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  • Wolf In Personalities And Problems
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    His. 151 April 24, 2001 Personalities and Problems Ken Wolf, a professor of history at Murray Sate University and author of Personalities and Problems, wrote with the intent to illustrate the varied richness of human history over the past five centuries. He took various personalities such as adventurers, princes, political leaders, and writers and categorized them in a way for readers to draw lines between them to create a clearer view of world history for himself. Beginning each new chapter wit...
  • Ursa's Emotions
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    Ursa and Generations. It is difficult to come up with a logical explanation of why Ursa's doctors decided to remove her womb and therefore leaving her infertile after suffering a fall down the stairs. She was described as three months pregnant at the time of the fall, so her losing the fetus makes sense, but this hardly seems to justify taking her womb out. Ursa places full blame on Mutt and he stands out as the logical person toward whom she harbors all of her resentment. He was drunk at the ti...
  • Union On Little Round Top
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    There's nothing I can say about the parade of still pictures, the faces on the television - except, perhaps, that they all seemed to share a fierce pride in their eyes, photographed for the first time in their Marine Dress Blues. Surely their families are proud of them. I certainly am, and I never got to know any of them. And now, I never will. Names scroll in little yellow letters across the bottom of our glowing screens: Sergeants, and Captains, and Privates. These men have died for us. More w...
  • Isolated History Of The Eastern Shore
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    Chesapeake Jung Lee / P. 4 by James A. Michener "I was brought up in the great tradition of the late nineteenth century: that a writer never complains, never explains and never disdains", quoted James A. Michener in 1989. His first and last descriptions may fit his heavy writing style, but his thought about nineteenth century writers never explaining is something Michener must ve thwarted before starting his career as a Pulitzer - winning writer. In 1978, he published Chesapeake, yet another fat...
  • History
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    If there can be such an entity as a brief history of England, I hope I am not being too presumptuous in attempting to provide one for the general reader. To compress thousands of years of history into a readable and I hope, entertaining few chapters is a daunting task indeed, but here at Britannia we hope to do just that. We can discover the ancient landscapes, historical monuments, Roman remains, medieval towns, Georgian squares and modern architectural wonders together in a blend of history an...
  • History For A Great Accomplishment
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    The trip to the new colony would be a hard yet prosperous adventure that would eventually pay off, but not for many years in the future. I think that I would go across the sea to for a colony it would let you escape persecution and you would go down in history for it and would benefit your life, as you would be one of the founding fathers of the United States. I think I would go to form a new colony just for the fact of saying I did and that would be a good reason why. It would be a life changin...
  • Plain Area And Some Desert Areas
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    An average history student's depiction of the Wild West or frontier life during the 1870's would consist of a cowboy hero who is fighting a villain that is usually Native American. This depiction is a stereotype that resulted from such television shows like Bonanza during the 1950's and novels. The images portrayed in these items are passed on from generation to generation thus changing the perception of a history student today. A book that has both stereotypical qualities yet factual content is...
  • Herodotus As A Historian
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    Herodotus was a Greek historian, generally called the Father of History. The work of Herodotus is the oldest surviving major Greek prose and the first history in Western civilization. He was born at Halicarnassus, a Greek state under Persian rule, in southwestern Asia Minor. After a civil war, he left his homeland for good and spent some time in nearby Ionia. Then he traveled widely: as far south as Elephantine in Egypt; eastward into Asia to Babylon; and north to the far coast of the Black Sea....
  • My Passion For History
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    It arrived on a Friday afternoon. The idea probably originated somewhere over the Atlantic, off the coast of Africa. It slowly spun its way to the northwest, and the thought finally made landfall in Florida. From there it gained speed and zipped across the eastern seaboard, through South Carolina, over D.C. and up the New Jersey Turnpike. There the idea slowed again, and had been downgraded to a concept by the time it crossed the Hudson. Once across the water it regained speed at the expense of ...
  • Rufin's Isfahan
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    The supermarket of history The Siege of Isfahan by Jean-Christophe Rufin, trans Willard Wood 373 pp, Picador In Letter 72 of Montesquieu's Lettres Persanes, which was published in 1721, a Persian nobleman who has travelled from Isfahan to Paris meets a Frenchman "who was extremely satisfied with himself. In a quarter of an hour he had decided three questions of ethics, four problems of history, and five scientific matters. I mentioned Persia to him, but I had hardly uttered four words when he co...
  • Congo In Africa
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    King Leopold's Ghost was authored by Adam Hochschild in 1998. It is the alarming tale of one man's desire to acquire a colony and the immense devastation caused due to his misrule. Seeming a philanthropist and one of great humanitarian effort, King Leopold managed to overtake the Congo and decrease its population by ten million in a very short period of time. Finally, some men, such as E.D. Morel, Roger Casement, George Washington Williams, and William Sheppard stood up to reveal the atrocities ...

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