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Self Defense For Gentlemen And Ladies

Author : Colonel Thomas Hoyer Monstery
ISBN : 9781583948699
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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Self-Defense for Gentlemen and Ladies is the treatise of Colonel Thomas Hoyer Monstery, a master swordsman who participated in more than fifty duels, fought under twelve flags, battled gangsters, and was constantly involved in the great conflicts and upheavals of his time. This book is the magnum opus of this remarkable and colorful character, originally published in the 1870s as a series of newspaper articles and collected here for the first time. Colonel Monstery presents a unique look into the Victorian-era fighting world, describing styles such as British “purring” (shin-kicking), Welsh jump-kicking, and American rough-and-tumble fighting, and provides illustrated instruction in the art of gentlemanly self-defense with a cane, staff, or one’s bare hands. Fifty rare drawings and photographs from the period illuminate Monstery’s world, while an extensive glossary of terms and an introductory biography of Colonel Monstery—including fascinating details of his many duels as well as his groundbreaking devotion to teaching fencing and self-defense skills to women—update his text to make it accessible and useful to gentlemen and ladies of any era. CONTENTS Colonel Thomas Hoyer Monstery: The Unknown American Martial Arts Master I. Introduction. II. The Logic of Boxing. III. Standing and Striking. IV. Advancing to Strike and Feinting. V. Simple Parries in Boxing. VI. Parries with Returns. VII. Effective or Counter Parries in Boxing. VIII. Offence and Defense by Evasions. IX. Trips, Grips, and Back-Falls. X. Rules for a Set-to with Gloves. XI. Observations on Natural Weapons. XII. The Use of the Cane. XIII. The Use of the Cane (continued). XIV. The Use of the Staff. XV. The Use of the Staff (continued). Appendix: Monstery's Rules for Contests of Sparring and Fencing Glossary From the Hardcover edition.
Category: Sports & Recreation

Ladies And Gentlemen Of The Jury

Author : Michael S. Lief
ISBN : 9781471108549
Genre : Social Science
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In the hands of a skilled trial lawyer, the closing argument offers the courtroom's greatest dramatic possiblilities. It is the advocate's last opportunity to convince the jury of their version of the "truth" before the defendent's fate is sealed. Every argument included here is a finely crafted verbal work of art - they represent the modern-day, highest form of an ancient profession and art: that of the storyteller. The only available collection of great closing arguments - complete with insightful analysis and biographical profiles of the lawyers involved - this fascinating volume gathers the passionate finales of the most celebrated cases in history. Included are the climactic closes to the Nuremberg War Trials; Gerry Spence's crusade against the Kerr-McGee Nuclear Power Plant after the mysterious death of Karen Silkwood; Vincent Bugliosi's successful prosecution of cult leader Charles Manson and his followers; the astounding acquittal of John Delorean despite video evidence of his offences and the prosecution resulting from the Mai Lai massacre.
Category: Social Science

Dream Girl

Author : Elmer Rice
ISBN : 0822203324
Genre : Performing Arts
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THE STORY: Tells of a delightful young woman who quite inefficiently runs a bookstore. She is one of those charming but dreamy, over-imaginative young women whom the slightest suggestion may send off into the most extravagant daydreams. In her own
Category: Performing Arts

Femininity Crime And Self Defence In Victorian Literature And Society

Author : Emelyne Godfrey
ISBN : 9780230300316
Genre : Fiction
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This exploration into the development of women's self-defence from 1850 to 1914 features major writers, including H.G. Wells, Elizabeth Robins and Richard Marsh, and encompasses an unusually wide-ranging number of subjects from hatpin crimes to the development of martial arts for women.
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Irish Swordsmanship

Author : Ben Miller
ISBN : 0999056719
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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This book tells the story of eighteenth century Ireland's most renowned duelists, gladiators, swordsmen, and fencing masters. It also contains a rare fencing treatise, now published again for the first time in more than 230 years, that is the only known original Irish treatment of swordsmanship published in Ireland during the eighteenth century.
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Scottish Fencing

Author : Ben Miller
ISBN : 0999056735
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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This book contains five Scottish texts from the eighteenth century, which have not been published in centuries, treating of the martial use of the broadsword, small-sword, spadroon, targe, and battlefield tactics.
Category: Sports & Recreation

Sons Daughters And Wine Tasters

Author : Jules Lombard
ISBN : 9781477113844
Genre : Fiction
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Angela OLeary, a former guest relations officer and high-class call girl in Manila, falls in love with a Jersey City policeman, who is slain in a street melee. This book follows the twists and turns of Angelas life up to and including her budding romance with Phil Mejia, a complex character more than twenty-five years her senior. It also follows the lives of others with equally complicated lives and psyches, people who are in some way connected to the slain policeman and the ensuing trial of the two brothers accused of murdering the policeman. As well as the life of a Muslim spy known as Wine Taster.
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Gun Laws And The Need For Self Defense

Author : United States. Congress. House. Committee on the Judiciary. Subcommittee on Crime
ISBN : 0160524873
Genre : Firearms ownership
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Category: Firearms ownership