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An Experiment in Treason

Author : Bruce Alexander
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When a potentially dangerous collection of letters is stolen from a prominent official and turns up in Massachusetts, Sir John Fielding investigates, only to find that the supposed thief has turned up dead.

Treason s Tide

Author : Robert Wilton
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An intense, imaginative and darkly atmospheric historical spy thriller - Patrick O'Brian meets John le Carré. (previously published as The Emperor's Gold) 'A sparkling gem of a novel' - M C Scott July 1805: Napoleon's army masses across the Channel - Britain is within hours of invasion and defeat. Only one thing stands in the way - an obscure government bureau of murky origins and shadowy purpose: The Comptrollerate General for Scrutiny and Survey. And, rescued from a shipwreck, his past erased, Tom Roscarrock is their newest agent. In England, the man who recruited Roscarrock has disappeared, his agents are turning up dead, and reports of a secret French fleet are panicking the authorities. In France, a plan is underway to shatter the last of England's stability. Behind the clash of fleets and armies, there lies a secret world of intrigue, deception, treachery and violence - and Roscarrock is about to be thrown into it headfirst.

The American Annual Cyclop dia and Register of Important Events of the Year

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The Black dwarf by T J Wooler

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Treason s Harbour Vol Book 9 Aubrey Maturin Novels

Author : Patrick O'Brian
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"Every [Aubrey-Maturin] book is packed to absolute straining with erudition, wit, history, and thunderous action." —Joe Hill All Patrick O'Brian's strengths are on parade in this novel of action and intrigue, set partly in Malta, partly in the treacherous, pirate-infested waters of the Red Sea. While Captain Aubrey worries about repairs to his ship, Stephen Maturin assumes the center stage for the dockyards and salons of Malta are alive with Napoleon's agents, and the admiralty's intelligence network is compromised. Maturin's cunning is the sole bulwark against sabotage of Aubrey's daring mission.

The Theater of Experiment

Author : Al Coppola
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The first book-length study of the relationship between science and theater during the long eighteenth century in Britain, The Theater of Experiment explores the crucial role of spectacle in the establishment of modern science by analyzing how eighteenth-century science was "staged" in a double sense. On the one hand, this study analyzes science in performance: the way that science and scientists were made a public spectacle in comedies, farces, and pantomimes for purposes that could range from the satiric to the pedagogic to the hagiographic. But this book also considers the way in which these plays laid bare science as performance: that is, the way that eighteenth-century science was itself a kind of performing art, subject to regimes of stagecraft that traversed the laboratory, the lecture hall, the anatomy theater, and the public stage. Not only did the representation of natural philosophy in eighteenth-century plays like Thomas Shadwell's Virtuoso, Aphra Behn's The Emperor of the Moon, Susanna Centlivre's The Basset Table, and John Rich's Necromancer, or Harelequin Doctor Faustus, influence contemporary debates over the role that experimental science was to play public life, the theater shaped the very form that science itself was to take. By disciplining, and ultimately helping to legitimate, experimental philosophy, the eighteenth-century stage helped to naturalize an epistemology based on self-evident, decontextualized facts that might speak for themselves. In this, the stage and the lab jointly fostered an Enlightenment culture of spectacle that transformed the conditions necessary for the production and dissemination of scientific knowledge. Precisely because Enlightenment public science initiatives, taking their cue from the public stages, came to embrace the stagecraft and spectacle that Restoration natural philosophy sought to repress from the scene of experimental knowledge production, eighteenth-century science organized itself around not the sober, masculine "modest witness" of experiment but the sentimental, feminized, eager observer of scientific performance.

The Bulletin of the American Iron and Steel Association

Author : American Iron and Steel Association
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The Platform Its Rise and Progress

Author : Henry Lorenzo Jephson
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First Published in 1968. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

The Congressional Globe

Author : United States. Congress
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The Punishment of Death

Author : Society for the Diffusion of Information on the Subject of Capital Punishments
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First compilation of a series of articles relating to the criminal law. Contains dozens of speeches, petitions and essays on the forgery laws, the penal codes of different nations, the use of interrogations, protests against specific criminal cases, etc.