Summary Book Review After the Victorians by John Leonard Clive:
Download or read book After the Victorians written by John Leonard Clive and published by Psychology Press. This book was released on 1994 with total page 265 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Written by a team of eminent historians, these essays explore how ten twentieth-century intellectuals and social reformers sought to adapt such familiar Victorian values as `civilisation', `domesticity', `conscience' and `improvement' to modern conditions of democracy, feminism and mass culture. Covering such figures as J.M. Keynes, E.M. Forster and Lord Reith of the BBC, these interdisciplinary studies scrutinize the children of the Victorians at a time when their private assumptions and public positions were under increasing strain in a rapidly changing world. After the Victorians is written in honour of the late Professor John Clive of Harvard, and uses, as he did, the method of biography to connnect the public and private lives of the generations who came after the Victorians.
Summary Book Review Parley P. Pratt by Terryl L. Givens:
Download or read book Parley P. Pratt written by Terryl L. Givens and published by Oxford University Press. This book was released on 2011-10-04 with total page 499 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Terryl L. Givens and Matthew J. Grow offer a revelatory biography of Parley P. Pratt, examining the dramatic events of his life and the crucial role he played in the expansion and foundational theology of early Mormonism.
Summary Book Review Matilda of Scotland by Lois L. Huneycutt:
Download or read book Matilda of Scotland written by Lois L. Huneycutt and published by Boydell Press. This book was released on 2003 with total page 207 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A study of Matilda of Scotland (wife to Henry I) and the political acumen and personal skills she brought to the role of queen.
Summary Book Review Franklin D. Roosevelt by Teri Kanefield:
Download or read book Franklin D. Roosevelt written by Teri Kanefield and published by Abrams. This book was released on 2019-10-08 with total page 256 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This biography for young readers explores the life of the thirty-second president, who lifted the United States from depression to global leadership. When Franklin D. Roosevelt was first elected president in 1933, America was in the throes of the Great Depression—the worst economic crisis in U.S. history—and the world was experiencing a menacing rise in Nazism and other dangerous extremists. Throughout his four presidential terms, Roosevelt was a steady and inspiring leader. He implemented progressive social reform through his New Deal agenda and helped lift America from economic crisis. He guided America to victory in World War II. Born into wealth and privilege, Roosevelt entered politics at a young age. His career and world views were shaped by his marriage to Eleanor Roosevelt and his long struggle with polio. Franklin Delano Roosevelt, our thirty-second president, forever left his mark on our nation and the world. By the time of his death, America had grown to a global economic and military superpower. His New Deal legislation changed the relationship of American citizens to their government. His policies came close to fully realizing Alexander Hamilton’s vision of a government that touches and improves the lives of all citizens. The book includes selections from Roosevelt’s writings, endnotes, a bibliography, and an index. “Kanefield provides readers with an intimate examination of Franklin Delano Roosevelt. . . . It flows in a friendly and welcoming style that reluctant readers will appreciate. . . . A solid account for both history buffs and report-writers.” —Kirkus Reviews “Neither hagiography nor a hatchet job, this evenhanded overview of FDR walks a middle path perfect for middle grade readers. A commendable addition to school and public library collections.” —School Library Journal
Summary Book Review Royal Marriage Secrets by John Ashdown-Hill:
Download or read book Royal Marriage Secrets written by John Ashdown-Hill and published by The History Press. This book was released on 2013-07-01 with total page 256 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: With a new royal baby we witness fundamental changes in the succession laws, but then rules governing the royal weddings and the succession to the throne have always been shifting. So what is marriage and who decides? What special rules govern royal marriage and when did they come into force? How have royal marriages affected history? Were the ‘Princes in the Tower’ illegitimate? Did Henry VIII really have six wives? Was Queen Victoria ‘Mrs Brown’? how were royal consorts chosen in the past? Did some use witchcraft to win the Crown? History has handled debateable royal marriages in various ways, but had the same rules been applied consistently, the order of succession would have been completely different. Here, all controversial English and British royal marriages are reassessed together for the first time to explore how different cases can shed light on one another. Surveying the whole phenomenon of disputed royal marriage, the author offer some intriguing new evidence, while highlighting common features and points of contrast.
Download or read book Asylum written by Andre Alexis and published by McClelland & Stewart. This book was released on 2020-08-04 with total page 496 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Alexis’s long-awaited second novel follows his award-winning Childhood. Set in Ottawa during the Mulroney years, Asylum is André Alexis’s sweeping, edged-in-satire, yet deeply serious tale of intertwined lives and fortunes, of politics and vain ambition, of the building of a magnificent prison, of human fallibility, of the search for refuge, of the impossibility of love, and of finding home. Whether he is taking us into the machinations of a government office or into the mysterious workings of the human heart, Alexis is always alert to the humour and the profound truth of any situation. His cast of characters is eccentric and unforgettable, all recognizable in one way or another as aspects of ourselves or people we know well. At the centre of the story, which covers almost a decade, is a visionary project to build an ideal prison, a perfect metaphor for the purest aspects of artistic ambition and for all that is great and flawed in the world. André Alexis is a true original, one of the most talented and astute writers writing in Canada today. This dazzling novel is filled with tragedy, dry wit, intellectual grist. It is playful, linguistically accomplished, and psychologically profound. Its yearnings constitute the highest level of human concerns and pursuits. Alexis has written The Great Canadian Novel, with a twist.
Download or read book Richard I written by John Gillingham and published by Yale University Press. This book was released on 1999-01-01 with total page 378 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: "Eighteenth- and nineteenth-century historians such as Hume, Gibbon and Stubbs criticized Richard for his neglect of domestic government and policy, and cast him as a careless ruler and bad husband."--BOOK JACKET. "Harnessing the latest sources and interpretations, John Gillingham provides a new assessment of Richard I, looking at what matters in history as well as what matters in legend."--BOOK JACKET.
Download or read book Committed written by Dinah Miller and published by JHU Press. This book was released on 2016-11 with total page 298 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: "Every mass shooting in America raises the question of whether there would be fewer such shootings if people who have mental illness were locked away. Of course, some perpetrators were already being treated when they acted, and some never gave any sign that they might be dangerous before they acted. Nevertheless, the question of involuntary commitment comes up over and over again when a mass shooting occurs. In Committed, psychiatrists Dinah Miller and Anne Hanson offer a comprehensive account of the controversy surrounding involuntary psychiatric care in the United States. Through interviews and cases they explore the clinicians, consumers, advocates, institutions, and laws involved. They talk with people who have been involuntarily committed--both those who have been helped by this treatment and those who have been traumatized by it--and with doctors who believe that more people with mental illness should be treated, even against their will. They talk with families, policemen, ED staff, judges, someone from the Church of Scientology, representatives from NAMI and APA, and medical administrators of inpatient facilities. They explore practices such as seclusion and restraint, involuntary medications, and involuntary electroconvulsive therapy--all within the context of civil rights. Miller and Hanson explain why some people push for increased involuntary treatment while others view psychiatrists as money-hungry power mongers and their medications as the cause, not the cure, of symptoms. The authors take a middle view, advocating for the limited and judicious use of involuntary and humane psychiatric care as a last resort when someone poses a danger to themselves or others"--
Download or read book Blue Hour written by Sarah Schmidt and published by Hachette UK. This book was released on 2022-07-07 with total page 267 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: She thinks of blue mountain, her favourite place. 'We're going somewhere where we can be safe. We never have to come back here.' As the rest of the world lies sleeping, Eleanor straps her infant daughter, Amy, into the back of her car. This is the moment she knew must come, when they will walk out on her husband Leon and a marriage in ruins since his return from Vietnam. Together, she and Amy will journey to blue mountain, a place of enchantment and refuge that lit up Eleanor's childhood. As the car eats up the miles, so Eleanor's mind dives back into her fractured relationship with her mother, Kitty. Kitty who asked for so much from life, from love, from family. Kitty who had battled so hard to prise her husband George out of the grip of war. Kitty, whose disapproving voice rings so loud in Eleanor's head. Tense, visceral, glittering, it is a masterful return to fiction from the author of the acclaimed See What I Have Done.
Summary Book Review Access to History: The Crusades 1071–1204 by Mary Dicken:
Download or read book Access to History: The Crusades 1071–1204 written by Mary Dicken and published by Hachette UK. This book was released on 2020-07-13 with total page 192 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Exam board: AQA; Pearson Edexcel; OCR Level: AS/A-level Subject: History First teaching: September 2015 First exams: Summer 2016 (AS); Summer 2017 (A-level) Put your trust in the textbook series that has given thousands of A-level History students deeper knowledge and better grades for over 30 years. Updated to meet the demands of today's A-level specifications, this new generation of Access to History titles includes accurate exam guidance based on examiners' reports, free online activity worksheets and contextual information that underpins students' understanding of the period. - Develop strong historical knowledge: in-depth analysis of each topic is both authoritative and accessible - Build historical skills and understanding: downloadable activity worksheets can be used independently by students or edited by teachers for classwork and homework - Learn, remember and connect important events and people: an introduction to the period, summary diagrams, timelines and links to additional online resources support lessons, revision and coursework - Achieve exam success: practical advice matched to the requirements of your A-level specification incorporates the lessons learnt from previous exams - Engage with sources, interpretations and the latest historical research: students will evaluate a rich collection of visual and written materials, plus key debates that examine the views of different historians
Summary Book Review Out of the Wreck, Or, Was it a Victory? by Amanda M. Douglas:
Download or read book Out of the Wreck, Or, Was it a Victory? written by Amanda M. Douglas and published by . This book was released on 1884 with total page 382 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:
Summary Book Review The Complete Works of Mary Elizabeth Braddon by Mary Elizabeth Braddon:
Download or read book The Complete Works of Mary Elizabeth Braddon written by Mary Elizabeth Braddon and published by e-artnow. This book was released on 2019-09-06 with total page 11908 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: e-artnow presents to you this meticulously edited Mary Elizabeth Braddon collection: Novels: The Trail of the Serpent Lady Audley's Secret Aurora Floyd The Captain of the Vulture John Marchmont's Legacy Eleanor's Victory Henry Dunbar The Doctor's Wife Birds of Prey Charlotte's Inheritance Run to Earth Fenton's Quest The Lovels of Arden A Strange World The Cloven Foot Vixen Mount Royal Phantom Fortune The Golden Calf Wyllard's Weird Mohawks All Along the River Gerard (The World, the Flesh, and the Devil) London Pride His Darling Sin The Infidel Beyond These Voices Short Stories: Ralph the Bailiff and Other Stories: Ralph the Bailiff Captain Thomas The Cold Embrace My Daughters The Mystery of Fernwood Samuel Lowgood's Revenge The Lawyer's Secret My First Happy Christmas Lost and Found Eveline's Visitant – A Ghost Story Found in the Muniment Chest How I Heard my Own Will Read Flower and Weed and Other Tales: Flower and Weed George Caulfield's Journey The Clown's Quest Dr. Carrick If She Be Not Fair to Me The Shadow in the Corner His Secret Thou Art the Man Milly Darrell Good Lady Ducayne At Chrighton Abbey Children's Book: The Christmas Hirelings My First Novel by M. E. Braddon