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Study the biographies of people who have significantly influenced global change. Such people have appeared at all times throughout human history to give the world something new and unexplored.

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  • Gwyn Thomas

    Gwyn Thomas

    Gwyn Thomas (1913-1981) novelist, playwright and broadcaster born in Cymmer in the Rhondda Valley, South Wales. His father was an out of work miner, and had very little money to live on. Thomas was the youngest in a family of twelve children who were all welsh speaking, and was raised by his sister, his mother having died when he was just a little boy of six. Young Gwyn attended Porth County School and was quite

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    Submitted: December 17, 2009 By: Yan
  • Hakim Habibur Rahman

    Hakim Habibur Rahman

    Hakim Habibur Rahman Hakim Habibur Rahman in his youth (circa 1920s)Hakim Habibur Rahman (Bengali: হাকিম হাবিবুর রহমান) (23 March 1881 - 23 February 1947) was an Unani physician, litterateur, journalist, politician and chronicler in early 20th-century Dhaka, Bangladesh. He was a close associate of Nawab Sir Khwaja Salimullah of the Dhaka Nawab Family. His two chronicles of Dhaka, Asudegan-e-Dhaka and Dhaka Panchas Baras Pahle, remain important primary source material for researchers working on Dhaka. His

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    Submitted: January 24, 2010 By: Fatih
  • Half Nelson an American Drama Film

    Half Nelson an American Drama Film

    Half Nelson an American drama film was released in 2006. The director Ryan Gosling did a great job at portraying an inner city high school teacher, Dan with a serious drug problem who forms a friendship with one of his students Drey. When I read the article I couldn't visualize the characters so after watching the movie I had much better understanding and could put it all together. I felt that the shooting wasn't done

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    Submitted: April 26, 2011 By: inessem
  • Handouts

    Handouts

    From the earliest days of the nation, the police function was seen primarily as that of a night watchman: to maintain order against the chief threats to order--fire, wild animals, and disreputable behavior. Solving crimes was viewed not as a police responsibility but as a private one. But this slowly gave way to detective work, a shift they would like to see rolled back. A great deal was accomplished during this transition, as both police

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    Submitted: May 17, 2010 By: David
  • Hank Aaron Biography

    Hank Aaron Biography

    Henry Louis Aaron (Hank) Aaron    Date of Birth: February 5, 1934(the day before Babe Ruth turned 39). Birthplace: Mobile, Alabama, United States Date. Circumstances of Death: Living Early Life: The second of nine of Herbert and Estella Aaron’s , he weighed just 2 and 1/4 pounds at birth. Hank was a quiet boy who just had one or two friends in the neighborhood. When Hank was eight he saw his first major

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    Submitted: April 22, 2010 By: Venidikt
  • Hannibal Barca

    Hannibal Barca

    Hannibal Barca was born in 247 B.C. in the city of Carthage, which was located in modern Tunis, or the northern tip of Africa. His father, Hamilcar Barca, was a great Carthaginian general of the army who fought in the First Punic War between Rome and Carthage, which the latter lost. At a very young age, Hamilcar made Hannibal promise "eternal hatred towards Rome" (Lendering, 1). At around age nine, Hannibal accompanied his father on

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    Submitted: February 26, 2009 By: Andrew
  • Harold Pinter? Who the Hell Is That?

    Harold Pinter? Who the Hell Is That?

    HAROLD PINTER? WHO THE HELL IS THAT? Harold Pinter is one of the greatest British dramatists of our time. Pinter has written a number of absurd masterpieces including The Birthday Party, The Caretaker, The Homecoming, Betrayal, Old Times, and Ashes to Ashes. He has also composed a number of radio plays and several volumes of poetry. His screenplays include The French Lieutenant's Woman, The Last Tycoon, and The Handmaid's Tale. He has received numerous awards

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    Submitted: March 2, 2009 By: Kevin
  • Harold Pinter? Who the Hell Is That?

    Harold Pinter? Who the Hell Is That?

    HAROLD PINTER? WHO THE HELL IS THAT? Harold Pinter is one of the greatest British dramatists of our time. Pinter has written a number of absurd masterpieces including The Birthday Party, The Caretaker, The Homecoming, Betrayal, Old Times, and Ashes to Ashes. He has also composed a number of radio plays and several volumes of poetry. His screenplays include The French Lieutenant's Woman, The Last Tycoon, and The Handmaid's Tale. He has received numerous awards

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    Submitted: April 2, 2010 By: Wendy
  • Harriet Beecher Stowe Biography

    Harriet Beecher Stowe Biography

    American author assignment Harriet Beecher Stowe I have chosen the book Harriet Beecher Stowe a biography by Dana Fuller Ross. The reason that I have chosen this author is because she fascinates me by her anti slaver novel Uncle Toms Cabin. I am also fascinated by the courage she had to be able to write a story like that. I have also heard many fascinating things about this author. She started writing with her sister

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    Submitted: November 20, 2009 By: Mike
  • Harriet Ross

    Harriet Ross

    Harriet Ross was born into slavery in 1819 or 1820, in Dorchester County, Maryland. Given the names of her two parents, both held in slavery, she was of purely African ancestry. She was raised under harsh conditions, and subjected to whippings even as a small child. She slept next to a fire and mostly lived off of cornmeal. At the age of 12 she was seriously injured by a blow to the head, inflicted by

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    Submitted: February 14, 2010 By: Yan
  • Harriet Tubman

    Harriet Tubman

    Harriet Tubman Even before Harriet Tubman was born she had a powerful enemy. Her enemy wasn't a person or even a country; it was the system known as slavery. It is known that at least two grandparents were captured by slave traders and brought to North America from the Slave Coast of Africa during the 18th century. Because slaves were not allowed to read and write, Tubman grew up illiterate. She left no letters or

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    Submitted: January 7, 2009 By: Kevin
  • Harriet Tubman

    Harriet Tubman

    Lucid Dreaming Imagine soaring through the air at outstanding speeds, pretending to be Superman with a red and blue cape, then deciding to become Tom Cruise in the movie Top Gun, flying an F14 at two-hundred miles an hour over the Arctic Ocean. Suddenly, you wake up and you think to yourself: "Wow, what a dream, I did what I wanted to do," not knowing what you've experienced is a Lucid Dream. According to the

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    Submitted: March 2, 2009 By: Kevin
  • Harriet Tubman

    Harriet Tubman

    TPS rohan Alexander Ms.Aulder 02-13-07 Social Studies 802 UNDERGROUND RAILROAD Slavery is the social status of specific persons, known as slaves, who have been stripped of individual rights, and are property of another person or household. Slaves are people who are held against their will since their capture, their purchase, or their birth, and are deprived of their individual freedom for the purpose of exploitation of their labor and in some case their sexual abuse.

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    Submitted: November 13, 2009 By: Mikki
  • Harriet Tubman

    Harriet Tubman

    Harriet Tubman Harriet Tubman was a poor slave girl who ran away from her plantation at the age of 28. Throughout the course of her life many people and many things challenged her. Each situation she was faced with tested either her mental or physical strength, usually both. She persevered through all of her trials stronger and wiser, and was willing to always help others through their own. Not one to instigate unless extremely necessary,

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    Submitted: November 22, 2009 By: David
  • Harriet Tubman

    Harriet Tubman

    Harriet Tubman Even before Harriet Tubman was born she had a powerful enemy. Her enemy wasn’t a person or even a country; it was the system known as slavery. It is known that at least two grandparents were captured by slave traders and brought to North America from the Slave Coast of Africa during the 18th century. Because slaves were not allowed to read and write, Tubman grew up illiterate. She left no letters or

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    Submitted: January 6, 2010 By: Janna
  • Harriet Tubman

    Harriet Tubman

    Lucid Dreaming Imagine soaring through the air at outstanding speeds, pretending to be Superman with a red and blue cape, then deciding to become Tom Cruise in the movie Top Gun, flying an F14 at two-hundred miles an hour over the Arctic Ocean. Suddenly, you wake up and you think to yourself: “Wow, what a dream, I did what I wanted to do,” not knowing what you’ve experienced is a Lucid Dream. According to the

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    Submitted: April 2, 2010 By: Edward
  • Harriet Tubman and the Fight Against Slavery

    Harriet Tubman and the Fight Against Slavery

    Harriet Tubman and the Fight Against Slavery Harriet Tubman was a popular hero to slaves in the mid 19th century. She gained a reputation for defiance and rebellion which was admired among many slaves. Tubman was an American abolitionist, a humanitarian and a spy for the United States Army during the American Civil War. Born into slavery, Harriet worked most of her life to help runaway slaves and started an anti-slavery abolishment movement. She was

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    Submitted: April 27, 2017 By: april.bri
  • Harrison Ford

    Harrison Ford

    Harrison Ford Harrison Ford was born to the proud parents of Dorothy Nidelman and Christopher Ford on Wednesday, July 13, 1942. His birth came almost six months after their marriage on February 3, 1942. Days later, he was named Harrison Ford in honor of his maternal grandfather. Most of his young life, he preferred that people call him by his grandfathers name, Harry. He had a brother named Terence. Terence and Harrison, or Terry and

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    Submitted: April 1, 2010 By: Steve
  • Harry S. Truman Biography

    Harry S. Truman Biography

    Harry S. Truman Depending on how old you are, it is possible that you have experienced many great presidents throughout your lifetime. Every single person in this world has their own view as to what a president’s role in the world should be, and how their values should reflect them. So far, the United States has gone through 42 Presidents who have all offered many new ideas that have aided our country tremendously. One of

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    Submitted: June 2, 2010 By: Mike
  • Hattie McDaniel

    Hattie McDaniel

    Hattie McDaniel was the first Africa American to receive an Academy Award. She was born on June 10, 1895 in Wichita, Kansas. Her father was a Baptist minister and her mother was a singer in the church. She also had two siblings, Sam and Etta McDaniel. She dropped out of school when she was 15 to join a minstrel show. She went on tour with them until the Great Depression started. During that time, she

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    Submitted: May 11, 2010 By: Bred
  • Hauntings in Ohio

    Hauntings in Ohio

    If you're interested in paranormal activity it's under our noses right here in Ohio. Have you ever heard a noise and wondered what it was, or seen something in the corner of your eye but nothing was there? Surprisingly, Ohio has many places with paranormal activity! The top three that stand out the most are the Ohio State Reformatory, The Buxton Inn, and the Victoria theatre, formally known as the Turner Opera House because

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    Submitted: May 15, 2011 By: greenviper1231
  • Hawthorne

    Hawthorne

    Many different themes and motifs can be found in the writings of Nathaniel Hawthorne. However, some can be found more frequently than others. Hawthorne wrote with these themes and motifs in mind, producing such masterpieces as The Scarlet Letter, and The House of Seven Gables. Hawthorne’s distinct writing style, as well as the subjects of his work, were no doubt influenced by his puritan background. Hawthorne was fascinated by the puritans. From their habits, to

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    Submitted: December 6, 2009 By: Monika
  • Hazrat Abu Bakr

    Hazrat Abu Bakr

    Hazrat Abu Bakr occupies a unique and significant role in the history of Islam. He was the first adult male to accept Islam, and when he first accepted the new faith, he accepted it right away. The Prophet (S) said, "Whenever I offered Islam to any person, he showed some hesitation when embracing it. But Abu Bakr is an exception. He was the prophet's closest companion. It was Abu Bakr, who traveled with the Prophet

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    Submitted: February 26, 2009 By: Andrew
  • Hdc Spreadsheet

    Hdc Spreadsheet

    Situation: HDC’s decision to buy the Lexington Club is appositive NPV transaction. However, the potential buyer TSI disagrees. 1. Did the purchase of the Lexington Club real estate increase the value of Health Development Corporation (HDC)? * Use pre-tax cash flows. * Assume the revenues of the Lexington Club grow by 5% per year. * Assume that the appropriate discount rate for real estate cash flows was 10%. * Assume a 20 year life of

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    Submitted: May 23, 2015 By: Tom Guan
  • Heart of Darkness - Beginning Through Marlow’s Being Hired as a Steamboat Captain

    Heart of Darkness - Beginning Through Marlow’s Being Hired as a Steamboat Captain

    Part I Beginning through Marlow’s being hired as a steamboat captain. Summary At sundown, a pleasure ship called the Nellie lies anchored at the mouth of the Thames, waiting for the tide to go out. Five men relax on the deck of the ship: the Director of Companies, who is also the captain and host, the Lawyer, the Accountant, Marlow, and the unnamed Narrator. The five men, old friends held together by “the bond of

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    Submitted: November 22, 2009 By: Andrew
  • Heavier Then Heaven

    Heavier Then Heaven

    Kurt Cobain was from a small town in Washington called Aberdeen. He was born on February 20, 1967. Kurt had a good life up until he turned 5 years old. His parents fought a lot and finally got divorced. He lived with his mom at the begging of this new life style for Kurt, but then later moved in with his dad. His dad and Kurt lived in a trailer on the far side of

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    Submitted: December 7, 2009 By: Bred
  • Heinrich Schliemann

    Heinrich Schliemann

    Heinrich Schliemann January 6, 1822, in the small town of Neu Buckow, Germany, Heinrich Schliemann was born. His father was a Protestant Minister and his mother died when he was young. He received a book of ancient history by his father named Illustrated History of the World which he was enthralled by. He was fascinated by the Homeric Greece. When his mother died he was sent to live with his uncle. This forced Heinrich to

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    Submitted: February 20, 2010 By: Wendy
  • Helen Adams Keller (helen Keller)

    Helen Adams Keller (helen Keller)

    Helen Adams Keller (June 27, 1880 - June 1, 1968) was born in Tuscumbia, Alabama, USA. When she was 19 months old, Helen was struck with a fever and became both deaf and blind. The lively child changed into a little wild 'animal' who terrorised the people around her. In 1887, her parents, Arthur H. Keller and Kate Adams Keller, finally contacted Alexander Graham Bell, who worked with deaf children. He advised them to contact

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    Submitted: May 24, 2010 By: Fonta
  • Helen Keller

    Helen Keller

    Helen Keller may be the world's most famous supercrip. Very few people can claim to have "overcome" disability so thoroughly and spectacularly. A blind and deaf wild child at the age of 7, she became, by the time she published The Story of My Life at 22, one of Radcliffe's most successful and polished students, fluent in Latin, Greek, German, French and (not least) English--not to mention three versions of Braille (English, American, New York

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    Submitted: January 11, 2010 By: Yan
  • Helen Keller - the Story of My Life

    Helen Keller - the Story of My Life

    Helen Adams Keller was an American author and lecturer. She was born in Tuscumbia, Alabama on June 27, 1880 and died on June 1, 1968. When Helen was nineteen months old, she was stricken with a damaging brain fever that left her blind and deaf. There was no way she could be educated until she was seven years old, when a teacher named Annie Mansfield Sullivan came to teach her to read the Braille system

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    Submitted: December 13, 2009 By: July
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