Old Filth

Old Filth
Author: Jane Gardam
Publsiher: Vintage
Total Pages: 259
Release: 2004
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Asians
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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FILTH is a lawyer with a practice in the Far East. A few remember that his nickname stands for Failed In London Try Hong Kong. But Old Filth is not as pompous as people imagine, and his past contains many secrets and dark hiding places.

Old Filth

Old Filth
Author: Jane Gardam
Publsiher: Europa Editions
Total Pages: 239
Release: 2006-06-01
ISBN: 1609450175
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Old Filth Book Excerpt:

First in the Old Filth trilogy. A New York Times Notable Book. “Old Filth belongs in the Dickensian pantheon of memorable characters” (The New York Times Book Review). Sir Edward Feathers has had a brilliant career, from his early days as a lawyer in Southeast Asia, where he earned the nickname Old Filth (FILTH being an acronym for Failed In London Try Hong Kong) to his final working days as a respected judge at the English bar. Yet through it all he has carried with him the wounds of a difficult and emotionally hollow childhood. Now an eighty-year-old widower living in comfortable seclusion in Dorset, Feathers is finally free from the regimen of work and the sentimental scaffolding that has sustained him throughout his life. He slips back into the past with ever mounting frequency and intensity, and on the tide of these vivid, lyrical musings, Feathers approaches a reckoning with his own history. Not all the old filth, it seems, can be cleaned away. Borrowing from biography and history, Jane Gardam has written a literary masterpiece reminiscent of Rudyard Kipling’s “Baa Baa, Black Sheep” that retraces much of the twentieth century’s torrid and momentous history. SHORTLISTED FOR THE ORANGE PRIZE “Will bring immense pleasure to readers who treasure fiction that is intelligent, witty, sophisticated and—a quality encountered all too rarely in contemporary culture—adult.” —The Washington Post “Gardam is an exquisite storyteller, picking up threads, laying them down, returning to them and giving them new meaning . . . Old Filth is sad, funny, beautiful and haunting.” —The Seattle Times “A masterpiece of storytelling.” —The Dallas Morning News

English sanitary institutions

English sanitary institutions
Author: Sir John Simon
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 556
Release: 1897
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Another Wicked Woman

Another Wicked Woman
Author: G. A. Grant-Forbes
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 200
Release: 1895
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Selected Works of Mao Tse Tung

Selected Works of Mao Tse Tung
Author: Mao Tse-Tung
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 348
Release: 2014-05-18
ISBN: 1483154378
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Selected Works of Mao Tse Tung Book Excerpt:

Selected Works of Mao Tse-Tung, Volume I focuses on the thoughts of Mao Tse-Tung on differences in social structure, communism, revolution, economics, war tactics, and welfare of the masses. The book first discusses the analysis of the classes in Chinese society and the peasant movement in Hunan. The text then ponders on the reasons why red political power can exist in China. Topics include internal political situation; reasons for the emergence and survival of red political power; and the problem of military bases. The publication takes a look at the struggle in the Chingkang mountains, including the independent regime in the Hunan-Kiangsi border area and the August defeat and the situation in the area under the independent regime. The book also examines the characteristics of China's revolutionary war and strategic defensive tactics, including concentration of troops, mobile warfare, and strategic retreat. Mao Tse-Tung's call for a united effort to wage resistance against Japan is also underscored. The book is a prime reference for readers interested in the philosophy of Mao Tse-Tung.

Guilty People

Guilty People
Author: Abbe Smith
Publsiher: Rutgers University Press
Total Pages: 217
Release: 2020-01-17
ISBN: 1978803397
Category: Law
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Guilty People Book Excerpt:

In Guilty People, law professor and longtime criminal defense attorney Abbe Smith gives us a thoughtful and honest look at people under trial, from petty criminals to rapists and murderers. Telling compelling stories about real cases, she reveals how individuals get embroiled in the justice system and what happens to them there.

Ballads from Manuscripts 1

Ballads from Manuscripts   1
Author: Frederick James Furnivall
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 538
Release: 1868
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Ballads, English
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Ballads from Manuscripts

Ballads from Manuscripts
Author: Ballad Society (London, England)
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 512
Release: 1868
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Ballads, English
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Cool Girl and Overbearing CEO

Cool Girl and Overbearing CEO
Author: Jia Yimingtang
Publsiher: Funstory
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2019-12-02
ISBN: 1647675863
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Cool Girl and Overbearing CEO Book Excerpt:

"She, 15 years old, her father killed her and her mother escaped,The court appointed an unfamiliar young CEO as her guardian.He, 25 years old, was cold and domineering,Yet she was willing to become a little girl's wet nurse.He used gentleness as a trap to pamper her, to love her, to take care of her in every possible way,To let her understand the value of kinship, the warmth of home. Afterwards, he personally sent her to hell ...An orphan girl, abandoned by a man, with a child, without a body,Other than following her mother's example and falling into depravity once again, what else could she do?No, my fate is not up to the heavens! Weak people are abused by life, strong people are abused by life.Yin Yijie, I will not hate you, and do not love you, I will forever forget you.Then, find my own happiness without you. "

Police Your Planet

Police Your Planet
Author: Eric Van Lhin
Publsiher: Jovian Press
Total Pages: 180
Release: 2017-12-13
ISBN: 1537806645
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Police Your Planet Book Excerpt:

There were ten passengers in the little pressurized cabin of the electric bus that shuttled between the rocket field and Marsport. Ten men, the driver - and Bruce Gordon. Eric Van Lhin brings you a science fiction masterpiece for the ages with Police Your Planet!

Ballads from Manuscripts Ed by Frederic J Furnivall

Ballads from Manuscripts  Ed  by Frederic J  Furnivall
Author: Frederick James Furnivall
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 518
Release: 1868
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Specimens of the Pre Shakesperean Drama

Specimens of the Pre Shakesperean Drama
Author: John Matthews Manly
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 608
Release: 1897
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: English drama
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The Works of Thomas Middleton The black book

The Works of Thomas Middleton  The black book
Author: Thomas Middleton
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 390
Release: 1886
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: English drama
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The Truths of Spiritualism

The Truths of Spiritualism
Author: Ebenezer V. Wilson
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 412
Release: 1896
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Spiritualism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Passages of a Working Life During Half a Century with a Prelude of Early Reminiscences

Passages of a Working Life During Half a Century  with a Prelude of Early Reminiscences
Author: Charles Knight
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 348
Release: 1873
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Publishers and publishing
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The History of Public Health and the Modern State

The History of Public Health and the Modern State
Author: Dorothy Porter
Publsiher: Rodopi
Total Pages: 439
Release: 1994
ISBN: 9789051835526
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The Works of Thomas Middleton

The Works of Thomas Middleton
Author: Thomas Middleton
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 398
Release: 1886
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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History of Political Ideas Volume 8

History of Political Ideas  Volume 8
Author: Eric Voegelin
Publsiher: University of Missouri Press
Total Pages: 503
Release: 1999
ISBN: 0826261906
Category: Philosophy
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

History of Political Ideas Volume 8 Book Excerpt:

Reaching into our own time, Crisis and the Apocalypse of Man confronts the disintegration of traditional sources of meaning and the correlative attempt to generate new sources of order from within the self. Voegelin allows us to contemplate the crisis in its starkest terms as the apocalypse of man that now seeks to replace the apocalypse of God. The totalitarian upheaval that convulsed Voegelin's world, and whose aftermath still defines ours, is only the external manifestation of an inner spiritual turmoil. Its roots have been probed throughout the eight volumes of History of Political Ideas, but its emergence is marked by the age of Enlightenment. In our postmodern era, discussions of the collapse of the "enlightenment project" have become commonplace. Voegelin compels us to follow the great-souled individuals who sought to go from disintegration of the present toward evocations of order for the future. Such thinkers as Comte, Bakunin, and Marx suffered through the crisis and fully understood the need for a new outpouring of the spirit. They resolved to supply the deficiency themselves. As a consequence they launched us irrevocably on the path of the apocalypse of man. One of the great merits of Voegelin's analysis is his exposition of the pervasive character of this crisis. It is not confined to the megalomaniacal dreamers of a revolutionary apocalypse; rather, echoes of it are found in the more moderate Enlightenment preoccupation with progress to be attained through application of the scientific method. Faith in the capacity of instrumental reason to answer the ultimate questions of human existence defined men such as Voltaire, Helvétius, Diderot, D'Alembert, and Condorcet. It remains the authoritative faith of our world today, Voegelin argues, demonstrated by our continuing inability to step outside the parameters of the Enlightenment. Are we condemned, then, to oscillate between the rational incoherence of a science that never delivers on its promises and a now discredited revolutionary idealism that wreaks havoc in practice? This is the question toward which Voegelin's final volume points. While not direct, his response is evident everywhere. Crisis and the Apocalypse of Man could have been written only by a man who had reached his own resolution of the crisis.

Gallery of plays from the Illustrated American

Gallery of plays from the Illustrated American
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 444
Release: 1894
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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English Sanitary Institutions

English Sanitary Institutions
Author: Sir John Simon
Publsiher: London : New York : Cassell, Johnson Reprint Corporation
Total Pages: 558
Release: 1897
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: England
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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