The advice is mostly conservative and sensible.Avoid excess, budget, don’t take on too much, or any, debt and, of course, live within your means.
At Newstead Abbey, Byron’s home, he served guests drinks in goblets made of skulls from the family’s crypt. Lord Byron even asked for the skull of Percy Bysshe Shelley at his cremation. Shelley’s friends, knowing who he’s talking to, promptly refused.
I truly enjoyed this book and the linked stories that go along with it.
It seems that Molière enjoyed antagonizing people even those from his inner, aristocratic circle making fun of infidelity and such.
This novel is an exciting, fast paced page turner with many themes
The book is really a battle of wits between The Great Houdini and Margery, who despite their competition came to like one another (for a time).
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There is a lot of information in this small book, it is very insightful and sometimes dramatic. The author goes back and forth between policies, institutionalize racism and individualized stories to create a coherent timeline.
This book should be read by anyone who is interested in military history or is aspiring to leading troops.
The author managed to combine comedy, drama, romance, mystery, religion (Judaism) and a healthy dose of NYC culture in the narrative, yet somehow stay focused on a loose p