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Prefaces to history.

Bruce Catton

Prefaces to history.

by Bruce Catton

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Published by Doubleday in Garden City, N.Y .
Written in English

    Places:
  • United States
    • Subjects:
    • United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Addresses, essays, lectures

    • Edition Notes

      Bibliographical footnotes.

      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsE649 .C37
      The Physical Object
      Paginationvi, 230 p.
      Number of Pages230
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL5694874M
      LC Control Number70084383

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      1. A little description of the book in general, without unveiling the plot, the characters, or the conclusions. Rather than revealing too much, always leave room for a little bit of mystery. Make your readers curious enough to want to read the book. Intrigue them.   A preface is a place for the author to discuss the situation surrounding their book, essentially, and is more often used in nonfiction books. Often, the author will conclude it with a list of acknowledgements: thank yous to editors, publishers, or other influential people who helped bring the book to life.

      Prefaces was the last of four books by S^D/oren Kierkegaard to appear within a space of two weeks in June Three Upbuilding Discourses and Philosophical Fragments were published first, followed by The Concept of Anxiety. This last volume, altlhough it had the usual complement of an upbuilding work, also had a companion of a different kind, the comically ironic Prefaces, .   Buy The Book of Prefaces New edition by Gray, Alasdair (ISBN: ) from Amazon's Book Store. Everyday low /5(8).


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