God's Englishman

Oliver Cromwell and the English Revolution
Author: Christopher Hill
Publisher: Penguin Books, Limited (UK)
ISBN: 9780140137118
Category: Great Britain
Page: 318
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A nuanced biography of Oliver Cromwell, breaking down Cromwell's life into different parts: fenland farmer and humble backbencher; stalwart of the good old cause and the New Model Army; key figure of the Commonwealth; and finally Lord Protector. Hill leads the reader unsentimentally through Cromwell's life from his beginnings in Huntingdonshire to his brutal end. Hill brings all his considerable knowledge of the period to bear on the relationships God's Englishman had with God and England. Such a detailed understanding of the workings of providence is vital to understanding Cromwell.

God's Englishman

The Evolution of the Anglo-Saxon Spirit
Author: Leland Dewitt Baldwin
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Anglo-Saxon race
Page: 265
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Tudor Rule and Revolution

Essays for G R Elton from His American Friends
Author: Delloyd J. Guth,John W. McKenna
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521091275
Category: History
Page: 436
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The work of G. R. Elton has inspired its own 'Tudor Revolution' in the historiography of Tudor and Stuart government and society. In this volume a distinguished gathering of eighteen historians, all now resident in North America, pay tribute to Professor Elton's broad influence in shaping modern interpretations of the sixteenth- and seventeenth-century constitution. Each contributor to this volume has addressed, directly or indirectly, some aspect of that tempestuous age which has been dubbed 'Elton's era', and each of the sections relates directly to particular problems or topics which have figured prominently in Professor Elton's own work. Most extend his findings in new directions and with new evidence from archival researches. Others take issue with some of his tentative conclusions, though admitting the extent to which his work has made such advances possible.

Soldiers, Commissars, and Chaplains

Civil-military Relations Since Cromwell
Author: Dale Roy Herspring
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 9780742511064
Category: History
Page: 247
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This innovative study offers the first-ever comparison of the military roles played by commissars, political officers, and chaplains in military settings ranging from the armies of Cromwell, the Jacobins, the Nazis, the Soviets, and the United States. Despite the stark differences in the political systems of the countries of these disparate armed forces, Dale R. Herspring argues that there are certain critical functions that must be fulfilled in every military, regardless of its ideological orientation. Most vital are motivation, morale boosting, and political socialization. In addition, Herspring's comparative historical analysis decisively demonstrates that the roles of commissars, political officers, and chaplains alike have evolved in ways that are crucial yet rarely understood either by policymakers or scholars.

The Providence of God

Deus habet consilium
Author: Francesca Aran Murphy,Philip G. Ziegler
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 0567329127
Category: Religion
Page: 352
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This text comprises a comprehensive analysis of the doctrine of providence, from historical, philosophical-theological, systematic and practical perspectives. The essays in this book discuss the doctrine of providence from four central angles. First, three chapters give an historical introduction to the modern interpretation of the notion of providence, examining how it was progressively naturalised and secularized in modern times. Second, over seven chapters, and from different perspectives, the book restates the Christian notion of providence in relation to the problem of evil and the theory of evolution.� Third, in two chapters, the book exhibits providence as a core theme in systematic theology.� Finally, over three chapters, the book shows the ethical and political relevance of the doctrine of providence today.

Against the Gods

The Remarkable Story of Risk
Author: Peter L. Bernstein
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 0470534532
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 400
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A Business Week, New York Times Business, and USA Today Bestseller "Ambitious and readable . . . an engaging introduction to the oddsmakers, whom Bernstein regards as true humanists helping to release mankind from the choke holds of superstition and fatalism." -The New York Times "An extraordinarily entertaining and informative book." -The Wall Street Journal "A lively panoramic book . . . Against the Gods sets up an ambitious premise and then delivers on it." -Business Week "Deserves to be, and surely will be, widely read." -The Economist "[A] challenging book, one that may change forever the way people think about the world." -Worth "No one else could have written a book of such central importance with so much charm and excitement." -Robert Heilbroner author, The Worldly Philosophers "With his wonderful knowledge of the history and current manifestations of risk, Peter Bernstein brings us Against the Gods. Nothing like it will come out of the financial world this year or ever. I speak carefully: no one should miss it." -John Kenneth Galbraith Professor of Economics Emeritus, Harvard University In this unique exploration of the role of risk in our society, Peter Bernstein argues that the notion of bringing risk under control is one of the central ideas that distinguishes modern times from the distant past. Against the Gods chronicles the remarkable intellectual adventure that liberated humanity from oracles and soothsayers by means of the powerful tools of risk management that are available to us today. "An extremely readable history of risk." -Barron's "Fascinating . . . this challenging volume will help you understand the uncertainties that every investor must face." -Money "A singular achievement." -Times Literary Supplement "There's a growing market for savants who can render the recondite intelligibly-witness Stephen Jay Gould (natural history), Oliver Sacks (disease), Richard Dawkins (heredity), James Gleick (physics), Paul Krugman (economics)-and Bernstein would mingle well in their company." -The Australian

The Egalitarian Spirit of Christianity

The Sacred Roots of American and British Government
Author: Stephen Strehle
Publisher: Transaction Publishers
ISBN: 1412808162
Category: Social Science
Page: 297
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"Strehle explores some of the most cherished political ideals of modern society, including equality and democracy, liberty and natural rights, progress and capitalism, federalism and mixed government. He has no illusions about forging an exhaustive study that includes all possible forces - inside or outside the religious community. He does not dismiss the vital contribution of other possible sources of inspiration from the world of religion or undermine the well-established place of "secular" sources. Instead Strehle demonstrates that certain ideas associated with the religious community were entangled within the overall process and have left an indelible mark upon significant aspects of the emerging American landscape."--BOOK JACKET.

The English Civil Wars

1640-1660
Author: Blair Worden
Publisher: Weidenfeld & Nicolson
ISBN: 0297857592
Category: History
Page: 192
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A brilliant appraisal of the Civil War and its long-term consequences, by an acclaimed historian. The political upheaval of the mid-seventeenth century has no parallel in English history. Other events have changed the occupancy and the powers of the throne, but the conflict of 1640-60 was more dramatic: the monarchy and the House of Lords were abolished, to be replaced by a republic and military rule. In this wonderfully readable account, Blair Worden explores the events of this period and their origins - the war between King and Parliament, the execution of Charles I, Cromwell's rule and the Restoration - while aiming to reveal something more elusive: the motivations of contemporaries on both sides and the concerns of later generations.

War in Heaven

God's Epic Battle with Evil
Author: Derek Prince
Publisher: Chosen Books
ISBN: 080079317X
Category: Religion
Page: 192
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Find biblical answers, hope, and reassurance as Derek Prince explores how evil entered the world, was defeated at the cross, and how God will finally eradicate it from the universe.

Stalin's Englishman

Guy Burgess, the Cold War, and the Cambridge Spy Ring
Author: Andrew Lownie
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
ISBN: 1250101018
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 448
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Guy Burgess was the most important, complex, and fascinating of "The Cambridge Spies"—Maclean, Philby, Blunt—brilliant young men recruited in the 1930s to betray their country to the Soviet Union. An engaging and charming companion to many, an unappealing, utterly ruthless manipulator to others, Burgess rose through academia, the BBC, the Foreign Office, MI5 and MI6, gaining access to thousands of highly sensitive secret documents which he passed to his Russian handlers. In this first full biography, Andrew Lownie shows us how even Burgess's chaotic personal life of drunken philandering did nothing to stop his penetration and betrayal of the British Intelligence Service. Even when he was under suspicion, the fabled charm which had enabled many close personal relationships with influential Establishment figures (including Winston Churchill) prevented his exposure as a spy for many years. Through interviews with more than a hundred people who knew Burgess personally, many of whom have never spoken about him before, and the discovery of hitherto secret files, Stalin's Englishman brilliantly unravels the many lives of Guy Burgess in all their intriguing, chilling, colorful, tragi-comic wonder.

Scotia

The Journal of the St. Andrew Society
Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Scotland
Page: N.A
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China Monthly Review


Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: China
Page: N.A
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Vol. 37 includes "Special number on extraterritoriality", issued June 19, 1926.

Stead's Review


Author: William Henry Fitchett,Henry Stead,William H. Judkins
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Australian periodicals
Page: N.A
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Cromwell


Author: Antonia Fraser
Publisher: Grove/Atlantic, Inc.
ISBN: 9780802195821
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 576
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In Cromwell, award-winning biographer Antonia Fraser tells of one of England's most celebrated and controversial figures, often misunderstood and demonized as a puritanical zealot. Oliver Cromwell rose from humble beginnings to spearhead the rebellion against King Charles I, who was beheaded in 1649, and led his soldiers into the last battle against the Royalists and King Charles II at Worcester, ending the civil war in 1651. Fraser shows how England's prestige and prosperity grew under Cromwell, reversing the decline it had suffered since Queen Elizabeth I's death.