Influences during Grisham’s childhood and adult life have helped to shape his writing career. His family moved around a great deal during his childhood. Eventually, they settled in Southaven, Mississippi. (Brandstrom, 2) Grisham was an athlete in high school and decided he was going to play either professional football or baseball. After high school, he went to Northwest Junior College to play baseball.
Two years later, Grisham was elected to the Mississippi House of Representatives where he served until 1990. During his seven year span, he one day overheard the testimony of a 12 year old rape victim and was inspired to start a novel exploring what would have happened if the father had murdered his daughter's rapists. Grisham spent five years of getting up a 5 a.m. to finish this novel, entitled A Time to Kill. Initially, the story was rejected by many publishers, but was bought by Wynwood Press and given a modest printing in 1988. Before A Time to Kill was published, Grisham had already begun work on The Firm, which was bought by Paramount Pictures for $600,000.
As a young child John was urged to read and prepare himself for college(Esten). He went to the Northwest Mississippi Community College in Senatobia, Mississippi and later attended Delta State University in Cleveland. John drifted so much that he changed colleges three times before completing his degree in Accounting. He graduated from Mississippi State University in 1977, receiving a Bachelor of Science degree in accounting. He later enrolled in the University of Mississippi School of Law to become a tax lawyer, but his interest switched to general civil litigation.
Grisham found out soon after he went to high school that he was athletic and had a chance in sports. His opportunities lay in baseball and football. He went to Northwest Junior College after high school. After spending a year at Northwest he transferred to Delta State to play baseball. Grisham started failing his classes at Delta State and he decided that baseball wasn't for him.
The grandson of a slave, Jack Roosevelt Robinson was born on January 31, 1919, in Cairo, Georgia; he was the youngest of five children. Jackie grew up very poor, but little did he know that his athletic ability would open the doors for his future. After his father deserted the family when Jackie was six months old, his mother, Mallie Robinson, moved the family to California in search of work. California also subjected blacks to segregation at that time, but to less of a degree than in the Deep South. The young Jackie defused his anger over this prejudice by immersing himself in sports.
Chris went to college at Tarleton University in Odessa by request of his parents. Kyle started talking to the army and marine recruiters near the end of his senior year and knew he wanted to do Special Forces, but was told that he needed to be an "E5" pay grade in both branches to be Special Forces. Chris did not want to wait that long. On his way out a navy recruiter called him over and started talking to him about the navy SEALs. At first he was not even considered for signing up because he had a riding accident when he was young and had pins in his arm, which made a liability.
Fraud in The Firm by John Grisham John Grisham was born in Jonesboro, Arkansas, on February 8, 1955. In 1967 he lived in Southhaven, Mississippi. In 1977 he received an undergraduate degree in accounting. In 1981 he attended law school at the school at the University of Mississippi where he earned a degree. John set up a law practice in Southehaven, where he practiced both criminal law and civil law.
In his early twenties Faulkner wrote poems and short stories in hope of them being published. Sadly all of them were turned down. When World War 1 broke out, Faulkner decided to enlist as an Englishman in the RAF, but returned to Mississippi as the armistice was declared in November 1918. Even though Faulkner returned to school, he stated he didn’t like school and started to work at a bank and began writing books. Even though Faulkner had no professional knowledge about literature or writing, his writing style was inspired heavily by other writers.
He put forth his final accounts to the government as his title states but only received pay of exploring agent. He was highly upset and continued lobbying the government for money owed for his services. Finally in 1843, John Tyler’s administ... ... middle of paper ... ...aines, occurs while living in Wayne County Mississippi at his home named Peachwood. Gaines started a nursery business that would be his last financial venture. Before Gaines could become entangled in his business, he decided to run for the Mississippi House of Representatives and won a term for two years.
As a junior, Thurgood met and eventually married his first wife Vivian Buster Burey, after graduation Thurgood went to the prominent Howard Law School i... ... middle of paper ... ... at the age of 84 dies from a massive heart attack. Thurgood Marshall name can be mention in the same tone as Martin Luther King, both made big changes in the racial segregation culture and they did it without using violence. Today our society still isn't perfect, we still have to deal with crime and unemployment, but least Today Afro Americans have the right to vote, attend any school or college of their choice, and eat anywhere in a restaurant. Thurgood Marshall (Mr. Civil Rights) we appreciate what you have accomplished. RESOURCES Juan Williams Marshall's Law 7 Jan 1990*http://www.thurgoodmarshall.com.home.htm Ken Love Thurgood Marshall 9 Feb 1997*http://members.aol.com/klove01/marshall.htm Thurgood Marshall (1908-1993) New York Times 26 Jan 1993 http://www.ai.iit.edu/~/isbell/hth/blavck/events_and people/html/001.thurgood_marshall.html