Class

Author : Paul Fussell
ISBN : 9780671792251
Genre : Social Science
File Size : 42.78 MB
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This book describes the living-room artifacts, clothing styles, and intellectual proclivities of American classes from top to bottom
Category: Social Science

Abroad

Author : Paul Fussell
ISBN : 9780198020325
Genre : Travel
File Size : 36.63 MB
Format : PDF, Docs
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A book about the meaning of travel, about how important the topic has been for writers for two and a half centuries, and about how excellent the literature of travel happened to be in England and America in the 1920s and 30s.
Category: Travel

Uniforms

Author : Paul Fussell
ISBN : 0618381880
Genre : Design
File Size : 20.32 MB
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Presents a series of anecdotes that tell the history and meaning of American uniforms, identifying their cultural significance in terms of how uniforms unite and divide people as well as how they vary throughout the world. Reprint.
Category: Design

Thank God For The Atom Bomb And Other Essays

Author : Paul Fussell
ISBN : PSU:000026251127
Genre : Reference
File Size : 89.44 MB
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Essays discuss nuclear war, George Orwell, tourism, chivalry, nudism, the Indy 500 race, Yugoslavia, modernism, and modern American manners
Category: Reference

The New Book Of Snobs

Author : D.J. Taylor
ISBN : 9781472123954
Genre : History
File Size : 68.22 MB
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'Hugely enjoyable' AN Wilson, Sunday Times 'Thoughtful, entertaining and enjoyable' Michael Gove, Book of the Week, The Times Inspired by William Makepeace Thackeray, the first great analyst of snobbery, and his trail-blazing The Book of Snobs (1848), D. J. Taylor brings us a field guide to the modern snob. Short of calling someone a racist or a paedophile, one of the worst charges you can lay at anybody's door in the early twenty-first century is to suggest that they happen to be a snob. But what constitutes snobbishness? Who are the snobs and where are they to be found? Are you a snob? Am I? What are the distinguishing marks? Snobbery is, in fact, one of the keys to contemporary British life, as vital to the backstreet family on benefits as the proprietor of the grandest stately home, and an essential element of their view of who of they are and what the world might be thought to owe them. The New Book of Snobs will take a marked interest in language, the vocabulary of snobbery - as exemplified in the 'U' and 'Non U' controversy of the 1950s - being a particular field in which the phenomenon consistently makes its presence felt, and alternate social analysis with sketches of groups and individuals on the Thackerayan principle. Prepare to meet the Political Snob, the City Snob, the Technology Snob, the Property Snob, the Rural Snob, the Literary Snob, the Working-class Snob, the Sporting Snob, the Popular Cultural Snob and the Food Snob.
Category: History

Class War In America

Author : Charles M. Kelly
ISBN : 1564743489
Genre : Political Science
File Size : 71.42 MB
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Category: Political Science

Class

Author : Jilly Cooper
ISBN : 9781409032007
Genre : Humor
File Size : 69.22 MB
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CLASS IS DEAD! Or so everyone claims. Who better to refute this than Jilly Cooper! Describing herself as 'upper middle class', Jilly claims that snobbery is very much alive and thriving! Meet her hilarious characters! People like Harry Stow-Crat, Mr and Mrs Nouveau-Richards, Samantha and Gideon Upward, and Jen Teale and her husband Brian. Roar with laughter at her horribly unfair observations on their everyday pretensions - their sexual courtships, choice of furnishings, clothes, education, food, careers and ambitions... For they will all remind you of people that you know!
Category: Humor

My Kitchen Wars

Author : Betty Fussell
ISBN : 9781453218433
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
File Size : 51.6 MB
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A fierce and funny memoir of kitchen and bedroom from James Beard Award winner Betty Fussell A survivor of the domestic revolutions that turned American television sets from Leave It to Beaver to The Mary Tyler Moore Show to Julia Child’s The French Chef, food historian and journalist Betty Fussell has spotlighted the changes in American culture through food over the last half century in nearly a dozen books. In this witty and candid autobiographical mock epic, Fussell survives a motherless household during the Great Depression, gets married to the well-known writer and war historian Paul Fussell after World War II, goes through a divorce, and finally escapes to New York City in her mid-fifties, batterie de cuisine intact. My Kitchen Wars is a revelation of the author’s lifelong love affair with food—cooking it, eating it, and sharing it—no matter where or with whom she finds herself. From Princeton to Heidelberg and from London to Provence, Fussell ladles out food, sex, and travel with her wooden spoon, welcoming all who come to the table.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Old Money

Author : Nelson W. Aldrich
ISBN : 1880559641
Genre : Business & Economics
File Size : 72.35 MB
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This insider's look at inherited wealth in the United States explores the complex meanings of money and success in American sociey with a new introduction that examinies whether America's privileged class will be willing or able to play a leadership role in the twenty-first century. "This witty and elegant meditation on the making and the meaning of America's upper clas is both a delight to read and an act of social illumination." —Arthur Schlesinger, Jr. "I don't think any insider has told us more about any class in America than Nelson Aldrich tells us here about his own." —Philip Roth
Category: Business & Economics

Doing Battle

Author : Paul Fussell
ISBN : 0316290610
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
File Size : 47.57 MB
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In this highly praised autobiographical work, the author of "The Great War" and "Modern Memory" recounts his own experience of combat in World War II and how it became a determining force in his life. "Doing Battle" is at once a summing-up of one man's life and a profoundly thoughtful portrait of America's own search for identity in the second half of this century. of photos.
Category: Biography & Autobiography