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The Resource The general's cook, Ramin Ganeshram, (Large Print)

The general's cook, Ramin Ganeshram, (Large Print)

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The general's cook
Title
The general's cook
Statement of responsibility
Ramin Ganeshram
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Philadelphia 1793. Hercules, President George Washington's chef, is a fixture on the Philadelphia scene. He is famous for both his culinary prowess and for ruling his kitchen like a commanding general. He has his run of the city and earns twice the salary of an average American workingman. He wears beautiful clothes and attends the theater. But while valued by the Washingtons for his prowess in the kitchen and rewarded far over and above even white servants, Hercules is enslaved in a city where most black Americans are free. Even while he masterfully manages his kitchen and the lives of those in and around it, Hercules harbors secrets-- including the fact that he is learning to read and that he is involved in a dangerous affair with Thelma, a mixed-race woman, who, passing as white, works as a companion to the daughter of one of Philadelphia's most prestigious families. Eventually Hercules' carefully crafted intrigues fall apart and he finds himself trapped by his circumstance and the will of George Washington. Based on actual historical events and people, The General's Cook , will thrill fans of The Hamilton Affair, as they follow Hercules' precarious and terrifying bid for freedom
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Ganeshram, Ramin
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fiction
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  • Hercules
  • Washington, George
  • Slaves
  • United States
Label
The general's cook, Ramin Ganeshram, (Large Print)
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Publication
Copyright
Control code
zrhpl0 b659935
Dimensions
23 cm.
Edition
Large print edition.
Extent
501 pages
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9781432861018
Lccn
2018050306
System control number
(DLC)2018050306
Label
The general's cook, Ramin Ganeshram, (Large Print)
Publication
Copyright
Control code
zrhpl0 b659935
Dimensions
23 cm.
Edition
Large print edition.
Extent
501 pages
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9781432861018
Lccn
2018050306
System control number
(DLC)2018050306

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