Book Essay Topics

Consilience: The Unity of Knowledge

“To What End? ” is the last chapter of Edward O. Wilson’s book, Consilience: The Unity of Knowledge, one of the most skillful, and gifted scientists of which he wanted a joining together of the different sciences such as the natural sciences, the social sciences and the humanities. This chapter focused mainly on social and… View Article

Ethics in the Workplace

The case study provided in Craig E. Johnson’s book, Ethics in the Workplace , is a moral and valuable lesson regarding the blurred vision between a for profit and a nonprofit. This example, while it may be considered severe, is an excellent one that leads the reader to more important questions. The question of whether… View Article

Bless Me Ultima Ultima Is a Witch

In the book Bless Me, Ultima, Ultima is an old woman who was invited to stay at our protagonist house, Antonio, to live the remainder years of her life with the Marez family. But there is a controversy to who is Ultima, a witch or curandera? Ultima calls herself a curandera, someone who uses herbs… View Article

The Brethren Book Report

The Brethren, written by John Grisham, takes places at Trumble, a minimum-security federal prison in Florida. The Brethren is a group of three judges in the prison that started meeting together to settle disputes among the other inmates. Meeting in the library at Trumble, their section of the prison, the three plan a scam to… View Article

Uglies: Specials and Tally

Reading can be bogus, or very unhappy-making, so how can reading be made bubbly? The answer is Scott Westerfeld’s scientifically brilliant, fiction book called the Uglies. Reading can also open a door to a world of romance, mysteries, drama, and education; creating a magical allusion for the reader. In the book, Uglies, by Scott Westerfeld,… View Article

Book Reporter of Swim the Fly

Their plan failed because Matt almost got recognized by Kelly in the girl’s changing room. However, Kelly and her best friends Valerie started to pay attention to Matt because his brave move of volunteering in the 100-m butterfly (or his appearance in the girl’s changing room? ). Ms. Luntz (their swimming couch) put Matt, a… View Article

Life on the Road

“Life on the Road” was in my opinion written to entertain, but also to inform the reader about a hitch hikers life. The author explained the basics of his everyday journeys and how they affected him. He explained how he had to adapt to certain ways of living, from where he would sleep to where… View Article

Black Elk Speaks

In the article, Black Elk Speaks with Forked Tongue, Couser is giving his opinion on how he thinks that Neihardt was in actuality suppressing the Lakota way of life and Black Elk’s story. His opinion is backed by some good points from the text and as well as other scholars who have the same opinion… View Article

A Book Review on “Under a Cruel Star”

A narrative memoir of the author Heda Margolius Kovaly given in her book Under a Cruel Star depicts the tragic history and stories of various chaoses including the Czechoslovakia turmoil and Soviet Union. In here, she tells how their lives moved through dilemma just to adapt in certain situations where her religious practice, gender, social… View Article

Dewey the Library Cat Book Summary

The book tells the story of Dewey Readmore Books, a cat who found its way into a library book drop box one cold winter morning. Vicki Myron, the librarian found a frost bitten and freezing kitten and saved him. She immediately fell in love with him and nursed him back to health. The library eventually… View Article

Public Enemies: Book Review

The author arranged the book in such a way where he would be able to simultaneously show the progress of the gangs in the so-called “public enemies” era. He also wrote what happened in every specific time period. He organized his writing by dates; he divided actions and development among the gangs into certain time… View Article

Outsiders Book and Movie Comparison

The book and the movie of the Outsiders are two very different stories. The book has so much more detail then the movie. The movie is not the most detailed but it does get its point across. There are may similarities and also many differences between the two the book is by far more interesting… View Article

Band of Brothers

The book title, “Band of Brothers,” by Stephen E. Ambrose is a book that shares the risky undertaking and hazardous experience that the United States Army had to go through in World War 2. Bravery is an understatement when describing the men of East Company’s personalities. The book really helps the reader describe the relationships… View Article

The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down by Anne Fadiman

1st chapter reflections: This chapter which introduced me to Lia’s family was interesting. I was shocked to read that in her mother’s country of Laos, Lia would have been born by her mother squatting on the floor! They also used special created remedies to solve health issues without relying on hospitals or clinics. It was… View Article

An Analysis of “The Klan’s Fight for Americanism”

In 1926, Hiram Wesley Evans, then Imperial Wizard and Emperor of the Ku Klux Klan, published “The Klan’s Fight for Americanism”, a leaflet that set forth the principles and fundamentals of what many called the revival of the KKK in 1920’s America, a new version of the organization that was originally formed by Nathan Bedford… View Article

The Tiger’s Wife

When a couple decides to have a child, they understand that making this decision requires a lot of dedication and responsibility. Responsibility becomes the most important task for anyone, not only a certain couple, who seeks to achieve anything in life. Whether your responsibility comes in the form of taking care of a child, carrying… View Article

Book Theif by Markus Zusak

Most good novels allow the reader to walk a mile in someone else’s shoes. Through language, characterisation and relationships the author is able to illustrate significant social issues. The Book Thief by Markus Zusak is a tremendously powerful book which captures key significant social issues of the power of words in Nazi Germany; Hitler’s manipulation… View Article

Economics Book Critique

Paul Rubin began his preface by stating that tabula rasa should no longer be viewed as something credible. Rubin maintained his conclusion that evolutionary biology would eventually be the foundation of all social sciences. He maintained that the fundamental taste for liberty is a genetic legacy from the hunter-gatherer bands in the history of mankind…. View Article

Confessions of an Economic Hit man

Set#1, Q2) The individual actions that Perkins takes are often influenced by larger social forces and institutions. What are the major social forces and institutions that shape his life? How did these forces and institutions shape the choices that Perkins faced? Do you see specific points in his life when Perkins could have made different… View Article

A Review of Confessions of an Economic Hit Man, by John Perkins

Confessions of an Economic Hit Man, by John Perkins, is supposed to be a book about the author’s real life activities as a covert agent of the United States. Unlike other agents, Perkins alleges that he and others, operated to undermine the economic stability of other nations. While this book uses a number of references,… View Article

Attending Skills

Bolton, in his book People Skills (1979), describes attending as giving all of your physical attention to another person. The process of attending, whether you realize it or not, has a considerable impact on the quality of communication that goes on between two people. For example, by attending you are saying to the other person… View Article

Sleuthing the Alamo

Sleuthing the Alamo: Davey Crockett’s Last Stand and Other Mysteries of the Texas Revolution is more about the issue of racism than it is about history itself. The author does make several good points and gives historical documentation to back up his points such as the diary of Jose` Enrique de la Pena. However, the… View Article

The Return of Depression Economics

Classical economists like Smith and Ricardo often argued that economic prosperity can be best achieved if the market is left alone. They argued that the market alone is the most efficient mechanism of determining supply and demand, wages and labor supply. The market “being the invisible hand” removes sluggishness in the economy. At the beginning… View Article

Au Revoir Les Enfants

Throughout the book “Au Revoir Les Enfants” Louis Malle highlights at several points the typical associations which the majority of people have when discussing the role of the Germans during the war. However Malle approaches the topic from a more complex angle thus forcing the reader to question the general stereotypes and examine the varying… View Article

Pagan Christianity by Frank Viola

The book “Pagan Christianity” by Frank Viola and George Barna leads readers into the world of religion, religious customs and rituals, sermons and religious clothing. The authors show how the church has changed over times and what new practices and beliefs it has adapted. Frank Viola is known to be an American writers and speaker… View Article

Relationship with Parents as Presented in Foer’s Book

A child’s relationship with his or her parents is a sensitive and moving concept as well as an interesting one to be presented in a contemporary book. This is especially if such idea is being discussed in a point of view of a nine-year-old main character. Jonathan Safran Foer’s 2005 book titled “Extremely Loud and… View Article

Original Sin: A Cultural History

“Original Sin: A Cultural History” has been written by Alan Jacobs. What makes this book distinctive is that it is a “cultural history” of original sin, not a work of theology or spirituality though, it does engage with some theological work, predominantly with Augustine. It is an exemplary history not because it represents excellence that… View Article

The Blind Side

The success of a person is based on a number of things. Dedication, determination, drive, focus and the necessary provisons. However, there are some of us who achieve success because of the people we know or simply by good luck. Being in the right place at the right time or genuinely striving for excellence, success… View Article

The Legend of Sleepy Hollow

When talking about screening of some book, we often pay attention to the plot and characters, looking for differences and similarities between writer’s and director’s conception. Someone likes to read a book and then watch a film on this book, another prefer to watch film first. And it’s hard to say what is better. While… View Article

David Mccullough’s “1776”

David McCullough, who has won Pulitzer Prize and National Book Awards two times impresses in his book” 1776 “ that the year 1776 is one of the most significant years in annals of U. S. A . McCullough segregates his book not by key military skirmishes but by negligible incidents with major consequences on those… View Article