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  • Barbara Mcclintock Biography

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    Barbara McClintock was born on June 16, 1902, in Hartford, Connecticut (Tracy). When she was born, the terms “gene” or “genetics” did not exist (Keller 1). Yet, by the time she was finished with her work, advanced terms in genetics, such as “transposable elements” had come about. McClintock was born to Thomas and Sara McClintock. Thomas came from a poor background but became a doctor. He also had an interest in science, which may have been where Barbara’s interest originated (The Editors of Encyclopædia

  • Biography of Barbara Walters

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    American Broadcasting. Her 20/20 television show is always in the weekly top ratings according to the polls. Walters has substituted many times for a vacationing Ted Koppel on his Nightline program and has her own special programs throughout the year. Barbara Walters was married and divorced. She has an adopted daughter, Jacqueline, with whom she enjoys the mother-daughter

  • Barbara Kingsolver Influences

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    Many artists hide behind their work and allow their art to express what they cannot. This remains true for author, Barbara Kingsolver. She has written thirteen books, contributed to hundreds of anthologies, and published many stories, essays, poems, and articles. Her works have acquired many awards through the years, most notably, the National Humanities Medal, known as the highest honor of service through the arts in the year 2000. Kingsolver has heavily influenced her community and positively impacted

  • Barbara Walters Primary Sources

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    Barbara Walters Barbara Walters was born on the 25 September 1929 in Boston, Massachusetts. Walters was born Jewish, though her parents did not practice it. She has interviewed every president since Nixon and even interviewed some of America’s most infamous murderers. She originally wanted to be an actress, however, became a journalist by accident when the Today show was moved to news instead of entertainment and her boss insisted she should write for all the ansegments of the show. Today, she is

  • Barbara Mulalanicki Research Paper

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    Britain's Fashion Queen Barbara was a light constantly shining, and providing glow to see new ideas for the fashion industry. Barbara Hulanicki started new trends that changed the fashion world in Britain the 60s. She was famous for her store Biba, it was the center of Britain's fashion world. Barbara was one of the most famous and influential fashion designers during the 1960s, because she opened one of the most famous stores during the 60s, she designed lots of different clothing, and created

  • The Poisonwood Bible By Barbara Kingsolver

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    a different path to glory or damnation” (5). Orleanna, a mother who lives throughout the story of The Poisonwood Bible, acknowledges how women, in great numbers, are found walking down the path of trying to be successful. The Poisonwood Bible, by Barbara Kingsolver, involves the Price family of 6, which consists of Orleanna, her husband Nathan, and their 4 daughters. They go on a missionary trip to the Congo in the 1960’s led by Nathan, whose purpose was to spread Christianity in the Congo. Throughout

  • Essay about Barbara Boxer

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    Barbara Boxer, born Barbara Levy Boxer, is currently a Democratic U.S. Senator from California. She was first elected to office in 1992. During her terms in office, Boxer has advocated environmental issues, health care, women's rights, public safety, and the economy. She has proven to be dedicated to the causes that she said she would fight for. She has voted against bills such as the Firearms Manufacturer Bill (which failed) and voted for the Healthy Forests Restoration Act of 2003 (which passes)

  • Barbara Lee Face Of Courage

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    In society, there is a common misconception that courage is defined by the absence of fear. However, as seen by the actions of Congresswoman Barbara Lee, courage is not the lack of fear, but acting in the face of fear. Although her vote against AUMF infuriated Americans across the nation and put her career and life at risk, Barbara Lee stood firm in her decision and remained levelheaded in the most turbulent of times, an act that encompassed her “grace under pressure” (Kennedy, 1), and illustrated

  • Nickel And Dimed, By Barbara Ehrenreich

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    American has the equality, freedom, and opportunity to strive. Many classic pieces of American Literature highlight this concept in a way that is most pertinent to their corresponding time period. Nickel and Dimed: On (Not) Getting By in America, by Barbara Ehrenreich, specifically highlights a more modern time period, from the late 1990s to the early 2000s. Within this

  • Barbara Kingsolver's The Posionwood Bible

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    The Posionwood Bible, by Barbara Kingsolver, tells the story of the Price Family. Nathan Price, the father, makes the decision to move his family in the 1960’s from America to the Congo to be missionaries. Kingsolver’s novel centers on providing the female members a chance to speak for themselves and tell their own stories. Rachel, the oldest daughter is materialistic and egotistical. In The Posionwood Bible, Rachel Price manipulates diction, tone, and selection of detail to fashion her hackneyed