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The Coming Of Bill

Author : P. G. Wodehouse
ISBN : 1595403434
Genre : Fiction
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Purchase one of 1st World Library's Classic Books and help support our free internet library of downloadable eBooks. 1st World Library-Literary Society is a non-profit educational organization. Visit us online at www.1stWorldLibrary.ORG - - Mrs. Lora Delane Porter dismissed the hireling who had brought her automobile around from the garage and seated herself at the wheel. It was her habit to refresh her mind and improve her health by a daily drive between the hours of two and four in the afternoon. The world knows little of its greatest women, and it is possible that Mrs. Porter's name is not familiar to you. If this is the case, I am pained, but not surprised. It happens only too often that the uplifter of the public mind is baulked by a disinclination on the part of the public mind to meet him or her half-way. The uplifter does his share. He produces the uplifting book. But the public, instead of standing still to be uplifted, wanders off to browse on coloured supplements and magazine stories. If you are ignorant of Lora Delane Porter's books that is your affair. Perhaps you are more to be pitied than censured. Nature probably gave you the wrong shape of forehead. Mrs. Porter herself would have put it down to some atavistic tendency or pre-natal influence. She put most things down to that. She blamed nearly all the defects of the modern world, from weak intellects to in-growing toe-nails, on long-dead ladies and gentlemen who, safe in the family vault, imagined that they had established their alibi. She subpoenaed grandfathers and even great-grandfathers to give evidence to show that the reason Twentieth-Century Willie squinted or had to spend his winters in Arizona was their own shocking health 'way back in the days beyond recall.
Category: Fiction

Beyond The Trade Bill

Author : Richard Drobnick
ISBN : UCSD:31822003916368
Genre : Balance of trade
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Category: Balance of trade

Taking Forward The Uk Climate Change Bill

Author : Great Britain: Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
ISBN : 0101722524
Genre : Law
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This document sets out the Government's response to the public consultation on the draft Climate Change Bill (Cm. 7040, ISBN 9780101704021) and to the reports of the following Parliamentary Committees during session 2006-07: the Joint Committee on the Draft Climate Change Bill (HLP 170-I/HCP 542-I, ISBN 9780104011379); the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee (HCP 534-I, ISBN 9780215034892); and the Environmental Audit Committee (HCP 460, ISBN 9780215035561). The Climate Change Bill seeks to introduce a clear, credible and long-term framework to support emissions reductions in the UK, designed to maximise the social and economic benefits and minimise costs, and also sets out an international precedent, reinforcing the UK's position as a consistent leader in the field of climate change and energy policy. This document explains the main changes the Government intends to make to the Bill, taking into account the consultation responses and the recommendations of the three Parliamentary Committees, and key elements of the Bill include: putting into statute the UK's domestic targets to reduce carbon dioxide emissions through domestic and international action by at least 60 per cent by 2050, and 26 to 32 per cent by 2020, against a 1990 baseline; secondary legislation to set binding limits known as carbon budgets on aggregate carbon dioxide emissions over five year periods; and the creation of a new independent body, the Committee on Climate Change, to advise on setting carbon budgets.
Category: Law

The Coming Of The New Deal 1933 1935

Author : Arthur Meier Schlesinger
ISBN : 0618340866
Genre : History
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The Coming of the New Deal, 1933-1935, volume two of Pulitzer Prize-winning historian and biographer Arthur M. Schlesinger, Jr.’s Age of Roosevelt series, describes Franklin Delano Roosevelt’s first tumultuous years in the White House. Coming into office at the bottom of the Great Depression, FDR told the American people that they have nothing to fear but fear itself. The conventional wisdom having failed, he tried unorthodox remedies to avert economic collapse. His first hundred days restored national morale, and his New Dealers filled Washington with new approaches to recovery and reform. Combining idealistic ends with realistic means, Roosevelt proposed to humanize, redeem, and rescue capitalism. The Coming of the New Deal, written with Schlesinger’s customary verve, is a gripping account of critical years in the history of the republic.
Category: History

Beyond The Bonus March And Gi Bill

Author : Stephen R. Ortiz
ISBN : 9780814762264
Genre : History
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The period between World Wars I and II was a time of turbulent political change, with suffragists, labor radicals, demagogues, and other voices clamoring to be heard. One group of activists that has yet to be closely examined by historians is World War I veterans. Mining the papers of the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) and the American Legion (AL), Stephen R. Ortiz reveals that veterans actively organized in the years following the war to claim state benefits (such as pensions and bonuses), and strove to articulate a role for themselves as a distinct political bloc during the New Deal era. Beyond the Bonus March and GI Bill is unique in its treatment of World War I veterans as significant political actors during the interwar period. Ortiz’s study reinterprets the political origins of the "Second" New Deal and Roosevelt’s electoral triumph of 1936, adding depth not only to our understanding of these events and the political climate surrounding them, but to common perceptions of veterans and their organizations. In describing veteran politics and the competitive dynamics between the AL and the VFW, Ortiz details the rise of organized veterans as a powerful interest group in modern American politics.
Category: History

The California Gold Rush And The Coming Of The Civil War

Author : Leonard L. Richards
ISBN : 9780307267375
Genre : History
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Award-winning historian Leonard L. Richards gives us an authoritative and revealing portrait of an overlooked harbinger of the terrible battle that was to come. When gold was discovered at Sutter's Mill in 1848, Americans of all stripes saw the potential for both wealth and power. Among the more calculating were Southern slave owners. By making California a slave state, they could increase the value of their slaves—by 50 percent at least, and maybe much more. They could also gain additional influence in Congress and expand Southern economic clout, abetted by a new transcontinental railroad that would run through the South. Yet, despite their machinations, California entered the union as a free state. Disillusioned Southerners would agitate for even more slave territory, leading to the Kansas-Nebraska Act and, ultimately, to the Civil War itself.
Category: History

Buffalo Bill S Life Story

Author : Buffalo Bill
ISBN : 9781602397521
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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The autobiography of the Wild West legend and master showman.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

The Coming Plague

Author : Laurie Garrett
ISBN : 9781429953276
Genre : Social Science
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A New York Times bestseller The definitive account of the infectious diseases threatening humanity by Pulitzer Prize–winning investigative journalist Laurie Garrett "Prodigiously researched . . . A frightening vision of the future and a deeply unsettling one." —Michiko Kakutani, The New York Times After decades spent assuming that the conquest of infectious disease was imminent, people on all continents now find themselves besieged by AIDS, drug-resistant tuberculosis, cholera that defies chlorine water treatment, and exotic viruses that can kill in a matter of hours. Relying on extensive interviews with leading experts in virology, molecular biology, disease ecology, and medicine, as well as field research in sub-Saharan Africa, Western Europe, Central America, and the United States, Laurie Garrett's The Coming Plague takes readers from the savannas of eastern Bolivia to the rain forests of the northern Democratic Republic of the Congo on a harrowing, fifty year journey through the history of our battles with microbes. This book is a work of investigative reportage like no other and a wake-up call to a world that has become complacent in the face of infectious disease—one that offers a sobering and prescient warning about the dangers of ignoring the coming plague.
Category: Social Science

Publication In Draft Of The Terrorist Asset Freezing Bill

Author : Great Britain: H.M. Treasury
ISBN : 0101780621
Genre : Business & Economics
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This paper contains the draft Terrorist Asset-Freezing Bill, explanatory notes and an impact statement. The purpose of the Bill is to give effect to resolution 1373 (2001) adopted by the Security Council of the United Nations on 28 September 2001 relating to terrorism and resolution 1452 (2002) adopted on 20 December 2002 relating to humanitarian exemptions. Resolution 1373 includes a requirement that member states must (a) prevent the financing of terrorist acts, including the freezing of funds and economic resources of persons who commit or attempt to commit, terrorist acts or participate in or facilitate such acts, and (b) prohibit their nationals and those within their territories from making funds, financial services or economic resources available to such persons. Resolution 1452 introduces exemptions to permit payments necessary to meet basic humanitarian needs (such as payments for foodstuffs, rent or mortgage, medicines and medical treatment, taxes, insurance premiums, public utility charges and legal fees and expenses).
Category: Business & Economics

Wild Bill Hickok Gunfighter

Author : Joseph G. Rosa
ISBN : 9780806150239
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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“James Butler Hickok, generally called ‘Wild Bill,’ epitomized the archetypal gunfighter, that half-man, half-myth that became the heir to the mystique of the duelist when that method of resolving differences waned. . . . Easy access to a gun and whiskey coupled with gambling was the cause of most gunfights--few of which bore any resemblance to the gentlemanly duel of earlier times. . . . Hickok’s gunfights were unusual in that most of them were ‘fair’ fights, not just killings resulting from rage, jealousy over a woman, or drunkenness. And, the majority of his encounters were in his role as lawman or as an individual upholding the law.”--from Wild Bill Hickok, Gunfighter Wild Bill Hickok (1837–1876) was a Civil War spy and scout, Indian fighter, gambler, and peace officer. He was also one of the greatest gunfighters in the West. His peers referred to his reflexes as “phenomenal” and to his skill with a pistol as “miraculous.” In Wild Bill Hickok, Gunfighter, Joseph G. Rosa, the world’s foremost authority on Hickok, provides an informative examination of Hickok’s many gunfights. Rosa describes the types of guns used by Hickok and illustrates his use of the plains’ style of “quick draw,” as well as examining other elements of the Hickok legend. He even reconsiders the infamous “dead man’s hand” allegedly held by Hickok when he was shot to death at age thirty-nine while playing poker. Numerous photographs and drawings accompany Rosa’s down-to-earth text.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Killing Jesus By Bill O Reilly And Martin Dugard A 15 Minute Instaread Summary

Author : Instaread Summaries
Genre : Religion
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PLEASE NOTE: This is a summary of the book and NOT the original book. Killing Jesus by Bill O’Reilly and Martin Dugard - A 15-minute Instaread Summary Inside this Instaread Summary: • Overview of the entire book • Introduction to the important people in the book • Summary and analysis of all the chapters in the book • Key Takeaways of the book • A Reader's Perspective Preview of this summary:A Note to Readers O’Reilly explains that he and Martin Dugard wrote this book with one goal in mind, to share the truth about who Jesus was. He emphasizes that it is important to understand the tumultuous times that Jesus lived in if a person hopes to understand who he was and what he stood for. O’Reilly and Dugard hope to shed some new light upon the struggle between dominant Roman leaders and the legendary man called Jesus. Chapter 1 In 5 BC soldiers in Bethlehem, Judea, were ordered by King Herod to find and kill baby Jesus. Herod, age sixty-nine and suffering from many physical ailments, had grown insecure about rumors that a new King of the Jews had been born. To make certain the child would be murdered, Herod ordered the slaughter of every male less than two years old. Nobody questioned his decree because all knew of his thirty-year reign of terror. Even his own soldiers feared Herod’s wrath. Despite two visits to Jerusalem by Jesus and his family in his first month and a half of life, they managed to escape undetected by Herod and his soldiers.
Category: Religion

Draft Anti Social Behaviour Bill

Author : Great Britain: Home Office
ISBN : 0101849524
Genre : Political Science
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Dated December 2012
Category: Political Science

The Bill Murff Story

Author : J. M. Murff
ISBN : 9781491715109
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Once in a while someone comes along who raises the bar in some field of endeavor in his or her own unique way, displaying a drive to achieve the noblest aspects of the American Dream. Bill Murff is such a person. In The Bill Murff Story, J. M. Murff tells the story of how his brother rose from poverty to become the largest landholder in Harris County, Texas, and founder of Murff Turf Farms, Inc. His in-depth study of his brother’s remarkable life and business philosophy reveals Bill’s five-stage, fifteen-step strategy for achieving the American dream. This biography shares the formula for success that Bill followed in becoming a noted ecclesiastical, business, and community leader, as well as a philanthropist. J. M. identifies twenty-three power principles Bill discovered and used to found a large, successful, and enduring sod farm near Crosby, Texas. So unique and successful are Bill’s dealings with people that J. M. coined a new word to describe it—“developmentship.” The Bill Murff Story also shares how Bill exemplifies traditional American values, the most profitable business practices, and the most edifying human relationship principles that represent the fulfillment of the American dream. His life is a monument to the goodness and hard work that can lead to affluence and life success—and you can have it, too.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

The Coming Prosperity

Author : Philip Auerswald
ISBN : 9780199930845
Genre : Business & Economics
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Ours is the most dynamic era in human history. The benefits of four centuries of technological and organizational change are at last reaching a previously excluded global majority. This transformation will create large-scale opportunities in richer countries like the United States just as it has in poorer countries now in the ascent. In The Coming Prosperity, Philip E. Auerswald argues that it is time to overcome the outdated narratives of fear that dominate public discourse and to grasp the powerful momentum of progress. Acknowledging the gravity of today's greatest global challenges--like climate change, water scarcity, and rapid urbanization--Auerswald emphasizes that the choices we make today will determine the extent and reach of the coming prosperity. To make the most of this epochal transition, he writes, the key is entrepreneurship. Entrepreneurs introduce new products and services, expand the range of global knowledge networks, and, most importantly, challenge established business interests, maintaining the vitality of mature capitalist economies and enhancing the viability of emerging ones. Auerswald frames narratives of inspiring entrepreneurs within the sweep of human history. The book's deft analysis of economic trends is enlivened by stories of entrepreneurs making an outsize difference in their communities and the world--people like Karim Khoja, who led the creation of the first mobile phone company in Afghanistan; Leila Janah, who is bringing digital-age opportunity to talented people trapped in refugee camps; and Victoria Hale, whose non-profit pharmaceutical company turned an orphan drug into a cure for black fever. Engagingly written and bracingly realistic about the prospects of our historical moment, The Coming Prosperity disarms the current narratives of fear and brings to light the vast new opportunities in the expanding global economy.
Category: Business & Economics

The Coming Economic Flood

Author : Anthony Ho
ISBN : 9781621367895
Genre : Religion
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“By faith Noah, being divinely warned of things not yet seen, moved with godly fear, [and] prepared an ark.” —Hebrews 11:7 Are we living again in the days of Noah—when another flood will suddenly burst upon the world with terrifying devastation? Anthony Ho believes so. This time, however, the flood will be economic. God is soon going to judge the global economies, writes Pastor Ho, and the results will be, as in Noah's day, swift and catastrophic. An engineer and scientist, Pastor Ho uses a reasoned approach—describing personal visions from God that he corroborates with scientific data and Bible prophecy—to show why the collapse is imminent. He will tell you how to prepare spiritually for the flood, much like Noah did by building an ark. And he will show you ways that we, as Christians living amid the crisis, can point people to their only hope: Jesus.
Category: Religion

Finance Bill 2011

Author : Great Britain: H.M. Treasury
ISBN : 1845328728
Genre : Finance, Public
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Dated March 2011. These notes refer to the Finance (No. 3) Bill published on 31 March 2011 (Bill 172-I,II, session 2010-11, ISBN 9780215557957)
Category: Finance, Public