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Noble Ambitions

Author : Adrian Tinniswood
Publisher : Random House
Page : 409 pages
File Size : 41,9 Mb
Release : 2021-10-07
Category : History
ISBN : 9781473569164

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From the bestselling author of The Long Weekend: a wild, sad and sometimes hilarious tour of the English country house after the Second World War, when Swinging London collided with aristocratic values. 'Preposterously entertaining' Observer 'Brilliant' Daily Telegraph 'Rollicking' Sunday Times As the sun set slowly on the British Empire in the years after the Second World War, the nation's stately homes were in crisis. Tottering under the weight of rising taxes and a growing sense that they had no place in twentieth-century Britain, hundreds of ancestral piles were dismantled and demolished. Yet - perhaps surprisingly - many of these great houses survived, as dukes and duchesses clung desperately to their ancestral seats and tenants' balls gave way to rock concerts, safari parks and day trippers. From the Rolling Stones rocking Longleat to Christine Keeler rocking Cliveden, Noble Ambitions takes us on a lively tour of these crumbling halls of power. * A Daily Telegraph Book of the Year * * Longlisted for the William MB Berger Prize for British Art History *

A Sisterhood of Secret Ambitions

Author : Sheena Boekweg
Publisher : Feiwel & Friends
Page : 352 pages
File Size : 46,7 Mb
Release : 2021-06-01
Category : Young Adult Fiction
ISBN : 9781250770974

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A Sisterhood of Secret Ambitions by Sheena Boekweg Pdf

A teen girl, backed by a secret society of powerful women, competes to make an 18-year-old future President fall in love with her in Sheena Boekweg's compelling new YA novel, A Sisterhood of Secret Ambitions. Behind every powerful man is a trained woman, and behind every trained woman is the Society. It started with tea parties and matchmaking, but is now a countrywide secret. Gossips pass messages in recipes, Spinsters train to fight, and women work together to grant safety to abused women and children. The Society is more than oaths—it is sisterhood and purpose. In 1926, seventeen-year-old Elsie is dropped off in a new city with four other teenage girls. All of them have trained together since childhood to become the Wife of a powerful man. But when they learn that their next target is earmarked to become President, their mission becomes more than just an assignment; this is a chance at the most powerful position in the Society. A life more influential than they had ever before dared to dream possible. All they have to do is make one man fall in love with them first.

Case Study

Author : Graeme Macrae Burnet
Publisher : Biblioasis
Page : 281 pages
File Size : 49,9 Mb
Release : 2022-11-01
Category : Fiction
ISBN : 9781771965217

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Shortlisted for the 2022 Gordon Burn Prize • Shortlisted for the 2022 Ned Kelly Awards • Longlisted for the 2022 Booker Prize • Longlisted for the 2022 HWA Gold Crown Award The Booker-shortlisted author of His Bloody Project blurs the lines between patient and therapist, fiction and documentation, and reality and dark imagination. London, 1965. 'I have decided to write down everything that happens, because I feel, I suppose, I may be putting myself in danger,' writes an anonymous patient, a young woman investigating her sister's suicide. In the guise of a dynamic and troubled alter-ego named Rebecca Smyth, she makes an appointment with the notorious and roughly charismatic psychotherapist Collins Braithwaite, whom she believes is responsible for her sister's death. But in this world of beguilement and bamboozlement, neither she nor we can be certain of anything. Case Study is a novel as slippery as it is riveting, as playful as it is sinister, a meditation on truth, sanity, and the instability of identity by one of the most inventive novelists of our time.

Mistakes Leaders Make

Author : Dave Kraft
Publisher : Crossway
Page : 130 pages
File Size : 43,6 Mb
Release : 2012-09-30
Category : Religion
ISBN : 9781433532528

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You Don't Have to Learn This the Hard Way... Anyone involved in leadership knows that it's tough and mistakes are bound to happen. But some mistakes are more costly than others and can result in the end of effectiveness, the loss of important relationships, and disqualification from ministry. Using the story of a fictitious church team to demonstrate the problems, principles, and practice of finding solutions, leadership expert Dave Kraft uncovers the top 10 critical mistakes leaders make and shows you how to avoid them so you can have ministry and relationships that last.

The Long Weekend

Author : Adrian Tinniswood
Publisher : Basic Books
Page : 344 pages
File Size : 47,6 Mb
Release : 2016-05-03
Category : History
ISBN : 9780465098651

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From an acclaimed social and architectural historian, the tumultuous, scandalous, glitzy, and glamorous history of English country houses and high society during the interwar period As WWI drew to a close, change reverberated through the halls of England's country homes. As the sun set slowly on the British Empire, the shadows lengthened on the lawns of a thousand stately homes. In The Long Weekend, historian Adrian Tinniswood introduces us to the tumultuous, scandalous and glamorous history of English country houses during the years between World Wars. As estate taxes and other challenges forced many of these venerable houses onto the market, new sectors of British and American society were seduced by the dream of owning a home in the English countryside. Drawing on thousands of memoirs, letters, and diaries, as well as the eye-witness testimonies of belted earls and bibulous butlers, Tinniswood brings the stately homes of England to life as never before, opening the door to a world by turns opulent and ordinary, noble and vicious, and forever wrapped in myth. We are drawn into the intrigues of legendary families such as the Astors, the Churchills and the Devonshires as they hosted hunting parties and balls that attracted the likes of Charlie Chaplin, T.E. Lawrence, and royals such as Edward VIII and Wallis Simpson. We waltz through aristocratic soiré, and watch as the upper crust struggle to fend off rising taxes and underbred outsiders, property speculators and poultry farmers. We gain insight into the guilt and the gingerbread, and see how the image of the country house was carefully protected by its occupants above and below stairs. Through the glitz of estate parties, the social tensions between old money and new, the hunting parties, illicit trysts, and grand feasts, Tinniswood offers a glimpse behind the veil of these great estates -- and reveals a reality much more riveting than the dream.

Heart of Glass

Author : Diane Noble
Publisher : WaterBrook
Page : 386 pages
File Size : 51,6 Mb
Release : 2011-04-06
Category : Fiction
ISBN : 9780307786012

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Filled with warmth and tender insights, Heart of Glass follows the unforgettable Fairwyn March from young adulthood through midlife during the final decades of the nineteenth century. A free-spirited beauty whose life brims with mountain lore and dulcimer music, Fairwyn disastrously loses her heart to the ambitions of a man who wants only to change her. Determined to be everything her husband wants, she gives up the core of herself. Then one day, she discovers a secret that shatters her world. Sending herself into self-imposed exile, Fairwyn allows her family to believe her dead. Her journey takes her across the continent–and into the landscape of her heart. In the most unlikely of places–California’s decaying Mission San Juan Capistrano–she meets another exile in need of healing. Bound together in tender friendship, they also discover hope in God’s promise of love without condition. A spellbinding journey into the human heart. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Noble Ambitions

Author : Adrian Tinniswood
Publisher : Basic Books
Page : 432 pages
File Size : 48,7 Mb
Release : 2021-09-21
Category : History
ISBN : 9781541617995

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A rollicking tour of the English country home after World War II, when swinging London collided with aristocratic values As the sun set slowly on the British Empire, its mansions fell and rose. Ancient families were reduced to demolishing the parts of their stately homes they could no longer afford, dukes and duchesses desperately clung to their ancestral seats, and a new class of homeowners bought their way into country life. A delicious romp, Noble Ambitions pulls us into these crumbling halls of power, leading us through the juiciest bits of postwar aristocratic history—from Mick Jagger dancing at deb balls to the scandals of Princess Margaret. Capturing the spirit of the age, historian Adrian Tinniswood proves that the country house is not only an iconic symbol, but a lens through which to understand the shifting fortunes of the British elite in an era of monumental social change.

Imperial Ambitions

Author : Noam Chomsky,David Barsamian
Publisher : Haymarket Books
Page : 99 pages
File Size : 41,5 Mb
Release : 2024-02-06
Category : Political Science
ISBN : 9798888901854

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Imperial Ambitions by Noam Chomsky,David Barsamian Pdf

In this first collection of interviews since the bestselling 9-11, our foremost intellectual activist examines crucial new questions of U.S. foreign policy. Timely, urgent, and powerfully elucidating, this important volume of previously unpublished interviews conducted by award-winning radio journalist David Barsamian features Noam Chomsky discussing America's policies in an increasingly unstable world. With his famous insight, lucidity, and redoubtable grasp of history, Chomsky offers his views on the invasion and occupation of Iraq, the doctrine of "preemptive" strikes against so-called rogue states, and the prospects of the second Bush administration, warning of the growing threat to international peace posed by the U.S. drive for domination. In his inimitable style, Chomsky also dissects the propaganda system that fabricates a mythic past and airbrushes inconvenient facts out of history. Barsamian, recipient of the ACLU's Upton Sinclair Award for independent journalism, has conducted more interviews and radio broadcasts with Chomsky than has any other journalist. Enriched by their unique rapport, Imperial Ambitions explores topics Chomsky has never before discussed, among them the 2004 presidential campaign and election, the future of Social Security, and the increasing threat, including devastating weather patterns, of global warming. The result is an illuminating dialogue with one of the leading thinkers of our time—and a startling picture of the turbulent times in which we live.

The Power of Ambition

Author : Jim Rohn
Publisher : Sound Wisdom
Page : 219 pages
File Size : 49,6 Mb
Release : 2022-04-19
Category : Self-Help
ISBN : 9781640953567

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The Power of Ambition by Jim Rohn Pdf

From America’s leading authority on success comes a book that will help you redefine ambition so that you can use your drive to serve others while creating the fulfilling life you desire. In The Power of Ambition, Jim Rohn debunks the myths and misconceptions about ambition that cause it to hinder, rather than fuel, personal achievement. Genuine ambition is not a self-serving impulse. Quite the opposite—it empowers us to better our lives and the lives of those around us. Rohn details six revolutionary strategies for cultivating legitimate ambition and harnessing it to transform what is going on within and around you. “Motivation can come from anywhere, but ambition is only drawn from within. Access your inner drive to achieve all the things you’ve been working for.” —Jim Rohn Ambition is as much a mindset as it is a lifestyle. As Rohn defines it: “True ambition is disciplined, eager desire.” The Power of Ambition will help you live with intention every moment so that you can enjoy the change you envision for your life. You’ll learn: How to build the framework for an ambitious life How to leverage the power of creativity to stay focused on your goals The five criteria for developing persistence The seven qualities that promote resilience The keys to effective networking And more! Ambition is the most authentic form of self-expression—begin channeling its power today so that you can live with passion and purpose.

A Dangerous Passion

Author : Haig Patapan
Publisher : State University of New York Press
Page : 311 pages
File Size : 47,8 Mb
Release : 2021-05-01
Category : Political Science
ISBN : 9781438482811

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A Dangerous Passion argues that leadership and honor are mutually constitutive and that this dynamic relationship fundamentally shapes the character of political practice. Haig Patapan shows how our contemporary blindness to this leadership-honor dynamic and neglect of the significance of honor (and shame) in modern politics have caused us to fundamentally misunderstand the nature of leadership. We have lost sight of how honor shapes the ambitions and aspirations of those who seek political office, and the opportunities and limits it imposes on leaders when engaging with their followers. What has been obscured are the two faces of honor: how it is the dangerous passion that fuels the ambitions of the glory seekers to pursue tyranny and empire, as well as being the source of good leadership that is founded on noble ambition and sacrifice for the common good. Patapan examines classical magnanimity, Machiavellian glory, and Hobbesian-dispersed leadership, views that continue to be debated, and then offers insights from these debates to illuminate a series of contemporary political challenges for leaders, including the politics of fame, identity, and nationalism.

A Wife of Noble Character

Author : Yvonne Georgina Puig
Publisher : Macmillan + ORM
Page : 336 pages
File Size : 49,8 Mb
Release : 2016-08-02
Category : Fiction
ISBN : 9781627795562

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A Wife of Noble Character by Yvonne Georgina Puig Pdf

A juicy, sprawling comedy of manners about a group of thirtysomethings navigating friendship, love, and their fledgling careers among Houston’s high-powered, oil-money elite Thirty-year-old Vivienne Cally is wealthy in name only. Orphaned as a child and raised by a cold but regal aunt, Vivienne was taught to rely on her beauty and Texas tradition, and is expected to marry a wealthy and respectable man who will honor the Cally name. Friends with Houston's richest and most prominent families, she's a beloved fixture at the social events big and small, and suffers no shortage of access to some of the city's most eligible bachelors. Preston Duffin has known Vivienne and her set since childhood. He's never shared their social aspirations or their status but is liked and respected for his sharp wit and intelligence. About to graduate from a prestigious architecture program, he is both fascinated and repelled by this group of friends he sits on the cusp of. He's long admired Vivienne's beauty and grace, but isn't sure he holds any place in such a traditional life. Intrigued by Preston's ambitions and the extent to which he challenges the only way of life she's ever known, Vivienne both courts Preston's attention, and rebuffs his critiques of her predictable and antiquated priorities and values. Inspired by Edith Wharton’s The House of Mirth, Yvonne Georgina Puig's A Wife of Noble Character shares the original novel’s astute social commentary at the same time that it illuminates the trappings and rewards of coming of age that are wholly unique to the twenty-first century. Charming and shrewd at once, this Texas love story takes readers from Houston to Paris and Switzerland and back again, and will speak to both fans of Wharton and anyone who has every struggled to find their way in life.

My Unapologetic Diaries

Author : Joan Collins
Publisher : Hachette UK
Page : 384 pages
File Size : 53,9 Mb
Release : 2021-10-14
Category : Literary Collections
ISBN : 9781474621304

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THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER! 'Wonderfully rich and mesmerising' William Boyd 'As brutal, withering and funny as you'd expect' Julian Clary 'Fabulously entertaining, impossibly glamorous, and utterly irresistible' Piers Morgan 'A treat from start to finish' Elizabeth Hurley *** Joan Collins has been a diarist from the age of twelve, writing enthusiastically over the years. She dictated most of these entries in real time into a mini-tape recorder at the end of the day, and now she is spilling the beans - well, nearly all of them. What you will discover was written when Joan 'felt like it' between 1989 and 2009. Whether it is an encounter with a superstar or a member of the Royal Family, or her keen and honest insights into other celebrities at dinner parties and events, Joan is honest and unapologetic. Taking us on a dazzling tour around the globe - from exclusive restaurants in Los Angeles to the glittering beaches of St Tropez, from dinner parties in London to galas in New York City - some of the characters you will meet in these pages include Rod Stewart, Princess Margaret, Donald Trump, Michael Caine, Princess Diana, Elizabeth Taylor, Rupert Everett, Roger Moore, Shirley MacLaine, Andrew Lloyd Webber and many more. Her diaries are intimate and witty, and they pull no punches, with NO apologies to anyone mentioned in them!

Material Ambitions

Author : Rebecca Richardson
Publisher : JHU Press
Page : 268 pages
File Size : 46,7 Mb
Release : 2021-11-30
Category : History
ISBN : 9781421441962

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"The book traces the early history of the self-help genre and the literary depiction of ambition in Victorian British fiction. Stories of hardworking characters who bring themselves out of rags to riches abound in the Victorian era. In chapters featuring the works of novelists, the author demonstrates that Victorian fiction dramatized ambition and problematized it as well"--

A Noble Ambition

Author : Karen Lahey,Elizabeth Albright
Publisher : Unknown
Page : 285 pages
File Size : 40,5 Mb
Release : 1991
Category : London (England)
ISBN : OCLC:1280870420

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A Noble Ambition by Karen Lahey,Elizabeth Albright Pdf

Yankee spirit. Lord Carlton was quite simply the most arrogant man Susan Phillips had ever encountered. As a young American visiting her aunt and uncle in London, she was not accustomed to the rigid proprieties of English society--or the cutting remarks of its Corinthian lords. And Carleton was the worst of the lot, daring to tell her to her face she was nothing more than a scheming wanton!

A Noble Ambition

Author : Karen Lahey
Publisher : Unknown
Page : 285 pages
File Size : 47,7 Mb
Release : 1987
Category : Electronic
ISBN : 0821720767

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