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Overthrow: America's Century of Regime Change from Hawaii to Iraq by Stephen Kinzer - As stronger nations exercise their control over weaker ones, the United States try to prove their authority, power and control over weaker nations seeing them as unable to handle their own issues thereby, imposing their ideology on them. And if any of these weaker nations try to resist, then the wrath of the United States will come upon them. In overthrow the author Stephen Kinzer tells how Americans used different means to overthrow foreign government. He explains that the campaign & ideology of anti- communism made Americans believe that it was their right and historical obligation to lead forces of good against those of iniquity....   [tags: Stephen Kinzer]
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Stephen King - Stephen Edwin King, one of the greatest horror writers of the 20th and 21st century, was born on September 21, 1947 in Portland, Maine. Stephen was born at the Maine General Hospital. He was the second son, and only son born from his mother, of the King family. Stephen had a older brother who was adopted two years prior to Stephen’s birth. (1) (2) (5) Stephen King’s parents were only together for a short while after Stephen was born. Stephen, only being a toddler, his father, Donald Edwin King, left Stephen’s mother, Ruth Pillsbury King, leaving her to care for the family with the help of relatives....   [tags: Stephen King Biography]
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Stephen Crane and The Civil War - Stephen Crane and The Civil War One year after the publication of The Red Badge of Courage Crane released a continuation to the narrative in the form of a short story.  “The Veteran” characterizes an elderly Henry Fleming who recalls his first exposure to the experience of war.  Of the battle he remembers, “That was at Chancellorsville” (Crane 529-531).  While Crane never explicitly states the name of the battle in The Red Badge, the incidents mentioned in “The Veteran” indicate that the protagonist of each is one in the same (website).  Memories of his reasons for flight and sad recollections of the memory of Jim Conklin, the “tall soldier,” mirror the episodes mentioned in Crane’s second...   [tags: Stephen Crane]
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Stephen Crane and The Civil War - Stephen Crane and The Civil War         While merely speculative, some biographers claim that Crane began The Red Badge of Courage in response to a challenge made by an acquaintance urging him to write a war novel that exceeded the quality of Emile Zola’s Le débâcle.  Crane, shortly thereafter, undertook the task and researched various articles in Century magazine on battles and leaders in the Civil War.  In several personal letters he writes of the process he underwent in producing the narrative and discusses his opinions and feelings in reference to the quality of his work.  While he generally concedes to the positive opinions surrounding its reviews, he makes a conscious effort to refut...   [tags: Stephen Crane]
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Making History By Stephen Fry - Making History by Stephen Fry Making History is a novel by Stephen Fry, who was born in Hampstead, London on Saturday, August 24, 1957 as the son of Alan and Marianne Fry. Except other books such as The Hippopotamus Fry also wrote some plays(e.g. Latin. in 1979) and films and the musical Me & My Girl. He also worked as an actor in the famous BBC series Blackadder. Making History was first published in the United Kingdom in 1996 by Hutchinson. The book tells a fantasy-science fiction-time travelling story about a student named Michael Young who wants to eliminate the holocaust from the history books by preventing Adolf Hitler from being born....   [tags: Stephen Fry] 1547 words
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Stephen King Using Gothic Literature - Stephen King is known as one of the greatest horror and gothic writers of our time. The reason for this is his ability to fuse the gothic elements created by stories such as Dracula or Frankenstein and todays horror. King has written hundreds of short stories but two in-particular “The Night Flier” and “Popsy” show his unique ability to combined gothic elements from the old literature with realistic settings and people of our era. One of his greater talents is being able to use gothic element like vampires and make us see them in a different light....   [tags: Stephen King] 908 words
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Misery by Stephen King - Misery by Stephen King Plot: Paul Sheldon is a famous writer who created the popular 'Misery' series, and has just killed off the main character, Misery Chastain. He has just finished writing a new novel called 'Fast Cars' and is heading to New York to get the manuscript printed when his car crashes in Colorado. He is pulled from the wreckage with both of his legs shattered by his number one fan, Annie Wilkes. She took him to her home and nursed him to health. But Annie Wilkes is slightly crazy, and when she read the new 'Misery' novel she demanded that Paul had to bring her back to life in another book....   [tags: Misery Stephen King] 893 words
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Biography and Work of Stephen King - Killer clown, pig’s blood, children killing adults, an adventurous cat and “here’s Johnny!” can all be connected to the KING of terror and horror, Stephen King. King is one of today's most popular and best selling writers. King combines thrillers, science fiction, the paranormal and detective themes into his stories. He is mainly known for his novels, which has allowed him to do different types of writings such as movie scripts, nonfiction, autobiographies, children's books, and short stories. King's works are so powerful because he uses his experience and observations from his life and (finish) Stephen Edwin King was born in Portland, Maine on September 21, 1947....   [tags: Stephen King Writer Author Biography] 1338 words
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Stephen Crane's A Mystery of Heroism - Stephen Crane's A Mystery of Heroism Stephen Crane, an avant-garde writer of his time, forced his readers to look beyond his written words for a more underlined, meaningful moral in most of his stories. Crane follows a strict pattern in most of his work. His subject matter usually deals with the physical, emotional, and intellectual responses of ordinary people confronted by extraordinary, extreme experiences. Fairly common themes are presented in his writing, including fallen humanity and harsh realities; yet all seem to overlap in the category of heroism....   [tags: Stephen Crane Mystery Heroism Essays] 1314 words
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Stephen Crane's The Open Boat - Stephen Crane's "The Open Boat"        “None of them knew the color of the sky.” This first sentence in Stephen Crane’s “The Open Boat” implies the overall relationship between the individual and nature. This sentence also implies the limitations of anyone’s perspective. The men in the boat concentrate so much on the danger they are in, that they are oblivious and unaware to everything else; in other words, maybe lacking experience. “The Open Boat” begins with a description of four men aboard a small boat on a rough sea....   [tags: Open Boat Stephen Crane Essays] 776 words
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Misery, by Stephen King - Annie Wilkes - Misery, by Stephen King - Annie Wilkes What does it take to frighten an author of best-selling horror novels?  In Misery, Stephen King embodies a writer's fears about himself as a writer and about the continuation of his creativity in a richly elaborated and horrifi-cally psychotic woman, Annie Wilkes.  In the novel, Annie represents a mother figure, a goddess, and a "constant reader".  In reality, however, An-nie merely represents a creative part of King's mind. Annie Wilkes is a proud mother of two children--a historical-romance novelist, Paul Sheldon, and his extremely popular heroine Misery Chastain.  Annie must nurse and educate Paul.  Gottschalk elaborates, "Annie views Paul in a mad...   [tags: Misery Stephen King] 815 words
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The Success of Stephen King as a Screenwriter - The Success of Stephen King as a Screenwriter Movies are becoming more and more popular with new special effects and stories that are intriguing and gripping. Movies now have lasting effects on viewers, since the stories are becoming more involved and more in depth. Screenwriters are constantly trying to create better screenplays to have made into motion pictures, yet there are thousands, if not millions, of screenwriters out there trying to earn a wage. The Writer’s Guild of America reports that in one year an average of 40,000 screenplays will be submitted and out of those only 120 will be made into motion pictures....   [tags: Stand by Me Stephen King Film Essays]
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Misery by Stephen King - Misery by Stephen King Book Report The stories setting takes place in Western Colorado. In Western Colorado in a home of a retired nurse named Annie is where the whole story takes place. Annie's home is a two story log cabin out in the middle of nowhere. The closest neighbors are miles away. It takes place in the middle of winter snow storms. The story is about Paul Sheldon who is the author of a best-selling series of romance novels featuring its popular character Misery Chastain....   [tags: Misery Stephen King Book Report] 780 words
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The Sun Dog by Stephen King - Bibliographic Information: King, Stephen (1992) The Sun Dog (The Penguin Group, New York, New York). Setting: This story take place in the town of Castle Rock, Oregon. Most of the book takes place around the main characters neighborhood and the store in which the camera was bought. In the story it is the month of September. The story stars on September 15, of 1997. The way the time period is associated with the main character is that September 15th is his birthday. So the story begins in the setting of a 15 year old boys birthday party....   [tags: Stephen King Sun Dog Book Report] 1204 words
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Stephen Crane's The Open Boat - Stephen Crane's The Open Boat Humanity often tends to see itself as being somehow important in the grand scheme of the Universe. We speak of 'fate' as if we were put here for some reason, or purpose. We have our religions, which often serve as an engine to drive our lives and as a means to give meaning to them. But why do we think of ourselves in such a superior fashion. Do we really matter at all. Would the Universe stop if we were suddenly taken away. In his short story, 'The Open Boat,' Stephen Crane shows us a Universe totally unconcerned with the affairs of humankind; it is an indifferent Universe in which Man has to struggle to survive....   [tags: Stephen Crane Open Boat Essays Papers]
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The Body by Stephen King - For my book I chose to read The Body by Stephen King. This novel is about four young boys taking a journey to find a body somewhere in the woods that is at the county line. This story is about more than just four boys going on an adventure its about them becoming closer to each other and learning real life lessons along the way. The four boys are all going into their first year of middle school so this is a time in their life when they learn things that will help them in life. In the first major scene the boys are all in a tree house where the character Vern tells the other three boys about the body....   [tags: The Body Stephen King Book Review Analysis] 843 words
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Analysis of The Open Boat by Stephen Crane - Analysis of The Open Boat by Stephen Crane Story: “The Open Boat,” 1897 Author: Stephen Crane (1871-1900) Central Character: There is no real central character in this story. All the men on the boat are spoken about more or less equally and no prominent character jumps out at the reader as being the central character. Although more emphasis is put onto the correspondent, and Billie the oiler. Other Character: The cook: bails water from boat. Billie the oiler: steers and rows boat, is the only of the men that does not make it alive to land....   [tags: The Open Boat Stephen Crane Essays]
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The Theme in Stephen King's Apt Pupil - Many of Stephen King’s writings explore the theme of evil, and Apt Pupil is no exception. He has incorporated his ideas of malevolence into the characters of Todd Bowden and Kurt Dussander. The beginning of the novella delves into the dark thoughts of a young boy whose encounter with Dussander encourages the growth of his dark side. From stories of Patin to killing animals, the potential for evil can be seen in the eyes of the two and leads them to the ultimate evil: murder. It all began when Todd found his ‘GREAT INTEREST....   [tags: Stephen King Apt Pupil Theme] 950 words
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Biography of Stephen Hawking - Biography of Stephen Hawking Stephen Hawking was born on January 8, 1942. He is the first child of Frank and Isabel Hawking. During the second World War, Isabel was sent from her husband’s home in Highgate, to Oxford. This was considered a much safer place to have children during the war. Soon after his birth, his family moved back in together in their north London home. Hawking began his schooling here at Hertfordshire School. Hawking moved only once during his childhood, to Saint Albans, a small town about 20 miles away from North London....   [tags: Stephen Hawking Lou Gehrig’s Disease Essays] 1587 words
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Stephen Covey's The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People - Stephen Covey's The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People In 1989, Stephen Covey's book The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People started a landmark revolution in how we think about time and life management. In this book, Covey presents seven principles for developing effectiveness in our private and public lives. By developing these habits, one moves from being dependent on other people to being and acting independently. Then we learn how to move to the more advanced state of interdependence and successful Cooperation....   [tags: Stephen Covey, Seven Habits] 3475 words
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Stephen Hawking - If you casually mention the name Stephen Hawking in conversation, you are likely to get a number of reactions from people.Some people know him from cameo appearances in movies or TV shows like The Big Bang Theory. Others have leafed through his popular book, A Brief History of Time. People recognize him as an outspoken representative for the disabled, and a leader of the scientific community.But how many people know him for his research. Professor Hawking has certainly lived an impressive life, and he is an inspiring public figure.With all the distractions surrounding Professor Hawking, most people forget about the groundbreaking discoveries that he has helped develop in the science of Cosm...   [tags: Stephen Hawking biography Essays]
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The Fires of Jubilee by Stephen B. Oates - The Fires of Jubilee by Stephen B. Oates The Fires of Jubilee by Stephen B. Oates describes a sad and tragic story about a man named Nat Turner who was born into slavery and his fight to be free. Ironically, his willingness to do anything, even kill, to gain his freedom leads to his own demise. From the title of this book, 'The Fires of Jubilee,'; a reader can truly grasp the concept that there is trouble, chaos, and mayhem brewing in the month of August. This story was not only riveting, but also one that kept me on my heels for almost the entire time that I was reading it....   [tags: The Fires Jubilee Stephen B. Oates Essays] 1331 words
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Stephen Crane's The Red Badge of Courage - Stephen Crane's The Red Badge of Courage War forces young soldiers to grow up quickly. In Stephen Crane’s Civil War novel, The Red Badge of Courage, Henry Fleming is no exception. He is faced with the hard reality of war and this forces him to readjust his romantic beliefs about war. Through the novel, the reader can trace the growth and development of Henry through these four stages: (1) romanticizing war and the heroic role each soldier plays, (2) facing the realities of war, (3) lying to himself to maintain his self-importance, and (4) realistic awareness of his abilities and place in life....   [tags: Stephen Crane Red Badge Courage Essays]
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Stephen Crane's Red Badge of Courage - Stephen Crane's Red Badge of Courage      When reading the Red Badge of Courage, it is necessary to understand the symbolism that Stephen Crane has created throughout the whole book. Without understanding the true intent of color use, this book loses a meaningful interpretation that is needed to truly understand the main character, his feelings and actions. Crane uses very distinct colors in his text to represent various elements that the main character, Henry or “the youth”, is feeling along his adventure of enlisting into battle....   [tags: Stephen Crane Red Badge Courage Essays] 1234 words
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From James Joyce's Stephen Hero to "After The Race" - Blending Narrator and Character - From James Joyce's Stephen Hero to "After The Race" - Blending Narrator and Character James Joyce's fragment of a novel, Stephen Hero, leaves the reader little room to interpret the text for themselves. The work lacks the narrative distance that Joyce achieves in his later works. Dubliners, a work Joyce was writing concurrently, seemingly employs a drastically different voice. A voice which leaves the reader room to make judgments of their own. Yet it is curious that Joyce could produce these two works at the same time, one that controls the reader so directly, telling not showing , while the other, Dubliners, seems to give the reader the power of final interpretation over the characters...   [tags: James Joyce Stephen Hero] 1399 words
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Hope Springs Eternal: Rita Hayworth and Shawshank Redemption by Stephen King - Hope Springs Eternal: Rita Hayworth and Shawshank Redemption by Stephen King A wise man once said, “Memory is the library of the mind.” All of the events in one’s life, ranging from birth to the present, are stored in this complex catalog of experience. There they remain untouched and collecting dust until a time of need, much like the scores of books found in today’s libraries. No matter how obscure, their topics represent the various trials of life that build one’s character and forever serve as the most reliable source of the human psyche....   [tags: Shawshank Stephen King Essays]
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Stephen Crane's The Bride Comes To Yellow Sky - Stephen Crane's "The Bride Comes to Yellow Sky" Stephen Crane's "The Bride Comes to Yellow Sky," as well as his other Western stories, owe much to Mark Twain's approach to the West. According to Eric Solomon, "both authors…used humor to comment on the flaws of traditional fictional processes" (237). While employing parody of the Western literary tradition, Crane also uses realism to depict the influence of the East on the West. In "The Bride Comes to Yellow Sky," Stephen Crane uses symbolism to develop his study of the changes effected on the West and the roles of its inhabitants by the encroachment of eastern society....   [tags: Stephen Crane Bride Comes Yellow Sky]
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The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, by Stephen R. Covey - In the self-improvement book, The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, author Stephen R. Covey presents an integrated and principle-centered approach for solving personal and professional issues and problems. Covey uses real life examples as well as his own experience to reveal a step-by-step way for living with integrity, honesty, and self-respect. In the book he explains principles that give someone the comfort to adapt to change and the wisdom to take control and full advantage of the opportunities that the business world and personal lives create....   [tags: Self Help, Stephen Covey, Seven Habits] 628 words
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The 7 Habits Of Highly Effective People by Stephen R. Covey - Stephen R. Covey, the author of “The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People,” is empowering readers with problem solving tools needed to overcome the routine to the extreme situations of personal and workplace environments. Covey explains simply that you don’t have to be a genius to apply these principles of 7 habits, but you will have to possess balanced dimensions of nature: physical, spiritual, mental, and social/emotional. The ideas explained by Covey start by using the principles of natural laws and using these laws such as fairness, integrity, and honesty to increase your “circle of influence” which builds off of your proactive energy....   [tags: Self Help, Stephen Covey, Seven Habits] 695 words
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Carrie by Stephen King - The book uses fictional documents, such as book excerpts, news reports, and hearing transcripts, to frame the story of Carietta "Carrie" White, a 17-year-old girl from Chamberlain, Maine. Carrie's mother, Margaret, a fanatical Christian fundamentalist, has a vindictive and unstable personality, and over the years has ruled Carrie with an iron rod and repeated threats of damnation, as well as occasional physical abuse. Carrie does not fare much better at her school where her frumpy looks, lack of friends and lack of popularity with boys make her the butt of ridicule, embarrassment, and public humiliation by her fellow teenage peers....   [tags: Stephen King Carrie] 900 words
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The Author’s Thesis in “Race Against Time” by Stephen Lewis - The eight Millennium Development Goals proposed by the UN during the Millennium General Assembly of 2000 will not be reached in Africa by 2015 if international financial institutions such as the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund continue to impose unethical and punishing economic policies through the Structural Adjustment Program (SAPs) on the poor and undeveloped countries of Africa and if the wealthy old core countries continue to break promises and hesitate to donate enough financial aid to Africa to help it recover from the destructive effects of the SAPs and the AIDS pandemic, and to also ensure gender equality and rights of women in Africa....   [tags: Race Against Time, Stephen Lewis, ] 825 words
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Stephen King the Creator of Horror - ... Stephen spent most of his childhood in Fort Wayne, Indiana with his older adopted brother David. By the time Stephen was eleven his mother had move them back to Maine. He and his brother would move back and fourth from Maine to visit his grandparents. He never knew his dad he disappeared out of his life, he told his family he was going to a cigarette shop, he never returned. Stephen was very well educated and was a dedicated student. He read books that were at a very high level for his age once his teacher made him stay after school because she thought he was pretending to read such a high leveled book, he proved her wrong....   [tags: author, movies, ]
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Life and Music of Stephen Foster - ... Susanna” was his first big hit. He married Jane Denny MacDowell at the age of 24 and launched his career as a professional songwriter with 12 compositions already in print. Another account of his life says that Stephen composed in a flash of inspiration, songs that expressed his sentiment of American antebellum South. Until 1960 when he left for New York, Stephen remained in Pittsburgh composing. After studying the various music and poetic styles in the United States as a professional songwriter, he decided to write the people's music....   [tags: composer, civil war, songwriter] 827 words
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A Brief Biography of Stephen Hawking - ... Although his father wished for him to follow in his footsteps and go into medicine, Stephen had other plans in mind. He yearned for science, but more crucially; space. In primary school, Stephen slacked academically. Stephen states in his semi-autobiographical book Black Holes and Baby Universes, “I was never more than halfway up the class… when I was twelve, one of my friends bet another friend a bag of sweets that I would never come to anything.” (p. 9) In fact, in high school he sat at the almost bottom of his class, with only two students below him....   [tags: influential physicist] 597 words
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Stephen King and the Pet Sematary - ... On Louis’s first day working at the university a boy named Victor Pascow was hit by a car and died in Dr. Creed’s care. Before dying, Victor muttered about the Pet Sematary which scared Louis. A few months later on Thanksgiving night, Ellie’s cat, Church, was struck by a car while crossing the road. Jud and Louis found the cat with a broken neck. Later that night, Jud took Louis up to the the cemetery beyond the Pet Sematary Louis was familiar with. A day after burying the cat, Louis discovered the cat had came back to life....   [tags: author, story, school, writings] 1858 words
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Stephen King, A Voice in the Dark - Stephen King; A voice in the Dark “People always ask me why I write such terrifying stories, and my reply always is; Why do you think I have a choice?” Stephen King is one of the world’s bestselling authors (and was before J.K. Rowling published Harry Potter). he is most known for his Horror stories, like IT or ‘Salem’s Lot. But also for his Horror/Fantasy novels, Like The Dark Tower Series. He writes about his fears, his problems, and things he’s overcome, and sometimes the odd. Stephen King (full name is Stephen Edwin King) was born on September 21st, 1947 in the small town of Portland, Maine....   [tags: horror stories, writing, fantasy novels] 1794 words
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Stephen King's Life and Accomplishments - "If you have an imagination, let it run free." - Steven King, 1963 Stephen Edwin King is one of today's most popular and best selling writers. King combines the elements of psychological thrillers, science fiction, the paranormal, and detective themes into his stories. In addition to these themes, King sticks to using great and vivid detail that is set in a realistic everyday place. Stephen King who is mainly known for his novels, has broadened his horizons to different types of writings such as movie scripts, nonfiction, autobiographies, children's books, and short stories....   [tags: psychological thrillers, science fiction, novels]
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A Brief Biography on Stephen Crane - ... In 1897 he set sail for Cuba to report on Cuban revolutionaries; the boat that he was aboard ended up sinking. His firsthand experience led him to write The Open Boat. In this novel, he used vivid imaginary to explain what happened to a handful of men against the power of the indifferent but destructive sea (“Stephen Crane”). He was unable to get to Cuba so he set out for the Greco-Turkish War. He wanted to be a firsthand writer, to make his writings realistic. While trying to accomplish his goal for writing, Crane ended up getting sick....   [tags: novelist, poet, journalist, realism writer]
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The Life of Stephen Hawking - ... Seeing as Oxford did not offer a degree in mathematics for Hawking to major in, he took on Physics and cosmology; and it was at Oxford that Stephen first experienced the “awakening” of his ALS (Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis). Despite his debilitating disease, Hawking would later obtain his Ph. D in cosmology with honors from Cambridge University in 1962; Hawking was 20 years old. It was years later that Stephen would make one of the most groundbreaking finds that would reshape the very foundation on how the world would view black holes and the universe (off of the findings of Roger Penrose)....   [tags: cambridge university, cosmology] 568 words
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Stephen King's Guidebook: On Writing - Stephen King’s “On Writing,” is a memoir of the author’s experiences as a writer and serves as a guidebook for those who choose to enter the craft of writing. Stephen King writes about his childhood and young adulthood, relating stories that made him the writer he has become. Stephen King then moves into the mechanics of writing, offering advice and insight into a successful career that has worked so well for him but remains distant for thousands of others. “On Writing – A Memoir of the Craft” is not written in the traditional textbook format....   [tags: mechanics, informal, practical]
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The Queen, Directed by Stephen Frears - ... The Queen and the Royal Family when adviced with these suggestions think it is absurd and stick to the traditional culture. But soon realized that Britain has progressively modernalized. When the Queen realizes the changes she states that she beliefs their is a shift of public values and perhaps she should advocate. Tony Blair, in the film The Queen had just been elected to become prime minister. His views as prime minister is to modernise Britain. Throughout the film director Stephen Frears chooses to film the scenes featuring Tony Blair and the government with modern film because he wanted the syntax to interpret the progressive movement to a modernized society....   [tags: film analysis] 547 words
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A Brief Look at Stephen King - ... The ghost in the hotel begins to possess Jack and causes him to get cabin fever. He is told to kill his family but resists, but eventually he snaps and becomes a homicidal maniac. He is eventually locked in a closet by his wife, Wendy. One of the ghosts frees Jack and encourages him to bring him Danny, Jack’s son. Jack hunts down Wendy and corners her in the bathroom. Meanwhile in Florida, the hotel chef, Dick Hallorann hears a psychic call from Danny. He arrives in an effort to help the family, only to be attacked by animals that the hotel controls....   [tags: influential American authors, master of horror] 762 words
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War Is Kind by Stephen Crane - The irony is cruel and unpleasant. How a country who bases their laws off of peace often finds itself in war. In a few simple words, war is not kind, at least according to Stephen Crane. Crane is a poet who lived through the Spanish-American War. He has firsthand experience with warfare, which was what inspired him to write the poem “War is Kind”. All throughout the poem Crane uses many forms of literary devices to help fortify his argument on war but one literary device particularly accentuates his perception of war....   [tags: poem analysis]
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Stephen Hawking and the World of Physics - Stephen Hawking and the World of Physics Dr Stephen Hawking was born January 8, 1942, the 300th anniversary of the day Galileo died. Although today he is totally paralyzed from ALS, he was born healthy. His work on the physics of black holes and the beginning of the universe revolutionized modern physics and our understanding of the universe. His biggest discoveries were Hawking radiation, mini black holes, and the no boundary theory. He started out as an averagely bright student at St. Albans private school....   [tags: biography, quantum physics, quantum mechanics] 2213 words
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The Open Boat by Stephen Crane - ... Additionally, the colors are so vivid that you visualize the movie of what is happening in the story because of this description. The narrator uses animal like characteristics to show that the waves were controlling the boat’s direction as opposed to the people steering the boat. He says, “as each wave came, and she rose for it, she seemed like a horse making at a fence outrageously high” (shorter seventh edition, 190) to illustrate that the ocean was trying to outrun the boat by making an obstacle for the boat to overcome....   [tags: relationship between man and nature] 993 words
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The Shining by Stephen King - Stephen King is a contemporary author of horror, science fiction, and fantasy. He is one of the greatest writers of the American horror genre. King wrote many bestselling books but his book The Shining, published in 1977, established King as a great American writer. The Shining is about a man, Jack Torrance, his son, Danny, and his wife when they become caretakers of an isolated hotel. Danny sees alarming visions of the hotel's past using a psychic ability known as "The Shining." As time goes on, Jack Torrance slips into a horrifying insanity and the only thing that can save his family is "The Shining." Stephen King is known for putting his past hardships, as well as successes, into this...   [tags: horror, science fiction, and fantasy]
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Biography of Stephen Harold Spender - ... This negative interaction was the cause of the lack of validation Spender received from his mother. As a child, Stephen Spender attended some of the best schools. He went first to Hall School in Hampstead and then at thirteen to Gresham's School, Holt and later Charlotte School in Worthington. Spender was educated in his hometown of London at the University College. Spender also studied at the University of Oxford. Unfortunately, Stephen Spender did not get to complete his degree before leaving the University of Oxford suddenly....   [tags: poems, journalists, writer]
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The Open Boat by Stephen Crane - “The Open Boat” is short tale of endurance, suffering, and redemption. The story focuses on four interesting sailors on a journey towards survival. They try their best to overcome the adversities of the water and raging storm. Crane focuses on the constant struggle of man’s immobility to control his own life. “The Open Boat” is a nonfictional fiction some call it. It typically is argued as only fiction, but many lean toward its nonfictional quality. Crane wrote the story based off his real life experience of a shipwreck he tragically endured....   [tags: suffering, redemption, oiler, sailors]
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Dance Macabre by Stephen King - ... We fear zombies and terrorists for different reasons other than those he talks about. They instill the uneasiness that there is always a potential danger. Zombies and terrorists do not move as fast as he is trying to pace it. What's more, in contrast to other supernatural or undead creatures, the zombie directly manifests the visual horrors of death; unlike most ghosts and vampires, zombies are in an active state of decay. Metaphorically, this classic creature embodies a number of our greatest fears....   [tags: consumerism, zombies]
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The Dark Tower by Stephen King - The Dark Tower – Stephen King The Dark Tower is a series of stories that follow the main character, Roland "The Last Gunslinger", as he travels across a harsh desert on a mission to find the "man in black". His mission is to make it safely to the Tower in order to save himself and the very existence of the universe. The entire series revolves around the tower and how essential it is. The tower is a central point where different planes of existence merge and if Roland doesn't make it there before it gets destroyed then everything else will be destroyed along with it....   [tags: Literature]
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The Open Boat by Stephen Crane - In the story "The Open Boat," by Stephen Crane, Crane uses many literary techniques to convey the stories overall theme. The story is centered on four men: a cook, a correspondent, Billie, an oiler who is the only character named in the story, and a captain. They are stranded in a lifeboat in stormy seas just off the coast of Florida, just after their ship has sunk. Although they can eventually see the shore, the waves are so big that it is too dangerous to try to take the boat in to land. Instead, the men are forced to take the boat further out to sea, where the waves are not quite as big and dangerous....   [tags: Short Story Analysis, Writing Techniques]
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The Open Boat by Stephen Crane - “The Open Boat”” “From the first moment [sentence referencing “the sky”], … The Open Boat proceeds as a traditional sea journey to knowledge, and the knowledge it attains is equally as mysterious or religious as that envisioned in other great American sea journeys ---…” The “Open Boat” is a short story written by Stephen Crane (1871-1900). This story develops the tragic fate of the SS Commodore. This ship had for mission to transport ammunition for the Cuban rebels from Jacksonville, Florida to Cuba with his 28 Souls On Board....   [tags: Short Story Analysis]
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The King of Horror: Stephen King - Stephen King is one of the greatest American authors who was greatly influenced by history and it is clearly shown in his work. Throughout the 20th century there have been many world events that have influenced American culture today; many of these controversies in which America has been involved include: Russia’s Red Scare, The Cold War, and the Vietnam War. Historical Background Russia’s Red Scare was a period in history where every American was afraid of communist Russia. After World War II the U.S....   [tags: american authors, horror]
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The Breathing Method by Stephen King - In the novella the Breathing Method by Stephen King, the character David Adley is telling the story of his first time going to this club. At this club located at 249B East Thirty-fifth Street there are a lot of unusual happenings; unusual people, places and objects which are unrealistic. David witnesses the decapitation of Sandra Stansfield and the birth of her child because this experience of trauma he creates a fictitious world to cope, in this world he imagines he goes to the club to escape but he can never truly escape and is reminded in his own happy place what has happened to Sandra....   [tags: Literary Analysis, Character Development]
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In Defense of Politicians: Stephen Medvic - Stephen Medvic, In Defense of Politicians, discusses why Americans feel that politicians are dishonest. In 2007, a Gallup poll about honesty and ethical standards for occupations, showed that only 12 and 9 percent of people felt that Congressmen and State office holders held high standards, (Medvic p. 2). In addition, Americans tend to like their representatives more than the members of Congress because they view them as actual people. Americans view Congress as a group of politicians who are greedy and not representing their interests, (Medvic p....   [tags: dishonesty, ethical standards] 1685 words
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Salem's Lot by Stephen King - In Stephen King Salem's lot, he brings a brilliantly written storm of force, King brings to life the creatures that have prowled the town of Jerusalem's lot for centuries throughout the local rumors. The book, Salem's Lot takes you through its twisted plot, with vivid characters, and the crazy turns it takes. Steven King has the power to make something so unrealistic very real, he is seen as a gothic literary writer because he expresses the key characteristics of gothic literature throughout most of his stories....   [tags: gothic literature, literary analysis] 592 words
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The Writing of Stephen King - Steven King has long been known as one of the greatest authors of all time. He has been labeled "the King of Horror" and won many awards including the Medal of Distinguished Contribution to American Letters, 6 Bram Stoker awards, 6 Horror Guild awards, 5 Locus Awards, 3 World Fantasy Awards (including a Lifetime Achievement Award in 2004), the 1996 O. Henry award, a Hugo Award in 1982 for the non-fiction Danse Macabre. He was given a Lifetime Achievement Award in 2003 by the Horror Writers' Association and, controversially, a Medal for Distinguished Contribution to American Letters from the National Book Foundation in 2003....   [tags: Literature, Writers] 1557 words
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Stephen Crane's The Open Boat - Nature is its own being. It does not care how it affects people, nor does it care whether its actions are understood by man. Nature does not set out to purposely harm nor help anyone. In other words, it is not cruel or compassionate. It is simply its own indifferent being. Stephen Crane shows this in his short story, “The Open Boat”. Stephen Crane writes this story from a real life experience in which he too was stranded on a dinghy after being shipwrecked. Through this story, his feelings about nature are revealed (Spofford 1)....   [tags: nature's indifference, literary analysis]
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Stephen Crane and American Realism - If it was not for Stephen Crane and his visionary work than American Realism would not have taken hold of the United States during the eighteen hundreds. During the years following the Civil War America was a melting pot of many different writing styles. Many scholars argue that at this time there was still no definite American author or technique. Up to this point authors in the Americas simply copied techniques that were popular in regions of Europe. Stephen Crane came onto the scene with a very different approach to many of his contemporaries....   [tags: Literary Analysis ]
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Stephen King and Horror Films - ... These categories are the basic building blocks used in today's horror media today. This topic here will cover the general types of horror we see often in video games which are the “Psychological horror” and “Survival horror”. First let’s start with psychological horror. Originally stemming from the traditional Japanese horror film genre, it focuses on the use of a disturbing atmosphere and narrative in order to create fear. Whilst differing from the other two horror types, psychological horror works more on a mental level....   [tags: japanese horror films, pyschologicla, survival]
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The Shinning by Stephen King - In the horror genre, there are many concepts that can contribute to horrifying the audience. A common fear for most is the fear of the unknown or that of which cannot be seen such as what lies beyond the world people cannot see. It can raise question of what may cross the line into ghosts or "supernatural" territory. There could be tons of reasons as to why something could be portrayed as haunted. In the film The Shining by Stephen King, the Overlook Hotel calls to Jack Torrance to come back to the hotel and fulfill his duty as caretaker of that hotel....   [tags: supernatural, ghosts, film, horror genre]
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Black Holes and Stephen Hawking - Black Holes An object that is so compact that light can’t escape its gravitational pull is called a black hole. The density of this object is extremely high; while it has a small mass, is called a singularity. Around the singularity point, there is an event horizon also known as the gravitational radius. The event horizon is the establish boundary where nothing can escape, there is no communications from the objects inside and outside. A black hole is formed when a massive star collapses on itself....   [tags: astrophysics, gravitational collapse]
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Stephen King: The Horror - There was a period in America’s history known as the Modern Era. In this age, the book industry was revolutionized, with new ways to write. One author went beyond the nom is Stephen King. He is a different kind of novelist, who desires to shake one down to their very soul. King once said, “I don’t want to just mess with your head; I want to mess with your life.” (1King) A brief look into his life and history as well as a few works will show evidence that he wants to incapacitate the reader from normal daily life....   [tags: Bibliography]
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Who is Stephen Foster? - ... This early start in his musical career gave Foster the opportunity to write over 200 songs in the short lifespan that he had. The early musical talent Foster developed as a child gave him the desire to become a musician and songwriter which led to many songs that are well known through American history. Stephen Foster lived during the 1800s when the question of slavery was a huge problem in the United States. Foster grew up in Pennsylvania in the north, therefore him and his family did not own slaves....   [tags: biography, musician, songwriter, 1800's]
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Stephen Crane's The Open Boat - Stephen Crane’s story, “The Open Boat”, retells a tragic event that actually occurred in his life. This story is told from a third person point-of-view. He chooses to let a narrator reveal the character’s emotions and inner thoughts. From this perspective, the reader can fully experience what happened during their struggle to survive. Crane wants the reader to connect with each individual character and feel their independent struggle as they work together to reach the shore alive. The narrator helps the reader to feel the despair of the freezing, drowning men and the pain of losing one of the “Brotherhood”....   [tags: Story, Personal Narrative, Literary Analysis]
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Stephen Crane's The Open Boat - “The Open Boat” was written by Stephen Crane in 1897. This is an extremely powerful short story fictionalized by one of Crane’s own experiences out at sea. He is able to use what has happened to him, and spice it up to turn his story into a fictional account everyone can relate to. The reasons this story is so powerful is because of the literary devices Crane uses throughout the story, especially symbolism. In “The Open Boat,” Crane uses the four main characters, the dinghy, the waves, and the sea-weed as symbols to produce a microcosm of society....   [tags: literary analysis, fiction novels]
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Stephen Hawking: A Brief Biography - ... But the lab work didn’t appeal to him so he left Oxford for Cambridge, where he studied theoretical astronomy and cosmology. In his third year at Oxford his health started to decrease and it was soon discovered the he was suffering from ALS, (a type of motor neuron disease). When he was 21 he was admitted to a hospital and soon after, advised by doctors, went back to Cambridge to continue his research in general relativity and cosmology. During which he met and married Jane Wilde. While his reputation as a researcher increased, his health continued to decline....   [tags: influential scientists of the XXth century] 756 words
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The Shining by Stephen King - King’s popularity is based on his skill of create interesting characters, to make a realistic plot, and on his intense awareness of what terrifies his readers. King often talked about the experiences in his own life that have led to this awareness, including being abandoned by his father as a young child (Kraft 3). As a result of his great storytelling abilities, King has become one of the bestselling authors of all time and has made a big influence on the development of popular literature (Kraft 2)....   [tags: power, profit, capitalist dream] 1629 words
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Biography of Stephen Hawking - Dictionary.com defines ALS (Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis) as “An incurable disease of unknown cause in which progressive degeneration of motor neurons in the brain stem and spinal cord leads to atrophy and eventually complete paralysis of the voluntary muscles” (Dictionary.com). Stephen Hawking, a brilliant scientist, has this disease. Besides the fact that Stephen has ALS, he still lives life without worries. Stephen Hawking was born on January 8, 1942 in Oxford, England. Hawking did not work very hard in school as a child but when he matured and moved into his early adulthood, he realized that school really does matter and that someone can achieve great things if he or she works hard for...   [tags: sclerosis, disease, neurons]
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Suspense of Stephen King - Stephen King a very popular story writer is most famous for his horror fiction stories. He has written many books that have inspired other writers to write and other people to read more. He has made many accomplishments that a lot of writers have never achieved. According to his biography, King has sold fifty bestsellers, and has acted in a few movies that are based on his books. The use of Suspense as a literary element is constant in books written by Stephen King. This will examine Stephen King’s life and the literary criticism of his short story, “The Two Dead Girls” The Green Mile....   [tags: Biography ]
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Stephen Prina's Lens Reflex - The Thomas Duncan Gallery in Los Angelas, California has a group exhibition curated by Steven Baldi. The show all together shows the sensitivity to the camera as being a tool and a use of the photographic apparatus. All of the work in the show “utilize” the camera’s ability to create a photograph. The exhibition shows the abilities of the camera tied to the subject of the photograph. Stephen Prina works in my different mediums to create his work. He is a musician and composer who has interpreted works by Beethoven, Sonic Youth, Steely Dan and many others....   [tags: photography, image, exhibition]
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A Neuropsychologist: Stephen Correia - Stephen Correia is a psychologist in the state of Rhode Island. He started his education at Manhattenville College in Purchase, NY, but transferred after a year to University of Rhode Island. He graduated from University of Rhode Island in 1982 with an undergraduate Bachelor of Arts in Psychology. Twelve years later he continued his education going back to University of Rhode Island. This time he was going for his graduate degree in Psychology. He graduated four years later with a Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology....   [tags: rhode island, biography, teaching]
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All The Shah’s Men by Stephen Kinzer - In the novel All The Shah’s Men we are introduced to Iran, and the many struggles and hardships associated with the history of this troubled country. The Iranian coup is discussed in depth throughout the novel, and whether the Untied States made the right decision to enter into Iran and provide assistance with the British. If I were to travel back to 1952 and take a position in the CIA (Central Intelligence Agency) for the sole purpose of examining the American Foreign Intelligence, I would have to conclude that the United States should have examined their options more thoroughly, and decided not to intervene with Iran and Mossadegh....   [tags: All The Shah’s Men, Stephen Kinzer] 2087 words
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Stephen Hawking - Stephen Hawking Most people have heard of Stephen Hawking, and many agree he has made a huge impact on the scientific community in the past 50 years, but just how much has he contributed, and how did he get to where he is now. Was Hawking disabled at birth, and what makes him unable to move or even speak. Has he always been so intelligent. What are some of his greatest achievements. In the following pages, all will be revealed on how Stephen Hawking arrived where he is today. Stephen Hawking was born on January 8th, 1942, to his parents Frank and Isobel Hawking....   [tags: Scientists]
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Stephen King - Stephen King is known by many as a successful author, but every author is only as good as his or her works. King has produced various types of works such as short stories, novels, novellas, screenplays, and comics. His work has been the “most important bridge between the horror genre and literary respectability from the late 1960s and 1970s up to the present time” (Hoppenstand 3). Stephen Edwin King was born September 21, 1947 in Portland, Maine. He is the second son of Donald Edwin and Nellie Ruth King....   [tags: Biography] 2354 words
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Stephen Hawking - Dr. Stephen Hawking is one of the most recognizable and influential scientists since Einstein. He was born on January 8, 1942, 300 years after the death of Galileo. As a child, he was always interested in science. He spent many days and nights looking up at the stars or making fireworks with his father. He also spent time making complicated board games with his friends (McDaniel 26-28). At the age of eight, his family moved to St. Albans, where he was enrolled at the St. Albans School. Although Hawking was not the best student, he went on to Oxford University in 1959, where he graduated with a degree in natural science three years later (Hawking 1)....   [tags: science, cosmology, ALS, Lou Gehrig´s disease]
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Stephen's Sexual Desire and Religious Morality - Throughout his life, Stephen is consumed by conflicting desires, the strongest of which being his sexual desire towards women versus religious morality. Confused and ashamed by these “sinful” thoughts, Stephen comes to view women in one of two extremes: they are either pure, virginal, and decent, like Emma, or impure, sexual, and corrupt, such as the prostitutes he visits in Belvedere. However, it is Stephen’s individual experiences with women from both ends of this spectrum that become the motivating factor behind both his art and personal growth as an artist....   [tags: sexuality, religion, morality, James Joyce,] 1499 words
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Stephen King’s Biography - Stephen King was one most of the popular American authors in history. He was born in Portland, Marine on Sept 21, 1947. He was raised by his mother, Nellie Pillsbury, and his father, Donald King. Today, Stephen King and his wife, Tabitha King, are living in Florida. “He and Tabitha Spruce married in January of 1971. He met Tabitha in the stacks of the Fog Library at the University of Maine at Orono, where they both worked as students.” (King) He published his first horror novel while study at the University....   [tags: american authors, the stand]
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Biography of Stephen King: The Horror Author - ... Kings’ mother raised him and his brother who was adopted, David. King spent some of his childhood going back and forth between Connecticut and Indiana. King later moved back with his mother to Durham, Maine, in 1958, where he graduated from Lisbon Falls High School in 1966, and attended the University of Maine on scholarship. King wrote in the school's newspaper, and served in the school’s student government. King published his first short story while in college. He graduated from the University of Maine with a Bachelor of Science degree in English and a teaching certificate for high school....   [tags: novels, success, childhood, mid-life, signature]
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Stephen William Hawking - Stephen William Hawking was born on January 8 of 1942 exactly on the anniversary of 300 years of Galileo's death, on the city of Oxford, England. He lived on his father's house until reach eight years old. The house of Stephen's father was located in the North of London; His parents were Frank Hawking, a research biologist who worked as a parasitological for the National Institute for Medical Research in London and Isabel Hawking. When he was eight moved to a little town about 50 miles from his father's house, on his 11 birthday he joined the St....   [tags: Biography] 1134 words
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