499 Facts about Hip Hop Hamilton and the Rest of America s Founding Fathers

Author: Stephen Spignesi
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1510712135
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You want a revolution? So did Alexander Hamilton and the Founding Fathers! America has fallen in love again with Alexander Hamilton and the Founding Fathers. Here is a popping fresh collection of facts and forgotten trivia surrounding the American Revolution and our forefathers – from those you’d expect (George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Ben Franklin, and Hamilton, of course) to those you may never have heard of, but you probably should have (who the heck was Rufus King?): Alexander Hamilton was born on foreign soil and became an American hero - the founder of the U.S. Mint and the U.S. Coast Guard. The naval communication book he wrote was still being used by the US Navy and Coast Guard through the Cuban Missile Crisis. Roger Sherman (of Connecticut) was one of only two Founding Fathers who signed the three bulwark documents of our republic: The Declaration of Independence, the Articles of the Confederation, and the Constitution. (Give props to this guy.) By the time he was thirty, George Washington had had smallpox, pleurisy, dysentery, and malaria. Readers will be left with a greater appreciation and deeper respect for these human beings who were just trying to accomplish the incredible: create the greatest nation in history. Skyhorse Publishing, as well as our Arcade imprint, are proud to publish a broad range of books for readers interested in history--books about World War II, the Third Reich, Hitler and his henchmen, the JFK assassination, conspiracies, the American Civil War, the American Revolution, gladiators, Vikings, ancient Rome, medieval times, the old West, and much more. While not every title we publish becomes a New York Times bestseller or a national bestseller, we are committed to books on subjects that are sometimes overlooked and to authors whose work might not otherwise find a home.

Delphi Complete Works of Arthur Machen Illustrated

Author: Arthur Machen
Publisher: Delphi Classics
ISBN:
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The supernatural tales of the Welsh mystic author Arthur Machen have played an instrumental, though in recent times semi-forgotten, part in the history of horror fiction. Famous tales such as ‘The Great God Pan’ and ‘The Three Impostors’ have shocked and intrigued readers for over a hundred years, retaining the same raw power that first outraged Victorian readers. For the first time in publishing history, Delphi Classics is proud to present the complete fictional works of Arthur Machen, with numerous illustrations, informative introductions, many rare non-fiction works and the usual Delphi bonus material. (Version 1) * Beautifully illustrated with images relating to Machen's life and works * Concise introductions to the novels and other texts * ALL four novels, with individual contents tables * Rare novels like THE GREEN ROUND appear here for the first time in digital print * Images of how the books were first printed, giving your eReader a taste of the original texts * Excellent formatting of the texts * Rare short story collections like THE CHRONICLE OF CLEMENDY, appearing in print for the first time in many years * Special chronological and alphabetical contents tables for the short stories * Rare uncollected tales – over 110 grisly Machen stories for you to explore * Easily locate the short stories you want to read * Includes Machen's letters - spend hours exploring the author’s personal correspondence * Special criticism section, with Starrett’s seminal essay evaluating Machen’s contribution to literature * Features Machen’s first autobiography - discover the author’s early life and first inspirations * Scholarly ordering of texts into chronological order and literary genres Please note: ‘The House of the Hidden Light’ cannot appear in this collection due to being published for the first time in 2003 and therefore not being in the public domain. Once new texts enter the public domain, they will be added to the eBook as a free update. Please visit www.delphiclassics.com to browse through our range of exciting titles CONTENTS: The Novels THE HILL OF DREAMS THE TERROR THE SECRET GLORY THE GREEN ROUND The Shorter Fiction THE CHRONICLE OF CLEMENDY: OR THE HISTORY OF THE IX JOYOUS JOURNEYS. CARBONNEK THE GREAT GOD PAN, AND THE INMOST LIGHT THE THREE IMPOSTORS: OR THE TRANSMUTATIONS THE HOUSE OF SOULS THE ANGELS OF MONS THE GREAT RETURN THE SHINING PYRAMID, 1923 THE SHINING PYRAMID, 1924 THE GLORIOUS MYSTERY ORNAMENTS IN JADE THE COSY ROOM AND OTHER STORIES THE CHILDREN OF THE POOL, AND OTHER STORIES UNCOLLECTED TALES The Short Stories LIST OF SHORT STORIES IN CHRONOLOGICAL ORDER LIST OF SHORT STORIES IN ALPHABETICAL ORDER The Poems LIST OF POEMS The Non-Fiction THE MEMOIRS OF JACQUES CASANOVA DE SEINGALT, 1725-1798 THE ANATOMY OF TOBACCO HIEROGLYPHICS DR STIGGINS: HIS VIEWS AND PRINCIPLES DOG AND DUCK DREADS AND DROLLS NOTES AND QUERIES BRIDLES AND SPURS MISCELLANEOUS ESSAYS The Letters SELECTED LETTERS OF ARTHUR MACHEN The Criticism ARTHUR MACHEN: A NOVELIST OF ECSTASY AND SIN by Vincent Starrett The Autobiography FAR OFF THINGS Please visit www.delphiclassics.com to browse through our range of exciting titles

The Creation of American Law

Author: Jude M. Pfister
Publisher: McFarland
ISBN: 147663355X
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With the Constitutional Convention in 1787, America was set on a course to develop a unique system of law with roots in the English common law tradition. This new system, its foundations in Article III of the Constitution, called for a national judiciary headed by a supreme court—which first met in 1790. This book serves as a history of America’s national law with a look at those—such as John Jay (the first Chief), James Iredell, Bushrod Washington and James Wilson—who set in motion not only the new Supreme Court, but also the new federal judiciary. These founders displayed great dexterity in maneuvering through the fraught political landscape of the 1790s.

Betrachtungen ber die Repr sentativregierung

Author: John Stuart Mill
Publisher: Suhrkamp Verlag
ISBN: 3518735179
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Die anhaltende Diskussion um die »Krise des Parlamentarismus« zeigt, dass die normative Begründung und systematische Bestimmung von Parlamentsfunktionen und demokratischer Öffentlichkeit von entscheidender Bedeutung für die Zukunft der repräsentativen Demokratie ist. Das Problem ist aber nicht neu, wie John Stuart Mills klassischer Text zeigt. Er kreist um die Frage, wie sich die Gefahr einer »Tyrannei der Mehrheit« mit den Partizipationsanforderungen demokratischen Regierens versöhnen lässt. Mill begründet darin u. a. ein deliberatives Verständnis von Politik und erörtert die Gefahren einer bürokratischen Strangulierung politischer Freiheit. Ein Schlüsselwerk der Demokratietheorie und Parlamentarismusforschung.

Serial Publication in England Before 1750

Author: R. M. Wiles
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 0521170680
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This 1957 text was the first thorough account of the serial publication of books in the eighteenth century. Professor Wiles shows how, first by serialization in newspapers and then by releasing instalments of a work in progress in small packets of sheets stitched in blue paper and delivered regularly to subscribers, English publishers made new and old books available to a great number of readers. It had not previously been realized how extensive the practice was. As a method of publishing it had important effects: because books could be sent out in instalments the high price of books sold was no longer a bar to the spread of literacy and useful knowledge. After explaining the growth of this method from the last years of the seventeenth century until 1750, Professor Wiles gives important chapters to related questions, such as the state of the law of copyright.

Three Bridges

Author: James Wilson
Publisher: Neverland Publishing Company, LLC
ISBN: 9780988829060
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Neverland Publishing is pleased to introduce Three Bridges, the debut novel by James Wilson. Obliquely charting the fallout and fragmentation of relationships and friendships, over an indefinite span of years, Three Bridges is a story of love, loss and the haunting power of memory. The narrative of three chance encounters-each one connected to one of London's historic bridges-is funneled unremittingly through the voice of a nameless narrator who seems bent on self-effacement, but who can only succeed in pervading all that is relayed. Three Bridges is a novel that explores the power, manipulation and deceit inherent in the very act of narration itself. Wilson's meditative, elegiacal prose reveals London as a palimpsest, and he displays a deep knowledge of and fondness for the city that forms the novel's backdrop-it is not without reason that Tears in the Fence have described Wilson as 'an inheritor of the qualities of Iain Sinclair'. Wilson tips his hat to the evident influence of another great master of prose fiction, W G Sebald, in numerous ways (most notably in his inclusion of uncaptioned photos in the text), but he emerges as an original and powerful voice in his own right. Three Bridges is a slender book, but one that is weighted with gravity and a tugging wistful resonance.