House of Bull

Book Two

Author: Denise A. Bates

Publisher: Author House

ISBN: 9781420814064

Category: Fiction

Page: 600

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The Adventure Continues... Bull returns to his friends and the responsibility of caring for and protecting his country, Frees. Only now his life is enriched by his daughter, Chancey. The needs of the army and government dictate his daily activities, but his daughter manages to keep up with him whether in the palace or traveling through the wilderness. Always with him, Chancey learns about his goals and their country and becomes a help to him. But life’s adventure is not done. A daughter conceived during Bull’s slave days fights her own journey to reach her family. With Tootie’s arrival and Chancey growing to an adult age, there is no stopping the changes in their lives and futures.
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Malice and Remorse

Author: Zachary M. Gard

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 1462006892

Category: Fiction

Page: 248

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For Jack Gardner, everything in his life seems to be going perfectly. He marries his college sweetheart, Melanie Stole; begins a promising career; and has the blessing of long-time best friend, Craig Sanderson. But Jack’s perfect life shatters the day his wife is raped and murdered— allegedly by Craig, a man he has known and been friends with for most of his life. With his wife’s murder and his friend’s betrayal, Jack struggles to cope. Through a horrific trial, Jack relives the tragedy as the prosecution’s star witness. Craig’s conviction seems certain, but Joseph West, Craig’s defense attorney, and rookie police officer Travis Denton think there is much more to the story. The details just don’t add up. They investigate endlessly looking for new leads to solve what they believe to be a case of wrongful accusation. As West and Denton begin to unravel the case, they are shocked to learn the secrets of why the woman was killed, and they come to grips with the idea that people are not always who they appear to be.
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Harrison's Analytical Digest of All the Reported Cases Determined in the House of Lords, the Several Courts of Common Law, in Banc and Nisi Prius, and the Court of Bankruptcy: from Michaelmas Term, 1856, to Easter Term 1843

Including Also the Crown Cases Reserved, and a Full Selection of Equity Decisions: with the Manuscript Cases Cited in the Best Modern Treaties Not Elsewhere Reported: to which is Added a Supplement Continuing Work to the Year 1846

Author: Samuel Bealey Harrison

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Law reports, digests, etc

Page: N.A

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The Lincolns in the White House

Four Years That Shattered a Family

Author: Jerrold M. Packard

Publisher: St. Martin's Press

ISBN: 146685278X

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 304

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From the day of Abraham Lincoln's inauguration, a nation divided by savage conflict confronted the new president. But what many don't know was that within the White House's walls, the Lincoln's family would soon find itself suffering turmoil mirroring that of the nation he led. Savagely criticized for her extravagance by the American public and widely distrusted because of her southern roots, first lady Mary Lincoln's increasing instability would deeply strain her marriage and eventually end in her mental collapse. The couple was devastated when eleven-year-old Willie died in the White House of typhoid fever. Tad, the youngest son, remained the family joy despite his physical impairments. Though their son Robert's success at Harvard made his parents proud, his relationship with them was troubled and would result in a painful estrangement, one which would eventually permanently separate him from his mother. The president's assassination brutally crushed Mary's always-fragile spirits. After leaving the White House and following Tad's early death, the former first lady retreated into increasing eccentricity and seclusion until her death in 1882. A moving and poignant portrait of the family life of America's greatest president.
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Fangs Of Malice

Hypocrisy Sincerity And Acting

Author: Matthew H Wikander

Publisher: University of Iowa Press

ISBN: 9781587294174

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 264

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The idea that actors are hypocrites and fakes and therefore dangerous to society was widespread in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries. Fangs of Malice examines the equation between the vice of hypocrisy and the craft of acting as it appears in antitheatrical tracts, in popular and high culture, and especially in plays of the period. Rousseau and others argue that actors, expert at seeming other than they are, pose a threat to society; yet dissembling seems also to be an inevitable consequence of human social intercourse. The “antitheatrical prejudice” offers a unique perspective on the high value that modern western culture places on sincerity, on being true to one's own self. Taking a cue from the antitheatrical critics themselves, Matthew Wikander structures his book in acts and scenes, each based on a particular slander against actors. A prologue introduces his main issues. Act One deals with the proposition “They Dress Up”: foppish slavery to fashion, cross-dressing, and dressing as clergy. Act Two treats the proposition “They Lie” by focusing on social dissembling and the phenomenon of the self-deceiving hypocrite and the public, princely hypocrite. Act Three, “They Drink,” examines a wide range of antisocial behavior ascribed to actors, such as drinking, gambling, and whoring. An epilogue ties the ancient ideas of possession and the panic that actors inspire to contemporary anxieties about representation not only in theatre but also in the visual and literary arts. Fangs of Malice will be of great interest to scholars and students of drama as well as to theatre professionals and buffs.
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