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How To Buy A House In 2014

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How to Buy a House in 2014Here's what's inside... TODAY'S MARKET EXPLAINED! HOW TO BUY A HOUSE IN A HOT MARKET. HOW TO GET YOUR OFFER ACCEPTED! HOW TO OFFER MORE MONEY TO THE SELLER! HOW TO COMPETE WITH INVESTORS AND WIN! HOW TO MOTIVATE THE SELLER'S AGENT TO PLACE YOUR OFFER ABOVE ALL THE OTHERS! HOW TO APPEAL TO THE SELLER ON A NON FINANCIAL LEVEL! HOW TO COMPARE AND CHOOSE THE RIGHT HOUSE FOR YOUR FAMILY! HOW TO FIND HOUSES THAT INVESTORS CAN'T COMPETE ON! FINDING SPECIAL GOVERNMENT PROGRAMS FOR BUYERS LIKE YOU! HOW TO BUY A HOUSE IN A COMPETITIVE MARKET. NEW VERSUS USED HOMES! SAVE THOUSANDS OF DOLLARS WITH A TEN DOLLAR INVESTMENT! THE HOME BUYING BOOK FOR SMART PEOPLE!!!


House Of Lords Reform

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Volume 3 of Peter Raina's magisterial history covers the 1960s and draws on newly released documents. In astonishing detail, it traces new plans drawn up during the Macmillan-Wilson era to reform the House of Lords. 'Mission impossible,' a civil servant declared. But when, to remain a Commons MP, Tony Benn insisted on disclaiming an inherited peerage, he started off a fresh willingness to tackle old problems. The Peerages Act 1963 allowed peers the option of disclaimer and, at last, gave equal rights in the Upper House to Scottish and women inheritors. A Labour government came in, and in 1967 gained the majority needed to embark on bold legislation. But it feared interference, so comprehensive plans were backed for changing the whole complexion of two-chamber politics. Led by Lord Shackleton and the intellectual Richard Crossman, schemes were devised and inter-party talks got under way - at first in a spirit of cooperation. But had the party elites listened to their fiery back-benchers? When a bill was introduced into parliament, the scenes were unforgettable...This volume tells not just the story, but reveals the intricate thinking of those who wanted to make a bicameral system work in the age of modern party politics.


A Doll's House And Other Plays

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The three plays in this volume, each written a decade apart, demonstrate different sides of Henrik Ibsen's genius, but all deal with themes of alienation from society and the breaking down of convention. A Doll's House (1879) portrays a woman questioning her duty to her husband and seeking to escape the stifling confines of her marriage - a theme that shocked contemporary audiences and established Ibsen's name outside Scandinavia. In The League of Youth (1869), his first prose drama, Ibsen created a vivid comedy about a hypocritical politician, and in The Lady from the Sea (1888), he depicts a woman who longs to return to the life she enjoyed before she was married. Peter Watts' lively modern translation is accompanied by an introduction examining Ibsen's life and times, with individual discussions of each of the three plays.

About The Author

Henrik Ibsen was born of well-to-do parents at Skien, a small Norwegian coastal town, on March 20, 1828. In 1836 his father went bankrupt, and the family was reduced to near poverty. At the age of fifteen, he was apprenticed to an apothecary in Grimstad. In 1850 Ibsen ventured to Christiania—present-day Oslo—as a student, with the hope of becoming a doctor. On the strength of his first two plays he was appointed “theater-poet” to the new Bergen National Theater, where he wrote five conventional romantic and historical dramas and absorbed the elements of his craft.

In 1857 he was called to the directorship of the financially unsound Christiania Norwegian Theater, which failed in 1862. In 1864, exhausted and enraged by the frustration of his efforts toward a national drama and theater, he quit Norway for what became twenty-seven years of voluntary exile abroad. In Italy he wrote the volcanic Brand (1866), which made his reputation and secured him a poet’s stipend from the government. Its companion piece, the phantasmagoric Peer Gynt, followed in 1867, then the immense double play, Emperor and Galilean (1873), expressing his philosophy of civilization.

Meanwhile, having moved to Germany, Ibsen had been searching for a new style. With The Pillars of Society he found it; this became the first of twelve plays, appearing at two-year intervals, that confirmed his international standing as the foremost dramatist of his age. In 1900 Ibsen suffered the first of several strokes that incapacitated him. He died in Oslo on May 23, 1906.


American Government And Politics

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American Government and Politics is a completely new introductory textbook designed and written for all students of politics coming to the subject for the first time. It provides a lively and accessible introduction and guide to all the main features and characteristics of one of the most distinctive and complex contemporary political systems in the world.

From the impeachment of Bill Clinton, to the controversy surrounding the 2000 presidential election, and the Bush administration's responses to September 11, students will gain a balanced and critical understanding of all the key issues and debates in contemporary American government and politics today.

A number of key underlying themes include:

- the nature of American values and identity

- the influence of the constitution on political development

- the ways in which key governing institutions function to produce domestic and foreign policy.

Key features include:

- comprehensive glossary of key terms

- discussion and summary boxes

- web links and guides to further reading

Robert Singh is a lecturer in politics at Birkbeck College, London.

American Government and Politics: A Concise Introduction is the foundation companion text to Contemporary American Politics: Issues and Controversies also published by SAGE.

Rob Singh has written a finely organized and informative textbook that combines to an unusually high degree analytical clarity, accessibility of style and form, and an enlightened scepticism about received wisdom. This is an admirable book' - "Nigel Bowles, St Anne's College, Oxford

"Full of topical information and written with sparkling clarity, this book is a short-cut to excellence for the discriminating student' - "Rhodri Jeffreys-Jones, Professor of American History, University of Edinburgh

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In American Government and Politics Robert Singh provides an excellent introduction to the subject. His approach is wide ranging, his examples well selected and his style is accessible. It will make an ideal book for introductory and more advanced university courses on US government. I strongly recommend the book to teachers and students' - "Desmond King, Mellon Professor of American Government, University of Oxford

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This is a well written and lively book that is an important addition to the ranks of textbooks on American politics. One of its many virtues is its recognition that the textbook today is useful to a student only if it links to the world of web-based resources. Highly recommended'" - Alan Ware, Worcester College, Oxford


The Haunted House

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