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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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  • Winston Churchill and His Leadership

    Winston Churchill and His Leadership

    Hillary Holt Leadership assignment Monday, October 23, 2006 “Grolier Online”-Winston Churchill In this article, the author is describing Winston Churchill as a strong leader who took a leading part in laying the foundations of the welfare state in Britain, prepared British troops for World War I, and eventually emerged as one of the world’s greatest leaders in World War II. Because Churchill was half-English half-American, he became an indispensable link between the two countries during

    Essay Length: 599 Words / 3 Pages
    Submitted: March 30, 2010 By: Yan
  • Wole Soyinka Biography

    Wole Soyinka Biography

    Wole Soyinka was born on 13 July 1934 at Abeokuta, near Ibadan in western Nigeria. After preparatory university studies in 1954 at Government College in Ibadan, he continued at the University of Leeds, where, later, in 1973, he took his doctorate. During the six years spent in England, he was a dramaturgist at the Royal Court Theatre in London 1958-1959. In 1960, he was awarded a Rockefeller bursary and returned to Nigeria to study African

    Essay Length: 570 Words / 3 Pages
    Submitted: April 7, 2010 By: Bred
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756 - 1766) Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, as he is generally known, was baptized in a Salzburg Cathedral on the day after his birth as Joannes Chrysostomus Wolfgangus Theophilus. The first and last given names come from his godfather Joannes Theophilus Pergmayr, although Mozart preferred the Latin form of this last name, Amadeus, more often Amadй, or the Italiano Amadeo, and occasionally the Deutsch Gottlieb. Whatever the case may be, he rarely -

    Essay Length: 1,224 Words / 5 Pages
    Submitted: November 19, 2009 By: Yan
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Growing Up

    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Growing Up

    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Trying to Grow Up Throughout history, child prodigies have been celebrated as objects of envy and adulation. Rarely, however, have they been understood. Often taunted by peers, hounded by the press, prodded by demanding parents and haunted by outsize expectations of greatness, they are treated as wondrous curiosities. But their stories are often a sad and captivating one, marked by early achievement and the promise of something greater. The letters exchanged between

    Essay Length: 1,343 Words / 6 Pages
    Submitted: December 10, 2009 By: Monika
  • Women Mathematicians

    Women Mathematicians

    some women mathematicians: I. Hypatia 370? - 415 The life of Hypatia was one enriched with a passion for knowledge. Hypatia was the daughter of Theon, who was considered one of the most educated men in Alexandria, Egypt. Theon raised Hypatia in a world of education. Most historians now recognize Hypatia not only as a mathematician and scientist, but also as a philosopher. II. Elena Lucrezia Cornaro Piscopia June 5, 1646 - July 26, 1684

    Essay Length: 463 Words / 2 Pages
    Submitted: February 13, 2010 By: Max
  • Woodrow Wilson

    Woodrow Wilson

    Woodrow Wilson President Woodrow Wilson’s legacy of being a peace-keeping president has lasting impression on the United States. From his great intellect and progressive reform, to the tragedy of the Great War and his hope for peace, Wilson was a strong leader through it all. Decades after his death, he is still remembered as the man that he was: an ethical and caring person who desperately wanted to better the world. It was in the

    Essay Length: 1,273 Words / 6 Pages
    Submitted: November 20, 2009 By: Tasha
  • Wooodrow Wilson

    Wooodrow Wilson

    Biography On December 28, 1856 in Staunton, Virginia Janet Mary Woodrow gave birth to a baby boy. She and her husband, Dr. Joseph Ruggles Wilson, named their baby boy Thomas Woodrow Wilson. Little did they know that their baby boy would one day become president of the United States. Woodrow’s grandparents had immigrated from Strabane, County Tyrone which today is Northern Ireland. As one of the founders of the Southern Presbyterian Church PCUS, Wilson’s father

    Essay Length: 1,689 Words / 7 Pages
    Submitted: March 19, 2010 By: Yan
  • Word up in the Maaa

    Word up in the Maaa

    how she go there hey now ho now? However, the "old" European attitude, and the attitude that attracts many modern performers to early music, is exactly the opposite of the modern attitude: 1. Music is a strictly local expression, rich in variety since each culture expresses affective differences through art, 2. Music is a poetic process--complex, vague, and irrational--based upon borrowed traditional musical materials (melodies, rhythms, forms, etc.), 3. Music is for a religious, elitist-class

    Essay Length: 894 Words / 4 Pages
    Submitted: January 12, 2010 By: Tasha
  • World War 2

    World War 2

    Oral Report I chose the easy route of interview my grandpa (Dean Randel) who served in World War II as flight deck operator that signaled the aircraft and got them ready for flight. He was station in San Diego on the USS Wisconsin which was of course a aircraft carrier. As I grew up he always told me stories of the good times he had with buddies and just living the good life. This is

    Essay Length: 1,004 Words / 5 Pages
    Submitted: March 11, 2010 By: Fonta
  • Wrestler’s Real Names

    Wrestler’s Real Names

    Wrestling Real names -Excerpt from "World of Wrestling" # Wrestler Real life name 1 Yoshihiro Tajiri Yoshihiro Tajiri 2 X-pac Sean Waltman 3 William Regle Darren Matthews 4 Vince McMahon Vince McMahon Jr. 5 Vampiro Ian Hodgkinson 6 Val Venis Sean Morley 7 Triple H Paul Levesque 8 The Undertaker Mark Callaway 9 The Sandman James Fullington 10 The Rock Dwayne Johnson 11 The Godfather Charles Wright 12 The Big Show Paul Wight 13 Tommy

    Essay Length: 819 Words / 4 Pages
    Submitted: March 1, 2010 By: Andrew
  • Write About a Point of Your Life That Is Signification

    Write About a Point of Your Life That Is Signification

    What would have happened if I had not come to the United States? I always asked myself that during the first year I was here. I landed in an embarrassing situation when my family decided to leave our country. We, my brother and I, were so nervous about our new lives, but we hoped it would be good for both of us. Even we are happy with our new life now, we still cannot forget

    Essay Length: 613 Words / 3 Pages
    Submitted: January 26, 2010 By: Stenly
  • Yahoo


    In January 1994, Jerry Yang and David Filo were Electrical Engineering graduate students at Stanford University when they created a website named "David and Jerry's Guide to the World Wide Web".[3] David and Jerry's Guide to the World Wide Web was a directory of other web sites, organized in a hierarchy, as opposed to a searchable index of pages. In April 1994, "David and Jerry's Guide to the World Wide Web" was renamed "Yahoo!".[4][5] The

    Essay Length: 256 Words / 2 Pages
    Submitted: May 1, 2011 By: yellow21
  • Yahoo Analysze

    Yahoo Analysze

    COMPANY BACKGROUND Yahoo! Began as a student hobby and evolved into a global brand that has changed the way people communicate with each other, find and access information and purchase things. The two founders of Yahoo!, David Filo and Jerry Yang, Ph.D. candidates in Electrical Engineering at Stanford University started their guide in a campus trailer in February 1994 as a way to keep track of their personal interests on the Internet. Before long they

    Essay Length: 1,539 Words / 7 Pages
    Submitted: November 10, 2009 By: Jon
  • Yalta


    Questions on this topic? Just ask! The Yalta Conference, sometimes called the Crimea Conference and codenamed the Argonaut Conference, was the wartime meeting from February 4, 1945 to February 11, 1945 between the heads of government of the United States, the United Kingdom, and the Soviet Union—President Franklin D. Roosevelt, Prime Minister Winston Churchill, and Premier Joseph Stalin, respectively. Contents [hide] 1 The conference 2 Major points 3 Legacy 4 See also 5 Bibliography and

    Essay Length: 1,884 Words / 8 Pages
    Submitted: April 19, 2011 By: aizeltine_2920
  • Yasunari Kawabata

    Yasunari Kawabata

    Yasunari Kawabata was the first Japanese person to win the Nobel Prize for Literature. His style combined elements of classic Japanese prose with modern psychological narrative and exploration of human sexuality. Deeply influenced by the culture of his homeland, his writings capture the vivid and melancholy beauty and spirituality of Japan, while his own experiences and studies contributed to his assay into emotion. Kawabata was born on June 11, 1899 in Osaka, Japan into

    Essay Length: 912 Words / 4 Pages
    Submitted: February 26, 2010 By: David
  • Yes


    Citation: (Strunk & White, 1979). Chapter or section in a book (online & print): Beers, M. H., & Berkow, R. (1999). Mood disorders. In The Merck manual of diagnosis and therapy (17th ed., sec. 15, chap. 189). Retrieved January 17, 2003, from Stephan, W. G. (1985). Intergroup relations. In G. Lindzey & E. Aronson (Eds.), The handbook of social psychology (3rd ed., Vol. 2, pp. 599с658). New York: Random House. Citations: (Beers & Berkow,

    Essay Length: 1,012 Words / 5 Pages
    Submitted: April 17, 2010 By: Janna
  • Yo Mama

    Yo Mama

    How family makes you who you are? Families enable a certain type of authority that enforces their children to be who they are. They're authority sets them different from other families. Families set different standards for their kids to achieve. The different roles in the family also enable their children to act and do things differently than others. There are different places where families have different standards to the ones here in the America. The

    Essay Length: 278 Words / 2 Pages
    Submitted: February 2, 2010 By: Mikki
  • Yo Yo Ma

    Yo Yo Ma

    Please read the following rules before you bid. If you do not agree to any of them, don't bid on the auction. Violator's bid may be canceled and negative feedbacks will be left on bidders who do not follow through. 1. Payment: Buyer is required to prepay. Payment by Credit Card (Visa/MasterCard/Discover), Electronic Check or Wire Transfer is available through PayDirect, and BillPoint. Linux Cubes also accepts Cashier's Check and Money Orders. However,

    Essay Length: 750 Words / 3 Pages
    Submitted: May 2, 2010 By: Max
  • Yooooooooooooooooooo


    At first Gulliver’s travels comes off as a fantasy/adventure, but in actuality it’s a satirical commentary on society in Johnathan Swift. It starts off with Gulliver talking about himself. Later he gets shipwrecked and ends up in Lilliput, where the people are 6 inches tall. At first they think Gulliver is an enemy, but then realize he is no threat. He is taken to the palace and housed in a cursed temple. Gulliver is amazed

    Essay Length: 1,022 Words / 5 Pages
    Submitted: April 28, 2010 By: Wendy
  • You Are the Best

    You Are the Best

    This is just a test richard avedon was born in new york on may 15, 1923 of russian-jewish immigrant parents. he attended dewitt clinton high school in the bronx, but never completed an academic education. in 1940, at age 17, avedon dropped out of high school and joined the merchant marine's photographic section, taking personnel identification photos. later, he went on several missions to photograph shipwrecks. upon his return in 1944, he found a job

    Essay Length: 704 Words / 3 Pages
    Submitted: November 24, 2009 By: Mike
  • Yulik


    w, it was upon them. The feeling of anticipation was in the air. Towards the end of Junior Red Cross, Miss Ralston announced that next week Alma Niles and Joyce Shipley would go for the water. In my opinion, the theme for this story would be along the lines of, "Together, we are strong. Divided, we are weak.", to never lose hope, and to not underestimate your worth. For instance, one part that stood out

    Essay Length: 178 Words / 1 Pages
    Submitted: May 18, 2011 By: kirillova
  • Zachie Bin Ladan

    Zachie Bin Ladan

    My life is a cluttered drawer if you looked inside you would see a variety of pictures. Pictures of places far and near. Pictures of friends, family and loved ones. In the back of the drawer tools for the tinkering that everything seems to need at one time or another. Different types of music would be scattered throughout the drawer on tapes and CD's for the good times and the bad. Often I sit in

    Essay Length: 554 Words / 3 Pages
    Submitted: February 26, 2009 By: Andrew
  • Zachie Bin Ladan

    Zachie Bin Ladan

    My life is a cluttered drawer if you looked inside you would see a variety of pictures. Pictures of places far and near. Pictures of friends, family and loved ones. In the back of the drawer tools for the tinkering that everything seems to need at one time or another. Different types of music would be scattered throughout the drawer on tapes and CD’s for the good times and the bad. Often I sit in

    Essay Length: 557 Words / 3 Pages
    Submitted: March 3, 2010 By: Monika
  • Zack’s Story

    Zack’s Story

    My Story For as long as I can remember I have always considered myself to be a special person. Now I know that sounds kind of stupid and your probably saying to yourself that everyone thinks that im a dumb ass, and I understand that. But I do believe that I am a special kid. I look at life in a real funny way, like it is just a series of quizzes and tests that

    Essay Length: 1,841 Words / 8 Pages
    Submitted: March 26, 2010 By: Venidikt
  • Zambia, Africa Journal

    Zambia, Africa Journal

    October 15, 2003 Dear Diary: Today was another hot and dry day in Kaoma, Zambia. The temperature reached as high as 96 degrees. I guess you could say that today was another typical way. I woke up this morning at 6:00 to go to work. I work along my mother and two sisters. We all work around 60 hours a week to provide food and shelter for the family. My father left about a

    Essay Length: 424 Words / 2 Pages
    Submitted: January 15, 2010 By: Bred
  • Zara Analysis

    Zara Analysis

    repared for: Athens AOL Time Warner Management Prepared by: Courtney Tucker Briana Jenkins Hilary Gilway Stefanie Walsh Roberta Wainwright Date: 3.7.2001 Team Four Copeland Hall Ohio University Athens, Ohio 45701 March 7, 2001 Athens AOL Time Warner 28 Station Street Athens, Ohio 45701 Dear Chairman of the Acting Board of Overseers of the Athens Time Warner Cable Company, Dr. James Perotti, Dr. Arthur Marinelli, Prof. Larry Rogers, Prof. Greg Waller: After thorough research of your

    Essay Length: 667 Words / 3 Pages
    Submitted: December 25, 2011 By: best
  • Zarathustra


    There is little known about Zarathustra’s life. The people of his homeland, did not keep any records, so therefore there are no eyewitness accounts of him. There is much controversy on where and when he was born. Many of the guesses say that he lived in the tenth or ninth century B.C., or in the sixth or seventh century B.C. or, in 600 B.C.E, or even between 1500-1000 B.C. His followers celebrate his birthday on

    Essay Length: 442 Words / 2 Pages
    Submitted: January 29, 2010 By: Max
  • Zoology


    Zoology Zoology is the study of animal life. Zoologists research everything they think to ask about animals, including their anatomy and interrelationships, their physiology and genetics, their distributions and habitats. Human beings have been zoologists for as long as there have been human beings. As humans, we are intricately tied to animal life - we've depended on many of them for food, work, and friendship throughout our evolution and history....not to mention that we ARE

    Essay Length: 431 Words / 2 Pages
    Submitted: November 27, 2009 By: Tasha
  • Zora Neale Hurston

    Zora Neale Hurston

    Zora Neale Hurston On March 21, 1924, the National Urban League, spearheaded by Charles Johnson, held a dinner to introduce new literary talent to New York City’s black community. This dinner party resulted in the Survey Graphic, a magazine whose attention was upon social and cultural pluralism, to publish a special Harlem edition, which would feature the works of Harlem’s black writers and was to be edited by Alain Locke. Locke, a literary scholar, black

    Essay Length: 1,884 Words / 8 Pages
    Submitted: November 14, 2009 By: Edward
  • Zora Neale Hurston

    Zora Neale Hurston

    Zora Neale Hurston On January 7, 1891, Zora Neale Hurston was born in the tiny town of Notasulga, Alabama. She was the fifth of eight children in the Hurston household. Her father John was a carpenter, sharecropper, and a Baptist preacher; and her mother Lucy, a former schoolteacher. Within a year of Zora's birth, the family moved to Eatonville, Florida; a town, which held historical significance as the first, incorporated Black municipality in the

    Essay Length: 595 Words / 3 Pages
    Submitted: November 27, 2009 By: Fatih

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