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Tom Clancy's Rainbow 6
Tom Clancy's Rainbow 6
Tom Clancy\'s Rainbow 6 Tom Clancy Rainbow Six This book was published by G.P. Putnam\'s Sons in New York, USA. Copyright date is 1998. There are 740 pages in this book. Thomas L. Clancy, Jr. was born on the 12th of April 1947, he is married and lives in Maryland, USA. Clancy\'s novels can be classified as Military-Techno-Thrillers. He has written fiction and non-fiction books, Rainbow Six is a fiction book. As for other titles, well there are just to many to list, in total 23. Some books that h
Tom Sawyer
Tom Sawyer
Tom Sawyer The Adventures of Tom Sawyer , By Mark Twain is a story told from the eyes of the young Tom Sawyer. The story takes place in the small rustic town of St. Petersburg Missouri. Tom Sawyer is the main character of the book. Tom is an imaginative young man who always seems to be getting into trouble. Tom is very adventurous, he never passes up a chance to play pirates, robbers, or soldiers. This book has multiple themes but the most important is knowing when its right to talk and tell the
Too Bare Hamlet
Too Bare Hamlet
Too Bare Hamlet A son’s tragedy, a brother’s betrayal. A story of responsibility and revenge is that of William Shakespeare’s tragedy Hamlet. The theme in the play Hamlet is one that is great in age and remains present even in today’s entertainment. A modern story which shares this theme is Disney’s The Lion King. The characters Simba and Hamlet are the main characters in both stories and both share many similarities. Treachery from within the family was the cause of both character’s losses, and
Tradition(A Rose For Emily, The Lottery
Tradition(A Rose For Emily, The Lottery
Tradition(A Rose For Emily, The Lottery Tradition People throughout the world do things for many different reasons. Religion, peer pressure, or tradition are some of the reasons the people do things. In the U.S. we have many traditions such as Christmas. Some people have strange or out of the ordinary traditions. The two short stories “The Lottery” and “A Rose for Emily” both portray tradition. In “The Lottery”, tradition is showed in three main ways. First, Old Man Warner says, “there has alway
Treasure Island
Treasure Island
Treasure Island Treasure Island I have written a report on one of Robert Louis Stevenson’s most popular books, Treasure Island. Stevenson, as writer, is mostly admired for his style, imagination and narrative skill. Stevenson combines mystery, suspense, and adventure throwing in pieces of how life would be with pirates in this story. As a young boy he was fascinated about pirates and wanted to be one himself. The story takes place in the year 1700 and it is described as a year of grace. The gene
Uncle Tom's Cabin
Uncle Tom's Cabin
Uncle Tom\'s Cabin Harriet Beecher Stowe was born June 14, 1811 in Litchfield, Connecticut. She was the daughter of a Calvinist minister and she and her family was all devout Christians, her father being a preacher and her siblings following. Her Christian attitude much reflected her attitude towards slavery. She was for abolishing it, because it was, to her, a very unchristian and cruel institution. Her novel, therefore, focused on the ghastly points of slavery, including the whippings, beating
Under the Iron Curtain
Under the Iron Curtain
Under the Iron Curtain Under the Iron Curtain Imagine what the world would be like if we were all under the iron curtain. In his foreword to the novel Brave New World, Aldous Huxley envisioned this statement when he wrote: To make them love it is the task assigned, in present- day totalitarian states, to ministries of propaganda…. Thus, through hypnopaedic teaching (brainwashing), mandatory attendance to community gatherings, and allusions to prominent political dictators, Huxley bitterly satiri
Viva La Liberta
Viva La Liberta
Viva La Liberta Politics in Opera Imprint Information 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 with the period of modern politics, the French Revolution in 1789 and with Mozart: Class Conflict and Enlightenment f
WAR And PEACE And How It Effected The World
WAR And PEACE And How It Effected The World
WAR And PEACE And How It Effected The World If your computer starts up in the 24 bit version of the game with fuzzy looking graphics, try re-selecting the screen mode from the F11 menu. This should cure this problem. High colour GTA uses a built-in version of the univbe display driver to provide its multitude of 15, 16 and 32-bit display modes. If your video card is not recognised by the univbe check, or if you change your video card and the check does not update to it, try running uvconfig.exe
War Of The Worlds...Compare Contrast
War Of The Worlds...Compare Contrast
War Of The Worlds...Compare Contrast There are many similarities and differences between the book version of War of the Worlds and the movie version. One main difference between the two stories was the place in which the Martians landed first. In the book the Martians landed in England first, but in the movie the Martians landed in California. Another difference was the time period in which the stories took place. In the novel it was a few years from the end of the 19th century. While in the mov
Where The Red Fern Grows
Where The Red Fern Grows
Where The Red Fern Grows This book is about a young boy living in the great bottoms of Cherokee country with his mother, father, three sisters and his two dogs, Old Dan and Little Ann. Dan is a large dog with plain brute force, Ann is the one with intelligence, and Billy is the one with the heart to train them. Together they made an unbeatable hunting team. Billy saved up for the two dogs through hard work, sweat and a little help from his grandpa. After a grueling two years of saving he finally
Where the Red Fern Grows
Where the Red Fern Grows
Where the Red Fern Grows The book Where the Red Fern Grows is a great story about a boy named Billy and his two dogs. The book is written by Wilson Rawls. He did an outstanding job in describing some of Billy\'s thoughts and feelings. Mr. Rawls has really outdone himself this time. If it isn\'t obvious, I really liked this book. I really liked the part when Billy got his two dogs, Little Ann and Old Dan. He saved all of his money for those dogs. He had big plans of the three of them being a hunt
Wideman Vs. Limerick
Wideman Vs. Limerick
Wideman Vs. Limerick John Edgar Wideman’s “Our Time”, and Patricia Nelson Limerick’s “Empire of Innocence”, are two very different stories about one particular theme. In these selections both authors are writing history. Wideman is writing the history of his brother’s life, and Limerick is writing the history of the old west. Although the theme is the same, the two authors’ styles, methods, and writing concerns differ greatly. In the following passage from “Our Time”, John is visiting his brothe
WIld Meat and the Bully Burgers
WIld Meat and the Bully Burgers
WIld Meat and the Bully Burgers In the beginning, Lovey and her best friend, Jerry, are watching the Shirley Temple movie before they go to church. They never get to see the end because they have to go and leave. They make up the endings and cry in the middle of the pastor\'s sermon. On Lovey\'s birthday, Jerry would make her a gift certificate from the toy store for $500. Lovey is very embarrassed to be speaking pidgin English. She doesn\'t tell anyone, not even Jerry, how she is ashamed of how
Wild West
Wild West
Wild West In the beginning moving West was the majority of the barriers and obstructions that the setters had to face. Indian attacks, blizzards, tornadoes, flash floods and just being ill prepared among and numerous other hard ships took many settlers lives and were tough to over come. The journey was across a uniform, dusty, wind-swept, treeless nothingness. The temperatures would very a lot between 110 and below freezing. Not to mention that there was no trees for shade or cover from the stor
William Shakespeare
William Shakespeare
William Shakespeare William Shakespeare was a great English playwright, dramatist and poet who lived during the late sixteenth and early seventeenth centuries. Shakespeare is considered to be the greatest playwright of all time. No other writer\'s plays have been produced so many times or read so widely in so many countries as his. Shakespeare was born to middle class parents. His father, John, was a Stratford businessman. He was a glove maker who owned a leather shop. John Shakespeare was a wel
William Shakespeare
William Shakespeare
William Shakespeare William Shakespeare William Shakespeare is sometimes considered the greatest playwright of all time. What is it that made Shakespeare so famous? In his plays he combined the elements that people of his time loved and that people still like today. Many things greatly influenced the writing of Shakespeare’s plays. William Shakespeare had a very interesting life that undoubtedly greatly affected his plays. He was born on April 23, 1564 in Stratford-upon-Avon and was the third of
Willow
Willow
Willow She was born with the mark on her arm, the mark of the one who would cause the downfall of queen Bavmorda and end her evil rain. The legend told her that the prophecy was the queens grates fear and now it was about to some true. Willow Ufgood had always wanted to be a magician. to be wise and respected in his community. His dreams were about to become true. All of these things you will read in my report. The main charters of this book are Willow ufgood- a nelwyn that wishes to be a magici
Writings of J.D. Salinger
Writings of J.D. Salinger
Writings of J.D. Salinger Many critics consider J.D. Salinger a very controversial writer, for the subject matters that he writes.. J.D. Salinger’s works were generally written during two time periods. The first time period was during World War II, and the second time period was during the 1960’s. Critics feel that the works during the 1960 time period were very inappropriate, because of the problems for which he wrote. The main characters were generally misfits of society. In most of his works,
Wuthering Heights
Wuthering Heights
Wuthering Heights The purpose of this paper is to assess the novel, Wuthering Heights, by Emily Bronte, particularly within the context of the character, Catherine. Catherine plays a prominent role throughout Wuthering Heights. For the most part, it is her love of Heathcliff which represents the crutch of the human struggle encountered by Catherine, as well as other characters throughout the story -- but especially Catherine. Curiously, relationships of that period were more often than not gover
Less than two years until the year 2000. Two seemi
Less than two years until the year 2000. Two seemi
Y2k Less than two years until the year 2000. Two seemingly small digits may turn January 1, 2000 from a worldwide celebration into a universal nightmare. With computers mistaking the year 2000 for 1900, virtually all businesses that use dates will be affected. Not only will the companies be affected, but they are paying millions upon millions of dollars in order for computers to recognize the difference between the years 2000 and 1900. The year 2000 computer bug is a huge problem that our world
Yes, Another The Pearl
Yes, Another The Pearl
Yes, Another The Pearl Thesis Statement: Kino’s lack of material items did not keep him from happiness until he thought it was possible to acquire a greater amount of wealth and increase his happiness through the pearl. In turn, this resulted in the downfall of Kino and his family. I. Kino’s life before the pearl brought him satisfaction and contentment A. Family 1. “Juana is driven, although instinctively as a woman to heal the family, nevertheless in reality to act for the man to protect the f
Yet Another MacBeth
Yet Another MacBeth
Yet Another MacBeth Macbeth is presented as a mature man of definitely established character, successful in certain fields of activity and enjoying an enviable reputation. We must not conclude, there, that all his volitions and actions are predictable; Macbeth\'s character, like any other man\'s at a given moment, is what is being made out of potentialities plus environment, and no one, not even Macbeth himself, can know all his inordinate self-love whose actions are discovered to be-and no doub
Yet Another Romeo and Juliet
Yet Another Romeo and Juliet
Yet Another Romeo and Juliet Romeo and Juliet is one of Shakespeare\'s plays about tragedy. It is about two lovers who commit suicide when their feuding famillies prevent them from being together. The play has many characters, each with its own role in keeping the plot line. Some characters have very little to do with the plot but some have the plot revolving around them. Friar Lawrence does not have very much time on stage but the time he does have is crucial to the plot line. Through his words
Yet Another The Pearl
Yet Another The Pearl
Yet Another The Pearl Kino, a poor Indian fisherman, lives on the Gulf of California with his wife Juana and son Coyotito. Their simple hut is made of brush, and the couple sleeps on mats thrown on the dirt floor, while Coyotito sleeps in a hanging box. Like others in their poor village, they depend on nature for survival. As The Pearl begins, dawn is breaking. Kino watches the sun rise and listens to the sounds of the morning. But within moments, a dangerous situation develops. A poisonous scor
You Belong To Me
You Belong To Me
You Belong To Me Mary Higgins Clark does a great job of keeping the reader in suspense. Mary Higgins Clark introduces many characters that all could me suspects in the crimes she describes in this novel. You Belong to Me was definitely one of her best works. Dr. Susan Chandler, a clinical psychologist, is researching cases of missing women. On her daily talk show, she focuses on the case of Regina Clausen who disapeared on a cruise three years earlier. In Regina\'s belongings, a turquoise ring w
Young Goodman Brown
Young Goodman Brown
Young Goodman Brown The Downfall of Young Goodman Brown Young Goodman Brown , by Nathaniel Hawthorne, is a story that is thick with allegory. Young Goodman Brown is a moral story which is told through the perversion of a religious leader. In Young Goodman Brown , Goodman Brown is a Puritan minister who lets his excessive pride in himself interfere with his relations with the community after he meets with the devil, and causes him to live the life of an exile in his own community. Young Goodman B
Your Chemical World
Your Chemical World
Your Chemical World Your Chemical World” In today’s world we rely on many different facets to achieve what we normally don’t even give a second thought. As I am sitting here typing this paper I am simultaneously using the culmination of numerous chemical breakthroughs. The American Chemical Society (ACS) is a group of over 150,000 chemists, both academic and industrial. “Your Chemical World,” a book that the ACS has published, is a biography of sorts, where in the uses and need for a chemical wo
Zeus
Zeus
Zeus Zeus was the son of Cronus and Rhea, an earlier race of ruling gods called Titans. Cronus was king of all the Titans. Zeus was the brother of Hades and Poseidon, Hades was the god of the underworld and Poseidon was the god of the sea. Together they overthrew their father and the rest of the Titans. All thanks was due to Zeus for the dethrowning of Cronus. You see, before cronus ever had children he heard a prophecy that one of his offsprings would overthrow him, so whenever his wife would h
Ted Bundy
Ted Bundy
Ted Bundy Ted Bundy\'s Trail of Terror From the Beginning of Taking Life Until The End of His Life Serial killers tend to be white heterosexual males in their twenties and thirties. While it is impossible to predict who will become a serial killer there are traits that appear to be similar in all killers. These behaviors include cruelty to animals, bedwetting, lying, drug and alcohol abuse, and a history of violence. According to Robert Ressler et al., serial homicide involves the murder of sep
Effects of Technology
Effects of Technology
Effects of Technology Advancement in technology has affected many people in many ways. New technology has altered peoples\' consciousness, language, and the way society views the world. Technological advancements have made the world smaller, and have made things easier. Computers have been the inventions that have advanced so much since they were developed and have had such a big impact on humanity. Computers were originally developed to use for doing calculations and have come to the point that
The Adventures Of Huckleberry Finn
The Adventures Of Huckleberry Finn
The Adventures Of Huckleberry Finn Tom Kelly You don\'t know about me, without you have read a book by the name of “ The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, but that ain\'t no matter. that book was made by Mr. Mark Twain, and he told the truth, mainly. There were things which he streched, but mainly he told the truth. That ain\' nothing. I never seen anybody but lied, one time or another, without it was Aunt Polly, or the widow, or maybr Mary. Aunt Polly-Tom\'s Aunt Polly, she is-and Mary, and the Widow
Alfred Nobel
Alfred Nobel
Alfred Nobel Born in Stockholm in 1833 of Swedish parents, Alfred Nobel moved with his family to St. Petersburg, then the capital of Russia, at the age of nine. There his energetic and inventive father soon acquired a strong and respected position as an inventor and industrialist. Nobel subsequently lived in several countries and ultimately came to regard himself as a citizen of the world. Even so, he never gave up his Swedish citizenship. By virtue of the education he received in many countries
Ted Bundy's Trail of Terror From the Beginning of
Ted Bundy's Trail of Terror From the Beginning of
Ted Bundy\'s Trail of Terror From the Beginning of Taking Life Until The End of His Serial killers tend to be white heterosexual males in their twenties and thirties. While it is impossible to predict who will become a serial killer there are traits that appear to be similar in all killers. These behaviors include cruelty to animals, bedwetting, lying, drug and alcohol abuse, and a history of violence. According to Robert Ressler et al., serial homicide involves the murder of separate of separa
The Life of Mark Twain-personal book analysis-revi
The Life of Mark Twain-personal book analysis-revi
The Life of Mark Twain-personal book analysis-review of liter Tom Kelly The Adventures Of Huckleberry Finn I “You don’t know about me, without you have read a book by the name of “The Adventures of Tom Sawyer,” but that ain’t no matter. that book was made by Mr. Mark Twain, and he told the truth, mainly. There were things which he streched, but mainly he told the truth. That ain’ nothing. I never seen anybody but lied, one time or another, without it was Aunt Polly, or the widow, or maybr Mary.
Gun Control
Gun Control
Gun Control The issue of gun control and violence, both in Canada and the United States, is one that simply will not go away. If history is to be any guide, no matter what the resolution to the gun control debate is, it is probable that the arguments pro and con will be much the same as they always have been. In 1977, legislation was passed by the Canadian Parliament regulating long guns for the first time, restructuring the availability of firearms, and increasing a variety of penalties . Canad
Hiding Behind A Computer
Hiding Behind A Computer
Hiding Behind A Computer English 112 February 17, 2000 Hiding behind a Computer Are computers and the Internet redefining human identity as people explore the boundaries of their personalities, adopt multiple selves, and form online relationships that can be more intense than real ones? Is the World Wide Web redefining our sense of community and where we find our peers? The answer is simple. An individual should not use a false identity to produce a life on the Internet. They should also avoid u
Is There Any Medical Potential For Marijuana?
Is There Any Medical Potential For Marijuana?
Is There Any Medical Potential For Marijuana? Is There Any Medical Potential for Marijuana? Marijuana is one of the oldest cultivated plants (Nahas 8). Since it became illegal in 1967, there have been questions of whether or not it is good for purposes, such as medicine, other than being a leisure drug. Debates between pro and con groups for the use of marijuana in the medical profession, have been heated and in recent months, referendums have been pasted in a least three states to make it acces
Journalism on the Internet
Journalism on the Internet
Journalism on the Internet The common forms of media in today\'s world each have both advantages and disadvantages. The Internet has been around for an almost equal amount of time as most of them, but only recently has it become a popular way of retrieving information. The Internet takes the best of all other medium and combines them into a very unique form. The Internet is the best way to retrieve information. This combination of paper publishing, TV, radio, telephones, and mail is the future o
Media Censorship
Media Censorship
Media Censorship Media Censorship Today there is much controversy over whether there should or shouldn’t be censorship of the media. Censorship should not be imposed on citizens by the government or other agencies; adults have a right to view or listen to what they choose. Additionally, if children’s media is censored, parents are the ones to monitor and regulate it. Parents should monitor children’s viewing of television and also what they hear on the radio, CD’s, and tapes. Censorship includes
Pornography -- Sex Or Subordination?
Pornography -- Sex Or Subordination?
Pornography -- Sex Or Subordination? In the late Seventies, America became shocked and outraged by the rape, mutilation, and murder of over a dozen young, beautiful girls. The man who committed these murders, Ted Bundy, was later apprehended and executed. During his detention in various penitentiaries, he was mentally probed and prodded by psychologist and psychoanalysts hoping to discover the root of his violent actions and sexual frustrations. Many theories arose in attempts to explain the mot
Pornography In The Media
Pornography In The Media
Pornography In The Media It started by way of messengers and scribes, evolved through the presentation of newspapers and radio, brought us together with television, and now serves us world-wide via the ever-popular Internet. It is the mass media, and even from the earliest days of its existence, it has contributed greatly in ways that both enlighten and enrich society, and ways that deteriorate and perplex it. It is not a surprise to learn, then, that the mass media is the most powerful source o
Press Freedom
Press Freedom
Press Freedom From the moment she stepped foot outside, Princess Diana of Whales had camera lenses and microphones pushed in her face. She was constantly pursued and for this reason she sometimes had to hide or disguise herself in order to avoid the unyielding persistence and constant harassment of the press. Eugene Robinson, a journalist in England said, For the tabloids, day in and day out, no story is bigger than the royal family. All the tabloids employ royal-watching reporters, some of whom
Private school vouchers
Private school vouchers
Private school vouchers Private School Vouchers Proposals to use private school vouchers, a marketplace strategy, as a mechanism by which to improve the general quality of public education have produced a lively debate. Frequently, that debate has degenerated into a disagreement about whether public schools are as good as private schools or whether a given private school is better than a certain neighborhood public school. Other issues raised in these discussions include the appropriate use of p
Public Schools
Public Schools
Public Schools When Americans\' think of education, they almost automatically think of public education. Through the years the idea home schooling is slowly changing. Many parents today are deciding to home school their children. Although most people think that a public education is better, most statistics and facts tend to show that home schooling is beneficial in more ways. It is estimated that parents are now teaching over two million children at home, rather than in public or even private sc
Computers
Computers
Computers Nothing attracts a crowd like a crowd. Today, with home computers and modems becoming faster and cheaper, the home front is on the break of a new frontier of on line information and data processing. The Internet, the ARPANET (Advanced Research Programs Agency Network) spinoff is a channel of uninterrupted information interchange. It allows people to connect to large computer databases that can store valuable information on goods and services. The Internet is quickly becoming a tool for
Sex Educations in the Schools
Sex Educations in the Schools
Sex Educations in the Schools Why Sex Education Should Be Taught In Schools Most America teenagers are sexually active and think nothing could ever happen to them. But, many of them are misinformed about the risks that are involved in sex. Teens also don\'t always know the best ways to protect themselves and their partners from becoming pregnant or getting STD\'s. Alan Harris said, the more educated someone is the more likely they are to make responsible and informed choice for their behaviors.
Social effects of pornography
Social effects of pornography
Social effects of pornography It started by way of messengers and scribes, evolved through the presentation of newspapers and radio, brought us together with television, and now serves us world-wide via the ever-popular Internet. It is the mass media, and even from the earliest days of its existence, it has contributed greatly in ways that both enlighten and enrich society, and ways that deteriorate and perplex it. It is not a surprise to learn, then, that the mass media is the most powerful sou
Terrorism
Terrorism
Terrorism Terrorism and the Media If the media were not there to report terrorist acts and to explain their political and social significance...terrorism as such would cease to exist, said John O\'Sullivan, an editor of the Times of London.1 This is also the way many other people feel about the recent increase in terrorist activity; they feel that the media is causing it. The media is doing this by fulfilling the terrorists\' need for publicity.2 Terrorists need media publicity in order to get t
Value Of Human Life
Value Of Human Life
Value Of Human Life The beliefs and views of modern society are hypocritical and unjust. By the time an individual matures from a young child to an adult, they have been taught an uncountable number of life lessons. One of the outstanding lessons that each and every person has learned is that killing another human being is wrong. This is perhaps the first recognizable lesson on the value of human life. Most children know that killing is against the law and learn religiously that it goes against