Raiders from the north by Alex Rutherford is a fictionalised story about king Zahir-ud-din-Muhammad Babur, son of Umar-Shaikh and the founder of the Moghul empire. Alex Rutherford is a pseudonym for the husband and wife writing team of Michael and Diane Preston. Alex Rutherford has written seven historical non-fiction books and their previous book was on Taj Mahal. Michael and Diane Preston have also stayed in India for about an year doing research and reading many historical books. During this time period they came across the historical annals of the Moghul empire.
“The Oregon Trail,” written by Francis Parkman is a description of the experiences traveling into the unknown depths of the American west in 1846. The story is told from the first person point of view of Parkman, a scholar from Boston who embarks on the great expedition of traveling into the west in hopes of studying the lives of the Native Americans. His journey is also one of the first detailed descriptions of the beauty and the bounty of a largely uninhabited North American territory. But one of the most critical elements of the story was Parkman’s encounters and recruitment of members to his band of travelers who ultimately play a major role in the success of the western journey.
“The Devils Thumb and Everest” Climbing mountains can be extremely dangerous. Jon Krakaeur and Erik Weihenmayer both wrote stories to tell us all about it. Jon Kraukaeur wrote the story “The Devils Thumb” about climbing a mountain in Alaska all alone. Kraukaeur has climbed mountains all his life and has written many books about it. Erik Weihenmayer wrote the story “Everest” about reaching the summit of Mount Everest as a blind person.
Into the Wild- Allusions Analysis Analyze 7 Literary Allusions from the entire book (choose from any of the epigraphs) Quote (page #) Author’s name and brief bio Connection to McCandless (1-2 sentences) (at least 4 sentences) “Greetings from Fairbanks! This is the last you shall hear from me… I now walk into the wild,” (3). Chris McCandless was a 24 year old who left his comfortable life behind in order to explore what was out there in the wild. This is a direct connect to McCandless and the first chapter not only because it was written by Chris himself, but also because this first chapter speaks of Jim Gallien’s encounter with “Alex” in
She was also a naturalist, and together Emma and Charles had 10 kids and 3 that died at early ages. Charles literally spent his life trying to create solve his theory so he spent months and days until he made a book called On the Origins of Species. The book was about Evolution and natural selection. That book he had published was basically his life time of work and studying and all theories he had about evolution. Sadly, Charles Darwin soon died.
Into the Wild Chris McCandless was an adventurer. On his adventure, he called himself Alexander Supertramp. He departed from Emory University in May of 1990, where he had just recently graduated. He set off to explore Alaska and the Western United States until July 30, 1992, when he reached his final resting place: the abandoned bus in Denali National Park where he had spent the past four months. He was only 25 years old when he died of starvation.
Ulysses S. Grant By Deondre Brock The person I am doing this biography on is Ulysses S. Grant. Ulysses S. Grant was the 18th POTUS and commanding general of all union armies. Ulysses is famous for taking Fort Donelson in Tennessee during the Civil War . Ulysses is called the hero of the civil war. www.cr.nps.gov/logcabin/html/usg2.html Ulysses was born in Point Pleasant, Ohio on April 27,1822.
Christopher McCandless, whose life and journey are the main ideas of the novel “Into the Wild”, was about an adolescent who, upon graduating from Emory College, decided to journey off into the Alaskan wilderness. He had given away his savings of $25,000 and changed his name to Alex Supertramp. His voyage to Alaska took him two years during which he traveled all across the country doing anomalous jobs and making friends. He inevitably made it to Alaska were he entered the wilderness with little more than a few books, a sleeping bag and a ten pound bag of rice. A couple months after his first day in the wild, his body was found in an abandoned bus.
The Birthmark- Reader’s Response Nathaniel Hawthorne was born on July 4, 1804 in Salem, Massachusetts, the infamous town where a very significant historical event occured. Hawthorne was the great-great-grandson of John Hathorne, one of the three judges over the Salem witch trials nearly a century ago. After the death of his father in 1808, Hawthorne’s uncle Robert Manning, prominent pomologist of that time, took Hawthorne into his care in Raymond, Maine. As a young man Hawthorne attended Bowdoin College in Brunswick with Henry Wadsworth Longfellow and Franklin Pierce. After obtaining his degree in 1825, Hawthorne moved back to Salem for twelve years and wrote many novels, sketches, and short stories that are still very popular today, including
First things first, this comparison essay is between Henry David Thoreau and Gandhi. Henry David Thoreau was born on July 12, 1817, in Concord, Massachusetts. He was an American essayist, poet, philosopher, abolitionist, naturalist, tax resister, development critic, surveyor, and historian. He started writing nature poetry in the 1840’s, with poet Ralph Waldo Emerson as a mentor. Mahatma Gandhi was born on October 2, 1869, in Porbandar, India.
Winfield Scott Hancock was born on February 14, 1823, in Montgomery square, Pennsylvania. The son of Benjamin Franklin Hancock and Elizabeth Hoxworth Hancock. Winfield was named after the a famous general in the war of 1812. Winfield 's parents and family has lived in Montgomery for generations and there of English, Scottish, and Welsh descent. Winfield was first educated at Norristown and then when the first public school came out in the 1830s, he was taken out of Norristown Academy and was put in the-the new school.
Elisha M. Pease was born in Enfield, Connecticut on January 3, 1812.His parents were Lorrain Thompson and Sarah Thompson. He was the fifth and thirteenth governor of Texas. When Elisha was young, he worked at a general store then later worked as a clerk in a post office. He went to school at Westfield Academy which was located in Massachusetts. He eventually moved to Mexican Texas in 1835 and stayed in Mina where he studied law under D.C. Barrett.
Guest Speaker Ivan Bozanic Draft 2 Ivan’s wife, children and grand-children insisted he write a book so that his entire family would know his story of where he came from before arriving in Australia at the age of 17 in October 1949. He wrote his autobiography titled, ‘Before and After Bonegilla.’ Prior to WW2 Bonegilla was a huge army training centre; it is situated near the Snowy Mountains in the Albury Wodonga area. In 1948 it was converted into a migrant centre to accommodate refugees from Europe. Ivan came from the Dalmatian Island Vis, formerly Yugoslavia, now Croatia; it is about 73 nautical miles from the coast of Italy. The Bozanics were one of the earliest families on the island.
During the course of his travels, Pike traveled through many modern day states. He eventually made his way through Texas, New Mexico, Colorado, Kansas and Missouri. His time in Mexico allowed him to travel through the modern Mexican states of Chihuahua and Coahuila. However, one of his most significant finds came early on in the expedition. Pike 's Peak It took four months for the group to reach Pike 's Peak and they reached it in November of 1806, which was later named for the explorer.