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Social History Of The London Johnson
1,010 wordsLiterary London, warts and all On Grub Street, the ghost of Dr Johnson nods approvingly at the writers of recent tomes about London. Historians Roy Porter and Stephen Inwood have penned centuries-wide panoramas; David Kynaston has probed the City as a money mint in four fat volumes. There are biographers of legendary Londoners: Adrian Tinniswsood has renovated Wren, and Clare To malin is working on Pepys. There are novelist / historians, led by Peter Ackroyd; and novelists proper - Ackroyd again...
638 wordsAt first, Chapterhouse: Dune (a sequel of Dune) by Frank Herbert is confusing. It is almost necessary to read Dune, or watch the movie. I hadnt read Dune before I had started this book, and I was totally confused. I thought about putting the book down, but then I rented Dune. Everything suddenly cleared up. Suddenly, Chapterhouse: Dune became the greatest book I have ever read. The Dune universe is much more complex than most science fiction universes; such as Star Trek. It is filled with alien ...
Book Tales Of Burning Love
751 wordsThe book Tales of Burning Love that Louise Erdrich has been writing for ten years, is a novel that takes place in Argus, North Dakota. In which no time period was written. Jack Mauser is the main character in this book. Some other characters include: June Morrissey, Dot Nanapush, Eleanor, Candice, and Marlis. Jack Mauser, a construction worker, met and married five women, all whom leave him, one through death, and the others through divorce papers. June Morrissey met Jack in a bar and they got m...
Coraline Book Bright And Happy Place
513 wordsCoralineReviewed by Sarah Estes Have you ever wanted to read a book that keeps you on the edge of your seat and at the same time you will be scared of what's going to happen next? Well if the answer is yes then Coraline is the right book for you. This wonderful book was written by Neil Gaiman and illustrated by Dave McKean. I chose this book because I had never read a good scary story in my entire life. This book is supernatural fiction. This story mainly takes place in another world that looks ...
390 wordsThe Chrysalids, by John Wyndham Background: John Wyndham, born in 1903, tried more than four careers before starting to write short stories in 1925. The Chrysalids was written in 1955. Outline of the Book: Thousands of years after our time, the world faced something known as Tribulation, when civilization was almost completely wiped out and had to be started over, with new rules and laws. Humans beings born as "deviants", missing an attribute that normal humans would have, is considered a blasph...
334 wordsLIVING IN THE GHETTO This book is a autobiography about a the author Elie Wiesel. He has written 2 other books. They are all about his life. In all of his books there is a lot of tragedy. In his book he talks a lot about his feelings. He is the winner of the 1986 Novel prize awards. The point of this book is to see how bad we treat each other. It is about how he hates war. He hates was because there always has to be a loser, and that loser suffers greatly. This book increases my understandings o...
Elements And Euclid
1,094 wordsEuclid is considered one of, if not, the best mathematician there is, there was, and ever will be. He led a simple life as a mathematician, collecting works from others and studying them to come up with his own ideas. This essay will explain his life, death, and his teachings. It also contains information of one of the most famous mathematics books in history, The Elements. Euclid, "The most prominent mathematician of antiquity" (Euclid of Alexandria) lived in Alexandria, Egypt was born around 3...
Love And Other Demons Gabriel Garcia Marquez
771 wordsOf Love and Other Demons Gabriel Garcia Marquez was born on March 6, 1928, in Arcata, Colombia a town off the Atlantic Ocean. Marquez was the first of sixteen children of Gabriel and Lucia Marquez. Soon after Marquez birth his family moved and left him to stay with his grandparents, who told him stories of ghosts and other super natural beings. Marquez graduated high school in 1946 and went to college at the National University of Colombia in 1947 to study law. In 1954 he became a reporter for t...
Incidents Of Other People
965 wordsBen Carson With Cecil Murphey– Gifted Hands, The Ben Carson With Cecil Murphey– Gifted Hands, The Ben Carson Story 1. Ben Carson with Cecil Murphey– Gifted Hands, The Ben Carson Story 2.230 pages 3. The book is about a kid who grew up in a harsh area, in other words a "ghetto'. The books starts out when Ben is in fifth grade when he is failing all his classes because he couldn't see anything without glasses that his family couldn't afford. But after Ben got glasses he became th...
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