Edmund Crispin was a notorious literary author who was known for his suspenseful mystery stories. Although, he did not focus on writing throughout his entire life, he still became famous and well-known. Edmund Crispin was born on October 2, 1921, and died on September 15, 1978. He initiated his writing at the age of 23 and wrote his first book, “The Case of the Gilded Fly.” His father, Robert Ernest, was an Ulsterman, and his mother Scottish. It was said that Crispin’s life was full of paradox.
Author Jack Weatherford explains his view on Columbus Day and what we should be celebrating. In his source “Examining the Reputation of Christopher Columbus” he states “he [Columbus] was no more the discoverer of America than Pocahontas was the discoverer of Great Britain” Weatherford does not believe that Columbus had anything to do with that discovery of the “New World” nor does he need to be honored and celebrated for it. Weatherford acknowledges that Native Americans survived without the help of the white settlers, “Native Americans had built great civilizations with many millions of people long before Columbus wandered lost into the Caribbean.” Weatherford states that most of the “great discoveries” that Columbus proved were already known. “Columbus did not prove that the world was round; educated people had known that for centuries.” Jack Weatherford believes we
Turing himself unknown to him, created a great race to make a better and more complex artificial intelligence with this paper. The article since 1950 has been cited over 10,000 times. The way this article revolutionized has not been matched by any other paper in the computing world. Turing himself wore many hats in his life. He was mathematician, code breaker and computer scientist.
Asking this question, she puts a lot of tension on Guy. Not only does he have the road of trials to overcome, he also has the journey to take. This so called journey leads him to a group of survivors who have dedicated their lives to memorizing novels. “I’ve heard there are still hobo camps all across the country, here and there; walking camps call them, and if you keep walking far enough and keep an eye peeled, they say there’s lots of old Harvard degrees on the tracks between here and Los Angeles. Most of them are hunted in the cities.
Like the book “Outliers,” its author Malcolm Gladwell is also an outlier himself. He accomplished a great by having all his books published and becoming New York Time 's best selling author. According to the Huffington Post website, out of human entire history only, 130 million books were published. While the figure may not seem big, it is not a small amount compared to the people who want to be great authors (Huffpost, 2013). Gladwell, being able to accomplish his success as an author, is an outlier in his field.
Andrew Jackson, the seventh president of the United States, is known for many accomplishments during his time. Known as “Old Hickory”, Jackson was a man that meant straight business and was the only American whose name graces a whole period in our history. Known for defeating the British in the town of New Orleans, Jackson ranks as one among the greatest presidents of the United States of America. He was also the first president to build a modern political party, known as the Democrats, and the first president to maintain a large circle of private advisers, known as the kitchen cabinets. Also known for his vetoing of bills, he declined more bills than all presidents before him.
William Shakespeare is such an eminent writer whose works are in the annals of great writings even in the 21st century. There is only one reason why Shakespeare’s plays are still alive and read 400 years after they were written; his mastery over clear
Alexander Hamilton (2004) is a detailed true story of one of the most important figures in American history. It is based on Hamilton’s early life. As a politician, as a revolutionary war hero, and the first treasury secretary, Hamilton dedicated his life and intellect to unifying and strengthening the United States. Hamilton in truth did perhaps more than any other one person to secure the power of the American Union. Though he was never president, he was a hero deemed as a true founding father, title he kept till his death.
The President of the United States of America is an esteemed position many have served. However, few have shown true heroisism and greatness as well as held this important office. These few shine brightly in history and some are memorialized in stone. Of these Thomas Jefferson was the strongest president influentially because he served the Union for years before his presidency and he contributed to one of the most important documents in our history and pushed westward expansion. Firstly, Thomas Jefferson was the strongest president because he served the Union for years before his presidency.
“Franklin was born in Boston on January 17, 1706 (January 6, 1705, in the old style calendar) of very humble origins, origins that always struck Franklin himself as poor.”(Wood,17) He proved throughout his life that he was quite the renaissance man, showing expertise in many professions and fields from Author to Inventor. Franklin proved time and time again that he was intellectually capable of doing pretty much anything. Franklin's status of being a founding father has proven how much of a staple he was in finding the United States of America. Even though he was never President of the United States, In 1753 Franklin became a royal officeholder, deputy postmaster general, in charge of mail in all the northern colonies (Encyclopedia Britannica). Something I found interesting in my research was that “in 1774, Benjamin Franklin was dismissed as joint postmaster general for the Crown because he was judged too sympathetic to the colonies.”(USPS).
He is seen as a giant of a man, but he was of average height. He only spent eighty-four years on earth, but he was a man of many faces and many roles for our nation. He is the ultimate symbol of a true American citizen. He is one of the most respected and recognizable people in America. From the 1700’s to the present, it is virtually impossible to find a resume that is comparable with his life experiences.
In his book Smarter Than You Think, Clive Thompson aims to persuade the readers into believing that technology has had a positive impact on our society and the World as a whole. He claims that technology has improved our retention rates, allows us to write and think with global audiences and even improves our senses. How does he persuade us to believe his claims? He gives us many examples of people and their inventions, and how these inventions have had positive impacts on our society. One example he gives us is Ory Okolloh, a woman who created a website that played an important role during the disputed presidential elections in Kenya in 2007.
The generation that grew up during the Great Depression and fought in World War 2 was able to do every single one of these things and prove that they are in fact the greatest generation. While other generations had breakthroughs in equality and improved the world around them, no generation has done what the Greatest Generation had been able to
Considered to be one of the most creative authors of the 20th century, Ray Bradbury is best known for his whimsical imagination and ability to bring fantastic, and sometimes even unreal, ideas to life through his writing. With a career spanning over 70 years, and more than 500 published works to his name, Bradbury has rightfully earned his title as "one of the most influential science fiction writers of our time". Born in Waukegan, Illinois in 1920, Ray Bradbury was not always interested in writing. It was only after a trip to his local carnival at the age of twelve that his imigination was ignited. A magician by the name of Mr. Electrico put on a show that would change not only the way young Bradbury viewed literature, but the way he viewed
Citizen Kane is a 1941 American drama film by Orson Welles, its producer, co-author, director and star. The picture was Welles 's first feature film. Nominated for Academy Awards in nine categories, it won an Academy Award for Best Writing by Herman J. Mankiewicz and Welles. Considered by many critics, filmmakers, and fans to be the greatest film ever made, Citizen Kane was voted the greatest film of all time in five consecutive Sight & Sound polls of critics, until it was displaced by Vertigo in the 2012 poll. It topped the American Film Institute 's 100 Years ... 100 Movies list in 1998, as well as AFI 's 2007 update.