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William Sydney Porter
William Sydney Porter was born in Greensboro, North Carolina in 1862. William's mother died when he was three years old, leaving him to be raised by his grandmother and aunt (O. Henry pp). He left school at the age of fifteen and ...
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Tim O'Brien: Life and WorksOn the footsteps of Erich Maria Remarque and other notable writers that described their experiences in different wars came Tim O'Brien, who writes about his adventure in the Vietnam War. It is not surprising that many writers find war a suitable subject for a novel. Indeed, this provides the ...
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Victoriano HuertaVictoriano Huerta was born on December 23, 1854 in Colotlan, Mexico. He died on January 13, 1916 in El Paso, Texas. He was married to Emilia Aguila. He was the Mexican President from February 1913 to July 1914. He was a dictator when he ruled Mexico. He went to Chapultepec Military College. After a ...
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Charles LindberghEddie Kao
English 11 Period 1
26 May 2016
Big Hopes and Bigger Dreams
During the era of innovation flying was up and coming, sparking peoples imaginations. The man who made flying popular was Charles Lindbergh. Charles filed the first ever flight across the Atlantic Ocean. Since ...
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Muhammad AliShay Cook
2 November, 2016
Muhammad Ali was one of the most outspoken activists of his time. He was loud, strong willed, and made a difference in our world. His impact, in and out of the ring, has changed people's lives, from how he stood up against the Supreme ...
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Alexander HamiltonAlexander Hamilton was the first Treasury Secretary of America, right hand man of General President George Washington, collective friend and foe of Aaron Burr, immigrant, bastard, orphan, and more. Born January 11, 1757, in Charlestown, Saint Kitts and Nevis, his father quickly abandoned him and ...
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Lizzie Borden: Female MurdererLizzie Borden: Female Murderer
Lizzie Borden is famous for the murders of her parents Andrew and Abby Borden in 1892, but it is unknown whether she actually did or did not kill them. After her trial however, she was found not guilty. Yet, a famous rhyme sprung up about her: “Lizzie Borden ...
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The River of No Return: The Autobiography of Cleveland SellersThe River of No Return is the autobiography of Cleveland Sellers, who got involved in the Civil Rights movement in 1960 while still a high school student living in the completely segregated town of Denmark, South Carolina. In his remarkable book he leads the reader to understand not only what it ...
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The Life Of Becky SharpBecky Sharp
Vanity Fair is one of the greatest literary works ever written by William Thackeray. This book shows us that despite all the wealth and material possessions one can't be guaranteed happiness. One should be grateful for whatever he/she has. A person can ruin his/her life in the ...
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James A. GarfieldJAMES A. GARFIELD
James A. Garfield was born in Cuyahoga County, Ohio, in 1831. His father died in 1833, when Garfield was only two years old and so his mother had to carry on working the family farm by herself. With the death of his father, the family feel into poverty. Even though they had ...
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Book Review of Steve JobsBook Review - Steve Jobs: A Biography
This is the only official biography authorized by Steve Jobs. It took the writer, Walter Isaacson, more than 2 years talking with Jobs face to face for over 40 times, and interviewing with more than 100 family members, friends, competitors and colleagues ...
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Nat TurnerNat Turner
Nat(Nathanial) Turner was an enslaved African American who led a rebellion of slaves and blacks back in the early 1800’s. Nat Turner was born on 0ctober 2, 1800 in Southampton County, Virginia he was born into slavery. As a child, he was bought and sold as a slave, sold three times ...
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Muhammad Ali: The Greatest Boxer Of All-TimeMuhammad Ali: The Greatest Boxer Of All-Time
“Float like a butterfly, sting like a bee, rumble young man rumble” , these are great words used by Muhammad Ali, Have you ever had a goal you wanted to achieve? Muhammad Ali would inspire you to achieve your goals in life, he has encouraged ...
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Malcolm X AutobiographyMalcolm X was born Malcolm Little in Omaha, Nebraska, on May 19, 1925; he dropped the "slave name" Little and adopted the initial X (representing an unknown) when he became a member of the Nation of Islam. Malcolm was the seventh of his father's nine children — three by a previous marriage — ...
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George LucasGeorge Lucas was born in Modesto, California May 14 1944, his parents are George Walton Lucas Sr. and Dorothy Bomberger, George Lucas was raised in Modesto California and he is the only son among his 3 siblings.
His parents sold retail office supplies and owned a walnut ranch in California. His ...
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Katherine JohnsonKatherine Johnson
( August 26,1918 - )
You may have heard about the movie Hidden Figures, the movie only told half about Katherine Johnson. I'm going to tell all of it.
Katherine Johnson was born on August 26, 1918 to Joshua and Joylette Coleman. She ...
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W. E. B. Du Bois Way to SuccessAntonasjia Giles
April 13, 2017
W. E. B. Du Bois Way to Success
W. E. B. Du Bois once said that "I believe that all men black, brown, and white are brothers" ("W. E. B. Du Bois Quote"). Du bois was one of the leaders for the civil rights movement he helped give ...
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Edgar Allan PoeMeghan Woody
English 3 Period 7
13 March 2015
Edgar Allan Poe
Poe was the father of the short stories, a shining fictional theorist, an unpredictable genius, and an expert of human obsession. From 1835 until his death, he was arguably the main protagonist in the story of the ...
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Benjamin Franklin's Autobiography: AnalysisBenjamin Franklin's Autobiography: Analysis
Benjamin Franklin's life can be summed up in two words, reading & writing. From loving reading since childhood to helping draft the Declaration of Independence, his life earned him the title of The First American. In the autobiography, we get a full ...
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Ernest Hemingway's Experiences On His WorkAbstract
Ernest Hemingway lived in a time full of violence, pain, blood and hostility. He's well known both for his great works and for his adventures. He was the participant of World Wars I and II, and the Spanish Civil War; victim with hundreds of wounds from these wars; the author of great ...
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A Man's Search for MeaningNicole Guzman
Upper Division English
12 December 2017
After surviving the horrors of the Holocaust Viktor E. Frankl writes his own experiences that took place in such depressing times. In his book Man's Search For Meaning published in 1946. The meaning behind Frankl's ...
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El cumpleaños de la Infanta por Oscar WildeEl cumpleaños de la Infanta por Oscar Wilde
Este famoso cuento, escrito por Oscar Wilde (16/10/1854 - 30/11/1900) narra la llegada de un feo enanito al castillo de España, donde debía hacer reír a la Infanta y a los nobles, porque la pequeña cumplía 12 años.
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Martin Luther King Jr.Martin Luther King Jr.
Martin Luther King Jr. was born on January 15, 1929, in Atlanta, Georgia, he was the son of a Baptist minister. He received a doctorate in theology and in 1955 helped organized the first major protest of the African-American civil rights movement: The Montgomery Bus ...
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Bumpy JohnsonBorn in 1905, Bumpy Johnson was an American crime boss in the Harlem neighborhood of New York City, who first came to power under racket boss Stephanie St. Clair, and later did business with Italian mobster Charles "Lucky" Luciano. Johnson would go on to mentor Frank Lucas, who would take over ...
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Isaac NewtonIsaac Newton
Isaac Newton was born December 25, 1642, in Wools Thorpe Lincolnshire. Newton was born premature and, his father died two months before he was born. His mother remarried when he was three and his mother and stepfather left him to his grandmother. The early events in his life played ...
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