musicians, and carpenters whose respect for those who preceded them enhances their own art. We see how the mountain community has responded to the films, books, and plays that have tried (and sometimes failed) to represent them. And, above all, by listening to the voices of those who came before, we celebrate the people who have preserved the stories, crafts, and customs that define life in the Appalachian mountain region.

The Foxfire Book of Appalachian Cookery

Author: Linda Garland Page,Eliot Wigginton

Publisher: Univ of North Carolina Press

ISBN: 9780807843956

Category: Cooking

Page: 327

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Recipes for soups, salads, fish, poultry, pork, beef, sauces, vegetables, breads, and desserts are accompanied by descriptions of old-time cooking techniques


Author: Anya Seton

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 0547941900

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

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Anya Seton’s Foxfire makes the desert Southwest of the Great Depression come alive in all its rich strangeness and passion-filled glory. Amanda Lawrence, a charming, sheltered New York socialite, falls in love with Jonathan Dartland, a part-Apache mining engineer who belongs to the vastness of the Arizona desert. Amanda responds to his strength and self-reliance, but has nothing and nobody to guide her when she follows him to the grim town of Lodestone. “Not many authors succeed so well as Mrs. Seton in combining adventure and romance in a modern setting. Above all it is the driving and relentless pursuit of a treasure which keeps the people and the episodes at pitch throughout.” — Library Journal

Appalachian Home Cooking

History, Culture, and Recipes

Author: Mark F. Sohn

Publisher: University Press of Kentucky

ISBN: 081313756X

Category: Cooking

Page: 384

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Mark F. Sohn's classic book, Mountain Country Cooking, was a James Beard Award nominee in 1997. In Appalachian Home Cooking, Sohn expands and improves upon his earlier work by using his extensive knowledge of cooking to uncover the romantic secrets of Appalachian food, both within and beyond the kitchen. Shedding new light on Appalachia's food, history, and culture, Sohn offers over eighty classic recipes, as well as photographs, poetry, mail-order sources, information on Appalachian food festivals, a glossary of Appalachian and cooking terms, menus for holidays and seasons, and lists of the top Appalachian foods. Appalachian Home Cooking celebrates mountain food at its best.

Appalachian ChildrenÕs Literature

An Annotated Bibliography

Author: N.A

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 0786460199

Category: Social Science

Page: 355

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This comprehensive bibliography includes books written about or set in Appalachia from the 18th century to the present. Titles represent the entire region as defined by the Appalachian Regional Commission, including portions of 13 states stretching from southern New York to northern Mississippi. The bibliography is arranged in alphabetical order by author, and each title is accompanied by an annotation, most of which include composite reviews and critical analyses of the work. All classic genres of children’s literature are represented.

Wild Summer and Fall Plant Foods

The Foxfire Americana Library (8)

Author: Foxfire Fund, Inc.

Publisher: Anchor

ISBN: 0307948277

Category: House & Home

Page: 151

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A handy illustrated guide to the edible plant life available in Appalachia and surrounding areas during the summer and fall seasons. From berries to herbs perfect for teas and tonics, each entry includes information on where to find the plant, how to spot it, and the best ways to eat it, often with recipes. Plants include: Gooseberries Raspberries Blueberries Figs Pawpaws Cattails Nutgrass Thistle Catnip Spearmint Peppermint Blue-mountain tea Yarrow Chamomile Dills Black Walnuts Pecans Hazelnuts Foxfire has brought the philosophy of simple living to hundreds of thousands of readers, teaching creative self-sufficiency and preserving the stories, crafts, and customs of Appalachia. Inspiring and practical, this classic series has become an American institution. In July 2016, Vintage Shorts celebrates Foxfire's 50th Anniversary.

A Killer Collection

Author: Ellery Adams

Publisher: Beyond The Page

ISBN: 1940846404

Category: Fiction

Page: 126

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The first book in the terrific Antiques & Collectibles series by New York Times bestselling author Ellery Adams. In the world of antiques and collectibles, it helps to have a sharp eye for quality, a good ear for gossip, and a nose for murder. Molly Appleby is a young writer for Collector’s Weekly, and when the attractive reporter isn’t covering auctions and antique shows all over the South, she’s trying to get her new relationship with a coworker off the ground. When her latest assignment takes her to North Carolina pottery country to cover an exclusive kiln opening, she’s certain the show promises surprising offerings and rare finds. What she doesn’t expect to find is a dead body. George-Bradley Staunton is known throughout the antiques world as a very wealthy and very ruthless collector, and when he drops dead just after the opening, there are all too few mourners and a seemingly endless list of suspects. When the local police are stumped, Molly steps in to put her journalist’s nose to work sniffing out the culprit. But no sooner does she start collecting clues than another dead body falls into her lap. As Molly digs beneath the genteel surface of antiques and collectibles, she finds a world filled with backstabbing and competition, and what started as a story about rare collections might leave Molly with nothing more than a collection of corpses. “A very likable amateur sleuth . . . I’ll be happy to follow Molly on her future investigations.” —The Romance Readers Connection This is a fully revised edition of a book originally published under the name J. B. Stanley.

The New Encyclopedia of Southern Culture

Volume 14: Folklife

Author: Glenn Hinson,William Ferris

Publisher: Univ of North Carolina Press

ISBN: 0807898554

Category: Reference

Page: 424

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Southern folklife is the heart of southern culture. Looking at traditional practices still carried on today as well as at aspects of folklife that are dynamic and emergent, contributors to this volume of The New Encyclopedia of Southern Culture examine a broad range of folk traditions. Moving beyond the traditional view of folklore that situates it in historical practice and narrowly defined genres, entries in this volume demonstrate how folklife remains a vital part of communities' self-definitions. Fifty thematic entries address subjects such as car culture, funerals, hip-hop, and powwows. In 56 topical entries, contributors focus on more specific elements of folklife, such as roadside memorials, collegiate stepping, quinceanera celebrations, New Orleans marching bands, and hunting dogs. Together, the entries demonstrate that southern folklife is dynamically alive and everywhere around us, giving meaning to the everyday unfolding of community life.

North Carolina, 2000

2000 census of population and housing. Summary social, economic, and housing characteristics

Author: N.A

Publisher: Bureau of Census


Category: Housing

Page: 683

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Provides sample data on social, economic, and housing characteristics in North Carolina.

Die Geheimnisse von Briar Hill

Author: Megan Shepherd

Publisher: S. Fischer Verlag

ISBN: 3733602757

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 256

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Woher kommt das weiße geflügelte Pferd, das Emmaline plötzlich im Spiegel an der Wand entdeckt? Ist es echt? Ist es Phantasie? Emmaline lebt im Krankenhaus Briar Hill, einem alten Herrenhaus, an dessen Fensterläden der Wind zerrt, zusammen mit vielen anderen Kindern. Um herauszufinden, was es mit der Erscheinung aus dem Spiegel auf sich hat, klettert Emmaline eines Abends heimlich über die Mauer in den verwilderten Garten von Briar Hill – und begegnet hier dem weißen Pferd. Sein Name ist Foxfire und es wird von einer dunklen Macht verfolgt. Und niemand außer Emmaline kann es retten, bevor es zu spät ist ... Megan Shepherd beschreibt Angst und Hoffnung von Kindern in einem vom Krieg gebeutelten Großbritannien und arrangiert diese großen Themen kunstvoll in einer ergreifenden Geschichte, die sich auf der Grenze zwischen Realität und Phantasie bewegt. "Ein bemerkenswertes Buch. Erstaunlich!" Michael Morpurgo, Autor von ›Die Gefährten‹ “Der magische Realismus erinnert an die ›Chroniken von Narnia‹, an Elizabeth Goudge oder an eine Kinderversion von ›Schiffbruch mit Tiger‹ ... Die Leser werden dies lieben.” Kirkus Reviews "Liebenswerte Charaktere, Metaphern für Leben und Tod und eine behutsame Enthüllung von den Schrecken des Krieges verleihen diesem Roman überraschend viel an Gewicht.“ Booklist, Starred review

Enhancing Educational Excellence, Equity and Efficiency

Evidence from evaluations of systems and schools in change

Author: Roel J. Bosker,Bert P.M. Creemers,Sam Stringfield

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 940114253X

Category: Education

Page: 259

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Promoting high standards in education while striving for equal opportunities under the budget constraints - these are the new global objectives of education systems. This book brings together research-based evidence on the effectiveness of major Australian, Dutch, and UK improvement efforts in education at both primary and secondary level, whilst making comparisons with similar US initiatives. The book addresses several major questions in this new environment. Those questions include: how to combat educational disadvantages, how to integrate pupils with special educational needs in regular education, how to implement educational standards initiatives, how to restructure secondary education, how to implement decentralized policy-making, and how to implement a class size reduction initiative? Finally, the authors suggest directions for future research in order to increase our understanding of what works in education and why.