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  • A Short Biography : A Biography Of William Faulkner

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    Who is William Faulkner? William Faulkner, in full William Cuthbert Faulkner, original surname Falkner (born September 25, 1897, New Albany, Mississippi, U.S.—died July 6, 1962, Byhalia, Mississippi), American novelist and short-story writer who was awarded the 1949 Nobel Prize for Literature. As the eldest of the four sons of Murry Cuthbert and Maud Butler Falkner, William Faulkner (as he later spelled his name) was well aware of his family background and especially of his great-grandfather, Colonel

  • Short Biography Of Elizabeth Blackwell

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    Elizabeth Blackwell was born on February 3, 1821, in Bristol, England. She was raised in a liberal household that stressed education. After being rejected by schools in Charleston, Philadelphia and New York, getting into Geneva Was her only chance of becoming a medical doctor. Dean Lee and his all male faculty were hesitant to make an audacious move such as accepting a female student. Although, Dr. Lee did decide to put the matter up to a vote among the 150 men who made up the medical school’s student

  • Richard Wright Short Biography

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    Richard Wright was born in Roxie, Mississippi. His grandparents had been slaves and his father had abandoned his family when he was six. His mother worked as a cook to support the family. They suffered from extreme poverty, especially after his mother became sick. Wright wanted to write from a very young age and he was overjoyed when, at the age of 16, a local newspaper printed one of the first stories that he wrote. Although no one in his family encouraged his dream, he refused to give it up. He

  • A Short Biography Of Benjamin Banneker

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    Benjamin Banneker was born on November 9, 1731 I think you should name it this because he demonstrates knowledge, creativity, and fairness he is an excellent choice thank you for giving us this great opportunity. When he was born free of slavery and had the right to learn so he went to school but he liked to spend his time at the library and reading about astronomy or just things to entertain him. He predicted a almost right on time Solar Eclipse. When the library heard about him they wanted him

  • Plutarch 's Life Of The Heroes

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    that information to write about lives of heroes. He gathered all fascinating biographies in his massive books: “Plutarch’ Greek Lives”, “Plutarch’ Roman Lives” and “The Parallel Lives of Plutarch”. Those books bring a reputation to Plutarch and he became a famous biographer at that time. In his books, he wrote the lives of the heroes in order of time to show his respects to those people of both countries. The short biographies in his books are about childhood, achievements and deaths of the heroes.

  • Short Biography: Robert Lawerence Stine

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    The book that I chose to read is a biography about the goosebumps and fear street author Robert Lawerence Stine better known by his writing name R.L. Stine. In the first few pages it tells about Stine being very successful and talks about his early childhood and how it helped him be as successful as he is now and also how he went to a barbershop every week to read a magazine that also helped him be as successful as he is today. It talks about how Stine went to Ohio state and wrote for the daily

  • Short Biography: Flannery O Connor

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    Flannery O’Connor Mary flannery O’Connor was born march 25,in 1925 in Savannah, Georgia, she was the child of Edward Francis O’Connor,father was a real estate agent. Regina Cline her mother was a very successful woman, she graduated from Georgia State College for Women she was very successful until her husband became diagnosed with lupus. O’Connor remembered herself as a “pigeon-toed child with a receding chin and a you-leave-me-alone-or-i'll-bite-you complex.” she experienced her first brush

  • Margaret Pee Harper Short Biography

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    Margaret Pease Harper was born in St. Paul, Minnesota and was the daughter of Rollin and Lena Alma Pease. She grew up around the arts, her father was an oratorio singer and performed in many historical pageants. Harper grew up in Evanston, Illinois, and earned her bachelor’s degree from the University of Arizona, and she also received her master’s degree from the University of Chicago. Some of her professional occupations included a piano teacher and also worked for the administration of the Colegio

  • Essay on Florence Price

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    Florence Price, Composer      The purpose of a biography is to enhance the reader’s knowledge about a particular person’s life, in this case, Florence Beatrice Price, and offer a sort of historical background focusing on significant events, accomplishments, and personal aspects of that particular individual’s life. Ideally, the writer molds complex biographical facts—birth and death, education, ambition, conflict, milieu, work, relationship, accident—into a book [or article]

  • Short Biography: Poker Face, By Billy Collins

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    Billy Collins was born on March 22nd,1941 in New York City to William and Katherine Collins. His mother was a nurse and had the ability to recite verses into any subject which made Collins have the love for words written and spoken. During his teen years Collins attended Archbishop Stepinac High School and later on received a Bachelors Art degree in 1963 at the College of the Holy Cross as well as received a M.A. and PHD in The University of california. He joined the Faculty of Lehman College in