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A Gentleman's Honor

By Stephanie Laurens
  • ISBN Code: : 0061744166
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Pages : 464
  • Category : Fiction
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The Season has yet to begin, and the second member of the Bastion Club, tall, handsome Anthony Blake, Viscount Torrington, is already a target for every matchmaking mama in London. None of their flighty daughters can fix his interest, but a certain lady does... Alicia is living a deception. Desperation has caused the determined but penniless lady to boldly launch her ravishing younger sister into the ton and have her make a spectacular match. By masquerading as the widowed "Mrs. Carrington" Alicia can act as the perfect chaperone…but fashionable ladies are not accused of murder... When Tony Blake discovers Alicia standing over a dead body in his godmother’s garden, every instinct tells him she is innocent. His connections allow him to take control of the investigation, his social prominence provides her public support, but it is more than honor that compels him to protect her and to do everything in his seductive power to make her his.

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  • Pdf File: the-pen-the-sword-and-the-law.pdf

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The duel, and the codes of honour that governed duelling, functioned for decades in many European and Latin American countries as a shadow legal system, regulating in practice what legislators felt free to say and what journalists felt free to write. Yet the duel was also an act of potentially deadly violence and a challenge to the authority of statutory law. When duelling became widespread in early twentieth-century Uruguay, legislators facing this dilemma chose the unique and radical path of legalization. The Pen, the Sword, and the Law explores how the only country in the world to decriminalize duelling managed the tension between these informal but widely accepted “gentlemanly laws” and its own criminal code. The duel, which remained legal until 1992, was meant to ensure civility in politics and decorum in the press, but it often failed to achieve either. Drawing on rich and detailed newspaper reports of duels and challenges, parliamentary debates, legal records, private papers, and interviews, David Parker examines the role of pistols and sabres in shaping the everyday workings of a raucous public sphere. Demonstrating that the duel was no simple throwback to archaic conceptions of masculine honour and chivalry, The Pen, the Sword, and the Law illustrates how duelling went hand in hand with democracy and freedom of the press in one of South America’s most progressive nations.

The Gentleman’s Code Book

By Jojo T. Williams
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  • Publisher : WestBow Press
  • Book Code : 1512703427
  • Total of Pages : 130
  • Category : Religion
  • Members : 285
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Has the way of being a gentleman been lost? Morals, standards, and values still do exist—but the question is, does everyone follow them? It is up to us to make sure that these ways are not forgotten. Create your own system to express what being a gentleman means to you. Discover what it means to be treated with respect and how to treat others as well. These are some principles that I have shared to get everyone thinking about the importance of morals, values, principles, and standards. Perhaps the more important topic is how are we gentlemen are supposed to treat women. That is something that seems to be forgotten as well. There are several ways to approach these topics and more. These guidelines should help find your inner gentleman and discover what works for you. At the end of the day, the world can’t stay the way it is. We must do something to improve it as a whole. The choice is yours—why not do something to improve yourself and the world? This book will help point you in the right direction; it is up to you to read more and learn more. Never stop growing smarter and always continue to learn more. Discover your gentleman’s system!

Honor and Slavery

By Kenneth S. Greenberg
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  • Publisher : Princeton University Press
  • Book Code : 0691214093
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  • Category : History
  • Members : 847
  • Pdf File: honor-and-slavery.pdf

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The "honorable men" who ruled the Old South had a language all their own, one comprised of many apparently outlandish features yet revealing much about the lives of masters and the nature of slavery. When we examine Jefferson Davis's explanation as to why he was wearing women's clothing when caught by Union soldiers, or when we consider the story of Virginian statesman John Randolph, who stood on his doorstep declaring to an unwanted dinner guest that he was "not at home," we see that conveying empirical truths was not the goal of their speech. Kenneth Greenberg so skillfully demonstrates, the language of honor embraced a complex system of phrases, gestures, and behaviors that centered on deep-rooted values: asserting authority and maintaining respect. How these values were encoded in such acts as nose-pulling, outright lying, dueling, and gift-giving is a matter that Greenberg takes up in a fascinating and original way. The author looks at a range of situations when the words and gestures of honor came into play, and he re-creates the contexts and associations that once made them comprehensible. We understand, for example, the insult a navy lieutenant leveled at President Andrew Jackson when he pulls his nose, once we understand how a gentleman valued his face, especially his nose, as the symbol of his public image. Greenberg probes the lieutenant's motivations by explaining what it meant to perceive oneself as dishonored and how such a perception seemed comparable to being treated as a slave. When John Randolph lavished gifts on his friends and enemies as he calmly faced the prospect of death in a duel with Secretary of State Henry Clay, his generosity had a paternalistic meaning echoed by the master-slave relationship and reflected in the pro-slavery argument. These acts, together with the way a gentleman chose to lend money, drink with strangers, go hunting, and die, all formed a language of control, a vision of what it meant to live as a courageous free man. In reconstructing the language of honor in the Old South, Greenberg reconstructs the world.

Credibility in Elizabethan and Early Stuart Military News

By David Randall
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  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Book Code : 131731428X
  • Total of Pages : 256
  • Category : History
  • Members : 814
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Elizabethan and early Stuart England saw the prevailing medium for transmitting military news shift from public ritual, through private letters, to public newspapers. This study is based on an examination of hundreds of manuscript news letters, printed pamphlets and corantos, and news diaries which are in holdings in the US and the UK.

The Free and Open Press

By Robert W. T. Martin
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  • Publisher : NYU Press
  • Book Code : 0814764193
  • Total of Pages : 239
  • Category : Law
  • Members : 398
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The current, heated debates over hate speech and pornography were preceded by the equally contentious debates over the "free and open press" in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries. Thus far little scholarly attention has been focused on the development of the concept of political press freedom even though it is a form of civil liberty that was pioneered in the United States. But the establishment of press liberty had implications that reached far beyond mere free speech. In this groundbreaking work, Robert Martin demonstrates that the history of the "free and open press" is in many ways the story of the emergence and first real expansions of the early American public sphere and civil society itself. Through a careful analysis of early libel law, the state and federal constitutions, and the Sedition Act crisis Martin shows how the development of constitutionalism and civil liberties were bound up in the discussion of the "free and open press." Finally, this book is a study of early American political thought and democratic theory, as seen through the revealing window provided by press liberty discourse. It speaks to broad audiences concerned with the public square, the history of the book, free press history, contemporary free expression controversies, legal history, and conceptual history.

A Social History of Truth

By Steven Shapin
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  • Publisher : University of Chicago Press
  • Book Code : 022614884X
  • Total of Pages : 512
  • Category : Social Science
  • Members : 425
  • Pdf File: a-social-history-of-truth.pdf

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How do we come to trust our knowledge of the world? What are the means by which we distinguish true from false accounts? Why do we credit one observational statement over another? In A Social History of Truth, Shapin engages these universal questions through an elegant recreation of a crucial period in the history of early modern science: the social world of gentlemen-philosophers in seventeenth-century England. Steven Shapin paints a vivid picture of the relations between gentlemanly culture and scientific practice. He argues that problems of credibility in science were practically solved through the codes and conventions of genteel conduct: trust, civility, honor, and integrity. These codes formed, and arguably still form, an important basis for securing reliable knowledge about the natural world. Shapin uses detailed historical narrative to argue about the establishment of factual knowledge both in science and in everyday practice. Accounts of the mores and manners of gentlemen-philosophers are used to illustrate Shapin's broad claim that trust is imperative for constituting every kind of knowledge. Knowledge-making is always a collective enterprise: people have to know whom to trust in order to know something about the natural world.

A Buccaneer at Heart

By Stephanie Laurens
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  • Publisher : MIRA
  • Book Code : 1488051682
  • Total of Pages : 400
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 618
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Only from #1 New York Times bestselling author STEPHANIE LAURENS, the second story of THE ADVENTURERS QUARTET, where Regency-era intrigue, danger, romance and passion abound. A secret mission… After a decade leading diplomatic voyages and covert missions for the Crown, Captain Robert Frobisher decides that establishing a home—with hearth and wife—should be his next challenge. But when an urgent summons arrives, Robert puts his wishes aside and agrees to set sail immediately. His goal is clear: get to Freetown, determine the location of a slavers’ camp and return to London with the information. A distracting complication… In Freetown, Miss Aileen Hopkins is determined to find her brother Will, a naval lieutenant who has mysteriously disappeared, and she will not allow anyone to turn her from her path. But all too quickly, that path grows dark and dangerous. And then Robert Frobisher appears and attempts to divert her in more ways than one. An unexpected alliance… Joining forces with Aileen, Robert vows to complete his mission and secure the woman he wants as his wife. Compelled to protect the innocent and bring retribution to a heartless enemy, they plunge into the jungle with only each other to rely on, and with the courage of their hearts as their guide. Follow THE ADVENTURERS as they continue their voyages across the high seas to the riveting and triumphant conclusion. Originally published in 2016

Boris Karloff: A Gentleman’s Life

By Scott Allen Nollen
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  • Publisher : Midnight Marquee & BearManor Media
  • Book Code : N.a
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  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
  • Members : 425
  • Pdf File: boris-karloff.pdf

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Being able to know and work with Sara Jane Karloff on this project has been a highlight of my career. Hopefully this book is the most thorough, accurate and entertaining chronicle of her father, Boris Karloff''s, fascinating life. Perhaps a few Karloff mysteries have been solved.—Scott Allen Nollen

A Gentleman's Plot to Tie the Knot

By Lauren Royal
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  • Publisher : Novelty Publishing
  • Book Code : 1938907078
  • Total of Pages : 315
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 406
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♥ A duke-crazed debutante ♥ A sexy Royal Architect ♥ A book of naughty poems ♥ A masquerade ball—in the dark ♥ Steamy romance! Another enthralling romance featuring New York Times bestselling author Lauren Royal’s “outrageously funny, loyal, compassionate, and unconventional” Chase family! The last of three sisters to marry, Lady Rose Ashcroft is determined to land a wealthy, titled husband—a marquess, perhaps, or even a duke. Having had her heart broken in the past, she’s decided the key to enticing a man lies in hiding her intelligence and academic interests while flaunting her more feminine qualities. Matchmaking mother in tow and strategy firmly in place, Rose heads off to Charles II’s court to find love... And runs smack dab into Christopher “Kit” Martyn, the one man who could ruin all her plans. Kit is a dashing, successful commoner with his sights set on landing the post of official Royal Architect—and he’s the only man Rose feels she can honestly talk to about anything. Kit knows the true Rose, and he wants her, but she thinks of him as a family friend. Can he devise a scheme to convince her that a title is unimportant compared to the passion they share? PLEASE NOTE: This book was formerly titled “Rose.” BOOK DETAILS A complete, standalone story—no cliffhangers! Series: Chase Family Series, Book 7 Style: Humorous historical romance Length: 105,000 words (about 415 standard pages) Bonus Material: Author’s Note, preview of next book, link to giveaway R-rated Content: Steamy love scenes!* * If you’d prefer to read a Sweet & Clean (kisses only) version of this story, look for “The Gentleman’s Scandalous Bride” by Lauren Royal & Devon Royal. AWARDS • Top 10 Bestseller on Google Play, Amazon, Apple Books, Barnes & Noble, Kobo • Winner of the Golden Quill Award for Best Historical Romance • Finalist for the More Than Magic Award REVIEWS "A captivating historical romance. Fans of Julia Quinn’s Bridgerton series will love Lauren Royal!" —Glynnis Campbell, USA Today Bestselling Author "…wonderful…charming and engaging…[Royal] portrays the 17th century and Charles II's colorful reign with a deft hand, filling the pages with the history and atmosphere of the era. Relax, enjoy, and delight in another luscious tale." —Romantic Times "…delightful…Royal vividly details the seductively glamorous court of Charles II." —Booklist (American Library Association) "Be good to yourself and take this title home as soon as it hits the shelves." —Romance Reviews Today "…full of wit and sensuality, a thoroughly engaging read." —Romance and Friends CONNECTING BOOKS While A Gentleman’s Plot to Tie the Knot can be read as a stand-alone novel, many readers enjoy reading it as part of a series. All of Lauren's books feature Chase family members. Should you wish to read them in chronological order, this is the sequence: Chase Family Series When an Earl Meets a Girl How to Undress a Marquess If You Dared to Love a Laird A Duke’s Guide to Seducing His Bride Never Doubt a Viscount The Scandal of Lord Randal A Gentleman’s Plot to Tie the Knot A Secret Christmas A Chase Family Christmas Chase Family Series: The Regency Tempt Me at Midnight Tempting Juliana The Art of Temptation New in 2022 Alice Betrothed Specially Priced Boxed Sets Chase Family Series: Collection One Chase Family Series: Collection Two Chase Family Series: The Regency Collection ABOUT THE AUTHOR LAUREN ROYAL is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of humorous historical romance. Her “truly enchanting” novels have won many awards including Booklist's “Top 10 Romance of the Year,” and they’ve earned raves from reviewers including Publishers Weekly, who calls her “an impressive talent.” All of Lauren’s books are complete, stand-alone stories, and yet they are also all connected—because they all feature her beloved “outrageously funny, loyal, compassionate, and unconventional” Chase family! Lauren writes steamy historical romance on her own and sweet/clean historical romance with her daughter, Devon Royal. She lives in Southern California with her family, two constantly shedding cats, and a stupendous collection of fuzzy socks. When she's not busy writing, she enjoys singing along (off-key) to Hamilton, dancing (badly), and (wasting time) watching HGTV. CONNECT WITH LAUREN • Want great free and 99¢ books sent to your inbox on select Fridays? Sign up for Lauren's newsletter at: http://royall.ink/Newsletter • Become an honorary Chase cousin (and get a FREE historical cookbook)! Join Lauren's Chase Family Readers Group on Facebook at: facebook.com/groups/ChaseFamilyReaders • To learn about the real people and places in Lauren's books, enter a contest to win jewelry, and see the ever-growing branches of the Chase Family Tree, visit her website at: LaurenRoyal.com

The Kellys and the O'Kellys

By A. Trollope
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  • Publisher : Рипол Классик
  • Book Code : 5874358048
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  • Category : History
  • Members : 458
  • Pdf File: the-kellys-and-the-o-kellys.pdf

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Born of the Wolf

By Samuel C. Brinley
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  • Publisher : Xlibris Corporation
  • Book Code : 1469175754
  • Total of Pages : 356
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 583
  • Pdf File: born-of-the-wolf.pdf

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George Wolf knows that there is something different about himself. Hes known it ever since he was born. But, it isnt until a mysterious stranger approaches him and tells him of his destiny, that he begins to go down the path that is being fore told to him. A werewolf that is destined to change the minds of man and bring the wolves back from sudden extinction. A destiny that George rushes into whole heartedly, not even knowing of the consequences. Haunted by constant visions of what lies before him. George tries to come to terms with his destiny. While at the same time still trying to live among the humans that are beginning to hate and fear him.