Books

Career Opportunities in the Food and Beverage Industry
by Kathleen Thompson Hill
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From bakery manager to sommelier a helpful new guide to top culinary careers.
Career Opportunities in the Food and Beverage Industry includes key information on more than 80 jobs in this industry, including position descriptions, salary ranges, employment outlook, tips for entry, and more.

“Given the celebrity-chef phenomenon and the popularity of the Food Network, this entry in the Career Opportunities series is timely. It covers more than 80 jobs, ranging from the glamorous-sounding chef de partie and garde-manger to the more mundane farmer and supermarket manager. In addition to a detailed description, each profile includes a career ladder and brief facts about employment prospects, best geographical locations, useful skills and personality traits, and more.” ~ Mary Ellen Quinn

“Summary career profile that includes a description of duties for the job and quickly indicates if the career or position is a good match for the job seeker… Authoritative, well-organized, and accessible to a wide variety of readers including students and professionals, this is highly recommended. ~Kathleen A. Welton, Chicago Library Journal

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Victoria and Vancouver Island, 6th: A Personal Tour of an Almost Perfect Eden
by Gerald and Kathleen Hill
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Guide to the very best of Victoria and Vancouver Island–the region’s excellent restaurants, interesting wineries, and unique shops.

“The Hills’ jam-pack their guide with ‘you are there’ details, photos, pen-and-ink sketches, and even recipes from their favorite island friends and chefs.” ~Northwest Palate

Northwest Wine Country: Wine’s New Frontier
by Gerald and Kathleen Hill
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An intimate view of the Northwest Wine Country: British Columbia, Vancouver, Washington, Oregon, and Idaho. Walking and driving tours lead to the little-known vineyards of this region, and dining and shopping options introduce the flavors and creations of the people who make this area their home. Use this guide for details on recipes, festivals, lodging, and more.

“Concise and compact, Northwest Wine Country nonetheless abounds in wine-insider gossip and snippets of regional history that make it the perfect read-aloud companion in the car.” ~Northwest Palate

Monterey and Carmel: Eden by Sea
by Gerald and Kathleen Hill
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This guide gives an intimate view of the Monterey and Carmel area. It includes walking and driving tours that lead to galleries and vineyards; dining and shopping options that leave visitors wanting and buying more; and recipes from chefs to recreate local cuisine at home.

“M.F.K. Fisher, Kathleen Hill’s friend and colleague, gave Kathleen the standard good advice: that she write about what she knows. For Kathleen, that meant the good life. Her background was in culinary arts, and her husband, Gerald, was experienced in travel and history writing. Together, they’ve taken on the Monterey and Carmel region in this delightful guide–introducing an area of sumptuous beauty, incomparable wineries, superior shopping, premier dining and lodging, and a vast array of other assorted pleasures.” ~Stephanie Gold

Santa Barbara and the Central Coast
by Gerald and Kathleen Hill
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This indispensable Hill Guide takes you up to and through the front door of the most interesting restaurants and wineries as well as the most intriguing shops and lodgings in Santa Barbara and the Central Coast, including Santa Ynez. You’ll discover where the locals go, where to find real bargains, and where to splurge magnificently. You’ll also meet the people who live, labor, cultivate, and cook in this area of rich culinary tradition.
Sonoma Valley: The Secret Wine Country
by Gerald and Kathleen Hill
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Wineries, fine restaurants, unique shops, and recommended lodgings–this guide has it all for discerning food and wine lovers visiting the Sonoma Valley. Also featured are recipes from the region’s best chefs, lists of area festivals, and step-by-step tours of the area.

“The Hills provide an outstanding food and wine guide to California’s wine country, pairing walking tours with features of restaurants and wines and even including recipes from featured chefs.” ~The Bookwatch

Napa Valley: Land of Golden Vines
by Gerald and Kathleen Hill
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Knowing how and where to experience the pleasures of an area’s food, wine, and culture separates the informed visitor from the tourist. Whether you explore the Napa Valley by car or on foot, Kathleen and Gerald Hill take you step-by-step so that you can fully appreciate the beauty and charm of the region. This gem of a guide takes you up to and through the front door of the most interesting restaurants and wineries as well as the most intriguing shops and lodgings and Napa Valley. You’ll discover where the locals go, where to find real bargains, and where to splurge magnificently.
The Real Life Dictionary of the Law
by Gerald and Kathleen Thompson Hill
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A complete, easy-to-read reference book that explains everything you’re not expected to understand and demystifies legalese and the legal process.

Use this as an easy reference dictionary to help define legal language and terms. The definitions, in plain English, are easy to understand and apply, and this strong reference may be used in the course of exploring a legal document to solidify comprehension. Recommended as a strong library reference.” ~Midwest Book Review

The People’s Law Dictionary
by Gerald and Kathleen Thompson Hill
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Regarded by scholars, jurists, leading attorneys and reviewers as one of the most practical works of its kind, this book gives users a comprehensive source of meanings and use for thousands of today’s most common legal terms.

“Gerald and Kathleen Hill’s explanations of 3,000 common legal terms go beyond mere definitions to provide context and usage and to make sense of the arcane vocabulary of the law… Quite handy.”~Library Journal

Encyclopedia of Federal Agencies and Commissions
by Gerald and Kathleen Thompson Hill
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A comprehensive guide to the various branches of the federal government, making information about them readily available and accessible. Clearly written entries cover all branches of the federal government as well as the history and inner workings of the agencies that function under them.

Each entry is well written, and the encyclopedia is easy to use. Targeted to grades nine and up, this encyclopedia will be a good addition to high-school, college, and public libraries.” ~Kaye Talley

The Facts on File Dictionary of American Politics
by Gerald and Kathleen Hill
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From ABC warfare to Zionism, the Facts of File Dictionary of American Politics is a comprehensive resource of terminology and people associated with the American political system. In addition to more than 1,600 up-to-date A-to-Z entries, the volume includes appendixes providing the full text to important American documents such as the Constitution and the Declaration of Independence, biographical profiles of the presidents and vice presidents, and election results.

“Two compact volumes that are perfect for the ready-reference shelf. The first defines more than 1,600 terms associated with the American political system, and the second treats approximately 2,000 words and phrases in meteorology and climatology.” ~Booklist

The Plain English Law Dictionary
by Gerald and Kathleen Hill
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Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary contains 3,800 plain-English legal definitions, including many newly coined terms you’ll find online and off, such as “typosquatting” and “patent troll”. Of course, if you need definitions for legal standards — even when they’re in Latin — you’ll find those here too. Plus, find a copy of the Constitution of the United States of America for your reference in the pages following the complete list of definitions.

“The perfect bridge between the dusty volumes that sit in law libraries and the quick hits of Internet dictionaries. If you want more information, it tells you how to find it. Including Supreme Court decisions and commonly referenced statutes is a huge plus.” ~Robert C. Bering, JR. Professor of Law, University of California at Berkeley School of Law

Aquino Assassination: The True Story and Analysis of the Assassination of Philippine Senator Benigo S. Aquino, Jr.
by Gerald and Kathleen Thompson Hill

…solid, detailed presentation of the opposition concerning the assassination. Recommended for general and special collections.” ~Kenneth W. Berger, Library Journal

“…a book of worldwide importance…” ~Linda See, Publishers Weekly

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