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  • Bradford's Letter Book
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    'If a tree falls but no one is there to see it, does it really fall?' This quote explains the very logic of history. Throughout the course of history, many significant occurrences have shaped our society to what it is today: free. William Bradford not only lived through a symbolic historical cornerstone of America, but wrote about it too. William Bradford, the second governor of Plymouth colony elected, was accountable for the young colony's success through great hardships. The Pilgrims were sig...
  • Predictions In Foundation
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    In what became the first of many of what became the "Foundation Novels", Isaac Asimov, through his invented science of psycho history as well as his clever characterizations, projects his theory stating, basically, that the future historical events will be nothing more than reenactments of those past. The basic plot of Foundation is how due to the predicted end of the just rule of the Galactic Empire, and to minimize the barbarism to follow, an intellectually elitist colony to preserve knowledge...
  • Minor's Friendship With Professor James Murray
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    Minor is Major Could only an incarcerated madman have had the time to become the most important contributor to one of the most prestigious dictionaries of all time According to Simon Winchester, author of The Professor and the Madman, an intellectual madman, who was locked in an insane asylum, had over twenty years to become the greatest contributor to the Oxford English Dictionary (OED). This book covers a time span from the sixteenth century up to the twentieth century. The Professor and the M...
  • Schlosser's Book
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    I. Introduction and Overview There is something very interesting about a book with a cover promising lurid tales of sex, drugs, and cheap labor. The persona of Eric Schlosser's subject and the effective marketing behind it are very verbose in nature. Here in this book, Eric Schlosser is keeping with the long tradition of the so called, "yellow" journalism, in wresting the black market, from the back alleys of public consciousness and putting it on display in the storefront of the eye of everyone...
  • Book Huckleberry Finn
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    Censorship Selena NuutinenMrs. Hill 1st hour November 12, 2000? Censorship... a system under which official censors must give permission before communications of a specified type can lawfully be made? (Wilgoren, 1). Recently censorship has become a major problem in our society. Censorship should not be banned on books. People should not be told they cannot read a book.? Unfortunately history has shown that words can be used for ill as well as for good, to destroy lives as well as to enhance them...
  • Zapata And The Mexican Revolution
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    In every field of endeavor, in every activity known to Man, whether sailboarding or physics, hairdressing or chipmunk catching, there are people who excel, people who go far beyond the rest. They reach the epitome while we mere mortals look up from below and marvel. So, when you have read the 526 pages of Womack Jr.'s book [not counting the appendices], you can tell yourself that you have read THE book on Zapata and his role in the Mexican Revolution. The author used every source available, he i...
  • Salman Rushdie
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    There have been very few writers who have been dogged by controversy throughout their careers. Some have been persecuted in less enlightened times such as Mark Twain, and some have been ridiculed by the press like Edgar Allan Poe. Yet, Salman Rushdie was the first author in the free world to have been pursued from across continents and forced into hiding because of a death sentence by a foreign government. To say Salman Rushdie is a very controversial writer in todays society would be a gross un...
  • History And Historians
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    History is something we live with everyday. It happens every second in every part of the world. It's been happening for centuries. Even before man embark on writing it down. History is and every changing chain of events and fact that have been spread over time. But how do historians write history. How do they know what really happened at that time. How do they find the correct facts and put them in a book or compare them to the time they are studying. In Edward Hall att Carr's book, What is hist...
  • Gifts Of The Jews
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    The Gifts of the Jews Catholic author thanks Jews for Western values Review by April Witt for Miami Herald Published: Tuesday, April 14, 1998, If not for the Jews, no one would know to love justice, yearn for freedom, struggle for faith in one God or hope for a tomorrow better than today. Jews helped invent Western culture and without Jewish ideas and values there would be no civil rights movement, democracy or even history. That's the central, sweeping premise of The Gifts of the Jews, the late...
  • Democratic Republic
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    Maurice Agulhon. The Republican Experiment, 1848-1852. London and New York: Cambridge University Press. 1983. Pp 195. This books main objective was to describe how France was in the process of becoming a democratic Republic. The book gave a full evolution and fulfillment that France made by the first four years of its first trial run at becoming a democratic Republic. The book gave in detail from start to finish how France finally prevailed during the 18707's. The Republic was reborn when the Se...
  • Book Hard Times
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    The book 'Hard Times' takes you back to the early 20th century. This book also talks about one of the hardest times in American history. Hard Times talks about the causes of the great depression. This book gives original testimonies of people who lived during these hard times. Studs Terkel, prize-winning author and radio broadcast personality was born Louis Terkel in New York on May 16, 1912. Terkel attended University of Chicago and received a law degree in 1934. He chose not to pursue a career...
  • Fifth Century B.C. It's Principles
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    Hippocrates, the central historical figure in Greek medicine, was born in Kos between 470-460 B.C. He was born of an ancestor of Aselepios, the son of Apollo, named Heraklides. He greaten ed his education by traveling. He traveled often and widely before he settled in Kos to practice and teach medicine. Hippocrates taught in Athens and worked on squaring the circle and also worked on duplicating the cube. He grew far in these areas and although his work is not lost, it must have contained much o...

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