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The Maligned Militia Book by ,

The Maligned Militia Book
  • Author : ,
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2016-03-09
  • Category: History
  • Pages : 356
  • ISBN Code: 1317024605

Summary: Despite its failure to unseat King James II, the Monmouth Rebellion had a profound influence upon English politics. In particular, it reignited the debate about whether the country should rely on a professional army under direct royal control or local country militias made up of part-time soldiers. King James favoured the former, and used criticism of the militia’s performance during the rebellion to support his argument. Contemporary commentators and historians alike all certainly seemed to agree that the king’s victory was won in spite of - not because of - the militia. But is this a fair judgement? Drawing upon a wealth of information gathered from personal accounts, private papers, letters, financial records, diaries and memoirs, this book revisits the events of 1685 to assess the militia’s performance in helping to defeat the so-called ’pitchfork rebellion’. Through an extensive investigation into the militia itself, its social composition, role, training, armament and leadership the study sets a benchmark for what could have been realistically expected of these part-time soldiers, and then sets this against the actual tasks that were asked of it in 1685. The results that emerge from this exercise paint a very different picture of the militia’s role in the rebellion than has hitherto been accepted by historians. Judged by these criteria, a convincing case is made that the militia was in fact an efficient military organisation according to contemporary expectations and demands made of it. Criticisms of it, it is argued, stem more from political expediency than impartial judgment. As well as being of interest to military and social historians, this book demonstrates the dangers to all historians of taking at face value contemporary comments. It shows how subtle and interlocking forces, that may at first glance appear unrelated, can work together to colour opinions of events and organisations.

Revival: Ismail: The Maligned Khedive (1933) Book by Pierre Crabites

Revival: Ismail: The Maligned Khedive (1933) Book
  • Author : Pierre Crabites
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2018-03-29
  • Category: Religion
  • Pages : 312
  • ISBN Code: 135134014X

Summary: These pages challenge a historical heresy. They refuse to join in the chorus led by Milner, Colvin, and Cromer, and to agree that Ismail Pasha, the first Khedive of Egypt, was a spendthrift, a voluptuary, and a thief. Not even great names can stand up against facts and figures culled from official sources.

Maligned Presidents: The Late 19th Century Book by M. Skidmore

Maligned Presidents: The Late 19th Century Book
  • Author : M. Skidmore
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release Date : 2014-06-20
  • Category: Political Science
  • Pages : 148
  • ISBN Code: 1137438002

Summary: Certain 19th Century presidencies contrast common perceptions of the office's authority and strength. These presidents were a strong group and were anything but insignificant. They fought substantial battles with Congress, and often won. This book seeks to provide more substantive analysis of maligned presidencies, and the legacies left behind.

The Case for Fanfiction Book by Ashley J. Barner

The Case for Fanfiction Book
  • Author : Ashley J. Barner
  • Publisher : McFarland
  • Release Date : 2017-08-07
  • Category: Literary Criticism
  • Pages : 220
  • ISBN Code: 1476631034

Summary:  Challenging readers to rethink what they read and why, the author questions the aesthetic assumptions that have led to the devaluing of fanfiction—a genre criticized as both tasteless and derivative—and other “guilty pleasure” reading (and writing), including romance and fantasy. The complicated relationship between “fanfic” and intellectual property rights is discussed in light of the millennia-old tradition of derivative literature, before modern copyright law established originality as the hallmark of great fiction. “Absorbed reading”—the practice of immersing oneself in the narrative versus critically “reading from a distance”—is a strong motive for the appropriation by fanfiction of canon characters and worlds.

Henry VII Book by Terry Breverton

Henry VII Book
  • Author : Terry Breverton
  • Publisher : Amberley Publishing Limited
  • Release Date : 2016-05-15
  • Category: History
  • Pages : 464
  • ISBN Code: 1445646064

Summary: The life of the king of England who defeated Richard III at the Battle of Bosworth and founded the glittering Tudor royal dynasty.

Ageism in Youth Studies Book by Gayle Kimball

Ageism in Youth Studies Book
  • Author : Gayle Kimball
  • Publisher : Cambridge Scholars Publishing
  • Release Date : 2017-05-11
  • Category: Social Science
  • Pages : 235
  • ISBN Code: 144389155X

Summary: Ageism is prevalent in a great deal of current scholarship in the social sciences as scholars fault youth for being delinquent or politically apathetic. Researchers ignore young people’s actual voices, despite their leadership in recent global uprisings, some of which unseated entrenched dictators. Neoliberalism must be exposed in its focus on youth sub-cultures and styles rather than economic barriers caused by growing inequality and rising youth unemployment rates. Ageism in Youth Studies also discusses the debate about “Generation We or Me” and if Millennials are narcissistic. Resources about global youth studies are included, along with the results of the author’s surveys and interviews with over 4,000 young people from 88 countries.

Richard III The Maligned King Book by Annette Carson

Richard III The Maligned King Book
  • Author : Annette Carson
  • Publisher : The History Press
  • Release Date : 2011-10-24
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN Code: 075247314X

Summary: After sales of over 10,000 for the print editions, Annette Carson’s acclaimed revisionist analysis of Richard III’s reign goes digital. Carson was a founding member of ‘Looking For Richard’, the project that identified the site of his grave and arranged its excavation. She had already flagged up its probable location in this book’s first edition in 2008 – described by project leader Philippa Langley as ‘the first book I had read to make this claim.’In fact The Maligned King was the first widely read book to discuss a host of little-known aspects of Richard’s life and times, unafraid to raise controversial questions and investigate areas where conventional historians fear to tread. Carson brought to general knowledge a frank analysis of witchcraft in England; the story (and full-colour portrait) of Richard’s second queen-to-be; the argument that his nephews, the princes commonly held to have met their death in the Tower, were more likely to have been sent abroad; and THE most comprehensive in-depth examination of facts known about the Westminster bones commonly thought to be theirs. Carson continues to work on new Ricardian research, so this edition is updated with new insights readers will not find elsewhere.

For Shame Book by Gregg Ten Elshof

For Shame Book
  • Author : Gregg Ten Elshof
  • Publisher : Zondervan
  • Release Date : 2021-08-31
  • Category: Religion
  • Pages : 160
  • ISBN Code: 0310108675

Summary: Shame is bad. Too often it cripples and silences victims of other people's shameful behavior, and research has demonstrated clearly the damaging effects of shame on our emotional wellbeing. In recent years a mini-industry of bestselling books, TED Talks, and popular therapies has emerged to free people from deleterious shame. And yet, a place for shame remains. Some behavior is shameful, and sometimes we ought to be ashamed by wrongs we've committed. Eastern and Western cultures alike have long seen a social benefit to shame, and it can rightly cultivate virtues both public and personal. So what are we to make of shame? In For Shame, philosopher and author Gregg Ten Elshof examines this potent emotion carefully, distinguishing between it, embarrassment, and guilt and carefully tracing the positive role shame has played historically in contributing to a well-ordered society. While casting off unhealthy shame is always a positive, Ten Elshof demonstrates the surprising, sometimes unacknowledged ways in which healthy shame is as needed as ever. On the other side of good shame, he argues, lie virtues such as decency, self-respect, and dignity--virtues we desire but may not realize shame can grant. So perhaps shame is good--or better put, a certain kind of shame can yield unexpectedly good gifts.

Essential 120000 English-Nepali Words Dictionary Book by Nam H Nguyen

Essential 120000 English-Nepali Words Dictionary Book
  • Author : Nam H Nguyen
  • Publisher : Nam H Nguyen
  • Release Date : 2018-03-16
  • Category: ,
  • Pages : 4419
  • ISBN Code:

Summary: The entire dictionary is an alphabetical list of English words and their French equivalent translations. It will be very useful for everyone (home, school, students, travel, interpreting and learning French or English). सम्पूर्ण शब्दकोश अङ्ग्रेजी शब्दहरू र उनीहरूको फ्रान्सेली बराबर अनुवादको एक वर्णमाला सूची हो। यो सबैको लागि धेरै उपयोगी हुनेछ (घर, विद्यालय, विद्यार्थी, यात्रा, व्याख्या र फ्रान्सेली वा अंग्रेजी सिक्दै)।

The Ashgate Research Companion to Monsters and the Monstrous Book by Asa Simon Mittman,Peter J. Dendle

The Ashgate Research Companion to Monsters and the Monstrous Book
  • Author : Asa Simon Mittman,Peter J. Dendle
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2017-02-24
  • Category: Literary Criticism
  • Pages : 600
  • ISBN Code: 1351894323

Summary: The field of monster studies has grown significantly over the past few years and this companion provides a comprehensive guide to the study of monsters and the monstrous from historical, regional and thematic perspectives. The collection reflects the truly multi-disciplinary nature of monster studies, bringing in scholars from literature, art history, religious studies, history, classics, and cultural and media studies. The companion will offer scholars and graduate students the first comprehensive and authoritative review of this emergent field.

Animals and Sociology Book by K. Peggs

Animals and Sociology Book
  • Author : K. Peggs
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release Date : 2012-04-17
  • Category: Philosophy
  • Pages : 177
  • ISBN Code: 0230377270

Summary: Animals and Sociology challenges traditional assumptions about the nature of sociology. Sociology often centres on humans; however, other animals are everywhere in society. Kay Peggs explores the significant contribution that sociology can make to our understanding of human relations with other animals.

Movie Towns and Sitcom Suburbs Book by Stephen Rowley

Movie Towns and Sitcom Suburbs Book
  • Author : Stephen Rowley
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release Date : 2015-10-21
  • Category: Performing Arts
  • Pages : 272
  • ISBN Code: 1137493283

Summary: Media depictions of community are enormously influential on wider popular opinion about how people would like to live. In this study, Rowley examines depictions of ideal communities in Hollywood films and television and explores the implications of attempts to build real-world counterparts to such imagined places.

The Philosophy and Opinions of Marcus Garvey Book by Amy Jacques Garvey

The Philosophy and Opinions of Marcus Garvey Book
  • Author : Amy Jacques Garvey
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2013-01-11
  • Category: History
  • Pages : 412
  • ISBN Code: 1136231137

Summary: Marcus Garvey founded the Universal Negro Improvement Association in 1914. He was one of the first black leaders to encourage black people to discover their cultural traditions and history, and to seek common cause in the struggle for true liberty and political recognition. This book discusses his philosophy and opinions.

The Malign Hand of the Markets: The Insidious Forces on Wall Street that are Destroying Financial Markets – and What We Can Do About it Book by John Staddon

The Malign Hand of the Markets: The Insidious Forces on Wall Street that are Destroying Financial Markets – and What We Can Do About it Book
  • Author : John Staddon
  • Publisher : McGraw Hill Professional
  • Release Date : 2012-06-15
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 304
  • ISBN Code: 0071797416

Summary: WHAT’S THE MATTER WITH WALL STREET? And How Do We Fix It? Even after the global financial meltdown of 2008, economists have clung to Adam Smith’s “Invisible Hand” theory of an always selfregulating market that benefits private and public interests alike. But Duke University professor John Staddon is here to tell that there’s also another, darker force at work on Wall Street—a “Malign Hand” that guides all human interactions, including our finances. Combining psychology, behavioral economics, and other sciences, Staddon’s explosive new theory reveals the underlying principles behind the economic crisis, exposing the invisible mechanisms that drive our markets today. You’ll learn how we can: Prevent market bubbles from building Distinguish voluntary from involuntary market risk and regulate them differently Simplify and restore Glass-Steagall Understand market mechanisms through Darwinian dynamics Moderate boom and bust cycles and make financial markets sustainable Using economic theory, global market trends, and psychological research, Staddon’s electrifying book is both analytical and prescriptive—with a number of possible solutions to our most pressing economic concerns. You’ll learn about the wrong assumptions that underlie our present system, basic rules for managing risk, and the real reasons behind the market’s greatest successes and biggest disasters. You’ll hear surprising insights into the delicate relationship between Wall Street and Washington—with assessments of the bailouts, the Dodd-Frank bill, and other attempts at financial regulation. Best of all, you’ll discover realistic solutions that can stop the boom-and-bust cycle once and for all. Compelling, controversial, and remarkably thorough, The Malign Hand of the Markets will change the way we plan our future, manage our finances, and build our fortunes.

Family of Origin Book by CJ Hauser

Family of Origin Book
  • Author : CJ Hauser
  • Publisher : Anchor
  • Release Date : 2019-07-16
  • Category: Fiction
  • Pages : 304
  • ISBN Code: 0385544634

Summary: "An innovative work of climate fiction, a nuanced and empathic family story, and, for my money, the summer's best novel thus far." "The most oddly enticing novel you will read this year...Keenly satirical yet unashamedly tender." --Wall Street Journal "Reminiscent of the family explorations of Rick Moody, Jennifer Egan, and Lauren Groff...Full of brilliantly realized characters, Hauser's latest is profound, often incredibly funny, and captures the times like few other contemporary novels." --Booklist (starred) When Nolan Grey receives news that his father, a once-prominent biologist, has drowned off Leap's Island, he calls on Elsa, his estranged, older half-sister, to help pick up the pieces. This, despite the fact that it was he and Elsa who broke the family in the first place. The Greys have been avoiding each other for a dozen years. Elsa and Nolan travel to their father's field station, a wild and isolated spot off the Gulf Coast. Here, their father's fatalistic colleagues, the Reversalists, obsessively study the undowny bufflehead, a rare sea duck whose loss of waterproof feathers proves, they say, that evolution is running in reverse and humanity's best days are behind us. On an island that is always looking backward, it's impossible for the siblings to ignore their past. Stuck together in the close quarters of their island stilt-house, and provoked by the absurd antics of the remaining Reversalists, years of family secrecy and blame between Elsa and Nolan threaten to ruin them all over again. As the Greys urgently trek the island to find the so-called Paradise Duck, their father's final obsession, they begin to fear that they were their father's first evidence that the future held no hope. In the irreverent and exuberant spirit of Kevin Wilson, Alissa Nutting, and Karen Russell, CJ Hauser speaks to a generation's uncertainties: Is it possible to live in our broken world with both scientific pragmatism and hope? What does one generation owe another? How do we know which parts of the past, and ourselves, to jettison and which to keep? Delightfully funny, fiercely original, high-spirited and warm, Family of Origin grapples with questions of nature and nurture, evolution and mating, intimacy and betrayal, progress and forgiveness.

Women Dramatists, Humor, and the French Stage Book by J. Johnston

Women Dramatists, Humor, and the French Stage Book
  • Author : J. Johnston
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release Date : 2014-12-04
  • Category: History
  • Pages : 233
  • ISBN Code: 1137452900

Summary: Filling a critical void, this book examines French women dramatists of the nineteenth-century who staged works prior to the lifting of censorship laws in 1864. Though none staged overtly feminist drama, Sophie de Bawr, Sophie Gay, Virginie Ancelot, and Delphine Girardin questioned patriarchal dominance and reconstructed ideals of womanhood.

Fashionable Nonsense Book by Alan Sokal,Jean Bricmont

Fashionable Nonsense Book
  • Author : Alan Sokal,Jean Bricmont
  • Publisher : Picador
  • Release Date : 2014-01-14
  • Category: Science
  • Pages : 272
  • ISBN Code: 1466862408

Summary: In 1996 physicist Alan Sokal published an essay in Social Text--an influential academic journal of cultural studies--touting the deep similarities between quantum gravitational theory and postmodern philosophy. Soon thereafter, the essay was revealed as a brilliant parody, a catalog of nonsense written in the cutting-edge but impenetrable lingo of postmodern theorists. The event sparked a furious debate in academic circles and made the headlines of newspapers in the U.S. and abroad. Now in Fashionable Nonsense: Postmodern Intellectuals' Abuse of Science, Sokal and his fellow physicist Jean Bricmont expand from where the hoax left off. In a delightfully witty and clear voice, the two thoughtfully and thoroughly dismantle the pseudo-scientific writings of some of the most fashionable French and American intellectuals. More generally, they challenge the widespread notion that scientific theories are mere "narrations" or social constructions.

Civilian Warriors Book by Erik Prince

Civilian Warriors Book
  • Author : Erik Prince
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2013-11-18
  • Category: History
  • Pages : 416
  • ISBN Code: 0698154002

Summary: No company in our time has been as mysterious or as controversial as Blackwater. Founded by former Navy SEAL Erik Prince in 1997, it recruited special forces veterans and others with the skills and courage to take on the riskiest security jobs in the world. As its reputation grew, government demand for its services escalated, and Blackwater's men eventually completed nearly one hundred thousand missions in Iraq and Afghanistan. Both the Bush and Obama administrations found the company indispensible. It sounds like a classic startup success story, except for one problem: Blackwater has been demonized around the world. From uninformed news coverage to grossly distorted fictional portrayals, Blackwater employees have been smeared as mercenaries, profiteers, jackbooted thugs, and worse. Because of the secrecy requirements of Blackwater's contracts with the Pentagon, the State Department, and the CIA, Prince was unable to speak out when his company's opponents spread false information. But now he's able to tell the full and often shocking story of Blackwater's rise and fall. In Civilian Warriors, Prince pulls no punches and spares no details. He explains his original goal of building an elite center for military and law enforcement training. He recounts how the company shifted gears after 9/11. He honors our troops while challenging the Pentagon's top leadership. And he reveals why highly efficient private military contractors have been essential to running our armed forces, since long before Blackwater came along. Above all, Prince debunks myths about Blackwater that spread while he was forced to remain silent-myths that tarnished the memory of men who gave their lives for their country but never got the recognition they deserved. He reveals new information about some of the biggest controversies of the War on Terror, including: • The true story of the Nisour Square massacre in Baghdad. • The actual details of Blackwater's so-called impunity in Iraq. • The events leading up to the televised deaths of Blackwater contractors in Fallujah. Prince doesn't pretend to be perfect, and he doesn't hide the sometimes painful details of his private life. But he has done a great public service by setting the record straight. His book reads like a thriller but is too improbable to be fiction.

Malign Velocities Book by Benjamin Noys

Malign Velocities Book
  • Author : Benjamin Noys
  • Publisher : John Hunt Publishing
  • Release Date : 2014-10-31
  • Category: Philosophy
  • Pages : 130
  • ISBN Code: 1782792996

Summary: We are told our lives are too fast, subject to the accelerating demand that we innovate more, work more, enjoy more, produce more, and consume more. That’s one familiar story. Another, stranger, story is told here: of those who think we haven’t gone fast enough. Instead of rejecting the increasing tempo of capitalist production they argue that we should embrace and accelerate it. Rejecting this conclusion, /Malign Velocities/ tracks this 'accelerationism' as the symptom of the misery and pain of labour under capitalism. Retracing a series of historical moments of accelerationism - the Italian Futurism; communist accelerationism after the Russian Revolution; the 'cyberpunk phuturism' of the ’90s and ’00s; the unconscious fantasies of our integration with machines; the apocalyptic accelerationism of the post-2008 moment of crisis; and the terminal moment of negative accelerationism - suggests the pleasures and pains of speed signal the need to disengage, negate, and develop a new politics that truly challenges the supposed pleasures of speed.

How Global Youth Values Will Change Our Future Book by Gayle Kimball

How Global Youth Values Will Change Our Future Book
  • Author : Gayle Kimball
  • Publisher : Cambridge Scholars Publishing
  • Release Date : 2019-01-15
  • Category: Social Science
  • Pages : 300
  • ISBN Code: 1527525511

Summary: How Global Youth Values Will Change Our Future reveals the values and religious beliefs of Generations Y and Z, representing over 4,000 young people from 88 countries. This book is based on their own voices, rather than adult projections from multiple-choice surveys. It also includes futurists’ projections of significant trends to predict where society is headed. As the largest, best-educated, and most connected generation ever, today’s youth are creating a more democratic world.