This section contains some of the most
notable biographies of
people from all walks of life --
selected from the rest of the catalog !
This Is By No Means A Complete Listing !..
If you have a specific biography in mind, please also go to the
subject category most closely associated with that person's life or
"Founding Father : Rediscovering George
Richard Brookhiser : This 6 page report discusses
Brookhisers 1996 biography of Americas founding father.
Brookhisers book describes a remarkably self-controlled man
more concerned with principles than politics. Bibliography lists
6 sources. Richbroo.wps
George Washington Carver : An 8 page research paper
examines the life of one of America's greatest African-American
scientists. He pioneered the field of industrial applications for
agricultural products. He derived 118 products, which included
a rubber substitute, from various plants typically grown in the
South. Carver's list of accomplishments would be extraordinary
for anyone. However, what makes this list all the more
remarkable is the fact that when Carver was born, it was against
the law for him to even learn how to read and write, much less
acquire the knowledge to become a master chemist and a
scientific pioneer. George Washington Carver was born a slave.
Bibliography lists 8 sources. Gwcarver.wps
William M. "Boss" Tweed : In 8 pages, the
William M. "Boss" Tweed. William M. "Boss" Tweed was a
corrupt politician. In today's society that does not mean much,
because many in politics are considered to be corrupt He was a
corrupt politician, but he also had a soft spot for immigrants. In
Tweed's lifetime, the Civil War was very real. In fact, his last
few years were lived in the Reconstruction Period.
Bibliography lists 5 sources. PCwtweed.wps
Al Capone & The Roaring Twenties : A 6 page
Al Capones life and times specifically demonstrating how his
character was indicative of the roaring twenties. Bibliography
lists 5 sources. Alcapone.wps
The Life & Influence Of Alexander Pushkin : A 7
paper on the famous Russian writer of the nineteenth century. It
analyzes how Pushkins writing reflected not only the events of
his own life but the influence of European literary movements
as well, and shows how Pushkin took these movements and
made them Russias own. Four sources. Pushkin.doc
Alexander Solzhenitsyn : A 10 page research paper
on the life
of Solzhenitsyn, the famous Russian author. The writer details
his life story up until 1995. Bibliography lists 3 sources.
Angelas Ashes / A Tribute to Endurance : A 5
looking at Frank McCourts memoir of his impoverished
childhood in Ireland. The paper shows how McCourts mother,
Angela, held the family together through crisis after crisis, and
contributed to the formation of her sons character. Bibliography
lists three sources. KBmccourt.wps
The Humor Of Erma Bombeck : A 6 page paper on the
beloved humorist, Erma Bombeck. The writer traces Bombecks
career and changing style over her thirty-year writing career.
Bibliography lists 7 sources. Ermab.wps
Paul Bear Bryant / The Ultimate Football Coach :
page paper provides biographical information on a man who
some say was the greatest coach who ever lived. A portrait of
this football giant shows a picture of man immersed in the sport.
Bibliography lists 6 sources. Paulbry.wps
Thomas A Becket : 5 pages in length. Just as
the mystery that surrounds his murder is the whereabouts of
Thomas A Becket's bones. The English saint's death was
considered so dramatic that its historical value has withheld the
test of time, as well as inspired countless poems, novels, plays
and films. Unraveling the mystery around Becket's death is a
quest that has been ongoing since the very time of his demise;
such intensity has come full circle in that researchers and
historians alike are still at a loss as to the ultimate resting place
of the dead man's bones. The writer discusses the mystery
surrounding the disappearance of Thomas A Becket's bones.
Bibliography lists 4 sources. Tbecket.wps
Walter Dean Myers / Childrens Author : A 5 page
overview of the life and work of Walter Dean Myers, the
childrens writer who rose from a childhood in Harlem to
become the author of over fifty books. Encapsulates some of
his life experiences and eight of his more popular books.
Bibliography lists three sources in addition to Myers works.