How to Be a Gentleman

How to Be a Gentleman

And those conversationalicebreakers-"Where do I know you from?" A gentleman knows better.Gentlemanliness is all in the details, and John Bridges is reclaiming the ideathat men-gentlemen-can be extraordinary in every facet of their lives.

Author: John Bridges

Publisher: Thomas Nelson Inc

ISBN: 9781401604738

Category: Reference

Page: 240

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How to Be a Gentleman: A Timely Guide to Timeless Manners is the revised and updated edition of the smash-hit How to Be a Gentleman and offers practical advice on being a gentleman in the twenty-first century. Should you take your BlackBerry on vacation? What is the best way to accept a compliment? Is an e-mail an acceptable means of writing a Thank-You note? While the tenets of gracious behavior never change, the situations a gentleman faces do and have changed significantly in the last ten years. In this revised, updated, and expanded version of the bestselling How to Be a Gentleman, Bridges addresses new issues such as airport security, Bluetooth and BlackBerry usage, and appropriate internet and instant message communication. Still featured are topics ranging from how to receive a compliment to how to act at funerals. Certain to be the must-have guide for the modern gentleman, this revised edition will echo the success of its predecessor.
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A Gentleman Entertains Revised and Updated

A Gentleman Entertains Revised and Updated

Whether you’re hosting clients for a business lunch at an upscale restaurant or corralling your rowdy friends for a weekend cookout, these are the fundamentals you’ll need to ensure you and your guests have a memorable time.

Author: John Bridges

Publisher: Thomas Nelson

ISBN: 9781401604561

Category: Reference

Page: 208

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Here’s a thought. Entertaining isn’t just something that happens when the ladies decide to break out the good china. Any gentleman who enjoys the company of friends, a delicious meal, or a great drink should know how to host a gathering. So shove those frozen burritos out of the way and make some room in the freezer for your stainless steel ice bucket. It’s time to entertain. John Bridges and Bryan Curtis have mapped out everything you need to know for any occasion, from dinner parties to tailgate potlucks. Whether you’re hosting clients for a business lunch at an upscale restaurant or corralling your rowdy friends for a weekend cookout, these are the fundamentals you’ll need to ensure you and your guests have a memorable time. The details have been wrangled out already—all that’s left is for you to sit back and enjoy the company of your favorite people.
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How to Be a Gentleman Revised and Updated

How to Be a Gentleman Revised and Updated

How to Order a Bottle of Wine A gentleman orders a wine he likes or a wine suggested by a server or by one ofhis dinner companions. That does not mean that he must order the most expensive wine on the list. When a suggested wine is out ...

Author: John Bridges

Publisher: Thomas Nelson

ISBN: 9781401604745

Category: Reference

Page: 240

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Being a gentleman isn’t just being a nice guy, or a considerate guy, or the type of guy someone might take home to meet their mother. A gentleman realizes that he has the unique opportunity to distinguish himself from the rest of the crowd. He knows when an email is appropriate, and when nothing less than a handwritten note will do. He knows how to dress on the golf course, in church, and at a party. He knows how to breeze through an airport without the slightest fumble of his carry-on or boarding pass. And those conversational icebreakers—“Where do I know you from?” A gentleman knows better. Gentlemanliness is all in the details, and John Bridges is reclaiming the idea that men—gentlemen—can be extraordinary in every facet of their lives.
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50 Things Every Young Gentleman Should Know Revised and Upated

50 Things Every Young Gentleman Should Know Revised and Upated

It all begins here. In this book, you’ll learn how to gain trust and earn respect, understand how to do things the right way and why it’s important, and realize immediate payoffs for good behavior.

Author: John Bridges

Publisher: Thomas Nelson

ISBN: 9781401604660

Category: Reference

Page: 208

View: 815

50 Things Every Young Gentleman Should Know is a young man’s guide to becoming the type of guy that people respect and enjoy. He knows how to shake hands. He knows how to be a good sport. He knows how to give a genuine compliment and how to speak his mind without being offensive. His friends listen to what he has to say, and he returns the favor. He knows how to achieve the perfect knot in a necktie, and more important, he knows when he should be wearing a tie in the first place. Oh, and his favorite ball cap? He knows when to wear it and when to leave it at home on his dresser. Becoming a gentleman doesn’t happen in an instant; it’s a lifelong exercise in refining etiquette, social interaction, and personal discipline. It all begins here.
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How to Raise a Gentleman

How to Raise a Gentleman

... West ALady at the Table Sheryl Shade with John Bridges and Bryan Curtis A Gentleman at the Table John Bridges and Bryan Curtis A GentlemanAbroad John Bridges and Bryan Curtis How to Raise a Gentleman REVISED AND EXPANDED KAY WESt.

Author: Kay West

Publisher: Thomas Nelson Inc

ISBN: 9781401604615

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 208

View: 365

How to Raise a Gentleman is an invaluable resource for parents who hope their little boys will grow up to be the kind of men who know which fork to use, how to treat others, and will generally make their parents proud. How to Raise a Gentleman focuses on real-life topics such as: being a good sport, play dates, and - especially for boys - "personal habits: farting, belching, boogers, and scratching." The book includes: Personal stories pertaining to each topic Suggestions for the age at which a parent should introduce a child to certain rules Helpful ideas in easy-to-remember phrases And suggestions that parents can follow to "teach by example"
Categories: Family & Relationships

A Gentleman Gets Dressed Up Revised and Updated

A Gentleman Gets Dressed Up Revised and Updated

A Gentleman Gets Dressed Up is not a book about style—it is a book about the rules—rules that will allow any man to feel more comfortable in the choices he makes about what he wears.

Author: John Bridges

Publisher: Thomas Nelson

ISBN: 9781401604721

Category: Reference

Page: 192

View: 972

Let’s get one thing straight. Clothes do not make the man . . . but they do make a difference. And regardless of whether we like the idea of appearances driving impressions, a man’s exterior often is perceived as an indicator of what’s happening on the interior. Fortunately, tasteful and appropriate dressing doesn’t require inordinate amounts of time or money. Any man can hit the door in fine shape with only a little forethought and a bit of attention to a few guidelines. Never mind the heady cologne and designer labels. With a navy blazer, a good bar of soap, and a regular haircut regimen, he’ll be well on his way to becoming the guy who knows exactly how to suit up, regardless of the occasion. Most important, A Gentleman Gets Dressed Up illustrates how a man’s natural confidence and personality are the best foundation for any wardrobe.
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As a Gentleman Would Say

As a Gentleman Would Say

In this updated version of As a Gentleman Would Say, John Bridges and Bryan Curtis offer simple reminders and new ideas for any man who is eager to navigate the obstacle course of his own words.

Author: John Bridges

Publisher: Thomas Nelson

ISBN: 9781401604707

Category: Reference

Page: 208

View: 912

On any given day, a man is faced with situations that demand a response. He runs into a friend who was recently fired . . . His date can’t seem to pry herself away from a texting conversation during dinner . . . Someone at his gym routinely monopolizes the equipment . . . He finds himself in a nearly unintelligible conversation with a client who has a thick foreign accent. In each of these scenarios, there are distinct responses that can determine the outcome—for better or worse. Knowing what to say is essential, because regardless of how many doors he opens or how often he remembers to bring a bottle of wine for the hostess, a gentleman’s reputation is often established on his ability to communicate. In this updated version of As a Gentleman Would Say, John Bridges and Bryan Curtis offer simple reminders and new ideas for any man who is eager to navigate the obstacle course of his own words.
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Toasts and Tributes Revised and Expanded

Toasts and Tributes Revised and Expanded

John Bridges and Bryan Curtis call on their trademark wit to illustrate the skill of meaningful expression and show how to avoid those clichés, awkward jokes, and rambling speeches that threaten to derail the mood of any occasion.

Author: John Bridges

Publisher: Thomas Nelson

ISBN: 9781401604684

Category: Reference

Page: 160

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Toasts and Tributes helps men master these important skills with examples of more than 40 different toasts and 40 different notes. Includes examples of what to say and, perhaps more important, examples of what not to say. Perhaps he’s been asked to say a few words at his college roommate’s engagement party. Maybe he’s at a family cookout, toasting his sister’s recent law school graduation. Have his parents reached a milestone anniversary that deserves a son’s perspective? Is his professional mentor retiring after decades as a leader in his field? Throughout his adult life, a man encounters those occasions that depend on his ability to distill the emotions of the moment into a toast, a letter, or perhaps just a few words of gratitude. John Bridges and Bryan Curtis call on their trademark wit to illustrate the skill of meaningful expression and show how to avoid those clichés, awkward jokes, and rambling speeches that threaten to derail the mood of any occasion. Learn how to keep your “just a few words” as succinct as possible, which rare occasions are suitable for an e-mail, and the proper way to give a toast everyone will remember.
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How to Be a Gentleman Revised and Updated

How to Be a Gentleman Revised and Updated

A Timely Guide to Timeless Manners John Bridges. HOW TO BE A GENTLEMAN REVISED AND EXPANDED A TIMELY GUIDE TO TIMELESS MANNERS JOHN BRIDGES © by John Bridges, 1998, 2008 All rights reserved. No.

Author: John Bridges

Publisher: Thomas Nelson

ISBN: 9781418571993

Category: Reference

Page: 240

View: 257

Being a gentleman isn’t just being a nice guy, or a considerate guy, or the type of guy someone might take home to meet their mother. A gentleman realizes that he has the unique opportunity to distinguish himself from the rest of the crowd. He knows when an email is appropriate, and when nothing less than a handwritten note will do. He knows how to dress on the golf course, in church, and at a party. He knows how to breeze through an airport without the slightest fumble of his carry-on or boarding pass. And those conversational icebreakers—“Where do I know you from?” A gentleman knows better. Gentlemanliness is all in the details, and John Bridges is reclaiming the idea that men—gentlemen—can be extraordinary in every facet of their lives.
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How to Raise a Lady Revised and Updated

How to Raise a Lady Revised and Updated

How to Be a Gentleman John Bridges A Gentleman Entertains John Bridges and Bryan Curtis As a Gentleman Would Say John Bridges and Bryan Curtis A Gentleman Gets Dressed Up John Bridges and Bryan Curtis A Gentleman Walks Down the Aisle ...

Author: Kay West

Publisher: Thomas Nelson

ISBN: 9781401604646

Category: Reference

Page: 224

View: 160

The day she was born, you dreamed of all that lay ahead. You envisioned a gracious young girl—the sort of daughter other parents admire—one who knows how to make charming conversation and when to hold her tongue. Polite and considerate, your daughter would know exactly how to behave, whether she was at the ballet with her grandmother or in the stands at a Friday night football game. But that tiny pink bundle wasn’t born knowing the finer points of being a lady. She needs your guidance . . . because honestly, she’ll never know how much perfume is too much or how much gratitude is too little if you don’t explain. Explore these timeless fundamentals of grace, thoughtfulness, and appropriate behavior, and pass along the lessons to your young lady in-the-making.
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As a Lady Would Say Revised and Updated

As a Lady Would Say Revised and Updated

How to Be a Gentleman John Bridges A Gentleman Entertains John Bridges and Bryan Curtis As a Gentleman Would Say John Bridges and Bryan Curtis A Gentleman Gets Dressed Up John Bridges and Bryan Curtis How to Be a Lady Candace ...

Author: Sheryl Shade

Publisher: Thomas Nelson

ISBN: 9781401604585

Category: Reference

Page: 208

View: 203

So much depends on being a lady. A true one knows that the question, “How are you today?” isn’t an invitation for her to unload the day’s ordeals. She knows that her unsolicited opinion of a friend’s fuzzy lime green sweater dress isn’t necessary, and she certainly knows better than to nag or spout gender clichés when the man in her life refuses to stop and ask for directions. As a Lady Would Say is every woman’s guide to being delicate in an indelicate world of awkward situations, difficult people, and thorny social dynamics. Sheryl Shade’s clever cataloging of real-world scenarios is a humorous look at how a lady should respond in any number of life’s irksome situations, along with a guide to which words should never leave her mouth. Get ready to question your own feminine sensibilities, and examine the way you interact with the world around you.
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A Gentleman Entertains

A Gentleman Entertains

Practical and unpretentious, A Gentleman Entertains reveals essential preparations to take before entertaining, ideas for parties with foolproof recipes, hundreds of tips and suggestions to make your guests think you know what you're doing, ...

Author: John Bridges

Publisher: Thomas Nelson

ISBN: 1401604552

Category: Reference

Page: 208

View: 351

You've scaled Mt. Everest, performed open-heart surgery, designed a skyscraper, and argued a case before the Supreme Court. But have you ever invited friends into your home to enjoy a meal you've prepared? Like any new challenge, you can feel at ease if you understand the situation and are prepared. Practical and unpretentious, A Gentleman Entertains reveals essential preparations to take before entertaining, ideas for parties with foolproof recipes, hundreds of tips and suggestions to make your guests think you know what you're doing, and stress-relieving hints for disaster control when things go wrong. Whether throwing a cocktail party, hosting a Super Bowl party, or entertaining your family for a special meal, A Gentleman Entertains will take the guesswork and uncertainty out of entertaining and turn an ordinary get-together into a memorable event.
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As a Gentleman Would Say

As a Gentleman Would Say

... A Lady at the Table Sheryl Shade with John Bridges and Bryan Curtis A Gentleman at the Table John Bridges and Bryan Curtis A GentlemanAbroad John Bridges and Bryan Curtis aS a Gentleman Would Say REVISED AND EXPANDED JohN BRIDgES.

Author: John Bridges

Publisher: Thomas Nelson Inc

ISBN: 9781401604691

Category: Reference

Page: 192

View: 485

This easily accessible book focuses on those moments when knowing exactly what to say is an absolutely necessary challenge. From the light-hearted "how to react when someone turns you down for a date" or "what to say when you notice someone's fly is open" to the more serious "what to say to a co-worker who has had a miscarriage or to a friend who has suffered the sudden death of a parent," As A Gentleman Would Say differs from other etiquette books in that it not only offers suggestions for the correct thing to say in more than 100 social situations-it also gives examples of the wrong thing to say!
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5 Conversations You Must Have with Your Son Revised and Expanded Edition

5 Conversations You Must Have with Your Son  Revised and Expanded Edition

(Micah 6:8 ESV) The traditional gentleman seems to be a lost and dying breed. The chivalrous, hat-tipping, surrender-your-seat-to-the-ladies brand of gentleman is a long-forgotten thing of the past. While I'm not suggesting we retreat ...

Author: Vicki Courtney

Publisher: B&H Publishing Group

ISBN: 9781462796311

Category: Religion

Page: 304

View: 933

From the cradle to college, tell your sons the truth about life before they believe the culture’s lies. For mothers with boys newborn to eighteen, 5 Conversations You MustHave with Your Son is simply a must-have book. Award-winning youth culture commentator Vicki Courtney helps moms and dads pinpoint and prepare the discussions that should be ongoing in a boy’s formative years. Fully addressing the dynamic social and spiritual issues and other influencers at hand, several chapters are written for each of the conversations, which are: 1. Don’t let the culture define you 2. Guard your heart 3. Have a little sex respect 4. Childhood is only for a season 5. You are who you’ve been becoming The book also includes questions at the end of each conversation to help facilitate individual or group study.
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How to Be a Lady Revised and Updated

How to Be a Lady Revised and Updated

Candace Simpson-Giles delivers a delightful refresher course on what it means to be a lady among women.

Author: Candace Simpson-Giles

Publisher: Thomas Nelson

ISBN: 9781401604608

Category: Reference

Page: 192

View: 555

Of all the women you know, how many of them would you describe as “a lady”? Naturally, you know women who are kind and intelligent, witty and resourceful; but a lady is an altogether different variety of female. She’s mindful of the effect she has on those around her, and she’s careful not to let her words or appearance betray her true intentions. How to Be a Lady is a charming reminder of what it takes to be an exemplary woman—someone who knows how to breeze through an awkward conversation with poise, or delicately sidestep the beauty salon gossip. Candace Simpson-Giles delivers a delightful refresher course on what it means to be a lady among women.
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The Victorian Governess

The Victorian Governess

One of the most significant markers in this process was the way in which the terms ' lady'and “ gentleman ' were revised and expanded to accommodate their aspirations . For centuries these terms had been understood to refer to those who ...

Author: Kathryn Hughes

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1852853255

Category: History

Page: 278

View: 584

The figure of the governess is very familiar from nineteenth-century literature. Much less is known about the governess in reality. This book is the first rounded exploration of what the life of the home schoolroom was actually like. Drawing on original diaries and a variety of previously undiscovered sources, Kathryn Hughes describes why the period 1840-80 was the classic age of governesses. She examines their numbers, recruitment, teaching methods, social position and prospects. The governess provides a key to the central Victorian concept of the lady. Her education consisted of a series of accomplishments designed to attract a husband able to keep her in the style to which she had become accustomed from birth. Becoming a governess was the only acceptable way of earning money open to a lady whose family could not support her in leisure. Being paid to educate another woman's children set in play a series of social and emotional tensions. The governess was a surrogate mother, who was herself childless, a young woman whose marriage prospects were restricted, and a family member who was sometimes mistaken for a servant.
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How to Be a Lady

How to Be a Lady

How to Be a Gentleman John Bridges A Gentleman Entertains John Bridges and Bryan Curtis As a Gentleman Would Say John ... Bryan Curtis A Gentleman Abroad John Bridges and Bryan Curtis How to be a Lady revised and expanded a Contemporary.

Author: Candace Simpson-Giles

Publisher: Thomas Nelson Inc

ISBN: 9781401604592

Category: Reference

Page: 208

View: 766

Whether a woman is a contractor, a stay-at-home mother, or a high-powered attorney, the suggestions in How to Be a Lady will cause others to think "Wow! She's got it all together!" If a lady is on a diet, she does not speak of it at the table A lady never eats a meal while behind the wheel of a car A lady makes it a point to know the names of the teams playing in the Super Bowl The roles women play in society today are drastically different than they were 25 years ago, and some of the rules are different as well. "Somewhere along the way," says the author, "the art of being a lady was lost in the shuffle to become a self-sufficient, straight shooting, agressive survivor in the world . . . Some of us lost sight of the rewards that being a lady could bring." How to Be a Lady is a practical book of etiquette that is not snobbish, boring, or intimidating. Designed for a new century, it addresses such issues as how to dress for the workplace, the importance of knowing self-defense, and how to deal with divorced friends and unmarried couples.
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An Eighteenth Century Gentlemen and Other Essays

An Eighteenth Century Gentlemen and Other Essays

An Eighteenth-Century Gentleman and Johnson's Books have appeared in The London Mercury, but have now been revised and expanded; Johnson in Grub Street was printed in The Cornhill Magazine, Two Imitations in The Cambridge Review, ...

Author: S. C. Roberts

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521061001

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 131

View: 561

The main focus of this concise 1930 volume is on Samuel Johnson, particularly in terms of his relationship with the surrounding cultural climate of the eighteenth century. Four essays on Johnson constitute the main part of the text, and this section is bookended by portraits of George Lyttelton and Thomas Macaulay.
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Outlaw Heroes as Liminal Figures of Film and Television

Outlaw Heroes as Liminal Figures of Film and Television

... as a model both by himself and his contemporaries” (The Return to Camelot: Chivalry and the English Gentleman 34). ... later printed in revised and expanded form as The Broad Stone of Honour: Or, the True Sense and Practice of ...

Author: Rebecca A. Umland

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9781476623511

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 296

View: 214

Unlike such romanticized renegades as Robin Hood and Jesse James, there is another kind of outlaw hero, one who lives between the law and his own personal code. In times of crisis, when the law proves inadequate, the liminal outlaw negotiates between the social imperatives of the community and his innate sense of right and wrong. While society requires his services, he necessarily remains apart from it in self-preservation. The modern outlaw hero of film and television is rooted in the knight errant, whose violent exploits are tempered by his solitude and devotion to a higher ideal. In Hollywood classics such as Casablanca (1942) and Shane (1953), and in early series like The Lone Ranger (1949–1957) and Have Gun—Will Travel (1957–1963), the outlaw hero reconciles for audiences the conflicting impulses of individual freedom versus serving a larger cause. Urban westerns like the Dirty Harry and Death Wish franchises, as well as iconic action figures like Rambo and Batman, testify to his enduring popularity. This book examines the liminal hero’s origins in medieval romance, his survival in the mythology of the Hollywood western and his incarnations in the urban western and modern action film.
Categories: Performing Arts

Societies Networks and Transitions A Global History

Societies  Networks  and Transitions  A Global History

[About the gentleman], Confucius said, “The gentleman concerns himself with the Way [the natural order that is also a ... from CHINESE CIVILIZATION AND SOCIETY, A Sourcebook, Second Revised & Expanded Edition by Patricia Buckley Ebrey.

Author: Craig A. Lockard

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 9781305177079

Category: History

Page: 1120

View: 272

SOCIETIES, NETWORKS, AND TRANSITIONS connects the different regions of the world within and across chapters, and explores broader global themes in part-opening essays. This innovative structure combines the accessibility of a regional approach with the rigor of comparative scholarship to show students world history in a truly global framework. The “tree, tree, tree, forest” organization assures that students stay engaged and in tune with when and where they are in their study of world history. The text also features a strong focus on culture and religion. Author and veteran teacher Craig Lockard engages students with a unique approach to cultural artifacts, such as music and art. Pedagogical features-including chapter outlines with focus questions, section summaries, pronunciation guides, and marginal key term definitions-support students and instructors as they explore the interconnectedness of different people, places, and periods in the global past. The Third Edition has been extensively revised to sharpen the narrative and incorporate recent scholarship. Available in the following split options: SOCIETIES, NETWORKS, AND TRANSITIONS, Third Edition (Chapters 1-31), ISBN: 9781285783123; Volume I: To 1500 (Chapters 1-14), ISBN 9781285783086; Volume II: Since 1450 (Chapters 15-31), ISBN 9781285733852. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
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