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Ralph Waldo Emerson

Introduction “…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) ...

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Henry T. Ford

“Anyone who stops learning is old, whether this happens at twenty or at eighty. Anyone who keeps learning stays young. The greatest thing in life is to keep your mind young”. - Henry Ford Henry T. Ford, pioneering automotive engineer, is mostly credited forinventing the ...

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Ben Franklin

There was a man named Josiah Franklin. He owned a candle and soap shop in Boston, Massachusetts. The sign for the shop was shaped like a blue ball. Josiah had children, but there were often not living at home. Josiah invited guests to his home to talk and teach his children, but the guests were ...

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Richard The Lion Hearted

Born: 8th September 1157 at Beaumont Palace, Oxford Died: 6th April 1199 at Chalus, Aquitaine Buried: Fontevrault Abbey, Anjou Parents: Henry II and Eleanor of Aquitaine Siblings: William, Henry, Matilda, Geoffrey, Eleanor, Joan & John Crowned: 2nd September 1189 at Westminster Abbey, ...

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Two Great Men: Franklin And Jefferson

Two men who will live on forever in our history books are Benjamin Franklin and Thomas Jefferson. These two men have contributed many positive and sound ideas to our American culture. Their participation in so many different fields changed the world immensely. In their later years, they were ...

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Genghis Khan & The Mongol Empire

The Mongol Empire extended ultimately from Korea in Asia to the borders of Hungary in Europe, and within its vast area of military conquest was the whole of China under a brief period of Mongol domination known as the Yuan Dynasty. But to grasp the significance of the extraordinary growth of this ...

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Rene was one of the most influential thinkers in the history of the philosophy. Born in 1596, he lived to become a great mathematician, scientist, and philosopher. In fact, he became one of the central intellectual figures of the sixteen hundreds. He is believed by some to be the father of ...

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The Life Of Author Harper Lee

Harper Lee was born on April 28, 1926, to parents Amasa Coleman Lee and Frances Cunningham Finch Lee. Lee is the youngest of four children. She grew up in a small town in Alabama called Monroeville. When Lee was a child she was a tomboy and read a lot. Lee and her childhood friend Truman Capote, ...

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Ralph Ellison’s Life

Ralph Ellison, with only one book published in 1952, made himself among the top American novelists of his time. Is an individual a great writer if only one great novel is written? This is a question asked by many people concerning Ellison. Although this is a very controversial topic, history ...

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Ernest Hemingway Vs. F. Scott Fitzgerald

F. Scott Fitzgerald and Ernest Hemingway, though both evolved from the same literary time and place, created their works in two very dissimilar writing styles which are representative of their subject matter. The two writers were both products of the post-WWI lost generation and first gained ...

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The Life Of Johann Carl Friedrich Gauss

Johann Carl Friedrich Gauss was a German mathematician, physicist and astronomer. He is considered to be the greatest mathematician of his time, equal to the likes of Archimedes and Isaac Newton. He is frequently called the founder of modern mathematics. It must also be noted that his work ...

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Babe Ruth

is an American hero. He transformed baseball from a sport, to a national pastime when it needed it the most. Coming off of the wake of the Black Socks scandal, baseball was headed downhill. It had a bad reputation, and interest was waning. The dead-ball era was dragging on, and there were to ...

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Tiger Woods: The Making Of A Champion

TIGER WOODS THE MAKING OF A CHAMPION BY: JOHN GARRITY Eldrick Tiger Woods was born in Brooklyn, NY on December 30, 1975. His parents names are Earl and Kutildra. Earl is a ¼ American Indian, a ¼ Chinese and half Black. Kutildra is a ¼ White, a ¼ Chinese and half Thai. Both of ...

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Robert Frost

was born on March 26, 1874 in San Francisco. His father was William Frost, a Harvard graduate who was on his way westward when he stopped to teach at Bucknell Academy in Pennsylvania for extra money. His mother, Isabelle Moodie began teaching math at Bucknell while William was there, and they got ...

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The Life And Death Of 2Pac

In the stifling post-boxing match Las Vegas traffic jam, a new black 1996 BMW inched along impatiently, it's gold detailing glimmering brightly under the street lights. Any attempt to catch a glimpse of the passengers within the tinted windows revealed only a distorted reflection of the chaotic, ...

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To Race The Wind By Krents And All But My Life Klein

In many works of literature, a character may be dealt a bad hand and have the courage and strength to overcome his suffering. In the autobiography To Race the Wind by Harold Krents, he tells the story of his life and how he managed to overcome his weaknesses. Harold developed bad eyesight early ...

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T.S. Eliot

Thomas Stearns Eliot (1888-1965) began his spiritual enquiry as a young man. At university he studied comparative religions and the medieval mystics. His thinking was greatly influenced by the philosopher Bertrand Russell and the poet Ezra Pound. Eliot’s experimentation with forms of poetry were a ...

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Benito Mussolini's Rise To Power

Benito Mussolini rose in to power very fast. His Fascist Party Blackshirts marched into Rome in 1922, one year before Hitler's first failed try to seize power. When Hitler became the Fuehrer (Leader) of Germany, Mussolini had been "IL DUCE" (Leader) of Italy for more than ten years. Mussolini ...

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Fredrick Douglass 3

Frederick Douglass was born in Tuckahoe, Maryland, near Hillsborough. He doesn’t know for sure of his age, he has seen no proof and his master will not inform him.Most masters prefer for their slaves to stay ignorant. He believes that he was aroundtwenty-seven and twenty-eight when he began ...

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Frederick Douglass

was an emancipated slave who passed from one master to another until he finally found the satisfaction of being his own; he went through almost as many names as masters. His mother's family name, traceable at least as far back as 1701 (FD, 5) was Bailey, the name he bore until his flight to ...

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Mark Mcgwire Vs. Sammy Sosa

During the 1998 baseball season, Mark McGwire and Sammy Sosa have excited fans with the greatest home run race in the history of the game. By mid-September, both players surpassed Roger Maris's single season record of sixty-one homers, set back in 1961. Sosa and McGwire are both great players. ...

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Doris Lessing's Life And Her Writings

Doris Lessing was born of British parents in 1919. She grew up in Rhodesia after moving there when she was only five years old. Lessing has proven herself as one of the most outspoken and controversial writers of her time. She is not afraid to touch on subjects that express her unaccepted ...

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Sarah (Moore) And Angelina (Emily) Grimke

Sarah (Moore) and Angelina (Emily) Grimke Sarah is the eldest of the Grimke sisters, born in Charleston South Carolina in November of 1792. Angelina, the youngest, was born in Massachusetts in February of 1805. The Grimke family consisted of the sisters, an aristocratic, slave owning father, Judge ...

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Mark Twain

Samuel Langhorne Clemens, better known as , is perhaps the most distinguished author of American Literature. Next to William Shakespeare, Clemens is arguably the most prominent writer the world has ever seen. In 1818, Jane Lampton found interest in a serious young lawyer named John Clemens. With ...

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Julius Caesar

The Life And Death of Gaius In my opinion, no other man in the history of the world symbolizes military and political strength as much as does. Caesar was born on July 12, 100 BC in Rome, Italy (Encarta 2000). His father belonged to the prestigious Julian clan (Internet Explorer) His uncle by ...

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