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Let My People Go Surfing: The Education of a Reluctant Businessman

Location: Pardee Stacks HC102.5 .C42 2005
In Let My People Go Surfing, Yvon Chouinard relates his and his company's story and the core philosophies that have sustained Patagonia, Inc. year in and year out. This is not another story of a successful businessman who manages on the side to do great good and have grand adventures; it's the story of a man who brought doing good and having grand adventures into the heart of his business model--and who enjoyed even more business success as a result.

Ten Restaurants That Changed America

Location: Pardee Stacks TX909 .F697 2016
Far more than simply a discussion of food, chefs and recipes, in Ten Restaurants That Changed America, Paul Freedman creates a social history, examining how restaurants came to reflect class, gender, assimilation, mass consumption and culture in America. Ranging from the 1830s and the New York Steak House Delmonico's--which Freedman identifies as the first real American restaurant--to the current flowering of avant-garde cuisine, each chapter looks at fashions for different types of food from turtle soup to Caesar Salad. 

A History of Howard Johnson's: How a Massachusetts Soda Fountain Became an American Icon

Location: Pardee Stacks TX945.5.H595 S25 2013
Howard Johnson created an orange-roofed empire of ice cream stands and restaurants that stretched from Maine to Florida, and all the way to the West Coast. Highlighted in television shows such as Mad Men and films Netflix's 2019 The Irishman, it's obvious that Howard Johnson's occupies an indelible and pleasant place in popular culture. 

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