A Tale Of 2 Citys - 1,397 words
A Tale of Two Cities By: CHARLES DICKENS Published by: THE NEW AMERICAN, INC. Published in the year 1960 354 PAGES Guillermo Chiu Social Studies Period / G Summary of Novel "A Tale of Two Cities" is written by Charles Dickens and it takes place in France and England during the troubled times of the French Revolution. The characters travels to both country but most of the story happens in Paris, France. The hot spot of the French revolutionists, mostly takes place in a wineshop in Paris, because the wineshop owner is Ernest Defarge and his wife, Madame Defarge are the key leaders and officials of the revolution. The action in the book takes place in many parts of Paris, such as the Bastille, ...
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South By Southwest - 756 words
1. Title : South by Southwest : The Mexican-American and His Heritage 2. Author : John Tebbel and Ramn E. Ruiz 3. Publisher : Zenith Books and Doubleday & Company Copyright 1969 5. The setting of this story covers an immense number of years of conquering and colonization in the Southwest areas we now know as California, Arizona, New Mexico, Texas, and Mexico. It begins in the early 15 and 1600s, in a time when many important Spaniards, such as Juan Bautista de Anza (in 1775 he led the longest overland migration of a colony in North American history before Oregon), were moving into the Southwest in search of gold, silver, bread, and jobs. It also talks about the Indians, who were already livi ...
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Go Ask Alice - 678 words
I read the book, Go Ask Alice. The author was anonymous. The main character was a girl, and her name was not mentioned. It was written as a diary. I thought that this book was very interesting because it was true; it is based on an actual diary of a fifteen-year-old drug user. In the beginning, she has a break up with her boyfriend and is anorexic. She eats very little. She overcomes that obstacle though. The girl moves because her father gets a job at a university as a professor. She moves with her father, mother, brother Tim and her sister Alex. She has a hard time fitting in at her new school. She hates it. One day though, she meets a girl named Beth. Beth and she talk about boys and drug ...
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Bram Stoker - 1,090 words
Copyright 1996 (Modern library edition) Bram Stoker was born November 8, 1847, in Clontarf Ireland, north of Dublin. His full name was Abraham Stocker. He was the son of Abraham and Charlotte. He was the third of seven children. For the first 7 years of his life Bram was bedridden with a flurry of childhood diseases. This led him to spend much of his time reading. Later in his life, after healing from his diseases, he attended Trinity College in Dublin. There, he was an honor student, played soccer, and was involved in marathon running. After he graduated from college he followed in his fathers footsteps, and became a civil servant at Dublin castle as a junior clerk. He began his literary ca ...
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Unrevealed - 1,721 words
The first study of clandestine operations was initiated 1988 in hopes of learning about the relationship between the President and the intelligence committees of Congress. Stephan F. Knott, an Assistance Professor of Political Science at the Untied States Air Force Academy, picked up this study of clandestine operations. In Knott's recently published book (1996) Secret and Sanctioned, he unveils the reality that not only were clandestine operations in the Cold War recently, been had also been used in times dating back to our Forefathers. Knott's account of covert operations involving some of our most admired leaders (George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Abraham Lincoln etc.) gives clear evid ...
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One Flew Over The Cuckoos Nest - 1,638 words
The imagination is the readers most important tool on the path to enjoying a good book. One can only hinder their enjoyment of the story by disregarding the vivid images created by the mind. Nothing can compare to a landscape so exquisite that it would make a cinematographer jealous, or a prison so cold that you can see the inmates hot breath. However, some authors offer help for those who are creatively impaired. In One Flew Over the Cuckoos Nest, the author, Ken Kesey builds such an effective tone, that the shifts in the attitudes of the characters can be detected. In the first half of the novel, Kesey uses a wonderful device to show oppression that makes the reader feel as if they themsel ...
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Child Within - 795 words
Throughout The Little Prince, Antoine de Saint-Exupery uses his life experiences to help write this book. He uses his life to create a plot; these experiences will both be described in this paper, along with how they are related to each other. Exupery grew up in Saint-Maurice de Remens. He lived in a castle with a fairytale atmosphere. Joelle Eyheramanno stated that Antoines childhood turned around two poles, Saint-Maurice de Remens and his mother. His brother died when he was a teenager; during the years following his brothers death, his higher education was focused on astrology and literature. While in school, he was called for military service. The military introduced him to aviation. His ...
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Son Of Sam - 2,049 words
... d trial....the defendant is a normal as anyone else. Maybe a little neurotic."Ultimately, it didn't matter because David Berkowitz pleaded guilty. He was sentenced to 365 years in jail. In 1979, Robert Ressler, the FBI veteran, interviewed Berkowitz in Attica Prison three times. Berkowitz had been allowed to keep a scrapbook he had compiled of all the newspaper stories about the murders. He used these scrapbooks to keep his fantasies alive. Ressler made it clear that he didn't buy the demon dog theory one bit and eventually he was able to get the truth out of Berkowitz. The demon story was to protect him when and if he was caught so that he could try to convince the authorities he was in ...
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Touch The Dragon - 989 words
I enjoyed Touch the Dragon, and throughout made little connection with Karen's realisations, observation, and experiences comparing them with my own life of travels. Karen also taught me new things of Thailand that I never knew before dealing with geography, culture and religion like about the head being the holy part of your body. I found that interesting. I enjoyed the book Touch the Dragon due to Karen's description of the landscape and culture. When I started reading the book, I was very eager to find out about Karen's surroundings, because for me, it is that element of a book that allows me to connect with the main character and imagine myself in the story. Karen's descriptions like on ...
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The Gift Of Acabar - 375 words
Reaching for the Skies In a world where only money matters, Og Mandino and Buddy Kaye's "The Gift Acabar" presents a wealthy insight on what kind of stuff life should be made. In a simple story of a boy's struggle to keep his dreams from being destroyed by life's adversity, the authors provide the "Credenda" that sums up life's significance. The use of supernatural element, in the form of a miracle, brought a change in the character's personality. It somehow provides a deeper meaning of the events that took place in his life. In such a young age, the Lapp boy Tulo is faced with great responsibilities. He already lost his parents, who were very close to him. The situation became more challeng ...
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I Know Whythe Caged Bird Sings - 1,347 words
"I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings" By: Maya Angelou When I started reading I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings, I thought that it was a little boring at first but I thought that it was about a young African-American girl who tells her troubles in life as she grows up. I changed my mind about my thoughts on this book because I started reading it more I began to like it better and I was more into the book. My favorite part of the book was when Maya started to open up to the world again and began by doing so by talking to Mrs. Bertha Flowers. I was confused by why Margaret and Bailey were sent back to stamps after the incident, with Marguerite being raped, with Mr. Freeman. Because if their pare ...
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Animal Farm Book Report - 871 words
Many authors write about topics that they know and about historical events that are going on while they write their story. In the book Animal Farm by George Orwell this is definitely true. Orwell modeled many of his characters after Russian leaders. He ingeniously depicts the troubles of Russia in a book about farm animals. The story begins with a prize winning boar named Old Major, he gathers all of the farm animals around to tell them of a dream that he has. He tells them about a society of only farm animals, they would run everything with out humans. The farm animals like this idea and make a song called Beasts of England about their new freedom. Three days after announcing his dream, Old ...
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Adolf Hitler - 1,085 words
William L. Shirer was born February 23, 1903 in Chicago, Illinois. He went to Europe after graduating from Coe College in 1925. He stayed for nearly two decades. Working for the Chicago Tribune he covered Lindbergh 's landing in Paris in 1927, the 1928 Winter Olympics in St Moritz, and League of Nations meetings in Geneva. Then he spent two years in India covering Mahatma Ghandi before returning to Europe in 1932. He arrived in Berlin in 1934 as Chief of Universal News Service's Berlin Office reporting first-hand the Hitler taking over of Germany. He began broadcasting from Berlin in 1937 for the American CBS network. His reports covered the Anschluss with Austria in March 1938, the Munich C ...
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Book Report On The Story Of B - 613 words
The Story of B is the third book by Daniel Quinn that I have read. It is the story of Jared Osborne, a Laurentian Priest of the Roman Catholic Church, who discovers through his adventure that the world and church he believes in is not at all what he thinks it is. He is sent on a mission by the church to investigate a heretic who could turn out to be the anti-Christ. As he investigates and becomes part of the inner circle of a man called "B", his reality is tested and ultimately altered. He realizes that the Church is motivated by fear and greed rather then altruistic and divine intentions. The book is set up at Jared's diary that chronicles his journey from the beginning of the assignment, w ...
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Harry Potter - 494 words
I think 4th and 5th graders would be interested in the Harry Potter series because, although it has violence in it I think that age level should be able to handle it. If any kids younger than that have read it or want to read it, I would not recommended it because they just might think that the violence is real and that the wizardry is real. Although I dont think it is a good book for younger children, I think that the media and newspaper writers are going just a little to far. I dont think its really bad as they make it out to be. The writers and media make even older kids parents think twice about buying the book so there kid can read it. I think that the banning from school and other plac ...
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Everyday At James Hart High - 1,003 words
Jacks Hopewell: Jacks was about 17 years old, and was really arrogant. He believed that he was better than anyone in his classes at school. He had short brown hair and green eyes. He was really tall and muscular. Sandra Jackson: Sandra was 16 years old. She was very demure and intelligent. She was quiet and hardly ever spoke to her peers. She had very low self-esteem. Judith Couly: Judith was a counselor at James Hart High School. She was often there to help Jacks and Sandra. She was short and kind of chubby. Everyone loved her to death because of her outstanding personality. Jaime Dickson: Jaime was Sandras best friend. She was very outgoing, confident and popular. She had been friends for ...
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I Scrap Your Back You Scrap Mine - 1,404 words
... and out in Paris and London (1933). By this time Orwell had managed to find a few simple jobs, and started work on a new novel, The Road to Wigan Pier (1937) in which he describes the poverty he saw when he visited areas of mass unemployment in Lancashire and Yorkshire. In late 1936 Orwell left for Spain to fight for the Republicans in the civil war, and he was wounded. Homage to Catalonia is his account of the civil war. After leaving the sanatorium where he had been recovering from his wounds, Orwell went to Morocco for half a year, resulting in Coming up for Air. After the Second World War, in which he was a Home Guard and worked for the BBC, Orwell wrote his world-famous Animal Farm ...
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Book - 1,369 words
A Tale of Two Cities The Novel "A Tale of Two Cities" is written by Charles Dickens, and published by The New American, INC. in 1960. The story takes place in France and England during the troubled times of the French Revolution. The character travels to both country but most of the story happens in Paris, France. The hot spot of the French revolutionists, mostly takes place in a wineshop in Paris, because the wineshop owner is Ernest Defarge and his wife, Madame Defarge are the key leaders and officials of the revolution. The action in the book takes place in many parts of Paris, such as the Bastille, Tellsons Bank, the home of the Manettes, and largely in the streets of Paris. These places ...
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Mental Illness - 1,137 words
The name of my book is Mental Illness by Gilda Berger. Mental illness is a disorder characterized by disturbances in a persons thoughts, emotions, or behavior. The term mental illness can refer to a wide variety of disorders, ranging from those that cause mild distress to those that severely impair a persons ability to function. Today, mental illness is considered to range from such ideas as eating disorders to personality disorders. Mental illnesses have been reported as far back as to 4000-5000 years ago. The reason scientists believe that mental illness has existed this long is due to anthropologists finding skulls with holes gashed in them. These skulls look very similar to skulls that h ...
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Me - 766 words
Throughout the my junior year of College English III, I got to learn a lot of myself. I realized what my strengths and weaknesses were. My strengths being able to comprehend more of the English language a lot better, reading faster, speaking more fluently, and writing in more in depth. My main weakness that I have noticed throughout the year would have to be my knack for procrastination. Looking back on the 3 quarters that have gone by and the fourth almost over, I am quite content with the progress that I have made over the 2 semesters. Surely, my grades fell because of my lack in participation. Going through my portfolios that I did in the past though pleased me. I dont know if I was happy ...
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