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The Resource Dearie : the remarkable life of Julia Child, Bob Spitz, (sound recording)

Dearie : the remarkable life of Julia Child, Bob Spitz, (sound recording)

Label
Dearie : the remarkable life of Julia Child
Title
Dearie
Title remainder
the remarkable life of Julia Child
Statement of responsibility
Bob Spitz
Creator
Contributor
Author
Narrator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
It is rare for someone to emerge in America who can change our attitudes, our beliefs, and our very culture. It is even rarer when that someone is a middl0--aged, six-foot three-inch woman whose first exposure to an unsuspecting public is cooking an omelet on a hot plate on a local TV station. And yet, that is exactly what Julia Child did. The warble voiced doyenne of television cookery became an iconic cult figure and joyous rule breaker as she touched off the food revolution that has gripped America for more than fifty years. In this biography, the Julia we know and love comes to life. In it the author provides a portrait of one of the most fascinating and influential Americans of our time, a woman known to all, yet known by only a few. At its heart, this biography is a story about a woman's search for her own unique expression. Julia Child was a directionless, gawky young woman who ran off halfway around the world to join a spy agency during World War II. She eventually settled in Paris, where she learned to cook and collaborated on the writing of what would become Mastering the Art of French Cooking, a book that changed the food culture of America. She was already fifty when The French Chef went on the air, at a time in our history when women were not making those leaps. Julia became the first educational TV star, virtually launching PBS as we know it today; her marriage to Paul Child formed a decades long love story that was romantic, touching, and quite extraordinary. A fearless, ambitious, supremely confident woman, Julia took on all the pretensions that embellished tony French cuisine and fricasseed them to a fare-thee-well, paving the way for everything that has happened since in American cooking, from TV dinners and Big Macs to sea urchin foam and the Food Channel. Julia Child's story, however, is more than the tale of a talented woman and her sumptuous craft. It is also a saga of America's coming of age and growing sophistication, from the Depression Era to the turbulent sixties and the excesses of the eighties to the greening of the American kitchen. Julia had an effect on and was equally affected by the baby boom, the sexual revolution, and the start of the women's liberation movement. On the centenary of her birth, Julia finally gets the biography she richly deserves. An in-depth, intimate narrative, full of fresh information and insights, this biography is the story of one of our most fascinating and beloved figures
Cataloging source
RECBX
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Spitz, Bob
Dewey number
  • 641.5092
  • B
Form of composition
not applicable
Format of music
not applicable
LC call number
TX649.C47
LC item number
S65 2012b
Literary text for sound recordings
biography
Music parts
not applicable
PerformerNote
Read by Kimberly Farr
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Farr, Kimberly
  • Random House Audio Publishing
  • Recorded Books, LLC
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Child, Julia
  • Cooks
  • Cooks
  • Cooking, French
Target audience
adult
Transposition and arrangement
not applicable
Label
Dearie : the remarkable life of Julia Child, Bob Spitz, (sound recording)
Instantiates
Publication
Distribution
Copyright
Note
  • Compact disc
  • Title from container
  • In container (17 cm.)
Capture and storage technique
digital storage
Carrier category
audio disc
Carrier category code
  • sd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Content category
spoken word
Content type code
  • spw
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm. diameter
Edition
Unabridged.
Extent
20 sound discs (25 hr., 30 min.)
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9780449012871
Kind of cutting
not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
mass produced
Kind of material
plastic with metal
Media category
audio
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • s
Other physical details
digital
Publisher number
DD2207
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
sound disc
Speed
1.4m. per second (discs)
System control number
  • 807026286
  • (OCoLC)807026286
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable
Label
Dearie : the remarkable life of Julia Child, Bob Spitz, (sound recording)
Publication
Distribution
Copyright
Note
  • Compact disc
  • Title from container
  • In container (17 cm.)
Capture and storage technique
digital storage
Carrier category
audio disc
Carrier category code
  • sd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Content category
spoken word
Content type code
  • spw
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm. diameter
Edition
Unabridged.
Extent
20 sound discs (25 hr., 30 min.)
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9780449012871
Kind of cutting
not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
mass produced
Kind of material
plastic with metal
Media category
audio
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • s
Other physical details
digital
Publisher number
DD2207
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
sound disc
Speed
1.4m. per second (discs)
System control number
  • 807026286
  • (OCoLC)807026286
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable

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