A BRIEF HISTORY OF HARVARD EATERIES AND WATERING HOLES
by Sean O'Rourke '49
Co-published by Harvardwood Books and Unlimited Publishing LLC
ABOUT THE BOOK: Anyone who has spent time at Harvard will instantly recognize the many familiar names of eating and drinking establishments in this book. But few know the myriad of truly fascinating (and often little-known) stories behind them. For example, Emile Durzi, who owns Algiers, has lived in a number of exotic places — but has never visited Algiers. The owners of Grendel's Den went (with Laurence Tribe) all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court to obtain a liquor license. That iconic German restaurant, The Wursthaus, was owned by an Italian immigrant. This light-hearted account not only rekindles warm memories of college days, but also serves up delicious historical tidbits about Harvard's favorite hangouts. Written by Harvard alumnus and historian Sean O'Rourke '49, this is a co-publication of Harvardwood Books and Unlimited Publishing LLC.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR: After serving in the army and graduating from Harvard, Sean O'Rourke '49 taught Latin, French and English in high schools and junior colleges. He has published dozens of articles, both scholarly and popular. Grace Under Pressure: The Life of Evan Shipman was his first book. It was based on archival research in libraries at Harvard; Yale; Princeton; Brandeis; The Sorbonne and others. In this book he focuses his keen eye for historical detail and quick wit closer to his home in Massachusetts. He is also working on a life of lawyer and diplomat George Rublee.
ABOUT THE HARVARDWOOD BOOKS SERIES: The exciting new series is a collaboration between Unlimited Publishing LLC (founded by Danny O. Snow '78) and Harvardwood, a unique, Hollywood-based nonprofit organization of more than 2,500 Harvard alumni/ae, students, faculty, staff and friends in the media and entertainment worlds. This rapidly growing series showcases the work of Harvard-connected writers in a variety of genres, both in print and online. (Please click HERE for a mission statement and early examples.) UP and Harvardwood welcome inquiries from writers with a Harvard affiliation. Please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org for submission guidelines. Due to the high level of interest in recent months, we respectfully ask writers NOT to submit manuscripts before carefully reviewing the mission statement and submission guidelines, available on request.
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