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History Book Report/Review

Germinal by Emile Zola: Protest against the Capital, Role of Gender, Class and Repression
In order to understand the causes of protest in a particular village, we should primarily refer to the daily conditions of work within the mine. In a scene of the novel where the work within the mine is described it is noticed that ‘Not a word was exchanged. They all hammered; one only heard these irregular blows, which seemed veiled and remote.
Pages: 10 (2500 words), Book Report/Review
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The Crusades through Arab Eyes: The Influential Events in European History
The Arabs refrained from harming the Franj soldiers. They also liberated them in exchange for ransom. The good conduct of Arabs is proved by the acts of Salah el-Din when he seized Jerusalem. Salah el-Din not only released the Franj soldiers but also did so, without collecting ransom from Franj soldiers.
Pages: 4 (1000 words), Book Report/Review
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The Mask of Command by John Keegan
Alexander the great, the heroic leader, was also known as Alexander III of Macedon. He could be considered to be the most successful commanders in history. Alexander became the king of Macedon after the death of his father Philip III. He successfully quashed a rebellion of the southern Greek city-states. 
Pages: 12 (3000 words), Book Report/Review
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Vermeer in Bosnia by Wechler: Political Tragedies
  The bombing of Hiroshima is one event, yet both Elle and Lui perceive it differently. Lui perceives it as something that took away his family and his way of life from him, whereas Elle takes it to be at par with the devastation she felt when her lover was killed. Neither of them is wrong in his/her perception of the event, because even though it is a singular event.
Pages: 8 (2000 words), Book Report/Review
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Joseph Boydens Three Day Road
In the time before it, although we suspect that Elijah is becoming something bad, we do not know for sure. After, as we watch his continued descent into killing and madness, we have no doubts. This chapter is the one that really makes this explicit for the first time. Likewise, we can see the part where Xavier's change solidifies.
Pages: 4 (1000 words), Book Report/Review
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A review essay based on Modris Eksteins, Rites of Spring: The Great War and The Birth of the Modern Age (2002) [1989]
He elaborates how the trauma of war and the distressing recollections of horrible and brutal atrocities affect people. Eksteins’ (2000) analysis of the First World War focuses particularly on the attitudes and ideas expressed by common people in the lead-up to the war, as well as throughout the duration of the warfare period. This analysis is based on two cultural events: Lindbergh’s triumphal reception after his transatlantic flight, and the success of Remarque’s book ¨All Quiet on the
Pages: 9 (2250 words), Book Report/Review
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Creek Indians in the last years of the 18th century
Persistent tensions between men and women, and fomented disagreements over the accountability of individuals towards an amorphous Creek nation.Saunt starts by describing a society of the Creek in which alliances would be negotiable and conditional. Fair persuasion would be the only root of power. A universal commitment to the peaceful path, or the white existed in stable tension on the war path, or the red. Tension would exist not only between the white and red towns and clans, but also between
Pages: 7 (1750 words), Book Report/Review
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The Chinese Opium Wars
Beeching’s attention to detail is of high regard. The British delegation, under Lord Macartney, travels to the Royal hunting lodge at Jehol. The author describes the magnificent pieces of tributary gifts for the Emperor as a way to persuade the monarch into agreement with the British offer. The transition of events and the successful descriptive characterization of the scenes provide a very visual account of how history unfolded during those times that led to the Opium Wars.Aside from the
Pages: 4 (1000 words), Book Report/Review
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W.E.B. DuBois, The Souls of Black Folk, 1903
Nonetheless, race and discrimination were only a fraction of the issue that faced fading humankind from his point of view. There were various significant liberty-denying and life-threatening problems, some of which concerning colonialism, sexism, capitalism, among endless others. However, no matter the problem that Du Bois critically occupied, it must be highlighted that his main concern was constantly the dialectic of repression and liberation that is the core dialectic and important feature
Pages: 5 (1250 words), Book Report/Review
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A Brief History of Time by Stephen Hawking
In this chapter, Hawking talks of light and the basic elements that surround it. He uses illustrations such as the use of light cones and explains to the reader how they might be used. He explains that the top of the cone will try and tell where the light will travel (Hawking 23). The bottom of the cone explains or indicates from where the light came from, or where it was in the past.Using Einstein’s theory of relativity, Hawking used an example of twins. He describes that the two people,
Pages: 5 (1250 words), Book Report/Review
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Book Review on To the Scaffold: The Life of Marie Antoinette By: Carolly Erickson
She may have found it different from her abode in Austria.She was a dauphin and was most powerful in a court that had weak male members of the royal family. She was responsible for the plight of France, but she did not handle it very well. She was a failure and a disappointment in reference to her mother. The book dwells on how she was overwhelmed by the power she wielded, made wrong decisions, failed to be alert and finally was blamed for being the architect of the demise that befell the
Pages: 5 (1250 words), Book Report/Review
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Book Review On They Fought Like Demons: Women Soldiers in the Civil By: DeAnne Blanton
Stories, such women’s stories were minimized and eventually forgotten until authors like Blanton and cook took the initiative to carry out research to find out the facts and truths. Relying on more than a decade of research in primary sources, they documented at least 250 women serving in the union and confederate ranks. The women in uniform had different reasons and perhaps some of the reasons mirrored those of men-patriotism, honor, heritage, and desire foe excitement.The women’s motives
Pages: 5 (1250 words), Book Report/Review
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Holocaust Genocide
She also talks and describes how genocides happen. Through reading of her book, readers can discover when the small hate crimes start around them. Through recognizing the small hate crimes on time, genocide can be avoided before it happens. The healing process can begin before hate builds among different groups. She aims at making the public know about genocides. By making the people know about the early stages of genocide, they can be put on their toes regarding genocide indicators. She tells
Pages: 5 (1250 words), Book Report/Review
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Anthony summer and Robbyn Swan '' the eleventh day:the full story of 9/11''
Therefore, they were able to hibernate from one nation to another. The attack was not planned in one day. Therefore, in year 2000 seventeen of the nineteenof the allegedal-Qaeda entered in the United State from other nations without showing any signs of being terrorists. However, the CIA were able to learn about the two other suspected terrorists during the summit in Myanmar and in other parts such as California. Despite the CIA being aware of these suspected terrorists, they just interrogated
Pages: 5 (1250 words), Book Report/Review
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Make a topic for me
Slaves were forced to work without having access to any of the benefits that one receives from honest work such as economic progression, self worth and self sufficiency; this created a subconscious negative perception that has now translated into youth who cannot see the value of hard work. Even worse, slaves who showed personal control and ability to lead were ostracized among others and penalized for showing independent thought; so today there is a severe lack of black leaders who can unify
Pages: 4 (1000 words), Book Report/Review
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Britain: Roxann Wheeler, The Complexion of Race, Sadiah Qureshi, Peoples on Parade, and David Cannadine, Ornamentalism
As per Cannadine, Britons visualized their conquered colonies in terms of class. King Edwards comment on the Hawaii’s king Kalakaua appearance that either the brute is king or gardener proves this. Princes of India were sent to British public schools and proconsul like Dufferin and Minto reinforces layered social structure in the colonies. Upper classes of British used to identify big landowners and princes as their counterparts and they had access to country houses and clubs for gentlemen.
Pages: 6 (1500 words), Book Report/Review
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History and Memory
A monument can either present a bad moment or a good moment that is significant in telling a story about the nation’s past. Foreigners can easily look at the monument and tell what it symbolizes in relation to the nation. The nation at large can benefit by attraction of tourists from all over the world whose sole purpose is to relate with the idea the monument is symbolizing.A good example of a monument is the Liberty Bell in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The bell is an iconic symbol of
Pages: 5 (1250 words), Book Report/Review
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Classical Mythology
Looking at the book from an analytical point of view, one can undoubtedly appreciate the effort Day has put into incorporating a number of universal themes into his stories. A few examples of those would be love, anger, deceit, jealousy, ambition, beauty and incest. Not only do such themes make the stories a fascinating read but also help in highlighting the countless references of such ideas in the arts and literature of different centuries.Also, the inclusion of colored illustrations, in this
Pages: 5 (1250 words), Book Report/Review
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Book Report on War by Sebastian Junger
Junger’s War experience was a different intensity of war experienced by the front-line infantry. The front-line infantry is often initiating attacks and under fire. As a result, it requires courage and elevated fighting spirit. The fight also occurred in one of the roughest places on the planet: Korengal Valley, eastern Afghanistan. The use real names give the book a sense of authenticity by describing real events and situations in detail. Junger accompanies the 173rd Airborne Brigade in a
Pages: 5 (1250 words), Book Report/Review
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The Crisis of Islam: Holy War, Unholy Terror by Bernard Lewis
Another achievement is that, Bernard graduated from the school of oriental studies at the London University with a degree in Bachelor of arts degree in history having specialized in the near and middle east history. He obtained a History of Islam Ph. some three years later from the same institution. The author also studied law in a quest to becoming a solicitor but later went back and studied the history of Middle East.Lewis undertook his postgraduate studies at the University of Paris and
Pages: 8 (2000 words), Book Report/Review
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