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    Catherine the Great: A Short History

    Catherine the Great, the famous Russian Empress, was one of those historical figures whose personality constantly draw attention of specialists researching the history of Russia and Europe as well as all those who were simply interested in life and work of really outstanding people of different epochs. No wonder that there were many books written concerning the life and work of Catherine the Great that may be viewed one of the most significant rulers of Russia after Peter the Great. Among the variety of books dedicated to the life of this woman, the book Catherine the Great: A Short History by Isabel de Madariaga is one of the most noteworthy.…

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    The Precariat: The New Dangerous Class Book Review

    Guy Standing has made a deep research on the new fast growing class – the precariat, revealing the reasons of its formation, describing its objectives and line of development. The name of the book says that precariat is dangerous. So why is precariat a threat to society? Is this new class a victim or an aggressor? Why is it growing so fast? How can we assure its safety and what should we do to satisfy its requirements? Guy Standing answers these urgent questions in his book in detail, giving a reader a close view of the real situation in the society. In first chapter Standing gives us a definition of…

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    The Interesting Narrative of the Life of Olaudah Equiano Essay

    Introduction I would like to start by saying that The book titled “The Interesting Narrative of the Life of Olaudah Equiano or Gustavus Vasaa, the African” written by Olaudah Equiano is a narrative of his 10 years of life. One learns that the author was born in 1745 in Eboe area in Guinea. The primary spoken language was Ibo as it is at present. Equiano was a son of a chief of his tribe and as one reads in the book he and his sister were kidnapped while playing and sold to the slave owners and put on a slave ship destined to North America. Equiano would be sold to…

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    History of American Culture Essay

    Historically, the development of early American culture was a very interesting point for researches but the arrival of Europeans to the continent not simply change socio-economic and political life of the native tribes but also changed their culture dramatically to the extent that there remained little reminders about traditional native American culture, which is basically succumbed to the impact of invaders’ cultures. In fact the interaction of the cultures of colonizers and traditional Indian culture is in the focus of attention of James Axtell in his book “The Invasion Within: The Cultural Origins of North America”. In his book, the author basically concentrates on the north-eastern region of North America…

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    Book Review about Leadership

    Tom Peters’ book is a valuable asset to any representative of corporate management as well as an employee at any level in contemporary organization. Peters suggests that in the modern organization, employees who are in the “lower” ranks or at least those who are thought and treated as such by management see only the tasks they are given. (Peters, 2005) Many times when a project is started within a company only the higher-ups are privy to what the actual final goal is. The employees below management are only shown a small piece of the pie so although they may adhere to the task at hand they do not do it…

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    The Orchid Thief Book Review

    The Orchid Thief is a book by writer and journalist Susan Orlean and is based on a true story. In 1994, Susan Orlean did her journalist investigation of John Laroche’s conviction for poaching rare orchids in the Fakahatchee Strand State Preserve. First, as a result of the investigation, an article in The New Yorker magazine appeared. Susan Orlean was so intrigued by the story, that later an article developed into a book. The book served as a basis for a movie Adaptation, in many events were fictionalized. In the movie, Susan Orlean hero becomes Laroche’s lover and partner in his illegal business, production of drugs by processing orchids into psychoactive…