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"meh...life...who cares...?" - Gon_b

Essays for History: Biographies

  1. Gauss
    Gauss was born on 1777 and died on 1855, he was an extraordinary man with extraordinary talents. At the age of 3, he corrected his father on a math error while watching his father work. At the age of 7, he surprised his teacher by summing up the...
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  2. George Meade
    Do you know who was the general for the Second Battle of Bull Run? Everyone knows <br /> what the Second Battle of Bull Run is but who was the general? Some people even know <br /> that the North won that battle. Most people do not know that...
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  3. Great Expectations
    Throughout this novel of Great Expectations characters are divided into upper class and lower class people. Unlike most young men in the 19th century, Pip was not either of these, but both.<br /> <br /> Pip grew up with his sister Mrs Joe Gargery...
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  4. Gregory Rasputin
    In the course of history there have been many people who made a difference, but were, and still are, known for being outrageous and sometimes even crazy, for example Emperor Gaius who made his horse consul, but Rasputin probably defeats them...
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  5. Henri Cartier-Bresson
    Henri Cartier-Bresson has been called "equivocal, ambivalent and accidental"1 since his debut as a photojournalist. Amplified and enriched, the work of the photographer is revealed in all its grandeur. While he may appear to "be a hurried man or a...
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  6. Herbert Hoover
    Herbert Clark Hoover was born at West Branch, Iowa, on Aug. 10, 1874, the first<br /> president to be born west of the Mississippi. A Stanford graduate, he worked from 1895 <br /> to 1913 as a mining engineer and consultant throughout the world...
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  7. Herbert Hoover
    Herbert Hoover called it a "noble experiment." Organized crime found it to be the opportunity of a lifetime. Millions of Americans denounced it as an infringement of their rights. For nearly 14 years—from Jan. 29, 1920, until Dec. 5, 1933--the...
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  8. Houdini
    Kendall, Lace Houdini Master of Escape Philadelphia: Macrae Smith Company, 1960, 187 <br /> pages. <br /> "Ladies and gentlemen, you can see there isn't anything up my sleeve."1 Erich <br /> Weiss states at the beginning of the book. Even as a...
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  9. Ivan the Terrible
    I’m doing my report on Ivan the Terrible. Ivan Vasiljevich the Terrible was born in 1530 and died in 1584. He was the son of the Grand Duke Vasili III. His mother Helena Glinsky was the daughter of a Luthuanian refugee who had found...
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  10. Jfk: His Life and Legacy
    On November 22, 1963, while being driven through the streets <br /> <br /> of Dallas, Texas, in his open car, President John F. Kennedy was <br /> <br /> shot dead, apparently by the lone gunman, Lee Harvey Oswald. The <br /> <br /> world had...
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  11. Jfk: the Death of a Conspiracy
    There is a plethora of conspiracy theories regarding the assassination of President John F. <br /> Kennedy. They range from the incumbent of the former Soviet Union to organized crime. Pro-conspiracy <br /> groups are in agreement with one...
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  12. Jfkessay
    John Fitzgerald Kennedy was born in Brookline, Massachusetts, on May 29, 1917, the second son of financier Joseph P. Kennedy, who served as ambassador to Great Britain during the administration of Franklin D. Roosevelt. He graduated from Harvard...
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  13. Jim Morrison and Susan Sontag
    Jim Morrison is the lead singer of the classic rock and roll band "The Doors". Jim <br /> Morrison not only was the lead vocalist in the famous sixties band, he was also the writer of most <br /> but not all of The Doors songs and the author of...
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  14. John Dewey and His Impact on Society
    John Dewey was an American philosopher and teacher who, with Charles Peirce and William James, were the originators of the philosophy known as \"pragmatism.\" Dewey had a long and distinguished career as a teacher, labor activist, and \"public...
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  15. John Q Adams
    John Adams had three remarkable careers in his lifetime. One as an enemy of British oppression and <br /> champion of independence. As an American diplomat in Europe and as the first vice-president and second <br /> president of the United...
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  16. Joseph Stalin's Reign
    Joseph Stalin Stalin was a dictator of the U.S.S.R from 1929 until 1953. He rose from bitter poverty to become ruler of the country that covered one sixth of all the land area in the world. Stalin ruled by terror for most of his years in office. He...
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  17. Julius
    One of the greatest general’s who ever lived, his military genius has been compared to that of Robert E. Lee and Irvin Rommel. I know it doesn’t take a general to run an empire, but it does take a smart man. I knew very little about Caesar...
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  18. Life of Elizabeth Barrett Browning
    The main ideas of Elizabeth Barrett Browning’s poetic works changed constantly during her life,<br /> due to significant events occuring<br /> Spirituality was the main focus of Barrett’s writing from 1838 until 1844. Poetry became such a...
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  19. Life vs Novel: How Hemingway's Life Affected His Writing
    Ernest Hemingway was born in Oak Park, Illinois during the summer of eighteen ninety-nine. During his sixty-one years of life he wrote many famous novels and novellas. One thing he said in his life that made his readers see where his stories came...
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  20. Lueen Conning
    Lueen is a Durban born poet, playwright and performing artist. She began writing poetry at the age of 8 and has acted professionally as well as writing and directing several of her own theatre productions. The most recent production A Coloured Place...
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  21. Lyndon B Johnson
    Johnson was born on Aug. 27, 1908, near Johnson City, Tex., the <br /> eldest son of Sam Ealy Johnson, Jr., and Rebekah Baines Johnson. His <br /> father, a struggling farmer and cattle speculator in the hill country <br...
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  22. Malcolm X
    Malcolm X (born in 1925 and died in 1965), was <br /> black American leader, born in Omaha, Nebraska, as Malcolm Little. Malcolm's father, who was a Baptist minister, was an outspoken follower of Marcus Garvey, a black nationalist leader of <br...
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  23. Malcolm X
    Malcolm X, a civil rights leader in the 1960's believed that blacks and whites should be segregated. He also believed <br /> that white man was evil and were trying to brainwash all blacks and that Martin Luther King's "non-violent protests" <br...
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  24. Marc Brown
    Marc Brown, the creator of Arthur the Aardvark, was born in Pennsylvania in 1946. He currently lives with his family in a small suburban area in Massachusetts. He bases many of his fictional characters on people that he has come across within his...
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  25. Marc Chagall
    Marc Chagall as an artist and as a person cannot be categorized. He was born in Vitebsk, Russia, learned to paint in St. Petersburg and lived in Paris, Berlin, and the United States. His career is influenced by many different factors. His Hasidic...
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