Guillaume Francois Antoine de L'Hopital was born in Paris, France in the year 1661 into a noble family under the rule of King Louis XIV. This was during the time of French expansion and colonialism throughout the world. L'Hopital's parents noticed his mathematical talents when he was just a boy, "It is reported that when he was only fifteen years of age he solved, much to the surprise of his elders, a problem on the cycloid which had been put forward by Pascal." (Robinson 2002). For a time in his youth he served as an officer in the French cavalry, but was forced to resign due to his nearsightedness. He would later go on to become one of the most famous French mathematicians in history.
The seventeenth century marks the dawn of a number of truly great and influential French scientists, mathematicians, and philosophers. Early in the century Rene Descartes…… [Read More]
John the Baptist
A biography of someone is a written account of a person's life, according to the American Heritage Dictionary. Using the Gospels of Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John as translated in The New Oxford Annotated Bible 3rd edition, one is able to recreate the life of a man called John the Baptist. hile each Gospel treats the story of John's life in a similar fashion, each varies in the depth of detail given to John's life.
The Gospel of Matthew tells us that "In those days John the Baptist appeared in the wilderness of Judea, proclaiming, "Repent, for the kingdom of heaven has come near." (3:1, 2) One knows nothing about John prior to this proclamation. Matthew describes John's appearance and notes that many were going to him to be baptized in the river Jordan. Jesus was one of those who went to the river to be baptized.…… [Read More]
war hero? hat are the personal qualities that transcend an ordinary individual into someone who does something that other people find particularly brave or extraordinary?
In the movies and novels these individuals are pictured as charismatic rebels who overcome all the odds to excel but researchers who have actually studied real life heroes have found the heroes are not all cut from the same cloth. They are not all charismatic macho types. They have found that quiet, reserved types can also fit the mold and become heroes. One of the researchers, Brian ansink of Cornell University, said of heroes, "e often think of the gung-ho, John ayne 'Sands of Iwo Jima' kind of hero driven to combat, but there's a whole lot these heroes that are much more along the lines of that Captain Miller character Tom Hanks played in 'Saving Private Ryan' -- the reluctant high school English teacher…… [Read More]
Archaeologist Kathleen Kenyon
Biography Of Archaelogist Kathleen Kenyon
To many it might be understood that it was actually predictable that Kathleen Kenyon could possibly turn into one of the great women archaeologists throughout all of the 20th century. She was born on January 5, 1906, Kathleen was the eldest daughter of well-known theological intellectual Sir Frederick Kenyon, who was beyond 20 years administrator of the British Arts center. Sometime down the road her father's daughter, Kathleen came up with the exact same appreciation of order and charm with a lot of detail -- qualities that demonstrated valuable over the years. However, likewise like her father, she was distant and not one to representative. These last individualities would obstruct her aptitude to efficiently examine and present her discoveries. ith that said, this essay will give the reader a glimpse of the life history Archaeologist Kathleen Kenyon.
History of Kathleen Kenyon
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An analysis of the biography of a friend
According to the sociologist C. right Mills, the sociological imagination is a deep and visceral understanding of how our personal experiences relate to factors present in larger society. "The sociological imagination enables its possessor to understand the larger historical scene in terms of its meaning for the inner life and the external career of a variety of individuals" (Mills 3). The sociological imagination is meant to be a liberating concept, a way of connecting the dots between atomized anecdotes in one's personal life and the larger sweep of society and history. Sometimes it can be very frustrating and lonely to feel as though our personal experiences exist in isolation and have no greater meaning outside of our own sphere. The sociological imagination helps us make connections between 'the self' and experiences of others beyond those of our immediate family. I…… [Read More]
Mark Zuckerberg, Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Facebook, An Exemplar of Good Leadership
Today, nearly a billion users access their Facebook accounts on a daily basis (Facebook corporate profile, 2015), and this company continues to experience sustained growth due in large part to the enlightened leadership of its founder and chief executive officer, Mark Zuckerbreg. To gain some new insights about this corporate leader, this paper reviews the relevant literature to determine how Zuckerberg inspires the workers and managers at Facebook to emulate the positive attributes that have been reported in the leader's profile. A summary of the research and important findings concerning the leadership of Mark Zuckerberg's and its impact on Facebook's success to date are provided in the conclusion.
Overview of Mark Zuckerberg and Facebook
The youngest billionaire in the world, Mark Zuckerberg leveraged an idea for a new way to allow people to connect with each…… [Read More]
Cleopatra of Egypt is perhaps one of the most well-known of all historical figures and yet what is "known" about her, is mostly from Hollywood movies, books, and plays. Most records about the queen were written long after she had passed away and so, much of what is accepted as fact is really conjecture or acceptance of the validity of documentation written as much as a century after the events they describe. The "real" Cleopatra may never be known. hat historians do know to be factual proves that the woman was far more intelligent, far more cunning, and far more interesting than the greedy and gorgeous sexual predator that she has been portrayed as by many actresses for more than 500 years.
Cleopatra, daughter of Ptolemy XII, was made co-ruler of Egypt with her 10-year-old brother Ptolemy XIII when their father died. Married to her younger brother, Cleopatra determined to…… [Read More]
1970's, in an era acknowledged far and wide as the renaissance of American filmmaking, hardly any filmmaker enjoyed the degree of prominence that obert Altman did. Altman was an iconoclast, and his art severely altered, if not undermined, moviemaking conventions. Altman revived, as well as parodied, musical, Western, and crime drama genres. He openly challenged the sterile pretense that was mainstream cinema by developing a world of cinema that was strikingly expansive and intentionally messy, bursting with characters, plot lines, images, and sounds. Famous for his innovative brand of improvisational and overlapping dialogue, and recognized as a master of contemporary camera technique, obert Altman's overly idealistic career has, at best, been bumpy. However, he is still a key personage of modern cinema, and a true individualist responsible for several defining motion films of his era (obert Altman, n.d.). obert Altman's background, the start of his career, the similarity in his…… [Read More]
Sarah Moore Grimke
Judith Neis' writes of Sarah Moore Grimke, "It is not accidental that it was a Southern woman, born in the heart of the Southern aristocratic ideal, who first traced the pattern of racial and sexual prejudice in America," (30). Grimke's remarkable life is recounted in Neis' brief biography. Grimke grew up in a wealthy slaveholding family in South Carolina. Her father, the chief justice of the Supreme Court of South Carolina, owned hundreds of slaves and several different properties throughout the state. Sarah's mother likewise came from a gentrified class, forging a power marriage that thrust Sarah into the way of life of an aristocratic southern female. However, from an early age Sarah mistrusted and rebelled against slavery. Her first overt act of disobedience against the established order was when, at eight years old, she started to teacher her black servant how to read and write. "She…… [Read More]
World War II Nurse, Frances Payne Bolton
This paper presents a detailed biography of the World War II Nurse, Frances Payne Bolton. The writer examines her life as a youngster and a young adult, which led her to the nursing career she made such a difference in. The writer describes the improvements that Bolton made as well as the positions that she held during her illustrious life. There were ten sources used to complete this paper.
Biography of Frances Payne Bolton
The field of nursing has seen some major changes over the years. Before the era of WWII nurses were viewed with about the same level of expertise as a candy striper. Nurses were dispensing meds and cleaning out bedpans but their skills and intelligence were not really utilized on the job. Because of the inability to expand their job or the expectations of their job the filed stagnated for…… [Read More]
Bob Kuhn is renowned as one of the best artists due to his work in wildlife art unlike many artists. Kuhn's popularity is mainly attributed to the fact that his art is considered as having the capability to capture its viewers into the very midst of the secret place of nature and nearly into animals' minds. Actually, Bob Kuhn is one of the leading painters of wildfire or animals that are shown in dramatic action. He is unique and different from animal painters, especially modern painters of African and North American wildlife, due to his ability to catch the presence of animals in motion. His devotion to the work of drawing or painting was inspired by several exhibitions. Generally, his drawings were not only integral to his art but also acted as masterpieces of design, observation, and invention. In essence, Bob Kuhn's paintings served as the building blocks upon which…… [Read More]
David McDonald; Jose Antonio Navarro: In search of the American Dream in Nineteenth Century Texas
McDonald, D. (2010). Jose Antonio Navarro: In search of the American Dream in Nineteenth
Century Texas, Denton: Texas State Historical Association.
The portrait which emerges of Jose Antonio Navarro in David McDonald's historical biography Jose Antonio Navarro: In search of the American Dream in Nineteenth Century Texas is intended to be a complex and nuanced one. In the past, two polarized points-of-view of the Texas legislator have tended to dominate the political discourse. One is the traditional portrait of Navarro as a true Texas patriot, based upon his role in establishing an independent Texan state and shaping the legislation of Texas throughout the duration of his political career. The other is the view that Navarro was a collaborator with the enemy and should have aligned himself with Mexicans vs. Anglos: McDonald's support of the slave…… [Read More]
John F. Kennedy: A Biography by Michael O'Brien
The purpose of writing this report is to critically analyze and interpret the biography of John F. Kennedy written by O'Brien in his book "John F. Kennedy: A Biography by Michael O'Brien." John F. Kennedy is one of the well-known Presidents of America who proved to be a legend in the American history and was assassinated four decades back in Dallas.
The writer of this book, Michael O'Brien, is a retired professor of history from University of Wisconsin -- Fox Valley and writer of biographies of several other political personalities like Joseph McCarthy and Philip Hart. One specialty of O'Brien is his ability to tell stories; he is an impressive story teller. His story telling ability has allowed him to write this biography in such a way that it keeps the reader entertained and engaged throughout the book. He has made this…… [Read More]
Stalin: A Political iography, 2ND Edition, by Isaac Deutscher
Stalin: A Political iography, 2nd Edition was written by Isaac Deutscher and published in the United States in 1967. Deutscher was a Polish Communist journalist living in London, England, who published the first edition of this work in 1949 while Stalin was in power and published the second edition 14 years after Stalin's death. The book focuses on Stalin's political achievements and gives a historically factual account of the Russian revolutions, the olsheviks, the Proletariat and the Soviet people in order to explain Stalin. Though the book seems objective in its historical accuracy, the author too easily excuses Stalin's many brutal and opportunistic actions, and gives Stalin too much credit for some Soviet advances. Nevertheless, the book is worth reading, so long as it is read with later, tougher books that give a more accurate picture of Stalin and the Soviet…… [Read More]
Mariah Carey - Biography
Mariah Carey was born on Long Island, New York, on the 27th of March, 1969. She was born of mixed ethnicities: Her mother was Irish-American (Patricia Hickey) and her father, Alfred Roy Carey, was Venezuelan and African-American, hence the beautiful bronze tone of her skin. Her mother was a vocal coach and had sung opera in New York City; so her mother was very helpful in getting Mariah started as a singer. According to a biography in Newsmakers (Gale Biography in Context) during her youth, Mariah was fond of music by Gladys Knight, Aretha Franklin, and Stevie onder (Newsmakers, 1991, p. 2).
Mariah is quoted in the Newsmakers article -- she talked about the influence of her mother in Seventeen: "I knew from watching and listening to my mom that singing could and would be my profession." She added, "[Mother] had to tear me away from…… [Read More]
Biography: Lana Petkovic
Born on 6th June 1983 in a Bosnian City called Mostar, Lana Petkovic's has come a long way. Petkovic's parents came from two different religions. Her Mirjana mother was Catholic while her Slobadon father was Muslim. Marriages where couples came from different religions were frowned upon at the time -- just as they are frowned upon today in some quarters.
According to Petkovic, her early childhood years were spent at Mostar. Her family's stay in the city was however cut short as a result of the war that soon rocked the country. This war in the words of Gibney and Hansen (2005, p.190) "lasted from April 1992 to November 1995." It was during this war that Petkovic's parents become separated. In addition to the unrest, religious animosity was a contributing factor in the said separation. Petkovic was left in the care of her mother.
Leaving…… [Read More]
But he also praises Longfellow's strengths. Longfellow was an abolitionist and a multiculturalist long before it was fashionable (8). He also discusses Longfellow's portrayal of himself as a father in his poetry, which is both patriarchal in the traditional, 19th century mode, but still honors the natural impulses of his children as "irascible pranksters" (89). He embraced the rebellion of young, childish spirits as well as portrayed traditional images of family life.
Irmscher faces many challengers as a biographer of Longfellow. First of all, Longfellow led a fairly quiet and uneventful life. He was a good husband and father to his children, and seldom left his home. Although Longfellow had strong political views, he preferred not to speak in public. Because of this lack of many external events of drama, Irmscher focuses on Longfellow's writing, and tries to help the reader see how they illustrate how Longfellow saw the world.…… [Read More]
intellectual biography of William Edward DuBois. The writer takes the reader on an exploratory journey that details the life of Dubois and his contributions to society and the field of social work. There were five sources used to complete this paper.
Since the nation's inception the movement to better understand social sciences has been a driving force behind many of the changes that have taken place. Social sciences provide a foundational groundwork for the discovery of why human behavior is what it is and how members of mankind interact with each other. Understanding this is one of the most important components of understanding human nature and it can open the door to guiding society in positive and constructive decisions for the future. In addition to the understanding of how people interact social work and social sciences provide clues to the workings within targeted populations. This understanding can assist in the…… [Read More]
Philip Glass iography
Philip Glass is certainly the world's finest identified living serious composer owing to vast amounts of American recording contracts. He has a readily exclusive, if ever controversial, style that is both imitated and parodied the world over. He is familiar to pop audiences, crossover audiences, new music audiences, opera audiences and increasingly to chamber music audiences and symphony goers. He is in regular performance around the world performing with his ensemble; an output that generates around sixty concerts a year. Although he has written a fair amount of concert music, Glass has arguably won the most recognition for his work in dance, film, music theatre and opera.
orn in altimore on January 31, 1937, Philip Glass discovered music in his father's radio repair shop. In addition to servicing radios, en Glass carried a line of records and, when certain ones sold feebly, he would take them…… [Read More]
Michelangelo iography and Detailed Information About One of His Art Works
Michelangelo was one of the most influential artists of the Rennaissance and of art history. Painter, sculptor, poet and architect, Michelangelo dominated the art scene for almost the whole of the 16th century. orn in 1474, he lived to be almost ninety years of age, time in which he left an unparalleled creation to the world.
In Michelangelo's time, the Renaissance period had reached its peak in Italy. Indeed, this was the time of art geniuses, such as Leonardo da Vinci, Raphael in Rome and Titian in Venice. Of all, Leonardo especially embodied the whole spirit of the Renaissance: he was perfectly skilled in more than one activity and excelled as a painter, as an inventor, as an architect or as a physicist. Perhaps of all, Michelangelo is closer to him through his multitude of aptitudes.
The High Renaissance…… [Read More]
artists known by only one name; Rembrandt is one of them. The Dutch artist's canon of work is extraordinary and includes etchings, self-portraits, portraits commissioned by wealthy patrons, and grand scale religious and historical allegories. Rembrandt's legacy is seen in the work of all subsequent art in the Netherlands and indeed throughout Central Europe. Rembrandt's painting style was characterized in part by his use of light and chiaroscuro, leading to an almost photographic sense of realistic lighting.
Dutch artist Rembrandt van Rijn enjoyed fame and fortune throughout his career, which was distinguished by his commitment to a realistic rendition of light and shadow.
On July 15, 1606, Rembrandt Harmenszoon van Rijn was born in Leiden, in the Netherlands. He was the ninth born to a family of ten children. His father was a textile miller. Rembrandt attended Latin school and the University of Leiden, but dropped out to…… [Read More]
Alice Kessler-Harris places the illustrious life of Lillian Hellman into historical and cultural perspective in A Difficult Woman: The Challenging Life and Times of Lillian Hellman. The book does not follow Hellman’s life chronologically from her birth to death, but thematically instead. Kessler-Harris almost seems to be using Hellman as a symbol of her times, or a window into how America navigated important changes. As she states in the introduction, “Hellman’s life seems to me to so deeply encapsulate many of the twentieth century’s challenges,” (Kessler-Harris, 2013, p. 4). Feminism and communism play the most important roles in Hellman’s life, as the playwright boldly stood up for the core principles and values that characterized her country.
A Difficult Woman is divided into eleven chapters plus the introduction. The introduction outlines Kessler-Harris’s methodology and approach to the biography. Opening with a bold illustration of Hellman posing for an advertisement at age 71,…… [Read More]
Introduction and Biography
Matthew Gutmann is an anthropologist who writes books turning his experiences and knowledge into phrases that teach a lesson that cannot be ignored. As a Professor of Anthropology at Brown University he is familiar with the gender bias inherent in society and it is this gender role that he discusses in his books. Before writing The Meanings of Macho: Being a Man in Mexico City, Gutmann lived for a year in the town of Colonia Santo Domingo. His reason for staying here was that he wanted to experience first hand the community culture and norm so as to understand the social dynamics that created the 'Macho Man'.
Gutamann realized that there had to be some difference between the stereotype of the violent and angry Mexican and the 'real' man. So, he began his research, which would give him an astounding insight into the truth behind the…… [Read More]
Although Carey's journal reportedly ends prematurely, he continued to write letters for the next thirty years.
Carey understood the value in/of education, medicine, and other works. He continually encouraged missionaries to travel to the hinterland "and build an indigenous Christianity with vernacular Bibles and other writings and native-led churches."
For his mission to succeed, hile it simultaneously retained its core, Carey purported, it had to not only fill the eternal needs of people missionaries shared the gospel with, but also their day-to-day needs.
During his day-to-day life, Carey was also a husband and father. The following relates details regarding his three marriages.
Dorothy Plackett Carey (1755?-1807): Married illiam Carey in 1781. She was 25 and he was 19. Their marriage was a contrast in ability and interests. She was reluctant to leave England and go to India. Only after much perusasion and on the condition that her sister, Kitty,…… [Read More]
Meantime, while he was doing those simple tasks in the construction trades thirty-five years ago, Mike began to dream big. In those dreams Mike could see himself advancing in this industry, making a successful career out of construction and building, and eventually becoming a teacher. So he always showed up to work early, he always worked hard, learning everything he could while on the job, and he showed respect and loyalty to those in supervisory positions.
Mike also began attending classroom training and continued with his on-the-job training and began to work himself into a career that he enjoyed very much. Seeing the fruits of one's labor - building a house from ground up, from start to finish - is among the many joys that Mike receives from his efforts.
NUTS and BOLTS of LEARNING and TEACHING:
Becoming knowledgeable and skilled in the construction business doesn't mean just learning how…… [Read More]
Lorenzo de Medici: An Historical Biography, Judith Hook was the first major historian of the second half of the twentieth century to embark upon the task of setting the life of this figure into some larger historical context. At the time of Hook's writing and research, the last work published on Lorenzo de Medici was that of C.M. Ady's Lorenzo de' Medici and Renaissance Italy in 1955. In contrast to this earlier work, which stressed the unique qualities of the subject and his powerful ability to shape his environment, Hook argues over the course of her own volume that the subject of her biography was equally if not more affected by his historical environment of Renaissance Florence. Rather than man's ability to affect history, Hook perceives historical actors as more shaped by historical and social forces, by "a system which aimed at the development of man's entire personality, body, and…… [Read More]
Cod: Fish That Changed the orld
Environmental science is not just one science and is not concerned only with the environment. Instead, environmental science covers a wide variety of topics from several different areas. The additional areas also go beyond science and link environmental science to subjects such as politics, history, economics, and human geography. One way to consider the interdisciplinary nature of environmental science is to look at an example from the real world. The book Cod: A Biography of the Fish that Changed the orld by Mark Kurlansky offers a good example. The book describes the impact that cod has had on the world and its basis is environmental science. It also shows the other topics and subjects that became part of the story of cod. This book will now be considered, with a focus on how it shows that environmental science is interdisciplinary.
Cod: A Biography of…… [Read More]
.. (p. 79).
The research showed that Walker has "ridden the horse" that got him there and has parlayed his country music savvy into an enormous commercial success. Today, Walker has eleven number one single hits to his credit and has sold more than eight million albums. Moreover, Walker's forthrightness and courage following his diagnosis with multiple sclerosis has further endeared him to his legions of fans, and his country music continues to enjoy stellar sales. The last chapter has clearly not been written in the Clay Walker book, and most observers agree that he will continue to enjoy a highly popular career in the years to come.
Andsager, J.L. & oe, K. (1999). Country Music Video in Country's Year of the Woman. Journal of Communication, 49(1), 79. etrieved January 31, 2005 from Questia Library Database.
Carr, P., Cash, J. And Mcdill, B. (March-April 1998). The row on…… [Read More]
Beginning with the major arch of the Stanze that frames the entire piece, there recedes a series of concentric circles that focus down to the archway that frames the two central figures. This can be seen as a nearly literal rippling effect of the wisdom of these two great thinkers off into space, and into the mind of the viewer. Working from largest to smallest, we can see that the pattern is ultimately infinite since it ends with the focal point discussed in the previous paragraph. This seems to reflect the philosophy that the more focused a philosophy comes, and the finite the topics, the closer it gets to circling back again into the infinite.
The integration of a dialectic of ideas is achieved through an intricate working of visual lines. The strong diagonals of the heads of the two statues and the heads of the two major figures creates…… [Read More]
" ("Ernesto, 'Che' Guevara, Books and riters, 2003) Guevara gave up a potentially successful life and career as a doctor in his native land to set the poor free. He joined Fidel Castro to overthrow the right-wing Cuban dictator Fulgencio Batista in 1957. The revolution proved successful. But even more successful proved Guevara's charisma and his voicing of the ways ordinary people could wage revolution: "Guerrilla warfare is used by the side which is supported by a majority but which possesses a much smaller number of arms for use in defense against oppression." (Cited by "Ernesto 'Che' Guevara," Books and riters. 2003, from Guevara's Guerrilla arfare, 1960)
Guevara earned his nickname 'Che,' because of his habit of saluting his fellow revolutionaries as 'friend.' However, after the conquest of power in January 1959 when Guevara gained fame as the leading figure in Castro's government, Che began to lose some of his…… [Read More]
("Chiang Kai-Shek," The orld at ar, 2006) He thus expended much of his might and energy fighting internal forces, rather than directing his energies against the immediate invaders. After Chiang used most of his troops to prepare for war with the Communists he lost more ground to the Japanese. Only when massive American aid and reinforcements were sent to Chiang, Chiang was finally able to push the Japanese out of China. ("Chiang Kai-Shek," The orld at ar, 2006)
Always, "Chiang's skill lay in the political arena" as he created a cult of personality amongst the foreign media and leaders. ("Chiang Kai-Shek, The orld at ar, 2006) But after four years of civil war against the peasants he had spurned, Chiang and his nationalist warlords were forced to flee to the island of Taiwan. There he established a government-in-exile and dreamed of retaking the mainland. His government was no more democratic,…… [Read More]
His son, Michael, oversaw the final stages of publication, after his death, of Verne's last written story the Lighthouse at the End of the orld.
CHAPTER 2: THE ORKS of JULES VERNE
Of course, Jules Verne was and remains one of the most well-known writers of fiction in the modern age. Although he was doubtlessly a gifted writer, and used a handful of literary mechanisms that were relatively innovative for his time, his enduring appeal as an author remains the fantastical subject matter of his stories. In this way, far more than any other writer from his age, Verne was a visionary. Though he failed to completely alter the primary literary conventions of the nineteenth century, he was instrumental in the invention of what has come to be the science fiction genre. Furthermore, his tales have revealed a level of foresight and scientific foresight that may never be equaled in…… [Read More]
1. From the prologue of The Quickening Maze: "He started to think that the sun was shining in a new quarter of the sky. He felt no fear yet: the sun lit wonders in a new zone that held him in steady rapt amazement. He did wonder, though, why the old world had not come to an end, why the horizon was no closer." (The relevance of this quote to the 21st century is that we all stand mesmerized by what the future may bring, but the closer we get to realizing our dreams, the farther away they seem).
2. From The Broken ord: "He could see people posting themselves, third class, into the train windows or dropping carefully onto wide, unfeeling feet" (The relevance of this quote to the 21st century is that the daily grind has beaten many people down into feeling like third class objects).
3.…… [Read More]
He could represent colors in different shades using the right placing and wattage and this gave more life to the images in the background.
His second contribution was the integration of actors with the design of the backdrop. He designed clever backdrops that made it realistic and gave viewers the perception that the actors is actually moving through the backdrop. He harmoniously combined movements in space and the color and lighting of the backdrops to give a realistic effect. His third contribution is the use of fixed flats that made it possible to have indoor as well as outdoor stages. He even filed a patent for this technical change in 1910.
What others think of him
Many people had mixed opinion about Craig because he was a brilliant artist and designer and also an extremely difficult person to work with. He wanted complete art control for an production and this…… [Read More]
He was the child of a single mother who never finished grade school. Yet he ultimately graduated from Yale University, with a degree in Psychology, and the University of Michigan School of Medicine. He credits his mother's discipline for his success: dismayed at her children's failing grades, she forced Carson and his brother Curtis to read and write compositions on two library books a week, limited the television time of her sons, and kept their attention focused on their schoolwork. By the end of the 5th grade, Carson was at the top of his class. Today, Carson also works as a motivational speaker as well as a doctor. Carson credits his mother as well as his gifted hands -- and God -- for his surprising achievements.
Benjamin Carson. (2008, June 14). Academy of Achievement. Retrieved November 16, 2009 at http://www.achievement.org/autodoc/page/car1bio-1… [Read More]
. Crockett, through sympathy for a poor and (as they believed) greatly wronged man, volunteered their services to defend arkley without fee. The reputation of Elijah Hise as an able lawyer is such that I need only say of him, he entered heartily into the defense, and perhaps never showed his great powers as an advocate to better advantage than then. And gifted as Joseph . Crockett had previously shown himself to be, he on that occasion astonished his friends and the court and led the jury captive by argument and eloquence, and not only contributed materially to the acquittal of the accused, but by his great effort, young as he then was, placed himself in the front rank of the able lawyers then practicing at the bar." (uckner, nd)
SUMMARY & CONCLUSION
The life of Joseph . Crockett is one that was filled with achievement and admiration and this…… [Read More]
The Jansenists were condemned by the pope in 1653 and 1713. Characteristic beliefs of the school included "the idea of the total sinfulness of humanity, predestination, and the need for Christians to rely upon a faith in God which cannot be validated through human reason. Jansenism often, but it continued to have a strong following among those who tended to reject papal authority, but not strong moral beliefs" ("Jansenism," About.com, 2008).
After his final conversion, Pascal moved to the Jansenist monastery in Port Royal. He had already convinced his younger sister to move to the nunnery in the same location. It was there he penned the work that would contain his famous wager, the famous Pensees. He continued to live at the monastery until his death in 1662, worn out, it was said, "from study and overwork," although later historians think that tuberculosis stomach cancer was the likely culprit (Ball…… [Read More]
Overview/Biography -- In many academic circles, the man Imhotep (He who comes in peace) exemplifies the rich tradition of Ancient Egypt. He was an Egyptian royal, but not a ruler, who served under the Third Dynasty King Djoser as his Chancellor and then High Priest to the sun god Ra in the city of Heliopolis. His accomplishments were quite numerous; many consider him to be the first recorded expert planner in architecture, engineering, and physicians (Osler).
hat is particularly interesting about Imhotep is that he was one of the very few mortals to be honored by being depicted as part of a pharaoh's statue. This was extremely rare in Egyptian history, and shows the tremendous importance Imhotep had to the political and cultural hegemony of the time period. He was also given divine status after his death, with the center of the Imhotep cult centered around the city of…… [Read More]
With this example, it is not surprising that John Locke is considered an instrument for the right political cause. Aside from the essays that he had written, Locke also has philosophies in the different subjects of life. This includes the role of families in the liberal society, theories on properties and money, ethics and beliefs, and many others.
Locke's contribution to his generation and the modern society focused on the role of the government and the people to each other. Despite of the changing course of politics in the seventeenth century, Locke was able to also shift his intellect effectively. The various political situations that happened in his time had been useful to the future generation because from his works, the contemporary times has gained basis and reference for the ideologies they fight for which are related to Locke's philosophies and writings. As Tim Harris indicated, in his article John…… [Read More]
One cannot think of Jazz without thinking of Miles Davis. Davis is widely regarded as one of the foremost jazz trumpeters. However, it would be a mistake to believe that Davis' influence on the world of jazz was limited to his abilities as a trumpeter. Davis was recognized as a composer, a bandleader, and a keyboard player. In addition, Davis helped develop improvisational playing techniques, which incorporated modes. Finally, "Davis had an uncanny ability of always selecting great sidemen for his recording sessions. These recordings are full of original and creative sensitivity and are outstanding examples of jazz recordings made at that time." (The Official Miles Davis Website, 2001).
If Davis' mother had her way, jazz music today would be dramatically different. Davis was born to Miles Henry Davis, a dentist, and Cleota Davis. Cleota Davis was a blues pianist, but she kept that fact hidden from her…… [Read More]
With men off to fight and die, women in America took to the workforce to both support their men and Uncle Sam's war effort.
Because women could now be seen as part of the war, no part of society was safe from war. The idea of total war began to emerge: this was the concept that civilians could be attacked like any other soldiery in the war. In a way, the disasters of world war were simply the expression on a macro level of what was happening in the U.S. On a micro level. Ida B. Wells helped illustrate the senseless violence occurring in the U.S. against Negroes when she wrote "Lynch Law" in 1893 at just 31 years of age. "Lynch Law" described the violent prejudice being visited on Southern blacks. As she writes, the Negro as a person has been "murdered by masked mobs for trying to vote,"…… [Read More]
BIOGRAPHY -- Hans Memling
Hans Memling was probably born between 1430 and 1440 in the Main region of Seligenstadt, Germany, even though he is usually said to be from Finland. Historians But in all honesty, little seems known about his early years. Some stories suggest that he was injured in a military conflict associated with Charles the Bold, with the result that he was admitted to a religious care setting. In the hospital, it is said that he received extraordinary care that both enlightened his spiritually and invested in him a desire to use his talents to return thanks to those who saved his life. While newer evidence suggests these stories are mostly just self-serving for the organizations themselves, they likely came about because they allowed his caregivers to associate themselves with the artist who would eventually be tagged "the best in Christendom" because of his portrait and…… [Read More]
** The Chef I chose is: Grant Achatz **
Culinary Food Science Research Paper
Throughout the course of culinary history there have been many chef's, scientists, nutritionists, and even chemists that have contributed greatly to the advancement of "Food Technologies." These people, whether through their culinary innovations or scientific discoveries have greatly impacted the world of cooking by creating flavors, safer food, and food that can be healthier for us to eat. Some of these discoveries can be so big that they have impacted or affected the entire world. For instance the discovery of the method for Pasteurizing milk by, of course, Louis Pasteur. This one innovation changed the world's milk production and distribution systems forever. It brought milk to the masses and allowed it to last longer and safer to drink for all.
For this paper you are to pick an innovator in the culinary world. (I…… [Read More]
This does not suggest that one assimilate the ideas of another without having first contemplated those ideas at length, rounded them with individual ideas, expectations, experiences and theories before adopting those ideas and holding the originator of the ideas as a source of ideological guidance.
Engels is described by social researcher Dudley Knowles (2002) as a "Hegelian (20)." As mentioned earlier, Engels took a position in favor of Hegel when the philosopher was coming under fire from the university philosophy professor where Engels attended university. As has been previously mentioned, again, and from the positions Engels took and his manner of expressing his positions that were counter authority and anti-authority in nature, it leaves open to speculation Engels' motivation in backing Hegel; was it sincere agreement in philosophy, or his tendency to follow his young and somewhat immature tendencies to thwart the sitting authority? Given that Engels took a journalistic…… [Read More]
She writes, "Here the slippage between animal and human invokes the Hegelian horror of slavery, a dialectic which finally reduces the master to 'brute' or a 'monster'" (Ginsberg 116). This is more than an analysis of the short story; it is an analysis of slavery and its effect on gothic literature at the time.
The significance of this article is clear. It shows that Poe was not writing simply horror fiction to shock and confuse, he was writing social commentary significant to the time. It illuminates this particular work and makes it more effective, but it is also a deep looking into other slave narratives and experiences, and how they relate to Poe's writing. The author proves her point by consistently citing other works, from texts on slavery to narratives, so the overall article is extremely effective.
Ginsberg, Lesley. "Slavery and the Gothic Horror of Poe's 'The Black Cat'."…… [Read More]
Santiago Calatrava's name is synonymous with modern architectural design. This Spaniard architect single-handedly revolutionized our concept of modern, chic, futuristic yet functional architecture by giving putting some of the most unforgettable structures on global landscape. Calatrava had once aspired to become a sculptor and was keenly interested in arts but an early encounter with the work of Ludwig Mies van der ohe forced him to change directions. But art was never completely given up. Calatrava found an interesting way of merging art and architecture for his structures are always categorized as true pieces of genuine art.
With twelve honorary degrees and countless awards, Calatrava is the most sought-after architect around the world and he has bagged all these prestigious credentials at relatively young age of 53. There are far too many buildings and memorable structures around the world that serve as constant reminders of Calatrava's unique style of work and…… [Read More]
26th President was also the nation's youngest; although Teddy oosevelt was not elected to his first term, he was already a popular politician. As the White House puts it, oosevelt "brought new excitement and power to the Presidency, as he vigorously led Congress and the American public toward progressive reforms and a strong foreign policy," ("Theodore oosevelt"). However, oosevelt was and is known as much for his environmentalism as for his domestic and foreign policy.
Theodore oosevelt was born on October 27, 1858, amidst a "flurry of activity" that "disturbed the genteel quietness of East Twentieth Street, New York City," (Morris, 1979, p. 3). The oosevelts were no Lincolns; they were urbanites and prominent philanthroposts. They had servants. Theodore oosevelt Senior, Teddy's father, was "one of the most influential men in New York," (Morris, 1979, p. 4). The oosevelts were came from a long line of original Dutch merchants who…… [Read More]
"An all-Negro show, headed by the rejuvenated Ink Spots, has everything it takes to be a top entertainment piece. The Spots, making their periodic visit here, were never better. Ella Fitzgerald takes second billing to the Ink Spots, but more than holds up her end with I've got hythm, Do Nothing' Till You Hear From Me ....Ink Spots come on with Shoo-Shoo Baby ["Cow-Cow Boogie"?] followed by Lovely Way to Spend An Evening and Don't Sweetheart Me ... Encore with My Heart Tells Me and beg off to thunderous hand with the inevitable If I Didn't Care" (Billboard Magazine, 2/6/44, courtesy More Than Words Can Say: The Ink Spots and Their Music, Goldberg, 1998).
Were the Ink Spots really the "heavyweight champions of quartet singing"? If you believe soul singer Jerry Butler -- founding member of the Impressions who was quoted in the ock & oll Hall of…… [Read More]
Alice King, the undisputed Queen of luxury wedding planning. Her ability to transform visions into reality is unparalleled because she has access to a wealth of otherwise unattainable venues that offer the bride, groom, and their special guests an event to remember. King draws her taste and inspiration from a rich heritage in haute couture, bestowed by her mother, the designer Catherine King. Since she was young enough to be a flower girl, Alice King has been attending exclusive wedding parties around the world. Now it is her turn to shine. The Alice King agency plans weddings in Paris, Rome, Cote d'Azur, and similar locations that provide the ideal levels of privacy and exclusivity.
Alice is the second child of Catherine and Louis King, prominent art collectors. Her mother Catherine solidified her brand in couture through Parisian fashion houses, and Catherine grew up surrounded by the elite men and…… [Read More]
Sarah Moore Grimke attempted to accomplish and how successful she was in her efforts.
The social, economic, political and religious currents that shaped her experiences and how she fitted into the Pre-Colonial to 1877 time period.
hat did Sarah Moore Grimke Attempt to Accomplish and the Outcome of her Efforts?
Sarah Moore Grimke (1792-1873) was a truly remarkable woman who wanted to accomplish a number of noble things in her life -- including a proper education for herself, to supervise the intellectual development of her younger sister, to study theology seriously, to improve the lives of the black slaves and to end slavery, and most of all -- to change the lives of her fellow women for the better. She succeeded in only some of these goals during her lifetime but her brave attempt to defy the odds left a legacy that inspired others in the coming generations to work…… [Read More]
Whitney M. Young Jr. was born in 1921 in Lincoln idge Kentucky and lived until 1971. Young is most notably remembered as a black American civil rights leader and administrator of social work, and was considered one of the most influential civil rights leaders in America during the 1960s. His career as a race relations expert began when Young served as a go-between for white officers and African-American enlisted men in a segregated U.S. Army company in Europe during World War II. Young obtained a Master of Arts degree in social work from the University of Minnesota, after which he worked for the Urban League and later became executive secretary at one of the organization's branches. He was named Dean of Atlanta university's School of Social Work when he was only 33, and later became executive director of the National Urban League. In this director position, Young secured training and…… [Read More]
hile Chopin generally avoided women's right's movements and organizations because she thought their aims were "unrealistic," (Seyersted), she did adopt the theory that women deserved the same rights as men because they had the "same drives as man" (Seyersted). Chopin's husband died of swamp fever, leaving Chopin to run the household. She started living with her mother, who died shortly after she moved in. Chopin's doctor, Frederick Kolbenheyer, was a "man of broad learning and radical ideas" (Inge), urged Chopin to write. She lacked confidence and it "took several years of encouragement from her friends as well as a trip to Natchinoches Parish before Chopin began writing seriously" (Collar). Her first novel was published when she was 39 years old.
Inge, Tonette. "Kate Chopin." Literary Biography. Pennsylvania State University Article. 1989.
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Seyersted, Per. "An excerpt from Kate Chopin: A…… [Read More]
Biographical Introduction: Teo Macero
Producers work behind the scenes and are the unsung heroes of music. While some producers receive public notoriety like Brian Eno and George Martin; others like Teo Macero remain known mainly to music scholars and serious audiophiles. In 2008, when Macero died, The New York Times ran an obituary with the tagline: "Teo Macero, 82, ecord Producer," as if readers would need that crucial bit of vocational data. Indeed, Macero is best known for his work on Miles Davis's masterpieces Kind of Blue and Bitches Brew. He was also a composer, whose approach to music takes into account the big picture rather than attention to minute detail.
Macero was ahead of his time. He incorporated electronic effects and electronic media in ways that made Bitches Brew as momentous and groundbreaking an album as it is. The embrace of new technology is therefore a hallmark…… [Read More]
It was a love-hate situation, and he would be madly kissing her and letting her stir his carnal urges one moment, and the next he would loudly protest and pull away. So from that standpoint, Eben was changed after the death of the baby. He was not changed in a truly intelligent heart-felt way, but in a kind of acceptance that this is how it is (the current cliche, "It is what it is," fits in here perfectly). For Eben, it feels good to have sex with her, and anyway, being hateful and spiteful of his father, this incestuous affair with his father's wife is another way to get back at him.
The bottom line is that even before they are both punished for the crime of murder (not the crime of incest) Eben's naivete in terms of relationships is disgustingly obvious; he returns to Abbie after having bolted away…… [Read More]
An excellent example of a key component in the sexual identity of a woman is the compulsion to get married which most women (particularly during Woolf's day) are bound to experience.
Orlando feels this sentiment as well, which the following quotation demonstrates. Everyone is mated except myself,' she mused, as she trailed disconsolately across the courtyard… I, 'am single, am mateless, am alone.' Such thoughts had never entered her head before. Now they bore her down unescapably (Orlando 1928).
It is noteworthy to mention that this passage precedes Orlando's relationship with Shel. Yet it is highly indicative of the sort of responsibility that most women feel -- that at some point in their lives they are obligated to get married to someone. The weight of these thoughts leads Orlando to feel "disconsolately" and "unescapably" burdened by them. This is one particular instance in which Woolf is actually demonstrating a similarity…… [Read More]
). Indeed, when Dix exhibited Der Krieg in Berlin in 1924, he was criticized by the right wing press and eventually when Hitler came into power in 1933, Dix was fired based upon pressure from Hitler's government that contended that his paintings were antimilitary. According to Dix's dismissal letter from the Dresden Academy, his artwork "threatened to sap the will of the German people to defend themselves." To add insult to injury, Hitler's assault upon Dix did not end there. The Nazis also destroyed several of his paintings not long after he was dismissed from the Academy (Id.). Dix, however, did not let this injustice destroy his creative spirit. In 1933, he used oil and tempura on wood to paint The Seven Deadly Sins, an allegorical painting that represented Germany's political situation under Hitler. In this painting, Dix utilized the figure of the lazy Sloth because Dix blamed the German…… [Read More]
Mary Kay Ash: A Biography of a Woman with 'Skin-Deep Beauty'
Introductions to Mary Kay Ash, founder and chairman emeritus of Mary Kay Cosmetics Inc.
"If you think you can, you can. And if you think you can't, you're right." These lines are the guiding principles and philosophy of Mary Kay Ash as she managed her life as a mother, businesswoman, leader, and philantrophist.
Mary Kay Cosmetics Inc. is a company founded by Mary Kay Ash, a business venture that became successful because of her hard work and perseverance. Although its products promotes beauty and skin care products, things that often symbolize vanity among men and women alike, it will become evident, as you will later find out in this speech, that Mary Kay Inc.'s goals, objectives, and products are more than just a display of vanity, but is 'skin-deep.' Through the various programs (environmental, social, and human-empowerment) organized by…… [Read More]
Roger Collins's 1998 biography of Charlemagne is both highly informative in terms of helping to understand the historical and political context in which Charlemagne came to power as well as - although this is true to a lesser extent simply because Collins spends less time on it - a treatise on the historiographical problems of medieval history. This examination of the way History in general and histories in particular are written is at least as interesting and as important of the particulars of Charlemagne's life that we come to learn about.
Collins asks us to think about history is a far more analytical and critical way than we are likely ever to have done before. Unless we have thought about it a great deal, we have probably always thought about history as being either more-or-less truthful or more-or-less mendacious. Under the former category we would put most of the kind…… [Read More]
I pulled over and called out to him, while being very conscious how ludicrous I sounded, did he by any chance know of a church where there was to be a poetry reading tonight?" The man did indeed tell Simic where the church was, indicating that poetry can serve as a means to uplift and communicate the universality of human experience. Social alienation and isolation that accompanies the immigrant experience can be mitigated by the shared connection within poetry.
Thus, Simic's inspiration derives not just from a disturbing childhood replete with wartime imagery and memories of a Nazi invasion. Simic's poetry places him squarely within the immigrant New orld -- a world that is categorically comprised by immigrants. As critics have pointed out, Simic's "disturbing…tragi-comic intensity that leaves the reader suspended between amusement and grief…derives equally from the rigors of daily living," (deNiord 77). "Solitude" is a perfect example of…… [Read More]
What is meant by the term 'social enterprise' and what do social enterprises contribute to society and the economies in which they operate?
The acceleration with which the world is changing day by day is continuous. A majority of organizations that have a motto of 'not-for-profit' are looking out for prospects with the help of which they can begin or widen their projects in order to get their missions fulfilled and offer the needy the earned profits. Thus, any organization or scheme that brings about the mentioned twofold objectives is considered a social enterprise. Social enterprises sell mission-related goods or services and by doing so they try to create a more impartial and fair environment through specific market-based strategies (Bornstein & Davis 2010).
In other words, a business is regarded as a social enterprise when the main objective is to cope up with the prevailing societal problems and…… [Read More]