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Heroes: From Alexander the Great and Julius Caesar to by Paul Johnson PDF

By Paul Johnson

ISBN-10: 0061849995

ISBN-13: 9780061849992

A galaxy of mythical figures from the annals of Western history

In this enlightening and unique paintings, Paul Johnson, the bestselling writer of Intellectuals and Creators, techniques the topic of heroism with stirring examples of guys and girls from all ages, stroll of existence, and nook of the planet who've encouraged and reworked not just their very own cultures however the whole global in addition.

Heroes comprises:

Samson, Judith, and Deborah • Henry V and Joan of Arc • Elizabeth I and Walter Raleigh • George Washington, the Duke of Wellington, and Lord Nelson • Emily Dickinson • Abraham Lincoln and Robert E. Lee • Mae West and Marilyn Monroe • Ronald Reagan, Margaret Thatcher, and Pope John Paul II

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This narrative again creates the illusion of a conversation shared among women, while it consciously contributes to the continuity of Cherokee tradition. At the same time, it encodes a position of social authority, deploying an elite vocabulary (“rubifacient”) to convey medical knowledge. Like Ward and Keys, Owen situates herself as both intimate and cultural translator, friend and authority; drawing from women’s roles in Cherokee oral tradition, she performs a powerful cultural critique through the shape and rhetoric as well as the substance of her text.

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And James W. Parins offer a number of useful generalizations about southeastern Native American writing between 1875 and 1935 that provide touchstones for discussion. For example, they indicate the diversity of genres that this writing employed, including “non-fiction in the form of essays, letters, addresses, historical narratives, and biography; fiction in the form of short stories, novels, and dialect humor; poetry; and drama”; and they contend that the principal themes were “usually—not always—distinctly Indian.

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