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  • Very Opposite From Nicholas
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    Master of the Orient THE NINJA Born and raised in New York City, Eric Lustbader graduated from Columbia University in 1969. Lustbader has had a number of fascinating best-selling novels, including Black Heart and Angel Eyes, he introduced Elton John to the American music scene. He spent fifteen years in the music industry in various capacities, including working for both Elektra and CBS Records. He is a former writer for Cash Box magazine where he wrote lead stories on new rock acts. In that cap...
  • Name Confucius
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    The Wisdom of Confucius' When you see a good man, try to emulate his example, and when you see a bad man, search yourself for his faults. ' ; That quote is one of the many morals stated by the ancient Chinese philosopher, Confucius, which we still live by today. The Wisdom of Confucius, edited and translated by Lin Yutang, takes the best things said and said about Confucius and put them into one three hundred page book. It follows his life, from his lowly birth in the small town of Tsou, to his ...
  • Claude Brown
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    Manchild in the Promised Land by Claude Brown Manchild in the Promised Land is indeed one of the most remarkable autobiographies of our time. This thinly fictionalized account of Claude Brown's childhood as a hardened, streetwise criminal trying to survive the toughest streets of Harlem has been heralded as the definitive account of everyday life for the first generation of African Americans raised in the Northern ghettos of the 1940's and 1950's. When the book was first published in 1965, it wa...
  • Times About The Wendols Ibn
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    Eaters of the Dead "Eaters of the Dead" by Michael Crichton is a fiction but with historical background. Through this piece Crichton hopes to express the way of life for the Vikings in the year 922 AD while at the same time creating an entertaining story. Using a manuscript written by Ibn-Fadlan Crichton pieced together a book filled with adventure and excitement. Michael Crichton was born in Chicago, 1942 and always knew he had a talent for writing. He attended Brown University and has since pu...
  • Different Theories About The Andromeda Strain
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    The Andromeda Strain is a fictional book that describes a five-day study of a deadly virus. This book takes place in 1966 in the town of Piedmont, Arizona. Even though the book takes place in 1966, the book seems extremely realistic. Through the five days, they do different tests do learn all about the Andromeda Strain. At times there will be brilliant discoveries, and at times the people will be stupid and ignorant. Overall, the book will keep you guessing of what the people will do. The main c...
  • Book With A Psychological View
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    The relationship that this book has with psychology is a very familiar one. One would not expect to look at this book with a psychological view, unless you look into the deeper meanings of Ripken and what his thought process is. The book allows you to see what a boy's point of view of a family that grew up in a modest fashion, with baseball being prevalent throughout his life. After reading the book and asking myself what Mr. Ripken was thinking during his life and the content of the book I find...
  • Book For Many Reasons
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    Mario Puzo, the author of many famous mafia books, such as the Godfather, writes the best-selling novel called, "The Last Don."The Last Don" is about a mafia don, Domenico Clericuizio, who was making arrangements, on the day his grandson and nephew were being christened, for his family to get out of the business and go straight. Don Clericuzio is the head of the most powerful crime family in America. He is a greatly feared man who has built a billion dollar empire, and believes that every debt m...
  • Basic Events Of Lenin's Life
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    The Sealed train Author summary- There wasn't a whole lot of info on the author. As a matter of fact there wasn't anything at all. So I won't waste anymore of your time on the author. Story summary-VI Lenin was a proud revolutionary in the early 1900's. Born into poverty, and exiled from his homeland only to return and conquer it. One day Lenin received a letter saying a revolt was stirring in Russia. He decided that it was the time to act. Lenin immediately headed to Russia. He and his Bolshevi...
  • Picture Of Dorian Gray
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    Title: The Picture of Dorian Gray. Introduction Title: The Picture of Dorian Gray Author: Oscar Wilde Publisher: Lippincott's Monthly Magazine Year: 1890 Type of book: Tragedy II. Summary of the Plot A. Lord Henry Wotton and Basil Hayward become good friends with Dorian Gray, the young model that Basil uses for his paintings. They grow greatly fascinated by the boy and take a great liking in him. Basil is finishing a picture of Adonis using Dorian as the model. Upon completion, Dorian is fascina...
  • Individual Reads The Text
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    Reading Between the Lines Many times people take books for granted. They " ll sometimes prefer to watch a show on television or a movie than to pick up a book and read it. Simply, all because it is easier and faster to get trough with a movie than with a television show. Then there are also those few that do read, but when reading one mustn't just read text on books to get trough with it. They must be able to comprehend what it is that is said in the book, what point it is trying to get across. ...
  • Book Gretzky With Rick Reilly
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    Wayne Gretzky: Comparing Two Biographies In this essay, I need to compare two biographies of a famous person. Iwill plot out the difference and compare the two books considering point of view, bias, aim, omission, interest and interpretation. This person is my hero and idol. He is one of the great player in the history of hockey. He set the all-time NHL scoring record in 26 seasons and got four Stanley cup in a row from 1984-1988. He is Wayne Gretzky, the most brilliant and talent hockey player ...
  • One Belief In The Book
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    by Gabe pol low In the fall semester of our Preceptorial class we covered many books that represented strong points about many issues. Many of these books took place in history a long time ago, although this is true they seem to be timeless. I have learned a great deal throughout all of the readings, and changed many of my feelings about several different issues. The books that had then most impacts on my thoughts were The Symposium, The Koran, The Apology, and So Long A Letter. These books have...
  • Whitley Strieber
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    Whitley Strieber is the author of many non-fiction bestsellers. His most famous books include: The Wolfe n, The Hunger, Night Church, War Day, Wolf of Shadow, Natures End, Cat Magic, Transformation, Majestic, Billy, The Wild, Unholy Fire, Forbidden Zone, Breakthrough: The Next Step, The Secret School, Evenings With Demons: Stories of Thirty Years, and Confirmation: The Hard Evidence. Whitley Strieber is best known for his autobiographical account of his experiences with strange visitors who came...
  • Adult Books
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    In the book Message in a bottle by Nicolas Sparks, the main character whom the whole book is based upon is Theresa. Theresa is a mature, scared and confused adult. She has one son Kevin from a first marriage that ended in divorce. His name is Kevin. This book is heartfelt and very interesting. Theresa is very mature. She has to manage a house with not only her life but also Kevin. I also feel that having the divorce it made her more cautious in the dating world. She hasnt really dated since she ...
  • Carriage Trade Publisher John Murray
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    Money can't buy you love The news that that the carriage-trade publisher John Murray is to merge with the brassier, more streetwise Hodder Headline (backed by its parent company WHSmith plc) suggests that after 234 years in the book business the Murray family has not lost the ruthless commercial touch that, until approximately the Second World War, sustained the imprint as one of London's premier publishers. Now, of course, it is true that the deal will end seven consecutive generations of John ...
  • Whole Thing
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    "Drinking and... then... umm... something comes after that... I think... ". By. Before I begin my report of the short stories by Cheever I would like to say, "VERY REPETITIVE!" Thank you now the report may begin. One book that I can "connect to" is the book of short stories by Cheever. It isn't really the idea that the stories were set in the 40's that gets me, it's the idea that almost every story revolves around drinking. The whole idea of having servants and being an elevator operator didn't ...
  • Times The Book
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    I found this book totally outstanding. Its a book full of descriptions, makes you want to read on every chapter. the a uther makes the book very touchy, and intreging. At times the book makes you want to cry, its so poiniant. After reading this book I find mys lef very lucky to have what I have. There were times when i re-read the paragraph just to see if it was really saying what it was saying. This book is my favourite book of all times, because its not the type of book that I would go for and...
  • Mrs Kingston In Ahwahnee Restaurant
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    Prolog I finally succeeded in contacting Mrs. Kingston in order to meet and have lunch with her. I explained to her that I have this assignment from My Culture Diversity class and I think that she is a right person to fulfill the criteria. She checked her schedule for a while then finally she said that she wanted to visit Yosemite Park and have lunch in there! Exiting place! I think it's going to be amazing meeting, so I agreed. She will be there around 12.00 pm and meet me in a restaurant there...
  • Due To My Mental Practice
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    At the age of 14, I was preparing for the National Table Tennis Championships in England. A working class background meant that finances and equipment for training were scarce. I did not have a table tennis table in the house or the funds to hire a table at the local hall. There was a weekly club practice session on a Sunday night. This was my only opportunity for physical practice. My father, a sports teacher of 20 years suggested that I buy a book and video on stroke play and table tennis in g...
  • Fossils Walcott
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    A Book Report On A Wonderfull Life: A Book Report On A Wonderfull Life: An Look At The Burgess Shale, By Stephan Jay Gould Name: Wonderful Life Date: 1989 Publisher: W.W. Norton and Company, Inc. Pages: 322 (Not including Bibliography and Index) This book written by Stephen Jay Gould is about the concepts of evolution based on the findings in the Burgess Shale that was found in Yoho National Park in British Columbia, Canada. The organisms that were found here at first by C.D. Walcott in the earl...

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