The Clash of Civilizations and the Remaking of World Order

The Clash of Civilizations and the Remaking of World Order by Samuel P. Huntington is an extremely well written and insightful book. Samuel P. Huntington is the Albert J. Weatherhead III University Professor at Harvard University, director of the John M. Olin Institute for Strategic Studies, the chairman of the Harvard Academy for International and … Read more

The Book of Sand by Jorge Luis

Jorge Luis Borges is a famous Spanish author, known best for his short stories. In this paper, I will discuss several short stories written by Mr. Borges, what influenced him in his writings, and a brief history of his place of origin, Argentina. Borges’ The Book of Sand is the story of a man who … Read more

The Boggart by Susan Cooper

Have you ever wondered how great it would be to inherit a castle in Scotland? What if it was haunted by a sprit called a Boggart? The book I read called The Boggart by Susan Cooper is a story based on something like that happening. The main story takes place in Toronto, Canada. The Volink … Read more

Robert Johnsons book Death Work

In Robert Johnsons book Death Work, he discusses his strong argument against the death penalty. He raises several key points that question the morality of executions. He suggests that executions are cruel and unusual punishment, inhumane, and have negative effects on all people involved. To understand the death penalty, one must realize that it is … Read more

Failure in Ethan Frome

The main theme of the book Ethan Frome is failure. It is shown in three ways throughout the story: Ethan’s marriage, him not being able to stand up to Zeena, and his involvement in the “smash up”. Ethan marries Zeena so he won’t be alone after his mother dies. She seemed like a very cheerful, … Read more

The story Giovanni and Lusanna

In the story Giovanni and Lusanna , written and researched by Gene Brucker, there is a woman who has taken her alleged husband to court, because he has married another woman. The story is a factual account of what transpired during this court case and the remainder of Giovannis life. There are several similarities between … Read more

The Apprenticeship Of Duddy Kravitz

Duddy’s obsession with land lies within his grandfather, Simcha. When Duddy was small, he spoke those unforgettable words to him, “A man without land is nobody. ” When it seemed as if nobody cared or respected him, Simcha did. Duddy did not receive the same kind of love from his father or uncle as Lennie … Read more

The Green Mile

John Coffey is similar to many different figures. John Coffey worked miracles just like Jesus. John suffered racism like Uncle Tom. John Coffey was a person of total goodness just like Siddhartha. John Coffey was one of God’s great gifts you could say. John Coffey had many great qualities like Siddhartha. John Coffey never judged … Read more

The role of the narrator in Oroonoko

In Oroonoko, Behn establishes her authority within the opening lines and consistently reminds her audience of her position as narrator by mentioning her personal role in the story. In the second paragraph, Behn establishes this authority by saying, I was myself an eyewitness to a great part of what you will find here set down, … Read more

The Feminine Mystique

The Feminine Mystique is the title of a book written by Betty Friedan who also founded The National Organization for Women (NOW) to help US women gain equal rights. She describes the “feminine mystique” as the heightened awareness of the expectations of women and how each woman has to fit a certain role as a … Read more

A Jest of God

An important ingredient inherent in a successful mother-daughter relationship is balance. Like the scales of justice, maintaining equilibrium requires work. The special bond between mother and daughter is delicate and unlike any other relationship due to expectations of performance on behalf of both women. The female psyche is, characteristically, particular: each woman having a certain … Read more

The Diary of Anne Frank

Anne Frank lived with her family in a pleasant house. For Anne and her sister, Margot, their early childhood was a sucure place inhabited by loving parents, relatives and nurses. However, the Nazis had gained power in some parts of Germany. The Nazis wanted all Jews to be killed. Otto Frank, Anne’s father, did not … Read more

The Revolt of the Poor – The Demise of Intellectual Property

Three years ago I published a book of short stories in Israel. The publishing house belongs to Israels leading (and exceedingly wealthy) newspaper. I signed a contract which stated that I am entitled to receive 8% of the income from the sales of the book after commissions payable to distributors, shops, etc. A few months … Read more

The Eight Essential Steps to Conflict Resolution

The book that I chose to read for my book review was, The Eight Essential Steps To Conflict Resolution by Dr. Dudley Weeks. The reason I chose to read a book on conflict resolution was to further improve my skills at avoiding and dealing with problems. Because I feel that a person truly shows their … Read more

Jurassic Park, by Michael Crichton

Jurassic Park, by Michael Crichton is an incredible book, which describes genetic engineering and the creation of an extinct species. Michael Crichton uses marvelous detail throughout the book. As great as the book is, it is not that appropriate for children who are 15 and under because of the gore, description, violence, and obscenities through … Read more

“Njal’s Saga”: A Fictional Account of Early Iceland

“The origin and evolution of saga writing in Iceland are largely matters for speculation. A common pastime on Icelandic farms, from the 12th century down to modern times, was the reading aloud of stories to entertain the household, known as sagnaskemmtun (“saga entertainment”). It seems to have replaced the traditional art of storytelling” (Hermann Palsson, … Read more

Less Than Zero Book Review

Set in Los Angeles in the early 1980’s, this mesmerizing novel is a raw, powerful portrait of a lost generation who have experienced sex, drugs, and disaffection at too early an age. They live in a world shaped by passivity. The place lacks feeling and hope. Three high school buddies, 2 male and 1 female, … Read more

Adam Smith’s Wealth of Nations

The pivotal second chapter of Adam Smith’s Wealth of Nations, “Of the Principle which gives occasion to the Division of Labour,” opens with the oft-cited claim that the foundation of modern political economy is the human “propensity to truck, barter, and exchange one thing for another. “1 This formulation plays both an analytical and normative … Read more

Chinese and American tradition

Throughout the book, the conflict between the mothers, their Chinese tradition, and language and the daughters, their American tradition, and language are evident. Suyuan and Jing-Mei Woo are mother and daughter, respectively, who are characters that illustrate the conflict between the two cultures. In the beginning of the story, the mothers who play Mahjong tell … Read more

Upton Sinclairs book The Jungle

The events that occur in Upton Sinclairs book The Jungle were same things that people in the early 20th century had to deal with everyday. For example labor was exploited to the employers benefit. Political corruption and prostitution were some main points in the book. The most important idea, the book supports socialism over capitalism … Read more

The Price Of Eating From The Tree

The struggle for power is an age old one, indeed. Opposing nations vying for control of a province, officials seeking powerful positions against equally cunning rivals, and the fight for dominance in a household are all examples of this struggle. It is a mental and physical battle, fought on many different sides at once by … Read more

Exegesis Of Rev. 1:1-20

Revelation as a whole is often viewed as a very hard book to understand. However, if taken in small sections and really studied closely, the meaning of the text can come through. The first step to understand the book is to understand when it was written and the occasion and purpose for which it was … Read more

Witch Hunt In Modern Europe

The Witch-Hunt in Modern Europe by Brian Levack proved to be an interesting as well as insightful look at the intriguing world of the European practice of witchcraft and witch-hunts. The book offers a solid, reasonable interpretation of the accusation, prosecution, and execution for witchcraft in Europe between 1450 and 1750. Levack focuses mainly on … Read more

Dealers of Lighting

“Dealers of Lightning” the legendary story of Xeroxs Palo Alto Research Center (PARC). Written by Los Angeles Times corespondent, Michael Hiltzik. The Book brings together moments behind the research labs trailblazing technological achievements. Hiltzik also gives you vast amounts of insight and information about such people as Jack Goldman, Xerox chief scientists who convinced the … Read more

Chaucer, Boccaccio, and the debate of love

Nigel Thompson’s book resists alignment with current concerns in late-medieval studies: he has little or nothing to say about manuscripts and their dissemination; about the audiences, reception, and imitation of the works he treats; about gender and its representation; about contemporary social and political developments and how these works reflect and even affect them; or … Read more

The Dutch artist Maurits C. Escher

The Dutch artist Maurits C. Escher (1898-1972) was a draftsman, book illustrator, tapestry designer, and muralist, but his primary work was as a printmaker. Born in Leeuwarden, Holland, the son of a civil engineer, Escher spent most of his childhood in Arnhem. Aspiring to be an architect, Escher enrolled in the School for Architecture and … Read more

The Dust Bowl by Donald Worster

The Dust Bowl was “the darkest moment in the twentieth-century life of the southern plains,” (pg. 4) as described by Donald Worster in his book “The Dust Bowl. ” It was a time of drought, famine, and poverty that existed in the 1930’s. It’s cause, as Worster presents in a very thorough manner, was a … Read more

Black Like Me by John Howard Griffin

John Howard Griffin was a journalist and a specialist on race issues. After Since communication between the white and African American races did not exist, neither race really knew what it was like for the other. Due to this, publication, he became a leading advocate in the Civil Rights Movement and did much to promote … Read more

The Insanity Plea by Winslad and Ross: Summary

The Insanity Plea is a book about the Uses & Abuses of the Insanity Defense in various cases. The book is by William J. Winslade and Judith Wilson Ross. In this report, I will basically summarize the book and tell you different ways people have used and abused the Criminal Justice System using The Insanity … Read more

Blood and Belonging, by Michael Ignatieff

This is a critique of the book, Blood and Belonging, by Michael Ignatieff. This paper will explain the subject of the book and its relevance, discuss Michael Ignatieff’s methods and conclusions on the subject and finally include a personal critique of the book by the author of this paper. The author of the book travels … Read more

The Professor and the Madman

The Professor and the Madman, written by Simon Winchester, is a biography about the making of the Oxford English Dictionary. Winchester, who is an author, journalist, broadcaster and foreign correspondent, has written for many magazines and newspapers distributed worldwide. In an interview between Winchester and a host of C-SPAN, Winchester was asked where the idea … Read more

Critical Analysis of Silence of the Lambs

In the book Silence of the Lambs (Harris, 1988) the whole plot is based around three main characters. Clarice Starling is a precociously self-disciplined FBI trainee who is put into the position of trying to unravel the mind of an evil genius, Hannibal the cannibal Lecter, in order to find the answers needed to capture … Read more

Influences in Darwins Thinking

Thomas Malthus and Charles Lyell were two figures who influenced Darwin’s theories. Malthus was an influence through his book on the population principle. Darwin had a parallel thinking in the concept of individual struggle in natural selection. Lyell’s influence on Darwin was from his book “Principles”. Darwin agreed with Lyell’s uniformitarian theories, and the uniformitarian … Read more

The One Minute Manager by Kenneth Blanchard

The One Minute Manager by Kenneth Blanchard, Ph. D. and Spencer Johnson, M. D. , seems like a practical simple plan on managing people and there for other areas of one’s life, however I must admit I am a little skeptical. The three philosophies do make sense especially once analogies are used to put them … Read more

Young Thomas Edison , by Sterling North

I read the book Young Thomas Edison , by Sterling North. The book tells about Edison’s Young life and how he greatly succeeded through out the years. It tells about his greatest inventions and Edisons Historic sites and how her became the greatest inventor of all times. Thomas Alva Edison was born of February of … Read more

A Christmas Memory: Truman Capote

A distant relative of Truman Capote’s, Sook Faulk, took care of him through his childhood. Sook dubbed Truman with the nickname “Buddy,” after a former best friend. During one November morning, when Buddy was seven, Sook decided it was fruitcake weather. She called him to get their buggy and her hat to go pick pecans. … Read more

The legendary King Arthur

There has been a lot of material written about the legendary King Arthur and although he has been a popular figure inliterature for over 800 years, not a lot is known about the real Arthur. It is believed that Arthur was a 5the-century British King named Riothamus (meaning “high king”) who ruled from 454 – … Read more

Jigsaw Dinosaurs, a non-fiction book

Jigsaw Dinosaurs is a non-fiction book as well as a child’s toy under one hard cover. The non-fiction aspect of it offers some introductory detail on the physical appearance and social behavior of six different dinosaurs: Allosaurus, Stegosaurus, Diplodocus, Tyrannosaurus Rex, Triceratops and Oviraptor. These are presented on each left-hand page along with information inserts … Read more

The Electric Kool-Aid Acid test by Tom Woolfe

Kesey in la casa grande with the wind up and the sky cloudy, and the Gulp flapping, and the Rat plaster paneled with pages from out of Marvel comics, with whole scenes of Dr. Strange, Sub Mariner, the Incredible Hulk, the Fantastic Four, the Human Torch–Superheroes, in short. All heads believe them to be drawn … Read more

A Wagner Matinee by Willa Cather

The late 1800s were a time of repression for women. A woman was expected to conform to her husbands ideals and accept a life of his control. Even today, the relationship between men and women sometimes seems unequal. In her essay “Disappointment is the Lot of Women,” Lucy Stone discusses the different treatment of men … Read more

Michael Ignatieff’s Blood and Belonging

This paper will explain the subject of the book and its relevance, discuss Michael Ignatieff’s methods and conclusions on the subject and finally include a personal critique of the book by the author of this paper. The author of the book travels on what he terms “the six journeys. ” On these “journeys” he encounters … Read more

Examination of Puritan Philosophy in Bradford’s “On Plymouth Plantation”

The Puritan people first came to the New World to escape the religious persecution that hounded Non-Anglicans in England. They established the Plymouth Colony in 1620, in what is now Massachusetts. The colony was a reflection of the Puritans’ beliefs. These beliefs, along with the experience of establishing a colony in “the middle of nowhere”, … Read more

Anthem by Ayn Rand

A standard rule of writing states that one should refrain from using the word “I” in one’s writing. Somehow this rule seems singularly inappropriate when writing about the book Anthem. I wish to talk about my thoughts on this work. I will not abstract my ideas so that I can refer to them without referring … Read more

Black Like Me

John Howard Griffin was a journalist and a specialist on race issues. After publication, he became a leading advocate in the Civil Rights Movement and did much to promote awareness of the racial situations and pass legislature. He was middle aged and living in Mansfield, Texas at the time of publication in 1960. His desire … Read more

The story of Joseph and Potiphar’s wife

The story of Joseph and Potiphar’s wife is told in the first book of the Bible, Genesis, chapter 39. Joseph was sold into slavery by his brothers and bought by Potiphar, a high ranking official in the Pharaoh’s service. “The Lord was with Joseph,” and gave him success in everything he did. This pleased Potiphar … Read more

Book report on Homecoming Harmony

Card, Orson Scott. Homecoming: Harmony. New York: Tor Books The storys about a new world that they named Harmony expressing their greatest hope. As refugees from a devastated Earth, they new humanity would never survive another global war. Convinced that the only way to prevent such terror was to see that their descendants knew and … Read more

The Ongoing Struggle for a Family

The most important thing in a family is that all the people in it love each other. This excerpt is from a childrens book, written by Leslea Newman, Called Heather Has Two Mommies. This story is intended to show kids that not everyones family is the same. Many reasons are given to dispute gay and … Read more

In Cold Blood

Truman Capote is one of the greatest authors of all time. He was born in 1924 and died in 1984. Sincehis early childhood, he has written many books and he has won many prizes and awards. Many people say that In Cold Blood was Capote’s best work. In this book, Capote writes a carefully detailed … Read more

Star Wars As a Mythology

There exists in every culture a series of folk tales and stories, which make up a part of that culture’s history. These stories, called myths, often venture into the magical and fantastic, with great heroes battling terrible monsters to save exotic lands. As the human race has evolved, we have moved beyond the need to … Read more