Fool s Errand

Praise for Robin Hobb and Fool’s Errand “[Robin] Hobb has created a world brimming with detail and complexity [and] once again proves herself a full master of the epic fantasy.”—Tulsa World “Splendid . . .

Author: Robin Hobb

Publisher: Spectra

ISBN: 0553897047

Category: Fiction

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“Fantasy as it ought to be written . . . Robin Hobb’s books are diamonds in a sea of zircons.”—George R. R. Martin For fifteen years FitzChivalry Farseer has lived in self-imposed exile, assumed to be dead by almost all who once cared about him. But now, into his isolated life, visitors begin to arrive: Fitz’s mentor from his assassin days; a hedge-witch who foresees the return of a long-lost love; and the Fool, the former White Prophet, who beckons Fitz to fulfill his destiny. Then comes the summons he cannot ignore. Prince Dutiful, the young heir to the Farseer throne, has vanished. Fitz, possessed of magical skills both royal and profane, is the only one who can retrieve him in time for his betrothal ceremony, thus sparing the Six Duchies profound political embarrassment . . . or worse. But even Fitz does not suspect the web of treachery that awaits him—or how his loyalties will be tested to the breaking point. Praise for Robin Hobb and Fool’s Errand “[Robin] Hobb has created a world brimming with detail and complexity [and] once again proves herself a full master of the epic fantasy.”—Tulsa World “Splendid . . . Despite some truly wrenching twists, there is a welcome sense of new beginnings.”—Locus

Fool s Errand

In Fool's Errand, the first of a new trilogy, we are returned to the world of the Six Duchies and the lives of those who managed to survive the events of the first Assassin trilogy.

Author: Robin Hobb

Publisher: Voyager

ISBN: 9780007585892

Category: Fantasy fiction

Page: 584

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When Assassin's Quest closed, Fitz was living in self-imposed exile. Wracked with pain, he had chosen to discard the magical gifts that had seen him survive the wonders and torments of navigating the legendary city of the Elderlings, and of raising a dragon. Now, in this, the first of a new trilogy, we are returned to the world of the Six Duchies and the lives of those who managed to survive the events of the first Assassin trilogy.Fifteen years have passed and events are about to sweep Fitz out of his quiet backwater life and into the main political current again. Persecution of the Witted has become rampant throughout the Six Duchies despite Queen Kettricken's effort to dampen it. The Witted themselves have begun to strike back. So when 15 Year Old Prince Dutiful disappears, is it only because he is nervous about his betrothal ceremony to an Outislander princess, or has he been taken hostage by the Witted? Worse, is he perhaps another 'Piebald Prince', a Farseer tainted by Wit magic? As the desperate situation worsens, Kettricken has no choice but to summon Fitz to Buckkeep, for who better to track the young prince down than another gifted with the Wit, together with his bonded companion, the wolf Nighteyes?

Fool s Errand

Fool's Errand is an attempt to present the American people with the reality of this forgotten war, because only the ignorance of pride and refusal to admit they have been deceived can prevent Americans from realizing they have supported a ...

Author: Scott Horton

Publisher: The Libertarian Institute

ISBN: 1548650218

Category: Afghan War, 2001-

Page: 316

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"After more than a decade and a half, the results are in. The U.S. government has been unable to achieve its goals in Afghanistan. Even worse, what state it has been able to achieve there is completely unsustainable and certain to fall apart when the occupation is finally called off, and America does come home. The politicans, generals, and intelligence officers behind this unending catastrophe, who always promise they can fix these problems with just a little bit more time, money and military force, have lost all credibility. The truth is America's Afghan war is an irredeemable disaster. It was meant to be a trap in the first place. America is not only failing to defeat its enemies, but is destroying itself, just as Osama bin Laden and al Qaeda always intended. Fool's Errand is an attempt to present the American people with the reality of this forgotten war, because only the ignorance of pride and refusal to admit they have been deceived can prevent Americans from realizing they have supported a policy that is destructive to the United States as well as Afghanistan." -- from Introduction.

A Fool s Errand

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Author: Albion Winegar Tourgée

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Category: Reconstruction

Page: 361

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A Fool s Errand

Outlining the challenges of site choice, architect selection, building design, and the compilation of an unparalleled collection of African American artifacts, Bunch also delves into his personal struggles--especially the stress of a high ...

Author: Lonnie G. Bunch III

Publisher: Smithsonian Institution

ISBN: 1588346773

Category: History

Page: 288

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Founding Director Lonnie Bunch's deeply personal tale of the triumphs and challenges of bringing the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture to life. His story is by turns inspiring, funny, frustrating, quixotic, bittersweet, and above all, a compelling read. In its first four months of operation, the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture surpassed one million visits and quickly became a cherished, vital monument to the African American experience. And yet this accomplishment was never assured. In A Fool's Errand, founding director Lonnie Bunch tells his story of bringing his clear vision and leadership to realize this shared dream of many generations of Americans. Outlining the challenges of site choice, architect selection, building design, and the compilation of an unparalleled collection of African American artifacts, Bunch also delves into his personal struggles--especially the stress of a high-profile undertaking--and the triumph of establishing such an institution without mentors or guidebooks to light the way. His memoir underscores his determination to create a museum that treats the black experience as an essential component of every American's identity. This inside account of how Bunch planned, managed, and executed the museum's mission informs and inspires not only readers working in museums, cultural institutions, and activist groups, but also those in the nonprofit and business worlds who wish to understand how to succeed--and do it spectacularly--in the face of major political, structural, and financial challenges.

Fool s Errand

Return to the world of the Farseers... Robin Hobb's best loved characters, Fitz, The Fool and Nighteyes the wolf, face new adventures and trials in the first book of The Tawny Man trilogy.

Author: Robin Hobb

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ISBN: 9780007509041

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Return to the world of the Farseers... Robin Hobb's best loved characters, Fitz, The Fool and Nighteyes the wolf, face new adventures and trials in the first book of The Tawny Man trilogy.

A Fool s Errand

The Famous Romance of American History Albion W. Tourgée, One of the fools. ence . A Brilliant Romance . ... Boston Daily Fool's Errand ' will take a high rank in Advertiser . fiction , - a rank like that of Uncle Tom's Cabin .

Author: Albion W. Tourgée

Publisher:

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Category: African Americans

Page: 521

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A Fool s Errand

fool all his life and a genius after his death, or a fool to one century and a genius to the next, or a fool at home and a prodigy abroad. Watt was a fool while he watched the teakettle, but a genius when he had caught the imp that ...

Author: Albion Winegar Tourgee

Publisher: Cosimo, Inc.

ISBN: 1616402334

Category: Fiction

Page: 408

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Subtitled "A Novel of the South During Reconstruction," this 1879 bestseller, by a participant in that great social experiment, is the barely fictionalized account of the career of a Northern lawyer in North Carolina after the Civil War. A champion of the poor and landless of any race, and a keen observer of the dilemmas facing uneducated Negroes in the postwar period, Tourge offers us an important eyewitness account of one of the most tumultuous eras of American history, one that continues to influence the course of the American experiences of race and class to this day.

A Fool s Errand and an Invisible Empire

24 The title of the novel aided its attraction , for it read A Fool's Errand , by One of the Fools . As Tourgée realized , the title constituted " one of those pleasant literary conundrums which have a distinct market value : " 27 ...

Author: Albion W. Tourgée

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9780808404293

Category: History

Page: 454

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This Elibron Classics book is a facsimile reprint of a 1880 edition by Fords, Howard, & Hulbert, New York.

A Fool s Errand by One of the Fools

By the Author of " A Fool's Errand . " “ Tho readers and admirers of ' A Fool's Errand ' who tako up this book expecting to be instructed and entertained will not be disappointed . " - ROCHESTER EXPRESS . FIGS AND THISTLES : A Romance ...

Author: Albion Winegar Tourgée

Publisher:

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Category: Reconstruction

Page: 521

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A Fool s Errand by One of the Fools

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Author: Albion W. Tourgée

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Category: Reconstruction

Page: 521

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A FOOL S ERRAND BRICKS WITHOUT STRAW

If he succeed in his endeavor, the world stops laughing, and calls him a Genius: if he fail, it laughs the more, and derides his undertaking as A FOOL'S ERRAND. So the same individual is often both fool and genius, — a fool all his life ...

Author: Albion Winegar Tourgée

Publisher: e-artnow

ISBN: 8026874226

Category: Fiction

Page: 794

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This carefully crafted ebook: “A FOOL'S ERRAND & BRICKS WITHOUT STRAW” is formatted for your eReader with a functional and detailed table of contents. “A Fool's Errand. By One of the Fools” – After the American Civil War, Comfort Servosse, a Yankee gentleman, decides to purchase a Southern Plantation for himself and his family. But unlike other white owners, Servosse is actually interested in the well-being of his black subjects to the extent of calling the KKK (Ku Klux Klan) a terrorist organisation and blaming Theodore Roosevelt for the failure of Reconstruction of South! Soon enough, Servosse finds himself amongst his angry white neighbours and things take a dramatic turn… “Bricks Without Straw” (A Sequel) – In a chilling sequel to “A Fool's Errand”, Albion Winegar Tourgée shows how KKK unleashed their terror on a group of emancipated slaves who want to start their life afresh by buying new land and starting their own businesses. Suddenly out of nowhere, Klan's terrorism begin new wave of slavery and nothing seems to stop them! Albion Winegar Tourgée (1838–1905) was an American soldier, Radical Republican, lawyer, writer, politician, and diplomat. A pioneer civil rights activist, he founded the National Citizens' Rights Association, established the historically black women's college Bennett College, and litigated for the plaintiff Homer Plessy in the famous segregation case Plessy v. Ferguson (1896). Historian Mark Elliott credits Tourgée with introducing the metaphor of "color-blind justice" into legal discourse.

Fool s Errand Fate s Fools 4 A Reverse Harem Romance

Fate's Fools Series Buy the Box Set (Includes the prequel and the five books below) Deva's Song (Prequel) Fate's Fools Fool's Folly Fool's Paradise Fool's Errand Nobody's Fool Sign up to receive updates! ABOUT OPHELIA BELL Ophelia Bell ...

Author: Ophelia Bell

Publisher: Animus Press

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Category: Fiction

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p.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; text-indent: 28.8px; font: 12.0px 'Times New Roman'} You never know what you’ve got until it’s gone. In my case that was literal - I had Ozzie West’s soul and didn’t know it, but now it’s been torn from me and him along with it. I’m afraid I will never get him back. My heart is broken. My three mates may try to fill that void, but they don’t understand what he meant to me. They can’t see the memories unlocked by Fate. Only one man can help, but he’s the one man I’m afraid I can never trust again.




Fools Errant

“You are plainly the dupe of some prankster, who abuses the dignity of your years by sending you on a fool's errand,” said Filidor. “Were I you, I would seek out the rascal and thrash him.” “I am accustomed to fool's errands,” said the ...

Author: Matthew Hughes

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1473225396

Category: Fiction

Page: 304

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Wise, witty and just a little weird, FOOLS ERRANT wryly strolls the satirical path laid down by Douglas Adams, Terry Pratchett and Jack Vance, heralding the brilliant debut of a gifted new voice. Foppish young Filidor Vesh wants only to dally among his shallow pastimes. But a simple errand for his uncle, the vaguely all-powerful Archon of those parts of Old Earth still populated by human beings, becomes a frenetic odyssey across a planet speckled with eccentric nations pursuing odd aims with intense determination. Harried at every step by the irascible dwarf, Gaskarth, and frequently at the peril of wild beasts, enraged mobs and a particularly nasty thaumaturge, Filidor makes a relucant progress toward a final encounter with an ancient and possibly world-ending evil. Praise for Matthew Hughes: "Criminally underrated" - George R.R. Martin "Heir apparent to Jack Vance" - Booklist "Hughes's boldness is admirable"- New York Review of Science Fiction "Hughes effortlessly renders fantastic worlds and beings believable"- Publishers Weekly "A towering talent"- Robert J. Sawyer


Color Blind Justice Albion Tourgee and the Quest for Racial Equality from the Civil War to Plessy v Ferguson

Raleigh Observer, in Tourgée, A Fool's Errand...New, Enlarged, and Illustrated Edition, front matter. 30. 31. 205–31.32. 33. 34. 35. 36. 37. 38. 39. 40. 41. 42. Tourgée, A Fool's Errand, 6–7. AWT to Unknown, Feb.

Author: Mark Elliott Associate Professor of History University of North Carolina at Greensboro

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 0195346173

Category: Law

Page: 400

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Civil War officer, Reconstruction "carpetbagger," best-selling novelist, and relentless champion of equal rights, Albion Tourgee battled his entire life for racial justice. Now, in this engaging biography, Mark Elliott offers an insightful portrait of a fearless lawyer, jurist, and writer, who fought for equality long after most Americans had abandoned the ideals of Reconstruction. Elliott provides a fascinating account of Tourgee's life, from his childhood in the Western Reserve region of Ohio (then a hotbed of abolitionism), to his years as a North Carolina judge during Reconstruction, to his memorable role as lead plaintiff's counsel in the landmark Supreme Court case Plessy v. Ferguson. Tourgee's brief coined the phrase that justice should be "color-blind," and his career was one long campaign to made good on that belief. A redoubtable lawyer and an accomplished jurist, Tourgee wrote fifteen political novels, eight books of historical and social criticism, and several hundred newspaper and magazine articles that all told represent a mountain of dissent against the prevailing tide of racial oppression. Through the lens of Tourgee's life, Elliott illuminates the war of ideas about race that raged through the United States in the nineteenth century, from the heated debate over slavery before the Civil War, through the conflict over aid to freedmen during Reconstruction, to the backlash toward the end of the century, when Tourgee saw his country retreat from the goals of equality and freedom and utterly repudiate the work of Reconstruction. A poignant and inspiring study in courage and conviction, Color Blind Justice offers us an unforgettable portrayal of Albion Tourgee and the principles to which he dedicated his life. Finalist, 2007 Peter Seaborg Award for Civil War Scholarship

Fools Errant

Wise, witty and just a little weird, FOOLS ERRANT wryly strolls the satirical path laid down by Douglas Adams, Terry Pratchett and Jack Vance, heralding the brilliant debut of a gifted new voice.Foppish young Filidor Vesh wants only to ...

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