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The Lords Of Creation

Author : Frederick Lewis Allen
ISBN : 9781497622647
Genre : Business & Economics
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A “stimulating” account of the capitalists who changed America in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, setting the stage for the 1929 crash and Great Depression (Kirkus Reviews). In the decades following the Civil War, America entered an era of unprecedented corporate expansion, with ultimate financial power in the hands of a few wealthy industrialists who exploited the system for everything it was worth. The Rockefellers, Fords, Morgans, and Vanderbilts were the “lords of creation” who, along with like-minded magnates, controlled the economic destiny of the country, unrestrained by regulations or moral imperatives. Through a combination of foresight, ingenuity, ruthlessness, and greed, America’s giants of industry remolded the US economy in their own image. They established their power and authority, ensuring that they—and they alone—would control the means of production, transportation, energy, and commerce—creating the conditions for the stock market collapse of 1929 and the Great Depression that followed. As modern society continues to be affected by wealth inequality and cycles of boom and bust, it’s as important as ever to understand the origins of financial disaster, and the policies, practices, and people who bring them on. The Lords of Creation, first published when the catastrophe of the 1930s was still painfully fresh, is a fascinating story of bankers, railroad tycoons, steel magnates, speculators, scoundrels, and robber barons. It is a tale of innovation and shocking exploitation—and a sobering reminder that history can indeed repeat itself.
Category: Business & Economics

Lords Of Creation

Author : Margaret Cook
ISBN : IND:30000087316885
Genre : Control (Psychology)
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"In this highly controversial book, Margaret Cook undertakes a fascinating study of the patterns of behaviour of men in power throughout history. The results are alarming: the demeanour of elected rulers, tyrants and military leaders bears astonishing similarities and converges on a dangerous path towards egocentrism and iron control, spreading mayhem along the way. Lord Acton stated that power tends to corrupt, but Margaret Cook concludes that it actually causes men to revert to primitive patterns of conduct." - dustjacket.
Category: Control (Psychology)

Lords Of Creation

Author : John Russell Fearn
ISBN : 1479401684
Genre : Fiction
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At first, it appeared to be a sun, forming in space where none had existed before. It kindled as an atomic fire, sustaining itself by the breakdown of fusion energies. Then, even as the Cosmic Crusaders watched, the newly-created sun was no longer just a ball of fire: it was gyrating, like a stupendous Catherine Wheel, a flaming mss spewing filaments from its edges. Then they realized the amazing truth: they were witnessing the creation of planets, flaming streamers of incandescent matter that would condense into worlds! In this latest full-length novel, the Golden Amazon and her fellow Crusaders grapple with the very forces of creation in their most astounding adventure to date!
Category: Fiction

Lords Of Parliament

Author : R. Davis
ISBN : 9780804765398
Genre : Political Science
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This book provides a series of case studies illuminating the role and character of the House of Lords over two centuries, from 1714 to 1914. The figures treated in the essays are Edmund Gibson (Bishop of Lincoln and later London), the first Earl Cowper, the Sixth Earl of Denbigh, Lord Thurlow, the second Earl Grey, the Duke of Wellington, the Duke of Bedforda nd Earls Spencer and Fitzwilliam, Lord Derby, and Lord Selborne and Bonar Law. These figures are all selected for the ways in which their careers shed light in one way or another on key moments and key issues in British political history, with particular reference to the evolution of the House of Lords. Overall, the nine studies show that the role of the House of Lords was much more complicated and much less reactionary than conventional wisdom has allowed.
Category: Political Science

The House Of Lords 1911 2011

Author : Chris Ballinger
ISBN : 9781782250494
Genre : Law
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House of Lords reform is often characterised as unfinished business: a riddle that has been left unanswered since 1911. But rarely can an unanswered riddle have had so many answers offered, even though few have been accepted; indeed, when Viscount Cave was invited in the mid-1920s to lead a Cabinet committee on Lords reform, he complained of finding 'the ground covered by an embarrassing mass of proposals'.That embarrassing mass increased throughout the twentieth century. Much ink has been spilled on what should be done with the upper House of Parliament; much less ink has been expended on why reform has been so difficult to achieve. This book analyses in detail the principal attempts to reform the House of Lords. Starting with the Parliament Act of 1911 the book examines the century of non-reform that followed, drawing upon substantial archival sources, many of which have been under-utilised until now. These sources challenge many of the existing understandings of the history of House of Lords reform and the reasons for success or failure of reform attempts. The book begins by arguing against the popular idea that the 1911 Act was intended by its supporters to be a temporary measure. 'No one – peers included – should be allowed to pronounce about the future of the House of Lords without reading Chris Ballinger's authoritative, shrewd and readable account about reform attempts over the past century. He punctures several widely-held myths and claims in the current debate.' Rt Hon Peter Riddell CBE Director, Institute for Government and former Hansard Society chair 'This is at once an impeccably researched academic study, and a thoroughly readable account loaded with lessons for today's would-be Lords reformers.' Lord (David) Lipsey
Category: Law

Understanding A S Level Government Politics

Author : Christopher Wilson
ISBN : 0719060818
Genre : Political Science
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This book covers the A/S level government and politics syllabuses offered by the main examination boards in the UK. Written in clear, accessible, easy to understanding language, with checklists, bullet points, chapter summaries, boxes and charts, revision notes and sample examination questions, as well as further sources of information, in both written form and on the web, it covers everything from the electoral system and parties to the EU and constitutional reform.
Category: Political Science

Egyptian Ideas Of The Afterlife

Author : E. A. Wallis Budge
ISBN : 9780486158679
Genre : History
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Noted Egyptologist offers concise, learned exposition of central Egyptian concept of immortality. Belief in Osiris, god of resurrection, other "gods" of Egyptians, judgment of the dead, more. 8 illustrations.
Category: History

Jesus Christ The King Of Kings And The Lord Of Lords The Judge Of His Creation

Author : Marianne Strenger
ISBN : 9781449767440
Genre : Religion
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Do you know what the image of the antichrist is? Do you know what the symbolism of the number 666 of the antichrist means? When Jesus writes the letters to the churches in Revelation, He is writing to us now. Do you understand what He is expecting in us? Do you know what is His view of an overcomer in Him? Come, learn the great adventure of knowing what the symbolism is in this great book of the Bible. Understand Gods ways for us in Jesus Christ so that when the counterfeit spirit shows up, you wont be deceived and fall prey to Satans dark ways. Learn from the Holy Spirit to see through the darkness with His discernment.
Category: Religion

Little Women

Author : Louisa May Alcott
ISBN : 1402714580
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
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Chronicles the joys and sorrows of the four March sisters as they grow into young women in mid-nineteenth-century New England.
Category: Juvenile Fiction

Faust

Author : Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
ISBN : UOM:39015091108780
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The Creation Of The Ministry Of Justice

Author : Great Britain: Parliament: House of Commons: Constitutional Affairs Committee
ISBN : 0215035607
Genre : Political Science
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The creation of the Ministry of Justice made significant changes to the Lord Chancellor's responsibilities, which may affect, in practice or public perception, the core responsibility of being the guardian of judicial independence. This report looks at the way these changes were made and finds the Government underestimated the significance of the changes it announced. The lack of sufficient consultation led to a public conflict between the senior judiciary and the previous Lord Chancellor, which could have been avoided if the lessons from the way changes to the Lord Chancellor's office were announced and effected between 2003 and 2005 had been learnt.
Category: Political Science

The Service For The Lord S Day

Author : Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.)
ISBN : 0664246435
Genre : Religion
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The Service for the Lord's Day describes the general format or ordering of worship in the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A). The creation of the service for the Lord's Day was one of the most positive contributions of the Worship Book of 1970. The Presbyterian Supplemental Liturgical Resource (SLT) series includes liturgies that were used on a trial basis in preparation for the development of the Book of Common Worship. Though superseded by the Book of Common Worship, SLR resources remain valuable, both for the variety of liturgical texts they contain and for the commentary on the text, which contains rich historical, theological, and practical background.
Category: Religion

The Humble Approach Rev Ed

Author : John Templeton
ISBN : 1890151173
Genre : Religion
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For generations the discoveries of science tended to challenge the very existence of God. Templeton makes a striking argument for just the opposite point of view. He goes to the writings of many of the world's leading scientific thinkers—as diverse in background as Albert Einstein and Teilhard de Chardin—and discovers them in awe of the universe, perceiving the hand of Divine mystery at work. The Humble Approach teaches that man can discover and comprehend only a few of the infinite aspects of God's nature, never enough to form a comprehensive theology. The humble approach may be a science still in its infancy, but it seeks to develop a way of knowing God appropriate to His greatness and our littleness.” Formerly published by Continuum in 1994.
Category: Religion

The Contemporary House Of Lords

Author : Meg Russell
ISBN : 9780191654732
Genre : Law
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As the second chamber of the Westminster parliament, the House of Lords has a central position in British politics. But it is far less well-studied and well understood than the House of Commons. This is in part because of constant expectations that it is about to be reformed - but most Lords reform plans fail, as the Coalition government's dramatically did in 2012. Meanwhile, following a landmark change in 1999 which removed most of its hereditary members, the Lords' role in the policy process has grown. Understanding the chamber is therefore now essential to understanding politics and parliament in Britain. This book provides the first detailed portrait of the post-1999 Lords, explaining who sits in the chamber, how it operates, and crucially what policy impact it has. Its membership is shown to be more diverse and modern than many would assume, and its influence on policy to be substantial. As a 'no overall control' chamber, in which no party has a majority, it has inflicted numerous defeats on the Blair, Brown and Cameron governments, and become an important site of negotiation. It has provided a power base for the Liberal Democrats, and includes a group of almost 200 independents who now play a pivotal role. Close study of today's House of Lords demolishes some common myths about British politics, and also about how two chamber parliaments work. This book, as well as focusing on the contemporary Lords, provides a historical and comparative context for British bicameralism, asks whether the Lords can be considered 'legitimate', and describes recent reform efforts and possible future reforms.
Category: Law

The Divine Theory

Author : Joshua Spalding
ISBN : NYPL:33433068242357
Genre : Theology, Doctrinal
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Category: Theology, Doctrinal