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📒The Quartet ✍ Joseph J. Ellis
📝The Quartet Book Synopsis : From Pulitzer Prize–winning American historian Joseph J. Ellis, the unexpected story of why the thirteen colonies, having just fought off the imposition of a distant centralized governing power, would decide to subordinate themselves anew. We all know the famous opening phrase of Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address: “Four score and seven years ago our fathers brought forth on this Continent a new Nation.” The truth is different. In 1776, thirteen American colonies declared themselves independent states that only temporarily joined forces in order to defeat the British. Once victorious, they planned to go their separate ways. The triumph of the American Revolution was neither an ideological nor a political guarantee that the colonies would relinquish their independence and accept the creation of a federal government with power over their autonomy as states. The Quartet is the story of this second American founding and of the men most responsible—George Washington, Alexander Hamilton, John Jay, and James Madison. These men, with the help of Robert Morris and Gouverneur Morris, shaped the contours of American history by diagnosing the systemic dysfunctions created by the Articles of Confederation, manipulating the political process to force the calling of the Constitutional Convention, conspiring to set the agenda in Philadelphia, orchestrating the debate in the state ratifying conventions, and, finally, drafting the Bill of Rights to assure state compliance with the constitutional settlement. Ellis has given us a gripping and dramatic portrait of one of the most crucial and misconstrued periods in American history: the years between the end of the Revolution and the formation of the federal government. The Quartet unmasks a myth, and in its place presents an even more compelling truth—one that lies at the heart of understanding the creation of the United States of America. From the Hardcover edition.
📒The Quartet ✍ Joseph J. Ellis
📝The Quartet Book Synopsis : The Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Founding Brothers shares historical insights into America's post-Revolution efforts for independence, citing key debates over the creations of the Articles of Confederation and the Bill of Rights. (United States history). Simultaneous.
📒The Quartet Of Causeries ✍ Śyāmilaka
📝The Quartet of Causeries Book Synopsis : "Now an ambitious new publishing project, the Clay Sanskrit Library brings together leading Sanskrit translators and scholars of Indology from around the world to celebrate in translating the beauty and range of classical Sanskrit literature. . . . Published as smart green hardbacks that are small enough to fit into a jeans pocket, the volumes are meant to satisfy both the scholar and the lay reader. Each volume has a transliteration of the original Sanskrit text on the left-hand page and an English translation on the right, as also a helpful introduction and notes. Alongside definitive translations of the great Indian epics -- 30 or so volumes will be devoted to the Maha·bhárat itself -- Clay Sanskrit Library makes available to the English-speaking reader many other delights: The earthy verse of Bhartri·hari, the pungent satire of Jayánta Bhatta and the roving narratives of Dandin, among others. All these writers belong properly not just to Indian literature, but to world literature." --LiveMint"The Clay Sanskrit Library has recently set out to change the scene by making available well-translated dual-language (English and Sanskrit) editions of popular Sanskritic texts for the public." --NamarupaThe Quartet of Causeries have been handed down as a collection of the most ancient monologue farces in classical Sanskrit. Though stylistically divergent, they share a common plot: the hero is an inept, bungling procurer, who mismanages his client's love-affairs to an unexpectedly successful completion. A wide spectrum of India's urban society is scandalized, from respected judges to clumsy poetasters, from hypocritical Buddhist monks to greedy madams, from spoiled scions of wealthy houses to criminal low-life.Co-published by New York University Press and the JJC Foundation
📒The Quartet By Joseph J Ellis Summary Analysis ✍ Instaread
📝The Quartet by Joseph J Ellis Summary Analysis Book Synopsis : The Quartet by Joseph J. Ellis | Summary & Analysis Preview: The Quartet is an historical account of the debates and events leading up to, during, and immediately following the creation of the Constitution of the United States of America. The quartet is four politicians that played an integral role in the creation, shaping, and implementation of the Constitution and early federal government in the US. These include George Washington, James Madison, Alexander Hamilton, and John Jay. Each man had some involvement in the American Revolution, which lent credence to the worthiness of their cause and ability to establish a national government. Washington served as the head of the Continental Army. Hamilton served as Washington’s aide de camp and later served as commander of his own troops. Madison was a commissioned colonel of the Orange County militia from Virginia and served on the Continental Congress. Jay also served on the Continental Congress and negotiated the terms of the Treaty of Paris that ended the American Revolutionary War… PLEASE NOTE: This is a summary and analysis of the book and NOT the original book. Inside this Instaread Summary & Analysis of The Quartet • Summary of book • Introduction to the Important People in the book • Analysis of the Themes and Author’s Style
📒The Quartet ✍ William Osborn Stoddard
📝The Quartet Book Synopsis : This work has been selected by scholars as being culturally important, and is part of the knowledge base of civilization as we know it. This work was reproduced from the original artifact, and remains as true to the original work as possible. Therefore, you will see the original copyright references, library stamps (as most of these works have been housed in our most important libraries around the world), and other notations in the work.This work is in the public domain in the United States of America, and possibly other nations. Within the United States, you may freely copy and distribute this work, as no entity (individual or corporate) has a copyright on the body of the work.As a reproduction of a historical artifact, this work may contain missing or blurred pages, poor pictures, errant marks, etc. Scholars believe, and we concur, that this work is important enough to be preserved, reproduced, and made generally available to the public. We appreciate your support of the preservation process, and thank you for being an important part of keeping this knowledge alive and relevant.
📒Summary Of The Quartet ✍ Instaread Summaries
📝Summary of The Quartet Book Synopsis : The Quartet by Joseph J. Ellis | Summary & AnalysisPreview:The Quartet is an historical account of the debates and events leading up to, during, and immediately following the creation of the Constitution of the United States of America. The quartet is four politicians that played an integral role in the creation, shaping, and implementation of the Constitution and early federal government in the US. These include George Washington, James Madison, Alexander Hamilton, and John Jay.Each man had some involvement in the American Revolution, which lent credence to the worthiness of their cause and ability to establish a national government. Washington served as the head of the Continental Army. Hamilton served as Washington's aide de camp and later served as commander of his own troops. Madison was a commissioned colonel of the Orange County militia from Virginia and served on the Continental Congress. Jay also served on the Continental Congress and negotiated the terms of the Treaty of Paris that ended the American Revolutionary War...Inside this Instaread Summary & Analysis of The Quartet* Summary of book* Introduction to the Important People in the book* Analysis of the Themes and Author's Style
📒The Quartet ✍ John R Sweney
📝The Quartet Book Synopsis : This work has been selected by scholars as being culturally important, and is part of the knowledge base of civilization as we know it. This work was reproduced from the original artifact, and remains as true to the original work as possible. Therefore, you will see the original copyright references, library stamps (as most of these works have been housed in our most important libraries around the world), and other notations in the work. This work is in the public domain in the United States of America, and possibly other nations. Within the United States, you may freely copy and distribute this work, as no entity (individual or corporate) has a copyright on the body of the work. As a reproduction of a historical artifact, this work may contain missing or blurred pages, poor pictures, errant marks, etc. Scholars believe, and we concur, that this work is important enough to be preserved, reproduced, and made generally available to the public. We appreciate your support of the preservation process, and thank you for being an important part of keeping this knowledge alive and relevant.
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📒Beethoven For A Later Age ✍ Edward Dusinberre
📝Beethoven for a Later Age Book Synopsis : As first violinist of the renowned Takacs Quartet, Edward Dusinberre has had to grapple like few others with the enigmatic quality of Beethoven s quartets, which have long been the backbone of the Takacs repertory. In his book, he offers a compelling investigation into the nature of the quartets by focusing on a selection of works taken from the different chronological periods and stylistic groupings. This is cleverly intertwined with the historical narrative of Beethoven s engagement with the composition and performance of the quartets between 1798 and 1826, as well as the autobiographical narrative of the Takacs s own engagement with the works for over two decades since Dusinberre s arrival in 1993 (or four decades from the group s original founding in 1975). In the always insightful and often hilarious memoir passages, the author treats us to a new understanding of the crafting of a musical performance, from the first group rehearsals to the resulting concert or recording session. To this, he adds vivid and brilliant descriptions of the music that jump out at the non-specialist reader. "
📒 The Quartet ✍ E. G. Papworth
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📒The Quartet ✍ Jno. R. Sweney
📝The Quartet Book Synopsis : Excerpt from The Quartet: Songs of Redeeming Love; The Ark of Praise; The Quiver of Sacred Song; Hymns of the Heart With Solos; Four Complete Works in One Volume, for Use in Prayer Meeting or Sabbath School I. Tho' my sins were once like crimson red, To the healing stream my feet were led, 2. At the door of faith I entered in, And to him confessed my guilt and sin, 3. Tho' my heart was all I had to give, Yet he smiled and bade me look and live, 4. I will sing his pow'r from death to save, I will sing his triumph o'er the grave. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.
📝Bridging the Gaps Lawrence Durrell s quot Alexandria Quartet quot Book Synopsis :
📒The Saturdays ✍ Elizabeth Enright
📝The Saturdays Book Synopsis : Meet the Melendys! The four Melendy children live with their father and Cuffy, their beloved housekeeper, in a worn but comfortable brownstone in New York City. There's thirteen-year-old Mona, who has decided to become an actress; twelve-year-old mischievous Rush; ten-and-a-half-year-old Randy, who loves to dance and paint; and thoughtful Oliver, who is just six. Tired of wasting Saturdays doing nothing but wishing for larger allowances, the four Melendys jump at Randy's idea to start the Independent Saturday Afternoon Adventure Club (I.S.A.A.C.). If they pool their resources and take turns spending the whole amount, they can each have at least one memorable Saturday afternoon of their own. Before long, I.S.A.A.C. is in operation and every Saturday is definitely one to remember. Written more than half a century ago, The Saturdays unfolds with all the ripe details of a specific place and period but remains, just the same, a winning, timeless tale. The Saturdays is the first installment of Enright's Melendy Quartet, an engaging and warm series about the close-knit Melendy family and their surprising adventures.
📒The Israeli Palestinian Conflict And The Politics Of The Quartet ✍ Lee Daniel Schrader
📝The Israeli Palestinian Conflict and the Politics of the Quartet Book Synopsis : The 'Quartet' is an informal diplomatic mechanism designed to coordinate the efforts of major actors within the context of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Formed in 2001, the grouping is composed of representatives from the United States, the European Union, Russia and the Office of the UN Secretary General. Existing analysis of the Quartet, especially concerning the capacity of the grouping to facilitate both individual and collective outcomes for its members, is in some respects misleading. This thesis establishes the historical precedents to the formation of the Quartet, and examines the outputs and outcomes of the grouping within the politico-strategic context of the Middle East peace process from 2001-2011. It presents each of the Quartet members as actors, who, while working in support of a peace process between the Israelis and Palestinians, also hoped to advance their national or organisational objectives through the association itself. By examining the interplay between the complimentary and competing agendas and capabilities of the Quartet members, the thesis aims to provide enhanced insight into the role of external parties in the Israeli-Palestinian peace process. Accordingly, it examines the key factors that motivated individual governments and institutions to form the Quartet, and analyses the extent to which the Quartet members had both collective and individual objectives for the grouping. In examining whether these objectives were achieved during the period, the thesis argues that the outcomes of the Quartet were shaped by its internal decision-making processes, the exclusivity of the US-Israel relationship, the nature of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and the regional contexts in which its members sought collective influence. It argues that the Quartet demonstrated potential as a diplomatic tool, although in practice it had greater utility as a forum for coordination among its members than for influencing the behaviour of the parties to the conflict.
📒The Cambridge Companion To The String Quartet ✍ Robin Stowell
📝The Cambridge Companion to the String Quartet Book Synopsis : This Companion offers a concise and authoritative survey of the string quartet by eleven chamber music specialists. Its fifteen carefully structured chapters provide coverage of a stimulating range of perspectives previously unavailable in one volume. It focuses on four main areas: the social and musical background to the quartet's development; the most celebrated ensembles; string quartet playing, including aspects of contemporary and historical performing practice; and the mainstream repertory, including significant 'mixed ensemble' compositions involving string quartet. Various musical and pictorial illustrations and informative appendixes, including a chronology of the most significant works, complete this indispensable guide. Written for all string quartet enthusiasts, this Companion will enrich readers' understanding of the history of the genre, the context and significance of quartets as cultural phenomena, and the musical, technical and interpretative problems of chamber music performance. It will also enhance their experience of listening to quartets in performance and on recordings.
📒The Beethoven Quartet Companion ✍ Robert Winter
📝The Beethoven Quartet Companion Book Synopsis : "Reading "The Beethoven Quartet Companion" made me want to listen to the quartets again from a new sociological as well as musical perspective. It is an invaluable guide not only for professional and amateur musicians but also for anyone who is curious about culture and wants to find out more."--Yo-Yo Ma "These essays are the most readable, useful, and well-informed commentary available today on these masterworks. Michael Steinberg's 'program notes' to each quartet, directed at once to the musical beginner and to the expert, are as eloquent and persuasive as popular writing about music can get. . . . His essays are followed by equally expert and accessible contributions by other masters on The Master, providing literate music lovers with the context and equipment for a richer enjoyment and clearer understanding of these sixteen unique conversations among two violins, a viola, and a cello."--David Littlejohn, author of "The Ultimate Art: Essays Around and About Opera" "A fine collection of essays to assist the music lover in the seemingly endless quest to illuminate the Beethoven string quartets."--Arnold Steinhardt, The Guarneri String Quartet "This book delivers on the implied promise of its title--it provides a lively, readable, and wide-ranging introduction to the quartets. Readers at many levels of experience will find it profitable."--Lewis Lockwood, author of "Beethoven: Studies in the Creative Process"
📒The Quartet Of The Tiger Moon ✍ Nick Joaquin
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📒Quartet In Autumn ✍ Barbara Pym
📝Quartet in Autumn Book Synopsis : With an introduction by Alexander McCall Smith One did not drink sherry before the evening, just as one did not read a novel in the morning. In 1970s London Edwin, Norman, Letty and Marcia work in the same office and suffer the same problem - loneliness. Lovingly and with delightful humour, Pym conducts us through their day-to-day existence: their preoccupations, their irritations, their judgements, and - perhaps most keenly felt - their worries about having somehow missed out on life as post-war Britain shifted around them. Deliciously, blackly funny and full of obstinate optimism, Quartet in Autumn shows Barbara Pym's sensitive artistry at its most sparkling. A classic from one of Britain's most loved and highly acclaimed novelists, its world is both extraordinary and familiar, revealing the eccentricities of everyday life.
📒The Lola Quartet ✍ Emily St. John Mandel
📝The Lola Quartet Book Synopsis : How far would you go for someone you love? The Lola Quartet: Jack, Daniel, Sasha and Gavin, four talented musicians at the end of their high school careers. On the dream-like night of their last concert, Gavin's girlfriend Anna disappears. Ten years later Gavin sees a photograph of a little girl who looks uncannily like him and who shares Anna's surname, and suddenly he finds himself catapulted back to a secretive past he didn't realise he'd left behind. But that photo has set off a cascade of dangerous consequences and, as one by one the members of the Lola Quartet are reunited, a terrifying story emerges: of innocent mistakes, of secrecy and of a life lived on the run. Filled with love, music and thwarted dreams, Emily St. John Mandel's The Lola Quartet is a thrilling novel about how the errors of the past can threaten the future.
📒The Lasalle Quartet ✍ Robert Spruytenburg
📝The Lasalle Quartet Book Synopsis : The definitive study of the LaSalle Quartet, for forty years the premier exponent of 'the new music' for string quartet.
📒The Miracle Of Stalag 8a ✍ John William McMullen
📝The Miracle of Stalag 8A Book Synopsis : The Miracle of Stalag 8A is a retelling of the fascinating story of Olivier Messiaen's composition of his Quartet for the End of Time. Set in France & Germany from 1939 to 1941, Messiaen served in the French army, was captured at Verdun, and sent to Stalag 8A in Gorlitz, Germany, where he composed the great work, The Quartet for the End of Time. The enigmatic Messiaen, an avant-garde composer and also a devout Catholic, along with Etienne Pasquier, an agnostic cellist, Henri Akoka, a Jewish Trotskyite Clarinetist, and Jean le Boulaire, an atheistic violinist, become the famous quartet of Stalag 8A. These four very different men collaborated to create musical history in the most unlikely of places. Messiaen's Quartet, composed in a Stalag, transforms man's inhumanity to man with hope. Yet to the avant-garde, he was too traditional and too religious; to the traditionalists and religious, he was too avant-garde. As a result he will always stand somewhere outside of Time. The first performance of the Quartet for the End of Time at Stalag 8A in January 1941 has become, in the words of Paul Griffiths, "one of the great stories of twentieth-century music."