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Review of the Count Of Monte Cristo

The Count of Monte CristoThe Count of Monte CristoThe Count of Monte Cristo, written by Alexandre Dumas, tells the story of a man, Edmond Dantes, a sailor who goes through being betrayed by his enemies and thrown in to a dark prison cell to planning revenge on his enemies. His behavior and personality changes after …

Book Review of Liberty and Power

?Harry L. Watson, Liberty and Power; The Politics of Jacksonian America Hill and Wang, N. Y. Review written by Richard Foust Book Review Harry L. Watson’s book, “Liberty and Power, The Politics of Jacksonian America”, takes an analytical look at America and her politics during the Age of Jackson. Watson uses the economy and the …

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Book Review of Two Lives of Charlemagne

After having read both versions of the life of Charlemagne there is no doubt that they differ greatly in the sense of style, audience, and emotion. By reading these two descriptions of Charlemagne’s life we are able to decipher somewhat of the life he led as a shaper of early medieval European history. However, both …

Thomas Paine’s ‘Common Sense’: A Book Review

Thomas Paine’s ‘Common Sense’: A Book Review             In January 1776, Thomas Pained published a pamphlet entitled ‘Common Sense’ which became an instant bestseller both in the Thirteen Colonies and in Europe. The pamphlet was, in general, a challenge both to the authority of the British monarch and the parliament – entities seen as enemies …

Practical Book Review: Why Don’t We Listen Better?

Petersen breaks down the communication process in five parts. These areas come are separate and work together in different ways. Petersen breaks down the communication process so it easy to understand. Flat brain theory of emotions tells of how the mind and emotions interact (Petersen, 2007). Pictures are provided to provide visual perspective of where …

Book Review: Labor and Legality

Book Review: Labor and Legality Gomberg-MunI?oz, Ruth.Labor and Legality: An Ethnography of a Mexican Immigrant Network. New York: Oxford UP, 2011. Print. Santana, Maria. “ 5 Immigration Myths Debunked. ”CNNMoney. Cable News Network, 20 Nov. 2014. Web. 20 Nov. 2014. & A ; lt ; hypertext transfer protocol: //money.cnn.com/2014/11/20/news/economy/immigration-myths/ & A ; gt ; . …

Writing assignment book review

Despite the fact that different nationalities and cultures have different cuisines, overall, people all around the world love food and enjoy talking about it. Jamie Oliver is one of Britain’s celebrity chefs and what makes him stand out is his outspoken, passionate and no-nonsense philosophy about cooking that people find appealing. He is seen on …

Fields of Fire Book Review

Tyler Yancey American History, Period 1 Fields of Fire 2013 February 22 Review of Fields of Fire Fields of Fire by James Webb is a historical novel first published in 1978 that takes place in the year 1969 during the Vietnam War. Although there are many characters that are significant to the story, the novel …

Book Review of Literacies of Power

In Literacies of Power, Donaldo Macedo basically contends that schools and the media in the US are being used as institutional mechanisms to prevent independent critical thought and impede the dissemination of truth and knowledge. The famous example given in this book is the case of David Spritzler, a twelve-year-old student who almost faced disciplinary …

Ritz Carlton Book Review

Book review for “The New Gold Standard – the Ritz Carlton Hotel Company” By Joseph A. Michelli By Jie Zhang Cal Poly Pomona Winter 2013, GBA 671 Professor Ed von Leffern Book review for “The New Gold Standard – the Ritz Carlton Hotel Company” Introduction Ernest Hemingway once wrote “When I dream of afterlife in …

How the Great Powers Shape the World BOOK REVIEW

“A century’s journey: How the great powers shape the world” For all the claims of globalization, says Robert A. Pastor, a handful of countries still define the world at the end of the 20th century–and will continue to do so in the 21st. This statement infuses new blood into the current foreign policy discussion about …

Book Review the Devil and the Land of the Holy Cross

Laura de Mello e Souza’s doctoral dissertation began a study on sorcery in colonial Brazil during the sixteenth, seventeenth and eighteenth centuries. The years prior to the time when she began writing her dissertation many works in historiography had been published. With nothing focusing on Brazil, de Mello e Souza knew there was an abundance …

Book Review and Critique of “The Gift of Sex”

Abstract This paper shall be used as a response regarding sexual fulfillment within the confines of a biblically based marriage. It was based on information obtained from the book, “The Gift of Sex” by Clifford and Joyce Penner. The couple gave their opinion as well as discussed topics which were sexually explicit as it pertained …

The Killer Angels Book Review

Katie Cline The Killer Angels Book Review June 21, 2012 The Killer Angels by Michael Shaara: The Random House Publishing Group, New York, 1974. The Killer Angels is a stunning recollection of the telltale battle of the Civil War: the Battle of Gettysburg. Set from June 29 to July 3, 1863 and told from the …

Book Review on “Where We Stand: Class Matters”

In her book “Where We Stand: Class Matters”, Bell Hooks address the issues of classism interlocking with racism, white supremacist ideology and sexism in contemporary American culture. Her arguments in this book are greatly tied to her personal experience that she moved up from working class to the upper class as she succeeds in academic …

The Bourne Identity Book Review

Despite having seen the movie of The Bourne Identity, I could recall very little of it. Therefore reading the book made me feel a little like Jason Bourne: fragments, names, and faces coming back to me at irregular intervals, but with no context in which to place them. I’ve never been all over Europe trying …

Analysis of “Winne the Pooh” by A. A. Milne

“Silly Old Bear!” Almost every child and adult has heard this phrase before which comes from the Winne the Pooh series written by A.A. Milne. In this series of books written about Winnie the Pooh, the “silly old bear,” his friends, and their adventures together in the Hundred Acre Wood Forest, Milne captures the “incomparably …

Book Review: Who Moved My Cheese?

There are some people however that are like the first couple of mice. They look around and observe the things that are happening around them. They are able to take the situations as they are and make stable judgment calls on how to react to the daily changes. These people would be able to recognize …

Book Review over Washington’s Spies

The Truth About Washington’s Spies Madeline Carlson America’s first spy ring, better known as the Cupler ring, was Washington’s carefully thought out solution to gain intelligence on the overpowering British troops. The revolution was happening; there was no turning back and no denying that America was going to gain independence from Great Britain. Washington needed …

Waterlily Book Review

Ella Cara Deloria (Yankton Nakota) whose translated Dakota name means Beautiful day, was born in 1887.She was born on the Yankton Siuox reservation in South Dakota. Delioria was brought up as a protestant and had strong ties to her cultural upbringing, which were huge influences on her.( http://voices.cla.umn.edu/artistpages/deloriaElla.php) Deloria was a member of one of …

“The Yellow House”: Book Review

“The Yellow House”: Book Review In the book “The Yellow House: Van Gogh, Gauguin, and Nine Turbulent Weeks in Arles” Martin Gayford analyzes Van Gogh and Gauguin as people and as artists tracing historical context of their artworks. The author focuses on how Van Gogh and Gauguin influenced each other, how their strong and self-confident …

Book review of the Frank Pacetta book “don’t fire them, fire them up:

                                                                   ABSTRACT: The leadership values that Mr. Pacetta puts in writing are principles that most leaders gain knowledge of at some point in their profession A good leader is not born every day. He is as rare as the blue moon. The word leader itself implies very extraordinary style and power displayed and achieved. Leadership …

“Flowers for Algernon” Book Review

Flowers For Algernon: Quarter Four Book Review: Flowers for Algernon, is a science fiction novel written by Daniel Keys. Taking place in the mid 1960s, the story revolves around Charlie Gordon, a mentally retarded young man from New York, whose life is completely altered when he becomes the test subject for an intelligence science experiment. …

“Finding Forrester” Book Review

Khalia Milton Mrs. Clark English II CB 31 August 2010 Lessons Learned from Finding Forrester In the book Finding Forrester, written by James W. Ellison, there are many thoughts ideas of great importance to many individuals. Each person finds out that you can learn anything from anyone, no matter whether they are negative of positive …

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