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The Arrogrance of Louis XIV and Creon - Power- something so potent, yet so easy to misuse. Not everyone can obtain power, however those who possess it often acquire arrogance. Louis XIV held total control of France, abusing his dominance. Louis called himself ‘the Sun King’, believing that everything revolved around him. His pompousness led him to making foolish decisions, as he considered himself to be superior. If you don’t use your brain, you will ultimately lose it, as Louis was beheaded by the determined citizens of France....   [tags: Antigone, Louis XIV]
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Louis XIV and His Court - There were many negative comments and many positive comments about Louis XIV and his court. In Louis XIV’s court, the closer a person was to the king, or the more he did for a person, the more that person likes him. The more distant you were from the king, the more you disliked him. People that were more distant from the king disliked him more. Madame de Motteville’s Account of The Parisian Disturbances (which was a second hand account) painted a positive picture of the court. Madame de Motteville was a person who was closer to the king....   [tags: the Sun King, Versailles, Louis the Great]
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Louis Vuitton Success Story - Louis Vuitton Success Story Bernard Arnault - Louis Vuitton Born: March 5, 1949 Age: 59 Country Of Citizenship: France Residence: Paris , France, Europe & Russia Occupation: Chairman, LVMH; Chairman, Christian Dior SA Net worth: $26 billion US dollar Fortune: Inherited and growing Source: LVMH Industry: Diversified Marital Status: Married, 5 children Education: Ecole Polytechnique de Paris, Bachelor of Arts / Science Website: LVMH.com ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Bernard Arnault was born in 5th March 1949....   [tags: Louis Vuitton] 1752 words
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The Suicide by Louis MacNeice - The Suicide by Louis MacNeice The poem "The Suicide" by Louis MacNeice is a mind-expanding and touching poem based around the poets work experiences and sequentially describes the aftermath of the death of his former office colleague, who met his fate by suicide. I feel melancholied having read this poem and it leaves in the mind blanks for the reader to answer. For my first point of view I am going to show an example of the many humorous lines in the poem in which is made humorous by the internal characters missing the main point: " And this, ladies and gentlemen, whom I am not in fact Conducting, was his office all those minutes ago" These lines are the introduction to the poem and g...   [tags: Poetry Louis MacNeice Suicide ] 969 words
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Treasure Island - A Mirror Of Robert Louis Stevenson’s Childhood? - Treasure Island - A Mirror of Robert Louis Stevenson’s Childhood. Often there can be seen many parallels between a writer’s life and experiences and his or her works. A biographical approach to Robert Louis Stevenson’s Treasure Island is not easy, as at first sight the characters don’t have much in common with the author and up to the time the story was written, Stevenson hadn’t visited the West Indies or other exotic places. But there still are possibilities to link Stevenson’s biography with his work....   [tags: Treasure Island Robert Louis Stevenson] 1304 words
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Louis Armstrong: The King of JAzz - Louis Armstrong: The King of JAzz Known as the King of Jazz, Louis “Stachmo” Armstrong was one of the most important figures in early jazz. He was said to have defined jazz music. Only Charlie Parker comes close to having as much influence on jazz as Louis Armstrong. Armstrong was born on July 4, 1900 in New Orleans. He grew up singing on the streets of New Orleans at a young age and had a troubled childhood. At the age of twelve he was placed in the Waif’s Home For Boys for firing a gun into the air....   [tags: Louis Stachmo Armstrong Jazz Music Essays] 922 words
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Robert Louis Stevenson's Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde - Robert Louis Stevenson’s novella Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde focuses on Henry Jekyll, a doctor who feels conflicted by his desire to follow the norms of his social era and his supposedly disgraceful urges. This results in Jekyll attempting to separate the shameful part of himself so that he may meet the standards of his stringent moral code. This endeavor to remove his base characteristics results in the manifestation of Mr. Edward Hyde, the representation of Jekyll’s contemptible nature....   [tags: Robert Louis Stevenson, Novella, Literary Analysis]
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Louis Brandeis and Jewish Political Identity - Louis Brandeis and Jewish Political Identity “Whence comes this combination of qualities of mind, body and character. These are qualities with which every one of us is familiar, singly and in combination; which you find in friends and relatives; and which other doubtless discover in you. They are qualities possessed by most Jews who have attained distinction or other success. In combination, they may properly be called Jewish qualities. For they have not come to us by accident; they developed by three thousand years of civilization, and nearly two thousand years of persecution; developed through our religion and spiritual life; through our traditions; and through the social and political...   [tags: Zionism Louis Brandeis Jewish Identity] 715 words
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Corelli's Mandolin by Louis de Bernieres - Corelli's Mandolin by Louis de Bernieres Carlo was fighting for Italy, while Mandras was in the Greek army. Both of the characters experienced a lot during the war. Nevertheless everything Mandras and Carlo fought on opposite sides. What does it say about the novels moral scheme, that the sufferings of ordinary people on both sides are recounted in detail. Consider these two characters but also other “moral” issues raised in the novel so far. Mandras and Carlo fought on opposite sides. Their experiences and feelings through out the war are recounted to the readers in a lot of details....   [tags: Corelli's Mandolin Louis Bernieres Essays] 2321 words
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Man's Inhumane Treatment of Men in Louis Sachar's Holes - Man's Inhumane Treatment of Men in Louis Sachar's Holes The inhumanity that man shows to one another dates all the way back to the beginning of time. We read about it in the Bible, saw it during the Holocaust with the persecution of the Jews, and watched it on TV during the Civil Rights Movement of the 1960's and still experience it today. In the book titled Holes (2002), by Louis Sachar, these actions are displayed once again. Man's inhumanity to man is a reality in society today and in the theme of Holes....   [tags: Louis Sachar Holes Essays]
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Should We Bow to Louis XIV? - Should We Bow to Louis XIV. Louis XIV, ruler of France for 72 years, is known for stabilizing France and making the country a strong European power. However, many of his projects were costly and caused economic problems for the nation. His personal lavish luxuries also were a financial burden to France. By the end of his reign, nearly all of the land he had acquired through warfare had to be returned, thus wasting enormous sums of French money. King Louis XIV reigned in France from 1643-1715. For 54 of these years, he reigned without the help of an official Prime Minister....   [tags: French History King Louis XIV Essays] 1094 words
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Comparing King Louis XIV of France and King Philip II of Spain - The palace of Versailles was built by King Louis XIV of France and the Escorial was built by King Philip II of Spain. The two kings each had their differences about their beliefs on how to rule, yet there are some similarities. Louis XIV believed in showing off his power and being open. Philip II was a simplistic guy devoted to Catholicism. They both had military to spread their beliefs and ideas. Despite the kings’ beliefs, their palaces reflected their ideals. King Louis XIV was a showy and self-absorbed king....   [tags: King Louis XIV, France, King Philip II, Spain] 478 words
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Louis XIV, France’s Sun King - Louis XIV, France’s Sun King Louis XIV, France’s Sun King, had the longest reign in European history (1643-1715). During this time he brought absolute monarchy to its height, established a glittering court at Versailles, and fought most of the other European countries in four wars. Although his reign had some negative aspects; on balance, Louis’ reign was primarily a benefit to France. In 1643 Louis XIII died. Louis XIII’s wife and Louis XIV’s mother, Anne of Austria, aided by her minister, Cardinal Mazarin, ruled France as regent....   [tags: French King Louis XIV Essays] 1219 words
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Louis de Bernieres's Captain Corelli’s Mandolin - Louis de Bernieres's Captain Corelli’s Mandolin Louis de Bernieres uses three principal techniques to portray the effects of war so powerfully in his book. These techniques are the powerful narrative, strong pictorial language, and black humour. Above all, the message is conveyed in the narrative, especially when Louis De Bernieres graphically describes the war’s impact on the soldiers who are fighting for their country. At first, the soldiers are united in their fight against the enemy “you are all young and strong, overflowing with life, and you are all in this shit together” – page 38....   [tags: Louis Bernieres Corelli's Mandolin Essays] 1037 words
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Louis XIV - Louis XIV After being ruled by a prime minister for so long, France needed some changes. That is exactly what Louis the XIV would bring to France. In an age of separation, Louis wanted to start a unification process. He started this by giving himself sole power and also only having one religion for the country. The king is always the center of attention good or bad. Louis was prepared to take the good with the bad, and handled it well. He emphasized the king as the center of attention....   [tags: France French King Louis XIV Essays] 1242 words
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Analysis of The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson - Analysis of The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson In an attempt to consider the duality tale, one narrative inevitably finds its way to the top of the heap as the supreme archetype: Robert Louis Stevenson’s The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde. Immense disagreement permeates the pages of literary criticism relevant to the meaning of the story. Yet, for all of the wrangling focused on the psychology, morality, spirituality, and sociality of the story, it has remained, since 1886, a novella that according to the Reverend W....   [tags: Robert Louis Stevenson Literature Essays]
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Louis is a Hippy - Louis is a Hippy Interview with the vampire is Anne Rice’s outlet on the issues she was facing, especially reflecting the lifestyle of the Haight-Ashbury district (hippy district) in which she was living during the time she was writing her novel. The themes of the book embrace the struggles of American life during the era of the 60’s and 70’s especially with morality and living life as an outcast. In the novel, the character Louis becomes a vampire after his brother commits suicide. Louis feels responsible for the death of his brother, but when faced with the option of becoming a vampire or dying, chooses to become a bloodthirsty creature....   [tags: Character Analysis ]
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Good and Evil in The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson - Good and Evil in The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson Throughout the story of “The Strange Case Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde”, the author, Robert Louis Stevenson, presents his idea of the duality of man- where we all have a dark, wicked side within us, where evil is held in waiting to surface, but we hide it away, we pretend it does not exist, and we keep it tame. He presents this idea by using two protagonists, Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde, who are actually the same person....   [tags: Robert Louis Stevenson Good Evil Essays] 4267 words
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The Mystery in Robert Louis Stevenson's Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde - Stevenson uses certain characters like Jekyll and Hyde to show how he engages and intrigues his readers. During the play many mysteries are created which makes the audience ask many questions about the characters. The character of Utterson is the narrator and is a good example of a typical Victorian gentleman. He doesn’t show his inward reality, he shows that he hides a lot behind the surface. ‘Long, dusty, dreary and yet somehow loveable.’ This suggests he feels he has to hide, some of his more human qualities....   [tags: Robert Louis Stevenson, Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, m] 656 words
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History and Overview of St. Louis - Would you think that St. Louis would be a magnificent place or a horrible terrifying place to be or go. There are some positive and also some negative reasons why St. Louis is a horrible place or a magnificent place. St. Louis is a violent place sometimes but it can also be a beautiful place. Even though St. Louis has a high crime rating it is still a nice city. St. Louis is a well- liked city because of all its attractions and things to do. It would be a nice place to go if you want to go on a vacation or just a fun weekend....   [tags: Crime Ratings, Gateway Arch]
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Louis XIV and the Palace of Versailles - There is just something about Paris, France that draws in millions of visitors every year. Maybe it is the cobbled streets, or the picturesque cafes down small alleys, or perhaps it is the “love in the air”. In the City of Lights, there is just so much to do and explore. Millions of tourists flock to Paris to see the Eiffel Tower every year, but only a few miles away lies another jewel, a palace so magnificent the gods wept at its beauty. The Palace of Versailles is a stunning structure built by Louis XIV to glorify France during the 16th century, and it exudes French sophistication and extravagance....   [tags: Baroque Architecture, Royal Chapel]
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Louis and Ophelia in Trading Places - John Landis directed the movie, Trading Places. The movie is about Louis, a snobby investor, and Billy, a street con artist, who find their lives reversed as a part of a bet by two millionaires. Louis’ girlfriend, Penelope, leaves him after his life completely changes. After a couple days he meets Ophelia, who takes him into her apartment and takes care of him through his struggles. Both of these women are a big part of Louis’ life but they are very different. Their appearances, personalities and how they are involved with Louis can both be compared and contrasted....   [tags: compare and contrast essay] 640 words
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The Life and Accomplishments of Louis Pasteur - The Life and Accomplishments of Louis Pasteur According to the Encyclopedia Britannica (2013) Louis Pasteur was both a chemist and a microbiologist. This human was a man of many great accomplishments who made many contributions to the field of science, technology and medicine. Louis Pasteur was a pioneer of his field and should be greatly respected. Without his contributions we would not have many of the cures to some of the most deadly viruses and diseases. We would also not be able to enjoy a lot of the food and drinks that we consume daily without the threat of possibly becoming sick....   [tags: vaccinutions, pasteurization, science, medicine] 1367 words
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Louis Riel: A Hero or a Traitor? - Was Louis Riel a hero or a traitor. Well, some individuals say that he was a hero, and others say that he was a traitor. Individually I believe that Louis Riel was a hero because he was the forefather of Manitoba, which is a province of Canada. The fact that he was a persuasive politician and spiritual leader made him a hero as well. Lastly, he stood up for Native rights. Others like the British had thought of him mostly as a traitor, because they were not able to understand that Louis Riel had just needed the Canadian government to treat his people fairly, and that he was willing to do everything for his people....   [tags: Canada, Manitoba, Native] 524 words
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The Absolutism Of King Louis XIV - Louis XIV, the ruler of France from the late seventeenth century to the early eighteenth century, claimed, “I am the state.” He considered this to be absolutism. His goal, also acquainted with absolutism, was, “one king, one law, one faith;” Furthermore, Louis wanted to promote religious unity, royal dignity, and security of the state. In order to achieve this goal, he had to rule with a firm hand, laying down the law for all to see. Louis XIV’s absolutism fostered in four major parts: the building of Versailles to control the nobility, the breeding of a strong military, the improvement of France’s economy, and, while quite harsh, the brutal extinction of religious toleration....   [tags: Royalty] 518 words
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The Legacy of Louis Braille - ... He devoted his break at home by making the brail system. He believed the brail system would make the world a brighter and easier place for the blind by helping them read. Before Louis became blind he enjoyed going to the market with his father- Simon-Rene, his sisters- Catherine-Josephine and Marie-Celine and brother Louis-Simon. Louis’ name is actually pronounced (loo-EE) but many historians and people today call him Louis. His father sold leather at the public market on market day (O’Conner 8)....   [tags: French inventor for the blind] 718 words
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A Brief Biography of Louis Zamperini - Louis Zamperini is an elderly man in his 90s. He has lived a life of adventure as a World War II Veteran and an Olympic athlete. He is recognized as a war hero by others, but he does not accept being a war hero. Why don’t we go back to see what he has done in his past to earn such a title. Louis Zamperini is a child of Italian ethnicity. His mother and father both immigrants from Italy had two children. Pete, the oldest child and Louis Zamperini. When they arrived to America none of them could speak English....   [tags: WWII veteran and Olympic Athlete, unbroken] 957 words
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The Legacy of Louis XIV - "L'état c'est moi," (I am the state). These were the words of the Sun King to the Parliament of Paris in 1655. He stated: there is no procedure, no judiciary or legislature, and no deliberations. He could write a letter and declare anyone he wanted to be arrested, for whatever reason. King Louis could decide to go to war. He could make laws and repeal them on a whim (Biography, Cranny pg.62). As a leader, Louis XIV used war to try and resolve problems. However, he did build the Palace of Versailles and help establish the western world’s first dance institution; both of which still draw tourists from around the world....   [tags: Treaty of Nijmegen, versailes, french]
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A Powerful Monarch Louis XIV - Louis XIV reigned as the King of France for seventy-two years, making him one of the longest ruling monarchs in the country of Europe. With his interest in the arts he changed France’s culture from medieval to exquisite. Louis wanted to have no remnants of feudalism, he wanted an absolute monarchy. His aim was to have monarchy be the most important political authority. Louis XIV was a very powerful monarch who symbolized absolute monarchy and helped France gain great power. Louis XIV was the first child of Louis XIII and Anne of Austria and was considered to be God-given....   [tags: arts, feudalism, political authority] 1067 words
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The World of Luxury: Louis Vuitton - ... It took Vuitton a few years to build up a status amongst Paris's fashionable class as one of the city's leading experts of his new skill. On December 2, 1851, 16 years after Vuitton arrived in Paris, Louis-Napoleon Bonaparte acted a revolution. Accurately one year later, he accepted the title of Emperor of the French under the regal name Napoleon III. In the year 1854 was a year full of change and renovation for Vuitton. It was in this year that he met a beautiful seventeen year old lady named Clemence-Emilie Parriaux....   [tags: biography, brand, top] 1202 words
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Louis Armstrong and His Music - Louis Armstrong and His Music “The essence of jazz- making something new out of something old, making something personal out of something shared- has no finer exemplar than Armstrong.” (Hasse par. 3) During the 1920’s a young African American man, otherwise known as Louis Armstrong, helped create and represent a new twist on popular music. This music that became so famous and well loved today is also referred to as jazz. Louis Armstrong had a very successful jazz career performing and composing popular jazz hits in the 1920’s....   [tags: jazz, new orleans, scat music]
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Louis XIV: The Sun King - During the 17th century, the ideals of absolutism is completely condensened in the statement by King Louis XIV “Un roi, un loi, un foi” which translates to “One king, one law, one faith”. As the model for the rest of European powers that wanted to achieve absolutist rule, Louis XIV achieved his goals (of one king, one law, and one faith) very well. For the first portion of his quote, “one king”, Louis consolidated his power in many ways. France, as well as many other countries throughout the middle ages and early renaissance, had their power balanced between the nobles and the dynastic ruling class, where nobles controlled their individual provinces and the king would have to rely on his nob...   [tags: notorious monarchs of France] 1212 words
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Louis XVI and Marie Antoinette - Part I: Introduction Louis XVI and Marie Antoinette ruled at a time when France was unstable, and when the French Revolution took place. They were openly ridiculed because of their inability to produce an heir to the throne. People’s anger was also focused on the fact that the royal family lived in Versailles, showing alienation from the citizens of France. At this point in France, the debt was already large enough that the country was giving most of its revenue to pay off debt, but the newly crowned King did not do anything to help this, but instead worsen it....   [tags: french revolution, french history] 2241 words
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Louis XIV, The Sun God - ... 4In the portrait 'Louis XIV as Jupiter,' by famous French painter Charles Francois Poerson, King Louis is shown as a seventeen year old during the Fronde, which was a French civil war. The War of the Fronde occurred due to conflicts within the government in France, and people were fed up with the high taxes they were being levied. Eventually, this war came to an end when Louis XIV, who was still very young at the time, decided to take full control and established an absolute monarchy system....   [tags: king of france, power] 1537 words
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Listening to and Watching Louis CK - As I started to contemplate what I would write in this paper, I had a difficult time remembering things that used to make me laugh. So I called some of my family members and got some interesting feedback. My grandma told me that I used to have a little glowworm and every time it lit up I thought it was hilarious. My mom told me that I used to love getting my picture taken and I though it was really funny to see myself when the pictures were done. I cannot remember the first joke I heard. My favorite joke now is: “What do you call a fake noodle?” “An impasta!” I remember telling this joke my freshman year of high school and I still laugh every time I tell it....   [tags: comedic genius] 661 words
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Louis XIV and Peter the Great - As you wrote in the assignment sheet, Louis XIV and Peter the Great both wanted to do great things. They had many goals in common, as well as many different goals, and, though the two had much in common, worked in very different ways to achieve said goals. They were both autocrats, believing that all decisions concerning the countries in which they lived should be made by them. They both wanted to expand their countries—not only physically, in the context of gaining more and more land, but also building up strong armies and increasing their countries prestige....   [tags: military, government, land] 1294 words
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The Cathedral Basilica of St. Louis - ... started in 1912 and finished at 1988. In recognition of the beauty of this church Pope John Paul II designated the Cathedral of St. Louis a Basilica in 1997. There is two different designs for the interior and the exterior because they want it too be all as Byzantine style interior, However the neighbors at that time did not like the exterior design because it does not goes with the style of the neighborhood thus they build the exterior as Romanesque style. The unique things about the Byzantine style interior are the three Domes, the Arches, and the second floor that used females in the old age be attending the Mass at the second floor and the males at the first floor....   [tags: history, church, byzantine style ] 701 words
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A Brief Biography of Louis Armstrong - ... These skills also helped Armstrong with his jazz improvisation and later helped him begin the remarkable jazz transition from improvisation to solo performances. This was one of the first great accomplishments in Armstrong’s career, and the number of his feats constantly increased throughout his prosperous musical career. However, throughout Armstrong’s life, the United States was plagued with racism and segregation. From 1876 to 1965, the U.S. was a Jim Crow Law nation, and only 5 years before Armstrong’s birth, there was the infamous Plessy vs....   [tags: ambassadors to democracy] 1360 words
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Louis Pasteur: The Spontaneous Man - Louis Pasteur: The Spontaneous Man Spontaneous Generation thought to be the Origin of Life until the 1850's. Through a Science Fair that was sponsored by the French Academy of Science, it was Louis Pasteur who was responsible for disapproving this myth. Introduction This paper is about an extraordinary gentleman who made many discoveries in his lifetime; however, this will not be about one of his discovery’s rather the experiment that debunks spontaneous generation. One may want to ask what is spontaneous generation, and how was it discovered....   [tags: Scientific Research ]
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Louis XIV: An Absolute Monarch - Frightfully stimulated as a child from a home intrusion by Parisians during an aristocratic revolt in 1651, Louis XIV realized his rule would be decisive, militant, and absolute (458). His lengthy reign as Frances’ king and how he ruled would be the example that many countries throughout Europe would model their own regimes under. With this great authority also came greater challenges of finance and colonization. In the 17th century, the era of absolute monarchs were the means to restore European life (458)....   [tags: Absolutism]
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Louis Pasteur: An Amazing Chemist - ... Pasteur proved this as he boiled broth in a flask with a curved neck. He let the flask sit there for a year or so, and found that there still were not any microorganisms in the broth. Then, he broke off the curved neck of the flask and the broth eventually became full of microorganisms, bacteria, and germs. Louis Pasteur made several discoveries that have been very beneficial for the common people. Louis Pasteur discovered that milk soured from fermentation and that he could prevent it with Pasteurization....   [tags: Cure, Scientist, Nobel Prize] 575 words
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Louis Riel: Hero or Villain? - Louis Riel was one of the most controversial figures in Canadian history, and even to this day – more than a century after his execution – he continues to be remembered. Many believed him to be a villain; others saw him as a hero. So who was he really. Born in St. Boniface at the Red River Settlement of Canada (present-day Winnipeg, Manitoba) on October 22, 1844, Louis Riel hoped one day to follow his father’s footsteps and become a great Métis leader just like him. Eventually, Riel was seen as a hero to the French-speaking Métis....   [tags: Canadian History] 1723 words
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Louis Armstrong's Journey to Success - Louis Armstrong was born on August 4, 1901 in New Orleans, Louisiana. His mother was Mary Albert and his father was William Armstrong. He was born into a poor family and his father left the family when Louis was a baby. Later in life, Louis attended the Fisk School for Boys. He did many things to make money including working as a paperboy, finding food and selling it to restaurants, and hauling coal to Storyville (which introduced him to the music he would later play). Armstrong eventually dropped out of the Fisk School for Boys at the age of 11 and joined a quartet of boys....   [tags: musician, popularity, marriage] 572 words
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Louis Armstrong and The Jazz Mecca - The Jazz Mecca There’s a relaxing feeling that comes over me when I tune in to 90.9FM on the radio on my way to school. There aren’t many people my age that listen to jazz, though. I told a friend of mine to listen to a standard that I’d heard earlier that day, and he told me he turned it off as soon as he recognized the genre, telling me that “it’s old-folk music, I can’t take it seriously”. Although I didn’t take his comment to heart, I really thought about our generation and why jazz music isn’t as popular nowadays....   [tags: music, racism, poverty]
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Fate in Holes by Louis Eochar - Humans tend to believe that supreme super-natural forces explain what they don't understand or the impossible. An example is that a greater force or a more powerful being called a God or a Godess or the stars chooses people's life for them, we call this destiny. Other people seem to think that coincidences are supernatural also and Muslims believe that every human is born with a book that conotains all of thier future. These ideas all represent the meaning of life as seen by fate or destiny. In the novel "Holes| by Louis Eochar, the idea of fate is very important and the main character Stanley Yelnats experiences this in both a positve and a negative way....   [tags: concidences, life, fate, destiny] 631 words
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The Murder of Emmett Louis Till - ... Details like this show proof that the Jim crow laws gave the white man the upper hand in any situation. No matter how harsh the defense everyone was in favor of the whites. Also, the power that the white man had brought upon fear in the black community. Negroes were afraid of giving their opinion of the case and were afraid of fighting for the murder of Emmett Till because they believed the white community would come after them as well. Negroes could not get jobs as a sheriff, judge or even as part of the jury in that time, especially in Mississippi....   [tags: seggregation, civil rights ]
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Louis Pasteur: A National Hero - Louis Pasteur, one of the greatest benefactors of humanity was the first person to see that bacteria cause diseases. He was a scientist who associated an animal disease with a microorganism. Pasteur solved the mysteries of rabies, anthrax, chicken cholera, and silkworm diseases. He is also contributed to the development of the first vaccine. He described the basis of fermentation, wine-making using pasteurization and brewing of beer. Pasteur’s work gave way to many branches of science, making him responsible for some of the most theoretical concepts and practical applications of modern day science....   [tags: Biography ]
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Louis Armstrong: "Pops" of Jazz - Louis Armstrong, asked to define jazz, said “if you’ve got to ask, you’ll never know” (Cooke and Horn 2). As he put it, jazz has been an ever evolving genre. Armstrong’s style itself became out of step with a public demand by the early 40s (Larkin 246). Yet, even as Armstrong fell out of style, he greatly influenced later jazz artists. Armstrong’s creation of scat singing – vocal with random syllables – has been imitated by other musicians. Armstrong’s sophisticated pitch choice and extended range of his trumpet was revered and imitated....   [tags: Biography, Scat Singing]
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Monsanto in St. Louis, Missouri - Monsanto which is located in 6 continents and 68 countries is the biggest seed company of the 21st century. Monsanto was founded in 1901, St. Louis, Missouri, United States by John Francis Queeny. Likewise, Monsanto Headquarters are currently located in St. Louis, Missouri where founded. Monsanto had about 20,600 workers in 2011. Hugh Grant, the current CEO of Monsanto, has been in this position since 2010. He has a salary of about f $1,391,356 per year excluding his additional profits. The three main brands of the company in India are Bt Cotton, Dekalb and Roundup....   [tags: Monanto Webpages, Companies, India]
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Biography of Jesse Louis Jackson - ... Then, he made the decision to leave school in order to go work for Dr. King again. While King, at first, was enamored with the rudeness of the young leader, not everyone in the organization felt the same way. Many people felt that Jackson acted too independently, and eventually King came to dislike of him as well. Just five days before Dr. King’s assassination, King stormed out of a meeting after Jackson had repeatedly interrupted him. Still, Jackson traveled with King to Memphis, where King was assassinated on April 4, 1968, while standing on the balcony of his hotel room....   [tags: political figure, civil rights, sex equality] 665 words
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Poverty in St. Louis - Economic History of St. Louis The Gateway Arch is a monument that renders St. Louis, MO as the Gateway to the West. However, it was not until 1764 that Pierre Laclede and Auguste Chouteau declared the land along the Mississippi river as the city of St. Louis (The Authority of the United States of America, 1904). St. Louis was not a city that developed overnight. According to The Authority of the United States of America (1904), it took over a half of a century for the population to reach 5,000....   [tags: economic history, financial assistance]
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Louis Vuitton in Japan - 1. What has made Louis Vuitton’s business model successful in the Japanese luxury market. According to Hill, Wee and Udayasankar, the success of the company’s strategy can be measured by the value created for shareholders. To maximize the value, managers can increase the profitability by picking a position in the efficiency frontier with supportive internal operations and appropriate organization structure. In fact, Louis Vuitton had outstanding performance on that. In the primary activities, several measures are taken to control cost and create value....   [tags: Business Model, Luxury Market]
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The Louis Vuitton Story - Over the years, Louis Vuitton has been known as the European’s sector most leading line within the market specializing in the sales of luxury products and services throughout Japan as well as the multi-national firm as a whole. The mission of Louis Vuitton states that the organization has a representation of offering the most refined qualities of Western “Art de Vivre” around the world (www.sliclvmh.blogspot.com). The organization has become the most profitable business in Japan due to its superior ratings in the European market with the delivery of unique features and special branding management styles that have integrated culture beyond the norms of the consumers’ mindsets and craftsmanshi...   [tags: Japan, Europe, luxury brand, economy, clothing]
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Louis Armstrong- Inspirational Mind - Louis Armstrong Inspirational Mind There are many influential minds that have made a huge inspirational impact on society and the 21st century. Louis Armstrong changed the culture of American musical figures to the public. In my opinion he has had outstanding artistic achievement and is one of the people in the world that can be accounted for making a difference. His work actually proceeds the growing interest in civil rights change. Louis Armstrong is most known for his work of Jazz. Just the nature of music and Jazz was valued more everywhere (Merod, 2011).There was an attitude shift when his music went worldwide, people where more self-asserted and motivated by him....   [tags: Influential, Biography, Music]
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Biography of Louis Armstrong - ... “Louis was naturally a lively boy. He was always willing to be quiet [;] however… he could persuade his great grandmother to tell stories of her girl hood” (15). Although he was a charm, he also got into trouble. “By the time he was ten years old, he was asserting his own fists… his mother [would come] home to find her son with a bloody nose or a bruised eyes, she… begged him not to fight…” (27). Growing up music surrounded him; whether it was rhythms, beats, or even the sound of the train tracks, surrounded him....   [tags: sucess and fame, jazz, music] 1420 words
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Andra, by Louis Lawrence - Many people have pondered about what the future will be like. They contemplate on whether or not the world will be a technological haven or a desolate wasteland. In the book Andra, by Louis Lawrence, the setting occurs below the Earth’s surface two thousand years from today. Within the novel, people’s lives are filled with boundaries and limitations. People have to live underground because Earth’s atmosphere is too contaminated to live in. Andra is the name of the main character who has had a brain graft to fix her blindness, but that also, unexpectedly, gave her the memories of a boy that died in 1987....   [tags: Summary, Futuristic Fiction]
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Robert Louis Stevenson- Author - Many innovations were created in the 1850s and 1860s. This was a time when submarines were invented, the first elevator was created, and solar flares were discovered. Through all of these discoveries that changed the world, one author was starting his illustrious career. Robert Louis Stevenson is a renowned British author who has written many fictitious novels. The most notable of his works include Treasure Island, A Child’s Garden of Verses, and The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde. The majority of these stories contain traces of his pressured and misunderstood life....   [tags: Biography, Author, Treasure Island]
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Louis XIV - Louis XIV of France was the longest reigning monarch in European history. His reign began when he was five years old and lasted until shortly before his death at the age of seventy-seven (1643-1715). In power for such as extended time, Louis generated many friends and many enemies. As noted in Louis XIV and His Court, there were many negative comments and many positive comments about Louis XIV and his court during his long reign. In Louis XIV’s court, the closer a person was to the king, or the more he did for a person, the more that person liked him....   [tags: reign, leader, king]
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Louis Pasteur - Many individuals have made astounding contributions to society in the past 200 years; however, some of these contributions were so powerful, they effectively changed the future of our world. Louis Pasteur, born December 27th, 1822, in the town of Dole, Eastern France, is one of the most noteworthy individuals to live during the last 200 years. Responsible for a myriad of accomplishments ranging from the debunking of the infamous “spontaneous generation” theory to the method named after him today, pasteurization, Mr....   [tags: Science] 1288 words
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King Louis XIV - King Louis XIV When Louis XIV took over the French throne, he was thrust into middle of the Thirty Years’ War. However, as Louis was only five at the time, he did not do much ruling. The Thirty Years’ War ended with France losing some of its military reputation. Louis grew up with a hatred for the nobles due to the insurrection during the beginning of his reign. Because of this, Louis XIV would never trust the nobles and would spend his reign slowly taking their power away from them. Louis XIV ruled for seventy-two years, from May 14, 1643 to September 1, 1715....   [tags: centralized power in france] 1353 words
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The Palace of Versailles and the Absolutism of Louis XIV - The Palace of Versailles and the Absolutism of Louis XIV Absolutism describes a form of monarchical power that is unrestrained by all other institutions, such as churches, legislatures, or social elites. To achieve absolutism one must first promote oneself as being powerful and authoritative, then the individual must take control of anyone who might stand in the way of absolute power. The Palace of Versailles helped King Louis XIV fulfill both of those objectives. Versailles used propaganda by promoting Louis with its grandiosity and generous portraits that all exuded a sense of supremacy....   [tags: World History ]
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Louis Armstrong - New Orleans, Louisiana, a city most known for its tasty seafood, its French cuisine, and its largest celebration of Mardi Gras in the nation, also has a long history of being innovative when it comes to the subject of music. This can be proven when looking at the creation of multiple musical genres including jazz. Most notably, Dixieland Jazz or New Orleans style jazz took root in the city throughout the early 20th century. Throughout this period, many artists began to implement this new style of music that derived ultimately from the roots of jazz....   [tags: New Orleans, Jazz Music, Biography]
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French History: King Louis XIV - ... There had been a rumor that because the protégé of Cardinal Richelieu, Jules Mazarin, had been taking care of Louis, he had been his actual father. Since Anne and Louis XIII, Louis XIV’s father, love life had been dull there were valid points on Mazarin being his father. Not only was Mazarin watching over Louis but he was also guiding him and helping him through his reign as such a young kid. When Louis turned nine years old, the nobles and the Parliament had started a revolt against him, this was the beginning of the Frond....   [tags: nobels, golden century] 816 words
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Peter the Great and Louis XIV and Absolutism - During the reigns of King Louis XIV of France and King Peter I of Russia, also known as Peter the Great, the nobility was under strict control to limit its power and status in society and government. Both autocrats, or absolute rulers, put the nobles in an area separate from the rest of society to keep them under close watch. The kings’ opinion in religion also impacted the status and power of the nobility because most of them were skilled Protestants. This would prove itself as a problem in the long run for Louis XIV....   [tags: nobility, power, government, tyrants] 577 words
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Louis Armstrong and Jazz in the 1920’s - Louis Armstrong and Jazz in the 1920’s Music is an art that has been in this world for tens of thousands of years and has proven its abilities to bring people together and sometimes even make people happy. Although the jazz era ended almost a century ago, this time influenced by Louis Armstrong was a huge cultural shift that still remains in our society in which African-Americans are a vast part of our music industry amongst pop, rap, reggae, and more. Jazz was a unique form of music, there had never been anything like it before....   [tags: trumpeter, african-american culture]
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Rivers West by Louis L´Amour - ... He made less than eight dollars but he took that as a sign and devoted his time to writing for the pulps. In 1937 he sold a short story called “Gloves for a Tiger” to Thrilling Adventures Magazine and after this other sales followed quickly. Although he wrote in several genres, Louis’ most financially successful stories were the adventure tales he wrote about the captain of a tramp freighter and his crew. Late in the summer of 1942 Louis was inducted into the US army, after his discharge he returned to the US to find that the market for his adventure stories had disappeared....   [tags: jean daniel talon, american tradition]
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Louis Le Vau: The Architect of France - Louis Le Vau: The Architect of France The 1600’s were influential years for interior design and architecture throughout the world, specifically in France. Design was becoming something to be celebrated, and with the Council of Trent calling for art that was less academic and more appealing to the public it was the perfect setting for a new era of design. Born in 1612 in Paris, Louis Le Vau would live on to become Chief Architect to the King. Originally from a wealthy family, Le Vau was trained by his father; a stone mason employed at Fontainebleau; and developed his skills in stone masonry....   [tags: interior design, the louvre]
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Louis Riel Changed Manitoba Forever - “I know that through the grace of God, I am the founder of Manitoba,” (Riel, 1885). This quote, by Louis Riel whilst he was on trial in Regina still stands true in today where Manitobans we are constantly feeling the presence of Riel’s legacy and accomplishments. He was the one who originally set the rights that Manitobans and Métis should have. Yet another way he affected Manitoba was in the Manitoba Act of 1870. Furthermore, he gave not only Manitobans, but French-Canadians and Métis alike an icon to venerate....   [tags: Leadership ]
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King Louis XVI and the French Revolution - ... A well known insurgency climaxed on July 14th, when rioters stormed the Bastille fortress in attempt to get gun powder and weapons, this is now a holiday in France called Bastille day celebrating the beginning of the French Revolution and how they are now free. The revolutionary fervor spread across France border to border. Now peasants looted and burned the homes of tax collectors, landlords, and the seigniorial elite just to make a point that they did not like how high taxes are. On June 17th, "the procedure stalled"(history.com), the Third Estate met alone and properly adopted the name "National Assembly"....   [tags: causes and effects]
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The Life and Writings of Robert Louis Stevenson - Robert Louis Stevenson Robert Louis Stevenson is one of the greatest authors to hail from Britain. His writings have been enjoyed by countless since he masterfully wrote them down. Stevenson uses characterization, imagery, and conflict to keep his readers captivated by his works in Treasure Island, Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, and Kidnapped. Robert Louis Stevenson was born on November 13, 1850 in Scotland. Being the only son of a famous civil engineer, Stevenson was expected to continue the family tradition, but this was against his wishes for his life....   [tags: Literary Analysis ]
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Lacome Lucien a Film by Louis Malle - There is no doubt that Louis Malle while making the movie Lacombe Lucien wanted the eyewitness to feel uncomfortable when watching it. In the film we have to judge for ourselves but at the same time try to understand what leads people to do things that they choose to do. Louis Malle attempted to tell a 'real' story of 'real' people, rather than the good vs evil caricature. Possibly Malle wanted us to feel discomfort while watching the movie so that we identify with the individuals more and in some way, very minor, experience the feelings they experienced which due to the times they lived were very complex and uneasy....   [tags: film analysis, france, nazi]
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Comparing Louis Armstrong and Etta James - In this investigation, I will attempt to compare two of the most famous and influential Jazz artists of all time, Louis Armstrong, and Etta James’ personal lives with regards to finding music, their stylistic similarities and I will also compare four of their most famous tracks. In the case of Armstrong, this track is ‘What a wonderful world’, and ‘We have all the time in the world’ and for Etta James I will analyse and compare ‘At Last’, and ‘I’ve been loving you too long’. Louis Armstrong was born on August 4th 1901 in New Orleans....   [tags: famous and influential Jazz artists] 1693 words
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Jacques Louis David: A Brief Biography - Jacques Louis David supported the French Revolution from start to finish. He joined the Mountain, the Jacobin club, supported the Constitutional Monarchy and the Reign of Terror, and finally became the court painter to General Napoleon Bonaparte. David was extremely dedicated to having a Republican government, and while many people were fleeing the country for greater opportunities all over the world, David stayed behind to help abolish the old power. David, born on August 30, 1748 in Paris, France, was a skilled painter during the French Revolution....   [tags: neoclassic French painters] 718 words
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The Father of Microbes: Biography of Louis Pasteur - Louis Pasteur was born in the town of Dole, France in a family of tanners. He was born in December 27, 1822, in a time when the germs and microbes hadn’t been discovered. The profession of tanner is a person who gets leather to become soft and strong. This profession came from his great grandfather who owned a tanning business since 1763 (Notable Biographies, 2008). As children, the Jean-Joseph and Jeanne Roqui Pasteur, taught them to be loyal, respect, financial security, and hard work. By the year of 1831, Pasteur went to Ecole Primaire and to College d’ Arboix (Pasteur Brewing, 2008) where it is believed that he witnesses treatment of rabies on victims which killed 16 on that day....   [tags: Biography ]
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The French Revolution, King Louis XVI - In a time of great dispute and confusion, it took the courage of one man to rise up against the opposition and throw out the revolutionary ideas. The French Revolution started in 1789 and concluded in 1799, but the revolution began due to the unrest of the peasantry and the supposed treasonous acts committed by King Louis XVI. As a result, the social classes revolted against the King and this led to his execution, which left France without a leader until Napoleon Bonaparte took control of the revolutionaries and became the ruler....   [tags: french social classes, Napoleon]
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1831:Year of Eclipse by Louis Masur - Many Americans would not consider the year 1831 to be a turning point in United States History. Louis Masur, in his book 1831:Year of Eclipse, shines light on crucial events and culture shifts during 1831, that shaped the United States today. Masur’s metaphorical title suggests the importaince the eclipse of 1831 had on America. This twelve month period featured transitions in leadership, slavery issues, religious controversy, working class issues, and technological advances in the United States....   [tags: american policies, religion, freedom] 1485 words
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Louis Pojman`s Perspective of Morality - ... And he discuss the “diversity thesis” and “dependency thesis” of ethical relativism. The “diversity thesis” which claims that moral rules differ from society to society. Hence, there are no moral principles accepted by all societies. However, according to Pojman, there do have some moral rules accepted by all societies which are not considered to have objective status. On the other hand, the” dependency thesis” is that “all moral rules derive their validity from cultural acceptance.” (Pojman 240) On the contrary, Pojman claims that although different societies may act more or less differently, they still have some same substantive moral principles which are “disregarded at a culture`s ow...   [tags: ethical relativism, principles, culture] 671 words
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Jean-Louis Kerouac aka Jack - Jean-Louis Kerouac aka Jack was born on March 12th, 1922 in Lowell, Massachusetts to Leo and Gabrielle who were immigrants from Quebec, Canada. Kerouac learned to speak French at home then he learned how to speak English at school. His father owned a print shop and his mother stayed a home. In the summer of 1926 Jack's older brother Gerard died of rheumatic fever at nine years old. The family was overcome by grief and became more involved in church as is shown in some of his books. Jack loved to play sports and read on his free time....   [tags: Biography, The Town and The City, Athlete, Writer]
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