Analyze George Washington’s Secret Six: The Spy Ring that Saved the American Revolution.Kilmeade, Ryan. Penguin Publishing.
1. George Washington’s Secret Six: The Spy Ring that Saved the American Revolution.Kilmeade, Ryan. Penguin Publishing.
2.Empire of the Summer Moon: Quannah Parker and the Rise and Fall of the Commanches, the Most Powerful Indian Tribe in American History.Gwynee, S.C.. Scribner, Publishing.
3.Almost Free: A Story about Family and Race in Antebellum Virginia. Wolf, Eva
Sheppard. Sarah Mills Hodge Fund, Pub.
4.Blood Meridian or the Evening of Redness in the West. McCarthy, Cormac. Random House, 1985.
The essay is a book analysis of one of the four monographs listed. The goal of the essay is to read the book and critically evaluate the merits and the faults of the books argument or thesis. It is NOT a book report or a summary. You may
wish to write a short summary of the reading to introduce the essay, but the grade on the
assignment will come from the analysis.
The following is a list of questions that you have to answer at minimum:
1)What is the books argument/thesis/main point?
2)Is the argument/thesis/main point convincing?
3)How does the author(s) substantiate their claims? Use specific examples.
4)What critique (or perhaps fault) do you find in the claim? Even if you agree with the author you can still offer criticism.
5)What sources did the author use to write the monograph and make their argument?
6)Were these sources adequate? Thi
s may require you to find some of the sources and
7)Your overall impressions of the monograph and its effectiveness.