Inherit the Wind

Author: Jerome Lawrence
Publisher: Ballantine Books
ISBN: 110196930X
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The accused was a slight, frightened man who had deliberately broken the law. His trial was a Roman circus. The chief gladiators were two great legal giants of the century. Like two bull elephants locked in mortal combat, they bellowed and roared imprecations and abuse. The spectators sat uneasily in the sweltering heat with murder in their hearts, barely able to restrain themselves. At stake was the freedom of every American. One of the most moving and meaningful plays of our generation. "a tidal wave of a drama." -- New York World-Telegram And Sun

A Guide to MLA Documentation

Author: Joseph F. Trimmer
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 1133709303
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Briefer, more affordable, and easier to use than the MLA's own handbook, this popular booklet features current MLA guidelines, a new section on evaluating online sources, and an up-to-date APA appendix. The guide also provides numerous examples, a sample research paper, and helpful hints on such topics as avoiding plagiarism and taking notes. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Judgment at Nuremberg

Author: Abby Mann
Publisher: New Directions Publishing
ISBN: 9780811215268
Format: PDF
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Originally written as a 1957 television play and adapted first as an Academy Award-winning 1961 film and as a recent Broadway production, this acclaimed drama brings to life the post-World War II international tribunals at Nuremberg in which Nazi war criminals were brought to justice for their crimes against humanity. Original.

The Scopes Monkey Trial

Author: Randy Moore
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
ISBN: 1439656576
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The 1925 case against high school coach and science teacher John Scopes, arrested for teaching evolution in defiance of a Tennessee state law, was America’s original “Trial of the Century.” The proceedings began as a publicity stunt but grew into a landmark event in the nation’s history. The trial featured three-time presidential candidate and fundamentalist leader William Jennings Bryan, who argued on behalf of the prosecution, and famed agnostic attorney Clarence Darrow, who helped defend Scopes. Although the Scopes case produced no legal precedent, the trial has been analyzed by historians, praised and vilified by politicians and preachers, cited in countless legal, political, and theological skirmishes, and retold in plays, movies, museum exhibits, and television documentaries. Images of America: The Scopes Monkey Trial examines the events that captured the attention of the world and still have much to teach us today.

Gifts from the Gods

Author: Lise Lunge-Larsen
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 0547677375
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Ancient names come to rich and fascinating life in this lavishly illustrated book for mythology fans and word lovers.Did you know that “museums” were initially temples built to worship the nine muses, the goddesses of the arts? That “Janus” was the god of the doorways and hallways, and we have named our janitors after him? Where did these words — and other words, such as chaos, genius, nemesis, panic, echo, and narcissus — come from? From the ancient stories of the Greeks — stories that rang so true and wise that the names of the characters have survived for centuries as words we use every day. The brief stories here not only impart the subtle wisdom of these ancient tales, but make us understand the words, and our own world, more deeply.

The Resourceful Reader

Author: Suzanne Strobeck Webb
Publisher: Wadsworth Publishing Company
ISBN: 9780838407790
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Rhetorically organized and containing more contemporary selections than other readers, the new edition emphasizes the rhetorical situation and writing about images.

A Lesson Before Dying

Author: Ernest J. Gaines
Publisher: Vintage
ISBN: 0375702709
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Grant Wiggins, a college-educated man who returns to his hometown to teach, forms an unlikely bond with Jefferson, a young Black man convicted of murder and sentenced to death, when he is asked to impart his learning and pride to the condemned man

Night Thoughts of a Classical Physicist

Author: Russell McCormmach
Publisher: Harvard University Press
ISBN: 9780674624610
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It is the end of an historical epoch, but to an old professor of physics, Victor Jakob, sitting in his unlighted study, eating dubious bread with jam made from turnips, it is the end of a way of thinking in his own subject. Younger men have challenged the classical world picture of physics and are looking forward to observational tests of Einstein's new theory of relativity as well as the creation of a quantum mechanics of the atom. It is a time of both apprehension and hope. In this remarkable book, the reader literally inhabits the mind of a scientist while Professor Jakob meditates on the discoveries of the past fifty years and reviews his own life and career--his scientific ambitions and his record of small successes. He recalls the great men who taught or inspired him: Helmholtz, Hertz, Maxwell, Planck, and above all Paul Drude, whose life and mind exemplified the classical virtues of proportion, harmony, and grace that Jakob reveres. In Drude's shocking and unexpected suicide, we see reflected Jakob's own bewilderment and loss of bearings as his once secure world comes to an end in the horrors of the war and in the cultural fragmentation wrought by twentieth-century modernism. His attempt to come to terms with himself, with his life in science, and with his spiritual legacy will affect deeply everyone who cares about the fragile structures of civilization that must fall before the onrush of progress.

Inherit the Wind

Author: Jerome Lawrence
Publisher: Ballantine Books
ISBN: 110196930X
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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The accused was a slight, frightened man who had deliberately broken the law. His trial was a Roman circus. The chief gladiators were two great legal giants of the century. Like two bull elephants locked in mortal combat, they bellowed and roared imprecations and abuse. The spectators sat uneasily in the sweltering heat with murder in their hearts, barely able to restrain themselves. At stake was the freedom of every American. One of the most moving and meaningful plays of our generation. "a tidal wave of a drama." -- New York World-Telegram And Sun