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Diplomacy And Military Strategies During The Cold War Period
The book records the analysis of the materials released from the archives of Moscow, Beijing, Hanoi and many other capitals and nations of the communist-blocs. These readings were contemporary and very helpful indeed for any learner of the world history. The Cold War ended tentatively in the year 1991 and the book was published in the year of 1994.
Pages: 5 (1250 words), Book Report/Review
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Contribution to the Understanding of Middle East Politics by William B. Quandt
  Quandt gives an account of the diplomatic steps taken by the United States in order to build and maintain peace between Israel and the Arabs. This reading provides an account of the Six Day War and the demand of Arabs to get back the land taken by Israel and demanded of justice for the Palestinians. 
Pages: 6 (1500 words), Book Report/Review
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Historical Research Methods
Creating historical bias, such as, first, misinterpretation of evidence by historians; second, omission of significant fact that can provide new light to the conventional interpretation; third, false representation of the past due to lack of evidence and finally, providing partial or casual interpretation of facts that supplies readers with a “misleading impression of the process” (Mccullagh 40). History is expected to provide a clear impression of everyday life in the past so that the
Pages: 3 (750 words), Book Report/Review
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Black Troops in the Civil War
Having been cornered by history and political circumstances, they responded in the most gallant manner one could have imagined. And author Noah Trudeau does an exemplar job of bringing to light this unexplored aspect of American history.Author Noah Andre Trudeau has to be credited for attempting what amounts to a revisionist history project. Having conceived of this book toward the end of last century, his work is preceded by extensive literature (both fiction and nonfiction) on this subject.
Pages: 3 (750 words), Book Report/Review
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The Counter-Reformation and the People of Catholic Europe
John Van Engen is of the view that the overall interpretation of the so-called middle Ages has changed a lot over the period of time (Engen 1986). This change in the overall interpretation of the era is also characterized by the fact that it was interpreted in a different manner, however, according to Engen it still maintained one common thread.  
Pages: 8 (2000 words), Book Report/Review
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SUMMARY OF INTRODUCTION & CHAPTER 1(READING ASSIGNMENT)
This mostly came about as the Ottoman Empire expanded its territory into Europe, first into Bulgaria and Bosnia and then increasingly westward into Hungary. This resulted in the biggest clash of the civilizations of this period. In 1529, the Ottoman Empire, led my Suleiman was at the height of its power. It had defeated most of Hungary and all that really stood in its way and stopped it from continuing on into parts of the Holy Roman Empire was Vienna, which was a poorly defended city. Suleiman
Pages: 3 (750 words), Book Report/Review
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City Limits: African American Los Angeles from the Great Depression to Present
Also, Pre War and Post War integration was largely illusionary due to the wide spatial arrangement of the city (Sides 16) that gave the appearance of racially tolerant neighborhoods. The reality was that tacit segregation was evidenced in blacks rarely visiting public places.
Pages: 9 (2250 words), Book Report/Review
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Ancient China and the Mystery of the Earliest Peoples from the West by Thames and Hudson
Researchers can get further knowledge when they realize the fact that the Afanasevo culture has its roots in an Indo-European continuum of languages. Professionals of Linguistics have already mentioned that the expansion of Indo- “linguistic review will introduce the evidence which many believe indicates that the ancestors.
Pages: 6 (1500 words), Book Report/Review
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So Far From God: The U.S. War With Mexico, 1846-1848 by John S.D. Eisenhower
While the occupation of Mexico City was a significant event, probably the most interesting fact highlighted by Eisenhower was the act that amongst the invading forces were Stonewall Jackson, Ulysses Grant, Robert E. Lee and George Meade who would later come to be known as very significant players in the American Civil war.
Pages: 4 (1000 words), Book Report/Review
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Evaluation and Criticism of Paul Michael Kennedy
On the second chapter ‘the Habsburg bid for Mastery’, Kennedy emphasized of the importance of Europe’s political boundary and the way they fought their wars ‘manpower revolution’ in shaping the political power balance. The European states stimulated economic growth, advances and military effectiveness.
Pages: 5 (1250 words), Book Report/Review
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Patriot Pirates: The Privateer War for Freedom and Fortune in the American Revolution by Robert
Brown spent the next several years living in fear of being arrested for piracy. Fortunately for him, the colonial government appreciated his efforts against the British navy and made the process of charging Brown so difficult that the British finally gave up on the idea.
Pages: 6 (1500 words), Book Report/Review
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Definition of Wars
The discussions on modern weaponry was a treat to the intellect, how instruments of wars have changed or have become deadlier or more destructive from the earliest period using muscle power (20) to the most recent period employing the threat of nuclear weapons and other instruments of mass destruction (21).
Pages: 4 (1000 words), Book Report/Review
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The Reign of Terror and Rise of Napoleon
Interestingly, Napoleon’s strategies have always been considered as so bright. The next question one would ask himself is what in the abyss of misconceptions ran in the emperor’s mind to order an attack at such a time when even Russians themselves coil back from their own winter.
Pages: 8 (2000 words), Book Report/Review
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The Shia Revival by a Professor at the American Naval Postgraduate School, Vali Nasr
In his book, Nasr states that the Sharia as a major sect in Islam with its religious rituals and beliefs appeared basically after the assassination of Ali in 661 CE and accelerated on the martyrdom of Husayn son of Ali, by the army of Yazid, son of Muawiyya, in Kerbala in 680 CE. This event is marked to this day by the Sharia as a struggle against oppression.
Pages: 8 (2000 words), Book Report/Review
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Escapeing Salem the Other Witch Hunt of 1692 by Richard Godbeer
The magistrates referred to it as the invincible crime. After coming to a decision and conviction that people were actually bewitched in areas such as Massachusetts, Connecticut, and Stamford, they began convicting and hanging people who were accused of bewitching others.
Pages: 4 (1000 words), Book Report/Review
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African American In the Colonial Era by Donald R. Wright
These all incidents are described to establish the main theme of the book that revolves around the lives of normal Africans abruptly changed when they turned in to the captured slaves from free humans. The transition of lives from freedom to slavery was certainly a harsh experience that has been described by the author in a very intricate and heart touching manner.
Pages: 5 (1250 words), Book Report/Review
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Weapons of the Weak - Everyday Forms of Peasant Resistance
Hegemony is a part of subconsciousness and is internalized by the help of transcripts with resistance rather than by willfulness as it is dominated upon a person by others. Hidden transcripts and false consciousness have a clear relation because people who have hidden forms of power can keep certain issues and voices out of the agenda.  
Pages: 4 (1000 words), Book Report/Review
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A Ghetto Takes Shape by Kenneth Kusmer
Kusmer has systematically provided the account of the development of Cleveland in 1920s specifically focusing on the black community. The book systematically reviews the surveys and analyses how the ghetto emerged in the city. The book has covered some major aspects of the black life which includes political, social, economic, and cultural areas.  
Pages: 7 (1750 words), Book Report/Review
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The Nazi Raid on America
Kappe Walter was an unskilled and incompetent administrator and had a dismal judge of personnel. In order to prove his poor planning skills, two Nazi men organized to pull out of the squad as soon as they entered the U.S because what they found was contrary to what they had been told. Some of the saboteurs had stayed in America for some time.  
Pages: 6 (1500 words), Book Report/Review
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The Image of a Fallen Woman in Victorian Society
The sexual morality of the era was rooted in the late 18th and early 19th century societies. As the literature of any period would reflect the society itself, Victorian literature to presents itself in the societal framework. Fallen woman and prostitution had often been subjects of Victorian literature
Pages: 12 (3000 words), Book Report/Review
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