The Autumn of the Patriarch

Gabriel Garcia Marquez, winner of the 1982 Nobel Prize for Literature and author of One Hundred Years of Solitude, explores the loneliness of power in Autumn of the Patriarch.

Author: Gabriel Garcia Marquez

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 9780141917252

Category: Fiction

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Gabriel Garcia Marquez, winner of the 1982 Nobel Prize for Literature and author of One Hundred Years of Solitude, explores the loneliness of power in Autumn of the Patriarch. 'Over the weekend the vultures got into the presidential palace by pecking through the screens on the balcony windows and the flapping of their wings stirred up the stagnant time inside' As the citizens of an unnamed Caribbean nation creep through dusty corridors in search of their tyrannical leader, they cannot comprehend that the frail and withered man lying dead on the floor can be the self-styled General of the Universe. Their arrogant, manically violent leader, known for serving up traitors to dinner guests and drowning young children at sea, can surely not die the humiliating death of a mere mortal? Tracing the demands of a man whose egocentric excesses mask the loneliness of isolation and whose lies have become so ingrained that they are indistinguishable from truth, Marquez has created a fantastical portrait of despotism that rings with an air of reality. 'Delights with its quirky humanity and black humour and impresses by its total originality' Vogue 'Captures perfectly the moral squalor and political paralysis that enshrouds a society awaiting the death of a long-term dictator' Guardian 'Marquez writes in this lyrical, magical language that no-one else can do' Salman Rushdie
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The Patriarch

2013 Pulitzer Prize Finalist New York Times Ten Best Books of 2012 “Riveting…The Patriarch is a book hard to put down.” – Christopher Buckley, The New York Times Book Review In this magisterial new work The Patriarch, the celebrated ...

Author: David Nasaw

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781101595916

Category: Biography & Autobiography

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2013 Pulitzer Prize Finalist New York Times Ten Best Books of 2012 “Riveting…The Patriarch is a book hard to put down.” – Christopher Buckley, The New York Times Book Review In this magisterial new work The Patriarch, the celebrated historian David Nasaw tells the full story of Joseph P. Kennedy, the founder of the twentieth century's most famous political dynasty. Nasaw—the only biographer granted unrestricted access to the Joseph P. Kennedy papers in the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library—tracks Kennedy's astonishing passage from East Boston outsider to supreme Washington insider. Kennedy's seemingly limitless ambition drove his career to the pinnacles of success as a banker, World War I shipyard manager, Hollywood studio head, broker, Wall Street operator, New Deal presidential adviser, and founding chairman of the Securities and Exchange Commission. His astounding fall from grace into ignominy did not come until the years leading up to and following America's entry into the Second World War, when the antiwar position he took as the first Irish American ambassador to London made him the subject of White House ire and popular distaste. The Patriarch is a story not only of one of the twentieth century's wealthiest and most powerful Americans, but also of the family he raised and the children who completed the journey he had begun. Of the many roles Kennedy held, that of father was most dear to him. The tragedies that befell his family marked his final years with unspeakable suffering. The Patriarch looks beyond the popularly held portrait of Kennedy to answer the many questions about his life, times, and legacy that have continued to haunt the historical record. Was Joseph P. Kennedy an appeaser and isolationist, an anti-Semite and a Nazi sympathizer, a stock swindler, a bootlegger, and a colleague of mobsters? What was the nature of his relationship with his wife, Rose? Why did he have his daughter Rosemary lobotomized? Why did he oppose the Truman Doctrine, the Marshall Plan, the Korean War, and American assistance to the French in Vietnam? What was his relationship to J. Edgar Hoover and the FBI? Did he push his second son into politics and then buy his elections for him? In this pioneering biography, Nasaw draws on never-before-published materials from archives on three continents and interviews with Kennedy family members and friends to tell the life story of a man who participated in the major events of his times: the booms and busts, the Depression and the New Deal, two world wars and a cold war, and the birth of the New Frontier. In studying Kennedy's life, we relive with him the history of the American Century.
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The Patriarch

"Originally published in slightly different form in Great Britain by Quercus Publishing"--Title page verso.

Author: Martin Walker

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 9780804173513

Category: Detective and mystery stories

Page: 321

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"Originally published in slightly different form in Great Britain by Quercus Publishing"--Title page verso.
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The Patriarch s Wife

The twentieth-century interpretation of domestic life in seventeenth- century England restricts the activities of the patriarch's wife more than the actual practice did. By following an anachronistic view of "publish or perish," ...

Author: Margaret J. M. Ezell

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015012214949

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 272

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Contemporary historians have commonly viewed the family of the past as rigidly authoritarian, with power resting in the man of the house. In her innovative revisionist study Margaret Ezell examines this modern model of domestic patriarchalism in seventeenth-century England and finds it oversimplified and misleading. Ezell questions whether the literary evidence presently used to reconstruct the lives of seventeenth-century women-- diaries, plays, poems, and treatises on domestic piety--accurately reflects the period. Investigating alternative forms of intellectual exchange, such as manuscript circulation and correspondence networks among women, she discovers articulate women who did not wear their oppression lightly. Included here are previously unpublished manuscripts by seventeenth-century women writers as well as an appendix of three manuscripts on the status of women by Sir Robert Filmer, Mary More, and Robert Whitehall. This book makes a major contribution to the social and cultural history of women and the family and to the study of literature as historical artifact. Originally published in 1987. A UNC Press Enduring Edition -- UNC Press Enduring Editions use the latest in digital technology to make available again books from our distinguished backlist that were previously out of print. These editions are published unaltered from the original, and are presented in affordable paperback formats, bringing readers both historical and cultural value.
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The Patriarch s Vision

Therefore the patriarch could not restrain his emotions , and he gave utterance to them in the words of the text : “ How dreadful is this place ! It is none other than the gate to Heaven ; " and he thus speaks , although no sanctuary ...

Author: Thomas Bloomer Balch

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ISBN: BL:A0021965796

Category: Bible

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History of the Condemnation of the Patriarch Nicon

not seem to be subject to the patriarch of the Holy City. What has most weight [that way], and is more to the point than anything else, is this, that the name of the patriarch of Jerusalem is not mentioned in the services of the Church ...

Author: William Palmer

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781108014885

Category: History

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An 1873 translation of a polemical account of the conflict between Tsar Alexis and Patriarch Nicon in seventeenth-century Russia.
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Yahweh the Patriarch

Author: Erhard S. Gerstenberger

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 9781725296176

Category: Religion

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Israel’s conceptions of God changed, argues Gerstenberger, over the millennium witnessed in Hebrew Scriptures. Contrary to widespread opinion, the author shows that historical and biblical evidence points to an active early participation of women in cultic life, especially in the domestic realm when, in the sixth century, the status of women underwent a change. Social upheaval, political and economic stress, and the growing influence of priestly circles converged to redefine God in male terms. This book explores the religious role of women in these different periods and social organizations. How did women lose a strong position in Israelite house cult, as attested in Scriptures and through archaeological findings? Why did Yahweh, who once had a consort, Asherah, turn into a lone and militantly male deity?
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Testimonies Concerning the Patriarch Nicon the Tsar and the Boyars from the Travels of the Patriarch Macarius of Antioch

(1666-1668) and Methodius, the patriarch of Alexandria Paisius, the patriarch of Antioch Macarius, and the patriarch of Jerusalem Nectarius (1663-1668), and his archdeacon and successor Dosi- theus. Of these we have seen above the ...

Author: William Palmer

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781108014878

Category: History

Page: 640

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William Palmer (1811-1879) was a theologian and ecumenist best known for his attempts to forge links between the Anglican and Orthodox churches. Palmer was elected a fellow at Magdalen College, Oxford in 1832, and became an adherent of the Oxford Movement, which emphasised the catholicity of the Anglican church. In the 1840s and 1850s Palmer visited Russia with the controversial aim of studying Orthodox theology and being admitted to communion by the Russian church. His request was refused, however, and his visit deemed a failure. Palmer converted to Roman Catholicism in 1855. Testimonies Concerning the Patriarch Nicon, the Tsar and the Boyars (1873) is Volume 2 of The Patriarch and the Tsar (1871-1876), Palmer's six-volume translation of documents relating to the life of Nicon (1605-1681), Patriarch of Moscow, whose theological reforms brought him into conflict with the Muscovite Tsar Alexis.
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The Patriarch s Ways

THE PATRIARCH'S WAYS "As Salaam Alaikum, brothers and sisters, I sincerely wish you Ramadan Kareem," said Sheikh Camara, speaking to his fellow Muslims at the Sal Al Din Mosque in the City of Ottawa, Ontario. Six feet two inches tall, ...

Author: Teejay LeCapois

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 9780359333196

Category: Fiction

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Meet Sheikh Camara, a tall, handsome Senegalese-born Muslim preacher living in Ottawa, Ontario. He leads a life like no other, with his Jewish Canadian wife Muriel Rosenthal, whom he met as a student at the University of Ottawa 20 years ago. Today, they're the proud parents of Samir, Ismail and Nadia, all of whom are in college. Sheikh positions himself as the Patriarch of the local Muslim community. Along comes Aziz Diouf, a handsome and mysterious man from Sheikh's secret past. He has his sights set on both Sheikh and Muriel and all they've built. Secrets are revealed. Relationships are challenged. A timely look at Interracial relationships, Interfaith unions, and Muslim male sexuality in today's world. Can the Patriarch hold his family together ?
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Road of the Patriarch

Road of the Patriarch is the third book in the Sellswords trilogy and the sixteenth book in the Legend of Drizzt series.

Author: R.A. Salvatore

Publisher: Wizards of the Coast

ISBN: 9780786942770

Category: Fiction

Page: 384

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While assassin Artemis Entreri wrestles with his past, dark elf Jarlaxle continues to fight for his place in the surface world Ilnezhara and Tazmikella are ancient dragons of great power, accustomed to easily manipulating the humans around them. But not all humans are so easily led. When they pushed Entreri and Jarlaxle into the heart of the Bloodstone Lands, not even they could have imagined the strength of the human assassin’s resolve, or the limitless expanse of the drow mercenary’s ambition. Jarlaxle and Artemis Entreri have begun to make a home for themselves in the rugged Bloodstone Lands, though not everyone is ready to trust a man who's spent his life killing for coin—much less a member of a race of subterranean elves known for their fanatical devotion to a demon goddess. If they want to make it out of the Bloodstone Lands alive, they'll have to learn to trust their enemies, and be suspicious of their friends. Road of the Patriarch is the third book in the Sellswords trilogy and the sixteenth book in the Legend of Drizzt series.
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Road of the Patriarch

Road of the Patriarch is the third book in the Sellswords trilogy and the sixteenth book in the Legend of Drizzt series.

Author: R.A. Salvatore

Publisher: Wizards of the Coast

ISBN: 9780786952632

Category: Fiction

Page: 384

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To her, to her dying breath, you were the untouchable one, the one whose flesh her dagger could not penetrate. THE ASSASSIN A cold and emotionless killer for whom every soul has a price, even his own, embarks on a path to find out just how high that price can be. THE MERCENARY A dark elf of limitless guile dares to challenge a king, and carve for himself a place in the inhospitable World Above. ILNEZHARA and TAZMIKELLA are ancient dragons of great power, accustomed to easily manipulating the humans around them. But not all humans are so easily led. When they pushed Entreri and Jarlaxle into the heart of the Bloodstone Lands, not even they could have imagined the strength of the human assassin’s resolve, or the limitless expanse of the drow mercenary’s ambition.
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House of the Patriarch

1840. When Eve Russell vanishes into thin air, her frantic parents call on free man of color Benjamin January for help.

Author: Barbara Hambly

Publisher: Severn House Publishers

ISBN: 0727889907

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1840. When Eve Russell vanishes into thin air, her frantic parents call on free man of color Benjamin January for help. Did the teenager run away - or was she kidnapped? The answer lies in distant New York, a hotbed of new religions, of human circuses . and of dangerous slave traders. If January uncovers the truth, will he ever get home to tell it?
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From Peasant to Patriarch

Account of the Birth, Upbringing, and Life of His Holiness Nikon, Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia Ioann Shusherin. 6. See lzvestie o rozhdenii i vospitanii i o zhitii sviateishago Nikona patriarkha moskovskago i vseia Rossii, ...

Author: Ioann Shusherin

Publisher: Lexington Books

ISBN: 9780739155332

Category: History

Page: 214

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Nikon (1605-1681), patriarch of Moscow and all Russia, is best known for imposing the religious reforms that ultimately led to the schism of the Russian Orthodox Church. Yet only the Account of Birth, Life, and Upbringing of His Holiness Nikon, Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia (1680s), comes close to immortalizing the vicissitudes of Nikon's entire life. Written by Ioann Shusherin's (d. 1693), the patriarch's protZgZ and confidant, the Account presents Nikon as he appeared to his contemporary supporters. The biography chronicles Nikon's steady rise through the ecclesiastical ranks, dramatic downfall, and extraordinary rehabilitation. While discussing Nikonian religious reforms, the Account focuses on Nikon's relationship with the Romanov royal family and his monastery building program, especially the early history of the New Jerusalem Monastery and its main sanctuary, the Church of the Resurrection. This unique narrative features rare eyewitness accounts of momentous and daily life during a period of unprecedented political, religious, and social change in Russia. From Peasant to Patriarch is the first English language translation of the Account. Dr. Kevin Kain and Dr. Katia Levintova offer extensive commentary, parallel texts, and a glossary of Russian terms that contribute to the depth of this text. From Peasant to Patriarch opens new doors to the study of Russian history, religion, and culture.
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Early Exploration of Russia The travels of Macarius Patriarch of Antioch I

On the eve of the Sunday of the watelişdi ) , our Lord the Patriarch went over to the Patriarchal church , at the invitation of the Constantinopolitan ; and they both entered in their pardúas ( palls ) together , and performed at the ...

Author: Marshall Poe

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 0415322715

Category: Russia

Page: 456

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Inheriting Abraham

"--Sidney H. Griffith, author of The Church in the Shadow of the Mosque: Christians and Muslims in the World of Islam "Well-written and beautifully argued, this book makes an outstanding contribution to our understanding of the figure of ...

Author: Jon D. Levenson

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 9780691163550

Category: Religion

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"Jews, Christians, and Muslims supposedly share a common religious heritage in the patriarch Abraham, and the idea that he should serve only as a source of unity among the three traditions has become widespread in both scholarly and popular circles. Inheriting Abraham boldly challenges this view, demonstrating Abraham's distinctive role in each tradition, while delineating the points of connection as well.
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Diversions of a Diplomat in Turkey

THE SULTAN AND THE NEW PATRIARCH . 267 the imperial stables , richly caparisoned . On leaving the palace , after his audience with the Emperor , the Patriarch mounts this steed and , attended by a numerous suite , proceeds in great ...

Author: Samuel Sullivan Cox

Publisher: New York, C. L. Webster & Company

ISBN: UOM:39015014147386

Category: Turkey

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