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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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  • Joseph Bombardier: A True Canadian Inventor

    Joseph Bombardier: A True Canadian Inventor

    Born in 1907 in Valcourt, Quebйc, Joseph Armand Bombardier was the eldest of Anna Gravel and Alfred Bombardier’s eight children. From an early age, Joseph combined a talent for tinkering with a zeal for machinery. At the age of thirteen, he created one of his first motorized toys: a miniature locomotive that was powered by a clock mechanism. He ended up painting intricate designs on the train, which emphasized his sense of both the technological

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    Submitted: November 20, 2009 By: Andrew
  • Joseph Conrad (1857-1924) - Jysef Teodor Konrad Korzeniowski

    Joseph Conrad (1857-1924) - Jysef Teodor Konrad Korzeniowski

    Joseph Conrad (1857-1924) - Jуsef Teodor Konrad Korzeniowski Polish-born English novelist and short-story writer, a dreamer, adventurer, and gentleman. In his famous preface to THE NIGGER OF THE 'NARCISSUS' (1897) Conrad crystallized his often quoted goal as a writer: "My task which I am trying to achieve is, by the power of the written word, to make you hear, to make you fell - it is, above all, to make you see. That - and

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    Submitted: November 13, 2009 By: Mike
  • Joseph King

    Joseph King

    Joseph King was born 25th July 1886 at Bulli NSW Australia. His father, Edward, was born in Surrey England in 1842 and migrated to Australia with his family during the gold rush to Hill End NSW in 1861. His mother, Jane, was born in 1852 at Portland Head on the Hawkesbury River in NSW. His father had a previous marriage to Rebecca Maris who bore him four children and died having a fifth. Two

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    Submitted: November 27, 2009 By: Artur
  • Joseph Patrick Kennedy Biography

    Joseph Patrick Kennedy Biography

    Joseph Patrick Kennedy was a very successful banker and film executive, born in Boston, Massachusetts, on September 6, 1888. Considered by many to be America’s version of the “royal family,” the Kennedy’s of Boston, Massachusetts have enjoyed triumphs and seen tragedy during the 20th century. As the family patriarch, Joseph Patrick Kennedy instilled values of commitment to public service, determination to succeed, and loyalty to family. His father, Patrick Joseph, was a prosperous saloonkeeper. Patrick

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    Submitted: February 12, 2010 By: Mike
  • Journal Entry of an Arab American

    Journal Entry of an Arab American

    Journal Entry of an Arab American Journal Entry 9/11/2002 Well it has been five years since the attacks on the United States and things are still hard for my Arab American family. At work today I was called a terrorist; they have been whispering it for almost a year now. I went to McDonald’s for lunch and no one seemed to want to take my order. It has been hard since my family moved out

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    Submitted: March 20, 2010 By: Fonta
  • Joy Luck Club: In Depth Behind Tan and Her Writing

    Joy Luck Club: In Depth Behind Tan and Her Writing

    The Joy Luck Club was her first big success and was translated into seventeen languages and stood at New York Times best-seller list for nine months. The plot follows the lives of four Chinese Immigrant mothers and their American born daughters. Tan weaves an intricate story as the the four families intertwine and reveal their own secrets forming and strengthening the mother daughter bond. The story begins on one daughter, Jing-mei, who takes the place

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    Submitted: February 2, 2010 By: Fatih
  • Julius Caesar - a Tragic Hero

    Julius Caesar - a Tragic Hero

    hroughout many of Shakespeare’s plays, a tragic hero is identified; a heroic figure that possesses a character flaw that leads to his defeat. In The Tragedy of Julius Caesar, there has been controversies over who is actually the tragic hero. Many people agree that Marcus Brutus is the tragic hero. However, others argue and identify Julius Caesar as the tragic hero. After examining these two characters, a conclusion is easily drawn. Brutus is the tragic

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    Submitted: March 16, 2010 By: Mike
  • Julius Winfield Erving 2

    Julius Winfield Erving 2

    Julius Winfield Erving II, born on Februrary 22nd 1950, is considered one of the greatest players to play the game of basketball. Commonly known by the nickname Dr. J, is a former American basketball player who helped launch a modern style of play that emphasizes leaping and playing above the rim. Erving helped legitimize the now-defunct American Basketball Association (ABA), and much as some players are considered "the team," Dr. J was considered "the league."

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    Submitted: May 9, 2010 By: Venidikt
  • Just Another Face in the Crowd

    Just Another Face in the Crowd

    Just Another Face in the Crowd On September 26, 2004, I went to visit my uncle in Powder Springs, Georgia. I had gotten into some trouble at home and needed a place to get away for a few weeks. As time passed, those few weeks turned into five months and my get away destination turned into the place I now call home. I never thought when I went for a visit that I would live

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    Submitted: May 10, 2010 By: Tommy
  • Kandinsky

    Kandinsky

    Kandinsky, Wassily Kandinsky, Wassily, Russian in full VASILY VASILYEVICH KANDINSKY (b. Dec. 4 [Dec. 16, New Style], 1866, Moscow, Russia--d. Dec. 13, 1944, Neuilly-sur-Seine, Fr.), Russian-born artist, one of the first creators of pure ab straction in modern painting. After successful avant-garde exhibitions, he founded the influential Munich group Der Blaue Reiter (The Blue Rider; 1911-14) and began completely abstract painting. His forms evolved from fluid and organic to geometric and, finally, to pictographic (

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    Submitted: February 3, 2010 By: Bred
  • Kanye Bio

    Kanye Bio

    Kanye West Main News Photos Bio TOP 25 CELEBS BiographyPages:12Next 1996 College Dropout An English major at Chicago State University, where his mother, Donda, chairs the department, West quits school to pursue his music career full-time. "He said, 'Mom, I can do this, and I don't need to go to college, because I've had a professor in the house with me my whole life,'" Donda West tells Time. "I'm thinking, this boy is at it

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    Submitted: April 3, 2010 By: Tasha
  • Karl Heinrich Marx

    Karl Heinrich Marx

    Karl Heinrich Marx was born on May 5, 1818, in the city of Trier in Prussia, now, Germany. He was one of seven children of Jewish Parents. His father was fairly liberal, taking part in demonstrations for a constitution for Prussia and reading such authors as Voltaire and Kant, known for their social commentary. His mother, Henrietta, was originally from Holland and never became a German at heart, not even learning to speak the language

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    Submitted: December 25, 2009 By: Mikki
  • Karl Marx

    Karl Marx

    KARL MARX: HIS WORKS ABSTRACT This paper will be about the main elements of Karl Marx's work, which includes the Paris Manuscripts, which will focus on alienation. The Communist Manifesto, which will focus on Marx's political and economic theories and Capital Vol. 1., Marx's final work about how profits are made by the capitalist. Karl Marx was a liberal reformist who believed that capitalism could be reformed and inequality and exploitation of the working classes

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    Submitted: February 18, 2009 By: regina
  • Karl Marx

    Karl Marx

    KARL MARX German political theorist and revolutionary. He studied humanities at the Univ. of Bonn (1835) and law and philosophy at the Univ. of Berlin (1836-41), where he was exposed to the works of G. W. F. Hegel. Working as a writer in Cologne and Paris (1842-45), he became active in leftist politics. In Paris he met F. Engels,KARL MARX German political theorist and revolutionary. He studied humanities at the Univ. of Bonn (1835) and

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    Submitted: February 26, 2009 By: Andrew
  • Karl Marx

    Karl Marx

    Karl Heinrich Marx was born on May 5, 1818, in the city of Trier in Prussia, now, Germany. He was one of seven children of Jewish Parents. His father was fairly liberal, taking part in demonstrations for a constitution for Prussia and reading such authors as Voltaire and Kant, known for their social commentary. His mother, Henrietta, was originally from Holland and never became a German at heart, not even learning to speak the language

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    Submitted: March 2, 2009 By: Kevin
  • Karl Marx

    Karl Marx

    The worker becomes all the poorer the more wealth he produces, the more his production increases in power and range. The worker becomes an ever cheaper commodity the more commodities he creates. With the increasing value of the world of things proceeds in direct proportion to the devaluation of the world of men. Labour produces not only commodities; it produces itself and the worker as a commodity -- and does so in the proportion in

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    Submitted: March 2, 2009 By: Kevin
  • Karl Marx

    Karl Marx

    The worker becomes all the poorer the more wealth he produces, the more his production increases in power and range. The worker becomes an ever cheaper commodity the more commodities he creates. With the increasing value of the world of things proceeds in direct proportion to the devaluation of the world of men. Labour produces not only commodities; it produces itself and the worker as a commodity -- and does so in the proportion in

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    Submitted: March 2, 2009 By: Kevin
  • Karl Marx

    Karl Marx

    KARL MARX Karl Marx, the historian, the philosopher, the economists, was undoubtedly the most influential and revolutionary socialist thinker to emerge in the 19th century. This I came to also acknowledge through this reading and have a new understanding of what communism is and how it came about. Communism shouldn’t be confused with a anti-Semitic dictator killing millions of people or even the law of consecration for that matter. Like many influential men he wasn’t

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    Submitted: December 13, 2009 By: Tommy
  • Karl Marx

    Karl Marx

    Karl Marx was born on May 5, 1818 to Heinrich and Henrietta Marx in the historical city of Trier. Karl was one of seven children raised within a comfortable middle class home provided by his father. Marx’s father worked as a counselor-at-law at the High-Court of Appeal in Trier. David McClellan believes that, “Trier first imbued Marx with his abiding passion for history.” (Karl Marx: The Legacy (London: British Broadcasting Corporation, 1983), pg. 11.) Although

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    Submitted: February 10, 2010 By: Janna
  • Karl Marx

    Karl Marx

    Karl Marx Karl Marx is often called the father of communism, but his life entailed so much more. He was a political economist, philosopher, and idea revolutionist. He was a scholar that believed that capitalism was going to undercut itself as he stated in the Communist Manifesto. While he was relatively ambiguous in his lifetime, his works had tremendous influence after his death. Some of the world’s most powerful and most populace countries follow his

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    Submitted: March 2, 2010 By: Edward
  • Karl Marx

    Karl Marx

    The worker becomes all the poorer the more wealth he produces, the more his production increases in power and range. The worker becomes an ever cheaper commodity the more commodities he creates. With the increasing value of the world of things proceeds in direct proportion to the devaluation of the world of men. Labour produces not only commodities; it produces itself and the worker as a commodity -- and does so in the proportion in

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    Submitted: March 19, 2010 By: Mike
  • Kate Chopin

    Kate Chopin

    Biography Kate Chopin was one of the most influential nineteenth century American fiction writers. She was born in St. Louis, Missouri on either one of three dates: February 8, 1851, February 8, 1850, or July 12, 1850, depending on the source. She once said that she was born in 1851, but her baptismal certificate states February 8, 1850 as her birthday (Inge, 2). There is also an indiscretion regarding the spelling of her name. Her

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    Submitted: June 2, 2010 By: Monika
  • Kate Chopin Short Stories

    Kate Chopin Short Stories

    Kate Chopin was an American feminist fiction writer and a woman ahead of her time. She lived in the socially conservative nineteenth-century, but in her stories, she wrote about unconventional characters, particularly women, that caused others to question her morality. Similar to the female characters in her stories, Kate Chopin was an independent woman. She would often smoke cigarettes or walk in the streets unaccompanied; these practices were considered unusual for a nineteenth-century woman to

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    Submitted: April 5, 2010 By: Jon
  • Kate Trask

    Kate Trask

    “To the left now.” The models preen at the camera with their heavily lined eyes, pouting supremely with their pale, pale lips. With their flapper dresses and vintage pearls, they are rockin’ it glam as the mod creations of senior Amelia Trask. Snap. You couldn’t call her models gorgeous, but you’d think that their look is attractive beyond words, from the way Trask positions them into a composition of pure art. There is a

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    Submitted: November 22, 2009 By: Venidikt
  • Katelyn

    Katelyn

    Katelyn took part in the first and only season of the reality television program American Juniors.[2] Competing against thousands of others who auditioned for the show, she succeeded in making it to the finals (top ten), but did not win a spot on the five member band. By the end of 2005, she released under the TC Music record label, her first maxi single, "I'll Make It Real", which includes the b-side "Lover Boy" plus

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    Submitted: February 1, 2010 By: Fonta
  • Katharine Hepburn

    Katharine Hepburn

    Katharine Hepburn Graceful, charming, hilarious, self-confident, hard-working, determined, outrageous…Katharine Hepburn has been gathering adjectives for years, adding them to her image with carelessness and calculation. In an era of changing roles for women, Katharine Hepburn was able to use her influence on the American film to stand out as an early role model of the modern American woman. She had the essence of the successful adventuress: no mater the challenge, she survived in tact with

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    Submitted: February 5, 2010 By: Mikki
  • Katharine Hepburn

    Katharine Hepburn

    A fiery Scots-Yankee known for her intelligence, humor and iron determination, Katharine Hepburn demonstrated remarkable staying power in a screen career that spanned more than six decades, winning three of her four Best Actress Oscars after the age of 60. Credit must go to her extraordinary parents, a noted urologist father, who at great professional risk brought the facts about venereal disease to a wider public, and his dedicated suffragette wife (an early champion of

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    Submitted: June 3, 2010 By: Jack
  • Katharine Kolcaba's Theory of Comfort

    Katharine Kolcaba's Theory of Comfort

    Katharine Kolcaba’s Theory of Comfort Kelly Ferreira Summer, 2004. In the early part of the 20th century, comfort was the central goal of nursing and medicine. Comfort was the nurse’s first consideration. A “good nurse” made patients comfortable. In the early 1900’s, textbooks emphasized the role of a health care provider in assuring emotional and physical comfort and in adjusting the patient’s environment. For example, in 1926, Harmer advocated that nursing care be concerned with

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    Submitted: December 20, 2009 By: Mike
  • Katie Gearlds

    Katie Gearlds

    Katie Gearlds inspirational journey is story of determination, strength, and incredible motivation to become the greatest. A native of Beech Grove, Indiana, Katie grew up playing with the boys and developed a tough and smooth style of basketball. With no goal in their back yard hours were spent dribbling and playing keep away between her younger brother, T.J., and Katie. After picking up a ball at the age of four she has never seemed to

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    Submitted: November 18, 2009 By: Janna
  • Kennedy

    Kennedy

    Magazine publisher, lawyer. Born November 25, 1960, in Washington, D.C. The first child ever born to a president-elect, Kennedy was the second child born to John F. Kennedy and Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy (later Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis). After President Kennedy was assassinated on November 22, 1963, little "John-John" won America's hearts in that much photographed moment when, as just a small child, he bravely saluted his father's casket. With looks inherited from his attractive parents, Kennedy,

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    Submitted: March 2, 2009 By: Kevin
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