The Last of the Stanfields

Author: Marc Levy

Publisher: AmazonCrossing


Category: Fiction

Page: 384

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A mystery, a love story, and a search through a shadowy past. Two strangers unite in this novel of family secrets by international bestselling author Marc Levy, the most read contemporary French author in the world. When London journalist Eleanor-Rigby Donovan receives an anonymous letter alluding to a crime committed by her deceased mother, her life is turned upside down. It points her to a bar on the Baltimore Harbor, where she finds a stranger who has received the same mysterious letter about his own mother. Together, Eleanor-Rigby and this young man, George-Harrison Collins, embark on a quest through the shadowy past of the Stanfields, a moneyed Maryland family full of unimaginable secrets. These secrets will transport them back decades, across continents, and to a mysterious crime long buried...until now.

Britannia’s Palette

Author: Nicholas Tracy

Publisher: McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP


Category: Art

Page: 496

View: 702

In this unprecedented book, Nicholas Tracy reveals the importance of the self-employed artist to the study of a nation at war. He includes lively accounts of serving officers, retired sailors, and academy-trained artists who, often under the threat of debtor's prison, struggled to balance the standards of art with the public desire for heroic, reassuring images. Containing over eighty illustrations, Britannia's Palette explores a varied and exciting collection of paintings that reveal the poignancy of the human experience of war.
Biography & Autobiography

Last of the Old-Time Outlaws

Author: Karen Holliday Tanner

Publisher: University of Oklahoma Press


Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 384

View: 966

Soft-spoken, cheerful, handsome, and well dressed, George West Musgrave “looked more like a senator than a cattle rustler.” Yet he was a cattle rustler as well as a bandit, robber, and killer, “guilty of more crimes than Billy the Kid was ever accused of.” In Last of the Old-Time Outlaws, Karen Holliday Tanner and John D. Tanner, Jr., recount the colorful life of Musgrave (1877-1947), enduring badman of the American Southwest. Musgrave was a charter member of the High Five/Black Jack gang, which was responsible for Arizona’s first bank hold-up, numerous post office and stagecoach robberies, and the largest Santa Fe Railroad heist in history. Following a decade-long hunt, he was captured and acquitted of killing a former Texas Ranger. After this near brush with prison or execution, he headed for South America, where he gained fame as the leading Gringo rustler. It wasn’t until the 1940s that Musgrave’s age and poor health brought an end to a criminal career that had spanned two continents and two centuries. Incorporating previously unknown facts about the career of this frontier outlaw, the Tanners thoroughly document Musgrave’s half-century of crime, from his childhood in the Texas brush country to his final days in Paraguay.
Political Science

We The Judges

Author: Jack Stanfield

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation


Category: Political Science

Page: 345

View: 897

This is a book for those ordinary citizens who, when asked about the Constitution, point to the freedom of speech and religion or being able “to take the fifth.” It is also for those that haven’t thought about the Constitution for years and are faced with constitutional questions, such as those raised in the 2000 presidential election. While this isn’t a textbook, it is intended to inform and arouse your curiosity and concern. I chose the title We The Judges, as opposed to “We the people” from the preamble of the Constitution, because the Supreme Court justices have asserted that their interpretation of the Constitution is the Constitution. This supremacy assertion conflicts directly with the principle of coequal departments and presents a danger to the future of the republic. Unchallenged, the future Court could declare anything legal or illegal. The Court has become a “super-legislature,” an “Imperial Court,” an oligarchy where as few as five justices can arbitrarily impose their will over the will of 290 million people. This danger can only be addressed if ordinary citizens understand the Constitution and the role of the Court. The will of the people must speak to restore a balanced Court.