1831 year of eclipse book review

1831: Year Of Eclipse by Louis P. MasurYour review should have two goals: first, to inform the reader about the content of the book, and second, to provide an evaluation that gives your judgment of the book’s quality.Your introduction should include an overview of the book that both incorporates an encapsulated summary and a sense of your generaljudgment. This is the equivalent to a thesis statement.Do NOT spend more than one-third or so of the paper summarizing the book. The summary should consist of a discussion and highlightsof the major arguments, features, trends, concepts, themes, ideas, and characteristics of the book.While you may use direct quotesfrom the book (make sure you always give the page number), such quotes should never be thebulk of the summary. Much of your grade will depend on how well you describe and explain the material IN YOUR OWN WORDS. You might want to take the major organizing themes of the book and use them to organize your own discussion.  Your goal is a unified essay.So, what do I want, if not just a summary? Throughout your summary, provide a critique of the book. (Hence the title: “A Critical Book Review.”)A critique consists of thoughts, responses, and reactions. It is not necessarily negative. Nor do you need to know as much about the subject as the author (because you hardly ever will). The skills you need are an ability to follow an argument and test a hypothesis. Regardless of how negative or positive your critique is, you need to be able to justify and support your position. **A note on citations and references*

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