My Account
Search Results

Free Essays
Good Essays
Better Essays
Stronger Essays
Powerful Essays
Term Papers
Research Papers

Your search returned over 400 essays for "Biography"
<< Previous  1  2  3  4  5  

These results are sorted by most relevant first (ranked search). You may also sort these by color rating or essay length.

Title Length Color Rating  
Ray Bradbury Biography - Ray Bradbury Biography U.S. author, born in Waukegan, Ill., on Aug. 22, 1920. In his stories, Bradbury wove together the intrigue of changing technology with insightful social commentary. One of his best-known works was 'The Martian Chronicles’; a collection of interrelated stories concerning colonization of the planet Mars those attracted readers both young and old. In it, Bradbury portrayed the strengths and weaknesses of human beings as they encountered a new world. Ray Bradbury grew up in Waukegan and in Los Angeles, where he founded a magazine called Futuria Fantasia while in high school....   [tags: essays research papers] 368 words
(1.1 pages)
Strong Essays [preview]
august wilson biography - August Wilson Any person that can rise up from the bottom rung of the ladder to the top is able to achieve great things in life. Renowned playwright August Wilson, a winner of two Pulitzer Prizes, and other awards for his work, is an example of such persons. He grew up in a lower class black family, faced the difficulties of an African American, and turned himself into the great writer he is. August Wilson was born Frederick August Kittel on April 27, 1945 to Daisy Wilson and Frederick Kittel....   [tags: essays research papers fc]
:: 2 Works Cited
500 words
(1.4 pages)
Good Essays [preview]
Charles dikenson biography - Charles Dickens Biography Charles Dickens was one of the most popular writers of all time. Dickens was very observant of life, and had a great understanding of humanity. Charles John Huffam Dickens was born in Portsmouth, England, on February 7, 1812. When he was two years old he and his family moved to London. Dickens father, John Dickens, was a poor clerk who worked for the navy, and he also spent time in prison for debt. When John was not in prison he lacked the money to adequately support his family....   [tags: essays research papers fc]
:: 1 Works Cited
602 words
(1.7 pages)
Strong Essays [preview]
John Lennon: Biography - John Lennon: Biography I, John Winston Lennon, was born in Liverpool, England in 1940. I was the founding member of a group called the Beatles, which was the most popular music group in the history of rock and roll (World Book 197). The group included George Harrison, Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr, and myself. We originally formed in 1958, but it wasn't until 1960 that we decided to name ourselves the Beatles (World Book 191). My philosophy of the Beatles was, "when you said it, it was crawly things; when you read it, it was beat music (The New Book of Knowledge 108)....   [tags: essays research papers] 496 words
(1.4 pages)
Good Essays [preview]
Harper Lee Biography - Harper Lee Biography A Descendent of Robert E. Lee, Nelle Harper Lee was born on April 28, 1926 in Monroeville Alabama. Her parents were Amasa Coleman Lee and Frances Cunningham Finch Lee. She was the youngest of her 3 siblings. Lee was only five years old when the first trials began in April 1931 in the small Alabama town of Scottsboro. The trials were based on the accused rapes of two white women by nine young black men. The defendants, who were nearly lynched before being brought to court, were not provided with a lawyer until the first day of the trial....   [tags: English Literature] 510 words
(1.5 pages)
Good Essays [preview]
Alfred Wegener's Biography - Alfred Wegener's Biography Alfred Lothar Wegener was born on November 1, 1880. He was interested in geophysics, and also became fascinated with the fields of meteorology and climatology. During his life, Wegener made several key contributions to meteorology; he pioneered the use of balloons to track air circulation, and wrote a textbook that became standard throughout Germany. In 1906 he joined an expedition to Greenland to study polar air circulation. Returning, he accepted a post as tutor at a German university....   [tags: Free Essays] 405 words
(1.2 pages)
Strong Essays [preview]
William Thomson's Biography - William Thomson's Biography Lord Kelvin (William Thomson) was a Scottish physicist who was one of the founders of modern physics, and quite probably the greatest applied scientist of the Victorian era. William Thomson is famous for the creation of the Kelvin scale and conversion factors for the scale, which led to the second law of thermodynamics. William Thomson was born on June 26, 1824. He grew up in Belfast, Ireland as the fourth child in a family of seven....   [tags: Papers] 485 words
(1.4 pages)
Strong Essays [preview]
G Washington Biography - G Washington Biography In 1752, his brother, Lawrence died and George received his father's estate in Mount Vernon. His brother's death also brought about a future for George Washington. George Washington also received the title of adjutant - his brother's previous rank. Major Washington's first assignment was when he volunteered to carry the governor's message to the French commander of immediate withdrawal. His ambition at this time was to secure royal preference for a commission in the regular British Army, and this expedition promised to bring him to the king's attention....   [tags: essays papers] 843 words
(2.4 pages)
Strong Essays [preview]
John Edwards' Biography - John Edwards' Biography Many Americans recognize John Edwards as the second coming of Jimmy Carter; the soft-spoken Democratic Senator from the south. They know him as the running mate of John Kerry in his 2004 Presidential campaign. But before the North Carolina Senator entertained aspirations of President or Vice-President of the United States, John Edwards made a name for himself as a successful trial lawyer, a strong husband and father, and charismatic politician. Born in Seneca, South Carolina on June 10th 1953, Johnny Reid Edwards was raised a Methodist and learned the values of hard work and perseverance from his father, Wallace and mother, Bobbie, while growing up in Robbins, Nort...   [tags: Politics President Edwards Essays Papers]
:: 4 Works Cited
1905 words
(5.4 pages)
Powerful Essays [preview]
Kurt Cobain's Biography - Kurt Cobain's Biography      Kurt Donald Cobain was born to Wendy and Donald Cobain on February 20, 1967 in the small logging community of Aberdeen Washington and his life ended on April 5, 1994. Kurt fronted one of the greatest bands of our time called Nirvana. In this report I hope to inform you about the life and mysterious death of Kurt Cobain.      Kurt had a good childhood, but a troubled adolescence. Partly because of his parents splitting up in 1975 when Kurt was eight years old. Kurt chose to live with his mother....   [tags: Kurt Cobain Artist Nirvana Biographies Essays] 1305 words
(3.7 pages)
Strong Essays [preview]
John Dalton Biography - John Dalton Biography Born: September 6, 1766 Died: July 27, 1844 Age: 78 Description: British chemist and physicist who developed the atomic theory of matter and hence in known as one of the fathers of modern physical science. Dalton was the son of a Quaker weaver. When only 12 he took charge of a Quaker school in Cumberland and two years later taught with his brother at a school in Kendal, where he was to remain for 12 years. He then became a teacher of mathematics and natural philosophy at New College in Manchester....   [tags: Papers] 982 words
(2.8 pages)
Strong Essays [preview]
George Canning Biography - George Canning Biography George Canning was born in London on 11th April, 1770. George's father died when he was one year old leaving the family in poor financial circumstances. George was helped by his mother's brother, who paid for him to be educated at Eton College. A star pupil, George went to Christ Church, Oxford before becoming a lawyer in 1790. George Canning's uncle, a reformer, arranged for him to meet leading Whig politicians such as Charles Fox. After a period under the influence of Fox, George Canning met the Tory, William Pitt....   [tags: Papers] 769 words
(2.2 pages)
Good Essays [preview]
William Shakespeare's Biography - William Shakespeare's Biography William Shakespeare (1564-1616): Though William Shakespeare is recognized as one of literature's greatest influences, very little is actually known about him. What we do know about his life comes from registrar records, court records, wills, marriage certificates and his tombstone. Anecdotes and criticisms by his rivals also speak of the famous playwright and suggest that he was indeed a playwright, poet and an actor. William was born in 1564. We know this from the earliest record we have of his life; his baptism which happened on Wednesday, April the 26th, 1564....   [tags: Papers] 1390 words
(4 pages)
Strong Essays [preview]
St. Clare's Biography - St. Clare's Biography CLARE, a close friend of St. Francis of Assisi, lived in the 13th Century. Her reputation was like that of Mother Teresa of Calcutta, "a saint in our midst". CLARE was born into a wealthy family, educated in the domestic arts of spinning and needle work, reading and writing. She knew about St. Francis because of his love for the poor. Francis' father was a successful cloth merchant. In 1204 Francis enlisted in Assisi's war with Perugia. After a year as a prisoner of war, his view of society and its social structures was forever altered....   [tags: Papers] 746 words
(2.1 pages)
Strong Essays [preview]
Pink Floyd Biography - Pink Floyd may have been a revolutionary band from the late sixties to today, but you truly can not appreciate the band until you know of its members. First off is, David Gilmour. He was born on March sixth, nineteen forty-six. He has eight kids, four with a past wife, Ginger, and three with his current wife, Charlie (Charlie had a kid from a previous marriage). David was raised by easy going parents, and was given his own guitar at thirteen. As a young teenager he was brought to the U.S. because of his father's job....   [tags: essays research papers] 1009 words
(2.9 pages)
Strong Essays [preview]
Knute Rockne Biography - Knute Rockne Biography Knute Kenneth Rockne was born on March 4, 1988. He was born in Voss, Norway, which is where he immigrated from to America. At the age of five his family immigrated to the Logan Square District of Chicago, Illinois. Knute attended Northwest Division High School in Chicago where he played football and ran track. After High School Knute worked as a mail dispatcher with the Chicago Post Office for four years. After saving up enough money over the years, he continued his education by enrolling at the University Of Notre Dame at the age of 22 years old....   [tags: Football Player Notre Dame] 882 words
(2.5 pages)
Strong Essays [preview]
Speech: Biography of Michael J. Fox - Speech: Biography of Michael J. Fox Attention getter: He was considered one of "The 25 Most intriguing people of the Year" in 1998 by People weekly magazine. He was also named " Celebrity of the Year 2000" by US weekly magazine on its January 2001 issue. With his boyish good looks he had conquer Hollywood and several women hearts. You might be wondering…. Who in the world is she talking about. Well this person is Michael J Fox, a terrific actor and my favorite one. Purpose Statement: Today I would like to inform you about Michael successive life....   [tags: Papers] 676 words
(1.9 pages)
Strong Essays [preview]
Proposal for Resident Biography for Nursing Home - In order to assist our staff in providing individualized, meaningful care to the residents who have made this community their home, we request that you, as a key member of the care team, provide us with a brief historical profile of the resident you represent. This biography as well as the "Life Story Book" we hope you will be interested in (please see last page), will provide us with important information to incorporate into their life with us. This will enable us to provide care that is geared to their particular needs, interests and enjoyments in life....   [tags: Assisted Living Nursing Home] 1081 words
(3.1 pages)
Strong Essays [preview]
Biography of Martin Luther King Jr. - Biography of Martin Luther King Jr. Martin Luther King, Jr., (January 15, 1929-April 4, 1968) was born Michael Luther King, Jr., but later had his name changed to Martin. His grandfather began the family's long tenure as pastors of the Ebenezer Baptist Church in Atlanta, serving from 1914 to 1931; his father has served from then until the present, and from 1960 until his death Martin Luther acted as co-pastor. Martin Luther attended segregated public schools in Georgia, graduating from high school at the age of fifteen; he received the B....   [tags: Martin Luther King Civil Rights Movement Essays]
:: 10 Works Cited
875 words
(2.5 pages)
Strong Essays [preview]
Biography of Martin Luther King Jr - Biography of Martin Luther King, Jr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was truly a man faced with adversity. King, an African American, was born in Atlanta, Georgia on January 15, 1929, a time and place in which African Americans were being severely discriminated against. However, he would prove to be the most influential people in history for Civil Rights. He entered Morehouse College at the age of 15, was ordained a Baptist minister at 17, graduated from Crozer Theological Seminary as class president at 22, married Coretta Scott in June 1953, at 24, and received a doctorate in systematic theology in 1955, at age 26....   [tags: Civil Rights] 295 words
(0.8 pages)
Strong Essays [preview]
Biography of George Washington and Thomas Jefferson - Biography of George Washington and Thomas Jefferson George Washington was commander in chief of the Continental army during the American Revolution and later became the first president of the United States serving from1789 until 1797. He symbolized qualities of discipline, aristocratic duty, military orthodoxy and persistence in adversity that his contemporaries valued as marked of mature political leadership George spent his early years on the family estate on Pope's Creek along the Potomac River....   [tags: American Presidents History Essays] 4280 words
(12.2 pages)
Powerful Essays [preview]
Biography of Pope John Paul the Second - Biography of Pope John Paul the Second The most recognised man in the world, His Holiness Pope John Paul II was born in Wadowice, Poland on the 18th May, 1920. When he was born he was given the name Karol Jozef Wojtyla, Karol after his father and Jozef after the father of Jesus Christ. He was referred to affectionately as Lolek. By the age of 21 the Pope had experienced great loss with the deaths of all the immediate members of his family. His mother died when he was only 8 years old, his elder brother, a doctor, when he was 12 and his father when he was just 21....   [tags: Popes Religion Religious John Paul Essays] 1069 words
(3.1 pages)
Strong Essays [preview]
Biography and Work of Guy de Maupassant - Biography and Work of Guy de Maupassant Guy de Maupassant is acknowledged through the world as one of the masters of the short story; Guy de Maupassant was also the author of a collection of poetry, a volume of plays, three travel journals, six novels, and many chronicles. He produced some three hundred short stories in the single decade from 1880 to 1890; a period during which he produced most of his other works. Five of his six novels were published during the second half of the decade. “His short fiction has been compared to that of Ivan Turgenev, Anton Chekhov, Edgar Allan Poe, and Henry James.” (Encyclopedia Britanica 1012) Maupassant took as his primary goal the realistic portrayal...   [tags: Guy de Maupassant biographies Essays] 4579 words
(13.1 pages)
Powerful Essays [preview]
Silent Warrior: The Biography of Carlos Hathcock - The book I read is called Silent Warrior. It's a biography about the famous marine sniper, Carlos Hathcock. The book takes you from his death bed to the death field in Vietnam, where he earner his title as the best of the best. His 93 confirmed kills and hundreds more unaccounted made him the number one sniper in our history. The book brought out the best of the man that everyone knew as Gunny Hathcock. Carlos Hathcock was born in 1942 in Arkansas. His father once said that Carlos was only eight when he decided he wanted to be a Marine Sniper....   [tags: American History] 685 words
(2 pages)
Good Essays [preview]
Biography of Martin Luther King Jr - Biography of Martin Luther King Jr Martin Luther King Jr. was born on January 15, 1929 to Alberta Williams, a school teacher, and Martin Luther King, a Baptist pastor. King became a minister at 17, and then went on to graduate from Crozer Theological School at 22, and then continued to study at Boston University. While studying King became highly interested in Christian activism, and improving society through non-violent means. His ideas were heavily influenced by Mahatma Gandhi ....   [tags: Papers] 446 words
(1.3 pages)
Strong Essays [preview]
Biography of Dr. Brenda J Little - Biography of Dr. Brenda J Little Dr. Brenda J. Little of the Naval Research Laboratory Stennis Space Center is the recipient of the 1995 women in Science and Engineering Award. This award recognizes specific or special scientific or technical contributions by a woman scientist in the Federal service and specific contributions made by a woman scientist toward encouraging young girls and women to pursue science or engineering careers, or enhance employment, promotional or development opportunities for women scientists in their field....   [tags: Free Essays] 416 words
(1.2 pages)
Strong Essays [preview]
Biography of Martin Luther King, Jr - Biography of Martin Luther King, Jr Martin Luther King, Jr. was born January 15th, 1929, in Atlanta Georgia. His parents are Martin Luther King, Sr.and Alberta Williams King. His father was a prominent member of the blackcommunity in Atlanta and was a Baptist Minister. His family stressed the need of a firm education to lean back on. King attended a local, segregated public school and was dedicated to learn. At the age of 15, King attended Morehouse college and graduated in 1948. King continued his pursuit of knowledge at Croezer Theological Seminary and later graduatedwith honorsonly to further his education by getting a doctoral degree in systematic theology in 1955.During King's...   [tags: MLK Martin Luther King Civil Rights] 557 words
(1.6 pages)
Strong Essays [preview]
Biography of William Edward Burghardt DuBois - Biography of William Edward Burghardt DuBois William Edward Burghardt DuBois, to his admirers, was by spirited devotion and scholarly dedication, an attacker of injustice and a defender of freedom. A harbinger of Black nationalism and Pan-Africanism, he died in self-imposed exile in his home away from home with his ancestors of a glorious past—Africa. Labeled as a "radical," he was ignored by those who hoped that his massive contributions would be buried along side of him. But, as Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr....   [tags: Biographies Pan-Africanist Racism Essays] 3651 words
(10.4 pages)
Strong Essays [preview]
Athletic Biography of James Frances Thorpe - Athletic Biography of James Frances Thorpe On the morning of May 28, 1888, one of the most versatile, and arguably the greatest of athletes was born in a one-room cabin made of cottonwood and hickory, on the Sac and Fox Indian Reservation located in Prague, Oklahoma. His name was Wa-tho-huck, which means "Bright Path" , in the Native American language spoken by the Sac and Fox Tribe. His father was Hiram P. Thorpe an Irish trapper, and his mother was No-ten-o-quah, and Indian member of the Thunder Clan of Chief Black Hawk, better known as Charlotte Thorpe....   [tags: Athletes Sports Jim Thorpe Football Essays] 5310 words
(15.2 pages)
Powerful Essays [preview]
Biography of Wyatt Berry Stapp Earp - Biography of Wyatt Berry Stapp Earp Wyatt Berry Stapp Earp was born on March 19, 1848 in Monmouth, Illinois. His father Nicholas was a lawyer who preferred a life of farming. From an early age, Wyatt learned from his father to stand up for what was right. When Wyatt was two years old, the family moved to Iowa. In 1861, the Civil War broke out, and Wyatt's father and three older brothers joined the Union Army. Soon after, Wyatt ran away to enlist, but his father caught him and sent him back home....   [tags: Wyatt Berry Stapp Earp Wild West Cowboys Essays]
:: 5 Works Cited
4050 words
(11.6 pages)
Powerful Essays [preview]
The Life and Writings of Charlotte Bronte - As one of the most recognized British authors in history, Charlotte Bronte is widely known for her romantic novels displaying the struggle between a person’s morality and their desire to achieve possession of love without the consequences of losing themselves in the process. In her novels, The Professor, Jane Eyre, and Villette, Charlotte Bronte connects love and struggle through theme, characterization, and point of view. Born on April 21, 1816, Charlotte Bronte was the third born child of Patrick Bronte and Maria Branwell’s six children Thorton in Yorkshire, England....   [tags: Biography ]
:: 9 Works Cited
2051 words
(5.9 pages)
Term Papers [preview]
Leonardo da Vinci - The Dark Side - Leonardo da Vinci was an exceptionally talented artist who succeeded in several areas throughout his career in art, in architecture, in science, and in many other disciplines. Even though Leonardo was a talented man, several of his works remained unfinished even after he died, leading him to receive a lot more credit now than he did during his time. He has few known paintings. Other artists often mourn Leonardo’s lack of productivity since his talent was so great (Krull, p. 41); he could have taken advantage of his incredible talent more than he actually did....   [tags: Biography]
:: 9 Works Cited
926 words
(2.6 pages)
Better Essays [preview]
The Life and Writings of Tim Burton - On August 25, 1958, Timothy Walter Burton was born (“Biography”). Burton had a painful childhood in which the relationship with his parents and brother was nonexistent (Morgenstern). Through his intense feeling of isolation, his visual talent began to develop. The comfort found in hobbies such as writing and drawing led him to attend the California Institute of the Arts which led him to his first job in any artistic field at the Disney Animation Studios (“Biography”). Burton has since been referred to as one of the most visually gifted writers, artists, and filmmakers that America has seen (Hanke)....   [tags: Biography ]
:: 4 Works Cited
2401 words
(6.9 pages)
Term Papers [preview]
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
(3.9 pages)
Strong Essays [preview]
J.D. Salinger is Holden Caulfield - Jerome David Salinger is an odd character with a colorful background. He was a young man unable to complete college and obtain a degree, yet he was made very popular due to his writing abilities. “Despite his slim body of work and reclusive lifestyle, ‘Salinger’ was one of the more influential twentieth century American writers.” states Biography.com, “His landmark novel, Catcher in the Rye, set a new course for literature in post World War II America.” The Catcher in the Rye told a story of Holden Caulfield and his struggle to find something pure in a world filled with “phonies” (Biography)....   [tags: Biography]
:: 4 Works Cited
1681 words
(4.8 pages)
Powerful Essays [preview]
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 ]
:: 4 Works Cited
1350 words
(3.9 pages)
Better Essays [preview]
Historical Illustrator Biography – Theodor Seuss Geisel and Garth Williams - Illustrator Biography – Theodor Geisel (Dr. Seuss) Theodor Seuss Geisel (aka Dr. Seuss) was born in Springfield, Massachusetts on March 2, 1904. His father worked in the family brewery, Kuhlmbach & Geisel, which locals pronounced, "come back and guzzle” until prohibition. His mother’s maiden name was Seuss. She was the daughter of a baker in Springfield. Seuss had an older sister named Marnie (Kibler, 1987). His mother, Henrietta Seuss Geisel, according to Ted, often chanted rhymes from her youth to soothe Marnie and him to sleep....   [tags: Art]
:: 14 Works Cited
1873 words
(5.4 pages)
Term Papers [preview]
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 ]
:: 6 Works Cited
1111 words
(3.2 pages)
Strong Essays [preview]
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 ]
:: 3 Works Cited
2055 words
(5.9 pages)
Term Papers [preview]
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
(4 pages)
Good Essays [preview]
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 ]
:: 21 Works Cited
1078 words
(3.1 pages)
Strong Essays [preview]
Clara Barton: Founder of the Red Cross - Clara Barton is a very important health pioneer. Clara Barton started the Red Cross in America which is still in operation today. She overcame many obstacles throughout her life and many people telling her she couldn’t do it. She is an inspiration to everyone. She grew up and her life began in North Oxford, Massachusetts, she was inspired by Florence Nightingale, she helped during and after wars, she helped with her ill family and battled her own depression, she started the Red Cross after much hard work and even after all that resigned and still made an impact (Cobb, 2014)....   [tags: Biography]
:: 7 Works Cited
1727 words
(4.9 pages)
Better Essays [preview]
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]
:: 2 Works Cited
456 words
(1.3 pages)
Strong Essays [preview]
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...   [tags: Biography]
:: 8 Works Cited
1384 words
(4 pages)
Powerful Essays [preview]
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 ]
:: 3 Works Cited
2038 words
(5.8 pages)
Term Papers [preview]
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]
:: 3 Works Cited
451 words
(1.3 pages)
Good Essays [preview]
Madonna: An American Icon - The stage is dark. Thousands of screaming fans wait in agonizing anticipation. Smoke crawls out from the stage, and out struts a confident blonde woman. With the spotlight focused entirely on her, the crowd erupts into deafening applause as she begins her incomparable dance routines. She is an icon. She is Madonna. History has never seen a cultural figure with as much controversy or flair for the dramatic as Madonna, nor will history ever see such a figure. Madonna’s name is recognized by everyone, as is evidenced in a survey taken of fifty people of varying ages (shown below)....   [tags: Biography]
:: 7 Works Cited
2508 words
(7.2 pages)
Powerful Essays [preview]
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
(4.8 pages)
Powerful Essays [preview]
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 ]
:: 6 Works Cited
2563 words
(7.3 pages)
Term Papers [preview]
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
(3 pages)
Good Essays [preview]
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
(5.3 pages)
Strong Essays [preview]
The Amazing Doris Day - Many people see Doris Day as a role model for her love and dedication to the film and music industry. Day's personality on screen became the ideal girl of the 1950's. Since she was such a role model, she is remembered by many people who continue to look up to her. Doris Day grew up in Cincinnati, Ohio. She was born on April 3, 1924 (Kehoe 120). Her real name is Doris Mary Ann Kappelhoff. She was told Kapplehoff was too long for a good music appeal, so she changed her last name to Day after a song that was popular at the time called “Day after Day” (“About Doris;” Kehoe 120)....   [tags: Biography]
:: 4 Works Cited
823 words
(2.4 pages)
Better Essays [preview]
Critique of A Biography of the Continent Africa by John Reader - A Critique Abstract A Biography of the Continent Africa, written by John Reader is an extensive chronological and topical study of Africa. Support reveals the earliest corroboration of the existence of human antecedents was discovered in east Africa at locations scattered north and south of the equator. The discovery shows fossilized bones, stone tools, and the most significant of all, a trail of footprints in the preserved mud pan surface. The trail shows they walked across the pan more than three million years ago toward what is now called the Serengeti plains....   [tags: essays research papers fc]
:: 5 Works Cited
1778 words
(5.1 pages)
Powerful Essays [preview]
Biography And History: Harriet Jacobs The Life Of A Slave Girl - Biography and History: Harriet Jacob's The Life of a Slave Girl To be a good writer, you must posess a careful balance between detachment and association, a delicate waltz where you are not so wrapped up in the events of a story that it alienates the reader, and yet not so far separated from the subject matter that the readers cannot get into it. This is espectially the case in an autobiographical narrative. In this case, it is very difficult to detach yourself from the main subject matter, that is, yourself....   [tags: essays research papers] 1006 words
(2.9 pages)
Strong Essays [preview]
Biography of Billy Graham and His Accomplishments in His Career - Biography of Billy Graham and His Accomplishments in His Career "This is the Hour of Decision with Billy Graham, coming to you from Minneapolis Minnesota" Billy Graham, has preached to more than 210 million people through a live audience, more than anyone else in history. Not only that, but Mr. Graham has reached millions more through live televison, video and film. This has led Billy to be on the "Ten Most Admired Men in the World" from the Gallup Poll since 1955 a total of thirty-nine times. This includes thirty-two consecutive more than any other individual in the world, placing him as the most popular American for about forty years....   [tags: Billy Graham Religion Evangelism Essays]
:: 9 Works Cited
4591 words
(13.1 pages)
Strong Essays [preview]
Biography of Edgar Allen Poe and His Poetry - Biography of Edgar Allen Poe and His Poetry A Dream Within a Dream Take this kiss upon the brow. And, in parting from you now, Thus much let me avow: You are not wrong who deem That my days have been a dream; Yet if hope has flown away In a night, or in a day, In a vision, or in none, Is it therefore the less gone. All that we see or seem Is but a dream within a dream. I stand amid the roar Of a surf-tormented shore, And I hold within my hand Grains of the golden sand-- How few. yet how they creep Through my fingers to the deep, While I weep--while I weep....   [tags: Edgar Allen Poe Poetry Poets Essays] 1045 words
(3 pages)
Strong Essays [preview]
Biography Of U.S. Representative Janice D. Schakowsky - Biography of U.S. Representative Janice D. Schakowsky (D-IL) Jan Schakowsky was elected to represent Illinois’ 9th Congressional District on November 3, 1998, after serving for eight years in the Illinois State Assembly. The 9th Congressional District encompasses city and suburbs, including the North Lakeshore of hicago, Evanston, Skokie, Niles, Morton Grove and several Northwest Side neighborhoods. A consumer and senior citizen advocate U.S. Representative Jan Schakowsky has fought throughout her career for economic and social improved life....   [tags: essays research papers] 691 words
(2 pages)
Strong Essays [preview]
Biography of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. - Biography of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Jan. 15, 1929 - April 4, 1968 Nationality: American Occupation: civil rights leader Occupation: minister (religion) Michael King Jr. was born on January 15, 1929, in the Atlanta home of his maternal grandfather, Adam Daniel Williams (1863 — 1931). He was the second child and the first son of Michael King Sr. (1897 — 1984) and Alberta Christine Williams King (1903 — 1974). Michael Jr. had an older sister, Willie Christine (b. 1927), and a younger brother, Alfred Daniel Williams (b....   [tags: Martin Luther King Civil Rights Essays] 4066 words
(11.6 pages)
Powerful Essays [preview]
Elizabeth Barrett Browning - Elizabeth Barrett Browning was born on March 6, 1806, in Coxhoe Hall, Durham, England. She was the eldest of eleven children born of Edward and Mary Moulton-Barrett (DISCovering Authors). Her father was a “possessive and autocratic man loved by his children even though he rigidly controlled their lives” (Encyclopedia of World Biography). Although he forbid his daughters to marry, he always managed to encourage their scholarly pursuits (DISCovering Authors). Her mother, Mary Graham-Clarke, was a prosperous woman who earned their wealth from a sugar plantation in Jamaica (EXPLORING Poetry)....   [tags: Biography ]
:: 1 Works Cited
1049 words
(3 pages)
Strong Essays [preview]
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]
:: 4 Works Cited
800 words
(2.3 pages)
Good Essays [preview]
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
(4.3 pages)
Better Essays [preview]
Review of Descartes: An Intellectual Biography and Descartes' Error: Emotion, Reason, and the Human Brain - Review of Descartes: An Intellectual Biography and Descartes' Error: Emotion, Reason, and the Human Brain Descartes' error, Antonio Damasio tells us, was his belief in "the abyssal separation between body and mind . . . " (250). As Damasio notes, there are certainly many specific "errors" in Descartes' writings--that heat causes the circulation of the blood, for example, or that movement is translated instantaneously through the plenum from one object to another--but all these notions have been "corrected" by subsequent theory in ways that we can imagine Descartes himself might easily accept....   [tags: Descartes ] 733 words
(2.1 pages)
Strong Essays [preview]
David Herbert Donald's Lincoln about Abraham Lincoln - Lincoln U.S. History AP 1 Reaction Paper David Herbert Donald's Lincoln is a biography of our sixteenth President, Abraham Lincoln. At the age of twenty one, he was sure he did not want to be like his father Thomas Lincoln, an uneducated farmer, so he left his fathers house permanently. He had many jobs, learned many lessons, and made both friends and enemies, all which helped him to become one of the greatest presidents of the United States of America during the time the country had split, the Civil War....   [tags: Biography] 1675 words
(4.8 pages)
Strong Essays [preview]
Quentin Tarantino - Quentin Tarantino Blood, gore, and a lot of language; you will find this is most Quentin Tarantino movies. Although, this is what makes him such a writer and director. Quentin Tarantino is not only a fantastic screenplay writer, but he also pushes the limit of intense plots of drama, and mostly violence. As a great director, who changes the world of filmmaking, Quentin Tarantino is one of the most unique directors/writers, today. Born March 27, 1963, in Knoxville, Tennessee, Quentin Jerome Tarantino did not have a very normal childhood (Fact Monster)....   [tags: Biography]
:: 7 Works Cited
710 words
(2 pages)
Good Essays [preview]
The Genius of M.C. Escher - The Genius of M.C. Escher Mathematics is the central ingredient in many artworks. While notions of infinity and parallel lines brought “perspective” to the artistic realm in creating realistic representations of depth and dimension, mathematics has influenced art in a more definite way – by actually becoming art. The introduction of fractal geometry and tessellations as creative works spawned the creation of new and innovative genres of art, which can be exemplified through the works of M.C Escher....   [tags: Biography]
:: 4 Works Cited
1242 words
(3.5 pages)
Better Essays [preview]
Alexander Pope - Alexander Pope was one of the greatest poets of enlightment during the Augustan period and one of the major influences on English literature (Alexander Pope Biography, 2011). He was an English essayist, critic, and satirist best known for his work and heroic couplet poems (Liukkonen, 2008). Alexander Pope wrote more proverbial lines than any other poet other than Shakespeare (Macy, 1961). Pope had a lot of passion for what he did and he wanted his readers to view poetry how he viewed it. Not to reduce from the strength of thought but to increase the happiness of the language (Bloom, 2005)....   [tags: Biography] 1576 words
(4.5 pages)
Better Essays [preview]
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
(5.1 pages)
Better Essays [preview]
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
(2.5 pages)
Better Essays [preview]
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]
:: 3 Works Cited
521 words
(1.5 pages)
Good Essays [preview]
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 ]
:: 2 Works Cited
1706 words
(4.9 pages)
Powerful Essays [preview]
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]
:: 21 Works Cited
1118 words
(3.2 pages)
Strong Essays [preview]
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 ]
:: 8 Works Cited
981 words
(2.8 pages)
Better Essays [preview]
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
(1.5 pages)
Strong Essays [preview]
Ludwig Van Beethoven - German composer and pianist, Ludwig van Beethoven, was born December 1770 and spent most of his life in Vienna, Austria. His first teacher was his alcoholic father, who worked as a musician at the Court of Bonn. Teaching him day and night, Ludwig suffered from his father's harsh and erratic behavior. For a time, he and his father played at the Church. As his father's alcoholism increased, Ludwig became the main musician. Beethoven's talents were discovered at an early age, and he was sent to Vienna to study under different teachers including Mozart and Hayden....   [tags: Biography] 1286 words
(3.7 pages)
Good Essays [preview]
Franklin Delano Roosevelt - Biography of Franklin Delano Roosevelt Franklin Delano Roosevelt, popularly known as FDR, was born on January 30, 1882 at the family estate in Hyde Park, New York. His father, James, graduated from Harvard Law School, married, had a son, and took over his family?s rights in coal and transportation. Despite the fact that he lost a good deal of money in financial gambles, he remained wealthy enough to travel by private railroad car, to live comfortably on his Hudson River estate at Hyde Park, and to travel at length....   [tags: Biography ] 1965 words
(5.6 pages)
Powerful Essays [preview]
Babe Ruth - Babe Ruth was a reckless, abandoned child who became America's biggest hero. Babe Ruth's parents did not have the time to take care of him, but little did George Ruth Sr. know that when he was shipping his son off to boarding school, he was pushing one of America's greatest idols out of his life (http://www.baberuth.com). Ruth never received strict parenting until he attended St. Mary's where he began to straighten out. After he became a main stream ball player he began to attract the attention of many fans with the frequency of his homeruns....   [tags: Biography] 1991 words
(5.7 pages)
Strong Essays [preview]
Jack London - Jack London The story of Jack London's life really is one of rags to riches. He was born in San Francisco on January 12, 1876 as John Griffith Chaney. I'd like to take you through the story of his life and examine a few of his significant literary works along the way. The Dictionary of Literary Biography Volume 78 says that "the biographical consensus is that his father was William Henry Chaney, a "Professor of Astrology" with whom his mother, Flora Wellman, was living as a fellow spiritualist and common-law wife in 1875." (DOLB 78)....   [tags: Biography] 1080 words
(3.1 pages)
Strong Essays [preview]
George Gissings - George Gissings A Brief Biography Gissing was born at Wakefield, Yorkshire on November 22nd 1857. Not much is know about Gissing's early years, but it is know that the death of his father, a chemist, left Gissing heartbroken, although he never really cared for his mother. Gissing was an extraordinarily bright child. When he was just 15 he won a scholarship to Owens College, Manchester, where he did exceedingly well. He then moved on to London University, where it seemed he was destined for a life of scholarly leisure....   [tags: Biography]
:: 3 Works Cited
588 words
(1.7 pages)
Strong Essays [preview]
Eleanor Roosevelt - As a child, Eleanor felt she was the ugly duckling. Insecure and shy, she lost both of her parents as a young girl. Her mother, Anna Hall, died of diphtheria along with her brother Elliot Jr. Two years later her father died. Elliot Roosevelt died of illness, alcohol, and despair. He missed his family. Eleanor was shipped to stay with her strict and proper grandmother. Despite the family trying to make Eleanor feel at home, she continued to feel lonely and empty. It wasn't until she was sent to boarding school in England at the age of fifteen when she established a since of self confidence among other girls with the help of a mentor Mlle Marrie Souvestre....   [tags: Biography] 1037 words
(3 pages)
Good Essays [preview]
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 havin...   [tags: Biography] 593 words
(1.7 pages)
Good Essays [preview]


Your search returned over 400 essays for "Biography"
<< Previous  1  2  3  4  5