Download The Profligate Son: Or, a True Story of Family Conflict, by Nicola Phillips PDF

By Nicola Phillips

A profligate son used to be each Georgian parent’s worst nightmare. To his father, William Jackson’s imprudent spending, incessant partying, and sexual adventures have been a convinced signal he was once at the slippery slope to spoil. yet to his acquaintances, William was once a “damned solid fellow,” an enthralling, impeccably dressed younger gentleman with enviable seductive talents who used to be keen to protect his honor in duels. Mr. Jackson and his son seen one another throughout a generational hole that neither might bridge, and their mistaken dating had catastrophic results for his or her family.

In The Profligate Son, historian Nicola Phillips hauntingly reconstructs this relations tragedy from a lately came across trove of letters and courtroom files. After Mr. Jackson’s acquisition of a fortune in the course of his carrier for the East India corporation in Madras was once undermined by means of fake accusations that ruined his profession, he invested all his destiny objectives in his simply son. William grew up in nice convenience and was once despatched to the easiest faculties within the state. but if the relatives moved to London, the teen rebelled opposed to the loneliness and sometimes brutal regimes of public education and escaped to discover the pleasures of the city together with his filthy rich buddies. His makes an attempt to provoke his friends led him into disastrous degrees of debt that ended in his imprisonment and ever extra unlawful efforts to meet his collectors, which appalled his prudent, sternly moralistic father. Mr. Jackson determined that the one solution to strive against his son’s wayward habit was once to fully reduce him off. In doing so, he condemned William to repeated imprisonment and a dangerous voyage to an Australian penal colony. In Sydney William sought to rebuild his lifestyles with a relations of his personal, yet even there his father’s legacy introduced extra tragedy.

A masterpiece of literary nonfiction as dramatic as any Dickens novel, The Profligate Son transports readers from the steamy streets of India and the dependent squares and seedy brothels of London to the sunbaked beaches of Australia, tracing the arc of a lifestyles lengthy buried in heritage.

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Download Bird of Passage: Recollections of a Physicist by Rudolf Peierls PDF

By Rudolf Peierls

Here is the intensely own and infrequently funny autobiography of 1 of the main special theoretical physicists of his iteration, Sir Rudolf Peierls. Born in Germany in 1907, Peierls was once certainly a poultry of passage," whose profession of fifty-five years took him to best facilities of physics--including Munich, Leipzig, Zurich, Copenhagen, Cambridge, Manchester, Oxford, and J. Robert Oppenheimer's Los Alamos. Peierls was once a tremendous player within the innovative improvement of quantum mechanics within the Nineteen Twenties and Nineteen Thirties, operating with a number of the pioneers and, as he places it, "some of the nice characters" during this field.

Originally released in 1985.

The Princeton Legacy Library makes use of the most recent print-on-demand expertise to back make on hand formerly out-of-print books from the celebrated backlist of Princeton college Press. those paperback variants protect the unique texts of those very important books whereas providing them in sturdy paperback variations. The objective of the Princeton Legacy Library is to drastically elevate entry to the wealthy scholarly history present in the millions of books released by means of Princeton college Press due to the fact its founding in 1905.

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Download Autobiography: Essays Theoretical and Critical by James Olney PDF

By James Olney

Professor Olney gathers jointly during this ebook the very best and most crucial writings on autobiography produced some time past decades.

Originally released in 1980.

The Princeton Legacy Library makes use of the newest print-on-demand expertise to back make to be had formerly out-of-print books from the celebrated backlist of Princeton college Press. those paperback versions defend the unique texts of those very important books whereas proposing them in sturdy paperback variations. The objective of the Princeton Legacy Library is to greatly raise entry to the wealthy scholarly background present in the millions of books released by means of Princeton college Press for the reason that its founding in 1905.

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Download The strange death of Marilyn Monroe by Frank A. Capell PDF

By Frank A. Capell

The unusual demise of Marilyn Monroe by means of Frank A. Capell (Paperback) Books that divulge all these evidence, mysteriously turn into infrequent. This replica is the unique 1964 book, published via photograph offset from the unique kind written manuscript. Has a pink textured paper hide, 7" x 9-1/2", 70 pages. The bring in of Freedom and bearing the rubber stamp of related together with the Staten Island, big apple deal with (for reordering purposes). 20 B/W images + photostats

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Download One Woman's Century: The Remarkable Story of Angela Marsh by Angela Marsh Peterson PDF

By Angela Marsh Peterson

Angela Marsh Peterson used to be a rare person who encountered approximately each adventure to be had to a 20th century lady: marriage, motherhood, divorce, dying of a kid, operating a enterprise, and educating university. She watched Haley’s comet along with her mom in 1910 and heard in regards to the tragedy of the large. She skilled the melancholy and either international Wars. The daughter of a nation senator, she could develop to outlive rape, a anxious breakdown, and a crippling disease. In time, she could serve within the army, set up a go back and forth corporation, create one of many first senior citizen facilities within the kingdom, and located the Angela Peterson Doll and Miniature Museum in excessive aspect, North Carolina. this is often Angela’s striking lifestyles tale.

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Download Avicenna, his life and works by Soheil Muhsin Afnan PDF

By Soheil Muhsin Afnan

This ebook is an try and current to the final reader the existence and works of Avicenna, or Ibn Sina, who's past doubt the main provocative determine within the background of idea within the East. it isn't a defence of him and his process, nor a critique of his philosophy. in the course of his lifetime he was once intentionally scornful of defenders and critics alike; he couldn't imagine best of them now thousand years have passed by. together with his place amply justified, and after that prolonged interval whilst his identify held on the lips of physicians and philosophers from the borders of China to the cloisters of mediaeval Paris and Oxford, it kind of feels most sensible to permit him communicate for himself. it's been emphasised that the issues he was once faced with resulted from the conflicting disciplines of 2 separate cultures introduced head to head. he's for this reason of greater than old curiosity. His perspective could be of steering to these within the East who're assembly the problem of Western civilization; and to these within the West who've but to discover a foundation on which to harmonize clinical with non secular values.

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