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The Custom of the Country By Edith Wharton
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Considered by many to be her masterpiece, Edith Wharton's second full-length work is a scathing yet personal examination of the exploits and follies of the modern upper class. As she unfolds the... More > story of Undine Spragg, from New York to Europe, Wharton affords us a detailed glimpse of what might be called the interior décor of this America and its nouveau riche fringes. Through a heroine who is as vain, spoiled, and selfish as she is irresistibly fascinating, and through a most intricate and satisfying plot that follows Undine's marriages and affairs, she conveys a vision of social behavior that is both supremely informed and supremely disenchanted.< Less
Historical Miniatures By August Strindberg
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The Historical Miniatures Gaming Society (or HMGS) promotes the hobby of historical miniature wargaming as a registered non-profit charitable and educational foundation. The organization consists of... More > a loose-knit group of regional chapters, primarily located throughout the United States.The largest chapter, East, has over 2,000 members worldwide, although the vast majority are from the East Coast of the United States. HMGS East sponsors three major gaming conventions (Historicon, Cold Wars, and Fall In! ), as well as special events and seminars by distinguished historians.HMGS-Midwest Chapter. This group runs the major convention "Little Wars" (Lombard, IL). Generally this is held during the last weekend in April. Excerpt from: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Historical_Miniatures_Gaming_Society Hint: You can preview this book by clicking on "Preview" which is located under the cover of this book.< Less
Getting Through Customs By Sophia Tellen
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Getting Through Customs is a travel memoir told in fifteen true stories centered on the theme of transition. With passion, wit and tenderness, Sophia Tellen, author of Walking Into Moments, reflects... More > on the ridiculous to the essential and conveys the wisdom gleaned in a lifetime’s search for Truth. Sweeping through history, she revisits her early, middle and later life in many amazing places across continents. She discovers how to get through Customs without letting them take your goods; that escaping from ignorance is no mean task; that stuck in someone else’s reality, it can take a mighty shout to break out; that pitched across the border, one’s hidden baggage may declare itself on the other side; and that on a stormy crossing one may need to jettison all the cargo; finally, that Customs can be the least of obstacles, as life gives, takes and restores. Sophia Tellen’s dynamic and vivid narrative style makes this book accessible to a wide range of readers. A veritable treasure trove of information.< Less
A Collection of College Words and Customs By Benjamin Homer Hall
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This book is a dictionary of college words and customs containing over 1,000 college slang, literary phrases and academic vocabularies peculiar to college students. Through the description of words... More > and customs, the book has introduced a great deal of historical information about college life, such as words, buttery, class day, commencement, commons, corporal punishment, dress, manners, freshman servitude, prayers, etc.< Less
A Collection of College Words and Customs By Benjamin Homer Hall
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This book is a dictionary of college words and customs containing over 1,000 college slang, literary phrases and academic vocabularies peculiar to college students. Through the description of words... More > and customs, the book has introduced a great deal of historical information about college life, such as words, buttery, class day, commencement, commons, corporal punishment, dress, manners, freshman servitude, prayers, etc.< Less
Wedding Ceremonies for the Historically Inclined By Laura Crockett
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A book of custom ceremonies for bridal couples and desirous of an historical themed wedding. Includes vows, outlines of ceremonies from different historical eras, music and special reading... More > suggestions. This is a great reference for wedding planners and officiates as well.< Less
Wedding Ceremonies for the Historically Inclined By Laura Crockett
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A book of custom ceremonies for bridal couples and desirous of an historical themed wedding. Includes vows, outlines of ceremonies from different historical eras, music and special reading... More > suggestions. This is a great reference for wedding planners and officiates as well.< Less
The Customs, Etiquette and Traditions of the Old Testament By James Freeman
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Many students and scholars, alike, have a varietal of reference books, commentaries, dictionaries and other assorted works. Yet, for one not to have such a valuable work as this within their library,... More > not alone never to have perused its contents is like one who drives an automobile, without a set of gauges. This work is such a highly praised and valued work because it facilitates a person’s understanding of the cultural and historical relationship behind the Biblical text. Indeed, there are scores of tomes, which are mere commentaries, yet there is no other work such as this, which provides the valuable understanding of the concept and implications regarding the ‘context’ in which the biblical works were written. This work, unlike a commentary or dictionary, explains the concept within the everyday life of the people and as the historical beginnings, providing not an opinion, but facts regarding the most difficult passages of Scripture. This work is both a historical work and an encyclopedia work combined.< Less
Customs, Etiquette and Traditions of the New Testament By James Freeman
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Many students and scholars, alike, have a varietal of reference books, commentaries, dictionaries and other assorted works. Yet, for one not to have such a valuable work as this within their library,... More > not alone never to have perused its contents is like one who drives an automobile, without a set of gauges. This work is such a highly praised and valued work because it facilitates a person’s understanding of the cultural and historical relationship behind the Biblical text. This work, unlike a commentary or dictionary, explains the concept within the everyday life of the people and as the historical beginnings, providing not an opinion, but facts regarding the most difficult passages of Scripture. This work is both a historical work and an encyclopedia work combined to provide the inquiring reader a sound answer to their perplexing question. This work indeed is an invaluable resource which no theological library can be without.< Less
The Historical Nights' Entertainment: First Series By Rafael Sabatini
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Hint: You can preview this book by clicking on "Preview" which is located under the cover of this book. About the author: Rafael Sabatini (29 April 1875 – 13 February 1950) was an... More > Italian/English writer of novels of romance and adventure.He is best known for his worldwide bestsellers:In all, Sabatini produced 31 novels, eight short story collections, six non-fiction books, numerous uncollected short stories, and a play.Rafael Sabatini was born in Iesi, Italy, to an English mother (Anna Trafford) and Italian father. His parents were opera singers who became teachers.At a young age, Rafael was exposed to many languages, living with his grandfather in England, attending school in Portugal, and, as a teenager, in Switzerland. By the time he was 17, when he returned to England to live permanently, he had mastered five languages. He quickly added a sixth language – English – to his linguistic collection. Excerpt from: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rafael_Sabatini< Less