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Books Essays

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 …

Book Report on Fred Anderson’s The War That Made America

Introduction             Professor Fred Anderson is considerably one of the pioneering historians who commenced in giving light to the importance of historical events and incorporating these for the benefit of the contemporary society.  Due to his aim in exploring the unprecedented historical perspectives of America and the significance that it may have made to shape …

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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 …

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 …

Book Report: Mavericks at Work

“If you do things the way everybody else does them, why do you think you’re going to do any better?” Originality. This was the centerpiece of the Purple Cow and really, this is the key element to becoming a maverick. The maverick pushes how to differentiate himself from the competition in smart, strategic ways. This …

Divergent Book Report

Divergent is a novel by Veronica Roth. This story happens in Chicago in the future. The city is separated into 5 factions based on personality traits. The factions are Abnegation(selflessness), Erudite(intelligence), Candor(Honesty), Dauntless(bravery), and Amity(peaceful). One day every year, all sixteen-year-olds take a personality test that will tell them which faction they are going to …

Audie Murphy: to Hell and Back Book Report

OC Person, Darius J. 3 June 2012 Audie Murphy: To Hell and Back Book Report Lt. Audie L. Murphy’s name stands as one of the most prominent in American military history. He was a figurehead of leadership and the epitome of the seven Army Values (Loyalty, Duty, Respect, Selfless Service, Honor, Integrity and Personal Courage). …

Howards End- Book Review

Howards End- Book Review Howards End- the fourth novel by E.M Forster has drawn in attention for its strong social content. Forster reflects in this novel a picture of a narrow segment of the turn-of-the-century England. The brilliant form of art and design of the novel has successfully brought out the theme of class struggle. …

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 …

Book Review “Firestorm: Preventing and Overcoming Church Conflicts”

Book Review “Firestorm: Preventing and Overcoming Church Conflicts” Author: Ron Susek. The church environment can sometimes belie the problems that lay within. Potential areas of conflict can lay below the surface for years. Then, suddenly, they can rise to the surface in a way harmful or even devastating to the church. In his book Firestorm: …

Free to Choose: A Personal Statement Book Review

The book, “Free to Choose: A Personal Statement,” tells the functionality of the free market and shows the ways in which these problems can be solved, unlike other approaches.  This book also discusses issues such as Federal Reserve’s powers were being misused during the Great Depression and the deterioration of personal freedoms, government spending and …

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 …

China and Opium: A Book Review of “The Social Life of Opium in China” by Zheng Yangwen

China and Opium: A Book Review of “The Social Life of Opium in China” by Zheng Yangwen             Our of all the controversial narcotics, opium is one of the most popular drug since time immemorial. The use of opium is traceable embedded in many cultures of the world.  It is just ironic that opium use …

The Making of the Good Neighbor Policy by Bryce Wood: A Book Review

The Making of the Good Neighbor Policy by Bryce Wood: A Book Review             The book entitled “The Making of the Good Neighbor Policy,” written by Bryce Wood is a very important piece of document for those who are dealing with the foreign relations of America and other countries, especially that of the Latin American …

Book Report (War Without Mercy: Race and Power in the Pacific War)

Throughout the course of history it is apparent that racism is present in most societies. During times of war people of a certain race may choose to segregate themselves in order to become the leading power in their society. In his book, War Without Mercy: Race and Power in the Pacific War published in New …

“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. …

The Giver Book Report

Relationship between the Protagonist and Antagonist Jonas, the protagonist of the story, is a twelve-year-old boy who lives in a place called The Community, which is the antagonist of the story. In the Community, led by a Committee of Elders, almost all aspects of every citizen’s lives are controlled and planned out for them. When …

Book Report on Blink by Malcolm Gladwell

In the #1 national bestseller Blink, Malcolm Gladwell analyzes the way we think. Specifically, he explains the workings of the unconscious mind in making snap judgments and decisions. He proves that more information is not always a good thing, and some of the best decisions come from gut instinct. In the first chapter, Malcolm introduces …

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 …

Anne Frank’s “The Diary of a Young Girl”: A Book Review

Anne Frank’s “The Diary of a Young Girl”: A Book Review Annelies Marie Frank, a German-Jewish girl, was born on June 12, 1929, in Frankfurt Germany. Her father was Otto Frank, a respectable businessman; her mother, a loving housewife. Anne was the youngest sibling in the family, of which her sister, Margot, was the eldest. …

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 …

Myne Owne Ground Book Review

T.H. Breen’s and Stephen Innes’s book “Myne Owne Ground” did an outstanding job of showing readers the differences in perspectives of African people living in Virginia, one of the thirteen original colonies. It went in depth and showed how an indentured African person was competent and was capable of acquiring a wealth comparable to what …

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 …

The contested plains book review

“The Contested Plains: Indians, Goldseekers, and the Rush to Colorado” Written by Elliott West. I chose to write about this book because of the large range of events and transitions that occurred throughout the American West that the author includes in the text. Elliot West highlights the struggles that many endured while trying to create …

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