This Fleeting World: A Short History of Humanity: The history of humanity is very dissimilar to short and sweet, if not the mere opposite. Learning the background of humankind can be very intimidating and daunting to the everyday AP World student and even the everyday AP World teacher. David Christian, a world history professor at San Diego State University, wrote a short and sweet 100 paged book on the history of humanity, with the goal in mind to make it easier for the everyday AP World student and AP World teacher to understand. Christian achieved his goal by breaking apart history into 3 specific eras, and also by taking other historians explanations and addressing them.
It’s a really good book to read, because it will change the view that we have as citizens, living us with many questions without answer for the
The author has a unique writing style that makes the book one of a kind. It was as if Sacagawea herself was telling the story; his writing made the story convincing and set a great tone for the book. I have read a novel similar in nature to this one, called The Secret of Sarah Revere. The author of the novel also sets an amazing tone and made the story believable. However, I feel the author of Streams to the River, River to the Sea does a much better job of keeping me engaged.
Critical Book Review: A Magnificent Catastrophe In A Magnificent Catastrophe by Edward Larson, he showed how the young nation of America was during the crazy election of 1800. This election was characterized like so because America had not really established itself yet. America was a young nation that was only partially defined in a sense. This informative piece of work featured two opposing sides with one goal, how American politics worked back then and how people schemed to make it to the top of this never ending cycle of the quest to become one of the most important individuals in the country.
Ellis did an impressive job at balancing the book and not showing bias towards any of the prominent figures. Although the book provides a superb representation of the forefathers in each chapter, some chapters are more effective than others. The book also tends to wander off and get too in-depth in some area so it becomes a bit wearisome. During some areas the narration fails to sustain my attention and spark my interest. Simultaneously, I would not say that it’s dull or boring, as it gives an considerable amount of information and I learned a lot from it.
2.1.3 Journal: Write Your Own Big-Picture Narrative Journal World History Sem 1 (S3061478) Elijah Romero Points possible: 10 Date: ____________ In this journal activity, you will write your own version of history for the period between 8000 and 600 BCE by answering the questions below. In your responses, use your own words and be as clear as possible. You will be graded primarily on the completeness and clarity of your writing.
Kush Garg Matthew Soucy H-English/AP-World History September 26, 2015 Ishmael: Change is Impossible After reading the book Ishmael, my mind has been expanding on the main topic of the book which is why we can’t change society because whenever we try to advance change just adds onto the destruction we are causing to our world. While I was reading this book, I began to learn more about how we are destroying our world even more. When humans lived in a simple manner, believing that they lived in the “hands of the gods,” evolution was destined to happen because humans had to adapt to their environment. This evolution sparked the problems that would come later in history, like deforestation, social inequality and pollution.
For those who would like to start reading about history, this would be a good book to start
It is very well written and one of the most entertaining history books. Among its many chapters, characters, and historically accurate events, is a story any person could get addicted to. Its only true flaw is whether or not the authors are a reliable source when it comes to the events that take place. It is recommended to give a read if a person is into historical events. A book following the life of one of America’s most beloved presidents in his final days is something everyone should
I would highly suggest reading this book since it will make you realize that society isn’t always good. It will make you truly think of how Society was in that time period. It really influences you and let’s you know higher and better vocabulary. This book is confusing to read but overall it’s a good book. If you really like high-level reading then you should go for this book definitely.
Authors of the 20th century, such as Russell Banks and Tim O’Brien, have taken the traditional elements of fiction and created an updated version. The wave of modernism has affected many elements such as point of view, characterization, and the passage of time. Setting and themes have also been affected by these new writings.