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B F Skinner
B F Skinner
B. F. Skinner Burris Frederic Skinner was born on March 20th, 1904 in Susquehanna, Pennsylvania. His mother, Grace M. Burrhus, was a stenographer and a secretary, in a law office and later in a railroad chief executive's office. His father, William A. Skinner, was an attorney, who studied law with another local attorney at a New York Law School. Skinner's parents were both good students. His father had bought several sets of books, so there was a lot of reading material their children. Skinner s
Bruce Lee
Bruce Lee
Bruce Lee Ticallion Stallion October 10, 1996 English, 9th Grade This essay is dedicated to Bruce Lee, without a doubt the most famous, skilled, and inspiring martial artist that ever lived. Bruce Lee was a Chinese martial artist and actor whose main style of fighting was Kung-Fu among many other styles that he practiced. From all of the things that I've read and seen about Lee, I think that he was the type of person that would never give up. He could get beat and come back for revenge, but th
Bruce Lee
Bruce Lee
Bruce Lee Christian Estrada March 22, 1996 Literature-07 Biography Report Introduction Bruce Lee was born in the Chinese year of the dragon, in the hour of the dragon on November 27, 1940. From the beginning, it was obvious he was a remarkable and unique child with tremendous energy. His mother named him Lee Jun Fan, which meant return again. She felt he would return to the United States where he was born while his parents were on tour with the Cantonese opera. A nurse suggested he be called B
9onnix
9onnix
9onnix Richard Millhouse Nixon Richard Millhouse Nixon, 37th president of the United States (1969-1972) was born on January 9, 1913 in Yorba Linda, California. Nixon was one of the most controversial politicians of the twentieth century. He built his political career on the communist scare of the late forties and early fifties, but as president he achieved détente with the Soviet Union and opened relations with the People's Republic of China. His administration occurred during the domestic uphea
Adolf Hitler
Adolf Hitler
Adolf Hitler Adolf Hitler, to some, was a great ruler, but to others he was a murderer. Hitler was the leader of the Nazi party and was the dictator of Germany. He ordered to have millions of Jews murdered or thrown in prisons. Adolf Hitler was born April 20, 1889, in a small town in Australia called Branuan. His dad's name was Alios Hitler and was a customs official. He was 51 years old when Adolf was born. Klara Polz, Adolf's mother, was a farm girl and was 28 when Adolf was born. Klara and Al
Albert Einstein 3
Albert Einstein 3
Albert Einstein 3 This German born physicist is considered one of the world’s greatest thinkers in history. Not only did he shape the way people think of time, space, matter, energy, and gravity but he also was a supporter of Zionism and peaceful living. Einstein was born on March 14, 1879 in Ulm Germany, and spent most of his youth living in Munich, where his family owned a small electric machinery shop. He attended schooling in Munich, which he found unimaginative and dull. In addition to this
Alice Paul
Alice Paul
Alice Paul Alice Paul was born on January 11,1885, in Moorestown, New Jersey. Her father, who died when Alice was sixteen, was a businessman, banker, and property owner. The Pauls lived in the small Quaker community of Moorestown. One of the beliefs of the Quakers was equality of the sexes. As a young girl, Alice attended the Quaker suffrage meetings with her mother. Alice Pauls' father left them enough money so she could attend the exclusive Swarthmore College in Pennsylvania. She graduated in
Alice Walker
Alice Walker
Alice Walker Alice Walker Alice Walker is an African-American novelist and poet; born in Eatonton, Ga. Her parents, Minnie Lou Grant and Willie Lee Walker, were both sharecroppers. She was raised in a shack minutes from Flannery O'Conner's house, Andalusia . Blinded in one eye from an accidental gunshot wound at the young age of eight, Walker fell into somewhat of a depression. She secluded herself from the other children, and as she explains, I no longer felt like the little girl I was. I felt
An Autobiography Lee Iacocca
An Autobiography Lee Iacocca
An Autobiography: Lee Iacocca 1. Title: Iacocca, An Autobiography. 2. Author: Lee Iacocca with William Novak. 3. This book is an Autobiography. 4. Publisher: Bantam Books 5. Copyright July 1986 6. Pages: 357 7. Historical Background: His name when he was born was Lido, not really Lee. He changed it when he had to go down South for a sales campaign. He thought that the Southerners would like it better if his name was Lee. It worked fairly well too. Anyway, His father was the first person to arriv
Andy Warhol
Andy Warhol
Andy Warhol Pop art is a movement that occurred near the end of the 1950’s. It was a reaction to the seriousness of Abstract Expressionism. Pop art emphasized contemporary social values, the sprawl of urban life, the vulgar, the superficial, and the flashy. Advertising provided a number of starting points for the subjects. A particular favorite advertisement form that Warhol likes to use was product labels. You will see quite a few examples of this in some of his work. (Grolier 1996) Warhol did
Bach
Bach
Bach James Dorney December 18, 1999 Music History 1 Mr. Kimball Johann Sebastian Bach A Great Contributor Of Music Throughout the history of music, many great composers, theorists, and instrumentalists have left indelible marks and influences that people today look back on to admire and aspire to. No exception to this idiom is Johann Sebastian Bach, whose impact on music was unforgettable to say the least. People today look back to his writings and works to both learn and admire. He truly can be
Benjamin Franklin - Scientist And Inventor
Benjamin Franklin - Scientist And Inventor
Benjamin Franklin - Scientist And Inventor Benjamin Franklin has influenced American technology, and indirectly, lifestyles by using his proficiencies and intelligence to conduct numerous experiments, arrive at theories, and produce several inventions. Franklin's scientific and analytical mind enabled him to generate many long lasting achievements which contributed to the development and refinement of modern technology. Few national heroes, including George Washington and Thomas Jefferson, playe
Benjamin Franklin
Benjamin Franklin
Benjamin Franklin Benjamin Franklin Benjamin Franklin, born January 17, 1706, was the 10th son, and 15th child, of 17 children in the Josiah Franklin family. Josiah was a soap and candlemaker, who lived in Boston, Massachusetts with his second wife, Abiah Folger. Although Franklin learned to read at an early age, he only attended grammar school for two years. By the time he was 10 years old, Franklin was working for his father. However, he did not enjoy the candlemaking profession, and two years
Benjamin Franklin
Benjamin Franklin
Benjamin Franklin The Personality of Benjamin Franklin The autobiography of Benjamin Franklin is the story of his life written in the first person. All experiences in the book are told from Ben’s point of view. There is a slight possibility that not all of this information is exactly true, or if all of the events in his life are accounted for. When writing this autobiography, Franklin had the power to choose what he wanted the readers to know and what he wanted to keep to himself. Although he ad
Biography Of Franklin Delano Roosevelt
Biography Of Franklin Delano Roosevelt
Biography Of Franklin Delano Roosevelt Biography of Franklin Delano Roosevelt Roosevelt was born at his family’s estate at Hyde Park, in Dutchess County, New York on January 30,1882. He was the only child of James Roosevelt and Sara Delano Roosevelt. James Roosevelt was a moderately successful businessman, with a variety of investments and a special interest in coal. He was also a conservative Democrat who was interested in politics. His home overlooking the Hudson River was comfortable without
Biography On Linda Crew motives For Writing Children Of The River
Biography On Linda Crew motives For Writing Children Of The River
Biography On Linda Crew (motives For Writing Children Of The River) About Linda Crew and her reasons for writing this The author of Children of the River, Linda Crew, expresses her emotions and brings her past experiences into her writings. A lot of authors base their books on personal experiences; Linda Crew is just an example of one. Linda Crew went to the University of Oregon, since she lived in Oregon for a while before writing Children of the River, which could be a major factor in why it t
Booker T Washington
Booker T Washington
Booker T. Washington Booker T. Washington was the first African American whose likeness appeared on a United States postage stamp. Washington also was thus honored a quarter century after his death. In 1946 he also became the first black with his image on a coin, a 50-cent piece. The Tuskegee Institute, which Washington started at the age of 25, was the where the 10-cent stamps first were available. The educator's monument on its campus shows him lifting a symbolic veil from the head of a freed
Chiang Kai-shek
Chiang Kai-shek
Chiang Kai-shek Chiang Kai-shek Chiang Kai-shek, also known as Chiang Chung-cheng, was the son of a middle-class wine merchant who lived in the village of Chikow in Chekiang Province. When he was fourteen years old, following the Chinese custom of that time, he was arranged to be marry by his mother (the bride’s name is not mentioned). His bride and he did not see each other until his walk down the aisle. He did this without complaints only to please his mother. Once he was married he met his br
Confucius Paper
Confucius Paper
Confucius Paper According to tradition, Confucius was born in the state of Lu (present-day Shandong Province) of the noble K'ung clan. His original name was K'ung Ch'iu. His father, commander of a district in Lu, died three years after Confucius was born, leaving the family in poverty, but Confucius nevertheless received a fine education. He was married at the age of 19 and had one son and two daughters. During the four years immediately after his marriage, poverty compelled him to become a seva
Constantine the Great
Constantine the Great
Constantine the Great Constantine the Great (about AD274-337), Roman emperor (306-37), the first Roman ruler to be converted to Christianity. He was the founder of Constantinople (present-day Istanbul), which remained the capital of the Eastern Roman (Byzantine) Empire until 1453. Constantine the Great was born Flavius Valerius Constantinus at Nis, in what is now Serbia, son of the commander Constantius Chlorus (later Constantius I) and Helena (later Saint Helena), a camp follower. Constantius b
DH Lawrence Biography
DH Lawrence Biography
DH Lawrence: Biography David Herbert Lawrence was born on September 11, 1885, the fourth child and third son of a miner in Eastwood, Nottinghamshire. Despite having grown up in a lower class home and without many friends, he has become the most frequently studied novelist of the twentieth century . Lawrence started school extremely early at the age of four, only to be withdrawn for the next three years. This was much to his disadvantage socially. He had very few friends as a child. He preferred
Eamon De Valera
Eamon De Valera
Eamon De Valera Eamon de Valera, although born in New York City, in the United States of America, devoted his life to help the people of Ireland. As he once said it, “If I wish to know what the Irish want, I look into my own heart.” De Valera loved Ireland and its people with a deep and lasting passion. It was he, probably more than any other person in their history, who helped that country win freedom from British rule and then shaped its history well into the twentieth century. De Valera’s mot
Eddie Gein
Eddie Gein
Eddie Gein Edward Theodore was born on August 27, 1906, to Augusta and George Gein in La Crosse, Wisconsin. Eddie was the 2nd of two children. Eddie's mother was a fanatically religious women, who was determined to raise the boys according to her strict moral code. Eddie's mother repeatedly warned her sons of the immorality and looseness of women, hoping to discourage any sexual desires the boys might have. ( In the Beginning) Augusta was a domineering and hard woman, while her husband George, w
Elie Wiesel
Elie Wiesel
Elie Wiesel Elie Wiesel's statement, ...to remain silent and indifferent is the greatest sin of all... stands as a summary of his views on life and serves as the driving force of his work. Wiesel is the author of 36 works dealing with Judaism, the Holocaust, and the moral responsibility of all people to fight hatred, racism and genocide. Born September 30, 1928, Eliezer Wiesel led a life representative of many Jewish children. Growing up in a small village in Romania, his world revolved around f
Emily dickinsons poetry
Emily dickinsons poetry
emily dickinsons poetry EMILY DICKINSON: DEATH TAKES LIFE IN POETRY Emily Dickinson is regarded as “one of the greatest American poets that have ever existed.”(Benfey 5) The unique qualities of her brief, but emotional, poems were so uncommon that they made her peerless in a sense that her writing could not be compared to. Her diverse poetic character could be directly connected to her tragic and unusual life. The poems that she wrote were often about death and things of that nature, and can be
Euclid Father Of Geometry
Euclid Father Of Geometry
Euclid: Father Of Geometry Euclid The Father of Geometry Very little is known of the father of geometry, also known as Euclid. Records show that he lived somewhere around 300 B.C., but that date is sketchy. He was a Greek mathematician and is probably best known for his work Elements. Since little is known about the personal life of Euclid, it is difficult to do a biography on him. His chief work, entitled Elements, is a comprehensive treatise on mathematics. It includes 13 volumes that entail s
Evangelista Torricelli
Evangelista Torricelli
Evangelista Torricelli EVANGELISTA TORRICELLI Every time you turn on the TV or radio and hear a weather forecast, one man is responsible for the birth of meteorology, the science of predicting the weather. His name is Evangelista Torricelli, an Italian scientist and mathematician. In 1643, he invented perhaps one of the most important devices in predicting weather: the barometer. Evangelista Torricelli was born October 15th, 1608 in what is now known as Faenza, Italy. Little information is known
Five Questions For Vladimir Lenin
Five Questions For Vladimir Lenin
Five Questions For Vladimir Lenin Vladimir Ilyich Lenin The most dedicated leader of the revolution, and future leader of the Bolshevik Party in Russia, was Vladimir Ilyich Ulyanov. He was born in 1870 in Simbirsk, Russia, a small town on the Volga River, to a family of hereditary nobles that were not wealt but quite comfortable. Vladimir Ulyanov, who would later change his name to Lenin, was the third of seven children. His oldest brother, Aleksandr, was hanged in May of 1887 for having joined
Gabriel Garcia Marquez
Gabriel Garcia Marquez
Gabriel Garcia Marquez Gabriel Gárcia Márquez Gabriel José García Márquez was born on March 6, 1928 in Aracataca, a town in Northern Colombia, where he was raised by his maternal grandparents in a house filled with countless aunts and the rumors of ghosts. But in order to get a better grasp on García Márquez's life, it helps to understand something first about both the history of Colombia and the unusual background of his family. Colombia Colombia won its independence from Spain in 1810, technic
Galileo
Galileo
Galileo Galileo was an early scientist who unlocked some of the universe's mysteries. His work covered a broad range, from telescopes to mathematical formulas. His offerings to science earned him the title, founder of modern science His most known invention today is the telescope. It revolutionized studying the stars and allowed him to make many new discoveries that proved many classical ideas false. The most famous and controversial of these was the discovery of Jupiter’s four bright satellites
Gandhi a great leader
Gandhi a great leader
Gandhi, a great leader Few men have ever had as much of an effect on our world as Mohandas Gandhi (1869-1948), though he used the message of peace and love, rather than war and destruction. One time a prominent lawyer in South Africa, Gandhi gave up practicing law and returned to India in order to help ease the suffering of the repressed people of his homeland. Gandhi's love for people and his religious fervor made him a revolutionary in many of his ideas and actions. He desired to see India fre
Guiseppe Garibaldi
Guiseppe Garibaldi
Guiseppe Garibaldi Giuseppe Garibaldi, b. Nice, France; July 4, 1807, d. Caprera, Italy; June 2, 1882. He was known as Italy's most brilliant soldier of the Risorgimento (the Italian Unification), and one of the greatest guerrilla fighters of all time. While serving (1833-34) in the navy of the Kingdom of Sardinia-Piedmont, he came under the influence of Giuseppe Mazzini, the prophet of Italian nationalism. He took part in an abortive republican uprising in Piedmont in 1834. Under a death senten
Hank Williams Jr
Hank Williams Jr
Hank Williams Jr Steven Wood Jerry Erath Essay 4 December 12, 1996 Hank Williams, Jr. Hank Williams, Jr. was meant to be a superstar from the day he was born. His father, the legendary Hank Williams, and mother, Audrey Sheppard, both played an intricate part in his early stardom. Hank had to overcome many obstacles in his life including escaping from his father's shadow and a near death experience in 1975. Hank's many triumphs, and his ability to overcome setbacks, have propelled him to a legend
Hippocrates
Hippocrates
Hippocrates Hippocrates, the central historical figure in Greek medicine, was born in Kos between 470-460 B.C. He was born of an ancestor of Aselepios, the son of Apollo, named Heraklides. He greatened his education by traveling. He traveled often and widely before he settled in Kos to practice and teach medicine. Hippocrates taught in Athens and worked on squaring the circle and also worked on duplicating the cube. He grew far in these areas and although his work is not lost, it must have conta
Ira Aldridge
Ira Aldridge
Ira Aldridge Ira Frederick Aldridge was born on July 24, 1807 in New York. However, his birthplace remained questionable until 40 or so years ago. It has also been listed as Senegal(Africa), and Maryland. However conclusive evidence was found in the 1950s that he was born in New York. Included in this evidence are his British Naturalization papers and Death Certificate. His father was Reverend Daniel Adlridge , a straw vendor and preacher in Old Zion . His mother was Lurranah. Ira grew up in a h
It Happened To Nancy
It Happened To Nancy
It Happened To Nancy This book is a diary that goes through the last two years of a young teenage girl’s life, who got infected with the HIV virus after being date raped . The girl in the book is named Nancy and she is important enough to have her diary published because her life went from being a normal teenage girl with normal problems, to an abnormal girl with AIDS and abnormal problems. She agreed to have her diary published so that other people who think that AIDS and rape can’t ever happen
Jack Kerouac
Jack Kerouac
Jack Kerouac In the beginning Jack Kerouac lived a wild and exciting life outside the realm of everyday normal American life. Though On the Road and The Dharma Bums were Kerouac's only commercial sucesses, he was a man who changed American literature and pop-culture. Kerouac virtually created a life-style devoted to life, art, literature, music, and poetry. When his movement grew out of his control, he came to despise it, and died lonely on the other side of what he once loved and cherished abov
James Earl Jones- A Voice in the Crowd
James Earl Jones- A Voice in the Crowd
James Earl Jones- A Voice in the Crowd James Earl Jones: A Voice in the Crowd March 19, 1996 This page intentionally left blank People all around the world know the voice of James Earl Jones. From Star Wars fans listening to the voice of Darth Vader to news junkies who hear a voice that dramatically intones AThis is [email protected] just before all the cable network=s station breaks to children who hear the stately voice of the majestic Mufasa, the king of the jungle in Walt Disney Pictures= animated The Li
Jaqcueline Lee Bouvier Kennedy Onasis
Jaqcueline Lee Bouvier Kennedy Onasis
Jaqcueline Lee Bouvier Kennedy Onasis Jaqcueline Lee Bouvier Kennedy Onasis Jackie Kennedy was the wife of John F. Kennedy, 35th president of the United States. Jackie Kennedy was known for her sense of style and elegance. Her second husband , Aristotle Onasis, was one of the wealthiest men in the world. Jackie was of a wealthy and socially prominent family. She studied at Vassar College and George Washington University. She graduated in 1951. For two years she worked as a photographer and a col
Jewel Pieces Of A Shattered Dream
Jewel Pieces Of A Shattered Dream
Jewel: Pieces Of A Shattered Dream My opinion of the book mentioned above is that it is extremely well written and inhibits several unique characteristics. The typical biography or autobiography is written in a sober manner, such that the reader is completely bored by the events of the life of the subject. The author Kristen Kemp, wrote this book so that the audience is excited and anxious to discover what happens in the next chapter in the life of the specified individual. An example of the aut
JFK- his life
JFK- his life
JFK- his life JFK: His Life and Legacy On November 22, 1963, while being driven through the streets of Dallas, Texas, in his open car, President John F. Kennedy was shot dead, apparently by the lone gunman, Lee Harvey Oswald. The world had not only lost a common man, but a great leader of men. From his heroic actions in World War II to his presidency, making the decisions to avert possible nuclear conflict with world superpowers, greatness can be seen. Kennedy also found the time to author sever
Jim Morrison From Boy To Legend
Jim Morrison From Boy To Legend
Jim Morrison; From Boy To Legend Jim Morrison; From Boy to Legend hope is just a word when you think in Table Cloths Laughter will not end her funny feeling or assuage our strange desire Children will be born Jim Morrison Jim Morrison is often thought of as a drunk musician. He is also portrayed to many as an addict and another 'doped up' rock star. These negative opinions project a large shadow on the many positive aspects of this great poet. Jim's music was influenced heavily by many famous au
Jim Morrison And Order Chaos
Jim Morrison And Order Chaos
Jim Morrison And Order & Chaos Jim Morrison’s life is full of twists and turns. Yet, despite this he still managed to keep control of himself to create well-organized works of music as well as his poems. His social life started out to be the safe variable and when he was on stage he let loose giving crazy shows for the audience. As his life went on his two lives began to blend into one big blunder where you could only see tiny specs of so-called order. As well as Jim’s life , the time he lived i
John F Kennedy
John F Kennedy
John F Kennedy John F. Kennedy graduated from Harvard in 1940, and soon after he entered the Navy. In 1943, when his PT boat was rammed and sunk by a Japanese destroyer, Kennedy, despite serious injuries, led the survivors through perilous waters to safety. Back from the war, he became a Democratic Congressman from the Boston area, advancing in 1953 to the Senate. He married Jacqueline Bouvier on September 12, 1953. In 1955, while recuperating from a back operation, he wrote Profiles in Courage,
John Gotti A Leadership Development Paper
John Gotti A Leadership Development Paper
John Gotti A Leadership Development Paper If ever there was an incubator for crime it was the Italian Harlem tenements of the South Bronx. In one of those crowded dirty apartments, a young John Gotti seeked an impoverished existence with his parents and eleven sisters and brothers. His father rarely worked and then, only at menial jobs, risking the money that the family did have on gambling. Eventually the family moved to central Brooklyn, which was known as East New York. In East New York, for
Karl Marx
Karl Marx
Karl Marx The late 1800's was a time period where new ideas, theories, and philosophies ran through the minds of many young people. Amongst them was a man be the name of Karl Marx who stood out in the crowd. Known as a man of great integrity and intelligence, Marx was thought to be one of the greatest thinkers of all time. Philosophy and Myth in Karl Marx: 2nd Edition by Robert C. Tucker is a book about Marx and his philosophies. Robert C. Tucker in this book ventures out to critique and give an
Leonardo Da Vinci
Leonardo Da Vinci
Leonardo Da Vinci Leonardo da Vinci...oh yeah, that is the guy who painted the Mona Lisa! That was all I knew about Leonardo da Vinci before I started this report. I knew that he lived during the Renaissance and that he was a very important man, but that is about it. There is so much more about Leonardo that he is known for, other than him being the painter of the famous Mona Lisa. Leonardo was a universal genius, (as said in What Makes a Leonardo a Leonardo? By: Richard Mühlberger, Copyright: 1
Malcolm X
Malcolm X
Malcolm X 1. Many believed that the oppressed people needed a leader or savior who could improve their life conditions, and Marcus Garvey would fit that description. Marcus Garvey was a black leader who started a Back-to-Africa movement in the United State. Garvey's main beliefs were that blacks would never receive justice in the countries where most of the people were white. He preached that blacks should go back to Africa, their homeland, and settle there. With Malcolm X's father strong belief
Mary Shelley
Mary Shelley
Mary Shelley Mary Shelley: Bride of Frankenstein Authors have written horror novels with old props of haunted castles and moonlit dagger scenes for ages. However, there is one author deserving of significant commemorations for her horrific novel, Frankenstein. Mary Shelley, author of the most notable gothic novel of all times, inspires authors who read her work. Mary Shelley’s professional life as her husband’s editor, a novelist, and a poet began in 1816, in Scotland when she began her first no
Mary Todd Lincoln
Mary Todd Lincoln
Mary Todd Lincoln Mary Ann Todd Lincoln, wife of the sixteenth President of the United States, was born December 13, 1818, in Lexington, Kentucky to Robert and Eliza Parker Todd. She was raised in a wealthy, yet dysfunctional family. She was well educated as a child, but needed more attention while growing up.Mary had a lot of problems as a Southern woman during the Civil War. Many people disliked her and people often criticized her actions while she was in the White House. Her problems began ea