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"You can't lie unless you learn to tell the truth." - Maituan

Essays for History: Biographies

  1. Albert Einstein
    Albert Einstein was one of the greatest scientists of all time. Best known as a physicist for developing his famous theory of relativity, Einstein was born on March 14, 1879, in Ulm, Württemberg, Germany. When he was five years old, his father...
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  2. Andrew Carnegie: Giant of Industry
    Andrew Carnegie, the “King of Steel”, the benevolent employer, the giant of industry, was among the greatest influences of the second industrial revolution. It is sometimes questioned whether Carnegie was the ruthless, sneaky steel tyrant some...
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  3. Aristotle
    was born in 384 BC and lived until 322 BC. He was a Greek philosopher and scientist, <br /> <br /> who shares with Plato being considered the most famous of ancient philosophers. He was born at <br /> <br /> Stagira, in Macedonia, the son of a...
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  4. Baruch Spinoza
    The task of simply just surviving is for most of us a handful in itself in this life. However, only a few in a life time choose not to be satisfied with only just survival rather they assume the yoke of redefining life for themselves and for others...
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  5. Bela Bartok
    Bela Bartok, One of the best-known Hungarian composers is also one of the most significant musician of the twentieth century. He shared a strong passion for ethnomusicology, which is the scientific study of music, especially traditional music, as...
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  6. Benito Mussolini vs. Adolf Hitler
    Both leaders considered themselves the passage to recovery from the war. They both had visions of making their country strong and powerful again. Mussolini failed to win widespread support of his country. However, economic conditions worsened...
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  7. Benjamin Banneker
    Benjamin Banneker was one the best-known black guy in early United States history. He was an astronomer, farmer, mathematician and surveyor. He contributed greatly to the rise of African Americans in science. <br /> <br /> Benjamin Banneker was...
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  8. Benjamin Franklin
    "Only a virtuous people are capable of freedom. As nations become corrupt and vicious, they have more need of masters." Benjamin Franklin <br /> <br /> What Benjamin Franklin meant by this does not only apply back during his day, but it applies...
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  9. Bessie Smith
    Known as the “Empress Of Blues”, Bessie Smith was said to have revolutionized the vocal end of Blues Music. She showed a lot of pride as an independent African-American woman. Her style in performance and lyrics often reflected her lifestyle...
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  10. Biography of Erik Estrada
    (Frank <br /> <br /> Poncherello) <br /> <br /> Erik was born on March 16, 1949 as Henry Enrique <br /> <br /> Estrada in NY City. Back around 1968, he was in a <br /> <br /> dance troupe and earned $38 a week with free lunches <br /> <br...
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  11. Castro and Caesar
    I am going to compare two great leaders. One from this century, and one from the <br /> reign of Caesar. It is interesting to see how through out history that all the great dictators <br /> thought alike. Though they might differ in details...
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  12. Charles Manson: Orgins of a Madman
    Charles Manson is known as one of the most sinister and evil criminals of all time. <br /> He organized the murders that shocked the world and his name still strikes fear into <br /> American hearts. Manson's childhood, personality, and uncanny...
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  13. Cicero
    Cicero, was truly a man of the state. His writings also show us he was equally a man of <br /> philosophical temperament and affluence. Yet at times these two forces within Cicero clash <br /> and contradict with the early stoic teachings...
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  14. Colin Powell
    Colin Powell was sworn in on January 20, 2001 as the 65th Secretary of State. Before he was nominated he was the chairman of America’s Promise- The Alliance for Youth. America’s Promise is a non profit youth organization to help build character...
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  15. Cortés
    Cortés, Hernán or Cortez, Hernando (1485-1547), Spanish explorer and conqueror of the Aztec Empire <br /> of Mexico. <br /> <br /> <br /> Cortés was born in Medellín, Extremadura. He studied law at the University of Salamanca, but cut short...
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  16. Cyrus Hall Mccormick
    The mechanical reaper. A time-saving invention which allowed farmers <br /> to more than double their crop size while at the same time spurring <br /> other innovations in farm machinery. This reaper, which combined all <br /> the steps that...
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  17. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
    Dr. Martin Luther King Junior, American clergyman and the best Nobel Peace Prize winner on the face of this planet, one of the principal leaders of the American civil rights movement and well-known supporter of nonviolent protest. Dr. Martin Luther...
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  18. E. E. Cummings
    Edward Estlin Cummings, the son of a well-known Unitarian minister was born in Cambridge, Massachusetts, in 1894. Cummings began writing at age six and often illustrated his own stories. He received his B.A. in 1915 and his M.A. in 1916, both from...
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  19. Eduardo Paolozzi
    Paolozzi was born in Edinburgh to Italian parents in the year 1924. He grew up there and went to art school and colleges in Scotland. When he started his career he was a painter and a sculpter on the side but soon he began to sculpt more and paint...
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  20. Elderly Person
    Chang Sing Lok, also know as Uncle Lok is famous for his mouth watering “Chau Kuey Teows” which is a kind of fried noodles. He is very well known in Taman University, Petaling Jaya for his exquisite dish. <br /> <br /> He was born on...
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  21. Elie Wiesel: a Survivor of the Holocaust
    Elie Wiesel wrote in a mystical and existentialistic manner to depict his life as a victim of the holocaust in his many novels. Such selections as ‘Night’ and ‘The Trial of God’ reveal the horrors of the concentration camps and Wiesel's true...
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  22. Ernest Hemingway's Life and Image
    Ernest Hemingway was born on a July morning in 1899. Born at home in Oak Park, he was raised a conservative with strong values. While his father taught him to hunt and fish, his mother taught him music, her former profession. Though his mother...
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  23. F. Scott Fitzgerald
    Many authors in American have worked to shape the history that is America through their portrayal of their age. F. Scott Fitzgerald used his writing to shape America during the post-Great War America and into the Great Depression. Through his...
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  24. Franklin Roosevelt: Man of the Year
    Assuming the Presidency at the depth of the Great Depression, Franklin D. Roosevelt helped the American people regain faith in themselves. He brought hope as he promised prompt, vigorous action, and asserted in his Inaugural Address, "the only thing...
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  25. Frederick Douglas
    The Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, An American Slave was written by Frederick <br /> Douglass himself. He was born into slavery in Tuckahoe, Maryland in approximately 1817. He has, <br /> "…no accurate knowledge of my age...
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