Abdication

In the pre-World War II turbulence of England, a fatherless chauffeur shares an undeclared love with an Oxford undergraduate, a housekeeper hides her Nazi sympathies, and a woman struggles with escalating tensions in a friendship.

Author: Juliet Nicolson

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781451658835

Category: Fiction

Page: 352

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In the pre-World War II turbulence of England, a fatherless chauffeur shares an undeclared love with an Oxford undergraduate, a housekeeper hides her Nazi sympathies, and a woman struggles with escalating tensions in a friendship.

The Abdication

On all programs this notice must appear : " Produced by special arrangement with THE DRAMATIC PUBLISHING COMPANY of Woodstock , Ilinois ” THE ABDICATION A ...

Author: Ruth Wolff

Publisher: Dramatic Publishing

ISBN: 1583421556

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The Crown in Crisis

This seismic event has been written about before but never with the ticking-clock suspense and pace of the thriller that it undoubtedly was for all of its participants.

Author: Alexander Larman

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9781474612593

Category: History

Page: 352

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In December 1936, Britain faced a constitutional crisis that was the gravest threat to the institution of the monarchy since the execution of Charles I. The ruling monarch, Edward VIII, wished to marry the American divorcée Wallis Simpson and crown her as his Queen. His actions scandalised the Establishment, who were desperate to avoid an international embarrassment at a time when war seemed imminent. An influential coalition formed against him, including the Prime Minister Stanley Baldwin, his private secretary Alec Hardinge, the Archbishop of Canterbury and the editor of The Times. Edward seemed fated to give up Wallis and remain a reluctant ruler, or to abdicate his throne. Yet he had his own supporters, too, including Winston Churchill, the Machiavellian newspaper proprietor Lord Beaverbrook and his brilliant adviser Walter Monckton. They offered him the chance to remain on the throne and keep Wallis. But was the price they asked too high? Using previously unpublished and rare archival material, and new interviews with those who knew Edward and Wallis, The Crown in Crisis is the conclusive exploration of how an unthinkable and unprecedented event tore the country apart. This seismic event has been written about before but never with the ticking-clock suspense and pace of the thriller that it undoubtedly was for all of its participants. Painstakingly researched, incisively written and entirely fresh in its approach, The Crown in Crisis brings the events of that time to thrilling life, and in the process will appeal to an entirely new audience.

The Abdication of Philosophy The Abdication of Man

This book makes an attempt to give an answer to this question.

Author: G.A. Rauche

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9789401016087

Category: Philosophy

Page: 168

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We live in a time of functionalism, operationalism and technologism with all its levelling, depersonalising and dehumanising effects. In such an age, the question arises of philosophy as critical, reflective theory about the world, man's position and purpose in the world and the relationship between philosophy and man as a free individual. This book makes an attempt to give an answer to this question. It has been written from great concern as to the future destiny of mankind, in the light of various contemporary attempts at the abolition of philosophy and at merging it in practice, as this practice is seen by the respective thinker or school of thought. This work may be seen as representing an answer to such attempts, as they are made, for instance, by the advocates of linguistic analysis or by representatives of the so-called Frankfurt School respectively. By an analysis of Western thought in general with emphasis on the present, the author of this book seeks to show that the abdication of philosophy as critical, reflective theory leads to the abdication of man as a critical, reflective individual, one that is free to dissent and to say No to the system. Man is perverted and alienated from his true nature. He is forced to conform and to lead an "unauthentic existence" within the system.

The Abdication of Philosophy The Abdication of Man

This book makes an attempt to give an answer to this question.

Author: G.A. Rauche

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9789401508957

Category: Philosophy

Page: 168

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We live in a time of functionalism, operationalism and technologism with all its levelling, depersonalising and dehumanising effects. In such an age, the question arises of philosophy as critical, reflective theory about the world, man's position and purpose in the world and the relationship between philosophy and man as a free individual. This book makes an attempt to give an answer to this question. It has been written from great concern as to the future destiny of mankind, in the light of various contemporary attempts at the abolition of philosophy and at merging it in practice, as this practice is seen by the respective thinker or school of thought. This work may be seen as representing an answer to such attempts, as they are made, for instance, by the advocates of linguistic analysis or by representatives of the so-called Frankfurt School respectively. By an analysis of Western thought in general with emphasis on the present, the author of this book seeks to show that the abdication of philosophy as critical, reflective theory leads to the abdication of man as a critical, reflective individual, one that is free to dissent and to say No to the system. Man is perverted and alienated from his true nature. He is forced to conform and to lead an "unauthentic existence" within the system.

The Abdication

Reviews of The Abdication “As a discerning reader not easily impressed by genre fiction, The Abdication came as a long-desired, pleasant surprise.

Author: Justin Newland

Publisher: Troubador Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 9781800463950

Category: Fiction

Page: 328

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The town of Unity sits perched on the edge of a yawning ravine where, long ago, a charisma of angels provided spiritual succour to a fledgeling human race. Then mankind was granted the gift of free will and had to find its own way, albeit with the guidance of the angels. The people’s first conscious act was to make an exodus from Unity. They built a rope bridge across the ravine and founded the town of Topeth. For a time, the union between the people of Topeth and the angels of Unity was one of mutual benefit. After that early spring advance, there had been a torrid decline in which mankind’s development resembled a crumpled, fading autumnal leaf. Following the promptings of an inner voice, Tula, a young woman from the city, trudges into Topeth. Her quest is to abide with the angels and thereby discover the right and proper exercise of free will. To do that, she has to cross the bridge – and overcome her vertigo. Topeth is in upheaval; the townsfolk blame the death of a child on dust from the nearby copper mines. The priests have convinced them that a horde of devils have thrown the angels out of Unity and now occupy the bridge, possessing anyone who trespasses on it. Then there’s the heinous Temple of Moloch! The Abdication is the story of Tula’s endeavour to step upon the path of a destiny far greater than she could ever have imagined.

The Abdication

As well argued as it is intricately arcane, indeed dense with learning and lore, this book is both experimental and assured, a comedy of high seriousness and gospel of the flesh that our winded civilization has needed for 2,000 years.

Author: Rainer J. Hanshe

Publisher:

ISBN: 0983697221

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 296

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," . . (A) visionary novel of dangerous ideas, a theological thriller concerned with the absence of God and the question posed by the phrase: Dionysus versus the Crucified. As well argued as it is intricately arcane, indeed dense with learning and lore, this book is both experimental and assured, a comedy of high seriousness and gospel of the flesh that our winded civilization has needed for 2,000 years."NStuart Kendall, author of "Georges Bataille."

The History of Italy from the Abdication of Napoleon I

... VIII . the first Duke of Savoy - Piedmont created into a principality - Wars of
Charles V . - Piedmont ravaged Emanuel Philibert _ Transfer of government from
Chambery to TurinCharacter of the princes — Abdication of the first king -
Election of ...

Author: Isaac Butt

Publisher:

ISBN: NYPL:33433081574521

Category: Italy

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The People s King

In this candid and moving account Susan Williams tells the story of what really happened to King Edward, drawing on diaries, secret documents and thousands of letters sent to Edward by the public to re-create the tragic events that led to ...

Author: Susan Williams

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 9780141906409

Category: History

Page: 400

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In this candid and moving account Susan Williams tells the story of what really happened to King Edward, drawing on diaries, secret documents and thousands of letters sent to Edward by the public to re-create the tragic events that led to his abdication. She reveals a hugely popular, deeply loved monarch, one whose modern ideas and sympathy for the poor so unsettled the establishment that his devotion to Wallis Simpson provided the perfect excuse to force him off the throne.