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The US Constitution Historical Facts
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Interesting detailed text of historical facts about the US Constitution.
Invisible Heads: Surrealists in North America - An Untold Story
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Surrealism in North America has a fractured history, with several arcs of continuity. Here is the story of one collective that evolves in five cities through various groups over four decades. This... More > volume charts its course from 1971 to the present. Included throughout are works by Schlechter Duvall, C. Brooke Rothwell, Ira Cohen, Will Alexander, Alice Farley, Jack Dauben, Mike Kabotie, Richard Waara, Terri Engel, Jon Graham and many more. This history also represents the relationships between younger surrealists in North America with older surrealists such as Clarence John Laughlin, Eugenio Granell, Philip Lamantia, Mario Cesariny, Marie Wilson, Radovan Ivsic and Annie Le Brun. Essential to understanding the fate of surrealism in North America, this history has now found its voice and compass, just beyond the limits set by the past . . . Now in one volume with corrections and new indexes added . . . Enter and leave as you please . . .< Less
MEMOIRES du MARQUIS D'ARGENSON, 1825
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Rene d'Argenson foreign minister under Louis XV wrote entensive memoires and a number of political and literary treatises. He was a friend of the French Philosophes. The MEMOIRES, 1825 is the first... More > of three editions published after his death and edited by his son. Other editions include the following: (1)Memoires du Marquis d'Argenson, Memoires et Journal inedit du Marquis d'Argenson, Paris, 1857-1858, 5 tomes. (2)Journal et Memoires du Marquis d'Argenson, Paris 1859-1867, Rathery edition, 9 tomes. (3)Journal du Regne de Louis XV,Paris,2002 11 tomes.(4) Journal and Memoires of the Marquis d'Argenson, abridged and translated, Katharine Wormeley, editor, 1901, 2 volumes.< Less
War Powers in the 21st Century
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Uncertainty over Congress's role in two successive wars - Korea and then Vietnam - led to the passage of the War Powers Resolution in 1973. I think it's fair to say it was significantly a reaction to... More > America's longest war, one that pulled the country apart and left many questions about responsibilities and Presidential decisions. The resolution, which today's witnesses recommend repealing, has been controversial ever since it was enacted over President Nixon's veto. The 1973 resolution represented Congress's best effort to try to clarify and make concrete its role in the decision to go to war. That resolution required that the President consult with Congress prior to, and on a regular basis after, U.S. forces were deployed. More controversially, the law required that the President withdraw our forces within 60 days of their deployment into combat, absent specific congressional authorization or an extension of the deadline by Congress.< Less
The Leopold Redpath Fraud Case
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In 1857 Leopold Redpath, formerly Registrar of the Great Northern Railway Company, was sentenced in the Central Criminal Court to transportation for life. He had been convicted of fraud against his... More > employers and their shareholders on a truly amazing scale. Over a period of about eight years he obtained nearly a quarter of a million pounds (about £20M in today's money) while employed at a maximum salary of only £250 a year. How was he able to get away with it for so long?< Less
Mistress, Model, Muse and Mentor: Women in the Lives of Famous Painters
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Celebrates the largely unrecognized contribution of women to the lives and work of well-known painters. It includes aspects of the psychopathology of painters in relation to the creative process.
The Castle of Otranto
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The Castle of Otranto is a 1764 novel by Horace Walpole. It is generally regarded as the first gothic novel, initiating a literary genre which would become extremely popular in the later 18th century... More > and early 19th century. Thus, Walpole, by extension, is arguably the forerunner to such authors as Charles Maturin, Ann Radcliffe, Bram Stoker, Edgar Allan Poe and Daphne du Maurier.< Less
Their Past Your Future
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In this book, the local people of York recall the effects of war, on themselves and thier loved ones. Inspired by the collections of York Museums Trust, community groups have worked with creative... More > writers to tell their stories. Included in the book, are first hand acounts, relating to images from York Art Gallery, amongst them the words of Effie Townend, a nurse from Selby, awarded the Royal Red Cross for her duty aboard HMHS Somersetshire.< Less
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