The sketches of composers contained in this volume may seem arbitrary in the space allotted to them. The special attention given to certain names has been prompted as much by their association with great art-epochs as by the consideration of their absolute rank as composers. The introduction of Chopin, born a Pole, and for a large part of his life a resident of France, among the German composers, may require an explanatory word. Chopin's whole early training was in the German school, and he may be looked on as one of the founders of the latest school of pianoforte...
I have called this work a "sketch" because the materials do not exist for a portrait which shall be at once
authentic and complete. The original authorities which are now extant for the life of Caesar are his own
writings, the speeches and letters of Cicero, the eighth book of the "Commentaries" on the wars in Gaul and
the history of the Alexandrian war, by Aulus Hirtius, the accounts of the African war and of the war in Spain,
composed by persons who were unquestionably present in those two campaigns. To these must be added the
"Leges Juliae" which are preserved in the Corpus Juris...
The Army’s strategic vision calls for transformation to a
full-spectrum Objective Force that can project overwhelming
military power anywhere in the world on extremely short
notice. It must be agile, versatile, and lethal, achieving its
objectives through the application of dominant maneuver,
precision engagement, focused logistics, information superiority,
and highly survivable combat systems.
In 1996, the National Research Council, the working
arm of the National Academy of Sciences and its sister
institutions (henceforth, the National Academies), established
a committee composed of educators, researchers,
and policy experts to examine whether it might be
feasible to mount a strategic program of education research that
could make a strong contribution to improving education in the
United States. Their answer, somewhat to the surprise of the
committee members, turned out to be a unanimous and enthusiastic