From Millionaires To Commoners

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From Millionaires To Commoners

Author : Nick Doms
ISBN : 9781546269144
Genre : History
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When Nick Doms first saw Jekyll Island State Park in October 2014, it was love at first sight. He was stunned to discover that all the history books suddenly ended with the demise of the island as a private retreat for wealthy families in the 1940s, as if there was nothing more to tell after Georgia acquired the land for a state park. The multitude of hotels, motels, picnic areas, roads, and trails certainly did not appear spontaneously, as if by the waving of a magic wand, and yet no one had told the story of how the island has become a state park that everyone can enjoy. The author took it upon himself to research the island’s story to learn about the people who designed, constructed, and managed the enormous transformation. In this meticulously researched account, he tells the fascinating story of the island, sharing facts from history books, primary documents, and untold stories from locals who have lived on the land for several decades. Discover how a private, secluded, and exclusive island came to be a state park with open and affordable access to everyone.
Category: History

Lords And Commoners

Author : Sir Henry William Lucy
ISBN : STANFORD:36105036780372
Genre : Legislators
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The Senior Commoner

Author : Julian Hall
ISBN : 9780571287420
Genre : Fiction
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Philip Larkin's favourite novel? That might be an exaggeration but it is one that not only exercised a lasting fascination for him but was also an influence on his own novel writing. Larkin famously wrote about it in a 1982 Spectator article (republished in Required Writing) under the wonderfully apt title 'The Traffic in the Distance'. Despite Larkin's enthusiasm The Senior Commoner, until now, has never been reissued, and although reprinted once, second-hand copies have been fabulously rare. The Senior Commoner was first published in 1934. It is set in Eton College (dubbed Ayrton in the novel) but is not remotely in the tradition of the English School story. To quote Larkin, 'There is no story, or hardly any: the book is a huge structure of tiny episodes, designed to portray a complex institution at all levels.' Whilst, interestingly, there might stylistic similarities with Henry Green and the early novels of Anthony Powell (all three authors were at Eton at the same time, though Julian Hall was two years junior to the other two) this novel very much has its own voice, indeed, Larkin found it unique. He was attracted to its 'brittle plangency of style' and its 'studied circumstantial irrelevancy' and concluded, 'Nor have I ever read another book in the least like it.'
Category: Fiction

The Duke And The Commoner

Author : Edith Evelyn Jaffray Bigelow
Genre : American fiction
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Category: American fiction

Bryan The Great Commoner

Author : John Cuthbert Long
ISBN : UOM:39015013884807
Genre : Populism
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Category: Populism

The Commoner Condensed

Author : William Jennings Bryan
ISBN : OSU:32435005044672
Genre : United States
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A Canadian Millionaire

Author : Michael Bliss
ISBN : UOM:39015027399438
Genre : Big business
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Joseph Flavelle was one of the most influential businessmen in Canada's history. This intimate biography of the man is also a history of the origins and development of big business in Canada, of the corporations and institutions that became an integral part of Canadian life during Jospeh Flavelle's lifetime. His career is a Canadian business epic - his story is also the story of Canada Packers, Simpsons, the Bank of Commerce, National Trust, and half a dozen other major coporations that continue to influence Canada today. When it was first published in 1978, A Canadian Millionaire quickly becaome one of the most honoured books of its kind. For it, Michael Bliss was awarded the Macdonald Price in Canadian history, the University of British Columbia Medal for Biography, the City of Toronto Book Award, the Toronto Historical Board Award of Merit, and the Francois Garneau prize. Today it is recognized as a classic in Canadian biography.
Category: Big business

Prabuddha Bharata

Author :
ISBN : UVA:X030289936
Genre : Brahmanism
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The Commoner

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ISBN : CORNELL:31924007287117
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Kings Commoners And Knaves

Author : Edward G. Winter
ISBN : PSU:000066597889
Genre : Games & Activities
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A cornucopia of games, positions, biographies, mysteries, howlers, reviews, quotations, etc., featuring a cast of hundreds from the chess world of today and yesteryear -- the champions and the under-achievers; the scholars and the bunglers; the saints and the sinners. Every page provides fascinating, little-known material from an author who is prepared to name names.
Category: Games & Activities