Just One Damned Thing After Another

Just One Damned Thing After Another

The first book in the bestselling Chronicles of St Mary's series which follows a group of tea-soaked disaster magnets as they hurtle their way around History.

Author: Jodi Taylor

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9781472264275

Category: Fiction

Page: 336

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The first book in the bestselling Chronicles of St Mary's series which follows a group of tea-soaked disaster magnets as they hurtle their way around History. If you love Jasper Fforde or Ben Aaronovitch, you won't be able to resist Jodi Taylor. Time Travel meets History in this explosive bestselling adventure series. 'So tell me, Dr Maxwell, if the whole of History lay before you ... where would you go? What would you like to witness?' When Madeleine Maxwell is recruited by the St Mary's Institute of Historical Research, she discovers the historians there don't just study the past - they revisit it. But one wrong move and History will fight back - to the death. And she soon discovers it's not just History she's fighting... Readers love Jodi Taylor: 'Once in a while, I discover an author who changes everything... Jodi Taylor and her protagonista Madeleine "Max" Maxwell have seduced me' 'A great mix of British proper-ness and humour with a large dollop of historical fun' 'Addictive. I wish St Mary's was real and I was a part of it' 'Jodi Taylor has an imagination that gets me completely hooked' 'A tour de force'
Categories: Fiction

The Chronicles of St Mary s Omnibus Three Extraordinary Adventures

The Chronicles of St Mary   s Omnibus  Three Extraordinary Adventures

For is it not written, where historians go disaster is sure to follow?' - Jodi Taylor In these first three novels, meet the disaster magnets of St Mary's as they hurtle their way around History.

Author: Jodi Taylor

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9781472266866

Category: Fiction

Page: 1200

View: 731

The first three extraordinary adventures in the Chronicles of St Mary's series, now available together in ebook. If you love Jasper Fforde or Ben Aaronovitch, you won't be able to resist Jodi Taylor. 'The Chronicles of St Mary's are the stories of a bunch of time travelling historians who investigate major historical events in contemporary time. Do NOT call it time travel. They are frequently described as "a bunch of tea-sodden disaster magnets", bouncing from crisis to catastrophe and back again. For is it not written, where historians go disaster is sure to follow?' - Jodi Taylor In these first three novels, meet the disaster magnets of St Mary's as they hurtle their way around History. JUST ONE DAMNED THING AFTER ANOTHER When Madeleine Maxwell is recruited by the St Mary's Institute of Historical Research, she discovers the historians there don't just study the past - they revisit it. But one wrong move and History will fight back - to the death. And she soon discovers it's not just History she's fighting... A SYMPHONY OF ECHOES Dispatched to Victorian London to seek out Jack the Ripper, things go badly wrong when he finds the St Mary's historians first. Stalked through the fog-shrouded streets of Whitechapel, Max is soon running for her life. Again. A SECOND CHANCE It began well. A successful assignment to 17th century Cambridge to meet Isaac Newton, and another to witness the historic events at The Gates of Grief. So far so good. But then came the long-awaited jump to the Trojan War that changed everything. And for Max, nothing will ever be the same again. Readers love Jodi Taylor: 'Once in a while, I discover an author who changes everything... Jodi Taylor and her protagonista Madeleine "Max" Maxwell have seduced me' 'A great mix of British proper-ness and humour with a large dollop of historical fun' 'Addictive. I wish St Mary's was real and I was a part of it' 'Jodi Taylor has an imagination that gets me completely hooked' 'A tour de force'
Categories: Fiction

A Practical Guide to Studying History

A Practical Guide to Studying History

It's just one fucking thing after another'.1 This response echoes the famous
quotation attributed to the British historian Arnold J. Toynbee (1889–1975), about
those who view history as 'just one damned thing after another'. Periodization is
used ...

Author: Tracey Loughran

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781472530097

Category: History

Page: 352

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*** PROSE Award Winner (2018) in the Textbook/Humanities Category *** A Practical Guide to Studying History is the perfect guide for students embarking on degree-level study. The book: - introduces students to the concepts of historical objectivity, frameworks and debate - explains the differences in aims, methods and audiences for different types of history - explores the relationship between the skills developed during a history undergraduate degree and the practice of professional history - helps students develop the practical skills required to read historical writing critically, write good essays, and participate in historical debates - includes study questions, further reading lists, text boxes, maps and illustrations The book incorporates case studies taken from a range of regions and periods, reflecting the varied nature of historical study at university, and helps students to understand history, and to practice it successfully: it is an indispensable guide to studying history.
Categories: History

The Very First Damned Thing

The Very First Damned Thing

By Jodi Taylor and available from Headline The Chronicles of St Mary's series
Just One Damned Thing After Another A Symphony of Echoes A Second Chance
A Trail Through Time No Time Like the Past What Could Possibly Go Wrong Lies,
 ...

Author: Jodi Taylor

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9781472264503

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

View: 348

A Chronicles of St Mary's short story that is sure to entertain. If you love Jasper Fforde or Ben Aaronovitch, you won't be able to resist Jodi Taylor. Ever wondered how it all began? It's two years since the final victory at the Battersea Barricades. The fighting might be finished, but for Dr Bairstow, just now setting up St Mary's, the struggle is only beginning. How will he assemble his team? From where will his funding come? How can he overcome the massed ranks of the Society for the Protection of Historical Buildings? How do stolen furniture, a practical demonstration at the Stirrup Charge at Waterloo, students' alcohol-ridden urine, a widowed urban guerrilla, a young man wearing exciting knitwear, and four naked security guards all combine to become the St Mary's of the future? Readers love Jodi Taylor: 'Once in a while, I discover an author who changes everything... Jodi Taylor and her protagonista Madeleine "Max" Maxwell have seduced me' 'A great mix of British proper-ness and humour with a large dollop of historical fun' 'Addictive. I wish St Mary's was real and I was a part of it' 'Jodi Taylor has an imagination that gets me completely hooked' 'A tour de force'
Categories: Fiction

Historical Dictionary of United States Intelligence

Historical Dictionary of United States Intelligence

The historian Arnold Toynbee is reputed to have said that history is “just one
damned thing after another.” Toynbee's utterance suggests that writing historical
notes on U.S. intelligence agencies and activities should be, and is, a linear
process, ...

Author: Michael A. Turner

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9780810878907

Category: Political Science

Page: 422

View: 696

While the United States has had some kind of intelligence capability throughout its history, its intelligence apparatus is young, dating only to the period immediately after World War II. Yet, in that short a time, it has undergone enormous changes—from the labor-intensive espionage and covert action establishment of the 1950s to a modern enterprise that relies heavily on electronic data, technology, satellites, airborne collection platforms, and unmanned aerial vehicles, to name a few. This second edition covers the history of United States intelligence, and includes several key features: Chronology Introductory essay Appendixes Bibliography Over 600 cross-referenced entries on key events, issues, people, operations, laws, regulations This book is an excellent access point for members of the intelligence community; students, scholars, and historians; legal experts; and general readers wanting to know more about the history of U.S. intelligence.
Categories: Political Science

Divergence

Divergence

Life is just one damned thing after another. To Birdie Kelly, squelching through
the juicy dark mud of the Sling with a food tray balanced in front of him and a
message flimsy stuck between the grimy fingers of his right hand, that thought
came ...

Author: Charles Sheffield

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9780575084124

Category: Fiction

Page: 192

View: 156

For millennia, humankind and the other intelligent races had studied the bizarre and unfathomable constructs of the legendary beings known as Builders. But for all that study, they were still no closer to figuring out who - or what - the Builders had been, or where they had gone. Then, on the world called Quake, in the midst of the violent planetary upheaval that was Summertide, a small group of humans and aliens witnessed the culmination of all those years of watching and waiting: the planet Quake opened up, and something came out - and it looked as if, at long last, the discovery of the Builders themselves was at hand. All her life, Darya Lang had dreamed of finding the Builders, whose artifacts she had single-handedly catalogued for the rest of the universe. Troubleshooter and adventurer Hans Rebka had his own dreams of unraveling the mystery of those artifacts. To Louis Nenda and the Cecropian Atvar H'sial, the Builder artifacts represented a once-in-a-lifetime shot at untold wealth. And close behind them came the others: Councilor Julius Graces, who did not trust anyone to make first contact unassisted; the slavesJ'merlia and Kallik, who craved only a reunion with their masters; and the embodied computer E.C. Tally, charged with finding out just what the rest were up to. The trail that began at Quake led to unexpected Builder artifacts full of traps for the unwary and answers for those who knew how to ask the questions. But the biggest question of all would remain an enigma, while their search unleashed the greatest threat to civilization ever imagined...
Categories: Fiction

The SAGE Handbook of Leadership

The SAGE Handbook of Leadership

Is history, as Henry Ford said, 'just one damned thing after another'? Well it might
be, though note that Ford proceeded to build his own museum of the Ford Motor
Company – to make sure his version of one damned thing after another was the ...

Author: Alan Bryman

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9781446209875

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 592

View: 125

Electronic Inspection Copy available for instructors here Leadership pervades every aspect of organizational and social life, and its study has never been more diverse, nor more fertile. With contributions from those who have defined that territory, this volume is not only a key point of reference for researchers, students and practitioners, but also an agenda-setting prospective and retrospective look at the state of leadership in the twenty-first century. It evaluates the domain and stretches it further by considering leadership scholarship from every angle, concluding with an optimistic look at the future of leaders, followers and their place in organizations and society at large. Each section represents a distinctive slant on leadership: - Macro perspectives - including strategic leadership, organization theory, charismatic leadership, complexity leadership, and networks. - Political and philosophical perspectives - including distributed leadership, critical leadership, ethics, the military and cults. - Psychological perspectives - including personality, leadership style and contingency theories, transformational leadership, exchange relationships, shared leadership, cognition, leadership development, gender, trust, identity and the 'dark side' of leadership. - Cultural perspectives - including spirituality, aesthetics, and creativity. - Contemporary and emergent perspectives - followership, historical methods, virtual leadership, emotions, image, celebrity, and the quest for a general theory of leadership
Categories: Business & Economics

Causing Perceiving and Believing

Causing  Perceiving and Believing

Yet it seems that after a while one gets to like some of the queer pictures that
shocked one the most at first. The writer of the book ... Ducasse's wit is also ever
present in his aphorisms: Life is just one damned thing after another. Love is two
 ...

Author: Peter H. Hare

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9789401017862

Category: Philosophy

Page: 218

View: 606

Although a succession of fashions swept the American philosophical scene, C. J. Ducasse was throughout his long career an effective practitioner of analytic philosophy in the classic tradition. As he explained in 1924 "[i]t is only with truths about such questions as the meaning of the term 'true', or 'real', or 'good', and the like . . . that philosophy is concerned. " Such truths are to be discovered inductively by comparing and analyzing concrete cases of the admittedly proper u/le . . . The pressing problems of philosophy are thus in my view primarily problems of def'mition, and moreover, problems of framing def'mitions which must be in formal terms, under penalty of not being otherwise understandable by or acceptable to one or another philosophical school, since the formal elements of thought and tp. ey only are common to all schools. These def'mitions, of course are not to be arbitrary; their relation to the facts of admittedly meaningful linguistic usage is the same as exists between any scientific hypothesis and the facts which it attempts to 1 construe.
Categories: Philosophy

Christmas Present

Christmas Present

It's Christmas Eve at St Mary's, And all through the house, Nothing is stirring ... Except for Max, Peterson, and Markham, sneaking out at midnight for an assignment that is very definitely off the books.

Author: Jodi Taylor

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781681468815

Category: Fiction

Page: 54

View: 158

It's Christmas Eve at St Mary's, And all through the house, Nothing is stirring ... Except for Max, Peterson, and Markham, sneaking out at midnight for an assignment that is very definitely off the books. It's ten years ago tonight that Senior Historians Bashford and Grey went missing in twelfth-century Jerusalem. So how did they end up in AD60 Roman Colchester? Max has a theory. Peterson has a plan. Markham has bacon sandwiches. Colchester has Boudicca and her bloodthirsty Iceni hordes. And then there's the giant pig ... the enraged giant pig ...
Categories: Fiction

Jak Barley Private Inquisitor and the Case of One Damned Thing After Another

Jak Barley Private Inquisitor  and the Case of One Damned Thing After Another

bear and his eyes lacked a puppydog warmth, but I felt more civilized after the
sleep and was ready to act so. ... "My big brother told me to watch out for you,"
Maxzerum continued, "and to say you be not the only one with halfbrothers in
Duburoake." "Ah, yes. ... It was a slinky darkpurple affair with a plunging neckline
– that being about the only thing that could distract from her sparkling eyes and
full lips.

Author: Dan Ehl

Publisher: Rogue Phoenix Press

ISBN: 9781624202995

Category: Fiction

Page: 187

View: 775

Categories: Fiction

Fault Lines and Controversies in the Study of Seventeenth century English Literature

Fault Lines and Controversies in the Study of Seventeenth century English Literature

By explaining away the existence of au- thentically new ideological formations or
modes of thought, both historical revisionists and new historicists thus effectively
regard history as “just one damned thing after another”: a force without real ...

Author: Claude J. Summers

Publisher: University of Missouri Press

ISBN: 0826264085

Category: History

Page: 236

View: 465

Written by various experts in the field, this volume of thirteen original essays explores some of the most significant theoretical and practical fault lines and controversies in seventeenth-century English literature. The turn into the twenty-first century is an appropriate time to take stock of the state of the field, and, as part of that stocktaking, the need arises to assess both where literary study of the early modern period has been and where it might desirably go. Hence, many of the essays in this collection look both backward and forward. They chart the changes in the field over the past half century, while also looking forward to more change in the future.
Categories: History

The North

The North

Each comment or quotation can appear in a list of thoughts and influences, only
to tumble back into an unfinished book, ... once the power is turned off, the idea
expressed by Arnold Toynbee that history is just one damned thing after another.

Author: Paul Morley

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781408834008

Category: History

Page: 592

View: 401

Paul Morley grew up in Reddish, less than five miles from Manchester and even closer to Stockport. Ever since the age of seven Morley has always thought of himself as a northerner. What that meant, he wasn't entirely sure. It was for him, as it is for millions of others in England, an absolute, indisputable truth. Forty years after walking down grey pavements on his way to school, Paul explores what it means to be northern and why those who consider themselves to be believe it so strongly. Like industrial towns dotted across great green landscapes of hills and valleys, Morley breaks up his own history with fragments of his region's own social and cultural background. Stories of his Dad spreading margarine on Weetabix stand alongside those about northern England's first fish and chip shop in Mossley, near Oldham. Ambitiously sweeping and beautifully impressionistic, without ever losing touch with the minute details of life above the M25, The North is an extraordinary mixture of memoir and history, a unique insight into how we, as a nation, classify the unclassifiable.
Categories: History

The Infinite Intelligence

The Infinite Intelligence

—Dick VVerthimer It's not true that life is one damn thing after another,- it is one
damn thing over and over. —Edna St. Vincent Millay Life is just one damned
thing after another. —Elbert Hubbard Life is something that happens when you
can't ...

Author: Afoma Eguh-Okafor MD.

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 9781469102733

Category: Self-Help

Page: 259

View: 331

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Categories: Self-Help

A Study of History

A Study of History

I can see only one emergency following upon another as wave follows upon
wave; only one great fact with respect to ... yet an historian who thus publicly
declared his allegiance to the dogma that History is just 'one damned thing after
another' ...

Author: Arnold J. Toynbee

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199826684

Category: History

Page: 432

View: 640

Acknowledged as one of the greatest achievements of modern scholarship, Arnold Toynbee's A Study of History is a ten-volume analysis of the rise and fall of human civilizations. Contained in two volumes, D.C. Somervell's abridgement of this magnificent enterprise preserves the method, atmosphere, texture, and, in many instances, the very words of the original. First published in 1947 and 1957, these two volumes are themselves a great historical achievement. Volume 2, which abridges Volumes VII-X of Toynbee's study, includes sections on Universal States, Universal Churches, Heroic Ages, Contacts Between Civilizations in Space, Contacts Between Civilizations in Time, Law and Freedom in HIstory, The Prospects of the Western Civilization, and the Conclusion. Of Somervell's work, Toynbee wrote, "The reader now has at his command a uniform abridgement of the whole book, made by a clear mind that has not only mastered the contents but has entered into the writer's outlook and purpose.
Categories: History

The Origin of Species

The Origin of Species

But then look at your life. It's just one damned thing after another—the Galápagos
, Liz, Amanda, then this amazing woman who's a novel in herself but who's dying
in front of your eyes and this whole other woman who suddenly picks up and ...

Author: Nino Ricci

Publisher: Other Press, LLC

ISBN: 9781590513712

Category: Fiction

Page: 496

View: 548

Winner of the 2008 Governor General’s Award for Fiction Montreal during the turbulent mid-1980s: Chernobyl has set Geiger counters thrumming across the globe, HIV/AIDS is cutting a deadly swath through the gay population worldwide, and locally, tempers are flaring over the recent codification of French as the official language of Quebec. Hiding out in a seedy apartment near campus, Alex Fratarcangeli (“Don’t worry. . . . I can’t even pronounce it myself”), an awkward, thirty-something grad student, is plagued by the sensation that his entire life is a fraud. Scarred by a distant father and a dangerous relationship with his ex Liz, and consumed by a floundering dissertation linking Darwin’s theory of evolution with the history of human narrative, Alex has come to view love and other human emotions as “evolutionary surplus, haphazard neural responses that nature had latched onto for its own insidious purposes.” When Alex receives a letter from Ingrid, the beautiful woman he knew years ago in Sweden, notifying him of the existence of his five-year-old son, he is gripped by a paralytic terror. Whenever Alex’s thoughts grow darkest, he recalls Desmond, the British professor with dubious credentials whom he met years ago in the Galapagos. Treacherous and despicable, wearing his ignominy like his rumpled jacket, Desmond nonetheless caught Alex in his thrall and led him to some life-altering truths during their weeks exploring Darwin’s islands together. It is only now that Alex can begin to comprehend these unlikely life lessons, and see a glimmer of hope shining through what he had thought was meaninglessness.
Categories: Fiction

Oxford Dictionary of Modern Quotations

Oxford Dictionary of Modern Quotations

1859–1915 American writer 1 Life is just one damned thing after another. in
Philistine December 1909; often attributed to ... 1868–1930 American humorist 2
When a feller says, 'It hain't the money, but th' principle o' th' thing,', it's the money.

Author: Elizabeth Knowles

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199208951

Category: Reference

Page: 479

View: 201

More than five thousand quotations, that range in time from Scott's Antarctic expedition in 1912 to the attack on the World Trade Center in 2001, are gathered in a comprehensive, updated resource that evokes a fascinating picture of the social, political, cultural, and scientific highlights of modern times.
Categories: Reference

Assumptions of Grand Logics

Assumptions of Grand Logics

... that history is in fact “just one damned thing after another.” There are so many
common fallacies that they have been given names, such as petitio principii or
argumentum ad hominem. I have been able to identify and name one myself; it is
 ...

Author: J.K. Feibleman

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9789400992788

Category: Philosophy

Page: 283

View: 929

A system of philosophy of the sort presented in this and the following volumes begins with logic. Philosophy properly speaking is characterized by the kind oflogic it employs, for what it employs it assumes, however silently; and what it assumes it presupposes. The logic stands behind the ontology and is, so to speak, metaphysically prior. One word of caution. The philosophical aspects of logic have lagged behind the mathematical aspects in point of view of interest and develop ment. The work of N. Rescher and others have gone a long way to correct this. However, their work on philosophical logic has been more concerned with the logical than with the philosophical aspects. I have in mind another approach, one that would call attention to the ontological (systematic meta physics) or metaphysical (critical ontology) aspects, whichever term you prefer. It is this approach which I have pursued in the following chapters. Since together they stand at the head of a system of philosophy which has been developed in some seventeen books, a system which ranges over all of the topics of philosophy, the chosen approach can be seen as the necessary one. But I have not written any logic, I have merely indicated the sort of logic that has to be written.
Categories: Philosophy

The Photographic Image in Digital Culture

The Photographic Image in Digital Culture

In this sense multimedia production is not qualitatively different from any other
form of media or cultural production . ... are just that : orderings , narratives and
classifications of what would otherwise be ' just one damned thing after another (
this ...

Author: EUGENE C. LISTER

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 0415121574

Category: Art

Page: 256

View: 895

This book explores the technological transformation of the image and its implications for photography. Contributors investigate many issues, and also, they examine the cultural meanings of new surveillance images, history and biography, etc.
Categories: Art

Two Years in the Kingdom

Two Years in the Kingdom

But as far as you trace back there's always a little more history residing just
behind it. For if history, as some wit once put it, is justone damned thing after
another,” then it's purely a matter of how much you're willing to tax the faculties
with.

Author: Blaine L. Comeaux

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 9780595258819

Category: Travel

Page: 264

View: 132

Two Years in the Kingdom is a lighthearted yet informative look at life in Thailand, from the perspective of an American Peace Corps Volunteer. Part personal narrative and part essay, the book is a chronicle of the author's two years in Pakham, a rural village in the littlest-known part of the Thai Kingdom—the hot, Lao-speaking northeast known colloquially as Isaan. Written with the visiting foreigner in mind, Two Years provides a candidly honest and instructive look into rural Thai lifeways, foods, languages, and customs.
Categories: Travel

Working for Wages

Working for Wages

The world rushed by, just one damned thing after another, right to the end. The
narrow, rough, two-lane roads built in the twenties and thirties were being
straightened, widened, and resurfaced. They were starting to be replaced by
divided ...

Author: Peter Browning

Publisher: Great West Books

ISBN: 9780944220153

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 173

View: 545

A memoir of nearly a decade on a driveaway job -- driving new cars and trucks from Detroit to Los Angeles. The record of a vanished way of life in a country that has changed beyond belief during the last fifty years.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography