a duke by default

Book Title : A Duke by Default
Author : Alyssa Cole
Publisher : HarperCollins
Release Date : 2018-07-31
Pages : 384
ISBN : 9780062685575
Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
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Award-winning author Alyssa Cole’s Reluctant Royals series continues with a woman on a quest to be the heroine of her own story and the duke in shining armor she rescues along the way… New York City socialite and perpetual hot mess Portia Hobbs is tired of disappointing her family, friends, and—most importantly—herself. An apprenticeship with a struggling swordmaker in Scotland is a chance to use her expertise and discover what she’s capable of. Turns out she excels at aggravating her gruff silver fox boss…when she’s not having inappropriate fantasies about his sexy Scottish burr. Tavish McKenzie doesn’t need a rich, spoiled American telling him how to run his armory…even if she is infuriatingly good at it. Tav tries to rebuff his apprentice—and his attraction to her—but when Portia accidentally discovers that he’s the secret son of a duke, rough-around-the-edges Tav becomes her newest makeover project. Forging metal into weapons and armor is one thing, but when desire burns out of control and the media spotlight gets too hot to bear, can a commoner turned duke and his posh apprentice find lasting love?

Book Title : Why Not Default
Author : Jerome E. Roos
Publisher : Princeton University Press
Release Date : 2019-02-12
Pages : 416
ISBN : 9780691180106
Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
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How creditors came to wield unprecedented power over heavily indebted countries—and the dangers this poses to democracy The European debt crisis has rekindled long-standing debates about the power of finance and the fraught relationship between capitalism and democracy in a globalized world. Why Not Default? unravels a striking puzzle at the heart of these debates—why, despite frequent crises and the immense costs of repayment, do so many heavily indebted countries continue to service their international debts? In this compelling and incisive book, Jerome Roos provides a sweeping investigation of the political economy of sovereign debt and international crisis management. He takes readers from the rise of public borrowing in the Italian city-states to the gunboat diplomacy of the imperialist era and the wave of sovereign defaults during the Great Depression. He vividly describes the debt crises of developing countries in the 1980s and 1990s and sheds new light on the recent turmoil inside the Eurozone—including the dramatic capitulation of Greece’s short-lived anti-austerity government to its European creditors in 2015. Drawing on in-depth case studies of contemporary debt crises in Mexico, Argentina, and Greece, Why Not Default? paints a disconcerting picture of the ascendancy of global finance. This important book shows how the profound transformation of the capitalist world economy over the past four decades has endowed private and official creditors with unprecedented structural power over heavily indebted borrowers, enabling them to impose painful austerity measures and enforce uninterrupted debt service during times of crisis—with devastating social consequences and far-reaching implications for democracy.

Book Title : American Default
Author : Sebastian Edwards
Publisher : Princeton University Press
Release Date : 2018-05-22
Pages : 288
ISBN : 9780691161884
Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
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The untold story of how FDR did the unthinkable to save the American economy The American economy is strong in large part because nobody believes that America would ever default on its debt. Yet in 1933, Franklin D. Roosevelt did just that, when in a bid to pull the country out of depression, he depreciated the U.S. dollar in relation to gold, effectively annulling all debt contracts. American Default is the story of this forgotten chapter in America's history. Sebastian Edwards provides a compelling account of the economic and legal drama that embroiled a nation already reeling from global financial collapse. It began on April 5, 1933, when FDR ordered Americans to sell all their gold holdings to the government. This was followed by the abandonment of the gold standard, the unilateral and retroactive rewriting of contracts, and the devaluation of the dollar. Anyone who held public and private debt suddenly saw its value reduced by nearly half, and debtors--including the U.S. government—suddenly owed their creditors far less. Revaluing the dollar imposed a hefty loss on investors and savers, many of them middle-class American families. The banks fought back, and a bitter battle for gold ensued. In early 1935, the case went to the Supreme Court. Edwards describes FDR's rancorous clashes with conservative Chief Justice Charles Evans Hughes, a confrontation that threatened to finish the New Deal for good—and that led to FDR's attempt to pack the court in 1937. At a time when several major economies never approached the brink of default or devaluing or recalling currencies, American Default is a timely account of a little-known yet drastic experiment with these policies, the inevitable backlash, and the ultimate result.

Book Title : By Design or Default
Author : Kevin Gerald
Publisher : Thomas Nelson
Release Date : 2007-01-07
Pages : 160
ISBN : 9781418588939
Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
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You can be intentional about creating the right God-given culture for your church. This book is intended to help both pastors and members engage in the never-ending process of creating a purposeful church culture that flows with the synergy of their vision for reaching the world with the gospel of Jesus Christ. You can create a culture that supports and champions the message you want to communicate to your city.

Book Title : The History of Infectious Diseases At Duke University In the Twentieth Century
Author : John D. Hamilton, MD
Publisher : Lulu Press, Inc
Release Date : 2015-02-12
Pages :
ISBN : 9781483423753
Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
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In this detailed history of infectious diseases, John Hamilton draws upon his extensive experience with other faculty members and staff and delivers an insider’s account of some of the more prevalent and/or serious diseases, the physicians and researchers studying them, and the programs supporting them at Duke University and its affiliate, the Durham VA Medical Center. Combining insights from his own experience and almost 100 interviews of current and former faculty members and staff and his complete access to the Medical Center Archives, he explores: Medical education, public health, and the disease portfolio before and during the 20th century in the world, the state and the city of Durham, North Carolina; Reasons why James B. “Buck” Duke invested his money into what became Duke University; Relevant personal and professional papers belonging to departed or deceased faculty; And provides extensive references for those who wish to delve into the science.

Book Title : The Dukes of Ormonde 1610 1745
Author : Toby Barnard
Publisher : Boydell & Brewer
Release Date : 2000
Pages : 279
ISBN : 0851157610
Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
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Biographical studies of the two Dukes of Ormonde illuminate aspects of the operation of political power in seventeenth-century Ireland, and, on a wider European stage, the predicaments facing the nobility.

Book Title : The Statutes at Large from Magna Charta to the Forty first Year of George III
Author : Great Britain
Publisher :
Release Date : 1786
Pages :
ISBN : HARVARD:32044106510498
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Book Title : In the House of lords Case of George William Frederick Brudenell marquis of Ailesbury on his petition against the case of Richard Plantagenet duke of Buckingham and Chandos claiming the title of lord Kinloss
Author : George William F. Brudenell- Bruce (2nd marq. of Ailesbury.)
Publisher :
Release Date : 1867
Pages :
ISBN : OXFORD:590762479
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Book Title : Public Bills
Author : Great Britain. Parliament. House of Lords
Publisher :
Release Date : 1840
Pages :
ISBN : OXFORD:555099228
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Book Title : Heraldic miscellanies consisting of the lives of sir W Dugdale Garter and G King Windsor herald written by themselves With an exact copy of the third part of The boke of St Albans
Author : sir William Dugdale
Publisher :
Release Date : 1793
Pages :
ISBN : OXFORD:600043960
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