The Apology by Socrates

The Apology, written by Socrates student Plato, is a narrative of Socrates addressing the Athenss Court of Justice for which he states he is on trial for being an evil doer, and a curious person, who searches into things under the earth and in heaven, and he makes the worse appear the better cause; and … Read more

Energy Flow Systems

Richard White’s Organic Machine, and William Cronon’s Changes in the Land, both examine environments as energy flow systems. The energy flow model was utilized by the authors to explain relationships within ecosystems. Richard White’s thesis is to examine the river as an organic machine, as an energy system that, although modified by human intervention, maintains … Read more

Guns Germs And Steel

Why is it that Europeans ended up conquering so much of the world? Or as Yali puts it in the far beginning of the book, “Why is it that you white people developed so much cargo and brought it to New Guinea, but we black people had little cargo of our own”? Despite all the … Read more

Chaos in Jurassic Park

“Chaos theory proves that unpredictability is built into our daily lives. “(Crichton 313). Ian Malcolm’s words resolve the book, Jurassic Park, in a very absolute way. Throughout the book, Malcolm, spoke about chaos theory and his self proclaimed “Malcolm Effect” to explain his reasoning in his predictions. Ian Malcolm had predicted the demise of Jurassic … Read more

The book “Flowers For Algernon”

The book “Flowers For Algernon”, by Daniel Keys was written in 1961. Later, Richard Heynes decided to produce the movie in 1968 properly called “Charly”. There are both similarities and differences between the two. However, the differences play a more crucial role between the two rather then the similarities. One major difference between the movie … Read more

Baby Boomers are Jealous

Generation X’ers have been described as “fanatically independent individuals pathologically ambivalent about the future, and brimming with unsatisfied longings for permanence, for love, and for material possessions. ” (Lauren, p. 64) This less-than-flattering description of our generation has since been expanded by the media to the point that myself and my peers are described as … Read more

Nelson Mandela and his book, Long Walk to Freedom

Nelson Mandela in his book, Long Walk to Freedom argues through the first five parts that a black individual must deal, coop, and grow through a society that is hindering their lives’ with apartheid and suppression of their rightful land. Rolihlanla Mphakanyiswa or clan name, Madiba was born on July 18, 1918 in a simple … Read more

Analysis of The Rape of the Lock

The destruction of the grand style of the epic is just what Pope was after in his mock epic, “The Rape of the Lock. ” Pope had no such universal goal, or moral pronouncements to make as did Milton. His purpose was merely to expose the life of the nobility of his time. While Milton … Read more

The book Night

The Halocaust, a horrible time for the world. Just as any war is. War is the single most destructive thing our world has. It can take the lives of millions of people in just a few seconds. War however may seem bad from the perspective of many people, but it is even worse from the … Read more

Successful Negotiation

The book that I have read is Successful Negotiation by, Ginny Pearson Barnes, Ed. D.. I really don’t read many books but I enjoyed reading this one. Ginny has many great points about negotiation. Every aspect about communication is applied when discussing the negotiation process. Negotiation can be very complex when looking in depth about … Read more

Accordion Crimes

Accordion Crimes is a difficult book to place in a single time period because the story takes place over about 100 years, originating in a small Sicilian village, but the main setting and focus is the United States. The various settings introduced in the book influenced the characters in various ways, but one instance of … Read more

Adam Smith’s Wealth of Nations

The pivotal second chapter of Adam Smith’s Wealth of Nations, “Of the Principle which gives occasion to the Division of Labour,” opens with the oft-cited claim that the foundation of modern political economy is the human “propensity to truck, barter, and exchange one thing for another. “1 This formulation plays both an analytical and normative … Read more

Viva la Liberta! – Politics in Opera

Viva la Liberta! – Politics in Opera by Anthony Arblaster is published by Verso in 1992 in London, Great Britain. It was the book’s first edition and publication. The book contains 340 pages of text, no illustrations, and includes a tables of contents, nine main chapters, conclusion, notes and and an index. The chapters start … Read more

Jurassic Park: Comparison Between Book and Movie

The story Jurassic Park, by Michael Crichton takes place on a small island near Costa Rica, it’s about a park full of dinosaurs created by Dr. Hammond. The dinosaurs are locked in large cages with electric fences. But as the mathematician Ian Malcolm predicted, nature cannot be controlled. They find this out when the security … Read more

The Last of the Mohicans

The main difference between The Last of the Mohicans book version by James Fenimore Cooper and The Last of the Mohicans movie version, generally speaking, is that the book has a more adventurous theme and the movie has a more love and romantic theme. Never the less, both stories were extremely interesting. Main details that … Read more

All Things Wise and Wonderful

The book I read is called All Things Wise and Wonderful, written by James Herriot. This is the 3rd novel in a chain of five. These novels make a very interesting and famous poem. All Things Bright and Beautiful, All Creatures Great and Small, All Things Wise and Wonderful, The Lord God Made Them All. … Read more

Beyond the Sea of Ice, by William Sarabande

Bantam Books published the book, Beyond the Sea of Ice, by William Sarabande, in December of 1987. This novel of historical fiction is 370 pages of a compelling story of a small band of humans surviving during the Ice Age over 20,000 years ago. I believe the author purposed to teach how the people of … Read more

Killing Mr. Griffin, by Lois Duncan

I read the book Killing Mr. Griffin, by Lois Duncan. There was an English teacher, Mr. Griffin, which nobody liked. He was a tough teacher, and didn’t give anyone an A. Not even the smartest student, Susan McConnell. They disliked him so much that they wanted to try and scare him by kidnapping him. One … Read more

The Art of Rock and Roll by Charles Brown

The book The Art of Rock and Roll by Charles T. Brown basically proposes methods for analyzing music and anyone who reads the books should be able to develop techniques for listening to music and making legitimate statements about it. It treats rock and roll as a serious art form and traces it cultural roots … Read more

Time of the Butterflies

In the world of historical fiction, there are few new and innovative writers, and not often are new styles developed. In the styles of Leon Uris and James Michener, two prolific modern historical fiction novelists, usually the main characters are chronicled over a short period of time in their lives, and their feelings are used … Read more

The Use and Abuse of History

Forward \”Incidentally, I despise everything which merely instructs me without increasing or immediately enlivening my activity. \” These are Goethe’s words. With them, as with a heartfelt expression of Ceterum censeo [I judge otherwise], our consideration of the worth and the worthlessness of history may begin. For this work is to set down why, in … Read more

Tiger Eyes, by Judy Blume.

The title of the piece of literature I chose to read was Tiger Eyes, by Judy Blume. This book contained 205 pages. My choice for reading this book was that I enjoyed reading many of her works when I was younger. She always had a way of relating well with the younger generations, which draws … Read more

Sole Survivor

This story is called Sole Survivor written by Ruthanne McCunn. It is based on a true story of one man’s will to survive. It’s an inspiration to all of mankind. This story is about a steward of the ship “S. S. Benlomond” which was torpedoed during the war. Lim was the only survivor. He survived … Read more

Marion Dane Bauer, On My Honor

Marion Bauer certainly followed in the tradition of great novels. On My Honor is set in the hot summer of a small city. It explores the stress we put on ourselves to express blame and feel guilt when blamed. The biggest heartache is when you blame yourself for things that could not be prevented, or … Read more

The epic of Sundiata

The epic of Sundiata begins with the introduction of the griot, and narrator Mamadu Kouyate. Throughout the epic, the importance of the griot is stressed numerous times. When speaking of griots Mamadu Kouyate states that, we are the repositories which harbor secrets many centuries old. The art of eloquence has no secrets for us; without … Read more

Norse Mythology

The book entitled “Norse Mythology” by Karl Mortensen, is the book I chose to read for my first book report for this semester. The book was translated from the Danish by A. Clinton Crowell. Karl Mortensen was a doctor of philosophy whom attended the University of Copenhagen. The first part of the book is the … Read more

A Case of Needing: Serious Revisions

Michael Crichton has penned some of the most engaging, timely, and thoroughly accessible tales to be published in the last twenty-five years. What his novels lack in literary merit and distinctive style they make up for in crisp plotting and edge-of-your-seat suspense. From alien viruses to regenerated dinosaurs, from evil Japanese monoliths to the insidious … Read more

Accordion Crimes

Accordion Crimes is a difficult book to place in a single time period because the story takes place over about 100 years, originating in a small Sicilian village, but the main setting and focus is the United States. The various settings introduced in the book influenced the characters in various ways, but one instance of … Read more