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Varieties of Religious Experience

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William James


The Varieties of Religious Experience: A Study in Human Nature is a book by the Harvard psychologist and philosopher William James that comp…

Gossip in a Library

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Edmund Gosse


A collection of informal essays about books in his library. He combines commentary, translations, and humorous asides about authors and thei…

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In Father and Son

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Edmund Gosse


Father and Son (1907) is a memoir by poet and critic Edmund Gosse, which he subtitled "a study of two temperaments." The book desc…

1.2 Improvising a Homeland Defense

In The 9/11 Commission Report

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9/11 Commission


9/11 Commission Report, formally titled Final Report of the National Commission on Terrorist Attacks Upon the United States, is the official…

10 - Under the Plane-Tree

In Romola

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George Eliot


George Eliot's own favorite among her novels, this novel tells the story of Romola, the intelligent daughter of a blind scholar, who is fall…