The Resource The general's cook, Ramin Ganeshram

The general's cook, Ramin Ganeshram

Label
The general's cook
Title
The general's cook
Statement of responsibility
Ramin Ganeshram
Title variation
generals cook
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 theatre. 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 harbours 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
Summary
The story of one man’s enormous will to triumph over a system stacked against him during the seminal years of the American Republic
Writing style
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10741408
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Ganeshram, Ramin
Dewey number
813
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Washington, George
  • Hercules
  • Cooks
  • Slaves
  • United States
Target audience
adult
Label
The general's cook, Ramin Ganeshram
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
000064356555
Dimensions
23 cm.
Edition
Large print edition.
Extent
501 pages (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9781432861018
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
Specific material designation
large print
Label
The general's cook, Ramin Ganeshram
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
000064356555
Dimensions
23 cm.
Edition
Large print edition.
Extent
501 pages (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9781432861018
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
Specific material designation
large print

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