Wayne Gretzky - Comparison of two Biographies Anonymous In this essay, I need to compare two biographies of a famous person. I will plot out the difference and compare the two books considering point of view, bias, aim, omission, interest and interpretation. This person is my hero and idol. He is one of the great player in the history of hockey. He set the all-time NHL scoring record in 26 seasons and got four Stanley cup in a row from 1984-1988. He is Wayne Gretzky, the most brilliant and talen
Why did jews play such a disproportionate part in the cultural life of fin de siecle Vienna ? Jack Elliot Mythenbildung ist wie kristallisation in der gesattigten salzlosung: es wird dann im entscheidenden augenblick alles mythisch Arthur Schnitzler (Buch der Freunde) (1) Viennese Jews proportionally did have more representatives in the cultural sphere. This can be because they had the means, ways and opportunity to exploit their situation to pursue the arts. Steven Beller states quite unequiv
Albert Einstein: One of the Smartest People to Live Susanne Murphy One of the smartest people ever to live, Albert Einstein, changed our society's development forever with his views, theories, and developments. Einstein was born in Ulm, Germany on March 14, 1879. He was the only son of Hermann and Pauline Kech Einstein. He spent his youth in Munich, where his family owned a small electrical equipment plant. He did not talk until the age of three and by the age of nine, was still not fluent in hi
Form and Malignant Form Every type of human activity has a malignant equivalent. The pursuit of happiness, the accumulation of wealth, the exercise of power, the love of one's self are all tools in the struggle to survive and, as such, are commendable. They do, however, have malignant counterparts: pursuing pleasures (hedonism), greed and avarice as manifested in criminal activities, murderous authoritarian regimes and narcissism. What sets the malignant versions apart from the benign ones? Phen
Ron Howard havoc Ronald William Howard was born March 1st, 1954 in Duncan, Oklahoma. He is the older of two brothers. His parents, Rance Howard his father was an actor, director and writer, his mother Jean Howard was an actress, in 1959 his family relocated to Hollywood. Young Ron quickly joined the family business and his first television role was on an episode of ?Playhouse 90? and was followed by an appearance on ?The Red Skelton Show.? He also was in four episodes of ?Denis the Menace? and f
George Washington charlie brown Washington, George (1732-99), commander in chief of the Continental army during the American Revolution, and later the first president of the United States. He symbolized qualities of discipline, aristocratic duty, military orthodoxy, and persistence in adversity that his contemporaries particularly valued as marks of mature political leadership. Washington was born on February 22, 1732, in Westmoreland County, Virginia, the eldest son of Augustine Washington, a V
Ralph Waldo Emerson Unknown Introduction Ralph Waldo Emerson ...was truly one of our great geniuses even though he may have a short biography (Hodgins 212). But as Emerson once said himself, Great geniuses have the shortest biographies. Emerson was also a major leader of the philosophical movement of Transcendentalism. (Encarta 1) Transcendentalism was belief in a higher reality than that found everyday life that a human can achieve. Biographical Information Emerson was born on May 25, 180
What Drives History? Unknown History is the Essence of Innumerable Biographies -Thomas Carlyle What drives history? Before we answer this question, we must go deeper and answer a more important question: What is history? History is, simply, all of the events, ideas, people, and occurrences that have existed in the past. These things have been driven by one common factor: individuals. Although individuals driving history may seem like a rather simple answer, it is the only one that provides no
Wikipedia (pronounced /Őwjkh»pi–di.Y/ WI-ki-PEE-dee-Y) is a free,[4] web-based, collaborative, multilingual encyclopedia project supported by the non-profit Wikimedia Foundation. Its name is a portmanteau of the words wiki (a technology for creating collaborative websites, from the Hawaiian word wiki, meaning quick) and encyclopedia. Wikipedia's 14 million articles (3.2 million in English) have been written collaboratively by volunteers around the world, and almost all of its articles can be e
Poetry (from the [Greek] 'poiesis'/ņŅĮ∑√Ļ¬ [poieo/ņŅĻĶ…], a making: a forming, creating, or the art of poetry, or a poem) is a form of literary art in which language is used for its aesthetic and evocative qualities in addition to, or in lieu of, its apparent meaning. Poetry may be written independently, as discrete poems, or may occur in conjunction with other arts, as in poetic drama, hymns, lyrics, or prose poetry. It is published in dedicated magazines (the longest established being Poetry a
The pleasures of reading Animals may have moments of pleasure but only man has got a lot to do with it. It is through our sense organs that we enjoy pleasure. The sense of smell, sight, hearing, touch and taste each brings pleasure. Even the baby as soon as it is born feels the pleasure of sucking and the comfort of being cuddled in the wads of cloth in the mother\'s lap. But for the pleasing smell we will not be able to enjoy our food. We are thrilled by the sight of ice capped mountains or the
Women's Rights Movement Abstract How did the Womenís Rights Movement come about? Women were not allowed to vote. Typically, they were unable to attend college. Often, they could not get jobs, and if they did, they were paid less than men for the same work. They could not own property, and in some cases, if they had money and got married, the money became the husbandís property. The Womenís Rights Movement started because women were sick of the unfair treatment. Women have fought for equality and
The Holocaust was one of the greatest tragedies, the world has ever known. There were many key people who participated in this heinous genocide. However, some get more attention than others. Adolf Eichmann was one of them. Eichmann, Adolf, 1906Ė62, German National Socialist official. Eichmann joined the Austrian Nazi Party in April 1932, rising quickly through the ranks of the Nazi SS hierarchy as he traveled through Nazi-controlled territory in search of Jewish populations. He introduced the d
RIZAL WITHOUT THE OVERCOAT By: Ambeth R. Ocampo Biography Lamberto R. Ocampo , better known as   Ambeth R. Ocampo   (born 13 August 1961) is a   Filipino   historian, academic, journalist, cultural administrator and author best known for his writings about Philippines' national hero   Jose Rizal   and for   Looking Back , his bi-weekly editorial page column in the   Philippine Daily Inquirer . He has served as the   Chairman of the National Historical Commission of the Philippines   i
RIZAL : PHILIPPINE NATIONALIST AND MARTYR By: Austin Coates Biography Austin Coates (1922-1997) was a British civil servant, writer and traveler. He was the son of noted English composer Eric Coates. Austin Coates wrote extensively on topics related to the Asia-Pacific region, particularly Hong Kong and Macau. He was first connected to the East through his service for the Royal Air Force intelligence in India, Burma, Malaysia and Indonesia in the Second World War. After the war, he