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.

Heller's Humorous Take Carries Us Through the Hard Times

This seven-page-paper presents a detailed discussion about the book Joseph Heller wrote called, "Catch-22". It explains Heller's view that the absurdity found in war and life are merely human conditions. Bibliography lists four sources.

Catch-22 and All Quiet on the Western Front/A Comparison

A 10 page research paper that compares and contrasts Joseph Heller's Catch-22 and Erich Maria Remarque's All Quiet on the Western Front. The writer argues that the common theme of both of these books is that war is essentially an immoral, basically insane, activity—not a glorious endeavor, as it has often been portrayed by wartime propaganda. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

The Money Revolution & America's Infatuation with Interest

A 5 page analytical look at what author and economic analyst Joseph Nocera called "The Money Revolution." The writer examines rising 'interest in interest rates,' the changing financial habits of the middle class, and how the economy has affected a newfound consciousness in which average people are, for the first time in modern history, genuinely concerned about the growth of their personal investments. Excellent analysis is provided into the role of money market funds, varying interest rates, and more. No Bibliography.

The Literature of War

This 4 page paper considers the portrayal of war and its many facets by examining are Kirt Vonnegut's Slaughterhouse Five and Joseph Heller's Catch-22. The writer contrast the two books and notes the similarities in these two very different stories. The bibliography cites 2 sources.

Ellis's Founding Brothers

This 5 page book review concerns Joseph Ellis's well-known work called Founding Brothers. The book is about the men who were involved in the American Revolution and the creation of the United States of America. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

Soldiers and Working Men and Women in Early America

An 8 page paper which presents an examination of soldiers of the Revolution such as Joseph Plumb Martin, and working people during early American times. The working people addressed are women, African Americans, and journeymen. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

J.H. Rosny/The Death of the Earth

A 6 page analysis of the J.H. Rosny's (a pseudonym for Joseph Henri Boex) science fiction novel La Mort de la Terre (The Death of the Earth). This early twentieth century work has long been neglected in English-speaking countries when examining the evolution of the science fiction/fantasy genre. No additional sources cited.

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.

William Randolph Hearst And Joseph Pulitzer: Yellow Journalism And The Spanish/American War

21 pages in length. It was, perhaps, the most devastating event to occur with regard to journalistic integrity, but it was bound to happen in light of growing competition within the industry. William Randolph Hearst and Joseph Pulitzer were two power hungry publishers who each had his own successful newspaper. Both Hearst's New York Journal and Pulitzer's New York World provided readers with up-to-date information, along with plenty of stimulating social appeal, yet the two literary moguls were constantly competing with each other for a bigger take of the readership pie. So intense was this rivalry that the ongoing battle soon turned into an ugly, mudslinging, back stabbing display of greed and power. The writer discusses yellow journalism and the Spanish/American War as they relate to Hearst and Pulitzer. Bibliography lists 50 sources.

Book Review of Joseph J. Ellis’ His Excellency: George Washington

In four pages this paper presents a review of Ellis’ acclaimed 2004 historical biography on the first President of the United States that considers how the author selected his choice of subject, the questions the author seeks to answer, the thesis the author argues, and how successful he is at presenting his case and shaping the reader’s view of this period of early American history. There are no additional sources listed in the bibliography.

ORDINARY COURAGE: JOSEPH PLUMB MARTIN

This 4 page paper is a report on the book: Ordinary Courage by Josephy Plumb Martin. Quotes cited from text which deals with Revolutionary war. Bibliography lists 1 source.

Lyndon Johnson

An 8 page paper discussing both the personal and public life of Lyndon Johnson. Johnson was a unique man with many manly qualities, sometimes the worst of those qualities in appearance. He was in some ways truly an opportunist, and in other ways one of the most troubled and kind men the presidency has known. In discussing his life we examine two books detailing parts of his life. One book is titled 'The Triumph & Tragedy of Lyndon Johnson: The White House Years' by Joseph Califano, who worked alongside Johnson and had every opportunity to truly know the man, and the second book is titled “Lyndon Johnson and the American Dream” by Doris Goodwin which is a book that details the emotional man looking back at his career as president. Issues discussed include machoism, civil rights, women, and a comparison with president Clinton. Bibliography lists 7 sources.