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The Duchess Who Wouldn't Sit Down

(2003)
An Informal History of Hospitality
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Jesse Browner leads the way back through Western civilization, from a present-day poker game where Browner's devastatingly delicious sandwiches leave the best players penniless, to the ancient Greeks, whose gods punished or exalted the mortals according to their excellence as hosts. On the way, we visit Hitler at his summer home, Gertrude Stein in Paris and Lady Ottoline Morrell in England, Audubon in nineteeth-century America, Louis XIV at Versailles, and the Roman emperors, for whom classic dinner-table entertainment was a good poisoning. As delightful and edifying as an evening in favored company, The Duchess Who Wouldn't Sit Down is a must-read for anyone who's ever accepted an invitation-or wonders why they keep sending them out.

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Hardback Editions

August 2009 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Duchess Who Wouldn't Sit Down
Author(s): Jesse Browner
ISBN: 1-59691-728-8 / 978-1-59691-728-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Availability: Amazon CA   


September 2003 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Duchess Who Wouldn't Sit Down: An Informal History of Hospitality
Author(s): Jesse Browner
ISBN: 1-58234-297-0 / 978-1-58234-297-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


Paperback Editions

November 2004 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Duchess Who Wouldn't Sit Down: An Informal History of Hospitality
Author(s): Jesse Browner
ISBN: 1-58234-443-4 / 978-1-58234-443-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Bloomsbury USA
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


Kindle Editions

December 2008 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Duchess Who Wouldn't Sit Down
Author(s): Jesse Browner
Publisher: Bloomsbury USA
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA