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Before The Deluge

Author : Michael Sonenscher
ISBN : 1400827701
Genre : History
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Ever since the French Revolution, Madame de Pompadour's comment, "Après moi, le déluge" (after me, the deluge), has looked like a callous if accurate prophecy of the political cataclysms that began in 1789. But decades before the Bastille fell, French writers had used the phrase to describe a different kind of selfish recklessness--not toward the flood of revolution but, rather, toward the flood of public debt. In Before the Deluge, Michael Sonenscher examines these fears and the responses to them, and the result is nothing less than a new way of thinking about the intellectual origins of the French Revolution. In this nightmare vision of the future, many prerevolutionary observers predicted that the pressures generated by modern war finance would set off a chain of debt defaults that would either destroy established political orders or cause a sudden lurch into despotic rule. Nor was it clear that constitutional government could keep this possibility at bay. Constitutional government might make public credit more secure, but public credit might undermine constitutional government itself. Before the Deluge examines how this predicament gave rise to a widespread eighteenth-century interest in figuring out how to establish and maintain representative governments able to realize the promise of public credit while avoiding its peril. By doing so, the book throws new light on a neglected aspect of modern political thought and on the French Revolution.
Category: History

The World Before The Deluge

Author : Louis Figuier
ISBN : OXFORD:N11433037
Genre : Geology, Stratigraphic
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Category: Geology, Stratigraphic

Before The Deluge

Author : Otto Friedrich
ISBN : 9780060926793
Genre : History
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A fascinating portrait of the turbulent political, social, and cultural life of the city of Berlin in the 1920s.
Category: History

Before The Deluge

Author : Thomas Colonna
ISBN : 9781622129676
Genre : Fiction
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An illuminating look at what might have been, had mankind's worst moments never occurred, Before the Deluge is a book loaded with exciting twists that will fill your heart and imagination with possibilities. On the morning of September 11, 2001 life is stopped by a heavenly force that leaves every living soul in the United States in a frozen trance. A mystified writer, Christian, and two chosen angels, Donald and Elizabeth are sent by God on a journey back in time to 1776, when the United States was born as a nation. There the trio embarks upon a fantastic twenty-four hour journey back to the future, to the morning of Dec. 22, 2012. Along their way Christian and the angels visit horrific events throughout time and prevent them, thus striking them from history. Each change contributes to an unstoppable wave of peace that envelopes the whole world. Christian was chosen to write this wonderful story and tell it to all. So this is his story as he witnessed it. Let it carry you away to a beautiful place in your mind. It is the author's hope that the book's ending may lead to the beginning of a new way of looking at the world. About the Author: Thomas Colonna grew up in Valley Stream, Long Island and has owned and operated his own diesel repair center for the last 30 years. In his free time he enjoys singing, hiking, skiing and riding motorcycles. Before the Deluge is his first book. Publisher's website: http: //
Category: Fiction

Before The Deluge

Author : Herbert Wendt
ISBN : LCCN:67010355
Genre : Paleontology
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Includes material on "the men who ... finally dispelled the old theory of the Deluge, the Biblical Flood, as the cut-off between past and present."
Category: Paleontology

Bazin At Work

Author : André Bazin
ISBN : 0415900182
Genre : Performing Arts
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Presents essays and reviews from the late film critic
Category: Performing Arts