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The shadow on the dial : and other essays

Author: Ambrose Bierce
Publisher: New York, NY : Barnes & Noble Digital Library, 2011.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Essay : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In this collection of essays, Bierce offers his incisive and sardonic commentary on many social issues of the day. He proffers arguments that are still in use by today's pundits, making his essays such as "The game of politics," "The death penalty," and "The right to work," seem surprisingly modern.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Ambrose Bierce
ISBN: 9781411440272 1411440277
OCLC Number: 828935654
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: The shadow on the dial --
Civilization --
The game of politics --
Some features of the law --
Arbitration --
Industrial discontent --
Crime and its correctives --
The death penalty --
Religion --
Immortality --
Opportunity --
Charity --
Emancipated woman --
The opposing sex --
The American sycophant --
A dissertation on dogs --
The ancestral bond --
The right to work --
The right to take oneself off.
Responsibility: Ambrose Bierce.

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In this collection of essays, Bierce offers his incisive and sardonic commentary on many social issues of the day. He proffers arguments that are still in use by today's pundits, making his essays such as "The game of politics," "The death penalty," and "The right to work," seem surprisingly modern.

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