Rare Albion

The Further Adventures of the Wizard from Oz

Author: Christopher Houghton Budd

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780948229176

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 123

View: 955


Nelson

The Sword of Albion

Author: John Sugden

Publisher: Henry Holt and Company

ISBN: 0805098437

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 944

View: 1879

The most authoritative and intimate portrait written of Horatio Nelson In this epic biography of British history's most celebrated naval commander, acclaimed historian John Sugden separates fact from myth to offer a powerful portrait of the military hero of Trafalgar. As was true of the Sugden's riveting account of Horatio Nelson's early years (Nelson: A Dream of Glory, 2005), this comprehensive life of Lord Nelson is built from largely overlooked primary documents, letters, and diaries that reach across two centuries to invite us to share Nelson's multifaceted life in the Napoleonic Wars. The Sword of Albion offers the sweep and intimacy of first-rate historical fiction—revealing the interior lives, for example, of Lord Nelson's wife, Fanny and family and the caring and more passionate Emma, Lady Hamilton, who nursed the war-weary hero back to health in Naples and London after his brilliant victory over the Spanish fleet at Cape St. Vincent in 1797 and the stunning defeat at Tenerife that cost Nelson his right arm. Today's reader comes to understand that every obstacle in Nelson's path was attacked head-on with an Achilles-like ferocity and resolve. Yet his life was no steady upward trajectory; it was instead plagued by injuries and debt for the commoner admiral in a royal navy and English society dominated by lineage and property. As Sugden points out, "His life was a mission with the essence of a tour de force, hurrying toward a bloody climax that would change the fate of empires."

The Journal of Albion Moonlight

Author: Kenneth Patchen

Publisher: New Directions Publishing

ISBN: 9780811201445

Category: Fiction

Page: 313

View: 4022

A chronicle of violent fury and compassion, written when Surrealism was still vigorous and doing battle with psychotic "reality," The Journal of Albion Moonlight is the American monument to engagement.

Sustainable Society

Making Business, Government and Money Work Again

Author: Rudolf Isler

Publisher: Floris Books

ISBN: 1782501460

Category: Social Science

Page: 224

View: 6445

Western society has faced many challenges in the last few years. Economies have come under extreme pressure, and so have governments and business, with obvious knock-on effects for wider society. The battle between regulation and the free market has never been fiercer. Looking for guidance and sustainable ways to get society back on track, Rudolf Isler considers ideas from unorthodox thinkers including Silvio Gesell, Henry George, and Rudolf Steiner, exploring everything from regional currencies to land reform. Steiner proposed a threefold social structure which Isler teases out, exploring the implications of this approach for our modern societies. He finds a surprisingly practical system with potential for immediate implementation in small steps, along with longer-term rethinking. This is a down-to-earth, open-minded book which helps us explore viable alternatives to the current situation.

Albion Dreaming

A popular history of LSD in Britain (Revised Edition with a new foreword by Dr. Sue Blackmore)

Author: Andy Roberts

Publisher: Marshall Cavendish International Asia Pte Ltd

ISBN: 9814328979

Category: History

Page: 289

View: 2504

Contrary to popular belief, LSD is much more connected to Britain than it is to the USA. This engaging book looks at the use of LSD in British society, from its arrival in 1952 to the present day. It provides a hidden history of a controversial drug and how it permeated British culture. The author explores LSD’s use by the medical profession in treating a variety of psychological and mental problems. At the same time, The Ministry of Defence believed they were on the brink of harnessing LSD as a battlefield incapacitation drug which would enable wars to be won without loss of life. But LSD’s popularity rose with its use among the British counterculture, from the 1950s beatniks through to the late 80s acid house parties. At its height, when it was legal, LSD affected the lives and philosophies of significant individuals (politicians, scientists, writers, educators, entertainers, artists, journalists) as well as ordinary people for good and bad. This book is the first to explore LSD’s amazing influence on British culture and society.

Daughter of Albion

A Novel of Ancient Britain

Author: Ilka Tampke

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 1466892994

Category: Fiction

Page: 368

View: 2386

Set in Ancient Britain on the cusp of Roman invasion, Daughter of Albion is a mesmerizing novel about the collision of two worlds and a young woman torn between two men. Daughter of Albion transports the reader to the village of Caer Cad in southwest Britain, AD 43, where the dark cloud of the Roman Empire is gathering on the horizon. A baby girl is abandoned on the doorstep of the Tribequeen’s kitchen. Cookmother takes her in and names her Ailia.Without family, Ailia is an outsider in her village, forbidden from marriage and excluded from learning. Despite this, she grows up an intelligent and brave young woman, serving the Tribequeen of her township until the day when an encounter with an enigmatic man named Taliesin leads Ailia to the Mothers, the tribal ancestors, who have chosen her for another path. Ailia’s growing awareness of her future role as the tribal protector and her relationships with the two very different men she loves will be utterly tested by the imminent threat of Emperor Claudius preparing to take the island. With an incredibly compelling heroine, Daughter of Albion is a suspenseful and richly rewarding novel about women, about power, about love, and about the clash of cultures and the tenacity of belief.

The Complete Apocryphal Works of William Shakespeare - All 17 Rare Plays in One Edition

Arden of Faversham, A Yorkshire Tragedy, The Lamentable Tragedy of Locrine, Mucedorus and Amadine, The London Prodigal, The Puritaine Widdow, The Second Maiden's Tragedy, Sir John Oldcastle…

Author: William Shakespeare

Publisher: Musaicum Books

ISBN: 8027223849

Category: Poetry

Page: 455

View: 6874

Apocrypha is a group of plays and poems that have sometimes been attributed to William Shakespeare, but whose attribution is questionable for various reasons. The issue is separate from the debate on Shakespearean authorship, which addresses the authorship of the works traditionally attributed to Shakespeare. Table of Contents: Arden Of Faversham A Yorkshire Tragedy The Lamentable Tragedy Of Locrine Mucedorus The King's Son Of Valentia, And Amadine, The King's Daughter Of Arragon. The London Prodigal The Puritaine Widdow The Second Maiden's Tragedy Sir John Oldcastle Lord Cromwell King Edward The Third Edmund Ironside Sir Thomas More Faire Em A Fairy Tale In Two Acts The Merry Devill Of Edmonton Thomas Of Woodstock William Shakespeare (1564 – 1616) was an English poet and playwright, widely regarded as the greatest writer in the English language and the world's pre-eminent dramatist. He is often called England's national poet and the "Bard of Avon". His extant works, including some collaborations, consist of about 38 plays, 154 sonnets, two long narrative poems, and a few other verses, the authorship of some of which is uncertain.

Finance at the Threshold

Rethinking the Real and Financial Economies

Author: Mr Christopher Houghton Budd

Publisher: Gower Publishing, Ltd.

ISBN: 1409459721

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 258

View: 5849

Every banking crisis, whatever its particular circumstances, has two features in common with every previous one. Each has been preceded by a period of excessive monetary ease, and by ill thought out regulatory changes. For many the recent hiatus in inter-bank lending has been seen as a blip - enormous in size and global in scope, but, nonetheless, a blip. Finance at the Threshold offers a unique perspective from an English economic and monetary historian. In it the author asks: Why did the banks stop lending to one another, and why now? Was it merely a matter of over-loose credit due to the relaxation of traditional prudence, or did global finance find itself at its limits? Have government bail-outs saved the day or merely postponed the problem? Christopher Houghton Budd offers a radical view of the global financial crisis, spanning a wide gamut of current thinking. He argues that we need, above all, to overcome the left-right divide so much taken for granted today, and promote financial literacy to young people. His contribution to the Transformation and Innovation Series claims that global finance has brought us to the limits of what mechanistic economic explanations can capture. New ideas and above all new instruments are needed so that innovation can shift from its dexterous exploitation of inefficiencies and turn its attention instead to fresh initiative. Finance at the Threshold is essential reading for academics and practitioners concerned with financial and economic policy and needing to develop a sense of the history thus understanding the forward prospects for global finance.

Albion

The Origins of the English Imagination

Author: Peter Ackroyd

Publisher: Anchor

ISBN: 0307424650

Category: History

Page: 560

View: 3134

With his characteristic enthusiasm and erudition, Peter Ackroyd follows his acclaimed London: A Biography with an inspired look into the heart and the history of the English imagination. To tell the story of its evolution, Ackroyd ranges across literature and painting, philosophy and science, architecture and music, from Anglo-Saxon times to the twentieth-century. Considering what is most English about artists as diverse as Chaucer, William Hogarth, Benjamin Britten and Viriginia Woolf, Ackroyd identifies a host of sometimes contradictory elements: pragmatism and whimsy, blood and gore, a passion for the past, a delight in eccentricity, and much more. A brilliant, engaging and often surprising narrative, Albion reveals the manifold nature of English genius. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Merrie Albion

Landscape Studies of a Small Island

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781911306191

Category: Great Britain

Page: 152

View: 5969

For over a decade, Simon Roberts has documented events and places across Britain that have drawn people together in public, communal experiences. This has often been an implicit theme of his work, the apparent desire for common presence and participation and the need to share a sense of belonging, suggesting something distinctive about our national character and identity. 'Merrie Albion' ranges across several of his projects from the last decade, projects that have explored not only our leisure landscape but also our social and political landscape.

Dark Albion

A Requiem for the English

Author: David Abbott

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780957228900

Category: Social Science

Page: 243

View: 4867

Dark Albion: A Requiem for the English is being acclaimed as an underground classic. In 33 witty essays full of insight and humour, the author, a Cockney pensioner, portrays immigration as seen and experienced by the likes of him. Following an introductory essay, he graphically describes "the coming of the English" in 449, covers the current situation in all its ramifications, and ends with a stunning Orwellian essay on England in 2066, during the reign of "William the Conquered."