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College Planning Handbook By American Government
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Written primarily for students and their parents living in New York, the College Planning Handbook is still pertinent for all high school students and their parents. It is also beneficial to those... More > who have completed High School but have not yet decided on whether or not to attend college. Whether you are just beginning to think about your goals for the future, or have already started planning for college, we hope this handbook will help you think about how college fits into your life after high school. While the process of planning for college can be challenging, when you have the information you need, we believe it can also be an exciting and rewarding experience.< Less
All About American Philosophy By College Guide World
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American philosophy is the philosophical activity or output of Americans, both within the United States and abroad. The Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy notes that while American philosophy lacks... More > a "core of defining features, American Philosophy can nevertheless be seen as both reflecting and shaping collective American identity over the history of the nation."< Less
Quick Guide: The American By College Guide World
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The American is a novel by Henry James, originally published as a serial in The Atlantic Monthly in 1876–1877 and then as a book in 1877. The novel is an uneasy combination of social comedy and... More > melodrama concerning the adventures and misadventures of Christopher Newman, an essentially good-hearted but rather gauche American businessman on his first tour of Europe. Newman is looking for a world different from the simple, harsh realities of 19th century American business. He encounters both the beauty and the ugliness of Europe, and learns not to take either for granted. The core of the novel concerns Newman's courtship of a young widow from an aristocratic Parisian family.< Less
Quick Guide: The Quiet American By College Guide World
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The Quiet American is an anti-war novel by British author Graham Greene, first published in United Kingdom in 1955 and in the United States in 1956. It was adapted into films in 1958 and 2002. The... More > book draws on Greene's experiences as a war correspondent for The Times and Le Figaro in French Indochina 1951–1954. He was apparently inspired to write The Quiet American in October 1951 while driving back to Saigon from the Ben Tre province. He was accompanied by an American aid worker who lectured him about finding a “third force in Vietnam”. Greene spent three years writing the novel, which foreshadowed US involvement in Vietnam long before it became publicly known.< Less
All About American Literature By College Guide World
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During its early history, America was a series of British colonies on the eastern coast of the present-day United States. Therefore, its literary tradition begins as linked to the broader tradition... More > of English literature. However, unique American characteristics and the breadth of its production usually now cause it to be considered a separate path and tradition. The dominance of the English language was hardly inevitable. The first item printed in Pennsylvania was in German and was the largest book printed in any of the colonies before the American Revolution. Spanish and French had two of the strongest colonial literary traditions in the areas that now comprise the United States, and discussions of early American literature commonly include texts by Álvar Núñez Cabeza de Vaca and Samuel de Champlain alongside English language texts by Thomas Harriot and John Smith.< Less
Quick Guide: An American Tragedy By College Guide World
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Dreiser based the book on a notorious criminal case. On July 11, 1906, resort owners found an overturned boat and the body of 20-year-old Grace Brown at Big Moose Lake in the Adirondack Mountains of... More > Upstate New York. Chester Gillette was put on trial and convicted of killing Brown, though he claimed that her death was an accident. Gillette was executed by electric chair on March 30, 1908.< Less
A Rapper's College By Hannah Faye
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In her first work, Hannah Faye combines her love for hip hop and education into an inspiring novel about a young musician...a rap artist who struggles to overcome dyslexia while making it through the... More > challenges of his personal life and those of the rap industry. In the end, his life and lyrics are changed forever by a phenomenal tutor. If you like reading and love hip hop then this is the book for you!< Less
A Rapper's College By Hannah Faye
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In her first work, Hannah Faye combines her love for hip hop and education into an inspiring novel about a young musician...a rap artist who struggles to overcome dyslexia while making it through the... More > challenges of his personal life and those of the rap industry. In the end, his life and lyrics are changed forever by a phenomenal tutor. If you like reading and love hip hop then this is the book for you!< Less
Quick Guide: Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, an American Slave By College Guide World
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Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass is a memoir and treatise on abolition written by famous orator and ex-slave, Frederick Douglass. It is generally held to be the most famous of a number of... More > narratives written by former slaves during the same period. In factual detail, the text describes the events of his life and is considered to be one of the most influential pieces of literature to fuel the abolitionist movement of the early 19th century in the United States.< Less
American Women Studies Q&A: Community College Approach By Antonio Estipona, Jr
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This book provides an inter-disciplinary study of the history, literature, and social roles of American women from Colonial times to the present. The primary emphasis particularly on women's roles... More > pertaining to various cultural forms as reflected in American language usage, education, law, workplace, and mainstream culture.< Less