The Pursuit of the Heiress Book

The Pursuit of the Heiress

  • Author : A. P. W. Malcomson
  • Publisher : Ulster Historical Foundation
  • Release Date : 2006
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 307
  • ISBN 10 : 1903688655

The Pursuit of the Heiress Book Description :

The Pursuit of the Heiress is a new, greatly enlarged and more widely focused version of what the late Lawrence Stone described as "a brilliant long essay or short book on the subject of the role of heiresses among the Irish aristocracy," which was published by the Ulster Historical Foundation under the same title in 1982 and has long been out of print. The new book comes to the same broad conclusions about heiresses—namely that their importance as a means of enlarging the estates or retrieving the fortunes of their husbands has been much exaggerated. This was because known heiresses were well protected by a variety of legal devices and, in common with many aristocratic women of the day, also had minds and strong preferences of their own—which meant that they were not generally an object of deliberate or profitable pursuit. The new book also ranges more widely than its central theme of heiresses and addresses other aspects of aristocratic marriage such as abductions, elopements, mésalliances, the supposed "rise of the affective family," and the disadvantaged situation of even the richest and most privileged women in an age when both adultery and divorce were largely the prerogative of men.

The Pursuit of Pleasure Book
Score: 5
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The Pursuit of Pleasure

  • Author : Rudolph P. Matthee
  • Publisher : Princeton University Press
  • Release Date : 2005
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 346
  • ISBN 10 : 0691118558

The Pursuit of Pleasure Book Description :

From ancient times to the present day, Iranian social, political, and economic life has been dramatically influenced by psychoactive agents. This book looks at the stimulants that, as put by a longtime resident of seventeenth-century Iran, Raphaël du Mans, provided Iranians with damagh, gave them a "kick," got them into a good mood. By tracing their historical trajectory and the role they played in early modern Iranian society (1500-1900), Rudi Matthee takes a major step in extending contemporary debates on the role of drugs and stimulants in shaping the modern West. At once panoramic and richly detailed, The Pursuit of Pleasure examines both the intoxicants known since ancient times--wine and opiates--and the stimulants introduced later--tobacco, coffee, and tea--from multiple angles. It brings together production, commerce, and consumption to reveal the forces behind the spread and popularity of these consumables, showing how Iranians adapted them to their own needs and tastes and integrated them into their everyday lives. Matthee further employs psychoactive substances as a portal for a set of broader issues in Iranian history--most notably, the tension between religious and secular leadership. Faced with reality, Iran's Shi`i ulama turned a blind eye to drug use as long as it stayed indoors and did not threaten the social order. Much of this flexibility remains visible underneath the uncompromising exterior of the current Islamic Republic.

The Pursuit of God Book
Score: 4.5
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The Pursuit of God

  • Author : A. W. Tozer
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date : 2007-12
  • Genre:
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781424507870

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The Pursuit Book
Score: 3.5
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The Pursuit

  • Author : Janet Evanovich
  • Publisher : Bantam
  • Release Date : 2017-02-28
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 352
  • ISBN 10 : 9780553392791

The Pursuit Book Description :

"Janet Evanovich, author of the blockbuster Stephanie Plum novels, and Lee Goldberg, writer for the Monk television show, team up once again in their rollicking, New York Times bestselling Fox and O'Hare series! Nicolas Fox, international con man, thief, and one of the top ten fugitives on the FBI's most-wanted list, has been kidnapped from a beachfront retreat in Hawaii. What the kidnapper doesn't know is that Nick Fox has been secretly working for the FBI. It isn't long before Nick's covert partner, Special Agent Kate O'Hare, is in hot pursuit of the crook who stole her con man. The trail leads to Belgium, France, and Italy, and pits Nick and Kate against their deadliest adversary yet: Dragan Kovic, an ex-Serbian military officer. He's plotting a crime that will net him billions. and cost thousands of American lives. Nick and Kate have to mount the most daring, risky, and audacious con they've ever attempted to save a major U.S. city from a catastrophe of epic proportions. Luckily they have the help of an eccentric out-of-work actor, a bandit who does his best work in the sewers, and Kate's dad, Jake. The pressure's on for Nick and Kate to make this work--even if they have to lay their lives on the line. The fifth in the bestselling Fox and O'Hare suspense series that "[mixes] humor from Evanovich and Goldberg's books with the intricate cons seen in the best episodes of Mission: Impossible"--

The Pursuit of Signs Book
Score: 3
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The Pursuit of Signs

  • Author : Jonathan D. Culler
  • Publisher : Cornell University Press
  • Release Date : 2002
  • Genre: Literary Criticism
  • Pages : 242
  • ISBN 10 : 0801487935

The Pursuit of Signs Book Description :

The primary task of literary theory, Jonathan Culler asserts in the new edition of his classic in this field, is not to illuminate individual literary works but to explain the system of literary signification--the rules and conventions that determine a reader's understanding of a text and that make literary communication possible. In this wide-ranging book, he investigates the possibilities of a semiotics of literature. A new preface places The Pursuit of Signs in the context of major developments in the study of literature since publication of the original Cornell edition in 1981.

The Pursuit of Loneliness Book

The Pursuit of Loneliness

  • Author : Philip Elliot Slater
  • Publisher : Beacon Press
  • Release Date : 1990
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 180
  • ISBN 10 : 0807042013

The Pursuit of Loneliness Book Description :

Examines today's middle-class society to reveal the social and psychological factors undermining the American Dream

The Pursuit of Unhappiness Book
Score: 4
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The Pursuit of Unhappiness

  • Author : Daniel M. Haybron
  • Publisher : OUP Oxford
  • Release Date : 2008-09-25
  • Genre: Philosophy
  • Pages : 376
  • ISBN 10 : 9780191562914

The Pursuit of Unhappiness Book Description :

The pursuit of happiness is a defining theme of the modern era. But what if people aren't very good at it? This and related questions are explored in this book, the first comprehensive philosophical treatment of happiness in the contemporary psychological sense. In these pages, Dan Haybron argues that people are probably less effective at judging, and promoting, their own welfare than common belief has it. For the psychological dimensions of well-being, particularly our emotional lives, are far richer and more complex than we tend to realize. Knowing one's own interests is no trivial matter. As well, we tend to make a variety of systematic errors in the pursuit of happiness. We may need, then, to rethink traditional assumptions about human nature, the good life, and the good society. Thoroughly engaged with both philosophical and scientific work on happiness and well-being, this book will be a definitive resource for philosophers, social scientists, policy makers, and other students of human well-being.

The Pursuit of Justice Book

The Pursuit of Justice

  • Author : Nazreen Mohammed
  • Publisher : Xlibris Corporation
  • Release Date : 2010-04
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 336
  • ISBN 10 : 9781450088299

The Pursuit of Justice Book Description :

The true story of Dane Abdool, one of the youngest men on Florida's death row. The events that took him there, an immigrant family's struggle for justice that evades them and the pain, devastation and misunderstanding that follows them as Dane waits; time being his only friend. A mother's story, about her 19-year-old son who is arrested and indicted on charges of first degree murder. The prosecutor who attaches the death penalty and pursue it with a vengeance, the trial that follows, misunderstanding of two different cultures, witnesses that who are less than truthful, the detectives who manipulate the evidence, depositions that were not attainable by the defense from the prosecution witnesses. An account of the trial and the witness' transcripts and events as they unfolded. A judge who is extremely ambitious and a family who give all that they have emotionally and financially to get justice. The defense attorneys, who becomes part of the family and to date has not taken another death case. The tragic death of a beautiful 17 year old girl who wanted to die and the family she Left behind. The girlfriend, an intelligent pre-law student and her strange obsessions , the diary, the love letters and the incredible journey as a devoted family continues to pursue the justice they believe they deserve. This book gives the details of what actually happened at the trial, it shows the conflicting testimonies of unscrupulous witnesses. The post interviews are revealed and the impact that these interviews may have had on the jury and the media if they were allowed into the court at trial. Information about the missing transcripts that to date has not been found. My name is Nazreen Mohammed, and I am Dane's mother, I was born in Trinidad and Tobago. I migrated to the United States to create better opportunities for my children. I have been In the United States since 1996, I have recently taken time off to write this book and get My son's story out there and provide Clarity and som

Mammon and the Pursuit of Empire Book

Mammon and the Pursuit of Empire

  • Author : Lance E. Davis
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release Date : 1986
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 394
  • ISBN 10 : 0521236118

Mammon and the Pursuit of Empire Book Description :

This book presents answers to some of the key questions about the economics of imperialism.