Cargoes of Despair and Hope

Scottish Emigration to North America, 1603-1803
Author: Ian Hugh Adams,Meredyth Somerville
Publisher: John Donald
Category: Immigrants
Page: 258
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Union and Empire

The Making of the United Kingdom in 1707
Author: Allan I. Macinnes
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 0521850797
Category: History
Page: 382
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A major interpretation of the 1707 Act of Union and the making of the United Kingdom.

The Oxford History of the British Empire: Volume II: The Eighteenth Century

Author: P. J. Marshall
Publisher: OUP Oxford
ISBN: 0191647357
Category: History
Page: 662
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Volume II of the Oxford History of the British Empire examines the history of British worldwide expansion from the Glorious Revolution of 1689 to the end of the Napoleonic Wars, a crucial phase in the creation of the modern British Empire. This is the age of General Wolfe, Clive of India, and Captain Cook. The international team of experts deploy the latest scholarly research to trace and analyse development and expansion over more than a century. They show how trade, warfare, and migration created an Empire, at first overwhelmingly in the Americas but later increasingly in Asia. Although the Empire was ruptured by the American Revolution, it survived and grew into the British Empire that was to dominate the world during the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. series blurb The Oxford History of the British Empire is a major new assessment of the Empire in the light of recent scholarship and the progressive opening of historical records. It deals with the interaction of British and non-western societies from the Elizabethan era to the late twentieth century, aiming to provide a balanced treatment of the ruled as well as the rulers, and to take into account the significance of the Empire for the peoples of the British Isles. It explores economic and social trends as well as political.

City of Hope & Despair

City of a Hundred Rows
Author: Ian Whates
Publisher: Watkins Media Limited
ISBN: 0857660896
Category: Fiction
Page: 432
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A SECOND VISIT TO THAIBURLEY: THE CITY OF DREAMS, THE FABLED CITY OF A HUNDRED ROWS. Dark forces are gathering in the shadowy depths, and the whole city is under threat. The former street-nick, Tom, embarks on a journey to discover the source of the great river Thair, said to be the ultimate power behind all of Thaiburley. Accompanying him are the assassin Dewar and the young Thaistess Mildra. It soon becomes evident that their journey has more significance than any of them realise, as past secrets catch up with them and unknown adversaries hunt them... to the death! File Under: Fantasy [ Towering City | Ancient Secrets | Assassins & Gods | Soul Thief! ]

Hope and Despair

Author: Roman Payne
ISBN: 0615186505
Category: Fiction
Page: 304
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A feast of sensuality, Payne's third epic novel narrates the story of the beautiful young Nadja, and her brooding lover Nikolai, as the two come of age in a springtime garden. When their world of earthly delights fades with the dying season, the two are exiled from their pastoral romance into a fiery world of seedy urban haunts, intoxicated dreams and electric lights. When tragedy heralds the birth of a new day, light is shed on everyone's fate as the greatest adventure of all begins: a cunning swindler sets off on a heroic voyage to find the love of his youth. Through tears of hope and despair, the landscape of this novel unfolds before us in a vast panorama of poetic prose, delighting the senses and the imagination about what is possible, what is beautiful, and what is maddening about this world. ""Charged with passion, these pages sing to us their erotic melancholy; 'Hope and Despair' is both loving and frightening, a pleasure to read once and again!""

Hope Born Out of Despair

Managing the African Crisis
Author: United Nations University. Special Committee on Africa
Publisher: East African Publishers
ISBN: 9789966464569
Category: Africa
Page: 123
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Nothing to Lose

A Jack Reacher Novel
Author: Lee Child
Publisher: Delacorte Press
ISBN: 9780440337805
Category: Fiction
Page: 416
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BONUS: This edition contains an excerpt from Lee Child’s Gone Tomorrow. Two lonely towns in Colorado: Hope and Despair. Between them, twelve miles of empty road. Jack Reacher never turns back. It's not in his nature. All he wants is a cup of coffee. What he gets is big trouble. So in Lee Child’s electrifying new novel, Reacher—a man with no fear, no illusions, and nothing to lose—goes to war against a town that not only wants him gone, it wants him dead. It wasn’t the welcome Reacher expected. He was just passing through, minding his own business. But within minutes of his arrival a deputy is in the hospital and Reacher is back in Hope, setting up a base of operations against Despair, where a huge, seething walled-off industrial site does something nobody is supposed to see . . . where a small plane takes off every night and returns seven hours later . . . where a garrison of well-trained and well-armed military cops—the kind of soldiers Reacher once commanded—waits and watches . . . where above all two young men have disappeared and two frightened young women wait and hope for their return. Joining forces with a beautiful cop who runs Hope with a cool hand, Reacher goes up against Despair—against the deputies who try to break him and the rich man who tries to scare him—and starts to crack open the secrets, starts to expose the terrifying connection to a distant war that’s killing Americans by the thousand. Now, between a town and the man who owns it, between Reacher and his conscience, something has to give. And Reacher never gives an inch.

Bad Economics

Pestilent Economists, Profligate Governments, Debt, Dependency and Despair
Author: Peter Smith
Publisher: Connor Court Publishing
ISBN: 9781921421594
Category: Australia
Page: 233
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Bad Economics is a book for everyone who wants to understand why things have gone wrong rather than slavishly accepting the mainstream version of events. It takes on the illusions and delusions which regularly shape economic policy. Absolutely no knowledge of economics is needed; only common sense and an open mind. It explains how bad economics is ruining Western societies, while good economics has been pushed aside. Its aim, by exposing the bad, is to contribute to the revival of the good. Two paths are still open: one informed by good economics, leading to hope; one by bad economics, leading to despair. The story isn't finished; the trends are unpromising. At the same time, the salutary experience Western societies are having in dealing with crippling government debt is keeping hope alive. CONTENTS PROLOGUE PREFACE 1. THE KEY TO TRUTH 2. PRICES AND PROSPERITY 3. SAVING AND INVESTING 4. KEYNES AND KEYNESIANS 5. KEYNESIAN WORLD 6. PRE-KEYNESIAN WORLD 7. BOOMING AND BUSTING 8. HOLY HOLES IN THE ECONOMY! THE GFC 9. HOLY HOLES II: WOEFUL POLICY 10. HOLY HOLES III: PESTILENT ECONOMISTS 11. DRESSED UP STATISTICAL NONSENSE 12. CONTRADICTION IN TERMS 13. SPREADING THE WEALTH 14. HOPE AND DESPAIR 15. CARGO CULT AND DEPENDENCY 16. INTERNATIONAL DEPENDENCY 17. UNHINGED FROM PRACTICALITY 18. UTOPIA 19. BAD ARITHMETIC 20. MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE 21. GRAND BARGAIN APPENDIX: TEMPERAMENTAL BIAS INDEX

The Book of Irvine - A Contemptuous Cargo

Author: Grandfather Nebulous
ISBN: 199985280X
Category: Fiction
Page: 654
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The Book of Irvine deals with the smuggling adventures of Irvine Bucklefoot and his crew. They sail their vessel throughout the great oceans of the Hidden Lands and undertake a particularly long and arduous contract to deliver a certain contemptuous cargo that throws up all sorts of unforeseen circumstances... Recommended for fans of Tolkein, Lovecraft and Pratchett.

Jacobite Estates of the Forty-five

Author: Annette M. Smith
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781904607076
Category: Confiscations
Page: 288
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The defeat of the Jacobites in 1746 resulted in the forfeiture of the estates of attainted rebels in the Highlands. This book is a detailed study of the estates before, during and after the annexations.


Searching for Hope
Author: Andrew White
Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic
Category: History
Page: 176
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'Six years ago Tariq Aziz, then deputy PM of Iraq, invited me to visit the country to see the effect of sanctions. Having started to engage with the religious leaders of Iraq, I became the point of contact between the Coalition Provisional Authority and these leaders after the war. We then started the Centre for Dialogue Reconciliation and Peace, which is the foremost organisation in Iraq for engagement with religious and tribal leaders and the new Government. We work under the patronage of the Prime Minister, and we also have a strategic role in hostage negotiations. 'It is a roller coaster existence in the new Iraq. Ecstasy and despair are part of life. There again, is not salvation history a narrative of ecstasy and despair? Behind the scenes there are real people working day and night to try and ensure that this experiment of rebuilding a rogue nation works. For the people of Iraq, who knows how long it will really be before they see a difference?' Andrew is hugely commited to the people of Iraq and his writing has a powerful immediacy. His life has been in danger several times but he keeps going in the most adverse of circumstances. Not only does he relate to those at a high level, but he has befriended orphan children in Iraq and started up a Trust for their benefit.

Precious Cargo

My Year Driving the Kids on School Bus 3077
Author: Craig Davidson
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780345810519
Category: Bus drivers
Page: 320
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Surprising and revelatory non-fiction from a talented young writer whose last book, "Cataract City," was shortlisted for the Giller Prize and the Trillium Book Prize, and was a Globe Best Book and national bestseller. In this new work of intimate, riveting, and timely non-fiction, based loosely on an award-winning article he published, Davidson tells the story of one year in his life - driving a school bus full of special-needs kids. Davidson shows us how his evolving relationship with the kids on that bus, each of them struggling physically as well as emotionally and socially, slowly but surely changed his life along with the lives of the precious cargo in his care. This is the extraordinary story of that year and those relationships. It is also a moving, important and universal story about how we see and treat people with special needs in our society.

Precious Cargo

Author: Kris Ralston
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 1477153616
Category: Fiction
Page: 269
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Back Matter Kevin Sweeleys Precious Cargo is a Bearded Dragon Lizard, Jenny, who is with him constantly at the forefront of his mind. She helps him make decisions and listens to his daily outpouring of thoughts and feelings. Kevin is diagnosed Paranoid Schizophrenic and swims through his troubles like a fish. He is given incredible powers by God to create anything at will. His soul mate, Katrina, also has Paranoid Schizophrenia, and goes walking on moonlit waters with him as they hold hands, make love, and Katrina is impregnated. They marry and leave the world behind. The philosophies of the double vice and twin mercy are discussed as well, flavoring the book with the condition of truth versus law.

Graphic Worlds of Peter Bruegel the Elder

Author: H. Arthur Klein
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 0486795411
Category: Art
Page: 176
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Unique survey of best works by16th-century Flemish printmaker presents 64 engravings and one woodcut, each accompanied by an informative essay. Subjects include landscapes, ships and the sea, peasants, humor, and religion.

Drinking the Sea at Gaza

Days and Nights in a Land Under Siege
Author: Amira Hass
Publisher: Metropolitan Books
ISBN: 1466884533
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 288
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In 1993, amira hass, a young Israeli reporter, drove to Gaza to cover a story-and stayed, the first journalist to live in the grim Palestinian enclave so feared and despised by most Israelis that, in the local idiom, "Go to Gaza" is another way to say "Go to hell." Now, in a work of calm power and painful clarity, Hass reflects on what she has seen in Gaza's gutted streets and destitute refugee camps. Drinking the Sea at Gaza maps the zones of ordinary Palestinian life. From her friends, Hass learns the secrets of slipping across sealed borders and stealing through night streets emptied by curfews. She shares Gaza's early euphoria over the peace process and its subsequent despair as hope gives way to unrelenting hardship. But even as Hass charts the griefs and humiliations of the Palestinians, she offers a remarkable portrait of a people not brutalized but eloquent, spiritually resilient, bleakly funny, and morally courageous. Full of testimonies and stories, facts and impressions, Drinking the Sea at Gaza makes an urgent claim on our humanity. Beautiful, haunting, and profound, it will stand with the great works of wartime reportage, from Michael Herr's Dispatches to Rian Malan's My Traitor's Heart.