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Frank Lincoln Wright

".......having a good start not only do I fully intend to be the greatest architect who has yet lived, but fully intend to be the greatest architect who will ever live. Yes, I intend to be the greatest architect of all time." - Frank Lloyd Wright 1867-1959 CHILDHOOD Born in Richland Center, ...

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Anaximander

About 530 AD the Neoplatonist Simplicius wrote an extensive commentary on Aristotle's Physics. In it he reproduced the fragment, thus preserving it for the western world. He copied it from Theophrastus. From the time pronounced his saying--we do not know where or when or to whom--to the moment ...

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Margaret Mead

Mead, , Margaret (1901-78), American anthropologist, widely known for her studies of primitive societies and her contributions to social anthropology.Mead was born in Philadelphia on December 16, 1901, and was educated at Barnard College and at Columbia University. In 1926 she became assistant ...

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The Work Of Poet And Philosoher Archibald Lampman

Poet and philosopher Archibald Lampman (1861-1899) led not a life of his own, but an existance forced upon him by peers and an unfeeling and cold society. Dying far before his time, Lampman led a life of misery. He was supported only by a few close friends and his immortal poetry. This essay is ...

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Rocky Marciano

On Sept. 1, 1923 Mr. and Mrs. Pierino Marchegiano of Brockton, MA became the proud parents of a lively twelve pound baby boy. The child was named Rocco Marchegiano, but the world would one day know him as the legendary boxer . When "bambino Rocco" was 18 months of age, he contracted pneumonia. ...

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Jim Morrison

Mr. Mojo Risin’ and Fallin’: The Life and Death of He is often referred to as the "electric poet" for his tantalizing words and mesmerizing music, and called to be the "Lizard King" for his deep obsession for all creatures of nature. His name is James Douglas Morrison. ...

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Walt Whitman 3

Mysticism, Democracy, Individuality&Personality The 1881 publication of the Leaves of Grass contained more than twenty-four poems, which were reasonably filled with ten or more diversified types of themes. Walt Whitman the author and compiler of this exceptional work changed the status of poetry ...

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Adolf Hitler

ruled Germany as dictator from 1933 to 1945. He turned Germany into a powerful war machine and provoked World War II in 1939. Hitler's forces conquered most of Europe before they were defeated in 1945. Hitler had killed many like no person has done in modern history. "Have no pity! Act brutally!" ...

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Lytton Strachey

, English biographer, was born in 1880. He was an openly gay member of the artistically talented Bloomsbury Group, centering on Leonard and Virginia Woolf. (Strachey had once proposed to Virginia née Stephen, but she laughed. When he was conscripted in World War I, he declared himself to be a ...

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Thomas Jefferson's Accomplishments

Thomas Jefferson, author of the Declaration of Independence and third President of the United States, was the nation's greatest champion of representative democracy and the rights of man. He was a philosopher, educator, naturalist, politician, scientist, architect, inventor, musician, and ...

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Abraham Lincoln

was born on February 12,1809, in Hardin County, Kentucky. He grew up with his older sister, Sarah. His father, Thomas, had died. He was a very skilled carpen-ter, but little was known about his mother, Nancy Hanks Lincoln. Lincoln's life near Little Pigeon Creek was not easy for him and ...

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Ralph Waldo Emerson

"...was truly one of our great geniuses" even though he may have a short biography (Hodgins 212). But as Emerson once said himself, "Great geniuses have the shortest biographies." Emerson was also a major leader of "the philosophical movement of Transcendentalism". (Encarta 1) Transcendentalism ...

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Modibo Diarra

is one of the toughest players you can meet on a basketball court. Off the court, he is soft-spoken and extremely friendly. When you first meet him you can not help but want to be friends with him. I had the opportunity to first see Modibo play this past summer at an AAU (Amateur Athletic Union) ...

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Chiang Kai-shek

, also known as Chiang Chung-cheng, was the son of a middle-class wine merchant who lived in the village of Chikow in Chekiang Province. When he was fourteen years old, following the Chinese custom of that time, he was arranged to be marry by his mother (the bride’s name is not mentioned). His ...

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Carl Jung

Carl Gustav Jung (1875-1961) was a son of a minister in Switzerland. He was born on July 26, in the small village of Kesswil on Lake Constance. He was named after his grandfather, a professor of medicine at the University of Basel. He was the oldest child and only surviving son of a Swiss ...

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Herman Melville

created many characters in his writing that had a mysterious nature to them. Melville himself had a bit of mystery in his own personal character and this quality is shown through many characters such as Claggart and Bartleby. Besides having a mysterious side to him, this author was stubborn. ...

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Joseph Stalin

’s official reign of terror ended with his death in 1953, but the effects of his autocratic rule continued for many years to follow. His lasting hold on the people of the former Soviet Union still lingers in a few brainwashed minds. In the article “Stalin’s Afterlife” and ...

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Karen Louise Erdrich

In 1954, was born to a Chippewa Indian mother and German-American father in Little Falls, Minnesota. She grew up in Wahpeton, North Dakota as a member of the Turtle Mountain Chippewa Tribe. Her family lived near the reservation where her parents worked as teachers for the Bureau of Indian ...

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Nationalism And Patriotism

Charles De Gaulle said "Patriotism is when love of your own people comes first; nationalism, when hate for people other than your own comes first." Patriotism simply means love of country, it comes from the Greek and Latin words meaning father. It includes admiration and even love for the ...

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Ralph Waldo Emerson And Henry David Thoreau

are considered two of the most influential and inspiring transcendentalist writers of their time. Both men extensively studied and embraced nature, and both men encouraged and practiced individualism and nonconformity. At first glance, one may conclude that these men's thoughts were parallel ...

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Adolf Hilter

At half past six on the evening of April 20th, 1889 a child was born in the small town of Branau, Austria. The name of the child was Adolf Hitler. He was the son a Customs official Alois Hitler, and his third wife Klara. As a young boy Adolf attendated church regulary and sang in the local choir. ...

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Pope John XXIII

was born Angelo Giuseppe Roncalli in Sotto il Monte, on November 25, 1881. He was educated in Bergamo and Rome and ordained a priest in 1904. During World War I he served as a medical sergeant and then as a chaplain. In 1921 he helped reorganize the Society for the Propagation of the Faith, and ...

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The Life Of Richard Feynman

Richard Feynman was a physicist who was born in Far Rockaway, near New York City, in 1918. He lived there until he left to attend university at the Michigan Institute of Technology. He studied there for four years, and then went to Princeton University where he finished his studies. After that, he ...

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Kurt Cobain

A look Into the Life and Career of a Legend; A Proposal Kurt Donald Cobain was the lead singer/songwriter of the band Nirvana, until April 5 1994 when he committed suicide. Troubled by depression, chronic stomach problems, and an addiction to heroin, his ailments in his personal life showed ...

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Life Of John F Kennedy

John Fitzgerald Kennedy was born on May 29, 1917, in Brookline, Massachusetts, the second of nine children. As an infant he lived in a comfortable but modest frame house in that suburb of Boston. As the time went by, the family’s wealth grew, as well as the size of the family. The Kennedy’s ...

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