Summary of Cleary Wolters's Out of Orange

Author: Everest Media,

Publisher: Everest Media LLC


Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 42

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Please note: This is a companion version & not the original book. Sample Book Insights: #1 I was woken up by the cold, fresh air. I could hear a police siren outside the hotel. The sirens always sounded like they were saying, Uh-oh, oh-oh, uh-oh. I was glad for the invigorating air. #2 The last of the capsules was being eaten by the couriers. They were being transported back to the United States, and they needed to be eaten so that none would be left behind. The couriers were doing this so that they could prove to themselves that they weren’t afraid or a tough man. #3 The new method for transporting and concealing the heroin made it possible for me to do it. I was now sewn into the lining of men’s suit coats. I simply packed the jackets in my luggage with my own clothes and trusted that the tailors were better at concealing the drug scent from drug-sniffing dogs than they were at sewing. #4 I was extremely afraid of heights. I had become a diver to share the same summer with my best friend, but I was still afraid of heights. I imagined myself walking through the airport exit in Chicago without a hitch, and I felt calm.

The Orange Riots

Author: Michael Allen Gordon

Publisher: Cornell University Press

ISBN: 9780801427541

Category: History

Page: 300

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In this book Michael A. Gordon examines the causes and consequences of the tragic and bloody "Orange Riots" that rocked New York City in 1870 and 1871. On July 12 of both years, groups of Irish Catholics clashed with Irish Protestants marching to commemorate the victory of 1690 at the Battle of the Boyne that confirmed the Protestant Ascendancy in Ireland. The violence of 1870 left eight people dead; a year later, more than sixty died. Reconstructing the events of July 12 in those years, Gordon provides a riveting and richly detailed account of the riots. He maintains that they stemmed from more than religious hatred or generations of oppression in Ireland. Rather, both years bear witness to a struggle between two profoundly different visions of the promise of America: recreation of European social classes or a form of life liberated from the constraints and stratifications of the Old World. These visions were enmeshed in the turbulent ideological and political confrontations arising from industrialization and newly found immigrant power under New York City's notorious mayor, William Marcy "Boss" Tweed. Gordon concludes by showing how the riots sparked a reform movement that toppled Tweed from power and led to the restructuring of city politics in the 1870s. Capturing the texture of Irish New York after the Civil War, this book is certain to receive the close attention of historians of immigration, of urban and working-class life, and of religion.

William of Orange and the Fight for the Crown of England

Author: Brian Best

Publisher: Frontline Books

ISBN: 1526795256

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 234

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In 1688, a vast fleet of 463 ships, twice the size of the Spanish Armada, put to sea from Holland. On board was William of Orange with 40,000 soldiers – their objective, England. The Protestant William had been encouraged by a group of Church of England bishops to risk everything and oust the Catholic King James. He landed at Tor Bay in Devon and soon gathered enough support, including that of John Churchill, the future Duke of Marlborough, to cause King James to flee to France. It had been seen, in the eyes of most in England and Scotland as a ‘Glorious’ Revolution. William ascended the throne along with his wife Mary, the daughter of England’s Charles II, who had preceded James. Though the revolution had been virtually bloodless, William had to fight to keep his crown. Most Irish were Catholics and King William’s armies met stiff opposition there. In this, James saw a chance to regain his crown. Sailing to Ireland, he led his Jacobite troops against William at the Battle of the Boyne on 1 July 1690. James was defeated, ending his hopes of ousting William. There were also large numbers of Catholics in Scotland, but they too were defeated by William’s army at the Battle of Killiecrankie. This, in turn, led to the infamous Massacre of Glencoe. The accession of William and Mary to the throne was a landmark moment in British history, one which saw Parliament emerge into the modern state. In January 1689, two months after the Glorious Revolution, Parliament met and in February a Declaration of Rights was incorporated into the Bill of Rights. This included the measure that the crown could not tax without Parliament’s consent or interfere in elections. William, therefore, is not only known both for being one of England’s most revolutionary kings, but also one of the least remembered.

The House of Orange in Revolution and War

Author: Jeroen Koch,Dik van der Meulen,Jeroen van Zanten

Publisher: Reaktion Books

ISBN: 1789145414

Category: History

Page: 440

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An epic account of the House of Orange-Nassau over one hundred and fifty years of European history. Three rulers from the House of Orange-Nassau reigned over the Netherlands from 1813 to 1890: King William I from 1813 to 1840, King William II from 1840 to 1849, and King William III from 1849 to 1890. Theirs is an epic tale of joy and tragedy, progress and catastrophe, disappointment and glory—all set against the backdrop of a Europe plagued by war and revolution. The House of Orange in Revolution and War relates one and a half centuries of House of Orange history in a gripping narrative, leading the reader from the last stadholders of the Dutch Republic to the modern monarchy of the early twentieth century, from the French Revolution and the Napoleonic wars to World War I and the European Revolutions that came after it.

Carolina of Orange-Nassau

Author: Moniek Bloks

Publisher: John Hunt Publishing

ISBN: 1785359150

Category: History

Page: 96

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Carolina of Orange-Nassau (1743 – 1787) was born the daughter of William IV, Prince of Orange, and Anne, Princess Royal and was thus the granddaughter of King George II. It was upon the King's orders that she was named after his wife, Caroline of Ansbach. She was the first of Anne and William's children to survive to adulthood. When her father was at last made stadtholder of all seven united provinces, Carolina was included in the line of succession, in the event she had no brothers. A brother was eventually born, but due to his weak health, she remained an important figure. Carolina married Charles Christian of Nassau-Weilburg and suffered the loss of half her children, either in childbirth or infancy. Despite this, she acted as regent for her minor brother while heavily pregnant and remained devoted to him and the Dutch republic. Her children married well and her descendants sit upon the royal thrones of Europe, truly making her a grandmother of Europe.

The Cultivator

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: Agriculture

Page: 786

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