The Making Of A Gentleman

Autor: Ruth Axtell Morren
Publisher: Steeple Hill
ISBN: 1426821034
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Just moments from the hangman's noose, Jonah Quinn escapes from infamous Newgate Prison. Taking prison volunteer Florence Hathaway hostage is a masterstroke, but Jonah intends to end their acquaintance once he's free. God, however, has other plans. The caring spinster's mission is to turn Jonah's life around. The burly fugitive scoffs at the notion he can be groomed into respectability, much less win a royal pardon. He knows that donning a waistcoat and cravats does not change a man. But a woman's stubborn faith? That can accomplish miracles. Florence sees right into the depths of his roguish heart, and Jonah finds himself wanting to become that man she sees.…

The Making Of A Gentleman

Autor: Shana Galen
Publisher: Sourcebooks, Inc.
ISBN: 9781402258039
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Twelve years in prison has stripped him of his humanity...Saving him is her only chance to escape a terrible fate Armand, Comte de Valère has lost the ability to interact with polite society, until his family hires him a beautiful tutor, and he starts to come alive again. Felicity Bennett vows she'll do whatever it takes to help Armand fight back the demons that have held him captive for so long. With Felicity's help, Armand begins to heal, until a buried secret threatens to destroy their growing passion. Equal parts action and desire, fans of Sabrina Jefferies and Stephanie Laurens will be sucked in by this heart wrenching tale of family, intrigue, and learning what it means to love. The second in RITA nominee Shana Galen's Regency romance trilogy about three brothers struggling to reconnect and restore their noble heritage in the aftermath of the French Revolution, each losing his heart along the way. Sons of the Revolution Trilogy: The Making of a Duchess (Book 1) The Making of a Gentleman (Book 2) The Rogue Pirate's Bride (Book 3) Praise for Bestselling Author Shana Galen: "Galen's signature sense of humor, expertly blended with deep emotions, will hold readers captive right to the end."-Romantic Times "Lively dialogue, breakneck pace and a great sense of fun."-Publishers Weekly

The Making Of A Gentleman

Autor: Shana Galen
Publisher: Sourcebooks, Inc.
ISBN: 9781402258039
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Twelve years in prison has stripped him of his humanity...Saving him is her only chance to escape a terrible fate Armand, Comte de Valère has lost the ability to interact with polite society, until his family hires him a beautiful tutor, and he starts to come alive again. Felicity Bennett vows she'll do whatever it takes to help Armand fight back the demons that have held him captive for so long. With Felicity's help, Armand begins to heal, until a buried secret threatens to destroy their growing passion. Equal parts action and desire, fans of Sabrina Jefferies and Stephanie Laurens will be sucked in by this heart wrenching tale of family, intrigue, and learning what it means to love. The second in RITA nominee Shana Galen's Regency romance trilogy about three brothers struggling to reconnect and restore their noble heritage in the aftermath of the French Revolution, each losing his heart along the way. Sons of the Revolution Trilogy: The Making of a Duchess (Book 1) The Making of a Gentleman (Book 2) The Rogue Pirate's Bride (Book 3) Praise for Bestselling Author Shana Galen: "Galen's signature sense of humor, expertly blended with deep emotions, will hold readers captive right to the end."-Romantic Times "Lively dialogue, breakneck pace and a great sense of fun."-Publishers Weekly

The Making Of A Gentleman

Autor: Shana Galen
Publisher: Sourcebooks, Inc.
ISBN: 9781402238666
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After being released from prison, Armand, unable to function in society, falls in love with the tutor hired to help him, Felicity, but their new relationship is hampered by the emergence of secrets from each person's past.

A Gentleman In Moscow

Autor: Amor Towles
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 0670026190
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A New York Times bestseller "The same gorgeous, layered richness that marked Towles' debut, Rules of Civility, shapes [A Gentleman in Moscow]" - Entertainment Weekly "Elegant... as lavishly filigreed as a Fabergé egg" - O, the Oprah Magazine He can't leave his hotel. You won't want to. From the New York Times bestselling author of Rules of Civility--a transporting novel about a man who is ordered to spend the rest of his life inside a luxury hotel "Towles's greatest narrative effect is not the moments of wonder and synchronicity but the generous transformation of these peripheral workers, over the course of decades, into confidants, equals and, finally, friends. With them around, a life sentence in these gilded halls might make Rostov the luckiest man in Russia." -The New York Times Book Review In 1922, Count Alexander Rostov is deemed an unrepentant aristocrat by a Bolshevik tribunal, and is sentenced to house arrest in the Metropol, a grand hotel across the street from the Kremlin. Rostov, an indomitable man of erudition and wit, has never worked a day in his life, and must now live in an attic room while some of the most tumultuous decades in Russian history are unfolding outside the hotel's doors. Unexpectedly, his reduced circumstances provide him entry into a much larger world of emotional discovery. Brimming with humor, a glittering cast of characters, and one beautifully rendered scene after another, this singular novel casts a spell as it relates the count's endeavor to gain a deeper understanding of what it means to be a man of purpose. "And the intrigue! ... [A Gentleman in Moscow] is laced with sparkling threads (they will tie up) and tokens (they will matter): special keys, secret compartments, gold coins, vials of coveted liquid, old-fashioned pistols, duels and scars, hidden assignations (discreet and smoky), stolen passports, a ruby necklace, mysterious letters on elegant hotel stationery... a luscious stage set, backdrop for a downright Casablanca-like drama." - The San Francisco Chronicle

Philadelphia Gentlemen

Autor: E. Digby Baltzell
Publisher: Transaction Publishers
ISBN: 9781412830751
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This proper Philadelphia story starts with the city’s golden age at the close of the eighteenth century. It is a classic study of an American business aristocracy of colonial stock with Protestant affiliations as well as an analysis of how fabulously wealthy nineteenth-century family founders in Boston, New York, and Philadelphia, supported various exclusive institutions that in the course of the twentieth century produced a national upper-class way of life. But as that way of life became an end of itself, instead of an effort to consolidate power and control, the upper-class outlived its function; this, argues Baltzell, is precisely what took place in the Philadelphia class system. Philadelphia Gentlemen emphasizes that class is largely a matter of family, whereas an elite is largely a matter of individual achievement. The emphasis in Philadelphia on old classes, in contrast to the emphasis in New York and Boston on individual achievement and elite striving, helps to explain the dramatically different outcomes of ruling class domination in major centers of the Eastern Establishment. In emphasizing class membership or family prestige, the dynamics of industrial and urban life passed by rather than through Philadelphia. As a result in the race for urban preeminence, Philadelphia lost precious time and eventually lost the struggle for ruling preeminence as such. When the book initially appeared, it was hailed by The New York Times as “a very, very important book.” Writing in the pages of the American Sociological Review, Seymour Martin Lipset noted that “Philadelphia Gentlemen says important things about class and power in America, and says them in ways that will interest and fascinate both sociologists and laymen.” And in the American Historical Review, Baltzell’s book was identified simply as “a gold mine of information.” In short, for sociologists, historians, and those concerned with issues of culture and the economy, this is indeed a classic of modern social science.

The Victorian Gentleman

Autor: Michael Brander
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780952533061
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Volume 2 The Making of THE VICTORIAN GENTLEMAN Michael Brander writes revealingly on the making, manners and morals of the Victorian Gentleman in the great age of British growth as an industrial power at home and a world power abroad as well as in affluence and pretension in social life. His birth, schooling and university education, his introduction to the world, his aims and aspirations are all depicted, often by quoting his own vivid descriptions, or those of eye witnesses. The age of our great-grandfathers was an age of often easy money and self-conscious manners, of immense social change when some made fortunes in stocks and shares and aspired to become gentlemen while others lost everything in city scandals when banks collapsed, yet still struggled to remain gentlemen. The advent of steam power saw railways proliferate, the Midlands industrialised, the Highlands Balmoralised and seaside resorts flourishing as sea air was recommended by the medical profession. It was a period of rigid class stratification, of outward respectability and outrageous behaviour behind closed doors, of great advances in science, medicine and travel, of high moral standards and astonishing hypocrisy. Military gentlemen, religious gentlemen, scandalous gentlemen, gentlemen involved in royal intrigue, in educational reform, in rebellion against the rigid morality of the era, gentlemen exploring the unknown parts of the world, shooting big game with muzzle-loading guns, hunting foxes and declaiming Greek verses, here is the complete panorama of gentlemen being born and shaped, at work and at play. This was the English Gentleman in full flower. Michael Brander is an M.A. Hist/Econ (hons) Cantab. He was born in Edinburgh and has written over fifty books on social and military history, biography, travel, horses, dogs and whisky (and contributed to a hilarious cook-book by his wife, Evelyn), almost all published in the USA.. As one reviewer put it he writes entertainingly and very readably, with remarkably wide ranging research, and knows a good anecdote when he sees one.

A Gentleman Entertains Revised And Updated

Autor: John Bridges
Publisher: Thomas Nelson
ISBN: 1401604560
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Here’s a thought. Entertaining isn’t just something that happens when the ladies decide to break out the good china. Any gentleman who enjoys the company of friends, a delicious meal, or a great drink should know how to host a gathering. So shove those frozen burritos out of the way and make some room in the freezer for your stainless steel ice bucket. It’s time to entertain. John Bridges and Bryan Curtis have mapped out everything you need to know for any occasion, from dinner parties to tailgate potlucks. Whether you’re hosting clients for a business lunch at an upscale restaurant or corralling your rowdy friends for a weekend cookout, these are the fundamentals you’ll need to ensure you and your guests have a memorable time. The details have been wrangled out already—all that’s left is for you to sit back and enjoy the company of your favorite people.

As A Gentleman Would Say

Autor: John Bridges
Publisher: Thomas Nelson
ISBN: 1401604706
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On any given day, a man is faced with situations that demand a response. He runs into a friend who was recently fired . . . His date can’t seem to pry herself away from a texting conversation during dinner . . . Someone at his gym routinely monopolizes the equipment . . . He finds himself in a nearly unintelligible conversation with a client who has a thick foreign accent. In each of these scenarios, there are distinct responses that can determine the outcome—for better or worse. Knowing what to say is essential, because regardless of how many doors he opens or how often he remembers to bring a bottle of wine for the hostess, a gentleman’s reputation is often established on his ability to communicate. In this updated version of As a Gentleman Would Say, John Bridges and Bryan Curtis offer simple reminders and new ideas for any man who is eager to navigate the obstacle course of his own words.