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The Proud and the Immortal by Oswald Rivera

This classic novel takes us into the world of a homeless community living in disused Amtrak train tunnels under the city of New York. Oswald Rivera's realism depicts the plight of the homeless and how they are caught in a battle they never intended to have to fight. The novel shows how they are misconceived by the public and by themselves, and just how much they are the same as you or I. With warmth and humor his story shares important insights into a problem that is all of ours that needs to be solved. A society is judged in history by the level of humanity it exhibits, his book questions how civilized we are.



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5 STARS : WOW!!! *****
I am African American and I purchased this wonderful cookbook several years ago. The cover on my book was different than what's shown here, but all I can say is WOW!!! What a pleasure, there were always certain Puerto Rican recipes that I loved and whenever I would ask how to make it I would get "I don't know, I just make it, I don't use a recipe." I always loved the flavor in the beans and never knew how to accomplish the taste, now I know it's sofrito, I now make my own. The description on how to make pasteles is a big positive too. I have a Greek friend and she makes pasteles around the holidays and gives them as gifts. One Puerto Rican guy couldn't believe that a Greek girl made the pasteles. But thanks to Oswald Rivera's fine cookbook it's possible. I especially enjoy his humor and the stories, I feel he's right there in the kitchen with me. I feel contrary to what the other reviewer said about pictures I didn't miss them at all I just wanted these basic recipes for my friends and family to enjoy. BRAVO! Mr. Rivera, you've put a smile on my face.

5 STARS : my bible in the kitchen!! *****
I love this cookbook! It has so many recipes in it. I've tried a number of them and I loved them all. this book is so great. My mom never really taught me how to cook or my grandmom, and what they did show me, I never remembered, I have to use recipes and with this book at my side, I can make everything. My rice is fabulous. My kids love my cooking and they tell me all the time that I should be a chef! :) thanks Mr. Rivera.

5 STARS : Autentico y sabroso *****
We decided we needed some Puerto Rican cookbooks in the house, and Puerto Rican Cuisine is one of them. It really looks like all our abuelitas worked on this great cookbook with Rivera. Quite a few recipes brought tears to my eyes since I haven't eaten them in over six years since my great-grandmother died. We look forward to recreating many of her dishes with the assistance of this book. If you want a simple, authentic Puerto Rican cookbook, this is for your culinary library.



"This true-life incident is the basis for a searing, authentic novel that adds a new dimension to our understanding of the Vietnam War."

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"Oswald Rivera, a (former) New York police analyst of Puerto Rican descent, saw combat as a Marine in Vietnam. His quietly powerful story is as realistic in its gritty detail as a war diary."


Author Oswald "Rivera, a veteran cookbook author, simply and as accurately as possible recreates ingredient lists and recipes so that every reader can prepare historic delights."

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"Oswald Rivera accomplished his mission to cook his way through history. With a unique blend of fact-based storytelling and recipes that range from pigeon stew to Victory Pudding. The Pharaoh's Feast invites history to the dinner table, giving readers a taste of our culinary heritage. It has a decidedly universal appeal, with recipes from the United States, China, Europe, India, the Middle East and South America. Both recipes and stories are an eclectic mix of the obscure and the familiar....."



"Drawing on written sources from the fifth century, B.C. to today, veteran cookbook author Oswald Rivera recreates ingredient lists and recipes to allow modern cooks to prepare historic delights.."


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"The Pharaoh's Feast is a unique and impressive collection of 110 simple recipes that have been passed down from antiquity to the present day. The recipes comprising this enthusiastically recommended addition to any adventurous cookbook collection range from Pears Cooked without Coals or Water .."






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