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Mantle Vs. Mays

This may be one of the most debated issues in baseball history; who is the better player? Before start trying to decide this, I think it would be appropriate to define the terms on which the two will be compared. They will be compared in three main categories: First hitting, then defense, and ...

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Terry Redlin: A Biography

There are very few painters in America today that can compete with Terry Redlin's work. He is truly one of the country's most treasured painters of wildlife and Americana. Throughout the years of 1992-1994, Redlin has been named the most popular artist by U.S. Art magazine. His use of colors ...

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Hemingway’s Greatest Hits

One of the best novels of Ernest Hemingway is A Farewell to Arms. Hemingway takes much of his life story line to his novel. A Farewell to Arms is the typical classic story that can refer to Romeo and his Juliet placed against the odds. In this novel, Romeo is Frederick Henry and Juliet is ...

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Jimi Hendrix

James Marshal Hendrix was born on November 27th 1942, in Seatle Washington. He was considered by many to be the greatest guitarist to have ever lived. When he was 12 years old, his father traded his saxaphone to buy an inexpensive acoustic guitar for Jimmi. Though he never learned to read music, ...

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Francois Marie Arouet (Voltaire): French Author And Philosopher 1694 - 1778 A.D.

Francois Marie Arouet (Voltaire): French Author and Philosopher 1694 - 1778 A.D. Francois Marie Arouet (pen name Voltaire) was born on November 21, 1694 in Paris. Voltaire's style, wit, intelligence and keen sense of justice made him one of France's greatest writers and philosophers. Young ...

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Emily Dickinson

was raised in a traditional New England home in the mid 1800's. Her father along with the rest of the family had become Christians and she alone decided to rebel against that and reject the Church. She like many of her contemporaries had rejected the traditional views in life and adopted ...

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John F. Kennedy

was the 35th president of the United States (1961-1963). He was the youngest person ever to be elected president. Also, He was the first Roman Catholic president and the first president to be born in the 20the century. He served in World War II on PT boat. He also helped to solve the Cuban ...

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Cleopatra VII

Cleopatra was the last queen of Egypt. She was born in 69 BC and died in 30 BC by committing suicide. She had two husbands, Ptolemy XIII and Mark Antony. She also had an affair with Caesar. In spite of all her love affairs and the wars during her reign, some people still think Cleopatra was the ...

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Hedda Gabler

TITLE : People may argue that George, Eilert, and Judge Brack are responsible for Hedda’s death, but in reality it is the fault of Hedda’s society. I’ve chosen this statement for several reasons. Ibsen’s character, , represents the women of the eighteenth and nineteenth century. Hedda stands the ...

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William Richardson Davie

One of the eight delegates born outside of the thirteen colonies, Davie was born in Egremont, Cumberlandshire, England, on June 20, 1756. In 1763 Archibald Davie brought his son William to Waxhaw, SC, where the boy's maternal uncle, William Richardson, a Presbyterian clergyman, adopted him. Davie ...

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George Frideric Handel

Table of Contents - Handel Chapter Name/Title Page ÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄ 1. Handel 1 2. Life 1 3. Later Years ...

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Ernest Hemingway 2

A good writer’s objective is to say as much as possible as briefly as possible. This enables the thinking about the implications of the word’s presented. Ernest Hemingway explained this idea in his “iceberg” theory of writing fiction in an interview for Paris Review: ...

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The Identity Of Thomas Pynchon

is as elusive as the sticky, complex webs of meaning woven into his prose. As America's most "famous" hidden author, Pynchon produces works which simultaneously deal with issues of disappearance and meaning, of identity and nothingness in a fashion that befuddles some and delights others. He ...

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Paul L. Dunbar

Paul Laurence Dunbar was born June 27, 1872 in Dayton, OH. His mother Matilda, was a former slave and his father Joshua had escaped slavery and served in the 55th Massachusetts Infantry Regiment and the 5th Massachusetts Colored Calvary Regiment during the Civil war (online). Joshua and Matilda ...

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Al Capone

: the Myth, the Legend was a heartless man, who did not care about the well-being of others; because of this, he killed many people. He led a life of show-boating and other such means of a rich and immoral man. His thoughts were only of what would help him to succeed, not of what would help ...

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Charles Darwin

Charles Robert Darwin was the fifth child of Robert Waring Darwin and Susannah Wedgewood. He was born on February 12, 1809 in Shrewsbury, England where his father practiced medicine. He attended Shrewsbury Grammar School which was a well-kn own secondary school which concentrated on teaching ...

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Muhammad Ali - Cassius Clay

I consider a hero someone that has done great things. Some of the things that I consider great are, accomplished hard goals, stood up for their own rights, done things that would be hard for me to do, and done things that are extraordinary. Muhammad Ali-Cassius Clay is someone that fills my ...

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Fidel Castro 2

In 1959, a rebel, Fidel Castro, overthrew the reign of Fulgencia Batista in Cuba; a small island 90 miles off the Florida coast. There have been many coups and changes of government in the world since then. Few if any have had the effect on Americans and American foreign policy as this one. In ...

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Chirstopher Columbus' Explorations

Christopher Columbus set sail in 1492 to find a new trade route to China. If he had only known what that first voyage would bring upon him in the next 12 years he may have had second thoughts about ever starting the trip. Yes, he went down in history as the man who discovered America. Yet it does ...

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Maurice Sendak

may be the best-known children's author / illustrator in the world today. His artwork has become somewhat of an American icon; some even became the basis of an advertising campaign for Bell Atlantic. This extremely gifted genius was actually cultivating within Sendak since his childhood, and ...

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Ben Carson

In 1951, Benjamin Carson was born to Sonya and Robert Carson. He grew up in Detroit, Michigan. Six years later in 1959, Ben's parents divorced and he, his brother Curtis, and his mother moved to Boston, Massachusetts. They lived there for two years and moved back to Detroit in 1961. wasn't ...

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Henry Charles Carey

One of the most highly regarded and best known economist of the early eighteen hundreds was Henry Carey. Of all the many American economists in the first half of the nineteenth century, the best known, especially outside of America, was Henry Carey. Being born in Philadelphia, Carey's views ...

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Alexander Graham Bell

General Biographical information Bell was born on March 3, 1847, in Edinburgh, Scotland, and educated at the universities of Edinburgh and London. He went to Canada in 1870 and to the United States in 1871. In the United States he began teaching deaf-mutes, publicizing a system called visible ...

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George Meade

Do you know who was the general for the Second Battle of Bull Run? Everyone knows what the Second Battle of Bull Run is but who was the general? Some people even know that the North won that battle. Most people do not know that General defeated General Lee at that battle. General George Mead ...

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Louis Armstrong’s Influential Career

Louis Armstrong was the most successful and talented jazz musician in history. His influence and expansive career continues to make waves in the jazz world. That is what made him become what he is to many today – a legend. Born on August 4, 1901, in the poorest section of New Orleans, Armstrong ...

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