Quest for the Best

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Quest for the Best by Stanley Marcus Summary

"Quest for the Best is not just a nostalgic look, however, at the age of handcrafted elegance. Marcus gives good advice on how consumers can educate themselves about the best, demand it, and get it. He describes his own experiences with the best in chapters such as "The Things You Love to Touch" and "Bed and Board." Witty, urbane, but always accessible, Marcus is a joy to read."--BOOK JACKET.

The Meditations of Marcus Aurelius Antoninus

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The Meditations of Marcus Aurelius Antoninus by Aurelius Marcus,A. S. L. Farquharson Summary

A. S. L. Farquharson's translation was originally published in 1944, as part of a major commentary on Marcus Aurelius' work. In this volume, Farquharson's work is brought up to date and supplied with an introduction and notes for the student and general reader. A selection of lively letters from Marcus to his tutor Fronto, most of which date from his earlier years, is also included.

Marcus Hook

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Marcus Hook by Patricia Ann Miller Summary

Marcus Hook is the northernmost city on the Delmarva Peninsula. Incorporated in 1892, Marcus Hook was originally named for a Native American chief and was once the haunt of English pirate Edward Teach (Blackbeard). It is now best known as the home of Sun Oil Refinery. Thanks to its location along the Delaware River, the town prospered as residents and businesses flocked to the area. Other large businesses located here include the former American Viscose and British Petroleum. Through vintage photographs, Marcus Hook commemorates the longstanding heritage of this small community and the growth of the Delaware River waterfront.

The Marcus Garvey and Universal Negro Improvement Association Papers, Vol. X

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The Marcus Garvey and Universal Negro Improvement Association Papers, Vol. X by Marcus Garvey Summary

"Africa for the Africans" was the name given to the extraordinary movement led by Jamaican Marcus Mosiah Garvey (1887-1940). Volumes I-VII of the Marcus Garvey and Universal Negro Improvement Association Papers chronicled the Garvey movement that flourished in the United States during the 1920s. Now, the long-awaited African volumes of this edition demonstrate clearly the central role Africans played in the development of the Garvey phenomenon. The African volumes provide the first authoritative account of how Africans transformed Garveyism into an African social movement. The most extensive collection of documents ever gathered on the early African nationalism of the interwar period, Volume X provides a detailed chronicle of the spread of Garvey's call for African redemption throughout Africa.

Marcus Garvey

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Marcus Garvey by Mary Lawler,John Davenport Summary

* Critically acclaimed biographies of history's most notable African-Americans * Straightforward and objective writing * Lavishly illustrated with photographs and memorabilia * Essential for multicultural studies

The World of Marcus Garvey

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The World of Marcus Garvey by Judith Stein Summary

In the years during and after World War I the Pan-Africanist Marcus Garvey led what has been called the largest international mass movement of black people in the twentieth century. He and his organization, the Universal Negro Improvement Association (UNIA), built a steamship line, sponsored expeditions to Liberia, staged annual international conventions, inspired many black business enterprises, endorsed black political candidates, and fostered the study of black history and culture.Judith Stein has not written a conventional biography, though Garvey is the central character. The book is more a study of Garvey's ideology and appeal and of the UNIA and the social basis of its support. Stein examines Garvey's movement in light of the dialectic of race and class that shaped it. Whereas other historians have depicted Garveyism variously as a back-to-Africa, civil rights, or Black Power movement, Stein places Garvey and the UNIA carefully in the context of the international black politics and economics of the period. She analyzes the ways in which the UNIA was a response to the social and political upheaval of world War I and its aftermath. Garvey and other UNIA leaders were part of an international elite of blacks who applauded the triumph of capitalism, though they excoriated the new order's racial discrimination, which denied people like themselves places of prestige in it. Their response to exclusion from the mainstream Western economic world was to construct black institutions modeled on those of white elites. The Black Star Line, the UNIA's steamship company, was just such a venture, and though Garvey's goal of incorporating the black working class into his movement seemed promising briefly after World War I, it ultimately failed. The promise of Garveyism, supported by ideologies generated by the new social movements of the 1920s, was undercut by UNIA leaders' doomed effort to adapt a bourgeois mode of operation to a mass movement. Garveyism was fatally flawed by the ultimate disjunction of its elite methods and mass base. In addition to her reevaluation of standard views of Garvey and Garveyism, Stein sheds new light on her subject with her use of new sources. Among the most interesting of these are her interviews with surviving Garveyites and reports on Garvey by agent of the federal government's intelligence organizations.Judith Stein is the first historian both to take Garveyism seriously and to treat it in its own right as a product of its own time. The resulting study should be of great interest to anyone interested in Garvey, his historical period, or the ways in which his work and ideology still influence us today.

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Marcus Garvey by Brenda Haugen Summary

Examines the life of a black leader who started a "Back-to-Africa" movement in the United States, believing blacks would never receive justice in countries with a white majority.

Marcus Aureliusa Rain Miracle and the Marcomannic Wars

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Marcus Aureliusa Rain Miracle and the Marcomannic Wars by Péter Kovács Summary

The rain and lightning miracles are the best-known events of Marcus Aurelius' northern wars. Several pagan and Christian versions existed in Antiquity. The author studies and publishes for the first time all the sources and the development of the legend from Antiquity to the 14th century.

Marcus Aurelius in Love

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Marcus Aurelius in Love by Marcus Aurelius,Marcus Cornelius Fronto Summary

In 1815 a manuscript containing one of the long-lost treasures of antiquity was discovered—the letters of Marcus Cornelius Fronto, reputed to have been one of the greatest Roman orators. But this find disappointed many nineteenth-century readers, who had hoped for the letters to convey all of the political drama of Cicero’s. That the collection included passionate love letters between Fronto and the future emperor Marcus Aurelius was politely ignored—or concealed. And for almost two hundred years these letters have lain hidden in plain sight. Marcus Aurelius in Love rescues these letters from obscurity and returns them to the public eye. The story of Marcus and Fronto began in 139 CE, when Fronto was selected to instruct Marcus in rhetoric. Marcus was eighteen then and by all appearances the pupil and teacher fell in love. Spanning the years in which the relationship flowered and died, these are the only love letters to survive from antiquity—homoerotic or otherwise. With a translation that reproduces the effusive, slangy style of the young prince and the rhetorical flourishes of his master, the letters between Marcus and Fronto will rightfully be reconsidered as key documents in the study of the history of sexuality and classics.

Stanley Marcus

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Stanley Marcus by David R. Farmer Summary

Drawn largely from the extensive personal papers of Stanley Marcus, now housed in the DeGolyer Library at Southern Methodist University, Stanley Marcus: A Life with Books sparkles with the names of literary history, most but not all of them Texans - Tom Lea, Henry Nash Smith, J. Evetts Haley, Alfred Knopf, Jose Cisneros, Elizabeth Ann McMurray and McMurray's Personal Bookstore, E. L. DeGolyer, Paul Horgan, and a host of others. David Farmer chronicles Marcus' early fascination with books during his Harvard years, his founding of the Book Club of Texas, his friendship with J. Frank Dobie and his working relationship with El Paso's Carl Hertzog, his own books - Minding the Store and Quest for the Best, and his Somesuch Press, noted for publishing exquisite miniature books.

Commentariolum Petitionis (Cicero, Marcus Tullius)

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Commentariolum Petitionis (Cicero, Marcus Tullius) by Marcus Tullius Cicero,Cicero,Quintus Tullius Cicero Summary

The correspondence between the two collected here dates from the spring and summer of 43, and it conveys some of the drama of the period following the assassination of Julius Caesar."--BOOK JACKET.

The Meditations of Marcus Aurelius

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The Meditations of Marcus Aurelius by Florence Etienne Meric Casaubon,Marcus Summary

"The Sages of Old Live Again in Us."With the aim of making the philosophy of Marcus Aurelius approachable for a contemporary reader, author M ric Casaubon introduces the historical and philosophical milieu that resulted in one of the remarkable philosophical classics of all time.Long remembered for his unmistakable wisdom and the golden age attributed to his peaceful rule, Marcus Aurelius was emperor of Rome from 161 to 180 A.D. According to Casaubon, "truly a rare opportunity was given to Marcus Aurelius of showing what the mind can do in despite of circumstances. [He was the] most peaceful of warriors, a magnificent monarch whose ideal was quiet happiness in home life, yet born to greatness . . ."The Meditations of Marcus Aurelius is as vital today as it ever was. No other philosopher shows us more clearly what it means to cultivate a peaceful mind in the face of everything that life throws our way.AUTHOR BIO: Florence tienne M ric Casaubon (1599-1671) was a classical scholar and a renowned editor of antiquarian books; the son of the English theologian Isaac Casaubon (1559-1614), he edited his father's greatest work, Ephemerides. M ric Casaubon is also the author of True and Faithful Relation, a diary of s ances.

Marcus Aurelius

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Marcus Aurelius by Anthony R Birley Summary

Marcus Aurelius, the philosopher-emperor who ruled the Roman Empire between AD 161 and 180, is one of the best recorded individuals from antiquity. Even his face became more than usually familiar: the imperial coinage displayed his portrait for over 40 years, from the clean-shaven young heir of Antonius to the war-weary, heavily bearded ruler who died at his post in his late fifties. His correspondence with his tutor Fronto, and even more the private notebook he kept for his last ten years, the Meditations, provides a unique series of vivid and revealing glimpses into the character and peoccupations of this emporer who spent many years in terrible wars against northern tribes. In this accessible and scholarly study, Professor Birley paints a portrait of an emporer who was human and just - an embodiment of the pagan virtues of Rome.

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Marcus by M. Tunsil Summary

Marcus is a young man with questions his mother isn’t ready to answer. Like why is he so strong, and why is he being hunted by demons. Follow Marcus as he begins a long journey figuring out who and what he is.

Marcus Markley

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Marcus Markley by J. A. Green Summary

Self-made multi-Billionaire Marcus Markley runs some of the most powerful organizations in the world. He is a shrewd businessman that is not afraid of making power plays. His organization spans the globe with interests in places many corporations would not dare to go. Marcus has a secret. He runs a clandestine organization UBIQUITOUS that carries out orders that are not exactly legal. He started the organization in order to solve the mystery that has surrounded the death of his parents over 20 years ago while on vacation.

The Viewpoints of Stanley Marcus

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The Viewpoints of Stanley Marcus by Stanley Marcus Summary

Stanley Marcus spent most of his life not only creating a retailing enterprise renowned throughout the world as the epitome of quality, but also raising the level of taste of all who desire “the better things in life.” In doing so, he played a key role in making Dallas itself a success. His common sense, down-to-earth viewpoints have appeared in The Dallas Morning News for a decade. His feet-on-the-ground, insider's views on the city of Dallas are gathered in this collection which comments on the international world as well. His opinions cover topics from airlines to business, from biscuits to politics, from education to manners.