Journal of the American Revolution and Westholme Publishing Launch New Book Series
The Journal of the American Revolution and Westholme Publishing have launched a new book series that will publish under the Westholme imprint with each book in the series being identified as a "Journal of the American Revolution Book." The series is intended to cover discrete aspects of American Revolution history that expand upon each author's writings in the journal. The first two books in the series, to release in the spring of 2016, are Road to Concord by J. L. Bell and Grand Forage by Todd W. Braisted.
The Thousand Dollar Dinner - Publishers Weekly review
The August 31, 2015 issue of Publishers Weekly reviewed The Thousand Dollar Dinner: America's First Great Cookery Challenge by Becky Libourel Diamond, writing:
“Diamond dishes out more than the menu of this remarkable meal, deconstructing each course with details of the class mores, cultural habits, and food preferences of elite nineteenth-century Americans. Diamond adds another layer of richness to her account by weaving in the history of the various foods and the array of utensils, touching on soup’s 5,000-year-old history and heralding ‘the invention of leak-free containers which could withstand boiling over an open fire.' This tale of a Gilded Age mega-meal will delight culinary historians and anyone wanting a peek at over-the-top consumption."