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Robert Skidelsky - Keynes - 2826648299

41,42 zł

Robert Skidelsky - Keynes Penguin

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Robert Skidelsky's "Keynes: The Return of the Master" shows how the great economist's ideas not only explain why the current financial crisis occurred - but are our best way out. "One would expect brokers to be wrong. If, in addition to their other inside advantages, they were capable of good advice, clearly they would have retired long ago with a large fortune". (John Maynard Keynes). When unbridled capitalism falters, is there an alternative? The twentieth century's most influential economist tells us that there is. John Maynard Keynes argued that an unmanaged market system is inherently unstable because of irreduceable uncertainty; that fiscal and monetary ammunition is needed to counter economic shocks; and that governments need to maintain enough total spending power in the economy to minimize the chance of serious recessions happening. "The great economist's theories have never been more relevant ...and Robert Skidelsky is the guide of choice...A must read". (Paul Krugman, "Observer"). "Keynes's economic policies helped lift Britain from its 1930s slump. This accessible, timely study argues he could do the same again". (Dominic Lawson, "Sunday Times"). "Masterly ...conveys complex ideas with clarity and controlled anger". (Oliver Kamm, "The Times"). "Skidelsky knows more about Keynes than anyone alive ...he is righteous in his thunder ...provocative ...refreshing". (Dwight Gardner, "The New York Times"). "Thought-provoking ...the best account I have read of the development of the credit crunch". (Samuel Brittan, "Financial Times"). Robert Skidelsky is Emeritus Professor of Political Economy at the University of Warwick. His three volume biography of the economist John Maynard Keynes (1983, 1992, 2000) received numerous prizes, including the Lionel Gelber Prize for International Relations and the Council on Foreign Relations Prize for International Relations. He is also the author of the "The World After Communism" (1995).


Regulatory Consolidation Proposals for Insured Depository Institutions - 2859217278

56,32 zł

Regulatory Consolidation Proposals for Insured Depository Institutions Forgotten Books

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Excerpt from Regulatory Consolidation Proposals for Insured Depository Institutions: Hearing Before the Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs, United States Senate, One Hundred Third Congress, First Session September 14, 1993 The committee met at 10 a.m., in room 538 of the Dirksen Senate Office Building, Senator Donald W. Riegle, Jr. (chairman of the committee) presiding. Opening Statement Of Chairman Donald W. Riegle, Jr. The Chairman. The committee will come to order. Let me welcome all those in attendance this morning. I want to indicate at the outset that our first witness this morning is scheduled to be Chairman Henry Gonzalez from the House Banking Committee, and we've received indication that the House may very shortly have a vote and he was hoping to make that vote and then come on over. So I am going to start the hearing. We've got a panel of very distinguished witnesses that I want to comment on more fully just a little later. But I want to make my opening statement and call on Senator Bennett for his comments. At the point Chairman Gonzalez arrives, I'm just going to break the process and invite him to go ahead and present his testimony. We will proceed in that fashion and try to accommodate as best we can to the situation. This morning the committee is here to consider the need to consolidate the bank regulatory agencies into a new independent structure. I believe this issue must be addressed in the administration's ongoing efforts to reinvent Government, a topic very much in the news at the moment. Currently, four different agencies regulate Fdic-insured depository institutions. They are the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, the Federal Reserve Board, the Fdic, and the Office of Thrift Supervision. This system is costly, it's burdensome and inefficient. I think it's out of date and must be reengineered and modernized. Reforming our bank and financial regulatory bureaucracy is something that is long overdue and now is the time to address this issue head on. We have a new administration committed to change and change in the structure of Government, banks and thrifts are posting record profits, and both the Congress and the administration are committed to cost saving, deficit reduction, and in general a more efficient Government. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.


Caravan - The Story Of Middle East - 2854388519

264,70 zł

Caravan - The Story Of Middle East Read Books

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CARAVAN: THE STORY Of THE MIDDLE EAST by CARLETON S. COON. FOREWORD: No MAN COULD HOPE to draw together the various fields from which the materials of this book are derived if he were a scholar in any one of them. No one could feel less scholarly than I do. This becomes particularly evident when the subject of Arabic transliteration arises, as it always does in forewords to books on the Middle East. I have before me the handiwork of Hitti, Gibb, and Calverley, three men whose erudition and integrity are of the highest order, and yet I cannot find complete agreement among them. Take the word for judge. Hitti spells it qadi, Gibb adlf and Calverley qadl. At this point the lay reader may exclaim, So what? but the lay reader does not review these books. To the myopic dotter of i's and Crosser of t's, a dot under a consonant or a macron over a vowel are matters of utmost importance. The presence or absence of a dot under the k will distinguish between the word for heart and that for dog. Only a heartless dog would countenance such confusion. To avoid it I sought the aid of a most kindly and scholarly gentle man who has much more to offer than spelling: Dr. E. E. Calverley of the Hartford Seminary Foundation, editor of the Muslim World, a man of profound erudition and wisdom, as well as long editorial experience. He read the manuscript from beginning to end. His polite but firmly expressed corrections appeared on many pages, and not one of them has been ignored. He has grasped my arm on the brink of many a pitfall, theological and historical as well as ortho graphic. If despite his efforts I may be shown to have fallen in here and there, please be assured that I have not drawn him with me. For a scholar of his stature to have had the grace to bother with this work places him beyond the level of possible contamination. ....


Think, Act, and Invest Like Warren Buffett: The Winning Stra - 2826871100

64,65 zł

Think, Act, and Invest Like Warren Buffett: The Winning Stra MCGRAW-HILL Professional

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Bedrock investing principles for profiting in today s shaky markets §If you wanted to create the next earth-shattering consumer product, Steve Jobs would be an ideal role model to follow. If you planned to become a great golfer, you might look to Arnold Palmer or Jack Nicklaus. §So, if your goals were to outperform other investors and achieve your life s financial goals, what should you do? §Think, act and invest like the best investor out there: Warren Buffett . While you can t invest exactly like he does, Think, Act, and Invest Like Warren Buffett provides a solid, sensible investing approach based on Buffett s advice regarding investment strategies. §When it comes to investing, Director of Research for the BAM Alliance and CBS News blogger Larry Swedroe has pretty much seen it all and he s come to the conclusion that simple is better, that adopting basic investing principles always increases an investor s chance of success and that Buffett is the perfect model for such investing. §In Think, Act, and Invest Like Warren Buffett , Swedroe provides the foundational knowledge you need to:§Develop a financial plan to help you make rational decisions on a consistent basis§Determine the level of risk that s right for you and allocate your assets accordingly§Create a strong portfolio that will weather any economic storm§Manage your portfolio rebalance periodically to maintain proper risk levels §The beauty of the Buffett approach is its profound simplicity: follow the basics, keep your cool, and have a sense of humor. §The market volatility of recent years has ushered in armies of economists, forecasters and other so-called experts whose job it is to explain how everything works. Somehow, they have managed to muddy the waters even more.§The truth is, investing is easier than you think even in today s economy. Complex problems can have simple solutions, Swedroe writes. Think, Act, and Invest Like Warren Buffett helps you go back to the basics so you can leap in front of the investing pack. §Praise for Think, Act, and Invest Like Warren Buffett: §You could not spend a more profitable hour than reading Larry Swedroe s wise and lucid investment guide. § Burton Malkiel, author, A Random Walk Down Wall Street §If you've been wondering why you've had such a hard time investing well, Playing the Winner's Game will diagnose your ills and treat them in just ninety short, delightful pages. § William Bernstein, author, A Splendid Exchange and The Investor s Manifesto §Follow the investment strategy advocated by Larry Swedroe, and free yourself to spend your time on life's treasures like your family and friends! § William Reichenstein, professor, Baylor University §As someone who teaches a college investments course, I would not have thought it possible to do what Swedroe has done in such a short concise book. § Edward R. Wolfe, professor of finance, Western Kentucky University §It's amazing. Larry Swedroe managed to pen a magnificent book not only chock full of actionable advice, but one that's fun to read. Get a copy and treat yourself to a better financial future. § Harold Evensky, president, Evensky & Katz § Larry Swedroe is the undisputed expert in helping investors manage portfolios the smart way. His new book, Playing the Winner s Game , combines all facets of wealth management in an inspiring and powerful manner. § Bill Schultheis, author, The New Coffeehouse Investor §


DCS Puccini U-Clock - 1723222996

18200,00 zł

DCS Puccini U-Clock dCS


Puccini U-Clock black | silver Puccini is a revelation - a high end system in one box - combining the aesthetics of the Paganini with all of our upsampling, DAC and CD/SACD player technology in a single, easy to set up unit which delivers unbeatable performance. The Puccini range now features a patent pending (GB0817141.5) Puccini U-Clock which is separate grade 1 system clock to further reduce jitter and improve performance. Puccini U-Clock also features a USB to SPDIF converter, which enables Puccini owners to present sound files from a PC or Mac to the legendary dCS Ring DAC inside the Puccini. dCS equipment is designed to generate and accept industry standard Word Clock on 75 ohm co-axial cable. Our Clocks will drive other manufacturers' equipment designed to accept standard Word Clock. Non-standard clock formats must be assumed to be proprietary to that manufacturer. Asynchronous USB Mode In USB, there are numerous modes for synchronising the audio between the PC (the host), and an audio device. The most popular of these, "adaptive", involves the audio device synchronising itself to the USB "frame" provided by the PC. This tends to give poor jitter performance. Puccini U-Clock operates in "asynchronous" mode (NOT to be confused with asynchronous rate conversion), where the audio device synchronises the audio by providing a feedback pipe to the PC. The PC then is effectively locked to the audio device, which can have a much more accurate clock and much lower jitter. Using the Puccini U-Clock USB is isochronous. This means that the host (PC) and client (Puccini U-Clock) both know how much bandwidth is available at the outset, so the host can guarantee that bandwidth will be available all the time. Your music may be stored on a large Hard Disc Drive (HDD) in a different room, linked by WiFi to a small, silent device (such as a laptop) connected by USB cable to the Puccini U-Clock. When the user selects the audio for playback, the Mac/PC streams all of the selected data from the HDD or Network Assigned Storage (NAS) device, then outputs the data on USB. Note: The audio flowing between the PC and Puccini U-Clock is packetised PCM at 32, 44.1, 48, 88.2 or 96kS/s. It is the job of the codecs installed on the PC to decode the data and present it to Puccini U-Clock in a standard PCM format. For more information on connecting your U-Clock to a PC or Mac see our FAQ section. See the Puccini U-Clock set-up sheet for more information on how to integrate it with your current sources. Key Features Puccini Clock is a grade 1 system clock, featuring 4 word clock outputs. Allows Puccini owners to play sound files from a PC via the dCS Ring DAC on board the Puccini. Asynchronous USB mode prevents the source injecting jitter into DAC. High grade aluminium chassis and laminated acoustic damping panels to reduce magnetic effects and vibration. Technical specifications: Type System Clock Finish options Silver or Black Dimensions (W) 460mm x (D) 410mm x (H) 58mm (W) 18.1" x (D) 16.2" x (H) 2.3" Allow extra depth for cable connectors Weight 7.6 kg / 16.7 lbs. CD mechanism N/A Converter type N/A Analogue outputs N/A Digital I/O USB 2.0 interface on type B connector accepts uncompressed audio data at 32, 44.1, 48, 88.2 and 96kS/s. Puccini U-Clock will present data received via the USB interface, unprocessed, in SPDIF format on 2 x RCA Phono connectors. Word clock I/O 4 independently buffered outputs on 75 BNC connectors, all carry the same clock frequency. With the USB interface active at 32, 48 or 96kS/s, the word clock outputs are set to 48kHz. With the USB interface active at 44.1 or 88.2kS/s, the word clock outputs are set to 44.1kHz. Clock frequencies 44.1kHz or 48kHz, calibrated within +/-1ppm, (typically +/-0.1ppm), temperature compensated. Residual noise N/A Spurious responses N/A Filters N/A Software updates N/A Software version N/A Local control N/A Power supply Factory set for 100 - 120 or 200 - 240 V AC, 49 - 62Hz. Power consumption 3 Watts typical/6 Watts maximum


Untold Valor - 2854327834

64,44 zł

Untold Valor Potomac Books Inc

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For the men of the Army Air Corps in early World War II, the chance of surviving the obligatory twenty-five missions without death, injury, or imprisonment was one in three. In this groundbreaking book, Rob Morris has sought out remarkable but little-known stories of the air war from the men who lived and fought it. Based on hundreds of interviews with American veterans and their families, "Untold Valor" illuminates the courage of airmen whose exploits have until now remained untold. Read about Jewish aviators' experiences as POWs in German camps. Learn about American airmen who were imprisoned, even killed, by the neutral Swiss and about two Air Corps enlisted men who changed U.S. policy toward liberated concentration camp survivors. Also discover the unusual story of Luftwaffe commander Herman Goering's nephew, who flew B-17 missions against Germany. While some of the stories cover major events, most are about incidents and individuals misrepresented or overlooked by history books. Yet their efforts were vital, their lives forever changed. Detailed and moving, "Untold Valor" is certain to interest the serious air historian and the casual reader alike. It contains a foreword by the editor of B - 17s Over Europe. The men of the U.S. Army Air Corps in the European Theater suffered more casualties than the Navy and Marine Corps combined in World War II. Early on, the chance of surviving the obligatory twenty-five missions with death, injury, or imprisonment was one in three. The success of daylight bombing was very much in doubt. Yet it was these young men - boys really - who proved that mere human beings could push themselves to do super-human feats of strength and courage. Many never came home. Those who did were forever changed by the experience. They knew they had done something special, and they forged bonds with their comrades that have lasted to this day. Now, the passage of years is taking the last of these men from us. I guess that's what prompted me to write this book. I've been interested in World War II aerial combat sine age nine or ten, and one day I realized that there were a lot of stories that were going to disappear like the morning fog unless somebody wrote them down. I couldn't write them all, but I could go out and find a few. That would be my way of thanking those who risked everything for their country more than sixty years ago. But what to write? I read numerous accounts of the air war over the years, and it seemed like there was no shortage of excellent eyewitness accounts of aerial combat. I didn't want to cover what had already been done, and done so well, by those who had actually been there. I decided to branch out and find stories that had not been told, or had been told but were not part of the mainstream historical record on the air war. I began to look for stories that touched on universal themes of human existence, things like faith, courage, love, devotion, and perseverance. Guided by men who shared my interest, I found individuals all over the United States who had stories about aspects of the air war that I had never heard about before. I talked to Jewish aviators who ended up as POWs in German camps. I found out what happened to the many individuals who ended up interned in Switzerland or Sweden. I researched the stories of the men who died training to defend their country but never made it to combat. I searched the back corners of the historical closet for stories that added to the historiography of the air war, rather than repeated what already existed.


History and Traditions of Ravenstonedale, Westmorland (Classic Reprint) - 2859218122

56,32 zł

History and Traditions of Ravenstonedale, Westmorland (Classic Reprint) Forgotten Books

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Excerpt from The History and Traditions of Ravenstonedale, Westmorland I had intended to publish my researches into the various features of the tradition and history of Ravenstonedale, rearranged, and composed in a written rather than a spoken style; but, after mature consideration, I have determined, for several reasons, to present my lectures to the public in the style in which they were delivered, except that they have undergone careful revision, and several additions have been made to them which could not be introduced when they were delivered for want of time. I gladly avail myself of this opportunity of expressing my obligations to the Rev. R. Robinson, of Mallerstang; Mr. John Robinson, of Ash Fell, who is in possession of some of the most important MSS.; but most of all to Mr. A. Metcalfe, of Park House, who was my chairman each evening, and through whose invariable kindness; and courtesy I have been able to obtain much of the information contained in the following lectures. To my critics I may say that I am responsible for the blunders, and that my rushing into print has not arisen from the cacoethes scribendi of which one has so often heard, and the disease from which one would wish to be free, but from the desire to comply with the unanimous request of a crowded audience to which the last lecture was delivered, and to preserve, if possible, in a permanent form, facts and traditions which might otherwise be lost to the finest drag-net of any chronicler who might come at all remotely after me. The following record is a contribution to English history, although an atom, still an atom, and so a part of the mass, and thus furnishing the reader with an insight into the self-contained and independent rule in some of the more highly favoured dales, such as Ravenstonedale was. In the Appendix the reader will find some notes containing valuable information. My aim has been to notice the facts connected with the parish which have been hitherto unrecorded. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.


J. S. Bach: Sonatas and Partitas for solo violin - 1635772188

29,00 zł

J. S. Bach: Sonatas and Partitas for solo violin brilliant classics

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Bach may well be one of the most widely acknowledged master composers of all time, but that only serves to make each performer's interpretation of his work all the more challenging and distinctive: each musician must both do justice to the composer's intention, making a decision as to the best way of conveying that within the music which is not fixed, and at the same time leave their own mark on the performance. This is especially true for these Sonatas and Partitas given the variety of styles in which such Baroque masterworks have been performed, ranging from the freely romantic to the strictly precise, and the technical challenge posed by these complex pieces for a single instrument.The works in this collection are something of an enigma, not only because of the uncertainty surrounding the circumstances and date of their composition, but, more crucially, because of the way in which they stretch the capacity for polyphony of a single violin beyond its physical limit. It is as though Bach had written for a full ensemble of instruments -- but on a single staff. Modern musicians have even speculated as to the possible existence of a special bow with which an exact performance of the music might have been achieved in Bach's day. The music is no less rich for all of this, however: on the contrary, the harmonic complexity of these pieces is at once captivating and beautiful; the implied but absent notes are thrillingly suggestive; and the multiplicity of voices leaves the listener marvelling at Bach's compositional vision and the performer's ability.This accomplished musical feat is performed by Kristóf Baráti, a Hungarian violinist who has worked with an astonishing number of world-famous orchestras and conductors. Baráti plays a 1703 Stradivarius violin, and one can sense this echo of the era of the pieces as much as one can his intense emotional involvement with the music.Other information:- Recorded 7--12 September 2009, Siemens-Villa, Berlin.- The star of the young Hungarian violinist Kristóf Baráti is quickly rising. Having won several important international competitions (the most recent first prize at the prestigious Paganini Competition in Moscow) he plays with important orchestras and conductors, like Charles Dutoit, Kurt Masur, Iván Fischer, Yuri Temirkanov and Marek Janowski. His recent recording of Beethoven's complete violin sonatas with Klára Würtz received rave reviews: "5 stars...a great duo, comparable with Perlman/Ashkenazy, Grumiaux/Haskil, Ferras/Barbizet' (Diapason), "A talent that comes along once in a decade, perhaps once in a generation, I don't say it lightly, but once you've heard Baráti and Würtz you'll never listen to anyone else again" (Fanfare).- Includes a note on interpretation from the artist as well as an artist biography/comprehensive liner notes in both English and German.- This recording of the great solo Bach was issued on Berlin Classics in 2009, and shows the sovereign command over the matter, and a deep understanding of the spirit of these masterworks....

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500 Portraits - 2854367545

103,63 zł

500 Portraits National Portrait Gallery Publications

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The National Portrait Gallerys painted portrait Award, one of Britain's most prestigious art prizes, is the leading showcase for artists throughout the world specialising in portraiture. During the course of the past twenty - five years, portraits by more than 15,000 artists have been selected for the accompanying exhibition, which has attracted more than 4 million visitors. To celebrate this milestone, the National Portrait Gallery is publishing this new, updated edition of 500 Portraits, which features works from each of the twenty - five years since BPs sponsorship of the exhibition began in 1990. This highly illustrated compendium features more than 500 paintings from many of the best figurative artists active over the past quarter century, including Jonathan Yeo, Stuart Pearson Wright, Paul Emsley, Annabel Cullen and Ishbel Myerscough. Reflecting the diverse methods of contemporary portrait practice, the portraits, rendered in an array of styles from photorealism to expressionism, capture an exceptional wealth of subjects. From honest self - portraits and warm portrayals of families and children to fan portraits of celebrities and professionals in the workplace, the rich and varied selection demonstrates what inspires portrait painters. As well as the works that appeared in the exhibitions, the book includes reproductions of portraits commissioned by the Gallery from competition finalists. These include portraits of Dame Kelly Holmes, Sir Michael Caine, Sir Willard White and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge. Each year, one artist receives the Travel Award, which provides them with the opportunity to make paintings further afield; the best of these are featured in this new edition. This book is a key reference not only for anyone interested in the history of the Award and its impact on the status of portraiture in the UK, but also for students and professional artists alike. Originally published in 2010, 500 Portraits has received high praise from several readers: Simply the best book on this subject ever printed. My copy never gets put away and I'm already looking forward to the next volume. Comprehensive, useful, professional and very well presented. for studying compositions its really handy. I wouldn't be without it. A great selection of portraits in all styles.


West Virginia Geological Survey, Vol. 1 - 2859265656

104,19 zł

West Virginia Geological Survey, Vol. 1 Forgotten Books

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Excerpt from West Virginia Geological Survey, Vol. 1: Petroleum and Natural Gas, Precise Levels To His Excellency, Albert B. White, Governor of West Virginia, and President of the Geological Survey Commission: Sir: - I have the honor to transmit herewith a supplementary Report on Petroleum and Natural Gas entitled Volume One A. The edition of Volume One on this subject had become entirely exhausted, and as the Survey received frequent requests for the same, the Commission authorized the publication of this supplementary volume to supply the demand in question. Then, too, the Survey has collected many valuable records of oil and gas well borings in the several regions of the State, the publication of which will prove of great value not only to those connected with oil and gas developments, but also to those interested in coal, since these records give exact measurements through the several geological formations, and in a more or less accurate manners indicate the presence or absence of valuable coal beds, together with their depths below the surface, and approximate thickness. The publication of these records is necessary for their preservation beyotid the possibility of loss as well as to place them in a form available for use, and their value to the citizens of the State both now and for the future, fully warrants the comparatively small expense of printing. In the preparation of the text of this Report, the previous Volume One has been drawn upon quite freely, since much of it is of ever permanent interest, but the well records with a very few exceptions, are entirely new. Those added from Pennsylvania are published because they are contiguous to the West Virginia oil fields, and tend to aid our operators in their tireless search for these buried treasures which have added so much to the wealth and prosperity of the State. The Publication Committee has contracted for an edition of 5,000 copies of this report, 3334 copies of which are to be bound in cloth and the remainder in paper, and the Commission has fixed the price at $1.00 per copy for the paper binding, and $1.25 per copy for the cloth, delivered free to the purchaser by mail or express. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.


Proceedings, 1886 (Classic Reprint) - 2859223803

65,93 zł

Proceedings, 1886 (Classic Reprint) Forgotten Books

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Excerpt from Proceedings, 1886 Early in December 1885 the compiler of this pamphlet received a letter from Hon. L. M. Sellers suggesting a Legislative Reunion and requesting a computation which would show by estimate the number of members and ex-members of the Michigan Legislature then living. Hastily such an estimate was prepared and forwarded, but its figures were far from correct, the average Michigan Legislator is long-lived and it is now believed that near one thousand are still in the land of the living, and that the biennial death rate has been less than three percent, instead of five as there given. On December 30th., 1885, the following appeared in the Cedar Springs Clipper. Hon. L. M. Sellers, editor: Legislative Reunion. "It has been suggested by a few of "the boys" that a reunion of the past and present members of the Michigan Legislature be held at the State Capital - city of Lansing - some time in May, 1886, for the consideration of matters social and historical, and to revive old memories and renew old acquaintances - a grand good time. To get at the number of living members and ex-members of the Senate and House, suppose we may say that each Legislature contains 15 per cent, of the preceding one, and that the biennial death ratio is 5 percent., our figures would stand about as follows: 1849-3; 1851-4; 1853-4; 1855-5; 1857-7; 1859-9; 1861-10; 1863-11; 1865-13; 1867-18; 1869-22; 1871-28; 1873-36; 1875-43; 1877-53; 1879-67; 1881-84; 1883-104; 1885-132; a total of 654. In perfecting such organizations it is customary to have the oldest member president with one vice-president and assistant secretary from each county, and the Secretary of the Senate as secretary, and the Clerk of the House as corresponding secretary, one treasurer, and in executive committee of five; and last, but not least, taxing each member who attends one dollar to defray incidental expenses. The editor of the Clipper has been invited by other members of the honorable body to suggest a reunion of this kind so that the state press might give it publicity and ascertain the sentiment of all concerned. For the furthering of the reunion we know of no one better fitted to lead off than the Hon. Daniel L. Crossman, of Williamston, Chief Clerk of the House. He is capable and courteous, and Michigan's Legislative Encyclopćdia, Let all give it a boom. "Should auld acquaintance be forgot." On January 1st., 1886, the Grand Rapids Democrat copied the "Clipper" article and gave the boom a push as follows: On the receipt of the Clipper per yesterday a Democrat reporter called on several of the ex-members and obtained their views on the propriety of the proposition. The first gentleman seen by the Democrat man was George W. Thompson, who was a member of the Legislature in '83-4. He said: "It is a fine scheme, and all the younger members will at once fall in. There may be a few of the old heads that will not care to join. Get the scheme a going. They recently had a similar event in Vermont and it was a grand success." Henry F. McCormick, member in '78-9: "I should like to meet the old members. There are a number that I have not seen since that time. It would be a very pleasant gathering and I would gladly attend. I think there would be at least 500 present and all the ex-members from this city." L. D. Norris: "I was a member of the state constitutional convention in 1850 so was Judge Withey. In '69-70 I was a state senator from Washtenaw county. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at


Feminist Baby - 2840799277

49,46 zł

Feminist Baby Disney-Hyperion

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Feminist Baby likes pink and blue. Sometimes she'll throw up on you! Feminist Baby chooses what to wear and if you don't like it she doesn't care! Meet the irrepressible Feminist Baby in this refreshing, clever board book about a girl who's not afraid to do her own thing, and wants to make as much noise as possible along the way! Praise for Feminist Baby "Feminist Baby is unexpectedly charming and warm. Pictures, here, really are worth a thousand words as Loryn Brantz does the important work of making feminism accessible with a keen understanding of what kids need to know about feminism in their young lives. Even as an adult, I found myself utterly delighted from one page to the next. Feminist Baby is not just for babies. It's for all of us. (But mostly, it's for babies.)" -Roxane Gay, New York Times best-selling author of Bad Feminist "Not that you should have a baby for the sole purposes of reading a book to him or her, but if I were to do that it would be because of Feminist Baby. It's cute, inspiring, and a reminder that before society places boundaries on what girls are supposed to do and be like, girls can be anything, including empowered." -Phoebe Robinson, New York Times best-selling author of You Can't Touch My Hair "Feminist Baby is for girls, boys, moms and dads. If you want your little person to grow up to be a full and equal person, Feminist Baby is for you." -Rose McGowan, Activist/Director/Artist "Forget sugar & spice-fun & fierce, that's what Feminist Baby is made of!" -Debbie Levy, award-winning author of I Dissent: Ruth Bader Ginsburg Makes Her Mark "FINALLY! Feminism for the board-book set! Feminist Baby is cute, funny, right-on, and kind of almost makes me want to have another baby just so she can grow up reading it. That's not gonna happen, though, so I'll settle for getting for every mama-to-be and new baby I know." -Kate Schatz, author of the New York Times bestsellers Rad American Women A-Z and Rad Women Worldwide "Feminist Baby makes me want to get pregnant again immediately just so I have one more kid to share this wonderful book with. No child's bookshelf is complete without it." -Jessica Valenti, Guardian columnist & New York Times best-selling feminist author "With a palette as brash as her heroine, Brantz pictures this boundary-free little one as a big-eyed, roly-poly dumpling, usually not wearing any more than a diaper and a hair bow. It's just the thing to encourage kids to be loud, proud, and uncowed." -Publishers Weekly "The strong girl power message makes feminism and following your dreams accessible to toddlers. . . . A laugh-out-loud, smart, and much-needed addition to board book collections." -School Library Journal


Schubert: Complete Masses - 2857805775

49,50 zł

Schubert: Complete Masses Brilliant Classics

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There?s so much Schubert, it?s easy to underestimate the large sections of it that are hardly listened to for reasons of changing taste or convenience. The two late Masses are masterpieces to rank alongside the three great songcycles and piano sonatas, the two piano trios and C major Symphony; accordingly they retain a place at the edge of the concert repertory. The case of the other four is more complex: of more practical dimensions for liturgical use, they are nonetheless devotional works organised more by Schubert?s musical inspiration than any doctrinal considerations, to which he never paid more than lip-service in his own turbulent life.Nonetheless, the most cursory attention given to the opening Kyrie of his First Mass, written for the church in Lichtental associated with the family, should demonstrate that the work was not undertaken casually or lightly. However, the especially radiant soprano solo may (as so often with Schubert) have a personal inspiration: in this case the affection and desire the 17-year-old composer was beginning to feel for the soprano Therese Grob. One of Schubert?s more reliable friends recalled a conversation, years later, in which the composer had confessed of Grob that ?I loved someone very dearly and she loved me too?. For three years she hoped I would marry her; but I could not find a position which would have provided for us both.?The Third Mass, D.324 in E flat, is hardly less expansive, though now less often encountered than the pleasantly undemanding turn of the Second in G, D.167 with its tender Agnus Dei. The performances in this box set are a useful compendium of Schubert performing styles from the Czech Republic, Austria and Germany, culminating in a superbly detailed account of the E flat Mass D950, directed by Frieder Bernius, among the greatest living choral conductors in the German tradition.Although Schubert was not a traditionally religious person he found in the latin Liturgic text a consolation and an expression of his own personal emotions, both jubilant and despondent. Therefore his Masses are the reflection of his own beliefs and doubts, his deep feelings about life and death.This set contains the complete 6 Latin Masses and the ?Deutsche Messe?. Performers include the excellent Virtuosi di Praga and the Prague Chamber Orchestra, soloists Soile Isokoski, Kari Lövaas, Christoph Prégardien, Kammerchor Stuttgart, conductors Hans Gillesberger and Frieder Bernius.Booklet contains extensive liner notes.


Complete Stax / Volt Soul 2 - 2839656471

289,99 zł

Complete Stax / Volt Soul 2 STAX

Muzyka>Rhythm & Blues / Soul

1. Jones, Booker T. - I Was Born To Love You 2. Hayes, Isaac - Precious, Precious 3. Isbell, Alvertis - Send Peace & Harmony Home 4. Jones, Booker T. - Soul Limbo 5. Floyd, Eddie - I've Never Found A Girl (To Love Me 6. Bramlett, Delaney - It's Been A Long Time Coming 7. Crawford, Dave - What A Man 8. Davis, B.b. - I Like Everything About You 9. Daye, Johnny - Stay Baby Stay 10. Jones, Booker T. - Private Number 11. Crutcher, Bettye - So Nice 12. Banks, Homer - Long Walk To D.c. 13. Hayes, Isaac - Give 'Em Love 14. Floyd, Eddie - Funky Mississippi 15. Spector, Phil - Lovin' Feeling 16. Ragni, Gerome - Where Do I Go? 17. Cropper, Steve - Bed Of Roses 18. Cooke, Sam - Bring It On Home To Me 19. Banks, Homer - It's Unbelievable (How You Control 20. Davis, Don - Who's Making Love 21. Merriwether, Arthur - Mighty Cold Winter 22. Frontiere, Dominic - Hang 'Em High 23. Floyd, Eddie - You're Leaving Me 24. Alexander, James - Copy Cat 25. Bell, William - I Forgot To Be Your Lover 26. Ashford, Nickolas - Running Out 27. Hayes, Isaac - My Baby Specializes 28. Hayes, Isaac - I'll Understand 101. Banks, Homer - The Ghetto 102. King, Albert - Blues Power 103. Elliot, Richard - The Echo 104. Arnold, Calvin - Funky Way 105. Banks, Homer - Take Care Of Your Homework 106. Banks - I Like What You're Doing (To Me) 107. Cropper, Steve - I've Got To Have Your Love 108. Hayes, Isaac - Let 'Em Down Baby 109. Jones, Booker T. - Love Is Here Today & Gone Tomor 110. Hayes, Isaac - It Ain't Long Enough 111. Hayes, Isaac - Mellow Way You Treat Your Man 112. Jones, Booker T. - Private Number 113. Dunn, Donald - Time Is Tight 114. Jones, Booker T. - Double Or Nothing 115. Redding, Otis - (Sittin On ) The Dock Of The Bay 116. Hutchinson, Sheila - So I Can Love You 117. Jones, Allen - Don't Stop Dancing (To The Music) ( 118. Turbinton, Wilson - One More Chance 119. Dotson, Jimmy - I Wanna Be Good (To You) 120. Miller, Art - Finger Lickin' Good 121. Hayes, Isaac - Tighten Up My Thang 122. Bell, William - My Whole World Is Falling Down 123. Clinton Jr., George - Testify (I Wonna) 124. Jones, Allan - Drowning On Dry Land 125. Rakes, Pal - Do The Cissy 126. Jones, Booker T. - Don't Tell Your Mama (Where You 201. Simon, Paul - Mrs. Robinson 202. Floyd, Eddie - Love's Sweet Sensation 203. Crutcher, Bettye - Just Because Your Love Is Gone 204. Barnes, J.j. - Chains Of Love 205. Jones, Booker T. - Happy 206. Banks, Homer - The Challenge 207. Banks, Homer - Soul-a-lujah 208. Floyd, Eddie - Never, Never Let You Go 209. Wilson, Clyde - Just Keep On Lovin' Me 210. Floyd, Eddie - I Need You Woman 211. Frierson, Johnnie - I've Got A Feeling 212. Banks, Homer - It's Time To Pay For The Fun (We've 213. Banks, Homer - I Could Never Be President 214. Webb, Jimmy - By The Time I Get To Phoenix 215. Hager, Joan - Long & Lonely World 216. Barry, John - Midnight Cowboy 217. Thomas, Carla - I've Fallen In Love With You 218. Jones, Booker T. - Slum Baby 219. Hayes, Isaac - The Best Part Of A Love Affair 220. By The Time I Get To Phoenix 221. Hayes, Isaac - Original Version 222. Bacharach, Burt - Walk On By 223. Hooker, John Lee - Tupelo (Part 1) 224. Cropper, Steve - Water 225. Hayes, Isaac - The Sweeter He Is (Part 1) 226. Briggs, Freddy - You're Driving Me (To The Arms Of 301. Jones, Allen - Open Up Your Heart (Let Me In) 302. Floyd, Eddie - Why Is The Wine Sweeter (On The Oth 303. Stewart, Randall - When Will We Be Paid 304. Hooker, John Lee - Grinder Man 305. Jones, Booker T. - Born Under A Bad Sign 306. Womack, Bobby - What You Gonna Do 307. Chalmers, Sandra - I'm So Glad 308. Bridges, Fred - Beautiful Feelings (Single Mix) 309. Banks, Homer - Your Love Was Strange 310. Isbell, Alvertis - Love Bones 311. Bramlett, Bonnie - Hard To Say Goodbye 312. Barnes, J.j. - Got To Get Rid Of You 313. Milner, Reggie - Habit Forming Love 314. Lewis, Robert - My Thing Is A Moving Thing 315. Hayes, Isaac - Stealing Love 316. Hayes, Isaac - When Tomorrow Comes 317. King, Albert - Wrapped Up In Love Again (Vocal) 318. Thomas, Jr., Rufus - Do The Funky Chicken 319. Jones, Booker T. - California Girl 320. Hayes, Bernie - Tribute To A Black Woman (Part 1) 321. Alexander, James - Sang & Dance 322. Hayes, Isaac - Hold On I'm Coming 323. Banks, Homer - Love's Gonna Tear Your Playhouse Do 324. Hines, Earnest - Help Me Put Out The Flame (In My 325. Banks, Homer - Black Boy 401. Banks, Homer - Bracing Myself For The Fall 402. Bryant, Boudleaux - All I Have To Do Is Dream 403. Darling, Jean - Singing About Love 404. Banks, Homer - Goodies 405. Hester, Tony - Just The Way You Are Today 406. Willis, Aaron - The Creeper Returns 407. Davis, Don - Guide Me Well (45 Version) 408. Scharf, Stuart - Give A Damn 409. Hughes, Jimmie - Steal Away 410. Briggs, Freddie - Your Sweet Lovin' 411. Butler, William - I Forget To Remember 412. Lee, Larry - Can't See You When I Want To 413. Hathaway, Donny - Never Be True 414. King, Albert - Can't You See What You're Doing To 415. Ward, William Thomas - Sixty Minute Man (Part 2) 416. Richardson, Jape - Preacher & The Bear 417. Harrison, George - Something 418. Briggs, Freddie - Seeing Is Believin' 419. Hester, Tony - You're My Only Temptation 420. Soule, George - What I Don't Know Won't Hurt Me 421. Dixon, Willie - Right, Tight & Out Of Sight 422. Anderson, John W. - (What's Under) The Natural Do 501. White, Ronald - My Girl 502. Jordan, David - I Have Learned To Do Without You 503. Harper - Play The Music Tornados 504. Carter, Calvin - Lonely Soldier 505. Willis, Vince - Heart Association 506. Butler, Jerry - I Stand Accused 507. Kooper, Al - Brand New Day 508. Briggs, Freddie - Sweeter Tomorrow 509. Anderson, Gene - Cool Strut 510. Rice, Bonny - You Put The Sunshine Back In My Worl 511. Bloom, Bobby - Montego Bay 512. Robinson, Rudy - Got It Together (Parts 1 & 2) 513. Lewis, Ramsey - Wade In The Water 514. Tate, Tommy - You're Movin' Much Too Fast 515. Cropper, Steve - The Best Years Of My Life 516. Snyder, Arthur - I Am Somebody (Part 2) 517. Levine - I Loved You Like I Love My Very Life 518. Pashkot, Jim - Soul Machine 519. Nixon, Tom - (Follow Her) Rules & Regulations 520. Thomas, Jr., Rufus - (Do The) Push & Pull (Part 1) 521. Lumbus, Carl - Love Changes 522. Porter, David - Put Your World In My World (Best O 523. Crutcher - Love Is Plentiful 601. Barry - Heavy Makes You Happy (Sha-na-boom Boom) 602. Parker, Deanie - Who Took The Merry Out Of Christm 603. Banks, Homer - Too Many Lovers 604. Staples, Pervis - Black Christmas 605. Hayes, Isaac - The Mistletoe & Me 606. Hunter, Ivy - Ask The Lonely 607. Davis, Don - Jody's Got Your Girl & Gone 608. Lebeau, Roni - Finish Me Off 609. Floyd, Eddie - Oh, How It Rained 610. Bacharach, Burt - The Look Of Love 611. Triplett - Electrified Love 612. Cropper, Steve - Melting Pot 613. Drapkin, Christina - That's The Way I Like It (I L 614. Washington, Carrol - Mr. Big Stuff 615. Crutcher, Bettye - You Make Me Want To Love You 616. Dozier, Lamont - Stop! In The Name Of Love 617. Davis, Melvin - I Don't Wanna Lose You 618. Bridges, Jo - (Girl) I Love You 619. Thomas, Jr., Rufus - The World Is Round 620. Crutcher, Bettye - A Penny For Your Thoughts 621. Davis, Clifton - Never Can Say Goodbye 622. Rice, Mack - I Don't Want To Be Like My Daddy 701. Robinson, Jr., William - You've Got To Earn It 702. Barnes, J.j. - Hold On To It 703. Hester, Tony - Whatcha See Is Whatcha Get 704. Dixon, Willie - Born Too Late 705. Hughes, Jimmy - Just Ain't Strong As I Used To Be 706. Briggs, Dorothy - That Other Woman Got My Man & Go 707. Porter, David - If You Think It (You May As Well D 708. Arnold, Calvin - Shame On The Family Name 709. Cropper, Steve - Blood Is Thicker Than Water 710. Hester, Tony - Hijackin' Love 711. Van Peebles, Melvin - Sweetback's Theme 712. Floyd, Eddie - The Breakdown (Part 1) 713. Crutcher, Bettye - Pin The Tail On The Donkey 714. Moore, Leon - Them Hot Pants 715. Smith - If That Ain't A Reason (For You Woman To L 716. Banks, Homer - It's Good To Be Careful (But It's B 717. Cobb, Joe - Where Would You Be Today 718. Nix, Don - Everybody Wants To Go To Heaven 719. Reese, William Lloyd - Got To Get Away From It All 720. Terry, A. - Love's Creeping Up On Me 721. Hayes, Isaac - Show Me How 722. Lebeau, Roni - If I Give It Up, I Want It Back 723. Crutcher, Bettye - A Woman Named Trouble 801. Giles, Elbert W. - Losing Boy 802. Ingram, Luther - Respect Yourself (Single Edit) 803. Jewel, S. - I'll Kick A Brick (About My Man) 804. Broussard, Joseph - You Think You're Hot Stuff 805. Bell, William - All For The Love Of A Woman 806. Hayes, Isaac - Theme From Shaft 807. Dunn, Donald Duck - Jamaica, This Morning 808. Arnold, Calvin - Gone! The Promises Of Yesterday 809. Lance, Major - Girl, Come On Home 810. Clinton, George - (Let Hurt Put You In The) Loser' 811. Brown, W. - My Baby Love 812. March, Myrna - How Do You Move A Mountain 813. Ellis, T. - Black Nasty Boogie (Part 6) 814. Rice, Bonny - Do The Funky Penguin (Part 1) 815. Banks, Homer - You've Got A Cushion To Fall On 816. Hester, Tony - Get Up & Get Down 817. Banks, Homer - Son Of Shaft 818. Mitchell, Phillip - Don't Cha Mess With My Money, 819. Cropper, Steve - I Can Smell That Funky Music 820. Kaye - A Sadness For Things 821. Campbell, Milton - That's What Love Will Make You 822. Barker, Kent - Standing In For Jody


Reluctant Fundamentalist - 2826774430

36,57 zł

Reluctant Fundamentalist Penguin

Książki / Literatura obcojęzyczna

"The Reluctant Fundamentalist" is the award-winning international bestseller by Mohsin Hamid. Now a major motion picture starring Kate Hudson and Kiefer Sutherland shortlisted for the man booker prize 2007. 'Excuse me, sir, but may I be of assistance? Ah, I see I have alarmed you. Do not be frightened by my beard. I am a lover of America...' So speaks the mysterious stranger at a Lahore cafe as dusk settles. Invited to join him for tea, you learn his name and what led this speaker of immaculate English to seek you out. For her is more worldy than you might expect; better travelled and better educated. He knows the West better than you do. And as he tells you his story, of how he embraced the Western dream - and a Western woman - and how both betrayed him, so the night darkens. Then the true reason for your meeting becomes abundantly clear...Praise for "The Reluctant Fundamentalist": "Beautifully written ...more exciting than any thriller I've read for a long time". (Philip Pullman). "Admirably spare and amazingly exciting". (Rachel Cooke, "New Statesman"). "Sharp, relevant, impressively intelligent ...entertains at the same time as it makes you think". ("Daily Telegraph"). "A cleverly constructed fable of infatuation and disenchantment...Intelligent and highly engaging, genuinely provocative". ("Guardian"). "A brilliant book". (Kiran Desai). "Prods the intellect, quickens the pace and captures the imagination". ("Sunday Times"). Mohsin Hamid is the author of three novels: "The Reluctant Fundamentalist", "Moth Smoke" and "How to Get Filthy Rich in Rising Asia". His fiction has been translated into over 30 languages, received numerous awards, and been shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize. He has contributed essays and short stories to publications such as the "Guardian", "The New York Times", "Financial Times", "Granta", and "Paris Review". Born and mostly raised in Lahore, he spent part of his childhood in California, studied at Princeton University and Harvard Law School, and has since lived between Lahore, London, and New York.


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