A Fool s Errand

By turns inspiring, funny, frustrating, quixotic, and bittersweet, this is Founding Director Bunch's deeply personal tale of the challenges and rewards of bringing a nationally acclaimed institution to life.

Author: Lonnie G. Bunch, III

Publisher: Smithsonian Books

ISBN: 9781588346681

Category: Art

Page: 288

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"Founding Director Lonnie Bunch's inside story of how the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture was created. By turns inspiring, funny, frustrating, quixotic, and bittersweet, this is his deeply personal tale of the challenges and rewards of bringing a nationally acclaimed new institution to life"--

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

Page: 672

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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

A Fool s Errand

To this doctrine the Fool subscribed all the more readily , because he thought he
saw the exemplification of its principles about him day by day . Besides that , he
... of that section . That a servile race , isolated from the 104 A FOOLS ERRAND .

Author: Albion Winegar Tourgée

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Reconstruction

Page: 318

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A Fool s Errand

... evidently failed , and a greater evil than had been intended him had befallen
one of the conspirators . Strangely enough no one associated Servosse in any
way with this result . Public justice , 68 A FOOLS ERRAND . MURDER MOST
FOUL.

Author: Albion W. Tourgée

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Ku-Klux Klan

Page: 521

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A Fool s Errand

... South During Reconstruction Albion W. Tourgee. --- oo: |TERATURE A FOOLS
ERRAND: A NOVEL OF THE SOUTH DURING RECONSTRUCTION ALBION W
TOURGEE THE FOOL'S ERRAND A Novel of the South During Reconstruction.

Author: Albion W. Tourgee

Publisher: Cosimo Classics

ISBN: 1616409665

Category: Fiction

Page: 408

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There had been rumors in the air, for some months, of a strangely mysterious organization, said to be spreading over the Southern States, which added to the usual intangibility of the secret society an element of the grotesque superstition unmatched in the history of any other.... Here and there throughout the South, by a sort of sporadic instinct, bands of ghostly horsemen, in quaint and horrible guise, appeared, and admonished the lazy and trifling of the African race... -from "Chapter XXVII: A New Institution" 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, Tourgée 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

One may be an unquestioned Fool without any chance of being taken for a Seer.
This is, indeed, the case with most of the tribe. It is success alone that transforms
the credulity of folly into acknowledged prophetic prevision. Noah was one of ...

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.

Fool s Errand

Years after the death of his gangster father, a young man discovers a letter that sends him reluctantly defying the mob as he races to locate a hidden treasure.

Author: Jeffrey S Stephens

Publisher:

ISBN: 9781642937381

Category:

Page: 240

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Years after the death of his gangster father, a young man discovers a letter that sends him reluctantly defying the mob as he races to locate a hidden treasure. It's been six years since the untimely death of Blackie--a charming rogue who endlessly pursued "The Big Deal"--when his son discovers an enigmatic letter telling of a cache of stolen money. Feeling no choice but to pursue his father's dream, he embarks on a search that leads from New York, to the Strip in Las Vegas, and ultimately to the south of France. Along this life-altering journey, he is confronted by the dangers of his father's past as he unravels a decades-old mystery, while revealing other long-buried secrets as well. Poignant and entertaining, humorous and exciting, romantic and mysterious, Fool's Errand leads him to discover both the treasure and himself.

A FOOL S ERRAND Its Sequel Bricks Without Straw

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.

Author: Albion Winegar Tourgée

Publisher: e-artnow

ISBN: 8027225027

Category: Fiction

Page: 794

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"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.


Fools Errant

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 ...

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



The Dictionary of Practical Phonography

Gst Fod ' der , Fl . Dr , Fl . Drd , Fool ' ishness , F3 - L - SH - Ns | Force , F2 - Rs ,
F2 - Rst , F2 | F1 . Dr - NG Fools ' cap , F3 . Lz - K - P | Rs - NG Foe , F2 Fools ' -
errand , F3 . Lz Force ' ful , F2 . Rs - F ( - L ) Foe ' man , F2 . Mn Rnd Force ' less ...

Author: James Eugene Munson

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Munson s System of Phonography

Fod'der , Fl.Dr , Fl.Drd , Fool'ishness , F8 - L - SH - Ns Force , F2.Rs , F2 - Rst , F2
Fi.Dr.NG Fools'cap , F3 - L2 - K - P Rs - NG Foe , F2 Fools ' - errand , F3 . Lz -
Force'ful , F2.Rs - F ( L ) Foe'man , F2 - Mn Rnd Force'less , F2.Rs - Ls Fæ'tal , Ft3
 ...

Author: James Eugene Munson

Publisher:

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Category: Shorthand

Page: 328

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Clara Vaughan

I began to feel that , for some dark purpose , I had been beguiled from home , and
dispatched upon a fools errand . The dreary coast was still the home of solitude ,
the alabaster cave untouched since our pic - nic survey ; the marks of which ...

Author: Richard Doddridge Blackmore

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Murder victims' families

Page: 390

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The Family friend ed by R K Philp

Empty nonentity ( 1 ) , like the fools ' errand ( % . leads to a bootless conclusion (
3 ) . - EMMA . The end of everything , and yet the germ , farost of nothing came all
creation . - CHARLIE F . Negative somethingness ( 1 ) , which , like a phar tom ...

Author: Robert Kemp Philp

Publisher:

ISBN:

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The Fortnightly Review

Tis the saucy water - faeries And pert nixies , -unbelievers Who are making fun of
us : * Laughing at my Ship of Folly , Laughing at my foolish shipmates , Mocking
us for our fools ' errand To the Isle of Bimini . " So ends the prologue , and the ...

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Category: Great Britain

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North Carolina

A sensation comparable to that created by the appearance of Uncle Tom's Cabin
followed the anonymous publication , on November 15 , 1879 , of A Fool's Errand
; by One of the Fools ( Fords , Howard and Hulbert : New York ) . The author ...

Author: Archibald Henderson

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: North Carolina

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