Cobbett's Parliamentary History of England

From the Norman Conquest, in 1066, to the Year, 1803. From which Last-mentioned Epoch it is Continued Downwards in the Work Entitled: "Cobbett's Parliamentary Debates".

Author: Great Britain. Parliament

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Great Britain

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Cobbett's Parliamentary History of England

From the Norman Conquest, in 1066. To the Year, 1803. From which Last-mentioned Epoch it is Continued Downwards in the Work Entitled, "Cobbett's Parliamentary Debates" ...

Author: William Cobbett

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Great Britain

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Declining by Degrees

Higher Education at Risk

Author: Richard H. Hersh,John Merrow

Publisher: St. Martin's Press

ISBN: 1466893389

Category: Education

Page: 256

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What is actually happening on college campuses in the years between admission and graduation? Not enough to keep America competitive, and not enough to provide our citizens with fulfilling lives. When A Nation at Risk called attention to the problems of our public schools in 1983, that landmark report provided a convenient "cover" for higher education, inadvertently implying that all was well on America's campuses. Declining by Degrees blows higher education's cover. It asks tough--and long overdue--questions about our colleges and universities. In candid, coherent, and ultimately provocative ways, Declining by Degrees reveals: - how students are being short-changed by lowered academic expectations and standards; -why many universities focus on research instead of teaching and spend more on recruiting and athletics than on salaries for professors; -why students are disillusioned; -how administrations are obsessed with rankings in news magazines rather than the quality of learning; -why the media ignore the often catastrophic results; and -how many professors and students have an unspoken "non-aggression pact" when it comes to academic effort. Declining by Degrees argues persuasively that the multi-billion dollar enterprise of higher education has gone astray. At the same time, these essays offer specific prescriptions for change, warning that our nation is in fact at greater risk if we do nothing.
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Encyclopædia

Or, A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and Miscellaneous Literature; Constructed on a Plan, by which the Different Sciences and Arts are Digested Into the Form of Distinct Treatises Or Systems, Comprehending the History, Theory, and Practice, of Each, According to the Latest Discoveries and Improvements; and Full Explanations Given of the Various Detached Parts of Knowledge, Whether Relating to Natural and Artificial Objects, Or to Matters Ecclesiastical, Civil, Military, Commercial, &c., Including Elucidations of the Most Important Topics Relative to Religion, Morals, Manners, and the Oeconomy of Life; Together with a Description of All the Countries, Cities, Principal Mountains, Seas, Rivers, &c. Throughout the World; a General History, Ancient and Modern, of the Different Empires, Kingdoms, and States; and an Account of the Lives of the Most Eminent Persons in Every Nation, from the Earliest Ages Down to the Present Times. ...

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Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Encyclopedias and dictionaries

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Important Doctrines of the True Christian Religion

Explained, Demonstrated, and Vindicated from Vulgar Errors ...

Author: Samuel Noble

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: New Jerusalem Church

Page: 485

View: 1880

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The Parliamentary History of England from the Earliest Period to the Year 1803

From which Last-mentioned Epoch it is Continued Downwards in the Work Entitled "Hansard's Parliamentary Debates."

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Great Britain

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Includes information from the Norman conquest through the 1st session of the 2d Parliament.
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Dispossession by Degrees

Indian Land and Identity in Natick, Massachusetts, 1650-1790

Author: Jean M. O'Brien

Publisher: U of Nebraska Press

ISBN: 9780803286191

Category: History

Page: 224

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Despite popular belief, Native peoples did not simply disappear from colonial New England as the English extended their domination in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries. Rather, the Native peoples in such places as Natick, Massachusetts, creatively resisted colonialism, defended their lands, and rebuilt kin networks and community through the strategic use of English cultural practices and institutions. So why did New England settlers believe that the Native peoples had vanished? In this thoroughly researched and astutely argued study, historian Jean M. O?Brien reveals that, in the late eighteenth century, the Natick tribe experienced a process of ?dispossession by degrees,? which rendered them invisible within the larger context of the colonial social order, thus enabling the construction of the myth of Indian extinction.
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By Degrees

Author: Elle Casey

Publisher: Elle Casey

ISBN: 1939455103

Category: Fiction

Page: 350

View: 2235

NEW YORK TIMES and USA TODAY BESTSELLING AUTHOR, ELLE CASEY, brings readers the New Adult Romance BY DEGREES. Celebrities all suffer from the same disease. I call it the create-your-own-reality disease. Most of them start out normal, like you and me, but somewhere along the way they lose sight of up and down, left and right, and then eventually right and wrong. It's my job to fix that. Who hires me, Scarlett Barnes, otherwise known as ‘The Normalizer’? Agents usually. Producers sometimes. They know they can trust me to be professional, discreet, and above all, not personally involved with my clients. I come in, I take over their lives, and I get them back on track. Help them remember what it's like to be an average Joe. My latest job acquisition? His friends call him Tear-It-Up Kilgour, but I just call him Tarin - lead singer and guitarist for the band By Degrees. I have thirty days to get his butt back on planet earth before he loses his record deal, his movie contract, and possibly even his life. I've never failed so far, and I don't plan on failing this time either, even if Tarin has other ideas. Content Warning: This is a New Adult Romance, perhaps not suitable for younger readers due to foul language, sexual situations, drug use, and obnoxious rock-n-roll musicians. About this book: Every time I read another story about a Hollywood star or famous musician going off the deep end, I wonder how they got there. How it was that all the people around them weren’t able to or willing to stop it from happening. It must be easy when a person has more money than he or she can ever spend and people hanging around are leeches, for a person’s view of reality to get really skewed; and that’s a real shame for these talented people who have so much to share with the world. For years I’ve imagined this great job I could have where I’d hang out with celebrities who’ve lost track of the real world (the place where my readers and I live) and get them re-oriented, re-focused on what matters … clean the garbage out of their heads and their lives. Then of course, I couldn’t get that thought out of my head until I wrote a book about it, so here it is! By Degrees. The title of the book is actually the slogan of the Scottish clan Kilgour, something I learned on a trip I made there in the year this book was written. HERE’S WHAT READERS ARE SAYING ABOUT BY DEGREES: “I love this book and I love how Elle Casey intertwines her books. We see Tarin and Scarlett later in Rebel. I just love Elle's personality and sense of humor. Her main characters are spunky and awesome. People I'd totally be friends with. I just hate when the books end.” ~ Janiece Bradshaw, Amazon Reviewer “This is the third book by Elle Casey that I've read in a week!!! She is now on my list of absolute favorite authors!!! … I think this was the best so far, but I don't know what else Elle has in store for me!!! She takes you on a ride in every book, the range of emotions is mind boggling. She is a great writer and just when you're feeling sad, she lifts you up in an instant and has you cracking up. Hot sex, gorgeous men, extremely unique and funny. I love her for bringing me into a whole new genre of books! I am addicted! Thanx Elle.” ~ Beverly Low, Amazon Reviewer “Love, love the characters! The story line was fresh and new, not something similar to all the other books out there.” ~ Samantha Arnwine, Amazon Reviewer “Having loved Shine Not Burn soooo freaking much, I was very excited to read another book by the talented Elle Casey, and once again she delivered… By Degrees is a funny, sexy and smart read that now has a place on my favorite books shelf. I highly recommend it! This is one of those books I know I'll re-read in the future when looking for something romantic, funny and uplifting…” ~ Dee Montoya, Goodreads reviewer “I’m impressed every time I read a new book by Elle Casey. She is consistently hilarious, crafts believable and lovable characters, and takes me into a world that I want to inhabit. I love the dynamics between her characters, and the situations they end up in. There's always tons of exciting drama, and heart-wrenching emotion. By Degrees was a twist on the rock star romance, and I thoroughly enjoyed it. I look forward to Elle Casey's next book. And the next, and the next, and the next...I'm hooked.” ~ Devon Hartford, Author and Goodreads reviewer
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An Apology for the True Christian Divinity

Being an Explanation and Vindication of the Principles and Doctrines of the People Called Quakers

Author: Robert Barclay

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Society of Friends

Page: 595

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Posted in Society of Friends