Ulysses S. Grant Ulysses S. Grant rose to command all the Federal armies in the Civil War and lead them to victory. He was respected so much that he went on to be president of the United States for two terms. His time of glory didn't last forever though, he developed cancer and died bankrupt. Ulysses Hiram Grant was born April 27, 1822, in a two room frame house at Point Pleasant, Ohio(Ulysses S. Grant 1). His father, Jesse Root Grant, was foreman in a tannery and a farmer. His mother, Hannah Si
Langston Hughes Langston Hughes was born on February 1, 1902 in Joplin, Missouri. His father was James Nathaniel and his mother was Carrie Mercer Langston Hughes. His grandfather was Charles Langston, an Ohio abolitionist. As a young boy he lived in Buffalo, New York, Cleveland, Ohio, Lawrence, Kansas, Mexico City, Topeka, Kansas, Colorado Springs, Colorado, and Kansas City, Kansas. In 1914 his parents divorced and he, his mother, and his stepfather moved to Lincoln, Illinois. In high school bac
Nicholas Ferrar Nicholas Ferrar was assumed to be born in 1592. I have found that his most probable birth date was in February of 1593. This is due to the usual calendar confusion: England was not at that time using the new calendar adopted in October 1582. It was 1593 according to our modern calendar, but at the time the new year in England began on the following March 25th. Nicholas Ferrar was one of the more interesting figures in English history. His family was quite wealthy and were heavily
Babe Ruth is an American hero. He transformed baseball from a sport, to a national pastime when it needed it the most. Coming off of the wake of the Black Socks scandal, baseball was headed downhill. It had a bad reputation, and interest was waning. The dead-ball era was dragging on, and there were to few baseball "purists" left to support it. Baseball was in search of a new audience, and Babe Ruth handed it to them on a silver platter. Babe Ruth started the Home run era of baseball. In the dea
Edgar Allan Poe was a bizarre and often scary writer. People throughout history have often wondered why his writings were so fantastically different and unusual. They were not the result of a diseased mind, as some think. Rather they came from a tense and miserable life. Edgar Allan Poe was not a happy man. He was a victim of fate from the moment he was born to his death only forty years later. He died alone and unappreciated. It is quite obvious that his life affected his writings in a great w
Book Summary/Contents Andrew Jackson, in the author’s words, was "mild, polite, polished, benevolent, and democratic." It would not be in anyone’s favor to question the validity of the his words, but to understand them with unrestrained faith in those words will help to insure complete insight into the book. Moreover, this book stresses the immortal fact that Jackson’s private life had as much irony and agony as his political/outside life did. With those factors understood, Jackson’s life and t
COMPARE TWO BIOGRAPHIES OF WAYNE GRETZKY In this essay, I need to compare two biographies of a famous person. I will plot out the difference and compare the two books considering point of view, bias, aim, omission, interest and interpretation. This person is my hero and idol. He is one of the great player in the history of hockey. He set the all-time NHL scoring record in 26 seasons and got four Stanley cup in a row from 1984-1988. He is Wayne Gretzky, the most brilliant and talent hockey playe
The beloved poet, Carl Sandburg, changed the course of American poetry. He was a poet, novelist, journalist, and songwriter, yet the influence of his works have not always been acknowledged. Carl Sandburg's evocations of American urban and rural life, compassion for people, and his love of nature, through his works have made an enormous contribution to the American literary scene. Carl Sandburg was born on January 6, 1878 to illiterate parents of Swedish decent in Galesburg, Illinois. Much of S
Josh Van Coppenolle EDU 301 Social Studies Methods Mary Iandoli Classroom Observation Date: 9-30-96 Kindergarten teacher: Mrs. Debolt First grade teacher: Mrs. Casteluzo Location: Penn Yan Elementary Carrie and I were going to observe a kindergarten classroom social studies class that combined their lesson with a first grade class. We were scheduled to arrive at 2 PM. When I arrived at 1:50 PM, Carrie was waiting outside the school and informed me that she had already gone in and was told that
Frederick Douglass's writings reflected many American views that were influenced by national division. Douglass was a very successful abolitionist who changed America's views of slavery through his writings and actions. Frederick Douglass had many achievements throughout his life. Douglass was born a slave in 1817, in Maryland. He educated himself and became determined to escape the atrocities of slavery. Douglass attempted to escape slavery once, but failed. He later made a successful escape i
Dear Charles Darwin, Hello, I have recently read your theory on natural selection and the Origin of Species. Although each of us approach life differently, for example your ambition being on a different level than mine and your formal learning more than I feel is needed, I admire how much you have learned from nature. I say that if one advances confidently in the direction of his dreams and endeavors to live the life which he has imagined, he will meet with a success unexpected in common hours.
The life of Kurt Vonnegut was filled with great accomplishments and great tragedies. The biggest tragedy that he faced had to be the fire bombing of Dresden in World War II. This is the topic of his book Slaughterhouse-Five. The book talks about one of Vonnegut's friends who slips in and out of reality, having flashbacks of the experience at Dresden. Kurt Vonnegut was born in November of 1922 in Indianapolis. This is where he eventually met and married Jane Cox. Vonnegut's life has been a strug
Genji Monogatari is the greatest single work in Japanese literature. It provides us with an informative look into the court life of the Heian Period, as well as give us a wealth of vivid characterizations along the way to developing the lineage of the hero, Genji. The reason for its being qualified as a classic is not the fact that it was the first novel, or its twisting plot line. It is Murasaki’s subtle insights into the medieval Japanese way of life and thought that give this novel its immor
Despite the three Pulitzer prizes awarded him, Thornton Wilder may very well [have turned] out to be one of the few enduring writers of our time...There have been countless other authors who in his day have been far more "discussed." That was inevitable for a man who has neither hastened to follow nor troubled to oppose the current mode, who has gone his own way, and who has clearly never sought the popularity which has periodically been his (Unger 355). The key to his significance is his extra
WILLIAM CARLOS WILLIAMS: A POET ON A MISSION by WILLIAM CARLOS WILLIAMS: A POET ON A MISSION "Among the poets of his own illustrious generation, William Carlos Williams was the man on the margin, the incorrigible maverick, the embattled messiah." (Unger 402) Throughout his career, Williams has always been known as an experimenter, an innovator, and a revolutionary figure in American poetry. He is regarded as an important and influential poet because of his unique and unusually plain style. Livi
Albet Einstien Of all the scientists to emerge from the nineteenth and twentieth centuries there is one whose name is known by almost all living people. While most of these do not understand this man's work, everyone knows that its impact on the world of science is astonishing. Yes, many have heard of Albert Einstein's General Theory of relativity, but few know about the intriguing life that led this scientist to discover what some have called, The greatest single achievement of human thought. E
Roosevelt, Theodore (1858-1919), 26th president of the United States (1901-09), the first president to exploit the public dimensions of his office in an age of mass communications, a reform leader at home and a skilled diplomat abroad. In his lifetime Roosevelt became a personal model, particularly for the country's youth, in a way that no public figure has matched. He was one of the most popular presidents in American history. The son of a wealthy, socially prominent merchant, Roosevelt was bo
Crystal Heaven Anthropology Research Paper 9 December 98 The Egyptian Hall at the Carnegie Museum is an excellent way to study ancient Egyptian culture. I was surprised to see all of the interesting facts I could gather about the culture I once knew very little about. The research project for my anthropology class taught me a lot about the history of Egypt, and now I know more about the culture than I ever thought I would. The first topic about Egypt we were to study was its geography. The Nile
Jonathan Edwards and Patrick Henry’s biographies and speeches showed a lot of similar characteristics, but also many differences, Their speeches both contained incredible power and impact. Yet the effects and results were hardly on the same subject. Jonathan Edwards was a powerful speaker. He made his audience feel the words that he spoke. An example of this is in his speech, “Sinners in the hands of and angry God” when he says “...hell is gaping for them, the flames gather and flash about them,
Cole Porter (1891-1964) American composer & lyricist Biography Cole's family Cole Porter's name derives from the surnames of his parents, Kate Cole and Sam Porter. Kate's father, James Omar (known as J. O.), was an influential man both in the community and in Cole's early life. J.O. started from humble beginnings as son of a shoemaker, but his business savvy and strong work ethic made him the richest man in Indiana. Despite J.O.'s obsessive drive for making money, he took time off to marry Rache
Essay #4: Jorge Luis Borges English 1A In Ficciones, Jorge Luis Borges attempts to skew the fundamental principles by which most people govern their lives. He constructs roughly allegorical worlds that reflect reality in their complexity and scope. By pulling the reader deeper into these labyrinths, Borges’ stories subtly and without mal-intent, demand a reexamination of the way we collectively relate to the world. Specifically, Borges questions the reliability of the past – something by which
Hateship, Friendship, Courtship, Loveship, Marriage: Stories In Wild Swans a girl on a train, fondled by a minister, feels disgusted but also hugely curious. Munro describes — as I've never seen anyone else do — how people put erotic memories, not always pleasant ones, to use over and over in their lives. 1. This paper reports that Rose is sitting on a train ride during which a self-described minister gropes her throughout the ride. She cannot take a stand against him, because she knows that the
Martin Luther King English Speech Biographies and Autobiographies “I say to you today, even though we face the difficulties of today and tomorrow, I still have a dream. It is a dream that is deeply rotted in the American dream. I have a dream that one day this nation will rise up and live out the true meaning of its creed: ‘We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all, men were created equal.’ Good morning/afternoon Mr Gladwin, ladies and gentlemen. Today I stand before you as not only your
W.B.Yeats:’The Tower’ – Analysis Yeats seminar paper There have been numerous critical approaches to Yeats’s poetry, influenced by his political, aesthetical, and personal views. Scholars have thoroughly examined the context and philosophy of his work, and often left the text, the body of poetry untouched (Cullingford pp 9). Nevertheless, a reader faced with a task of analysis, feels the urge of finding out about Yeats’s particular images and symbols, in order to be able to grasp the intention a
Moses: The Journey of Faith Bibliographic Entry Meyer, F.B. 2001. Moses: The journey of Faith. Chattanooga, TN: AMG Publishers. 200 pages. $9.99. Biographical Sketch of the Author Frederick Brotherton Meyer born in 1847 in London, England had an illustrious career that spanned several decades. He received his education at Brighton College and Regent’s Park Baptist College; at the age of twenty-three, he accepted his first pastorate position. Upon his death in 1929, Mr. Meyer contributed 20 books
ISLAMIC CIVILIZATION To Understand the events that led to the birth and rise of what became an Empire in a very short time, it is necessary to understand the events that preceded the period of the “prophet”. The people of what would have become the Islamic world can be divided into four linguistic families that derive from a common source. These four families can be classified as : 1-Semitic 2-Hamitic 3-Indo European 4-Altaic The first two, Semitic and Hamitic derive from the so called Afro-asia
Compare the openings of Charles Dickens' Great Expectations and Paul Gallico's The Snow Goose comment upon the setting, characters, relationships, and use and style of language. My first two paragraphs are brief biographies of the writers of these two great books. Following these, I will be comparing their settings, characters, relationships and language. Charles Dickens was born at Landport near Portsmouth, Hampshire in 1812 on the 7th February. During most of his childhood he lived in either L
Henry VIII and Wolsey: The Relationship A clear understanding of Henry VIII's relationship with Wolsey is fundamental to any analysis of Tudor politics and policy-making. A consensus is emerging. Henry VIII, it is generally agreed, was less consistently the author of his own policy than Edward IV or Henry VII, but it is wrong to cast him either as an 'absentee landlord', who delegated the affairs of state to others, or as a 'mental defective', who needed his ministers to manage him. Henry VIII,
Mathematics and Literature G1ASOC/G1A2SP-Mathematics and Society * Mathematics and Literature Lewis Carroll: Mathematics in Literature 'Can you do Addition?' the White Queen asked. 'What's one and one and one and one and one and one and one and one and one?' 'I don't know,' said Alice. 'I lost count.' 'She can't do Addition.' The Red Queen interrupted. --Lewis Carroll, Through the Looking Glass. The literary works of Lewis Carroll are littered with references to mathematics, the vast majority mo
Obsessive-Compulsive Personality Disorder 4 March, 2001Thesis Rough Draft Obsessive-compulsive personality disorder is characterized by a preoccupation with details, orderliness, perfection, and control. People with this disorder often devote excessive amounts of time to work and productivity and fail to take time for leisure activities and friendships. They tend to be rigid, formal, stubborn, and serious. This disorder differs from obsessive-compulsive disorder, which often includes more bizarr
Timeline of Fifth Business by Robertson Davies May 1898 – Dunstable Ramsey is born (p.1) Spring 1908 – Mary and Amasa Dempster come to live in Deptford (p.18) Dec. 27 1908 5:58 pm – Mrs. Dempster gets hit by snowball (p.1) Dec. 28 1908, early morning – Paul Dempster is born (p.5) April 1909 – Paul is out of danger and starts growing (p.17) Summer 1911 – Dunny starts taking care of the library (p.25) Spring 1913 – he teaches Paul magic and reads to him about saints (p.31) Later in 1913 – Amasa De
Alfred Bernhard Nobel Alfred Bernhard Nobel was born on Oct. 21, 1833, in Stockholm, Sweden, and was the fourth son of Immanuel and Caroline Nobel. Immanuel was an inventor and engineer who had married Caroline Andrietta Ahlsell in 1827. The couple had eight children, of whom only Alfred and three brothers reached adulthood. Alfred was prone to illness as a child, but he enjoyed a close relationship with his mother and displayed a lively intellectual curiosity from an early age. He was intereste
AUGUST 1998, SPEECH AT MARCUS GARVEY'S BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION In my opinion, Marcus Garvey was the greatest organizer of Afrikan people ever in the western hemisphere, meaning the Americas. The only person who has come close since is Minister Farrakhan of the Nation of Islam and if he continues he may exceed Garvey. Marcus founded and led the Universal Negro Improvement Association (UNIA) in 1914. At its peak it had over 2 million members worldwide, 700 chapters in the united states, 74 chapters i
Critical Essay Writing Introduction - Give background or perhaps an illustrative example to show the significance of the subject or the nature of the controversy. Consider stating the conclusion of your argument here as the thesis of your essay. Refutation - Give a brief statement of a refutation of the opposing view(s) to make your reader aware that you have considered but rejected it (them) for good reasons. This refutation may be more appropriately placed last, just before your conclusion, or
Robert Anson Heinlein Robert Anson Heinlein has been one of the most influential science fiction writers throughout history. Throughout his glorious career, Robert Heinlein has been an influential source of inspiration, and has shown the world his views on many important areas. His ideological presumptions have been a constant source of debate and controversy. This one man has changed the course of history through his writings repeatedly. Robert Heinlein was born in Butler, Missouri on July 7, 1
In today's hustle bustle society people have to find a way to get away from the everyday rigmarole. People go to work everyday and then come home to a spouse, or a dog, or something. Only one thing keeps us going, entertainment. P.T. Barnum's shrewdness and knowledge of what the public wants to see he will go down in the annals of history as one of the greatest entertainers of all time. In the summer of 1835 Barnum heard a curious story from a New Englander by the name of Coley Bartram. Mr. Bar
THEODORE ROOSEVELT Theodore Roosevelt Twenty-Sixth President 1901-1909 Theodore Roosevelt was the second of four children. He was born in New York City on October 27, 1858 of Dutch, Welsh, Scottish, Irish, French and German heritage. Partially due to poor health, he suffered from Asthma and bad vision, he was educated by tutors until he entered Harvard College, where he received his B.A. degree in 1880. At Harvard he also achieved membership in Phi Beta Kappa. To gain strength, he taught himsel
What is a Gospel? The meaning of the gospel includes the Bible concerning the Word of God. The Gospels are books that tell the story of Jesus. It tells what he did, what he said, and how he acted in relation to the people. "Gospel" is a divine word that proves God’s ultimate purpose. This purpose was to serve the church in its worship, life, and teachings of Jesus and bring people to have faith and obedience in him. The Gospels tell the ways of existing proclamations, sacraments, prayer, exorci
DVD VS. DIVX Consumer Product Investigation The 1990’s have seen a have boost in consumer electronic sales. Families are now able to purchase former big ticket items such as computers for under $800.00 and VCR’s for under $100.00. Prices for these product have fallen dramatically due to consumer usage and competition. In addition it is also common place to find individuals hooking up their stereo to their televisions and VCR’s, and adding surround sound systems. This phenomenon in consumer elec
Galileo Galileo was born near Pisa, on February 15, 1564. His father, Vincenzo Galilei, played an important role in the musical revolution from medieval polyphony to harmonic modulation. Galileo was taught by monks at Vallombrosa and then entered the University of Pisa in 1581 to study medicine. He soon turned to philosophy and mathematics, leaving the university without a degree in 1585. For a time, he tutored privately and wrote on hydrostatics and natural motions, but he did not publish them
Jacob Riis Jacob Riis was born in Ribe, Denmark in the year 1849. He immigrated to New York City in 1870. Through his photography and writing Jacob Riis improved the living conditions for the poor. Jacob Riis’ photo journalistic skills portrayed the horrors of the way some people were living. In 1877, Riis started working for the New York Tribune as a police reporter and worked their for 11 years. He was sent to the bad areas of New York City and took pictures of poor people and horrible living
Frederick Douglass, a slave in America until the age of 20, wrote three of the most highly regarded autobiographies of the 19th century, yet he only began learning to read and write when he turned 12 years old. After an early life of hardship and pain, Douglass escaped to the North to write three autobiographies, spaced decades apart, about his life as a slave and a freeman. The institution of slavery scarred him so deeply that he decided to dedicate his powers of speech and prose to fighting i
No One Here Gets Out Alive Jerry Hopkins and Danny Sugerman Warner Books, Inc. 1271 Avenue of the America New York, N.Y. 10020 1980 Mike Bugarini 9-10:30 T-Th This book is about the life and times of Jim Morrison. It talks about his childhood through his adulthood. It all starts out the way most biographies do. It talks about his childhood. How tough it was being the son of a military man having to travel around the country following his dad and family. But in a way, Jim found this as sort of a
I. Introduction A. Attention Grabber 1. Few people have impacted American literature quite as much as Carl Sandburg. From his dramatic and though-provoking poems to his insightful biography on Abraham Lincoln, he will be forever remembered and honored in America as well as the world. B. Thesis Statement 1. As one of the most profound and articulate literary figures in American history, Carl Sandburg had a huge impact on American society that is still felt today. Two major themes dominated Carl
Psychological Problems Greg Doran Comm. 101-31 10/26/98 Wuthering Heights, published in 1847, is the only prose work written by Emily Bronte, middle of the three famous Bronte sisters. She was 29 at the time and her life should have only been beginning, but sadly it would end a year later (Gaskill 433). The one and only novel that she wrote was a complex story that used two separate houses in an isolated setting as a vehicle to explore the dichotomy of the social class system in nineteenth centu
Tennessee Williams Written By who cares Tennessee Williams was born Thomas Lanier Williams March 26, 1911, in Columbus, Mississippi. He was the son of Cornelius Coffin and Edwina (Dakin) Williams. His father, Cornelius, was a traveling salesman who traveled constantly, and moved his family several times during the first decade of Williams’ life. For the first seven years of Williams’ life, he, his mother, and his sister Rose lived with Mrs. Williams father, the Episcopalian clergyman. Cornelius
Brave New World - “Brave New World” - By: Aldous Huxley Author: Aldous Huxley was born in 1894, and died in 1963. He first went to Eton, and then to Oxford. He was a brilliant man, and became a succesful writer of short stories in the twenties and thirties. He also wrote essays and novels, like 'Brave New World'. The first novels he wrote were comments on the young generation, with no goal whatsoever, that lived after WW I. Before he became the writer as we know him, he worked as a journalis
Nicholas Ferrar Nicholas Ferrar was assumed to be born in 1592. I have found that his most probable birth date was in February of 1593. This is due to the usual calendar confusion: England was not at that time using the new calendar adopted in October 1582. It was 1593 according to our modern calendar, but at the time the new year in England began on the following March 25th. Nicholas Ferrar was one of the more interesting figures in English history. His family was quite wealthy and were heavily
The Boston Strangler - Serial Killer The Boston Strangler was probably the most notorious criminal that Boston, Massachusetts has ever known. But who was the Boston Strangler? Was he Albert DeSalvo, the person who confessed and went to jail for these crimes? Is he someone that took his secret to the grave and let an innocent man take the blame for his crime? Or is he still walking the streets of Boston, or even the streets of another city? We may never know for sure because based on all the evid
Steinbeck John Ernst Steinbeck was an American author, famous for his novels concerning the poor and the oppressed Californian farmers and laborers of the 1930's and 1940's, who were victimized by industry and finance. His most famous novel, The Grapes of Wrath, won the 1940 Pulitzer Prize. His main themes involved the struggles of the poor and the oppressed to survive in modern society, and the confrontation between man and his destiny.1 Steinbeck wrote 17 novels, numerous short stories, severa