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The Choice: A Fable of Free Trade and Protectionism - Book Review: The Choice: A Fable of Free Trade and Protectionism In the acclaimed novel, The Choice: A Fable of Free Trade and Protectionism, author Russell Roberts, an economist and writer, tells a fictional story that enlightens readers to the wonders of the economic system. Russell provides an insightful, thought provoking story that illustrates protectionism and free trade, while making the concepts and arguments easy to comprehend. The story is told through dialogue with two main characters, David Ricardo, an 18th and 19th century economist and Ed Johnson, a CEO for a company that produces televisions....   [tags: Book Reiew, lLiterary Analysis]
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The Whiskey Rebellion by William Hogeland - ... September 1791, Robert Johnson was one of the many attacked for being a tax collectors, which are collecting the tax on distilled liquor. This tax is the first federal tax on American products. Giving the civilians their reason to revolt against this “whiskey tax” not limited but might included even receding from the union. Hogeland stated the gruesome details of this event by writing: “As Daniel and the gang applied hot, noxiously fuming tar to the shaved pate and nude body of Robert Johnson, the sludge’s oiliness was absorbed by Johnson’s skin, and a scalding crust grabbed hair, holes, and pres and clung everywhere....   [tags: Book analysis, US history]
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Hunger of Memory by Richard Rodriguez - The following review of Richard Rodriguez’s book titled “Hunger of Memory,” shows the author’s smart way of writing an autobiography. The book is conformed in six well explained essays of Rodriguez’s life placed together, all in order to show the reader the different outcomes during his life as a middle class Mexican-American. The author wrote this autobiography on 1982, in where he explains the moments that he and his family went by during their immigration inside the United States. Richard Rodriguez started attending a Roman Catholic elementary school with a simple knowledge of the English language....   [tags: book reviews, literature]
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The Pengagon's New Map: War and Peace in the Twenty-First Century by Dr. Thomas P.M. Barnett - ... In the case of Africa, he feels that the Core states need to provide more aid and invest long term security solutions so that free trade and democracy can take hold. Subtract South Africa from the equation and the remaining 50 plus countries in Africa are a mess. The US has spent a trillion dollars in aid and loans in Africa over the last 50 years but with unstable governments and rampant corruption conditions have only worsen . Another area in the Gap that is failing despite the presence of US security forces is in the Middle East....   [tags: book and theory analysis] 1783 words
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Primary Colors by Joe Klein - Primary Colors, by Joe Klein, is an entertaining, informing, and controversial novel. Filled with both humor and wit, this book provides a drama filled fictional story, in which Joe Klein purports to describe characters and events that resemble real-life political figures. Joe Klein is an American Journalist and columnist. He is also the political columnist for TIME Magazine. When Klein published his book, Primary Colors, in 1996, he left the author as anonymous and then later published the book under his name....   [tags: Book Review, Literary Analysis]
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Analysis of Abbi Glines´ Fallen Too Far - ... Blaire was on her own taking care of her sick mother. When her mother died, she had nowhere else to go. She called her father, and then made her way to where he was living now, Rosemary Beach, Florida. When she got there her father wasn’t there to greet her. She also wasn’t welcomed very nicely by her step brother, she realized it was a mistake to come in the first place. She tried to leave, but Grant, a friend of Rush (her step brother), let her stay in Rush’s house. When she laid her eyes on Rush, she immediately fell for his “Stunning unusual eyes....   [tags: book, conflict, story] 708 words
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The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks - ... The cells have been used for advancements such as the development of the polio vaccine, the cancer drug tamoxifen, chemotherapy, gene mapping, in vitro fertilization and treatments for influenza, leukemia and Parkinson’s Disease (Keiger, 2010). In the book the author points out that over 60,000 studies were published by researchers who used the HeLa cells, which in turn advanced their careers and publications. Aside from the scientific findings and fascinating history in this book, the alarming parts are the personal narratives of Henrietta’s life and the story her family tells....   [tags: Rebecca Skloot book review] 1286 words
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The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks - ... She is described as a beautiful woman, full of life, which is why her battle with cervical cancer contrasts so harshly in the book. In 1951 she came down with cervical cancer, having noticed a lump inside herself. It escalated to the point where her entire body was ridden with cancer, and there was nothing the doctors could but keep her comfortable. The actions on the part of the doctors are an aspect of the book that highlights the ethical problems of Henrietta’s time. Doctors believed that the patients really didn’t know anything or understand anything about what was going on with them, so often the concerns of patients fell on deaf ears....   [tags: Rebecca Skloot book review]
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The memory palace of Matteo Ricci, - In the book the memory palace of Matteo Ricci, the author Jonathan Spence talks about the Italian preacher Matteo Ricci who spent almost his whole life in China. Spence tries to describe a person who was determined and underwent many difficulties in preaching but never lost his faith in establishing Christian faith among Chinese people by using the memory palace. He divided the book into nine chapters. Despite the preface and the summary of the memory palace, each chapter contains an image or picture which is used for introduction of each chapter....   [tags: Book Review, Jonathan Spence] 1128 words
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The Unwanteds by Lisa McMann - ... Quill believed that all unwanteds were eliminated in the Great Lake of Boiling Oil- Even the high priestess.When Alex was “eliminated” he was welcomed by Marcus Today, and the world of Artimè, where creativity was embraced and taught- pretty much a polar opposite of Quill. Alex becomes good friends with 3 other Unwanteds, Samheed, Lani, and Meghan. They were all really close- until they all began Magical Warrior training- all except for Alex. Alex pulls away from the others for a while, until eventually he starts training himself....   [tags: literary analysis, book report] 713 words
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Gods from Outer Space by Erich Von Daniken - Gods From Outer Space This was a very interesting book to read. Erich Von Daniken is the author, whose previous works include "The Chariots of the Gods" and "The Gold of the Gods" which in actuality was published after this one. This book right off the bat goes into some detail about our author. It specifically says "Erich Von Daniken is not a scholar. He is an autodidact, someone who is self taught. That is what made his previous book so successful, due to the fact he isn't impartial on anything....   [tags: Book Reviews] 983 words
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Applying Author Intent and Influence to James O’Barr’s The Crow - Applying Author Intent and Influence to James O’Barr’s The Crow “Around, around the sun we go, The moon goes ‘round the earth . . . We do not die of death, We die of vertigo!” - from The Crow by James O’Barr The question of whether or not an author can claim that his or her work is original has been in debate for many years now. This, compounded with the question of whether or not an author can adequately understand or express his or her own work or if the interpretation and understanding belongs in the hands of the readers or the critics, has placed the role of the author under serious scrutiny....   [tags: James O’Barr The Crow]
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Books that Shaped America - ... In doing so, the people who made the decisions to ban the books, or otherwise take out the content, greatly decreased the viewpoints that the author was trying to conceive. I believe that, unless the reading is for children under the age of, say, 13, then books like the aforementioned ones above, should not be banned or censored at all. Sometimes you have a rare case, like mine, where kids skip a few grades, and are really ahead of their class, and still a little immature, but if they are in a certain grade, they should be allowed to read, and understand what the author was originally trying to portray before the “people who think they know best” go and censor the author’s initial intent...   [tags: censorship and book banning] 739 words
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S by Doug Dorst - ... He remembers nothing but the feeling of falling from a large height. Wandering into a bar, he meets a mysterious woman reading a book called The Archer's Tales, by Arquimedes de Sobreiro, but before he can ask her name, he is kidnapped by a group of sailors. He is held hostage on their ship, which they sail for an uncertain amount of time. Onboard, he learns from the sailors (all but one of whom has their mouth sewn shut) that his name is "S." After the ship is destroyed by a waterspout, he escapes and swims to the shore of an unknown city....   [tags: film and book comparison] 857 words
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Severe Childhood Abuse in "A Child Called It" - Unfortunately, there are children everywhere who endure a form of abuse. Some experience emotional abuse while others experience physical abuse. Other children, like Dave Pelzer, are faced with both. Dave had to grow up in a family of two alcoholic parents. He was severely beaten and tortured by his mother and was neglected by his father. Dave had to spend his childhood in fear of his life. Although sad, his story gives others hope that they too can experience an abusive childhood and live to tell about it....   [tags: Book Reviews] 872 words
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Hawthorne's Young Goodman Brown – Poverty in the Tale and Author’s Life - “Young Goodman Brown” – Poverty in the Tale and Author’s Life               Roy Harvey Pearce in “Twice-Told Tales: A Blend of Stories” makes reference to the widely-known poverty of the aspiring writer,Nathaniel Hawthorne: “True enough, Hawthorne planned more than once to write groups of tales and sketches somehow linked into a whole; but he could not get a publisher for them. When he did get a publisher in 1837, it had to be through the help of the hack-editor, Samuel Goodrich. . . .” (107) Nathaniel Hawthorne’s “Young Goodman Brown” includes traits of the modest lifestyle which the author was forced to endure in his personal life....   [tags: Young Goodman Brown YGB]
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The Lexus and the Olive Tree: a Review - Thomas L. Friedman is a very well-educated and experienced award-winning, best-selling author who is extremely capable of presenting a book with important historical background, powerful images, and a defined purpose. He first attended Brandeis University, where he graduated Summa Cum Laude in 1975 with a degree in Mediterranean Studies. During his undergraduate years there, he spent semesters abroad at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and the American University in Cairo. After he completed his B.A., Friedman attended St....   [tags: Book Reviews] 942 words
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Dr. Daniel J. Boorstin: Great American Author and Historian - Dr. Daniel J. Boorstin: Great American Author and Historian Dr. Daniel J. Boorstin (1914- ) holds many honorable positions and has received numerous awards for his notable work. He is one of America's most eminent historians, the author of more than fifteen books and numerous articles on the history of the United States, as well as a creator of a television show. His editor-wife, Ruth Frankel Boorstin, a Wellesley graduate, has been his close collaborator. Born in Atlanta, Georgia, and raised in Oklahoma, he received his undergraduate degree with highest honors from Harvard and his doctor's degree from Yale....   [tags: Biography Biographies Essays] 787 words
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Hawthorne's Young Goodman Brown – Poverty in the Tale and in the Life of the Author - “Young Goodman Brown” – the Poverty in the Tale and in the Life of the Author             Henry Seidel Canby in “A Skeptic Incompatible with His Time and His Past” mentions of Hawthorne that “human failures and their causes were more interesting to him than prophecies of success, one might truly say than success itself. …He was not, I think, really interested in escape, except in moods of financial discouragement. . . . (57). Nathaniel Hawthorne’s “Young Goodman Brown” embodies traits of the modest lifestyle which the author had to subject himself to because of inadequate finances through most of his life....   [tags: Free Essay Writer]
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Minister's Black Veil Essays: The Minister’s Black Veil and its Author - “The Minister’s Black Veil” and its Author Evaluated By Contemporaries           Initially, of course, Nathaniel Hawthorne’s short stories went unranked among those of other American and British writers. But his reputation, along with the popularity of his works, grew gradually even among contemporary critics, until he was recognized as a “man of genius.”   Edgar Allen Poe, in a review of Hawthorne’s work, said in Godey's Lady's Book, November, 1847, no. 35, pp. 252-6:   It was never the fashion (until lately) to speak of him in any summary of our best authors....   [tags: Ministers Black Veil Essays]
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‘The Soul of a New Machine by Tracy Kidder - ‘The Soul of a New Machine by Tracy Kidder An underlying message There is I believe a single quote from this book that encapsulates almost entirely its underlying message: "No one ever pats anyone on the back around here. If de Castro ever patted me on the back, I'd probably quit" Herein lies the soul, not a soul of silicon or of steel yet no less tangible. It is human soul that manifests itself through the endeavors of a team of computer designers working at the frontiers of human knowledge and engineering....   [tags: Book Report] 1766 words
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Think and Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill - When it came down to choosing a book from the choices provided, I just had to select Think & Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill. This is a great book to read if you are having financial trouble in your life or if you are just need some motivation to get you going in the right path. Napoleon Hill is a acclaimed author who teaches you in this book the 13 success principles used by the great success stories of the early 20th-century. Napoleon Hill interviewed with William Wrigley, Alexander Graham Bell, Andrew Carnegie and 500 others....   [tags: Book Reviews] 1528 words
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The Brethren: Inside the Supreme Court - The Brethren – Inside the Supreme Court: Book Review The Brethren, co-authored by Bob Woodward and Scott Armstrong, is an in-depth documentary of the United States Supreme Court from 1969 to 1975, under the leadership of Warren Burger. The book attempts to present the reader with what "really" goes on in the Supreme Court. It describes the conferences, the personality of justices, and how justice's feel toward each other, items which are generally hidden from the public. This book is comparable to a lengthy newspaper article....   [tags: Book Review] 1452 words
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Ordering Your Private World by Gordon MacDonald - All work no play may have made Jack a dull boy, but all work no God has left Jack with a lost soul, but he's moving on full steam, he's chasing the American dream, and he's gonna give his family finer things"(American Dream, Casting Crowns). We live in a society today that is all about getting ahead of the rest of the world, no matter what one must sacrifice whiter it be ones morals, belief systems, or even ones family, it as all become about "me" and "my needs". In the book "Ordering Your Private World", author Gordon MacDonald addresses the physical busyness f people today and how it is affecting them in other aspects of their lives....   [tags: Book Review ] 1051 words
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The Kite Runner - The Power of the Written Word The Kite Runner is a powerful story of love and trust, but also includes elements of deceit and human wickedness at its worst. The full beauty of the story lies in the sundry emotions and subtle nuances provided by the author in the book version, and much of the deeper feelings and emotions of the book are either touched on much too briefly or missed entirely in the film version of the story. Within the very first chapter of the book, Hassan is referred to as “Hassan the harelipped kite runner”....   [tags: Book Analysis, Literature, Book vs. Film] 1138 words
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Huckleberry Finn, a Book of Controversy - Huckleberry Finn, a Book of Controversy Since its publication over one hundred years ago, Mark Twain?s Huckleberry Finn has caused many disagreements and much controversy. The style and language used by Mark Twain is found as offensive to some, uplifting to others and yet bittersweet to me. All sides have strong arguments, ones that are educated and heartfelt. That is what makes it so difficult to decide whether to teach or read aloud Huckleberry Finn in the classroom. Opponents of the teaching, or usage, of Huckleberry Finn in the classroom say that they find the book despicable, ?trash....   [tags: essays papers] 506 words
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A History of the Jews - Paul Johnson's A History of the Jews is probably the finest popular history of the Jewish people written in the English language, since its content is so terrifically enriched. The book is maybe written 15 years ago, but the exploration of the Jewish made it an incredible document. That is also a reason why they do reprints (My edition is the first one with the white cover) Johnson's history begins with the Bible and ends with the establishment of the State of Israel. And for that matter, it has remained popular since its appearance to public in 1987, even though many books, school manuals and popular histories have come out since then....   [tags: Book Reviews] 593 words
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A Study of James Allen's Book - A Study of James Allen's Book Contents Abstract 2 Introduction: James Allen Biography……. 3 Lessons learned and main ideas found 4 Quotes from the book to be remembered 6 Conclusion. 7 Abstract James Allen proves that it is possible to pack dozens of valuable nuggets in a small package. The language is often lofty and dated, which in other works detracts from the material. In this case it reads like the writings of a wise old scholar, enhancing the content and its weight. More than just an essay on positive thinking, Allen walks the reader through applications for personal growth, putting thought into action, using personal gifts to achieve right purposes, persevering to develop chara...   [tags: James Allen ] 2182 words
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Replacement of the Book with Computers - The Book Is Dead. Long Live the Book. The book, so post-structuralists critics have long been assuring us, just isn't what it used to be—or, to be more accurate, what we used to think it was. It's no longer a discrete entity, a little world unto itself wedged between two covers, a piece of discourse that speaks to us with a unified voice, the work of an individual author. Instead, as critical discourse by the likes of Barthes (1979) and Derrida (1974) have informed us, the contents of one book or article are inextricably linked to dozens, even hundreds or thousands, of others, and its contents, in turn, are absorbed by other texts....   [tags: Reading Electronic Text] 2531 words
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Book Review of The Classic Slum - The book The Classic Slum: Salford Life in the First Quarter of the Century by Robert Roberts gives an honest account of a village in Manchester in the first 25 years of the 20th century. The title is a reference to a description used by Friedrich Engels to describe the area in his book Conditions of the Working Class. The University of Manchester Press first published Roberts' book in the year 1971. The more recent publication by Penguin Books contains 254 pages, including the appendices. The author gives a firsthand description of the extreme poverty that gripped the area in which he grew up....   [tags: European History] 1624 words
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Irony in the Book of Esther - Irony in the Book of Esther One must be particularly cautious when applying the techniques of contemporary literary scrutiny to any portion of the bible since the bible, as it is handed to us, is a mosaic of stories written, interpreted and edited by countless individuals over the course of thousands of years. It would therefore be unreasonable to apply the same standards of examination as it would to a literary work that was composed by a single person living during a particular time period....   [tags: Papers] 648 words
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Book Review: God Of The Oppressed - Book Review: "God of the Oppressed" James H. Cone "God of the Oppressed" is a history of the African American Struggle through the complex account of its author, James H. Cone. Written in 1975, "God of the Oppressed" is the continuation of Cone’s theological position, which was introduced in his earlier writings of, "Black Theology and Black Power," (1969) and "A Black Theology of Liberation" (1975). This final account was put together and published as a response to the continuous dismissal of Black Theology....   [tags: James Cone] 1895 words
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Book Report On 1984 By George - The book starts off with an interesting first sentence “the clocks were striking 13.” To me this was unusual because there is no 13 on a clock and it is usually considered an unlucky number. I thought it was kind of weird and different compared to what kind of world we are living in today. This is because in London the province of Oceania is where our first and main character Winston Smith lives. There are signs reminding citizens that Big Brother is always watching. Big Brother is the leader of the party in which Winston is a part of as well as all the people of Oceania....   [tags: essays research papers] 1975 words
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Book Review of Seeds of Terror - Book Review of Seeds of Terror The book entitled, “Seeds of Terror”, examines evidence of terrorist activity in Southeast Asian countries. It is an eyewitness account by Maria A. Ressa, about Al-Qaeda’s Center of Operations emerging in Indonesia, the Philippines, and Malaysia. She recollects her own, as she has lived through many of the terrorists’ attacks in the region. Over the years, al-Qaeda successfully infiltrated and co-opted homegrown Muslim movements in: North America, Europe, the Middle East, Chechnya, Kashmir, Africa, and Southeast Asia....   [tags: Papers] 978 words
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Book Report On The Go Between - The Go-between By L.P. Hartley Leslie Poles Hartley was born in 1895; he studied in Oxford and was officer in France during World War 1. He was novelist, short-story writer and critic. His reputation as a writer was established with the publication of the trilogy of novels, The Shrimp and the Anemone (1944), The Sixth Heaven (1946), and Eustace and Hilda (1947). He died in 1972. The Go-between was first published in 1953, the following year it received the Heinemann Foundation Prize of the Royal Society of Literature....   [tags: L.P. Hartley] 1620 words
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Book Review of Night and Dawn - Book Review of Night and Dawn "Never shall I forget that night, the first night in the camp, which has turned my life into one long night, seven times cursed and seven times sealed. Never shall I forget that smoke. Never shall I forget the little wreaths of smoke beneath a silent blue sky. Never shall I forget those flames which consumed my faith forever. Never shall I forget that nocturnal silence which deprived me, for all eternity, of the desire to live. Never shall I forget those moments which murdered my God and my soul and turned my dreams to dust....   [tags: Papers] 2561 words
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Book Review Of Scalia Dissents - In Scalia Dissents, Kevin Ring, former counsel to the U.S. Senate's Constitution Subcommittee, lets Justice Scalia speak for himself in giving his opinions on today's most controversial topics. Ring also provides helpful background on the opinions of cases, which makes them more accessible and practical. Scalia Dissents contains over a dozen of the justices' most interesting and controversial opinions. This book would not have been written if it were not for such an interesting character to talk about....   [tags: Scalia Justice Judge] 1665 words
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Beyond Suffrage: A Book Review - The book, Beyond Suffrage; Women in the New Deal, presents the role of women in the 1930’s in a much different light than many people think of it. The goal of this book is to enlighten the reader as to what role women played in politics during the New Deal. Because of it’s broad view I have taken several specific examples from the book and elaborated on them in order to give you a better understanding. The author, Susan Ware, begins by laying the groundwork for the women’s network. During the 1930’s, many different organizations began to evolve to include women in their decision-making....   [tags: essays research papers] 824 words
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Book Report on Reviving Ophelia - Book Report on Reviving Ophelia In this book therapist Mary Pipher writes about her experiences at work with adolescent girls. It is intended to make the reader aware of the perils of being a teenager in today's sexualized and media-saturated culture. She talks about how this new and more hostile environment affects adolescent girls' emotional growth and development, and how hard it is to stay true to yourself while trying to fit in with peers. For the most part this book is Dr. Pipher's attempt to reach out to adolescents, as well as their parents and teachers, and tell them that this "problem without a name" is not a death sentence but rather a journey to adulthood, and tells adults how...   [tags: Papers] 723 words
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"A Child Called It" - Unfortunately, there are children everywhere who endure a form of abuse. Some experience emotional abuse while others experience physical abuse. Other children, like David Pelzer are faced with both. David had to grow up in a family of two alcoholic parents. He was severely beaten and tortured by his mother and was neglected by his father. David had to spend his childhood in fear of his life. Although sad, his story gives others hope that they too can experience an abusive childhood and live to tell about it....   [tags: Book Reviews] 712 words
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The Way They Learn - The Way They Learn Within in the book, "The Way They Learn", the author Cynthia Ulrich Tobias talks about theory intelligences and the importance of understanding your child. Society thinks that if the child is acting up or out of conduct, they must need some kind of medication to fix it. This is not always the case and gets really bad when the kid may have a slight learning problem. Many parents do not have the time to sit down and talk to their child because of their jobs or because they just don't care....   [tags: Book Reviews] 383 words
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Importance of Games in the Book Paddy Clarke Ha Ha Ha by Roddy Doyle - Importance of Games in the Book Paddy Clarke Ha Ha Ha by Roddy Doyle In the book Paddy Clarke Ha Ha Ha written by Roddy Doyle, Paddy Clarke is the main character. The author writes the book from Paddy's point of view in the first person. The book evolves around Paddy and his life experiences. Paddy is a boy aged ten, who lives with his Da also known as Patrick, his Ma, his younger brother Sinbad who real name is Francis and his two younger sisters Deidre and Cathy. Paddy and his family live in a house on a new estate in Barrytown....   [tags: Papers] 708 words
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Positive Habits of Relationships in the Book Fall in Love Stay in Love by Wilard Harley - Positive Habits of Relationships in the Book Fall in Love Stay in Love by Wilard Harley Willard Harley, the author of His Needs Her Needs, has written a follow up book discussing the insights and techniques for building and sustaining the feeling of love in marriage. The name of this book is Fall In Love Stay In Love. The objective for this book is to help people fall in love by learning how to meet each others needs, and it goes further by showing what habits to avoid in order to stay in love....   [tags: Papers] 747 words
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Book Report Angelas Ashes - Angela’s Ashes by Frank McCourt A Look at Irish Culture during the Depression Era Frank Mc Court, the author of Angela’s Ashes, was born during the Great Depression. A few years after immigrating to the United States because their families believed they would find their fortune here, his Irish family moved back to Ireland in hopes of a better life. They were met with only more hardships in their native country. His book shows the struggle and small joys of daily life with siblings, school friends, and the adults in his life....   [tags: essays research papers] 879 words
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An Autobiography: Lee Iacocca - 1. Title: Iacocca, An Autobiography. 2. Author: Lee Iacocca with William Novak. 3. This book is an Autobiography. 4. Publisher: Bantam Books ® 5. Copyright © July 1986 6. Pages: 357 7. Historical Background: His name when he was born was Lido, not really Lee. He changed it when he had to go down South for a sales campaign. He thought that the Southerners would like it better if his name was Lee. It worked fairly well too. Anyway, his father was the first person to arrive in America. He arrived in 1902, at the age of 12....   [tags: Book Reviews] 2116 words
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Book Review of The Path of Prayer: Four Sermons on Prayer by St. Theophan the Recluse - Book Review of The Path of Prayer: Four Sermons on Prayer by St. Theophan the Recluse      It is often said that there are no more heroes in today\\\'s world or even that this is an age of the anti-hero. Yet anyone who is blessed with the opportunity to observe children for any length of time will see that regard for those who exemplify certain ideals (heroes) is a spontaneous element in basic human psychology. The reported lack of heroes and the cult of the anti-hero are the fruit of a disillusioned Aadult@ mentality which has been lied to on this as well as other subjects and hence robbed of the natural inclination of a normal human being (a child) who is as yet untainted by the cynici...   [tags: Saint Theophan the Recluse Literature Essays] 3575 words
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Cultural Anthropology Book Report - Classical Readings on Cultural Anthropology What do we have to learn through the study of different cultures. I was hoping for some wonderful revelation in the collection of writings. I may have found one. This book was a difficult read for me. I am not sure whether it’s my age or my inexperience with classical readings. I also found it difficult to formulate a report on a collection of readings, the last report I did was on Laura Ingall’s Little House on the Prairie. This reading was a little more challenging....   [tags: essays research papers] 1828 words
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Herman Wouk's The Winds of War How Should One Read A Book? - Herman Wouk's  The Winds of War - How Should One Read A Book.       While reading Herman Wouk's classic tale, The Winds of War, I came across several passages describing a young man's vision of Germany. Although the author supplies me with his ideas, his desire and his provocative details on how this young Major views Germany at the time of the second world war, I still find myself wondering and questioning aspects of the written text before me. Apart from being drawn from my sub-conscious state to a more subtle and unconscious condition, several questions begin to from within my mind....   [tags: Winds of War Essays] 659 words
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Book Review of Ken Kesey's One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest - English Book Review 1 Title: One flew over the cuckoo's nest Author: Ken Kesey Editor, nr. of pages, year published: Published by 'the Penguin Group', 310 pages, first published in 1962 Summary: The scene is laid in a mental hospital. The narrator is an old Indian, called Chief Bromden, he plays deaf and dumb and he doesn't really take part in the action. The story starts when Randle Patrick McMurphy is admitted to the hospital. McMurphy is no ordinary patient, he's actually a bit too sane to be in a mental hospital....   [tags: essays research papers] 678 words
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Ellen Foster Book Report - Author Biography Kaye Gibbons was born in 1960 in Nash County, North Carolina. Growing up she loved to write. She graduated from Rocky Mount High School in 1978 and went on to the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill. While in college she wrote her first book, Ellen Foster, it was a huge success. Ellen Foster won the Sue Kaufinan Award for First Fiction from the Academy of Arts and Letters and many other awards. Also, it has recently been translated into many languages and gained recognition worldwide....   [tags: essays research papers] 2136 words
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Book Report on Apology - Book Report on Apology In the “Apology”, Socrates tackles his accusers against certain accusations made against him in the Court of Law of Athens, Greece. The nature of the accusation that has caused him to stand trial is such that “Socrates is an evil-doer, and a curious person, who searches into things under the earth and in heaven, and he makes the worse appear the better cause; and he teaches the aforesaid doctrines to others” (Plato. The Republic and other plays. pg-449. Doubleday publishing; New York- 1989)....   [tags: Papers] 791 words
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Art Spiegelman's Maus - ... She married Vladek because of money, like he had done with Anja. And I think that Vladek wasn’t happy when he lived with Mala. He just married Mala to forget Anja, but he couldn’t. The past is unforgettable although he married several women. By focusing these points and connecting them, Spiegelman wanted to show how difficult that Vladek’s family had suffered and how Spiegelman’s love had grew up. This story took place in Poland in the 1940s. This was a difficult time for people who lived in Europe, especially Jews....   [tags: book and literary analysis]
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