I got there first with the most men. (Nathan Bedford Forrest) Despite the fact that the Civil War was fought nearly 150 years ago, it remains a polarizing topic for the country to this day. And nowhere is this more evident than in the life and legacy of Confederate lieutenant general Nathan Bedford Forrest, the war's most controversial soldier. When the war broke out, Forrest enlisted in the army and was instructed to raise a battalion of cavalry. A self-made man with no formal military training, Forrest spent the entire war fighting in the Western theater, becoming the only individual in the war to rise from the rank of private to lieutenant general. By the end of the war, Forrest was known throughout the South as the "wizard of the saddle", and anecdotes of his prowess in battle were legendary. In addition to being injured multiple times in battle, Forrest has been credited with having killed 30 Union soldiers in combat and having 29 horses shot out from under him. Northerners weren't the only ones who felt his wrath; Forrest famously feuded with several commanding officers and notoriously killed an artillery commander in his unit after a verbal confrontation spiraled out of control. History has properly accorded Forrest his place as one of the most courageous soldiers of the Civil War, and Forrest attained a number of command successes in the Western theater of the war. But Forrest was also at the head of Confederate troops accused of massacring a Union garrison comprised mostly of black soldiers at Fort Pillow, and he was also a prominent slave trader, an overt racist, and likely a leader of the Ku Klux Klan after the Civil War. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Trent R. Stephens. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/036197/bk_acx0_036197_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Summary of Alexander Hamilton by Ron Chernow | Includes Analysis Preview: Alexander Hamilton (2004) is a sprawling biography of one of the most important figures in American history. It is based on copious original research, especially into Hamilton's early years. As a political theorist, a polemicist, and the first Treasury secretary, Hamilton dedicated his life, his intellect, and a seemingly limitless stream of words to the cause of unifying and strengthening the United States. He did perhaps more than any other one person to ensure the strength of the American union, even as his pride and hotheadedness kept him from the presidency and led to his early death. Hamilton claimed to have been born on the island of Nevis in the British West Indies, probably in 1755. Orphaned and illegitimate, Hamilton had perhaps the least advantageous childhood of all the founders. He apprenticed as a clerk with merchant trader Thomas Stevens, a man who may have been his biological father…. PLEASE NOTE: This is a summary and analysis of the book and not the original book. Inside this Instaread summary of Alexander Hamilton: Summary of the book Important people Character analyses Analysis of the themes and author's style 1. Language: English. Narrator: Michael Gilboe. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/054300/bk_acx0_054300_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Angelina Ellsworth once believed in love - before she discovered her husband of mere hours was a slave-trader and already married. To avoid the scandal and disgrace, she escapes to the estate of her aunt and uncle, the Duke and Duchess of Waterford. When Angelina learns she is with child, she vows she'll never trust a man again. Flynn, Earl of Luxmoore, led an enchanted life until his father committed suicide after losing everything to Waterford in a wager. Stripped of all but his title, Flynn is thrust into the role of marquis as well as provider for his disabled sister and invalid mother. Unable to pay his father's astronomical gambling loss, Flynn must choose between social or financial ruin. When the duke suggests he'll forgive the debt if Flynn marries his niece, Flynn accepts the duke's proposal. Reluctant to wed a stranger, but willing to do anything to protect her babe and escape the clutches of the madman who still pursues her, Angelina agrees to the union. Can the earl and his Scottish lass find happiness and love in a marriage neither wanted, or is the chasm between them insurmountable? 1. Language: English. Narrator: David Monteath. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/059444/bk_acx0_059444_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
I got there first with the most men. (Nathan Bedford Forrest) Despite the fact that the Civil War was fought nearly 150 years ago, it remains a polarizing topic for the country to this day. And nowhere is this more evident than in the life and legacy of Confederate Lieutenant General Nathan Bedford Forrest, the war's most controversial soldier. When the war broke out, Forrest enlisted in the army and was instructed to raise a battalion of cavalry. A self-made man with no formal military training, Forrest spent the entire war fighting in the Western theater, becoming the only individual in the war to rise from the rank of private to lieutenant general. By the end of the war, Forrest was known throughout the South as the "Wizard of the Saddle", and anecdotes of his prowess in battle were legendary. In addition to being injured multiple times in battle, Forrest has been credited with having killed 30 Union soldiers in combat and having 29 horses shot out from under him. History has properly accorded Forrest his place as one of the most courageous soldiers of the Civil War, and he attained a number of command successes in the Western theater of the war. But Forrest was also at the head of Confederate troops accused of massacring a Union garrison comprised mostly of black soldiers at Fort Pillow, and he was also a prominent slave trader, an overt racist, and likely a leader of the Ku Klux Klan after the Civil War. When he died in 1877, in part due to various war wounds, he was the nation's most notorious unreconstructed rebel. John E. Stanchack, an editor of the Civil War Times Illustrated, aptly noted in 1993, "Everything...about [Forrest] is bent to fit some political or intellectual agenda." 1. Language: English. Narrator: Trent R. Stephens. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/038831/bk_acx0_038831_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Dr Rudolph Jansen van Vuuren (born 1972-09-20 in Windhoek, Namibia) is a Physician by trader, former Namibian sportsman and committed conservationist. Rudie van Vuuren married Namibian conservationist, Marlice van Vuuren, in December 2000 and in December 2006 their little boy Zacheo was born. Together, Rudie & Marlice run. He is best known for representing his country in both the 2003 Cricket World Cup and the 2003 Rugby Union World Cup, as a result he became the first man to compete in the final stages of world-cup competitions in cricket and rugby union in the same year. He is the only Namibian so far to have taken five wickets in a One Day International, which he did against England.
The National Union of Greece (Greek: , Ethniki Enosis Ellados or EEE) was an anti-Semitic nationalist party established in Thessaloniki, Greece, in 1927. Registered as a mutual aid society, the EEE was founded by Asia Minor refugee merchants. According to the organisation's constitution, only Christians could join. Its members were opposed to Thessaloniki's substantial Jewish population. It was led by Georgios Kosmidis ( ), an illiterate Turkish-speaking trader and D. Charitopoulos ( . ), a banking clerk.
This book presents an overview of regulation of standard form contracts in the selected jurisdictions of the European Union. Generally, the term 'regulation of standard form contracts' refers to the techniques and procedures that are established by the government and case law to control the fairness and reasonableness of contracting or contractual arrangements. The necessity of regulating standard form contracts is explained by arguing that absolute freedom of contract does not contribute enough to the welfare of society, even if we assume that such freedom exists in reality. Four jurisdictions of the European Union - Germany, France, England, and Lithuania - have been selected for closer examination in order to build up a comprehensive view in the three major jurisdictions of the Union as well as in the 'new Europe'. Moreover, the study elucidates the links between national contract laws and the European Union law. In view of the obstacles a trader may face in abiding by unknown foreign regulations, the national regulations of standard form contract are assessed in the light of so-called 'indistinctly applicable measures' that are prohibited under the European Union law. Thus different options aimed at eliminating trade restrictions created by foreign regulations on standard form contracts are contemplated in this book.
Learn from a master of quantitative finance the rules that made him a success.The UnRules presents the dynamic rules for success in the age of exponential information. Written by Igor Tulchinsky, the trader behind global hedge fund firm WorldQuant, this book is more than just another Big Data guide for financial wonks -- it's a prescriptive, inspirational book for everyone navigating the tidal waves of the information age. Data is everywhere, coming at us in a never-ceasing, ever-rising river that threatens to overwhelm us. Tulchinsky shows us, however, how natural patterns underlie that data -- patterns that may dictate life or death, success or failure. The marriage of man and machines has allowed scientists to explore increasingly complex worlds, to predict outcomes and eventualities. This book demonstrates how to exercise real intelligence by discerning the patterns that surround us every day and how to leverage this information into success in the workplace and beyond.Beneath this story is Tulchinsky's description of how advances in mathematics and science have shaped the use of data and automation to pry open complex systems like the financial markets. Tulchinsky describes how he built WorldQuant into a global trading colossus from scratch, amassing millions of 'alphas,' computer algorithms that describe market relationships, and seeking talent from around the world to contribute their own ideas for new alphas.A key part of The UnRules is Tulchinsky's personal story. As a child, he fled with his parents from the Soviet Union in the 1970s and landed in New York, mastering American life, computer science and quantitative finance on his way to founding WorldQuant. Along the way, he developed a series of personal rules -- guidelines to success -- anchored by a paradoxical central UnRule: None of these rules is infallible. Life is risk.* Establish only concrete, quantifiable goals.* Think big--it's easier.* Take aggressive risks but manage your losses. If it's scary, run.* Obstacles are information.* Ideas are infinite.For anyone, anywhere trying to make sense of our times, The UnRules offers perspective, context and deeply insightful strategies for navigating the future.
Seminar paper from the year 2009 in the subject Politics - International Politics - Topic: European Union, grade: Master, Marmara University, language: Turkish, abstract: In the changing World, the pace of globalization and economic integration process were seen rapidly and some integration formations have been happened. Among these, the most effective economic integration is known as European Union which has the ability to grow and the biggest trader in the world economy. From the point of view of our country as Turkey, towards integration process of the European Union; the operational mechanism of institutions of European Union, structure of the standardization institutions and conditions for exported goods into Europe are vitally important for Turkey. In this study; the standardizations of European Union has been considered with their duties in details. Keywords: European Union, Maastricht Criteria, Turkey