Representative Men

Representative Men PDF Book
  • Author : Ralph Waldo Emerson
  • Publisher : 1st World Publishing
  • Release : 2004-09
  • ISBN : 9781595404473
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Purchase one of 1st World Library's Classic Books and help support our free internet library of downloadable eBooks. Visit us online at www.1stWorldLibrary.ORG - - IT IS NATURAL to believe in great men. If the companions of our childhood should turn out to be heroes, and their condition regal it would not surprise us. All mythology opens with demigods, and the circumstance is high and poetic; that is, their genius is paramount. In the legends of the Gautama, the first men ate the earth and found it deliciously sweet. Nature seems to exist for the excellent. The world is upheld by the veracity of good men: they make the earth wholesome. They who lived with them found life glad and nutritious. Life is sweet and tolerable only in our belief in such society; and, actually or ideally, we manage to live with superiors. We call our children and our lands by their names. Their names are wrought into the verbs of language, their works and effigies are in our houses, and every circumstance of the day recalls an anecdote of them.

Representative Men

Representative Men PDF Book
  • Author : Ralph Waldo Emerson
  • Publisher : Library of Alexandria
  • Release : 1968
  • ISBN : 9781465577504
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Twain in His Own Time

Twain in His Own Time PDF Book
  • Author : Gary Scharnhorst
  • Publisher : University of Iowa Press
  • Release : 2010-04-15
  • ISBN : 9781587299513
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Never one to suffer fools gladly, especially if they wore crinolines, Mark Twain lost as many friends as he made, and he targeted them all indiscriminately. The first major American writer born west of the Mississippi River, he enjoys a reputation unrivaled in American literary history, and from the beginning of his career he tried to control that reputation by fiercely protecting his public persona. Not a debunking account of Twain’s life but refreshingly immune from his relentless image making, Gary Scharnhorst’s Twain in His Own Time offers an anecdotal version of Twain’s life over which the master spin-doctor had virtually no control. The ninety-four recollections gathered in Twain in His Own Time form an unsanitized, collaborative biography designed to provide a multitude of perspectives on the iconic author. Opening with an interview with his mother that has never been reprinted, it includes memoirs by his daughters and by men who knew him when he was roughing it in Nevada and California, an interview with the pilot who taught him to navigate the Mississippi River, reminiscences from his illustrators E. M. Kemble and Dan Beard and two of his so-called adolescent angelfish, contributions from politicians and from such literary figures as Dan De Quille and George Bernard Shaw, and one of the most damning assessments of his character—by the author Frank Harris—ever published. Each entry is introduced by a brief explanation of its historical and cultural context; explanatory notes provide further information about people and places; and Scharnhorst’s introduction and chronology of Twain’s eventful life are comprehensive and detailed. Dozens of lively primary sources published incrementally over more than eighty years, most recorded after his death, illustrate the complexities of this flamboyant, outspoken personality in a way that no single biographer could.

When They Were 22

When They Were 22 PDF Book
  • Author : Brad Dunn
  • Publisher : Andrews McMeel Publishing
  • Release : 2006-03
  • ISBN : 0740758101
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The author focuses on a single year in 100 extraordinary live to capture the mistakes and triumphs on the way to success.

A Fallen Eagle

A Fallen Eagle PDF Book
  • Author : Clarence P. Cowart
  • Publisher : Dog Ear Publishing
  • Release : 2009-03
  • ISBN : 9781598589375
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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"A Fallen Eagle" is the true story of a young boy from East Texas, who volunteered for service in 1942. He entered the service with only a high school education and limited experience, other than working on a farm. His desire to be a pilot drove him to overcome numerous obstacles to be accepted into pilot training. He persevered through rigorous training to earn his wings. After receiving his wings, he became a B-24 pilot assigned to the 722nd Squadron of the 450th Bomb Group. When his unit training was completed, he was assigned to the 15th Air Force, operating out of Italy. He flew missions over most of Europe and the Balkans. Through over 75 of his personal letters, he shares his experiences, both emotional and physical, as he went from being a farm boy to being a heavy bomber pilot. He flew in dangerous combat situations, saw the horrors of aerial battle, and ultimately, gave his life in the service of his country. The human side of the tragedy is told not only in his letters, but by letters of the crew's next of kin and government correspondence in the aftermath. The final chapter describes the detailed government process to recover, make positive identification, and return his remains to the states. CLARENCE P. COWART was born in Groves, Texas, grew up in Jasper, Texas and graduated from Texas A & M College. Upon his graduation, he entered the service at Ft. Bliss, Texas and graduated from Missile School. After serving his active duty obligation, he returned to East Texas and joined the Army Reserves. His first assignment was as a Platoon Leader in an infantry unit. His next assignment was in an Artillery Unit in Beaumont, Texas where he served in several positions. He served four years as Headquarters Company Commander in a support group. Through the years he served in several units, the last was as the Commander of a transportation battalion. After twenty-one years of service he retired as a Lt. Colonel. While serving in the reserves, his civilian jobs involved working in numerous positions in municipal government in Southeast Texas. He retired from the City of Beaumont. He and his wife, Dixie raised two children. They now have four grandchildren and one great granddaughter. They are retired and currently live in Lumberton, Texas. Colonel Cowart is active in the church where he attends, is an avid hunter, competitive shooter, and military arms collector. He operates a part-time design and inspection service from his home. His interest in WWII history led him to write "A Fallen Eagle."

Johnnie Cochran

Johnnie Cochran PDF Book
  • Author : Facts On File, Incorporated
  • Publisher : Infobase Publishing
  • Release : 2009-01-01
  • ISBN : 9781438100852
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Each title features: - In Their Own Words boxes offering selected quotations from the subject - Did You Know? boxes that highlight fascinating facts about each person - Chronology, suggestions for further reading, and a listing of related Web sites. - A final chapter that delves into the legacy of the subject's thoughts and deeds for new generations of black Americans.

Washington Diplomacy

Washington Diplomacy PDF Book
  • Author : John Shaw
  • Publisher : Algora Publishing
  • Release : 2007
  • ISBN : 9780875861722
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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60+ interviews from the Washington Diplomat give insights into the forces intersecting and reflecting in the world today.

Washington Diplomacy

Washington Diplomacy PDF Book
  • Author : John Shaw
  • Publisher : Algora Publishing
  • Release : 2002
  • ISBN : 9780875861616
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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A Washington Diplomat columnist interviews 66 influ-ential figures, giving us deep insights into policy, politics and current affairs. With an eloquent introduction by Sen. Chuck Hagel.

Washington Diplomacy

Washington Diplomacy PDF Book
  • Author : John Shaw
  • Publisher : Algora Publishing
  • Release : 2002
  • ISBN : 9780875861609
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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A Washington Diplomat columnist interviews 66 influ-ential figures, giving us deep insights into policy, politics and current affairs. With an eloquent introduction by Sen. Chuck Hagel.

Guide to Reference in Genealogy and Biography

Guide to Reference in Genealogy and Biography PDF Book
  • Author : Mary K. Mannix
  • Publisher : American Library Association
  • Release : 2014-12
  • ISBN : 9780838912942
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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An excellent starting point for both reference librarians and for library users seeking information about family history and the lives of others, this resource is drawn from the authoritative database of Guide to Reference, voted Best Professional Resource Database by Library Journal readers in 2012. Biographical resources have long been of interest to researchers and general readers, and this title directs readers to the best biographical sources for all regions of the world. For interest in the lives of those not found in biographical resources, this title also serves as a guide to the most useful genealogical resources. Profiling more than 1400 print and electronic sources, this book helps connect librarians and researchers to the most relevant sources of information in genealogy and biography.

Ethnicity Belonging and Biography

Ethnicity  Belonging and Biography PDF Book
  • Author : Gabriele Rosenthal
  • Publisher : LIT Verlag Münster
  • Release : 2009
  • ISBN : 9783825816117
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The subjects of ethnicity and collective belonging have enjoyed high priority on the agenda of social science research over the last 20 years. Nevertheless there is need (and considerable scope) for further mutual adjustment and refinement of theoretical concepts, substantive empirical discoveries and research techniques. This volume offers a contribution to such efforts by leading practitioners of qualitative research with backgrounds in diverse disciplines. Their research focuses on the perspectives and biographical experiences of concrete "historical" actors within the contexts of migration, cultural diversity and social conflicts.