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Le Morte D’Arthur: The Seven Deadly Sins

The seven deadly sins are spoken of often and frequently in every day life for that is what they are affected with. All of these sins can intertwine to form a domino effect of actions and reactions that link to all of the sins. Once one is committed, it becomes easier to fall into the others for they are all interlinked. This is prevalent in Malory’s Le Morte D’Arthur as proven by the acts committed by the various characters throughout the book. When looked at as separate words, the definition…

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The Last Hung: Joop’s Mid-Life Crisis

In Horst Stern’s The Last Hunt, a man named Joop is portrayed as a professional worker in a very well known bank. Outside of being a banker, Joop enjoys to hunt wild animals. This has been a hobby of his since he was a young boy. Throughout the story many questions are raised about Joop’s true feelings about his job, hunting, and his life. In the beginning of the story, a women walks in on Joop while he is staring at a picture on a wall in his office. The…

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The Dairy of Lady Murasaki

Early in history, the male gender has been the dominant force. The male aristocracies has been responsible for producing the writing, arts, and architecture, “which is traditionally consider to be humanity’s historical legacy. ” However, the “silence voice” will not remain silent, because historians have sought them out. Due to the fact, historians have sought the “silence voice” we have been able to learn more about women history. One way they made it possible for us to learn about it is by writing books such as The Dairy of Lady…

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Honky Book Report

“Honky” is the true story of Dalton Conley, a white kid, growing up in a minority community. The story takes place beginning at the end of the 1960’s and concluding in the early 1980’s and takes us from the authors early childhood to college. Dalton Conley was white, with a Jewish mother and an Irish/English father. Both of Dalton’s patents were artists. His mother, Ellen, grew up in northern Pennsylvania, the daughter of a dentist, and was a graduate of Penn State University. She was active in the civil rights…

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Egalia’s Daughters, by Gerd Brantenberg

My first reaction to Egalia’s Daughters, by Gerd Brantenberg, was something like “WHAT is this”. I was immediately very confused, and had no idea what this author was writing about. In fact, I felt as though I opened the book to the middle of a story, and became turned off by the whole experience. It took about three chapters, and someone’s help, until I started to read the book understandably, with ease, and began to enjoy the world I was entering. It became very apparent that I would have to…

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Mark Salzman’s Iron and Silk

The author travels to China as an English teacher for the Hunan Medical School. There he stayed for two years picking up many anecdotes along the way. The author already had spent a large amount of his life studying Chinese language and the martial arts. However, when he arrives in China he meets teachers who have dedicated their entire lives to perfecting a particular art or skill, whether it be martial arts or calligraphy. Mark Salzman was perfecting his calligraphy skills and as weeks had passed he began to make…

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A Room of One’s Own

In 1928, Virginia Woolf was asked to speak on the topic of “women and fiction”. The result, based upon two essays she delivered at Newnham and Girton that year, was A Room of One’s Own, which is an extended essay on women as both writers of fiction and as characters in fiction. While Woolf suggests that, “when a subject is highly controversial-and any question about sex is that-one cannot hope to tell the truth,” (Woolf 4) her essay is, in fact, a thought out and insightful reflection on the topic.…

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Coming of Age in Somoa

Margaret Meads Coming of Age in Samoa, which was actually her doctoral dissertation, was compiled in a period of six months starting in 1925. Through it, people were given a look at a society not affected by the problems of 20th century industrial America. She illustrated a picture of a society where love was available for the asking and crime was dealt with by exchanging a few mats. This book helps one to realize the large role played by social environment. One of Meads biggest challenges was probably the fact…

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Paradise Found And Lost – Critique

“Paradise Found and Lost” from Daniel J. Boorstin’s The Discoverers, embodies Columbus’ emotions, ideas, and hopes. Boorstin, a former Librarian of Congress, leads the reader through one man’s struggles as he tries to find a Western Passage to the wealth of the East. After reading “Paradise Found and Lost,” I was enlightened about Columbus’ tenacious spirit as he repeatedly fails to find the passage to Asia. Boorstin title of this essay is quite apropos because Columbus discovers a paradise but is unable to see what is before him for his…

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Sit-Down Book Report

Sit-down is a historical non-fiction book. It depicts the events of the 1936-1937 strike at General Motors plants in Flint and around the country. The author of this book is Sidney Fine. In this report you will learn what I learned about the struggle between Corporations and the beginning of unionization. Sit-down is about the General Motors Sit-down strike of 1936-1937. This strike was mainly about the right for workers to represent themselves through collective bargaining. The union supporters went through a long, inhumane and bloody fight. hey finally won…

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Critique Of Andrew Abbott’s book “The System of Professions”

Andrew Abbotts book, The System of Professions: An Essay on the Division of Expert Labour contains a mix of comparative historical analysis and current evaluation, which is assembled within an analytical model that looks at professions from the viewpoint of their jurisdictions, the tasks they do, the expert knowledge needed for those tasks, and how competitive forces internally and externally work to change both the jurisdictions and the tasks. Abbott attempts to show that professions are interdependent systems, containing internal structures. He accomplishes this task by means of analyzing the…

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Offred’s Lost of Identity

The main character of this book is Offred, one of the faceless many of the new Republic of Gilead. Each day she is removed farther and farther from her true self, to a complete no one. Expected to feel nothing, think nothing, and want nothing, she is used only as an instrument to bear children. Throughout the book, the narrator often speaks with a numbed tone despite all the horrifying ordeals she has seen and experienced. Although her offhand comment to herself are presented in a slight bitter and humorous…

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The book Lost Boys

The book Lost Boys was written by James Garbarino to show people why there is so much violence with our boys and how some of this can and should be avoided with a little love. This book tells all the reasons why boy turn out the way they do and how it can be stopped. In the past decade it is know that violence has been highly increase in the large cities and in smaller towns as well In fact the period from the 1980s to the 1990s when the…

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Castel Rock Maine

In Castel Rock Maine, There were four boys Vern Tesio, Gordie La Chance, Chris , and Teddy Duchamp. They have a tree house in a abandon parking lot where they play cards and hang out. Vern comes and tells the gang that when he was under his portch looking for his penneys that he had burried when he was eight he over heard his brother talking to his friend charlie hogan about the child that was missing but they said that they did it and they said where the body…

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The Conflict Between The Mothers, Their Chinese Tradition, And Language And The Daughters

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 Jing-Mei to see her long lost sisters and tell them of their mother. Jing-Mei replies, “What will I say? What can I tell them about my mother? I don’t know anything. She was my mother.…

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The Elegant Universe

Part I: The Edge of Knowledge Chapter 1: Tied Up with Strings This is the introductory section, where the author, Brian Greene, examines the fundamentals of what is currently proven to be true by experimentation in the realm of modern physics. Green goes on to talk more about “The Basic Idea” of string theory. He describes how physicists are aspiring to reach the Theory of Everything, or T.O.E. Some suspect when string theory is completely understood that it might turn out to become the T.O.E. Part II: The Dilemma of…

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Moses: The Journey of Faith

Frederick Brotherton Meyer born in 1847 in London, England had an illustrious career that spanned several decades. He received his education at Brighton College and Regent’s Park Baptist College; at the age of twenty- three, he accepted his first pastorate position. Upon his death in 1929, Mr. Meyer contributed 20 books including scripture biographies, sermons, and devotionals. Summary of Contents As an introduction to Moses’ journey of faith, Meyers gives the reader a description of the characteristics necessary for a man to be truly faithful to God. These are a…

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Tom Clancy Rainbow Six book

This book was published by G. P. Putnam’s Sons in New York, USA. Copyright date is 1998. There are 740 pages in this book. Thomas L. Clancy, Jr. was born on the 12th of April 1947, he is married and lives in Maryland, USA. Clancy’s novels can be classified as Military-Techno-Thrillers. He has written fiction and non-fiction books, Rainbow Six is a fiction book. As for other titles, well there are just to many to list, in total 23. Some books that he has written are The Hunt for Red…

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The book Jerry Seinfeld by Josh Levine

Sometimes a persons achievements can have an impact on an entire segment of an industry. In the book Jerry Seinfeld by Josh Levine this theory stands true. Jerry Seinfeld’s brilliant comedy has had a tremendous impact on this segment of the entertainment industry. His clean comedy and detailed tactics have set a precedent for comedians to come. Jerry Seinfeld was voted the America’s Best Male Comedian Club Performer in 1988 by a pole of night club regulars, even thought by then he had already moved up to the large concert…

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Meditations by Marcus Aurelius

Even today, Meditations by Marcus Aurelius is read by every class from kings to common people. The book is a universal classic, meaning it can be related to at any time, by anyone. The philosophies included in his book have spanned the centuries, and Meditations remains to be one of the most influential books ever written. Marcus Aurelius was born on April 20, 121 AD into a family of royalty. His uncle and adoptive father, Antoninus Pius, was the emperor of Rome. Aurelius, too, was trained from birth to be…

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