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The Battle of the Books and other Short Pieces

By Jonathan Swift
  • ISBN Code: : 2021071103
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The Battle of the Books is the name of a short satire written by Jonathan Swift which depicts a literal battle between books in the King's Library (housed in St James's Palace at the time of the writing), as ideas and authors struggle for supremacy. This book also includes the short pieces: A Meditation Upon a Broomstick; Predictions for the year 1708; The Accomplishment Of The First Of Mr. Bickerstaff’s Predictions; Being An Account Of The Death Of Mr. Partridge The Almanack-Maker, Upon The 29th Instant; Baucis And Philemon; The Logicians Refuted; The Puppet Show; Cadenus And Vanessa; Stella’s Birthday; The Beasts’ Confession; An Argument To Prove That The Abolishing Of Christianity In England May, As Things Now Stand, Be Attended With Some Inconveniences, And Perhaps Not Produce Those Many Good Effects Proposed Thereby; Hints Towards An Essay On Conversation; and, Thoughts On Various Subjects.

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**This is the chapter slice "Electing a Government Gr. 5-8" from the full lesson plan "American Government"** Break down the complicated system that is the American government to discover how it all works. Our resource explores the legislative, executive and judicial branches of the federal government to make it easier to understand. Learn what a government is, its roles, and why we need it. Recognize that there are several different kinds of government, like constitutional monarchy, dictatorship and representative democracy. Determine which kind of government embodies the United States. Find out the purpose of the Constitution and what rights citizens have within their government. Make a list of the main ideas for each of the amendments to the Bill of Rights. Move through the systems of government to discover how a bill becomes a law. Become the president and solve three problems your country is having. Aligned to your State Standards and written to Bloom's Taxonomy, additional writing tasks, crossword, word search, comprehension quiz and answer key are also included.

The Book of the Crossbow (History of Archery Series)

By Ralph Payne-Gallwey
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  • Publisher : Read Books Ltd
  • Book Code : 1473346908
  • Total of Pages : 408
  • Category : Social Science
  • Members : 786
  • Pdf File: the-book-of-the-crossbow.pdf

Book Short Summary:

This vintage book contains a treatise on a variety of ancient projective weapons, with a special focus on Greek and Roman Catapults and Balistas. With fascinating historical information and complete descriptions of the various weapons discussed, this volume will appeal to those with an interest in historical ballistic weaponry. Contents include: "The Catapult and Balista", "The Turkish Composite Bow", "The Turkish Bow. Construction ad Dimension", "The Bow-String", "The Arrow", "The Method of Stringing a Turkish, Persian or Indian Bow", "The Horne Groove", "The Thumb-Ring", "Composite Bows of Various Oriental Nations", et cetera. Many vintage books such as this are becoming increasingly scarce and expensive. We are republishing this volume now in an affordable, modern edition complete with an introductory essay on History of Archery by Horace A. Ford.

The Battle of Verril

By Joseph R. Lallo
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  • Publisher : Joseph R. Lallo
  • Book Code : 1458186784
  • Total of Pages : 320
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 205
  • Pdf File: the-battle-of-verril.pdf

Book Short Summary:

In this, the finale of the Book of Deacon Trilogy, Myranda and the Chosen face their greatest challenges yet. Time is running out, and the Generals are growing desperate. Through victory and defeat, reunion and betrayal, neither the heroes nor their foes will rest until they have seen their task through to the end. The only question is, will it be the end of a war, or the end of times?

The Unknown Battle of Midway

By Alvin Kernan
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  • Publisher : Yale University Press
  • Book Code : 0300128312
  • Total of Pages : 208
  • Category : History
  • Members : 719
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Book Short Summary:

“A memoir and more . . . Kernan brings this maritime battle superbly to life. . . . And he narrates the air assault in gripping detail” (The Wall Street Journal). The Battle of Midway is considered the greatest US naval victory, but behind the luster is the devastation of the American torpedo squadrons. Of the 51 planes sent to attack Japanese carriers only 7 returned, and of the 127 aircrew only 29 survived. Not a single torpedo hit its target. A story of avoidable mistakes and flawed planning, The Unknown Battle of Midway reveals the enormous failures that led to the destruction of four torpedo squadrons but were omitted from official naval reports: the planes that ran out of gas, the torpedoes that didn’t work, the pilots who had never dropped torpedoes, and the breakdown of the attack plan. Alvin Kernan, who was present at the battle, has written a troubling but persuasive analysis of these and other little-publicized aspects of this great battle. The standard navy tactics for carrier warfare are revealed in tragic contrast to the actual conduct of the battle and the after-action reports of the ships and squadrons involved. “An incisive and laconic writer, Kernan knows his facts and presents them with deep feeling. A World War II must-read.” —Booklist “I read The Unknown Battle of Midway in one sitting. It is a momentous piece of work, reeking of the authenticity of carrier warfare as experienced by the flight crews.” —Sir John Keegan, author of A History of Warfare “An emotionally powerful story, not merely one of war but of its lasting effects.” —The Times Literary Supplement

The State of Jones

By Sally Jenkins,John Stauffer
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  • Publisher : Anchor
  • Book Code : 0385530323
  • Total of Pages : 352
  • Category : History
  • Members : 413
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Book Short Summary:

New York Times bestselling author Sally Jenkins and distinguished Harvard professor John Stauffer mine a nearly forgotten piece of Civil War history and strike gold in this surprising account of the only Southern county to secede from the Confederacy. The State of Jones is a true story about the South during the Civil War—the real South. Not the South that has been mythologized in novels and movies, but an authentic, hardscrabble place where poor men were forced to fight a rich man’s war for slavery and cotton. In Jones County, Mississippi, a farmer named Newton Knight led his neighbors, white and black alike, in an insurrection against the Confederacy at the height of the Civil War. Knight’s life story mirrors the little-known story of class struggle in the South—and it shatters the image of the Confederacy as a unified front against the Union. This riveting investigative account takes us inside the battle of Corinth, where thousands lost their lives over less than a quarter mile of land, and to the dreadful siege of Vicksburg, presenting a gritty picture of a war in which generals sacrificed thousands through their arrogance and ignorance. Off the battlefield, the Newton Knight story is rich in drama as well. He was a man with two loves: his wife, who was forced to flee her home simply to survive, and an ex-slave named Rachel, who, in effect, became his second wife. It was Rachel who cared for Knight during the war when he was hunted by the Confederates, and, later, when members of the Knight clan sought revenge for the disgrace he had brought upon the family name. Working hand in hand with John Stauffer, distinguished chair and professor of the History of American Civilization at Harvard University, Sally Jenkins has made the leap from preeminent sportswriter to a historical writer endowed with the accuracy, drive, and passion of Doris Kearns Goodwin. The result is Civil War history at its finest.

Roundabout Papers

By William Makepeace Thackeray
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  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Book Code : 1609772172
  • Total of Pages : 325
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 461
  • Pdf File: roundabout-papers.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Mr. Roundabout, says a lady sitting by me, "how comes it that in your books there is a certain class (it may be of men, or it may be of women, but that is not the question in point)--how comes it, dear sir, there is a certain class of persons whom you always attack in your writings, and savagely rush at, goad, poke, toss up in the air, kick, and trample on?"