Napa: The Story of an American Eden [NOOK Book]

Overview

James Conaway's remarkable bestseller delves into the heart of California's lush and verdant Napa Valley, also known as America's Eden. Long the source of succulent grapes and singular wines, this region is also the setting for the remarkable true saga of the personalities behind the winemaking empires. This is the story of Gallos and Mondavis, of fortunes made and lost, of dynasties and destinies. In this delightful, full-bodied social history, James Conaway charts the rise of a new aristocracy and, in so doing,...
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Overview

James Conaway's remarkable bestseller delves into the heart of California's lush and verdant Napa Valley, also known as America's Eden. Long the source of succulent grapes and singular wines, this region is also the setting for the remarkable true saga of the personalities behind the winemaking empires. This is the story of Gallos and Mondavis, of fortunes made and lost, of dynasties and destinies. In this delightful, full-bodied social history, James Conaway charts the rise of a new aristocracy and, in so doing, chronicles the collective ripening of the American dream. More than a wine book, Napa is a must-read for anyone interested in our country's obsession with money, land, power, and prestige.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780547526591
  • Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • Publication date: 10/24/2002
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 560
  • Sales rank: 577,613
  • File size: 2 MB

Meet the Author

James Conaway, the author of nine previous books, is a contributing editor for Preservation and a regular contributor to Smithsonian, National Geographic Traveler, and Food & Wine magazines, among many others.
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  • Posted November 1, 2012

    Interesting but watch the typos

    An interesting history of the wine industry in Napa (mostly of the last half of the 20th century). But this book is full of typos - mostly involving the letter i. So, Paris becomes Pans and so forth. About half the time there is an i in the word the word is misspelled liked that.

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