Joseph Stalin / An Evaluation Of His Military Prowess

A 7 page paper on the leadership talents and military campaigns of Joseph Stalin. The writer focuses upon Stalin's activities just prior to and during World War II-- particularly the Red Army's conquests in the Far East and elsewhere. It is argued that Stalin should be commended for playing such a significant role in ultimately defeating the Germans. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

Winston Churchill: An Effective War Leader

This 7 page paper examines Winston Churchill's war leadership skills and argues that he was the most effective of the European leaders (as opposed to Hitler, Stalin, Mussolini or Chamberlain). However, the paper does not take the position that Churchill was the most important man of the 20th century. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

Stalin / USSR Agenda & The Korean War

A 12 page essay on the Stalinist Agenda, the history behind it, and its application to the Korean War, and particularly the 38th Parallel. The writer also addresses the United States' and United Nations' agendas along the same thesis. Bibliography lists 10 sources.

Evaluating Jefferson's Instructions To Lewis & Clark

8 pages in length. When Meriwether Lewis and William Clark began their expedition in search of the Pacific Ocean, they ended up at the spot where the Pacific meets the Columbia River. Their journey was experienced vicariously by President Thomas Jefferson, who was the primary driving force behind the quest. Indeed, the voyage's story has endured the test of time, branding itself as a prime topic of history and conversation worldwide. The writer discusses Jefferson's instructions to Lewis and Clark. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

Evaluation of Gordon’s “Death in the Venetian Quarter: A Medieval Mystery” in Regards to its Historical Context and Connection to the Crusades

This is a 5 page analysis of Gordon’s “Death in the Venetian Quarter: A Medieval Mystery” and additional comments on its historical context. Alan Gordon’s “Death in the Venetian Quarter: A Medieval Mystery” (2002) successfully combines elements of fact and fiction when unraveling a mystery during the end of the Fourth Crusade in 1203 in Constantinople. The historical accuracies of the novel are general in a broad sense with some variations as to the relationship of the Emperor and his family but overall the historical context only adds to the excitement of the work. A unique aspect of the work is his use of Feste the Fool as the central character. In Gordon’s version of history, court fools are part of an elite intellectual society which because of their positions are able to overhear conversations, due to the fact that most of the population disregard them, and makes them privy to information which prove helpful in their investigations. Once the reader accepts this premise, which has already been introduced by Gordon in two previous novels, the book becomes enjoyable in regards to the historical descriptions of the city and in Feste’s solving of the murder of Bastiani the silk merchant. Bibliography lists 9 sources.