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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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  • Alice Walker

    Alice Walker

    BACKGROUND INFORMATION - BIOGRAPHY AUTHOR INFORMATION-ALICE WALKER Alice Walker was born to a Georgia sharecropping family in 1944. At a young age, an accident seriously damaged her eye. As a result of her disfigurement, she became shy and reserved, suffering from low self-esteem. Walker compensated for what she thought was a lack of physical attractiveness with an intense interest in learning. She won a scholarship to Spelman College, a Black University in Atlanta, and then

    Essay Length: 463 Words / 2 Pages
    Submitted: February 7, 2010 By: regina
  • Alice Walker's Journey with Self-Esteem

    Alice Walker's Journey with Self-Esteem

    Many writers choose to write memoirs about terrible incidents that changed their lives. Alice Malsenior Walker is one of those writers. She was born on February 8, 1944 in Eatonton, Georgia. She considers her life to be very successful for several reasons. Walker graduated from high school as valedictorian. She was involved with the civil rights movement in Mississippi where she lived for seven years. During that time she also got married to a

    Essay Length: 403 Words / 2 Pages
    Submitted: May 28, 2010 By: Janna
  • Alicia Keys - an Awesomee Musician!

    Alicia Keys - an Awesomee Musician!

    Nine-time Grammy Award winner Alicia Keys returns with her long-awaited third studio album, As I Am, set for a worldwide release on November 13 on J Records. Within 10 hours of being serviced to radio, Alicia first single, “No One,” became one of the fastest moving and highest charting single on Billboard’s Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart. This also marks the highest first single debut for a female artist in 2007 on the R&B Monitor’s Urban

    Essay Length: 441 Words / 2 Pages
    Submitted: April 8, 2010 By: Yan
  • Alittle Store

    Alittle Store

    Adam Smith had many views that helped in making the world what it is today. I can’t imagine what the world would be like if there weren’t thinkers like Adam Smith. Going to college would be pointless and trying to be something more than a cashier in a little store down the street would be pointless. What would we be working so hard for if we made the same amount of money as when we

    Essay Length: 1,450 Words / 6 Pages
    Submitted: January 16, 2010 By: Mike
  • All About Shakespeare

    All About Shakespeare

    William Shakespeare is undoubtedly one of England's most well-known and treasured authors. His plays were exceedingly popular during his life, and according to legend, they brought him and his family much fame and affluence. Since his death, however, evidence has been uncovered which suggests that the William Shakespeare of playwright fame may not have been the same individual documented in the historical records of Stratford-upon-Avon. According to The Shakespeare Conspiracy, a book by Graham Phillips

    Essay Length: 1,869 Words / 8 Pages
    Submitted: December 1, 2009 By: Stenly
  • Allan Shivers

    Allan Shivers

    Throughout Texas history, there have been a number of men and women to serve in their government that have stood out from the rest. Allan Shivers has been one of those men who have stuck out not only as a sore thumb, but even more as one of Texas greatest politicians. Even though his come down from politics was a rough road, his accomplishments more than equal out a bad reputation. From rags to riches,

    Essay Length: 917 Words / 4 Pages
    Submitted: February 24, 2010 By: Jessica
  • Alphonse Capone

    Alphonse Capone

    ALPHONSE CAPONE a.k.a. AL, SCARFACE Born in Brooklyn, New York, in 1899, of an immigrant family. He lived with his father Gabriele and Mother Teresa and his brothers and sisters. Al did quite well in school until the sixth grade when his steady record of B's deteriorated rapidly. At fourteen, he lost his temper at the teacher, she hit him and he hit her back. He was expelled and never went to school again. About

    Essay Length: 1,285 Words / 6 Pages
    Submitted: February 18, 2009 By: Edward
  • Alphonse Capone

    Alphonse Capone

    Alphonse Capone was born in New York City by two parents Gabriel and Teresa Capone. Capone's parents immigrated to the United States in 1893 from Naples, Italy. Capone came from a large family and was the fourth oldest of nine children. (Kobler 10). As a child, Capone was very wise when it came to living on the streets of New York. He had a clever mind when it came to knowing his environment. Capone was

    Essay Length: 1,494 Words / 6 Pages
    Submitted: December 9, 2009 By: Edward
  • Always Running

    Always Running

    Rodriguez begins an autobiographical account of his life in Los Angeles by dedicating it to a long list of friends (25) who had been killed by "rival gangs, police, drugs, car crashes and suicides". All of this happened during the first 18 years of his life there. Luis and his siblings were born in El Paso, Texas, although the Rodriguez family lived across the border, in Ciudad Juarez. The parents, with plans to move into

    Essay Length: 491 Words / 2 Pages
    Submitted: April 29, 2010 By: Andrew
  • Ambiguous


    So who is Zenyatta, you ask? Quite simply, she is one of the greatest racehorses of all time, compiling an astounding record of 19 victories in 20 starts against some of the best equine athletes in the world. Her lone defeat was suffered in her final race, last year's running of the Breeder's Cup Classic, one of the most prestigious races on the calendar. Zenyatta retired after the race to a quiet life in rural

    Essay Length: 585 Words / 3 Pages
    Submitted: May 14, 2011 By: aiyo.steph
  • Amelia Earhart

    Amelia Earhart

    The Life of : AMELIA EARHART "Now and then women should do for themselves what men have already done - occasionally what men have already not done thereby establishing themselves as persons, and perhaps encouraging other women toward greater independence of thought and action. Some such consideration was a contributing reasons for my wanting to do what I so much want to do." - Amelia Earhart. Amelia Earhart was born on July 24, 1897 in

    Essay Length: 620 Words / 3 Pages
    Submitted: December 18, 2009 By: Mikki
  • Amelia Earhart

    Amelia Earhart

    Amelia Earhart Amelia Mary Earhart had the courage and independence to do anything she wanted to do. This includes crossing the Atlantic Ocean on a plane and sharing her visions for aviation and women. She inspired many, formed the first women aviator’s association, and she tried to fly around the world. That is why I think that Amelia Earhart has made a difference. And as I have said, Amelia Earhart has certainly affected many people.

    Essay Length: 545 Words / 3 Pages
    Submitted: March 10, 2010 By: Kevin
  • Amergio Vespucci

    Amergio Vespucci

    Amerigo Vespucci was born in 1454 to a wealthy and prominent family in Florence, Italy. Amerigo was an ardent student who enjoyed reading and collecting scholarly items such as books, maps and journals. He studied under Michelangelo and was rumored to be an accomplished artist. As an educated young man, Vespucci began working for local bankers and financiers. In 1492, he was sent to Spain to manage his employer's banking and investment interests. While in

    Essay Length: 496 Words / 2 Pages
    Submitted: November 15, 2009 By: Tasha
  • America


    When one mentions America, many different thoughts and ideas come into mind. Democracy and the idea of freedom is a main focal point in my view of America. It plays such a large role in not only my life but the lives of every other American. Natural born rights and the freedom to live in the “pursuit of happiness” is another topic which stands out from the rest. There are so many different options of

    Essay Length: 1,741 Words / 7 Pages
    Submitted: February 21, 2010 By: Victor
  • American & Chinese Students’ Attitudes Towards Entrepreneurship

    American & Chinese Students’ Attitudes Towards Entrepreneurship

    AMERICAN&CHINESE STUDENTS’ ATTITUDES TOWARDS ENTREPRENEURSHIP American & Chinese Students’ Attitudes towards Entrepreneurship Xiang Wang Northeastern University Abstract This research study investigates American and Chinese students’ attitudes towards entrepreneurship. It is clear that from previous studies that students who are from different countries and have different cultural backgrounds tend to have distinctive attitudes to entrepreneurship and their attitudes are influenced by some factors, such as school education and family backgrounds. The method of this study is

    Essay Length: 4,212 Words / 17 Pages
    Submitted: March 18, 2015 By: Wang Xiang
  • Amerigo Vespucci

    Amerigo Vespucci

    AMERIGO VESPUCCI (or VESPUCIO) (ves-puteh'-ee), Italian navigator, born in Florence, Italy, 9 March, 1451; died in Seville, Spain, 22 Feb., 1512. He was of a wealthy family of merchants, and received his education from his uncle, Giorgi Antonio Vespucci, a Dominican friar, a friend and colleague of Savonarola. He engaged in business, first in Florence and afterward in Seville, where he met Columbus, perhaps as early as 1493, and where in 1497 he equipped the

    Essay Length: 751 Words / 4 Pages
    Submitted: November 22, 2009 By: Stenly
  • Amerigo Vespucci

    Amerigo Vespucci

    Many people have had a great influence upon our world. Some have changed it in a generally good way, such as Abraham Lincoln. Others have affected the world negatively, such as Adolph Hitler. Still others have changed the world thoroughly, their changes resounding through time, such as Christopher Columbus. One other has changed the world thoroughly, and though all know his name, few know who this actually is. This man is Amerigo Vespucci or, as

    Essay Length: 1,048 Words / 5 Pages
    Submitted: January 29, 2010 By: Janna
  • Amrita Pritam

    Amrita Pritam

    Amrita Pritam (born 31 August 1919) is a household name in the Punjab, being the first most prominent woman Punjabi poet and fiction writer. After partition she made Delhi her second home. She was the first woman recipient of th Sahitya Akademi Award, the first Punjabi woman to receive the Padma Shree from the President of India in 1969. Though critical of the socialist camp, her works were translated in all the east European languages

    Essay Length: 1,748 Words / 7 Pages
    Submitted: December 1, 2009 By: Max
  • Amy Tan

    Amy Tan

    Amy Tan’s “Two Kinds” is an autobiographical look into her childhood that shows the conflict between Tan and her mother, the difference between old and new cultures, the past and the present, and parents’ expectations vs. reality. Couples of opposing elements comprise the basis of the entire story; to another extent even the title itself, “Two Kinds,” shows the friction that Tan creates. The strongest argument that Tan suggest is that this may not only

    Essay Length: 1,298 Words / 6 Pages
    Submitted: November 22, 2009 By: Venidikt
  • An Autobigraphical Paper

    An Autobigraphical Paper

    This is an autobigraphical paper and received an A-. Two Months The day my sister left for England, something inside of me woke up. It felt like the desert sand being surprised by cool wet rain, my amazement and surprise was just the same. The reality that this was really happening, we really were being separated, all became too much for me. As close as two siblings could be, it is often difficult to distinguish

    Essay Length: 959 Words / 4 Pages
    Submitted: December 16, 2009 By: Vika
  • An Icon in the Window - an Original Biography on Bill Gates

    An Icon in the Window - an Original Biography on Bill Gates

    What does it take to become a cultural icon? Through the perspective of the world today, just a few of the basics might be fame, power, IQ, and enough motivation to utilize it all. But did we forget something? Perhaps. How about all of that, and also enough money and power gobble up any and every company that may stand in your way? This is especially true if you happen to be the CEO

    Essay Length: 974 Words / 4 Pages
    Submitted: March 17, 2010 By: Yan
  • An Introduction to Machiavelli

    An Introduction to Machiavelli

    Niccolт Machiavelli (1469-1527), Italian historian, statesman, and political philosopher, whose amoral, but influential writings on statecraft have turned his name into a synonym for cunning and duplicity. Born in Florence on May 3, 1469, Machiavelli entered government service as a clerk and rose to prominence when the Florentine Republic was proclaimed in 1498. He was secretary of the ten-man council that conducted the diplomatic negotiations and supervised the military operations of the republic, and his

    Essay Length: 599 Words / 3 Pages
    Submitted: December 5, 2009 By: Tasha
  • An Overview of Gm

    An Overview of Gm

    An Overview of General Motors General Motors Corporation, also known as GM is traditionally the world's largest car manufacturer based on annual sales, although exceeded by Toyota for the first quarter of 2007 for the first time. Founded in 1908, in Flint, Michigan, GM employs approximately 284,000 people around the world. With global headquarters at the Renaissance Center in Detroit, Michigan, GM manufactures its cars and trucks in 33 countries. Their European headquarters is based

    Essay Length: 745 Words / 3 Pages
    Submitted: February 9, 2010 By: Fatih
  • Analysis of Information SpRead In Social Media During Disasters

    Analysis of Information SpRead In Social Media During Disasters

    Analysis of Information Spread in Social Media during Disasters Analysis of Information Spread in Social Media during Disasters[1] Kishore neppalli, University of North Texas YAFENG WU, University of Virginia Social media is playing a crucial role in spreading information during major events especially natural disasters. Previous research methods proposed, aim to identify/extract the informational posts that are useful for the emergency responders by capturing actionable data from the large volumes of data available in social

    Essay Length: 3,194 Words / 13 Pages
    Submitted: May 4, 2015 By: Chaitanya Vallurupalli
  • Ancient China

    Ancient China

    In this essay I will describe the three main religions of Ancient China. Although they are not that much alike they do have some similarities. There were three major religions in ancient china, Taoism, Buddhism, and Confucianism. The religion Taoism began in China in the 300пїЅs BC. пїЅTaoism was Chinas own indigenous higher religion, characterized by the fourth century by a literate and self-perpetuating priesthood, a pantheon of celestial deities, complex rituals, and revealed scriptures

    Essay Length: 316 Words / 2 Pages
    Submitted: January 16, 2010 By: Venidikt
  • Ando Hiroshige

    Ando Hiroshige

    Ando Hiroshige Ando Hiroshige was born under the name of Ando Tokutaro. He was born in Edo (now known as Tokyo) in 1797 as the son of a samurai and fireman. At the age of twelve, both his parents died in 1809. Two years later, in 1811, the young Hiroshige received a chance to join the famous Utagawa painting school. At that time, the ukiyo-e master Toyohiro Utagawa was the head of the studio. In

    Essay Length: 535 Words / 3 Pages
    Submitted: February 7, 2010 By: Mike
  • Andrew Carnegie

    Andrew Carnegie

    A man of Scotland, a distinguished man citizen of the United States, and now a philanthropist devoted to the making the world around him a better place, Andrew Carnegie became famous at the turn of the twentieth century and became true rags to riches story. Carnegie’s life Started on “November 25, 1835 in Dunfermiline, Fife Scotland” (Nasaw 36) Carnegie’s Family was poor, but he still grew up in a well cultured and political family. Many

    Essay Length: 1,228 Words / 5 Pages
    Submitted: November 13, 2009 By: Jon
  • Andrew Carnegie

    Andrew Carnegie

    Andrew Carnegie was born in Dunfermline, Scotland, on November 25, 1835. The son of a weaver, he came with his family to the United States in 1848 and settled in Allegheny, Pennsylvania. At age thirteen, Carnegie went to work as a bobbin boy in a cotton mill. He then moved rapidly through a succession of jobs with Western Union and the Pennsylvania Railroad. In 1865, he resigned to establish his own business enterprises and eventually

    Essay Length: 368 Words / 2 Pages
    Submitted: February 23, 2010 By: Kevin
  • Andrew Carnegie

    Andrew Carnegie

    Andrew Carnegie was a Scottish-American businessman and major philanthropist. He made a vast contrubution to the steel making world during the time of industrilizim. Carnegie made his fortune in the steel industry, controlling the most extensive integrated iron and steel operations ever owned by an individual in the United States. His great innovation was in the cheap and efficient mass production of steel rails for railroad lines. Carnegie's empire would later embrace the Edgar Thomson

    Essay Length: 433 Words / 2 Pages
    Submitted: February 28, 2010 By: Top
  • Andrew Carnegie Biography

    Andrew Carnegie Biography

    A man of Scotland, a distinguished citizen of the United States, and a philanthropist devoted to the betterment of the world around him, Andrew Carnegie became famous at the turn of the twentieth century and became a real life rags to riches story. Born in Dunfermline, Scotland, on November 25, 1835, Andrew Carnegie entered the world in poverty. The son of a hand weaver, Carnegie received his only formal education during the short time between

    Essay Length: 1,155 Words / 5 Pages
    Submitted: November 30, 2008 By: Jon

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