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  • CHEDDAR: A Journey to the Heart of America's Most Iconic Cheese. by Edgar, Gordon.
    Edgar, Gordon.
    CHEDDAR: A Journey to the Heart of America's Most Iconic Cheese.

    Edition: First printing.

    White River Junction, VT: Chelsea Green Publishing. (2015) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - "One of the oldest, most ubiquitous, and beloved cheeses in the world, the history of cheddar is a fascinating one. . . . Cheddar may be appreciated in almost all American homes, but the advocates of the traditional wheel versus the processed slice often have very different ideas about food. Since cheddar - with its diversity of manufacturing processes and tastes - is such a large umbrella, it is the perfect food through which to discuss many big food issues that face our society." SIGNED on the half title page with the comment "Stay Cheesy" and dated in the year of publication. Notes, index. 207 pp. ISBN: 978-1603585651.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket (a new copy.)

    Book ID: 67127
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  • LIKE A CONQUERED PROVINCE: The Moral Ambiguity of America. by Goodman, Paul
    Goodman, Paul
    LIKE A CONQUERED PROVINCE: The Moral Ambiguity of America.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Random House, (1967) dj. Hardcover first edition - The Massey lectures, 6th series - includes six essays ranging from "the empty society" to "is American democracy viable." ix, 142 pp.

    Condition: Ex-library with the usual markings, but overall tight and clean in a near fine unmarked dust jacket.

    Book ID: 78255
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  • BIG BOX SWINDLE: The True Cost of Mega-Retailers and the Fight for America's Independent Businesses. by Mitchell, Stacy.
    Mitchell, Stacy.
    BIG BOX SWINDLE: The True Cost of Mega-Retailers and the Fight for America's Independent Businesses.

    Edition: First printing.

    Boston: Beacon Press, (2006.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - SIGNED on the title page. The subtitle really accurately describes this book - as Mitchell traces the dramatic growth of megastores - from big boxes like Wal-Mart, Home Depot, Costco, and Staples to chains like Starbucks, Olive Garden, Blockbuster, and Old Navy - and the simultaneous decline of independent businesses, she also answers many of the arguments made in favor of these stores, and describes no-so-obvious impact of these companies and the big-box mentality on everything from soaring gasoline consumption to rising poverty rates, failing family farms, and declining voting levels. She exposes the role government policy has played in the expansion of mega-retailers and builds a compelling case…

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    Boston: Beacon Press, (2006.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - SIGNED on the title page. The subtitle really accurately describes this book - as Mitchell traces the dramatic growth of megastores - from big boxes like Wal-Mart, Home Depot, Costco, and Staples to chains like Starbucks, Olive Garden, Blockbuster, and Old Navy - and the simultaneous decline of independent businesses, she also answers many of the arguments made in favor of these stores, and describes no-so-obvious impact of these companies and the big-box mentality on everything from soaring gasoline consumption to rising poverty rates, failing family farms, and declining voting levels. She exposes the role government policy has played in the expansion of mega-retailers and builds a compelling case that communities composed of many small, locally owned businesses are healthier and more prosperous than those dominated by a few large chains. A thoughtful and well-presented book by an author clearly in favor of independent stores. Notes, index, 317 pp. ISBN: 0-807035009.

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    Condition: Fine in a fine dust jacket (as new.)

    Book ID: 36035
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