The Aristocrat

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The Aristocrat

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Publisher: Knopf

ISBN: 0804150176

Genre: Fiction

Page: 192

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Book Summary: An infinitely attractive human being—a great lady, American-style—comes alive in Conrad Richter’s wonderful new novel. She is Miss Alexandria Morley, and in her eighties—a doughty warrior against creeping modernity and mediocrity. She has the warmest of hearts. She is the coolest of strategists. It is a joy to see her do battle. Secure in her Victorian mansion, in “her” Pennsylvania town, flying her flag in defense of principle and old-time decorum, she takes on and outclasses the mighty coal company (she’s caught them cheating on taxes); civilizes her roughhewn young doctor (good character is no license for crudity); copes patiently (family obligations are sacred) with the poor old cousin who is a tidal wave of garrulous idiocy; stands firm against the poisonous cousin who is a knot of destructive envy; puts herself gently at the service of a sweet young cousin who cannot decide among her eligible beaux. All around her, in her house, in her memories, the past swirls. But Miss Alexandria lives in the now. She hopes, out of courtesy to her heirs, to die when her stocks are up. She tells the truth to those who can bear it—most especially to herself. She has learned, from the Southern belle who was her mother, to love the graces of life—and, from the mining potentate who was her father, to give no quarter to foolish circumstances. Even on her deathbed, Miss Alexandria, who has warned the officious clergyman that she won’t have anyone praying aloud over her, wins a gallant victory. Like her dear ones and her adversaries, her servants and her fellow townspeople, the reader will take his hat off to the Aristocrat. She is the last of her kind.


The Aristocrat

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The Aristocrat

Author: Catherine Coulter

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101622520

Genre: Fiction

Page: 210

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Book Summary: #1 New York Times bestselling author Catherine Coulter shows what destiny has in store for an unlikely pair who wind up in a modern marriage of convenience in this delightful romance novel. Pro quarterback Brant Asher has achieved the American dream: fame, good looks, money, and beautiful women at his beck and call. But news from across the pond is about to change everything... A distant English relative has left Brant an inheritance, which includes a title, an estate, and...a wife. Daphne Asherwood has always been the wallflower of the family, but she still can’t believe that her uncle had to bribe someone into marrying her—an American football star, no less. She and Brant barely speak the same language, yet when she lets down her guard—and Brant takes a chance on fate—they just might get their happily ever after... Includes a bonus excerpt of Catherine Coulter’s Aftershocks


The Aristocrat

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The Aristocrat

Author: Catherine Coulter

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101622520

Genre: Fiction

Page: 210

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Book Summary: #1 New York Times bestselling author Catherine Coulter shows what destiny has in store for an unlikely pair who wind up in a modern marriage of convenience in this delightful romance novel. Pro quarterback Brant Asher has achieved the American dream: fame, good looks, money, and beautiful women at his beck and call. But news from across the pond is about to change everything... A distant English relative has left Brant an inheritance, which includes a title, an estate, and...a wife. Daphne Asherwood has always been the wallflower of the family, but she still can’t believe that her uncle had to bribe someone into marrying her—an American football star, no less. She and Brant barely speak the same language, yet when she lets down her guard—and Brant takes a chance on fate—they just might get their happily ever after... Includes a bonus excerpt of Catherine Coulter’s Aftershocks


Titus: The Aristocrat

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Titus: The Aristocrat

Author: Katheryn Maddox Haddad

Publisher: Northern Lights Publishing House

ISBN:

Genre: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 540

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Book Summary: Other than the Apostle Paul mentioning Titus name on several occasions, there is nothing about Titus in the scriptures. The author deduced that Paul used him as an arbitrator among churches. This novel is based on that premise. . Titus is a brilliant attorney who solves unsolvable mysteries. Then he meets the Apostle Paul and becomes a Christian. Corinth—full of wild sailors, temple prostitutes, wealthy investors. Crete—infamous for pirates, slave auctions, earthquakes. Dalmatia—with its barbarians, undead, and evil dragons. . Titus is an aristocrat, born of privilege, surrounded by luxury in the family palatio, and graduate of the university at Pergamum. His father is the supreme judge of Antioch and Flamin of Apollo, while his mother is Flaminica of Apollo’s Muses. He is a brilliant attorney solving unsolvable crimes and healing impossible relationships. His ambition is to become important like his father and qualify for the purple border on his own white toga. . His career spirals upward as he defends his clients and solves crimes. . Then he meets the apostle Paul and becomes a Christian. Paul sends him to places where he does not fit in to use his unique talent as arbitrate between arch enemies and impossible situations. . What does aristocrat Titus endure to carry out the apostle’s assignments? Discussion questions at end of book for each chapter which can be used in book clubs and classes or personal reflection.


The Aristocrat and the Single Mom

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The Aristocrat and the Single Mom

Author: Michelle Douglas

Publisher: Harlequin

ISBN: 1426829914

Genre: Fiction

Page: 192

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Book Summary: Handsome English aristocrat Lord Simon Morton-Blake is reluctant to get involved with anyone on his visit to Australia—especially a single mother like Kate Petherbridge! But Simon can't deny his attraction to vivacious Kate, or refuse her offer of a place to stay. Thrown into the middle of Kate's lively family, Simon finds his buttoned-up manner slowly undone. A happy family isn't something Simon's known before, but he's starting to realize there's one ready-made, just for him….


Byron and Newstead

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Byron and Newstead

Author: J. V. Beckett,Professor of History J V Beckett,Sheila Aley

Publisher: University of Delaware Press

ISBN: 9780874137514

Genre: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 347

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Book Summary: This book offers a reappraisal of Byron's tenure of landed estates, an entirely new explanation of events surrounding the sale of his ancestral home at Newstead Abbey, and new thoughts on his financial circumstances during his years in Italy and Greece. Byron is examined as a landed aristocrat, and his financial and business affairs are unravelled in this context."--BOOK JACKET.


Murder by an Aristocrat

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Murder by an Aristocrat

Author: Mignon G. Eberhart

Publisher: Open Road Media

ISBN: 149765551X

Genre: Fiction

Page: 375

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Book Summary: From “one of America’s favorite writers”: When a member of an aristocratic family takes a bullet, a nurse and amateur sleuth investigates (Mary Higgins Clark). Nurse Sarah Keate is no stranger to mystery. An intrepid redhead with a biting wit, Nurse Keate has solved conspiracies and murders in places as varied as her once-sleepy hospital ward, a gothic mansion, and the Sand Hills of Nebraska. But what she encounters with the Thatchers is a new breed of deadly. The Thatchers are as close to aristocracy as an American family can get, and one of their own requires Keate’s care for a suspicious bullet wound to his right shoulder—a relative insists it was self-inflicted. When the convalescing man dies under even stranger circumstances, Keate knows that he was murdered. And what’s worse, there is no doubt that the murderer resides in the Thatcher mansion. As the family closes rank and struggles to keep its darkest secrets buried, Nurse Keate will stop at nothing to find the truth.


The Saboteur

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The Saboteur

Author: Paul Kix

Publisher: HarperCollins

ISBN: 0062322540

Genre: History

Page: 304

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Book Summary: In the tradition of Agent Zigzag comes this breathtaking biography, as fast-paced and emotionally intuitive as the very best spy thrillers, which illuminates an unsung hero of the French Resistance during World War II—Robert de La Rochefoucald, an aristocrat turned anti-Nazi saboteur—and his daring exploits as a résistant trained by Britain’s Special Operations Executive. A scion of one of the most storied families in France, Robert de La Rochefoucald was raised in magnificent chateaux and educated in Europe's finest schools. When the Nazis invaded and imprisoned his father, La Rochefoucald escaped to England and learned the dark arts of anarchy and combat—cracking safes and planting bombs and killing with his bare hands—from the officers of Special Operations Executive, the collection of British spies, beloved by Winston Churchill, who altered the war in Europe with tactics that earned it notoriety as the “Ministry of Ungentlemanly Warfare.” With his newfound skills, La Rochefoucauld returned to France and organized Resistance cells, blew up fortified compounds and munitions factories, interfered with Germans’ war-time missions, and executed Nazi officers. Caught by the Germans, La Rochefoucald withstood months of torture without cracking, and escaped his own death, not once but twice. The Saboteur recounts La Rochefoucauld’s enthralling adventures, from jumping from a moving truck on his way to his execution to stealing Nazi limos to dressing up in a nun’s habit—one of his many disguises and impersonations. Whatever the mission, whatever the dire circumstance, La Rochefoucauld acquitted himself nobly, with the straight-back aplomb of a man of aristocratic breeding: James Bond before Ian Fleming conjured him. More than just a fast-paced, true thriller, The Saboteur is also a deep dive into an endlessly fascinating historical moment, telling the untold story of a network of commandos that battled evil, bravely worked to change the course of history, and inspired the creation of America’s own Central Intelligence Agency.


The Last American Aristocrat

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The Last American Aristocrat

Author: David S. Brown

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1982128259

Genre: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 464

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Book Summary: A New York Times Book Review Editors' Choice A revelatory biography of literary icon Henry Adams—one of America’s most prominent writers and intellectuals of his era, who witnessed and contributed to the United States’ dramatic transition from a colonial society to a modern nation. Henry Adams is perhaps the most eclectic, accomplished, and important American writer of his time. His autobiography and modern classic The Education of Henry Adams was widely considered one of the best English-language nonfiction books of the 20th century. The last member of his distinguished family—after great-grandfather John Adams, and grandfather John Quincy Adams—to gain national attention, he is remembered today as an historian, a political commentator, and a memoirist. Now, historian David Brown sheds light on the brilliant yet under-celebrated life of this major American intellectual. Adams not only lived through the Civil War and the Industrial Revolution but he met Abraham Lincoln, bowed before Queen Victoria, and counted powerful figures, including Secretary of State John Hay, Senator Henry Cabot Lodge, and President Theodore Roosevelt as friends and neighbors. His observations of these men and their policies in his private letters provide a penetrating assessment of Gilded Age America on the cusp of the modern era. The Last American Aristocrat details Adams’s relationships with his wife (Marian “Clover” Hooper) and, following her suicide, Elizabeth Cameron, the young wife of a senator and part of the famous Sherman clan from Ohio. Henry Adams’s letters—thousands of them—demonstrate his struggles with depression, familial expectations, and reconciling with his unwanted widower’s existence. Presenting intimate and insightful details of a fascinating and unusual American life and a new window on nineteenth century US history, The Last American Aristocrat shows us a more “modern” and “human” Henry Adams than ever before.


The Politics of Aristocratic Empires

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The Politics of Aristocratic Empires

Author: John H. Kautsky

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1351303279

Genre: Political Science

Page: 416

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Book Summary: The Politics of Aristocratic Empires is a study of a political order that prevailed throughout much of the world for many centuries without any major social conflict or change and with hardly any government in the modern sense. Although previously ignored by political science, powerful remnants of this old order still persist in modern politics. The historical literature on aristocratic empires typically is descriptive and treats each empire as unique. By contrast, this work adopts an analytical, explanatory, and comparative approach and clearly distinguishes aristocratic empires from both primitive and more modern, commercialized societies. It develops generalizations that are supported and richly illustrated by data from many empires and demonstrates that a pattern of politics prevailed across time, space, and cultures from ancient Egypt five millennia ago to Saudi Arabia five decades ago, from China and Japan to Europe, from the Incas and the Aztecs to the Tutsi. Kautsky argues that aristocrats, because they live off the labor of peasants, must perform the primary governmental functions of taxation and warfare. Their performance is linked to particular values and beliefs, and both functions and ideologies in turn condition the stakes, the forms, and the arenas of intra-aristocratic conflictthe politics of the aristocracy. The author also analyzes the roles of the peasantry and the townspeople in aristocratic politics and shows that peasant revolts on any large scale occur only after commercial modernization. He concludes with chapters on the modernization of aristocratic empires and on the importance in modern politics of institutional and ideological remnants of the old aristocratic order.


Aristocrats

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Aristocrats

Author: Stella Tillyard

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1446498123

Genre: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 480

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Book Summary: A fascinating insight into 18th century aristocratic life through the lives of the four Lennox sisters, the great grandchildren of Charles II, whose extraordinary lives spanned the period 1740-1832. Passionate, witty and moving, the voices of the Lennox sisters reach us with immediacy and power, drawing the reader into their remarkable lives, and making this one of the most enthralling historical naratives to appear for many years.


Chasing Davis

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Chasing Davis

Author: James Luce

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 9781469732329

Genre: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 694

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Book Summary: When author James Luce was a boy, his father once summarized his moral philosophy of life in one sentence: Your rights end at the tip of my nose. Many years later, after embarking on his own voyage of reflection, Luce finally understood his fathers words. In Chasing Davis, he shares a set of unique ethical tools and blueprints that can be conceived and implemented by either societies or individuals, ultimately creating a moral life solely guided by logic and science rather than superstition or belief in divine guidance. Luce believes it is time for a new genesis of moral living. He relies on several decades of research and contemplation as well as ancient and newly acquired wisdom as he carefully examines the difference between good and evil, the importance of self-awareness, and the reasons that morality is not dependent upon the existence of any god. Seekers of the truth and new ideas will learn the meaning and consequences of perception, as well as how to train ourselves to think more productively and morally and why laws, government, and religions are symptoms of our immorality. Chasing Davis provides a practical, objective set of behavioral and cognitive guidelines that will help anyone live a moral life, regardless of individual cultural, religious, or philosophic antecedents.


Roman Law and Economics

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Roman Law and Economics

Author: Giuseppe Dari-Mattiacci,Dennis P. Kehoe

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0191090972

Genre: History

Page: 368

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Book Summary: Ancient Rome is the only society in the history of the western world whose legal profession evolved autonomously, distinct and separate from institutions of political and religious power. Roman legal thought has left behind an enduring legacy and exerted enormous influence on the shaping of modern legal frameworks and systems, but its own genesis and context pose their own explanatory problems. The economic analysis of Roman law has enormous untapped potential in this regard: by exploring the intersecting perspectives of legal history, economic history, and the economic analysis of law, the two volumes of Roman Law and Economics are able to offer a uniquely interdisciplinary examination of the origins of Roman legal institutions, their functions, and their evolution over a period of more than 1000 years, in response to changes in the underlying economic activities that those institutions regulated. Volume I explores these legal institutions and organizations in detail, from the constitution of the Roman Republic to the management of business in the Empire, while Volume II covers the concepts of exchange, ownership, and disputes, analysing the detailed workings of credit, property, and slavery, among others. Throughout each volume, contributions from specialists in legal and economic history, law, and legal theory are underpinned by rigorous analysis drawing on modern empirical and theoretical techniques and methodologies borrowed from economics. In demonstrating how these can be fruitfully applied to the study of ancient societies, with due deference to the historical context, Roman Law and Economics opens up a host of new avenues of research for scholars and students in each of these fields and in the social sciences more broadly, offering new ways in which different modes of enquiry can connect with and inform each other.


Memoirs of an Aristocrat and Reminiscences of the Emperor Napoleon

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Memoirs of an Aristocrat and Reminiscences of the Emperor Napoleon

Author: Home George

Publisher: Рипол Классик

ISBN: 1145513263

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Page: N.A

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The World's Finest Assassin Gets Reincarnated in Another World as an Aristocrat, Vol. 2 (light novel)

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The World's Finest Assassin Gets Reincarnated in Another World as an Aristocrat, Vol. 2 (light novel)

Author: Rui Tsukiyo

Publisher: Yen Press LLC

ISBN: 1975312449

Genre: Fiction

Page: 224

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Book Summary: The Assassin Meets The HeroLugh, Dia, and Tarte enroll in the most elite academy in the Kingdom of Alvan. On the surface their goal is to learn how to be knights, but Lugh's real goal is to get close to the hero he's tasked with killing. The mighty hero turns out to be a bit different than Lugh expected, however, and he ends up getting rather close with him. Being a hero isn't all its cracked up to be, it seems. When trouble strikes, will the assassin have to save the one he's supposed to kill?


The World's Finest Assassin Gets Reincarnated in Another World as an Aristocrat, Vol. 1 (manga)

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The World's Finest Assassin Gets Reincarnated in Another World as an Aristocrat, Vol. 1 (manga)

Author: Rui Tsukiyo

Publisher: Yen Press LLC

ISBN: 1975316622

Genre: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: 160

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Book Summary: The most dangerous prey… When the most accomplished assassin on Earth meets his end just before retirement, he finds himself standing before a goddess. Her world is headed for disaster, and she has need of his particular set of skills. Armed with powerful new abilities and decades of deadly knowledge, he begins his second life as Lugh, young scion of the Tuatha Dé clan of assassins. His mission: to find and eliminate the strongest individual in this world—the hero!


The World's Finest Assassin Gets Reincarnated in Another World as an Aristocrat, Vol. 1 (light novel)

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The World's Finest Assassin Gets Reincarnated in Another World as an Aristocrat, Vol. 1 (light novel)

Author: Rui Tsukiyo

Publisher: Yen Press LLC

ISBN: 1975312422

Genre: Fiction

Page: 304

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Book Summary: When a great assassin is reborn in another world, he finds himself the heir to a long line of killers from the shadows. With both his modern-day knowledge and experience and the special magic and techniques of this new world, he could very well become the most unstoppable assassin in history...!


The Aristocrat's Plaything

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The Aristocrat's Plaything

Author: Lovillia Hearst

Publisher: Salacious Stories

ISBN:

Genre: Fiction

Page: 40

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Book Summary: Arabella can’t believe her good fortune when the agency she joins places her as a maid in the home of Viscount Leslie almost straight away. She vows to do her best for such an aristocratic employer, but her pretty face and innocent demeanor don’t go unnoticed. This is an explicit steamy adult short romance.


The Aristocrat's Lady

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The Aristocrat's Lady

Author: Mary Moore

Publisher: Harlequin

ISBN: 1459212843

Genre: Fiction

Page: 288

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Book Summary: An Unexpected Encounter For a few moments on a moonlit balcony, Nicole Beaumont was just a beautiful woman catching the eye of the handsome Lord Devlin—but she knew the illusion couldn't last. If the enigmatic aristocrat knew her secret, he'd realize that her disability left her unfit for love. So who could blame her for hiding the truth a little longer? Devlin had never met a woman like Nicole. Her unique combination of innocence and wisdom left him utterly intrigued. Yet what was she hiding? For a man who did not trust easily, discovering her secret was devastating. Overcoming their pasts and forging a future would take faith, forgiveness and trust. And second chances could lead to new beginnings…


The Bloomsbury Companion to Analytic Philosophy

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The Bloomsbury Companion to Analytic Philosophy

Author: Barry Dainton,Howard Robinson

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1474236472

Genre: Philosophy

Page: 672

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Book Summary: Featuring chapters on the latest developments in fifteen core subjects in analytic philosophy, The Bloomsbury Companion to Analytic Philosophy is an essential guide for all those working in the field today. Introducing its history and looking ahead to new research directions, this companion brings together a team of internationally renowned philosophers to explore the major concepts, thinkers and areas of inquiry in the analytic tradition With an extensive glossary, an annotated bibliography, a timeline of major events and publications, and a guide to further resources, this comprehensive companion is ideal for use on courses. Broken down into three parts, it covers: The history of analytic philosophy, from Frege, Moore and Russell to Wittgenstein, the Vienna Circle and beyond the more recent work of four influential American philosophers: Quine, Davidson, Putnam and Kripke Current analytic philosophy in action in subjects such as philosophy of mind and language, moral and political philosophy, metaphysics, epistemology and the philosophy of science, mathematics, perception, free will and personal identity Recent trends and developments such as the rise of specialisation and science, self-consciousness and analytic metaphysics Broaching the controversial question of what analytical philosophy is, explaining how it differs from Continental Philosophy and exploring the extent to which it in a state of crisis, The Bloomsbury Companion to Analytic Philosophy presents an authoritative introduction to the origins and future of Anglo-America's dominant philosophical tradition. Now available in paperback, this edition includes updated references and a chapter on Ethics and the problem of overdemandingnes.