Conflict / Adversity / Courage:
The following quotes illustrate the topic's ambiguity. Use
these to establish the scope of your topic--to begin to specify the subtopics
that verbalize various differing opinions on the same issue--to begin to develop
a guide to your reading.
"Whatever course you decide upon, there is always someone there to tell you that you are wrong. There are always difficulties arising, which tempt you to believe that your critics are right. To map out a course of action and follow it to an end requires courage." Ralph Waldo Emerson
Arendt, Hannah. On Violence. San Diego, CA:
Harcourt, Brace, Jovanovich, 1970.
Bertrand, Russell. "Religion and Science." Writing About the World. Vol. 1. Ed. Susan McCleod. Orlando, FL: Harcourt, Brace, Jovanovich, 1991. Pages 96-104.
Dillard, Annie. Teaching a Stone to Talk: Expeditions and Encounters. New York: Harper and Row, 1982.
DuBois, W. E. B. The Autobiography of W. E. B. DuBois. International Publisher's Company, Inc., 1968.
_ _ _ The Souls of Black Folk. New York, NY: Dodd Mead Company, Inc., 1961.
Churchill, Winston. The Second World War. Vol. 5. Boston, MA: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1979.
_ _ _ Triumph and Tragedy: The Second World War. Boston, MA: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1981.
Einstein, Albert. "Religion and Science." Writing About the World. Vol. 1. Ed. Susan McCleod. Orlando, FL: Harcourt, Brace, Jovanovich, 1991. Pages 88-96.
Emerson, Ralph Waldo. "Heroism." Essays and Lectures. Ed.Joel Porte. New York, NY: Literary Classics of the United States of America, Inc., 1983. Pages 369-382.
Fraser, Antonia. The Warrior Queens. New York: Random House, Inc., 1988.
Galbraith, John Kenneth. Ambassador's Journal. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1969.
Golding, William. Lord of the Flies.
Goodwin, Doris Kearns. No Ordinary Time. New York, NY: Simon and Schuster, 1994.
Hamlin, Garland. A Son of a Middle Border. New York, NY: The MacMillan Company, 1968.
Lewis, David. W. E. B. DuBois: Biography of a Race. New York: Henry, Holt, and Co., 1993.
Matthiessen, Peter. Blue Meridian. New York: Random House, Inc., 1970.
McCourt, Frank. Angela's Ashes. New York: Scribner, 1996.
McPhearson, James M. Marching Towards Freedom.
Mead, Margaret. "The Energy Crisis." Representative AmericanSpeeches 1973-1974. Ed. Waldo W. Braden. NY: The HW Wilson Company, 1974. Pages 97-118.
_ _ _ "Warfare: An Invention, Not a Biological Necessity." Writing About the World. Vol. 1. Ed. Susan
McCleod. Orlando, FL: Harcourt, Brace, Jovanovich, 1991. Pages 126-138.
Queen Elizabeth I of England. "Speech to her Troops at Tilbury (1588)" The College Board Advanced Placement Examination. 1992.
Rather, Dan. "Leadership in the Nineties." Representative American Speeches. Vol. 62. Ed. Owen Peterson. NY: The HW Wilson Company, 1991. Pages 56-64.
Reagan, Ronald. "The Future Doesn't Belong to the Faint-Hearted." Twentieth Century Speeches. Ed. Brian McArthur. New York, NY: Penguin Book Company, 1992. Pages 448-456.
Roosevelt, Franklin. "Message to Congress." Representative American Speeches 1942-1943. Ed. Owen Peterson. NY: The HW Wilson Company, 1991. Pages 56-64.
Stalin, Joseph. "Either We Don't or They Crush Us." Twentieth Century Speeches. Ed. Brian McArthur. New York, NY: Penguin Book Company, 1992. Pages 109-113.
Stratchey, Lytton. "Florence Nightingale." The College Board Advanced Placement Examination. 1993.
Thoreau, Henry David. Walden and Civil Disobedience. New York: New American Library, 1980.
Tuchman, Barbara. The Guns of August. New York, NY: MacMillan Company, 1962.
Twain, Mark. The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn.
Wills, Garry. Certain Trumpets: The Call of Leaders. New York: Simon and Schuster, 1994.