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Margaret Atwood

was born in Ottawa, Ontario, on November 18, 1939. Because her father was a forest entomologist, Atwood spent most of her childhood living in the Canadian wilderness. During the eight months of each year that her father did insect research in the forest, the Atwood family lived in "a cabin with a ...

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Come Home

A History of the Brooklyn Botanic Garden Growing from its humble beginnings as an ash dump in the late 1800's, the Brooklyn Botanic Garden has come to represent today the very best in urban gardening and horticultural display. The Brooklyn Botanical Garden blooms in the middle of one of the ...

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Alexander The Great: A Life With A Meaning Like No Other

Alexander the Great was a man with no equal along the history of mans existence. His military genius and master strategy, which allowed him to conquer most of the known world, were incomparable in the Ancient World. Alexander began to give meaning to his name "the Great", at the age of 20 and ...

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was a great explorer and a tremendous benefit to the world. Instead of listing his down sides, we should concentrate on all the things he has accomplished. Because of people live longer, achieved something many people would not have dared to do at his time, and today the world population is ...

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Herbert Spencer

The most extreme reflection of nineteenth-century individualism is to be found in the encyclopedic system of (1820-1903). Both his paternal and maternal ancestors were of a long English and French nonconformists, dissenters and rebels, and Spencer traces in his "Autobiography" his ...

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Martin Luther King- I Have A D

Martin Luther King, more than any other figure, shaped American life from the mid-'50s to the late '60s. This was a time when large numbers of Americans, barely recognized as such by sanctioned power, dared to dream of what the country could be at its best, in the face of what often was its worst. ...

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Biography Of Aaron Montgomery Ward

Aaron Montgomery Ward was born on February 17, 1844, in Chatham, New Jersey, to a family whose ancestors had served as officers in the French and Indian Wars as well as in the American Revolution. He was named after General G. Aaron Montgomery Ward, a general in George Wahington's Army. When ...

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John The Baptist

was a great and mighty prophet. His birth was foretold to his father, Zechariah, by the angel Gabriel. It was a miracle that Elizabeth, John=s mother, was able to give birth, since both of his parents were past the child-bearing years. John entered this world, with his parents knowing that ...

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Emily Dickinson: A Biography

Emily Dickinson was born on December 10, 1830 in Amherst Massachusetts. She had a younger sister named Lavina and an older brother named Austin. Her mother Emily Norcross Dickinson, was largely dependent on her family and was seen by Emily as a poor mother. Her father was lawyer, Congressman, and ...

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Francois Marie Arouet (pen name ) was born on November 21, 1694 in Paris. 's style, wit, intelligence and keen sense of justice made him one of France's greatest writers and philosophers. Young Francois Marie received an excellent education at a Jesuit school. He left school at 16 and soon formed ...

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Edgar Allan Poe

Many authors have made great contributions to the world of literature. Mark Twain introduced Americans to life on the Mississippi. Thomas Hardy wrote on his pessimistic views of the Victorian Age. Another author that influenced literature is . Poe is known as the father of the American short ...

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Tupac Shakur

Essay submitted by Lexus was a very influential person in 20th century USA. He was born on June 16, 1971 in Brooklyn New York, and died on September 13, 1996 in Las Vegas Nevada (unknown author, no title, no page, letter code C). But his family moved around a lot while he was a kid (Bastin, ...

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Mark Twain: Racist Or Realist?

? Samuel Langhorne Clemens, whom readers know as Mark Twain, has written many novels including The Adventures of Tom Sawyer in 1876; The Prince and the Pauper in 1882; Puddin’ Head Wilson in 1883; and Twain’s masterpiece The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn which was completed in 1883 (Simpson 103). ...

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Marie Curie

Though she died many years ago, is still one of the greatest names of science to this date. She made her mark in 1898 when she, and her husband Pierre, announced the discovery of two new elements, polonium and radium. Five years later they shared the Nobel Prize in physics. was the first female ...

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William Stafford’s Inspiration

William Stafford wrote, “It has one justification: it occurs to me. No one else can guide me. I must follow my own weak, wandering, diffident impulses”. Through Stafford’s essay I discovered that creative writing is all about my own meandering thoughts and ideas and that what occurs to me is ...

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Robert Andrew Millikan

In 1909 set up an apparatus to measure the charge of an electron within an accuracy range of 3%. In 1913 he came out with a value of the electrical charge that would serve the world of science for a generation. Young Millikan had a childhood like most others: he had no idea what his profession ...

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Born August 16, 1958 in Bay City, Michigan to a lower-middle class Italian-Catholic household, Louise Ciccone was the third eldest daughter born. Her father Chrysler engineer Sylvio (Tony) Ciccone and French-Canadienne Fortin, for whom the future superstar was named “Veronica” was added to her ...

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Renior - The Apple Seeder

Pierre Auguste Renoir was a late nineteen- century French impressionist painter whose works were often ridiculed throughout his life, because of his sensuous celebration of women and nature. He was considered to be one of the most famous artists of his generation, due to his representation ...

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Edgar Allan Poe 6

Although not originally well received, Edgar Allan Poe, became one of the most influential literary writers in American history. As a child, he wrote numerous poems, many which were later published. As a young adult he focused much of his attention on short fiction. He was credited with ...

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Czar Nicholas II

On May 6, 1868, an event happened that would change the fate of monarchy in Russia. Czar Nicholas Alexandrovich Romanov II was born in the Blue Bedroom of the Alexander Palace. Ominously, this occurred on the Orthodox day of feast for St. Job the Sufferer. This omen would prevision the ...

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is a Native American who lived in the early seventeenth century in what is now the Northeast United States. When the English came to this area of America to settle, they became very fond of and used him as a translator due to his unique knowledge of the English language acquired through an ...

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Robert E. Lee

Introduction Few episodes in history are more painful to Americans than the Civil War, fought between the North and the South. This biography, Great American Generals - Robert E. Lee, by Ian Hogg, takes the reader through the life of one of the greatest heroes of that war, Robert E. Lee. It is a ...

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Richard Nixon

Richard Milhous Nixon was the thirty-seventh president of the United States and the only president to have resigned from office. He was on his was to success after receiving his law degree from Duke University Law School in 1937. California Republicans persuaded Nixon in 1946 to be their ...

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The Bill Clinton Story

The legislative branch of the US Government has exceeded its authority in the impeachment of President Clinton by violating the trust and desires of those who elected them. Impeachment was provided for by our Founding Fathers in the Constitution as a safeguard against corruption and abuse of ...

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Lewis And Clark

are two names forever linked. These two names, the last names of Meriwether and William respectively, are that of two of the greatest explorers in the history of the United States. With the help of Indians and a group of brave men, the vast area west of the Mississippi River was the object of ...

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