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Satire and the Anti-war Movement

In "Slaughterhouse-five", his the most famous and popular work, Vonnegut resorts to the use of the sharpest satire in order to criticize all the sad consequences that war might have for the civilians along with [...]
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“The Final Failure” and “Crisis and Conflict”

This paper aims to provide an overview and analysis of the book "Averting "The Final Failure" by the historian Sheldon Stern as well as the "Cuban Missile Crisis" chapter from the textbook "Crisis and Conflict".
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“Demon Bird” by Haruo Satō

The journey is the starting point for a disenchanted reading of the Japanese colonialist era at the turn of the twentieth century.
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P. Ackerman on Nonviolence in “A Force More Powerful”

In the book entitled, 'A force more powerful: a century of nonviolence conflict,' the author emphasizes the theme of nonviolence, and how the concept was applied in offering resistance to the oppressive regime in Poland [...]
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‘Lies My Teacher Told Me’ by Loewen

According to Loewen, it is the presentation of the subject that does not illuminate the past with the present, hence the past loses its relevance for the present situation, as far as the students are [...]
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“A Freeborn People” by David Underdown

"A Freeborn People" is a balanced examination of the ways in which the political cultures of the political elite and that of common people interacted in the 17th century England.
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Religion in Real-World Colonialism and in the Sparrow

This paper is dedicated to the study of the role of religion in real-world colonialism and in the novel through manifestation of the connections between the history of Spanish colonization of Americas and the colonization [...]
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The Medieval Age and an Aristocrat Knight

In terms of wealth, Knight was considered the wealthiest and richest of all the three soldiers in the medieval time. This was a belief that also took the heart and the lifestyle of the knights.
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“The Western Heritage” by Donald Kagan Review

Gradually we get to know about the powerful influence of globalization on the century and its culture in general, about the relationships between Islamic world and the Western culture; and the most interesting is how [...]
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Vietnam. “Chickenhawk” Book by Robert Mason

The narrative is mainly an exemplification of the stages that Robert took from the time of training to the time he became one of the workers in the army that took part in the Vietnam [...]
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“Thirteen Days” by Robert Kennedy

From the book, it can be argued that there were two faces of disagreement depicted during the cold war era where the Soviet Union preferred to bring the whole of Europe; and the rest of [...]
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“Lies My Teacher Told Me” by James W. Loewen

Loewen states that these differences give the students the opportunity to analyze the facts themselves and find out the reasons of such differences."Then students are challenged to discuss events and processes in the past that [...]
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“Dereliction of Duty” by H.R.McMaster

The author points out that it was due to the foolishness and lies of President Johnson's government actions that the country got sucked in the unwinnable war.
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“Cleopatra” by Michael Grant

Life of Cleopatra is still one of the most captivating subjects in a world's history. In the introduction to Cleopatra the author designates the main thesis of his work.
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“The Wretched of the Earth” by Frantz Fanon

In his reasoning, he builds a logical sequence, which causes a chain reaction of violence: experiencing violence from the side of the colonizer, the colonized are forced to show counter-violence. As a rule, the actions [...]
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A Voice of the Nation

A topic of color is prominent for both authors; however, these two poets deserve to be considered not only the voice of the American citizens of color but the voice of the whole diverse and [...]
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“Salvation” Essay by Langston Hughes

Hughes also demonstrates that he has a much higher understanding of human nature in his descriptions of the people of the church and his slight addition of sarcasm within the essay.
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Reagan-Bush Era. “Right Turn” by M. Schaller

The book gives a detailed analogy of America's history in the late 19th century and early 21st century making it the only narrative that gives the transition of the American people from the time of [...]
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“Celia, a Slave” by Melton McLaurin

This paper will therefore analyze the history of the story based on McLaurin's book, give the moral anxieties it springs up, the reactions of various characters in the book and finally extrapolates on the inadequacies [...]
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“Rebecca’s Revival” by F. Sensbach

The story is in the context of one personality constructing her life, and unknown to, reconstructs many other people's lives in the multifaceted world that defines the Atlantic region.
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Ironic Elements in Metamorphoses by Ovid

As implied by the title, the poems are about various changes in the society of the author. Irony is used where the meaning of a statement or a phrase in literary work is different from [...]
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Gilgamesh King of Uruk Review

In the first mentioning of Gilgamesh's immoral life with the women of Uruk, I feel that he does not qualify to be bestowed with the honor of a hero.
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An Aesthetic Project Based on a Short Story

The background is the faded wall] A group of women is sitting on the opposite side and the background is a faded wall- 'you should cry, and tries to relief' by the women.
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“The Book Thief” by Markus Zusak

The relationship of Death with this girl is extraordinary, and the story revolves around a trait in this girl which makes her a passionate book thief.
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Fredrickson’s “White Supremacy” Book Review

The author reveals many contradictory data on the policy of segregation and apartheid in the USA since the emergence of slavery and up to the middle of the 20th century that did not eliminate the [...]
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A Vietcong Memoir by Truong Tang

The writer points out a very curious paradox; he says that France and other Western nations immensely shaped political thinking of the Vietnamese but these states did not give them any resources to sustain the [...]
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Zbigniew K. Brzezinski’s “The Grand Chessboard” Review

The foremost ideological thesis, which defines Brzezinski book's practical implications, can be summarized as follows: ever since 75% of world's population and of world's natural resources are located in Eurasia, and ever since Eurasia generates [...]
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Gary Nash’s Book “The Urban Crucible”

Gary Nash is incensed by the lack of focus on the colonial urban centers in American history and the lack of interest or discussion of the issue of the class by the past renown historians [...]
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Primo Levi: The Survival in Auschwitz

In narrating his good fortune he writes "It was my good fortune to be deported to Auschwitz only in 1944", and explains that when he reached Auschwitz "the German Government had decided, owing to the [...]
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“The Convict and the Colonel” by Richard Price

Price's story is somewhat of a historical account of Martinique to the present time from the 1920s, while it is a leading example of how philosophical inquires can be applied to the field of anthropology.
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“Beyond the Crease” by Martin Brodeur

Furthermore, the author sets the stress on the idea that only talent is not sufficient for success, a person must be able to look at oneself in a critical way.
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“Extra Credit” by Graham Allison and Philip Zelikow

Therefore, the argument of the book and its major ideas are supported by the specific governmental materials, including the tapes of the governmental hearings of the issue, the correspondence of certain politicians including Kennedy, Khrushchev, [...]
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“The American Homestead” by Turner

However, not everyone saw it in the same way, particularly from one side of the ocean in the relatively more tamed environment of Europe to the other side of the ocean in the as yet [...]
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“Prophesy Deliverance “ by Cornel West

In most of his works, West claims that the USA is a white society and its everyday life is determined and stipulated by norms and values of white majority. The second and the third chapters [...]
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Literature in Elizabethan Time

The language was different, the time was different, and so it is impossible to compare the impression which creates "Hamlet" on the modern viewer and Elizabethan one if the modern viewer does not take into [...]
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“Between Two Empires” by Ada Holland Shissler

Historical background is also rather significant in the book as far as the author manages to put the life and work of Ahmet Agaoglu in the context of the two Russian and one Turkish Revolution, [...]
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“The Mahabharata”: The Role of Women

There can be no doubt as to the fact that, at the time "The Mahabharata" was being composed, the majority of women in India were being oppressed, socially and domestically.
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The Decameron by Boccaccio

It was the first time in the world literature when the hero of the narrating becomes the contemporary society. At the beginning of the work there is a description of the terrible disease of that [...]
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Margaret Atwood’s Alias Grace: A Pretty Woman

As a serving maid, she is able to take pride in her ability to support herself and becomes even more familiar with the necessity of a young girl to guard her chastity if she is [...]
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“The Diary of a Young Girl” by Anne Frank

Anne Frank has compiled several versions of her diary, and one of them was directed at the readers of the future who should know about all the misfortunes of civilians during the Nazi occupation of [...]
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“Up From Slavery” by Booker T. Washington

Each morning it was the duty of the overseer to assign the daily work for the slaves and, when the task was completed, to inspect the fields to see that the work had been done [...]
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“Night” by Elie Wiesel: Historical Book Review

Given that the events are seen through the eyes of the young person, the major emphasis is placed upon the main character's perception of the violence and death taking place around him and gradual loss [...]
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Russian Revolution in “Cement” by Gladkov

The novel demonstrates that one of the true insights of Communism is its understanding of the manner in which all human institutions and activities become perverted to the selfish use of particular groups.
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Huxley’s Brave New World Review

Huxley has written in the introduction of his recent print of the book that much of the inspiration for the book was a result of his visit to the high technology Brunner and Mond plant [...]
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“Voices of Protest” by Alan Brinkley

A reorganization of the banking system, limitations on the stock market, an increase in the volume of bureaucracy, and the patronizing of social security were a few of the projects undertaken by his government to [...]
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“Architect of Empire” by Edward P. Crapol

From 1859 till 1862 he served as the Speaker of the House in the Main House of Representatives, and than took up the career of the politician dealing with the issues important to the whole [...]
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Ladies and Gentlemen, to the Gas Chamber by Borowski

The people utilized every means to survive and eventually get out of the streets of the Ghetto. The morale of the people disappeared and the consequent sense of cruelty and loss of hope existed in [...]
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The Epic of Gilgamesh

Due to his heroic attribute he comes across a numinous phenomenon and in this case he prays to Shamash and divine assistance to overcome the challenges that he is journey to attaining an immortal life.
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William Bradford’s Memoirs of a Puritan

Bradford was the person in charge of accounts, outfitting for the journey and he maintained a meticulous record of the Journey and life in the new land where the Pilgrims made their home.
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Ancient Conceptions of Death and the Afterlife

Although the specific elements of the religion of the mostly pagan society of the composer of Beowulf around 1000 AD is fundamentally different from the Christian religion of Alfred Lord Tennyson who wrote Morte D'Arthur [...]
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“Twelve Years a Slave” by Solomon Northup

In conclusion, due to the fact that slaves are treated inhumanly and because slavery makes Southern white society savage, cruel, greedy, and lazy, we feel that it should be abolished.
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Hrothgar’s Advice to Today Review

In addition, Hrothgar is aware of the dangers of power that Beowulf is likely to encounter during his lifetime and seeks to warn him of them, indicating a distinct difference between the moral conscience between [...]
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Latin American Studies: Continental Crossroads

Among the primary assumptions the authors are pursuing and trying to convince readers in is that they "see beyond the nation, even as we keep the nation in focus" Authors thoroughly outline the main differences, [...]
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Book Report: To Shield The Queen

The queen, Sir Robin, and Lady Amy are all historical figures of British history and the story of the mystery surrounding the death of Lady Amy, although fictionalized for this novel, is an actual unsolved [...]
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