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Lindsay Lohan - Lindsay Lohan was born on July 2, 1986. She is the oldest of 4 kids and her parents are divorced. Her dad was not very much a part of her life growing up and to this day she does not have anything to do with him. Lohan was a rising child star who started her acting career at the age of three. She starred in many commercials before showcasing her fabulous acting ability when she appeared in the remake of Parent Trap in 1998. She took a little time off after this showcase to be a “normal” child. After dropping out of high school, she had a few bigger screen acting jobs and some extra shots in daytime television (Current Biography, 2005)....   [tags: Biography] 1796 words
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Jay Leno: Hard Work and Success in the Comedy Industry - Jay Leno: Hard Work and Success in the Comedy Industry At a young age it is instilled in the mind that hard work pays off, and that following these words of wisdom can ultimately lead to success throughout life. For those skeptics and nonbelievers, Jay Leno has been a real-life example in proving this theory through his great success in the comedy industry. Though Jay Leno is known as the king of late night television today, he didn’t start out on top, and it was a long journey to get there. Jay’s success didn’t happen over night and for most of his life he was constantly working towards his goals and the achievements he now holds....   [tags: Biography] 1365 words
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The Life an Writings of Mark Twain - On November 30th , 1835 , in Florida, Missouri the prolific American author Samuel Longhorne Clemens was born. More commonly referred to by his pseudonym, Mark Twain has become one of the most recognizable authors ever . Twain's rise to fame is merely a tessera in his life, four other epochs of Twain's life are; his early years, Twain's young adulthood, financial decline, and his late life. At the age of four, Samuel moved from Florida ,Missouri to Hannibal ,Missouri. Missouri, being a state four only 13 years had become heavily dependent on slave labor....   [tags: Biography ]
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Sam Houston - Sam Houston was born in the year March 2, 1793. He lived a life full of adventure, and with long lasting achievements. Houston was a courageous man, practical, peacemaker, sensible, and full of determination. Houston left home when he was a boy of age fourteen, and since then he never was the same again. He decided to live with the Native Indians; the Cherokee tribe settling with them by learning their language and native ways. Houston was an ambitious man in the political arena. He became the first and only man to ever become a governor of two states; Tennessee, and Texas, commander in chief in the army, and United States senator....   [tags: Biography ] 865 words
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Jane Austen - English author to Sense and Sensibility and Pride and Prejudice, Mansfield Park, Emma and Persuasion, was Jane Austen who was born on December 6th, 1775 in Steventon, Hampshire, England. Jane was the seventh child out of eight children of the Rev George Austen, a clergyman of the England Church, and Cassandra Austen. Austen was educated at home, but obtained a broader education then many women at her time, and never dwelled apart from her family. Jane lived quite a remarkably quiet and domestic childhood amid her brothers and other boys whom her father tutored....   [tags: Biography]
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An Encouraging, Strong, Outstanding Woman - A Champion is a person that helps others and does good in the world, they’re a strong, intelligent people. Juliette Gordon Low is a champion because she overcame her handicap and used it to help girls around the world. Juliette is the founder of Girl Scouts everywhere. She started Girl Scouts after she lost her hearing permanently on her wedding day (“History”).  She wanted to make a difference in girls’ lives everywhere. Juliette taught young women about nature, homemaking skills, and about professions.  She has inspired many over the years....   [tags: Biography]
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JD Salinger Research Paper - JD Salinger Research Paper Jerome David Salinger, also known as J. D. Salinger, is a fascinating author best known for his novel, Catcher in the Rye. Although Salinger only published one novel, he wrote several short stories for magazines like The New Yorker and Story. A large number of these stories went on to be compiled into books such as Nine Stories, Franny and Zooey, and Raise High the Roof Beam, Carpenters and Seymour: An Introduction. Despite the fact Salinger has not published any stories in over 45 years, his reputation is still quite popular....   [tags: Biography] 1674 words
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Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart baptized as Johannes Chrysostomus Wolfgangus Theophilus Mozart lived from January 27, 1756 to December 5, 1791. Mozart was a very influential and prolific composer of more than 600 works, including symphonies, concertante, chamber, piano, opera, and choral music. Regarded as a child prodigy, Mozart composed and performed in the European courts from the age of five, and was engaged at the Salzburg court at 17. Mozart’s musical style can be classified as Classical, although he learned from many of his contemporaries throughout his musical career....   [tags: Biography]
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The Life of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle - “His ignorance was as remarkable as his knowledge” (British…). When Sir Arthur Conan Doyle said this, he was not talking about himself, but the statement applied to him. Sir Arthur Conan Doyle was born on May 22, 1859, and even though it was not known to his parents, on that day one of the greatest writers of his time was born. Doyle was born in Edinburgh, Scotland, to Mary and Charles Doyle. Arthur Conan Doyle had an interesting and eventful life, though he was born into a financially unstable family....   [tags: Biography ]
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Truman Capote - Alas, Truman Capote, probably one of the greatest 20th century American writers of all time. Capote was a large part of the Southern Gothic literary movement. He really did not write in a set genre, he created his own which is commonly known as nonfiction fiction. His novels, short stories, and plays are mostly recognized as literary classics. He is most well-known for his novella Breakfast at Tiffany’s (1958), and In Cold Blood (1965). Many films and other television media have been produced from Truman Capote screenplays and stories....   [tags: Biography ]
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Emily Bronte - Emily Bronte had a personality that has yet to, and probably will never be fully explained. Emily died at a very young age. She had never gotten the chance to have a biography done on her like her sister Charlotte. However, thanks to Emily’s poems, few diary accounts and letters, her sister Charlotte’s biography, and Emily’s novel, Wuthering Heights, it allowed for her life, character and personality to reflect through. Emily Jane Bronte was born on July 30, 1818 at Thornton, Yorkshire, England....   [tags: Biography]
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LIFE OF NAPOLEON BONAPARTE - This paper examines the factors that explain the rise and downfall of Napoleon Bonaparte I in France. His goal was to conquer all of Europe and throughout his life he nearly succeeded. He rose through the confusion of the French revolution to become Emperor of the French. Napoleon had once said, “I am the Revolution,” and he never ceased to remind the French that they owed to him the preservation of all that was beneficial in the revolutionary program. (Spielvogel, 2007)   Life of Napoleon Bonaparte Arguably one of the most brilliant individuals and greatest military leaders in history was the former French Emperor Napoleon Bonaparte....   [tags: Biography ]
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Winston Churchill - “I have nothing to offer but blood, tears and sweat” (Churchill, Sir Winston (Leonard Spencer)) these words are from Winston Churchill. You may know him from his time spent as Prime Minister or from some books he wrote. He was a stubborn yet courageous leader. In this biography you will hear all about Nobel Prize winner and Prime Minister Winston Churchill. Winston Churchill was born on November 30, 1874 in Oxfordshire, England. The home in which he was raised in was called Blenheim Palace. This home was given to one of his ancestors, the Duke of Marlborough....   [tags: Biography ]
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The Life and Writings of James Matthew Barrie - James Matthew Barrie’s strong themes combined with deep symbolism and irony mesh together in his works and give them a sense of whimsical magic and emotion that allowed Barrie to express the childhood he missed out on and essentially wanted. Some of Barrie’s most prominent works are very well-known today. Barrie was born on May 9, 1860, in Kirriemuir, Scotland. His mother and father, David Barrie and Margaret Ogilvy, had ten children. Only seven of their children were surviving, and James was the youngest son....   [tags: Biography ]
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Leonard Bernstien: A Legendary Composer - Leonard Bernstein is seen as one of the greatest composers in America. Bernstein composed great music, conducted great music, and also preformed great music as a pianist. Bernstein is probably most known for his film score in the production West Side Story. According to The New York Times, he was "one of the most prodigiously talented and successful musicians in American history.” Being born and educated in the United States, Bernstein was the first American to obtain worldwide acclaim. He is also cited in the Encyclopedia of World Biography, that “his special gift of bridging the gap between the concert hall and the world of Broadway made him one of the most glamorous musical figures of his day.” Bernstein was born in August 25, 1918, in Lawrence, Massachusetts....   [tags: Biography]
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A Man of Many Words - Winston Churchill was said to be an accomplished speaker, author, painter, soldier and war reporter throughout the First World War and the Second World War. He was born in Great Britain November 30, 1874, and he died on January 24, 1965. He was married to his wife Clementine. He lived an adventurous life and wrote several literature masterpieces describing the life he led, the lives he witnessed, and the struggles of living and serving through two world wars. Winston Churchill began his career as an author after a career in the army as well as holding many government positions....   [tags: Biography ]
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Keith Urban: A Country Music Superstar Evolved from Aussie Culture - A true Aussie bloke would never leave the great country of Australia. He would never trade his life as a “battler” or a “bushman” for a more glamorous life in the spotlight. An Aussie bloke would never become absorbed by fame and fortune. Would he. Despite Keith Urban dropping out of school to pursue his dreams of playing the guitar on giant stages across the US, making millions of dollars, earning almost every country music award in the books, and marrying another celebrity superstar, many believe that this country music legend is still an Aussie bushman at heart....   [tags: Biography ]
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Charlotte Perkins Gilman: The Effects of Bipolar Disorder - Charlotte Perkins Gilman lived a life full of ambition and revolutionary ideas; she contributed to many movements that helped change history. Gilman also battled with Bipolar disorder and experienced a psychotic breakdown brought on by postpartum psychosis. Her mental health suffered the greatest during her time living in a domesticated style, as a wife and mother. She thrived during her periods of writing, participating in radical movements and being able to live without dependents. Gilman was born in 1860 and could be described as a radical feminist in a time when women kept house and raised children....   [tags: Biography] 1387 words
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Joan of arc - Joan of Arc Through all the hardships and blood, Joan of Arc was a fierce warrior and led the French to complete victory. Starting out in a maiden village, and more of a shock for being a woman, Joan completely transform herself and France. Advancing in a year and a month, crowned a reluctant king, rallied broken people, reversed the course of a great war, and shoved history into a new path (Richey 1); Joan made a name for herself. No one can ever suppress what she achieved at such a young age....   [tags: Biography] 1500 words
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Life of Robert Hooke - A cell is the smallest unit of life that is classified as a living thing. The discovery of cells eventually led to the discovery of microorganisms such as bacteria and viruses, the invention of antibiotics to help fight disease, and ultimately founded the basis for what people know as medicine (“Hierarchy,” 2011). Robert Hooke, the man who suffered from smallpox at a young age and was not expected to live more than a few years, later grew up to attend the prestigious University of Oxford where he studied alongside famous scientists....   [tags: Biography] 1063 words
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George Orwell and Totalitarianism - George Orwell and his novel 1984 have had a prolific impact on dystopian and political literature. The reason for this is simple: Orwell managed to encapsulate the great political fears being experienced during his lifetime. The rise of totalitarian governments in Spain, the former Soviet Union, and Nazi Germany gave way to the Spanish Civil War and eventually to World War II. These events, among others, led Orwell to form his own beliefs and political opinions on socialism and totalitarianism, which would one day, become his literary works....   [tags: Biography] 1864 words
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Oprah Winfrey: Overcoming Life's Obstacles - Oprah Gail Winfrey born January 29, 1954 is well-known for one the best talk shows called “The Oprah Winfrey Show” and is renowned for her supporting to charities and creating her own “Angels Network” aimed at inspiring people around the world to make differences in others lives for those who are less privileged. The reasons that I have selected Oprah Winfrey are because she is the best in her field, has over come personal obstacles, contributed greatly to society and has inspired others to achieve....   [tags: Biography]
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Whitman - Biography. Born on May 31st 1819, died March 26th 1892. Born into a working class family, ended his formal education at age 11, would later say that most of his meaningful education came from outside the school house. Had apprenticeships at working-class newspapers also started his own newspaper, The Long Islander, though it later failed. Whitman's most famous work is the collection of Leaves of Grass, first published in 1955 at his own expense. In total there were 9 editions each addressing the citizens of the United States, urging them to be large and generous, a new race nurtured in political liberty, and possessed of united souls and bodies published during Whitman's life with each having its own distinct virtues and faults....   [tags: Biography] 593 words
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Theodore Roosevelt - Theodore Roosevelt I wonder about Theodore Roosevelt. My interest in Theodore Roosevelt was because of a brief lesson on him in Social Studies class. This Wonder Project falls into the category of Social Studies because this is a biography about Theodore Roosevelt, the 26th president of the United States of America. Theodore Roosevelt was born in New York in 1858 and died in 1919. As a young boy, he was often spending many of his days reading. Either Theodore or his family knew that the reason for his illness was severe asthma....   [tags: biography] 521 words
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The Life and Ministry of Charles Haddon Spurgeon - Charles Spurgeon was a great preacher during the time of 1832-1892. Spurgeon was thought to be so great a man that he was given the title “Prince of Preachers.” He was given such a great title because he had a way with words; he knew how to capture the audience’s emotions and imagination. Spurgeon was also known as a true man of God “Gods Messenger.” Spurgeon’s childhood was not the most wonderful. Spurgeon was born in Kelvedon Essex, to John and Eliza Spurgeon who had 17 children. Spurgeon was one of the 8 children that survived formative years....   [tags: biography]
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THE TIMES OF GERSHWIN - George Gershwin is one of the most celebrated composers of modern times. He is Famous for bridging the gap between Jazz and Classical music, and developing a new kind of popular music that held a genuine, American voice. With such pieces as his Rhapsody in Blue and Concerto in F he has become the most widely played American composer of all time. Although he boats having one of the most recognizable names in modern music, many people do not truly know the story behind it all. The Early Years His Childhood Gershwin was born in Brooklyn, New York on September 26, 1898 to Morris and Rose Gershwin, Russian born Jewish immigrants who had come to America only a few years earlier....   [tags: Biography]
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Nathaniel Hawthorne: A Satirist of the 1800’s - Nathaniel Hawthorne’s writings have been read for many years, and many of his books have been on the required reading lists in the school curricula. His works convey themes of psychology and human nature through his crafty use of allegory and symbolism. These were essential tools in addressing topics that were too radical to be publicly addressed in the nineteenth century (Magill 1). He used these techniques to criticize some part of society, which is evident in his use of satire in the religious world (Hilton 1)....   [tags: Biography]
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Greta Kraus' Contribution To Canadian Music - In Canada, Greta Kraus is the uncontested doyenne of the early-music revival in general, and harpsichord playing in particular, but her accomplishments go far beyond the baroque repertoire. She has coached Canadian singers not only in baroque oratorios but in romantic German opera and lieder, and twentieth-century works. The composer R. Murray Schafer studied with her, and so did the keyboard artists Douglas Bodle, Elizabeth Keenan, Patrick Wedd, and Valerie Weeks and the singers Elizabeth Benson Guy, Mary Morrison, Gary Relyea, Roxolana Roslak, and Teresa Stratas....   [tags: Biography] 1296 words
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Bob Woodward - Bob Woodward is an award-winning investigative journalist perhaps best known for his work with Carl Bernstein in the investigation of the Watergate scandal and a series of articles for which The Washington Post won a Pulitzer Prize ("Bob Woodward," n.d.). Woodward is also a renowned author of fifteen non-fiction books; eleven of the fifteen have become number one best sellers, the highest of any contemporary author ("Full Biography," n.d.). The New York Times has even gone so far as to call Woodward, “… the most famous investigative reporter in America” (DeParle, 1992)....   [tags: Biography]
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Nikola Tesla - Nikola Tesla was born midnight on July 10, 1856 in Smiljan, Lika, which was then part of the Austo-Hungarian Empire, region of Croatia. His father was named Milutin Tesla and was a Serbian Orthodox Priest. Djuka Mandic was his mother and was an inventor in her own right of household appliances. Tesla was the fourth child of five, having one older brother and 3 younger sisters. Tesla studied at the Realschule, Karlstadt in 1873, the Polytechnic Institute in Graz, Austria and the University of Prague....   [tags: Biography]
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George Bernard Shaw: Critic, Writer, and Activist - In addition to being a political activist, a literary and musical critic, and a novelist, George Bernard Shaw was a playwright and a remarkable one at that; his extraordinary commentary on such facets of life as marriage, education, government, religion, and social status sets him apart from other playwrights of his time. The time of George Bernard Shaw’s education played a small, however important role in his career. The effect of his educational career as a student often moved into his literature....   [tags: Biography]
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Precision Machine - The incredible, Super Bowl winning quarterback, Drew Brees has a magnificent arm. Sports science proved him to be more precise then an olympic archer. He also has an incredible sense of knowledge for the great game of football. Off the field he is a kind, generous person trying to be the best role model he can, using his arm and brain for the game. He led the New Orleans Saints to a 31-17 victory over the Indianapolis Colts in Super Bowl 44. I intend to describe the precise life of Drew Brees. Drew Christopher Brees was born on January 15, 1979, in Dallas, Texas....   [tags: Biography]
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Elizabeth George Research Paper - Elizabeth George Elizabeth George is a world-renowned mystery writer. George is known for her mystery novels set in England. It’s hard to see that an American author could write all these mystery novels set in England and know a lot of its features, but with her well research and great plot she could easily be mistaken for a British writer. George is most known for her first book, A Great Deliverance, for which she was also nominated for the Edgar and the Macavity Awards. From her days as a teacher to her days as a writer, George has really risen in the literary world of mystery novels....   [tags: Biography]
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Susan Elizabeth George - Susan Elizabeth George is a competent British author with a rich background. She wrote many distinguished books and won numerous awards, which all began when she was a teacher at El Toro High School. She writes mystery murders, which gained widespread popularity. From an article from The New York Times, Mel Gussow described George as 'a master of the English mystery, with an ear for local language and an eye for the inner workings of Scotland Yard' (Gussow). George has a productive and fulfilling life accompanied by her many successful novels and awards....   [tags: Biography]
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The Dark Side of Dylan Thomas - Dylan Thomas was a well known poet. Different people had different views on his work. Dylan Thomas wrote many short stories, an uncompleted novel called Adventures in Skin Trade, the radio play called Under Milk Wood, three prose dramas, and many film scripts. He also wrote book reviews, radio talks, and descriptive essays, many of them collected in the volume called Quite Early One Morning published after his death (Korg 1). In The Norton Anthology of Modern and Contemporary Poetry, It says, Dylan Thomas was born on October 27, 1914, where he spent his days growing up in Swansea, South Whales....   [tags: Biography]
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The Life and Writings of Jack London - It appears that many famous people lived through a poor childhood. Jack London had an immensely rough childhood stricken with poverty and uncertainty, yet he is one of the most famous writers of the twentieth century. London’s lack of stability in his life and the various stages he lived through such as being a sailor, hobo, Klondike Argonaut, and self-made millionaire colored the pages of his writing. Lack of stability in a child’s life can be a detrimental factor in a youth’s ability to succeed....   [tags: Biography]
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The Inspiration of Frida Kahlo - Some people become artists for the pleasure, but others might have an ability to perceive art in a deeper sense than what is being presented. Artists like Diego Velázquez, Michelangelo Buonarroti, and Sandro Botticelli could actually see the essence of art which motivated them to give the world a canvas of questionable knowledge. Later another artist emerged with the same ability, Frida Kahlo. She used her life as her canvas; allowed people to view the world from behind the surrealistic doors. In addition, she was able to present self-portraits in many forms, all influenced by a tragic bus accident which led to a broken spine that affected her whole life....   [tags: Biography]
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Bruce Willis - Bruce Willis Date of Birth: 19th March, 1955. Born at: Idar-Oberstein, West Germany. Height: 6’ Claim to fame: Pulp Fiction, Die Hard, and The Sixth Sense. Walter Bruce Willis better known as Bruce Willis is no doubt is one of the best-loved leading men actor of our times. Though mainly known as an action hero Bruce has got an amazing body of work. His biggest blockbuster was Die Hard (1988) which catapulted him straight in to the big leagues. He started his career from television working in the hit show ‘Moonlighting’ alongside Cybil Shepherd....   [tags: Biography] 1696 words
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Lewis Grizzard: Finding the Humor in Everyday Life - What is the most common perception held in this country concerning the people and the way they live in the South. The perception most of the country has about life down here in the South is one of slow-paced living, simple-minded people, and stubborn, unwarranted pride. One of the best ways to combat this perception is through the use of humor; Lewis Grizzard was one of the best at this, because he could take the experiences from his own life as well as the lives of others in the South and turn them into humorous semi-fictional stories....   [tags: Biography ]
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Diane Arbus: Photographing the Freaks - "Giving a camera to Diane Arbus is like putting a live grenade in the hands of a child" (Lubow). However, unfortunate to some and lucky to others, a camera was always in the hands of Diane Arbus, even when she was stark nude. What she brought to the photography world was something no one had ever seen before and it appalled many people. Shocking images stare back at the viewer from her photographs; a man’s face entirely covered in hair, faces of identical twins so similar you can’t tell them apart, a transvestite’s face with large curlers in his hair, and a face completely covered in tattoos....   [tags: Biography ]
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Suspense of Stephen King - Stephen King a very popular story writer is most famous for his horror fiction stories. He has written many books that have inspired other writers to write and other people to read more. He has made many accomplishments that a lot of writers have never achieved. According to his biography, King has sold fifty bestsellers, and has acted in a few movies that are based on his books. The use of Suspense as a literary element is constant in books written by Stephen King. This will examine Stephen King’s life and the literary criticism of his short story, “The Two Dead Girls” The Green Mile....   [tags: Biography ]
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Nikki Giovanni: The Princess of Black Poetry - In the twentieth-century, when Contemporary Literature was emerging from 1960 to present time, it was seen as a product of the post-Second World War situation. Yolande Cornelia “Nikki” Giovanni was born in Knoxville, Tennessee and raised in Lincoln Heights, an all-black suburb in Cincinnati. Giovanni is one of the most commonly read American poets; her frankness in her writing has brought her a lot of recognition and prominence. Giovanni became the voice of many African Americans, her contribution to the literary period reflects the struggle for equality, and the power one has to make a difference in oneself and in other’s life....   [tags: Biography ]
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Mary Mahoney: Breaking the Nursing Color Barrier - Mary Eliza Mahoney Biography Mary Eliza Mahoney was born May 7, 1845 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Smith, J, & Phelps, S, 1992) Mary Mahoney was the first African American professional nurse. She spent over 40 years as a private duty nurses going to sick people’s homes nursing them back to health. She was such a wonderful private duty nurse that after joining a nursing directory, Mary was called upon time after time by the families that hired her all over the country near and faraway. Mary Mahoney was a member of the Nurses Associated Alumnae of the United States and Canada now known as the American Nurses Association (ANA) since 1896....   [tags: Biography ]
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The Writings of Yukio Mishima - Yukio Mishima was a brilliant Japanese novelist whose work began to thrive in the late nineteen forty's. His novels focused mainly on Eastern religion, homosexual eroticism and fantasies of death. These controversial themes seem to repel some readers (Magill); however, Mishima remained a dedicated literary artist. In his lifetime he wrote multiple volumes of literature, but only about six or seven earned him a great deal of attention from critics and readers in Japan (Yourcenar 24-25). However, he has earned himself the reputation of Japan’s greatest contemporary novelist (Gale, Magill)....   [tags: Biography ]
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Queen Elizabeth I: The Most Glorious Ruler of England - TShe is doted as one of England’s greatest monarchs, and brought England out of destitution, and into one of its most glorious periods, the Elizabethan Age. Though, she suffered greatly before crowning; throughout her rule as Queen, England was reformed and fortified to be one of the most powerful countries in the known world. Elizabeth was born in the Greenwich Palace on September 7, 1533 to Anne Boleyn and King Henry VIII of England. (Stated on page 1 of Crompton, Samuel Willard. Queen Elizabeth and England's Golden Age....   [tags: Biography ]
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Abraham Lincoln: America’s First Commander-in-Chief - Abraham Lincoln is best remembered as being America’s first war president. In the nineteenth century, the American presidency had seen nothing like the Civil War, and war was upon Lincoln before he or anyone else considered how the position of Commander-in-Chief fit into the Constitution. This resulted in an unorganized thought process and policy. Brian Dirck, author of the article “Lincoln as Commander in Chief,” writes: He did not have the luxury of creating intellectually cohesive, internally consistent methods in the midst of the very messy business of civil war....   [tags: Biography ]
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Sojourner Truth’s Story - Sojourner Truth is an American legend. She began life as a slave and ended her life as an outgoing speaker and free woman. Sojourner led a very disadvantage life but was able to rise above her hardships. Truth was a motivational speaker even though she was not able to read or write. Sojourner Truth continues to impact lives today through her works. Isabella Baumfree was born in 1797 in Ulster County, New York (Women in History). Isabella became widely known as Sojourner Truth. Sojourner’s parents, Elizabeth and James Baumfree were slaves....   [tags: Biography ]
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Emily Dickinson: How Illness Shaped Her Writing - Emily Dickinson has a characteristic writing style. Dickinson’s use of dashes and “randomly” placed capital letters throughout her work give her a unique style that is contradictory to her time. Many believe that it was her genius that caused this while still others believes it was her illness that contributed to her characteristic writing style. Lyndall Gordon's biography “offers a major revelation: evidence that Dickinson suffered from epilepsy. The author makes her case partly through prescriptions that Dickinson received (the papers still survive) and reinterprets poems such as "I felt a Cleaving in my Mind" to describe the poet's condition....   [tags: Biography] 1037 words
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