United in their rivalry, Sons of Fortune is the classic tale of two brothers engaged in a power struggle from international bestselling author, Jeffrey Archer. In the late 1940s in Hartford, Connecticut a set of twins is parted at birth. Nat Cartwright goes home with his parents, a schoolteacher and an insurance salesman. But his twin brother is to begin his days as Fletcher Andrew Davenport, the only son of a multi-millionaire and his society wife. During the years that follow, the two brothers grow up unaware of each other's existence. Nat leaves college at the University of Connecticut to serve in Vietnam. He returns a war hero, he finishes school and becomes a successful banker. Fletcher, meanwhile, has graduated from Yale University and distinguishes himself as a criminal defence lawyer before he is elected to the Senate. Even when Nat and Fletcher fall in love with the same girl they still don't meet. They continue on their separate paths until one has to defend the other for a murder he did not commit. But the final confrontation comes when Nat and Fletcher are selected to stand against each other for governor of the state.
"Boy" Stevenson and his brother Caspar have a problem: they are the two eldest sons of John Stevenson, one of the richest men in the world. Their mother, Nora, also has a considerable private fortune of her own. By their own skill, by luck, and by ruthlessness, they made their way to the top of the money tree. But Society has been slow to accept them, for in early Victorian England all the money in the world could not guarantee entry into the exclusive inner world of privilege. John believes that Society will eventually accept them, but only if they behave absolutely correctly; none of them must step out of line, not even to flout the most trivial of conventions. Nora is not willing to pay so high a price. And Caspar, as he grows up, finds himself increasing rebelling against the neat army career his father has decreed for him. Casper's older brother, Boy, is by contrast the soul of convention. His one aim in life is to obey his father and to do his duty. Yet, by an astonishing chain of events he, too, is led into open defiance of John. These tensions, which threaten to tear the family apart link the many separate dramas of the story as these four utterly different people cope with the love-hates of family life.
Kane and Able: William Lowell Kane and Abel Rosnovski, one the son of a Boston millionaire, the other a penniless Polish immigrant. Two men, born on the same day, on opposite sides of the world, their paths destined to cross in their ruthless struggle to build a fortune. An unputdownable story, spanning sixty years, of two powerful men linked by an all-consuming hatred, brought together by fate to save—and finally destroy—each other. Sons of Fortune: #1 New York Times bestselling author Jeffrey Archer has mesmerized thousands of readers over the years with his riveting novels and unforgettable characters. Now he returns with another remarkable novel that proves he is still one of the most gifted writers of all time... In hushed maternity ward, an infant dies, while twin brothers thrive. By morning, one mother is told that her only child is doing fine. Another is told that she has tragically lost one of her sons... Twins seperated at birth, Nathaniel Cartwright and Fletcher Davenport have been raised in different worlds, and have both thrived among the best and brightest of their generation. In an era of violent change, free love, and blind ambition, Nat goes off to war, while Fletcher enters political combat. With each choice they make--in love and career, through tragedy and triumph--their lives mirror one another...until a high-profile murder case brings them together. Until a high-stakes political battle turns them into rivals. Until a decades-old secret is exposed...and two powerful men must confront their bonds of fate and fortune.
Aiden Lynch is a survivor—only 16 years old, he's seen himself through near-starvation on the Kansas prairie, a brutal journey on the Oregon trail, and backbreaking work in a lumber camp. Now he's reached the glittering city of San Francisco, and though his future is uncertain, promise lies ahead. Luck seems to favor him as he manages to stay one step ahead of trouble, even in the city's notoriously dangerous Barbary Coast. And it is pure fortune that leads him to a wealthy family, and then the high-stakes poker game in which he wins a ship—fully outfitted and ready for trade. The trade he has inherited: importing guano, a highly potent fertilizer, from island mines in Peru. But what he finds in Peru is a savage business—conditions at the mines are unthinkable, the workers forced into servitude. When Aiden becomes involved with a miner who claims to be a kidnapped Chinese nobleman, all his loyalties are called into question, and he's plunged into a dangerous game.
Selected Writings on the New Testament, Greek Language and Greek Culture in the Post-classical Era
Author: Albert Wifstrand
Publisher: Mohr Siebeck
This book contains essays by Albert Wifstrand, most of which have previously only been published in Swedish. The author brings his range of learning and insight to bear on fundamental questions regarding the Greek of the New Testament. By bringing a full range of stylistic, grammatical and socio-historical data into consideration, Wifstrand finds a place for the language of the New Testament within the evolution of post-classical Greek. This includes full appreciation of the so-called classicistic renaissance in language and culture in the early Empire and its influence on the development of later Greek. Wifstrand's firm grasp of the full history of the Greek language and culture from classical to Byzantine times allows him to offer original insights into the difference between Greek and modern prose style. In the course of his discussions, he also offers insightful analysis of how the Greeks viewed the Romans, the ancient views of the child, and how ancient cosmology was related to their conception of the entire universe. Writers that he treats in detail include the New Testament authors of Luke and Acts, the Epistles of James and Peter, Melito, and Galen, among others.
In Fortune (a novel by Bruce Weiss), a middle-aged man named Jake—down on his luck, just divorced, and facing job loss—finds himself a fugitive. Seized from the wreckage of his old life, however, is one meaningful memento, one with the power to reignite his interest in life, but one that sets him on a dangerous journey that he could never have imagined. Jake has retrieved an old diary written by someone whom he believes to be his grandmother, a sixteen-year-old Irish girl named Jenny, who was forced to emigrate alone to America in 1914 before disappearing. In the binding of the diary, Jenny has left a key to her home in Ireland and the key to a great mystery. The key will not only unlock a door but also troubles that are more than he could never have imagined A story of international intrigue, menace, and murder, not to mention a fast-paced and compelling novel with well-portrayed characters, this is a riveting read.
Fiona grew up in a middle-class family with conservative parents who were very proud of their only daughter. She was secretly in love with Steven Brimm whose upper-class family was very influential in social circles. The two teenagers graduated high school together, but their lives took different and unexpected paths. While he enjoyed the freedom of young adult life, she suffered a lot of heartache and embarrassment, which had an enormous effect on her life as well as that of her family. This placed her in a compromised position, and her life took on a new dimension. Even though they were worlds apart, they shared a common bond that Fiona kept furtively locked up in her heart, fiercely guarding her privacy and her family. But when fate brought her into contact with the legacy of Steven Brimm years later, Fiona knew that her family would have a battle with an evil enemy.
So many businesses rose and fell in nineteenth-century Auckland that the city was called a 'graveyard of enterprise'. By far the most serious and general collapse came during the decade of depression and banking crises which overtook the whole colony after 1885. Auckland's commercial elite, which had dominated the city's business for a generation and had launched some of New Zealand's most important financial institutions, was discredited. Some of its members were impoverished. In the 1890s this failure was explained in moralistic terms. It was seen as the just penalty for speculative rashness. Makers of Fortune suggests that although optimism was almost an Auckland trait and was incited by rapid city growth, other economic forces were also at work. There was, for one, the ease with which funds could be obtained from abroad. Many Auckland businessmen tried to make their way by the application of the Victorian ideal of self-help. Some succeeded; other failed after early success. Through contemporary newspapers and business and legal records Dr Stone has traced a story of the fates of individual industries, firms and entrepreneurs, which also illuminates the impulses of colonial business in general.