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Jim Bridger
Jim Bridger
Jim Bridger Jim Bridger A trail guide, a fur tracker and hunter and a fur trader. Jim Bridger may have been one of the best outdoorsmen of all times. James Bridger was born on March 17, 1804. In 1812 Jim\'s parents moved to the vicinity of St. Louis. He was orphaned at age 12 and became a blacksmiths apprentice. In 1822, attracted by an ad in the Missouri Republican, 18 year old Jim, joined Gen. William H. Ashley\'s fur tracking expedition to the head waters of Missouri. In 1824 while searching
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
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
Joan of Arc
Joan of Arc
Joan of Arc JOAN OF ARC A French saint and a heroine in the Hundred Years\' war was Joan of Arc. This farm girl helped save the French from English command and was often called the Maid Orleans and the Maid of France. Her inspiration led the French to many victories. Joan Of Arc (In French Jeanne d\'Arc) was born around 1412, in the village of Domremy, France. She was a peasant girl who, like many girls of that time, could not read or write. Her father, Jacques, was a wealthy tenant farmer and h
Johann Sebastian Bach
Johann Sebastian Bach
Johann Sebastian Bach Johann Sebastian Bach was one of the greatest composers in Western musical history. More than 1,000 of his compositions survive. Some examples are the Art of Fugue, Brandenburg Concerti, the Goldberg Variations for Harpsichord, the Mass in B- Minor, the motets, the Easter and Christmas oratorios, Toccata in F Major, French Suite No 5, Fugue in G Major, Fugue in G Minor ( The Great ), St. Matthew Passion, and Jesu Der Du Meine Seele. He came from a family of musicians. There
John Kennedy
John Kennedy
John Kennedy JOHN F. KENNEDY John Fitzgerald was born in Brookline, Massachusetts on May 29, 1917. He graduated from Harvard University in 1940. Which led to some of his earlier political successes. Some came from when he ran for the United States House of Representatives in 1946, and was elected to the U.S. Senate in 1952. In 1953 he married Jacqueline Bouvier. During recuperation from spinal surgery, Kennedy completed Profiles in Courage (1956), for which he won a Pulitzer Prize in 1957. Kenne
JOHN LENNON
JOHN LENNON
JOHN LENNON BY: UNKNOWN John Lennon was a great song writer and musician. He played the rhythm guitar, the piano, and sang. He was in the most popular group in the history of rock music. In 1959, John founded this group, called The Beatles. The original Beatles were John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison, and Pete Best. Brian Epstein became the manager of the Beatles in 1961. Epstein made many changes in the group. John rebelled and did not want to package and clean up the group in ord
John Marshall- The Great Chief Justice
John Marshall- The Great Chief Justice
John Marshall- The Great Chief Justice John Marshall: The Great Chief Justice John Marshall was born in Fauquier County, Virginia on September 4, 1755. He was the first son of Thomas Marshall and Mary Randolph Keith. His role in American history is undoubtedly a very important one. As a boy, Marshall was educated by his father. He learned to read and write, along with some lessons in history and poetry. At the age of fourteen, he was sent away to school, and a year later he returned home to be t
John Muir
John Muir
John Muir HIS ACHIEVEMENTS/JOURNEYS John Muir worked at a factory in Canada. He invented time and money saving machines for the factories. But one day an accident changed his whole outlook on life. As he was tightening a machine belt with a file, the file flew out and pierced his right eye. His left eye grew dim to the reaction. John\'s friends and neighbors tried to help him and brought doctors. Some friends read to him. Children brought him flowers and listened to his stories. He finally began
John Muir
John Muir
John Muir Biography Report 1. John Muir by Ginger Wadsworth 2. The book is written about John Muir 3. The story takes place at Yosemite National Park from 1838-1914 4. John Muir was a botanist, geologist, and writer. 5. He had overcome earthquakes, glaciers, and he climbs mountains. 6. John Muir had impressed by overcoming all the dangers like animals. He was an expert on wilderness. He knows survival skills to stay alive. He studies nature and he writes about nature. He made a national park sys
John Napier
John Napier
John Napier John Napier was a Scottish Mathematician who was born in Merchiston Castle in Edinburgh in the year 1550. He briefly attended St. Andrew\'s University, but for some unknown reason, left without obtaining a degree, which didn\'t seem to have any relevance to him. He returned home in 1571 as a scholar competent in Greek. He was a ardent Presbyterian who wrote A Plaine Discovery of the Whole Revelation of Saint John, the first Scottish interpretation of the bible, in 1593 to demonstrate
John Steinbeck- A commmon Mans' Man
John Steinbeck- A commmon Mans' Man
John Steinbeck- A commmon Mans\' Man John Steinbeck A Common Man’s Man “I never wrote two books alike”, once said John Steinbeck (Shaw, 10). That may be true, but I think that he wrote many of his novels and short stories based on many of the same views. He often focused on social problems, like the “haves” verses the “have nots, and made the reader want to encourage the underdog. Steinbeck’s back ground and concern for the common man made him one of the best writers for human rights. John Stei
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
Kalapalo indians
Kalapalo indians
kalapalo indians The Kalapalo Indians of Central Brazil are one of a few surviving indigenous cultures that is uniquely protected by a national reserve in lowland South America. Through no effort of there own, they have been isolated artificially from Brazilian social and economic influences that reach almost every other Indian tribe in Brazil. This unusual situation has made it possible for the Kalapalo’s culture to be undisturbed by the outside world and the surrounding tribes. Much of Kalapal
Karl Marx
Karl Marx
Karl Marx   Karl Marx was a German scholar who lived in the nineteenth century. He spent most of his life studying, thinking and writing about history and economics. A many years of study, much of it spent in England, he believed that he understood more deeply than anyone who had ever lived before him why there is injustice i world.   He said that all injustice and inequality is a result of one underlying conflict in society. He called it a \'class struggle\', that is, a conflict bet the class o
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 a
Kate Chopin
Kate Chopin
Kate Chopin Kate Chopin was an American author who lived during the nineteenth century, but because of The Awakening, a novel which was considered scandalous at the time, she has just recently been …accepted into the canon of major American writers (Trosky 105). Through Kate Chopin’s main character of The Awakening, Edna Pontellier, she is able to portray her feelings and desires that were otherwise suppressed by the ideals of American society at that time. Kate Chopin was born on February 8, 18
Kim Campbell
Kim Campbell
Kim Campbell Kim Campbell, Canada\'s first female Prime Minister, rose quickly in her political standings reaching, what she would find to be the height of her career only seven years after entering politics. It appeared like the loss of the 1993 election and the all around destruction of the Progressive Conservative party was completely Kim Campbell’s fault however actually was a joint effort by Brian Mulroney and Kim Campbell. Kim Campbell rose so quickly in her political status that she did n
Knute Rockne
Knute Rockne
Knute Rockne           Knute Kenneth Rockne was born on March 4, 1888 in Voss, Norway. He first moved to Chicago at the age of 5. Nobody liked him there, and he was in many fights. Before football or even baseball, Knute discovered skiing.  He loved it, and went skiing every chance he got during the winter. Knute was a natural athlete, and excelled in all of the sports he tried. He excelled in track, making a name for himself later on.         Although he was always one of the shortest guys arou
Kurt Donald Cobain
Kurt Donald Cobain
Kurt Donald Cobain A look Into the Life and Career of a Legend; A Proposal Kurt Donald Cobain was the lead singer/songwriter of the band Nirvana, until April 5 1994 when he committed suicide. Troubled by depression, chronic stomach problems, and an addiction to heroin, his ailments in his personal life showed through in his music. His music evolved from the hard “punk” sound of their first album, to the intelligent “tell all” tales of his fourth and final album In Utero. Through his music he cha
Leonardo D'Vinci
Leonardo D'Vinci
Leonardo D\'Vinci Leonardo da Vinci Leonardo da Vinci was born on the fifteenth of April, 1452, near the town of Vinci, not far from Florence. He was the son of a Florentine notary, Piero da Vinci, and a young woman named Caterina. Leonardo spent most of his life in Florence and Milan. In 1469 he was apprenticed to Andrea Verrocchio, a leading Renaissance master. Leonardo acquired a variety of skills while he remained at the workshop until 1476. He left Florence for Milan in about 1482 to work f
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
Leonardo da Vinci
Leonardo da Vinci
Leonardo da Vinci Leonardo da Vinci, perhaps the greatest man in history, invented thousands of things including the helicopter, tank and portable bridge. Leonardo was not only an inventor ,but a sculptor, an artist and an architect. He was born 1452 in the small town of Vinci ,in Tuscany. His father was a wealthy notary and his mother a peasant woman. In the mid 1460s the family moved to Florence here he was given the best education Florence could offer. He advanced rapidly socially and intelle
Leonardo Da Vinci
Leonardo Da Vinci
Leonardo Da Vinci Leonardo Da Vinci was born was born in the town of Vinci, Italy, in 1452 on April 15, a natural child of ser Piero. Ser Piero was a successful government official, and his mother, Caterina, a peasant girl in service with the family. Leonardo spent his early years on his family’s farm. Free to explore in the fields and streams, he grew to love the outdoors and he had a keen interest in how things worked. He was always full of questions and wonderment. By 1469 Leonardo had moved
Life of Andrew Jackson
Life of Andrew Jackson
Life of Andrew Jackson 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
Life Of John Steinbeck
Life Of John Steinbeck
Life Of John Steinbeck John Steinbeck was a writer who used naturalism in his works to to bring awareness about problems in society that he dealt with in his own life. He frequently dealt with the economic and social problems of migrant workers in California and how they dealt with everyday life. He wrote through his fiction about what he knew and what affected him personally. Specifically, he wrote a novella entitled, Of Mice and Men, about two California migrant workers, George Milton and Lenn
Life Of Napoelan Bonaparte
Life Of Napoelan Bonaparte
Life Of Napoelan Bonaparte Few individuals have come along that have captivated the imaginations of their contemporaries and of historians. Perhaps the most prolific of these characters is Napoleon Bonaparte. The part of his life often found most intriguing was his humble beginnings. Here, like some Hollywood movie is the tale of an exceptional man whose intelligence and rise from the bottom is eventually defeated by his flaws, which cause him to fall from power. He was born in Corsica just off
Life Of Rodin
Life Of Rodin
Life Of Rodin Auguste Rodin was born November 12, 1840 in Paris and attended the Ecole des Arts Decoratifs in Paris at age 14. Rodin had a special gift for modeling human figures and faces; therefore sculpting humans is all he did. Decorators and commercial sculptors exploited Rodin at a very young age. It was some 20 years before he could sculpt for himself, under the commercial sculptor Albert Carrier-Belleuse. (Auguste, 19) Rodin sculpted ornamental figures for several major buildings in Brus
Ludwig van BEETHOVEN
Ludwig van BEETHOVEN
Ludwig van BEETHOVEN The composer of some of the most influential pieces of music ever written, Ludwig van Beethoven created a bridge between the 18th-century classical period and the new beginnings of Romanticism. His greatest breakthroughs in composition came in his instrumental work, including his symphonies. Unlike his predecessor Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, for whom writing music seemed to come easily, Beethoven always struggled to perfect his work. Ludwig van Beethoven was born in Bonn, Germa
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 beli
Margaret Mead
Margaret Mead
Margaret Mead Margaret Mead was a great scientist, explorer, writer, and teacher, who educated the human race in many different ways. In the next few paragraphs I will discuss the different ways Margaret Mead, Anthropologist, effected our society. Margaret Mead was born in Philadelphia on December 16, 1901, and was educated at Barnard College and at Columbia University. In 1926 she became assistant curator of ethnology at the American Museum of Natural History in New York City, and she served as
Margaret Thatcher
Margaret Thatcher
Margaret Thatcher MARGARET THATCHER Margaret Thatcher was the Prime Minister of Great Britian. Margaret changed many policies and she also defended strongly other government policies. An example of this was when Margaret Thatcher was Secretary of state for education and science. The government had to cut school funding by $300 million. She didn’t want to cut anything that had to do with the students missing out of education. It was her duty to provide the best education for them. The solution sh
Marilyn Monroe
Marilyn Monroe
Marilyn Monroe Marilyn Monroe elle est née le 1er juin 19(Vingt six) à Los Angeles, s’appelle en réalité Norma Jean Mortenson. Elle début de sa carrière quand un chasseur de talents du Twentieth Century Fox la rèpere, en 19(Qaurent six). Elle est engagée pour (Soizante-dix cinq) dollars par samaine, et c’est à ce moment qu’elle change de nom, pour devenir Marilyn Monroe. En 19(Cinquant deux) et 1953 la star Marilyn Monroe nait variment à partir de 1952 et 1953, avec “Monkey Business” et surtout
Marilyn Monroe Report
Marilyn Monroe Report
Marilyn Monroe Report Marilyn Monroe elle est née le 1er juin 19(Vingt six) à Los Angeles, s’appelle en réalité Norma Jean Mortenson. Elle début de sa carrière quand un chasseur de talents du Twentieth Century Fox la rèpere, en 19(Qaurent six). Elle est engagée pour (Soizante-dix cinq) dollars par samaine, et c’est à ce moment qu’elle change de nom, pour devenir Marilyn Monroe. En 19(Cinquant deux) et 1953 la star Marilyn Monroe nait variment à partir de 1952 et 1953, avec “Monkey Business” et s
Mark Twain
Mark Twain
Mark Twain Mark Twain Mark Twain\'s works are some of the best I\'ve ever read. I love the way he brings you into the story, especially with the dialogue used, like in Tom Sawyer or Huckleberry Finn. Mark Twain is my favorite dead author. Mark Twain was never Mark Twain at all. That was only his pen name. His real name was Samuel Langhorne Clemens. Samuel was born in Florida, Missouri in 1835. He accomplished worldwide fame during his lifetime for being a great author, lecturer, satirist, and
Mark Twain
Mark Twain
Mark Twain Mark Twain was a pilot, a comic lecturer, a humorist, a short story writer, and a novelist, to name a few of his many accomplishments. On November 30, 1835, Samuel Langhorne Clemens, otherwise known as Mark Twain, became the first man of any importance ever to be born west of the Mississippi River. He has become an icon as the American writer. This is because his way of writing cannot be simulated by Europeans or anyone else, due to the fact that the western setting of America creates
Martha Christensen
Martha Christensen
Martha Christensen Martha Christensen Om forfatteren og forfatterskabet I min dansk opgave, har jeg valgt at skrive om Martha Christensen da hendes mÂde at se tingende p fascinerer mig. Jeg har lÊst nÊsten alle af hendes b¯ger, s jeg har derved dannet mig et klart indtryk af hende, som person, men sandelig ogs som forfatter. Jeg er noget af det mindst offentlige, man kan tÊnke sig(1), siger Martha Christensen (f¯dt 1926) om sig selv i et interview. I en anden avissamtale ytrer hun: Jeg er
Martin Luther King
Martin Luther King
Martin Luther King Martin Luther King   The most important person to have made a significant change in the rights of Blacks was Martin Luther King. He had great courage and passion to defeat segregation and racism that existed in the United States, and it was his influence to all the Blacks to defy white supremacy and his belief in nonviolence that lead to the success of the Civil Rights movement.   Martin Luther King was born on January 15, 1929 in Atlanta, Georgia where the city suffered most
Martin Luther
Martin Luther
Martin Luther MARTIN LUTHER Martin Luther was a German theologian and religious reformer, who started the Protestant Reformation, and whose vast influence during his time period made him one of the crucial figures in modern European history. Luther was born in Eisleben on November 10, 1483 and was descended from the peasantry, a fact that he often stressed. Hans Luther, his father, was a copper miner. Luther received a sound primary and secondary education at Mansfeld, Magdeburg, and Eisenach. I
Mary Flannery O'Connor
Mary Flannery O'Connor
Mary Flannery O\'Connor Mary Flannery O\'Connor is one of the most preeminent and more unique short story authors in American Literature (O\'Connor 1). While growing up she lived in the Bible-belt South during the post World War II era of the United States. O\'Connor was part of a strict Roman Catholic family, but she depicts her characters as Fundamentalist Protestants. Her characters are also severely spiritually or physically disturbed and have a tendancy to be violent, arrogant or overly stu
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
Mary Tyler Moore
Mary Tyler Moore
Mary Tyler Moore Who can turn the world on with her smile? One person stands out. A TV legend and an American icon: Mary Tyler Moore. Mary was born in Flatbush on December 29, 1936 to Irish-Catholic parents. Mary\'s family was neither rich nor poor. As a child, she attended St. Rose de Lima Parochial School. Her family moved to Los Angeles when she was only ten years old. When she became older, she became a popular actress. Through the years, Mary Tyler Moore has remained as popular as ever. Wit
Melville and the Social Injustices of His Day
Melville and the Social Injustices of His Day
Melville and the Social Injustices of His Day Thesis Statement In the novella Billy Budd, Melville uses ordinary people of his day to highlight the social injustices of the time. Melville and the Social Injustices of His Day Herman Melville was a common man. He never went to college, and he never had the things that most writers of his day had; for in that time, writing alone was not normally enough to sustain you. While his contemporaries were lawyers, doctors, clerks, businessmen, politicians,
Metallica
Metallica
Metallica So it’s Wednesday night. I’m lying in bed, trying to decide what to write my research paper on, but mostly focusing on the television. VH1’s Behind the Music is on. Tonight, the show spotlights my favorite band: Metallica. Suddenly it hits me. I should do my paper on the most fascinating band in the world. And so the story begins. We’ll start over in Copenhagen Denmark. A young boy named Lars Ulrich is growing up in a rich neighborhood. He plays tennis, and has hopes of one day being o
Metternich The Leader
Metternich The Leader
Metternich The Leader Prince Klemens von Metternich: His Ideology, his Role in History, and the Stories we Tell. Metternich was an extremely intelligent man who turned his conservative beliefs into international policy. Metternich was a confident leader who put little faith in popular opinion or sentiment because he believed that the common man was too fickle in his loyalties and too inept to understand the magnitude of foreign policy. He was a loyal servant to the Austrian Emperor, even though
Michael Jackson
Michael Jackson
Michael Jackson Michael Jackson My topic for my report is Michael Jackson. Michael Jackson is a longtime pop music star, known as the King of Pop. Michael is a winner of many Grammys and other music awards. My first subtopic goes into his music. The details giong into Music are his many albums, the many awards Michael Jackson has won, and the songs he has written. My second subtopic goes into the history of Michael Jackson. The details going itno History are Michael\'s family members, the places
Micheal Jordan
Micheal Jordan
Micheal Jordan Michael Jordan Michael Jordan is an American Professional Basketball Player . I picked Michael for my biography because I consider him to be the best basketball player in the NBA . Michael is recognized for his spectacular ball handling skills and for his outrageous dunks . He is also the leading scorer in the NBA , and a winner of three NBA most valuable player award in 1988,1991, and 1992 . Jordan was born in Brooklyn , New York , and raised in Wilmington , North Carolina . He a
MIGUEL de CERVANTES
MIGUEL de CERVANTES
MIGUEL de CERVANTES MIGUEL de CERVANTES Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra, born September 29, 1547, was a Spanish novelist, dramatist, and poet. Cervantes was the author of the novel Don Quixote, a masterpiece of world literature that was a great influence to other renaissance writers. Cervantes was born to a poor family in a town called Alcala de Henares. His father was a surgeon who made little money to support the family . Without the means for much formal education, Cervantes became a soldier. On