The Life Story Of Al Capone - 1,016 words
For several years after Capone arrived in Chicago, things were comparatively quiet among the various gangs that had carved up Chicago's rackets. Nonetheless, reform-minded William E. Dever succeeded the spectacularly corrupt Mayor "Big Bill" Thompson. With city government nominally in the hands of an earnest reformer, the daily process of payoffs and corruption became more complicated. Torrio and Capone decided to put many operations out of the city into the suburb of Cicero, where they could purchase the entire city government and police department. Shortly after opening up a brothel in Cicero, Torrio took his elderly mother back to live in Italy, leaving Capone in charge of the business in ...
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The Life Story Of Al Capone - 1,065 words
... Brewery. Knowing full well that there was going to be a raid, O'Banion arranged to close the deal with Torrio at the brewery. Not only did Torrio end up in jail, but O'Banion refused to return the money for a now padlocked brewery. Even worse, he bragged about how he had tricked Torrio. His fate was sealed. Dion's flower shop Mike Merlo, the head of the Unione Sicilana in Chicago, a group that provided national cover to gangsters of that era, died of cancer. A huge funeral was planned in which Dion, florist to the gangs, naturally had a large role. Frankie Yale, head of the powerful New York branch, agreed with Torrio and Capone that Angelo Genna, who Dion had just humiliated over a gamb ...
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Life Story And Biography Of Ethel Rosenberg - 1,195 words
Ethel Greenglass Rosenberg was born on September 28, 1915. Along with her parents and 3 brothers, David, Sam and Bernard, she lived on Sheriff Street in the Lower East Side of New York City (Ethel Rosenberg, par. 1). Mr. and Mrs. Greenglass raised their children in a strict Jewish home. They attended both Hebrew and public schools growing up (Ethel Rosenberg, par. 1). Ethel Greenglass attended Seward Park High School where she graduated 1 year early in hopes that she would go on to college (Green 601). Like many young girls, Miss Greenglass also had dreams of singing and acting, but her parents quickly dismissed these dreams with reality. She was forced to give up her dream temporarily and e ...
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Braque The Fogotten Cubist Master - 992 words
... his career. The events which conspired during WWI and the years that followed boosted Picasso's Popularity while diminished Braque's.(Frank,18) At this point in history, 1914, Braque left the art scene to fight in the war. He entered the army as an infantry sergeant and served with distinction, being decorated twice in 1914 for bravery. In 1915 he suffered a serious head wound, which was followed by a trepanation, several months in the hospital, and a long period of convalescence at home at Sorgues. During this period he added to the aphorisms he had been in the habit of scribbling on the margins of drawings, and in 1917 a collection of these sayings, put together by his friend the poet ...
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Dont You Dare Read This Mrs Dunphery - 1,070 words
I almost wrote Dont you dare read this Mrs. Dunphrey by your name, but just out of habit. But it would be pretty stupid to send you a letter and not let you read it right? Before you get too excited about me writing, I should let you know that this is a assignment. Not for school but from my family therapist that Matt, Mom and I have been seeing every week.(Thats right Mom, I explain.)The therapist, Mr. Sarcusi says that showing your feelings is healthy. He says after everything that has happened, I have a reason to feel betrayed. He also said that all teenagers feel betrayed anyway. He told to write about myself and pretend I was talking to someone that didnt know my whole life story. I tho ...
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Henry Ford - 1,172 words
... needed. When Henry Ford came out with this idea of using mass-production, he had many quotes like; "Good work is hard unless you have good tools and clean surroundings. Employees and employers ought to be treated by the same standard. Are they indifferent?" Or, "Old production methods say that machines must aid man. Our idea is that man should aid the machine." He also said this, "Hard labor is for machines, not people." (The Story of Henry Ford). A few months after this assembly line was introduced Ford's workers started to get extremely angry because they were making more cars, and getting the same amount of pay. Because of this, the workers started quitting their jobs, which caused Fo ...
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Audie Murphy - 508 words
This is Audie Murphy's life story. At the tender age of 12, he becomes the head of the family after his father deserts them. He joins the army at the age of 18 and through the course of the war is decorated for valor nine times thus becoming the most decorated combat soldier in World War II. Audie does one of the bravest acts any soldier ever did during the war. He climbs aboard a burning tank destroyer and single handedly keeps the enemy from advancing on his position. He spends almost an hour on top of the tank destroyer until his ammunition is exhausted. Seconds later after climbing off the tank destroyer, it explodes. For this action, Audie receives the Medal of Honor. CAPT, INF, TEX NG ...
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The Role Of Jinnah In The Formation Of Pakistan - 2,266 words
Father of the Nation Quaid-i-Azam Mohammad Ali Jinnah's achievement as the founder of Pakistan, dominates everything else he did in his long and crowded public life spanning some 42 years. Yet, by any standard, his was an eventful life, his personality multidimensional and his achievements in other fields were many, if not equally great. Indeed, several were the roles he had played with distinction: at one time or another, he was one of the greatest legal luminaries India had produced during the first half of the century, an `ambassador of Hindu-Muslim unity, a great constitutionalist, a distinguished parliamentarian, a top-notch politician, an indefatigable freedom-fighter, a dynamic Muslim ...
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Louis Riel Hero Or Traitor - 360 words
Louis Riel was an interesting character. He was Metis, educated in Montreal. When Canada bought land between Ontario and British Columbia from The Hudson Bay Company, Riel urged them to stand up to the government. For they were moving in and just giving away land that the Metis had been living on for years. Riel wanted to take action right away and made prisoners of the first settlers to come. This, I think was a bad move, first I think he should have voiced the opinion of the Metis people living on the land at the time, then if the government didn't act on it, they could retaliate. But I do believe they were standing up for a good cause. How would we feel if the USA just passed an Act sayin ...
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Unwritten Self - 1,683 words
Harriet Jacobs in Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl uses clear detail and straightforward language, except when talking about her sexual history, to fully describe what it is like to be a slave. Jacobs says that Northerners only think of slavery as perpetual bondage; they don't know the depth of degradation there is to that word. She believes that no one could truly understand how slavery really is unless they have gone through it. Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl do not only tell about the physical pains and hard labor that she went through. It mostly concentrates on the emotional viewpoints on it and what it did to shape who she is. When writing her story, Jacobs had a clear motiv ...
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Comparisons Of Real And Fiction - 1,030 words
While reading the book Theft by Joyce Carol Oates I found that often enough or for the whole time I did not think that the story was fiction at all. It drew me into its reality and then gave it an ending for me to rest on. The biggest part of this story to making someone think it is a real true life story of someones, was the ending when it told what happened to everyone, That fall, Mayra learned that Imogene was living in New York City. She had broken off her engagement over the summer; she had joined a troupe of semiprofessional actors, and lived in an apartment off St. Marks Square, (Theft, pg. 507). This quote to a person reading the book would see this as a true story for the simple fac ...
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Scott Odell - 1,355 words
... cott ODells early life he had a inspiration inside of him that was not revealed until after he achieved success in his professional life. During his college years he always showed an interest in words. One way he showed that interest was by becoming an editor for some time, then a director. During this time, all of his ideas were stored up in his head, to then begin his writings. He directed his first books towards adults. In the long run, he found that more of his interest lie in creating childrens writings. Scott ODell wrote his first book for children in 1960. It all began in Los Angeles, California. Scott ODell was born on May 23,1898, to Bennett Mason, an official of the Union Pacif ...
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The Loneliest Man - 1,086 words
... al statement in a speech in Paris. Robeson, alongside Robinson, stated (something to the effect) that, it would be unthinkable for black Americans to fight in a war against Russia because blacks were treated better in Russia than they were in the United States (Scott 227). In retaliation, the House Un-American Activities Committee assembled hearings in which they subpoenaed other prominent African Americans to testify about Robesons statement. The first one they called was Jackie Robinson. Not eager to testify, but knowing full well that refusing to cooperate with the HUAC might result in the termination of his athletic career, Jackie, with encouragement by the Dodger organization, agree ...
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Montana - 1,185 words
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Holden Cufield - 1,355 words
Jerome David Salinger was a very famous American author who wrote several books. One of his most successful books was The Catcher in the Rye. Other works by Salinger include the short story collection Nine Stories, Franny and Zooey, and Raise High The Beam, Carpenter and Seymour. In the book The Catcher in the Rye Holden Caulfield, became a model of the rebellious and confused adolescent who detected the phoniness of the adult world. (Microsoft Encyclopedia 98). This showed that he had a serious psychological problem. He never wanted to grow up and, he also never wanted his sister to face the world. He thought that the world was too bad for her to go out to because of the problems he faced i ...
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Ethan Frome - 1,462 words
Gerard Moreno September 10, 1999 This book begins with a Prologue and ends with an Epilogue. It begins with the narrator stuck in the snow and unable to get home. Ethan Frome gives him a ride to his house so he can stay there and sleep unitl the storm dies down. The narrator has always been curious about Ethan Frome and others in the New England town that they lived in. During the narrator's short stay at the Frome household, he learns a lot The narrator begins to learn about Ethan's early life as a young man. Ethan drops out of college because his father is killed in an accident. He has to take care of the mill and the farm. Ethan's mother is ill and when her condition worsens, Ethan has to ...
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How To Find A Good Boyfreind - 1,103 words
These days it is hard to find a good boyfriend. Guys are like parking spaces. The good ones are taken and the rest are handicapped. I have never really had any luck with finding an all around good guy. I guess maybe it was because of the way I went about finding a boyfriend. I tend to look for the good-looking guys, but I never really get to know them before I decide to date them. My past experiences with some of my ex-boyfriends has inspired me to go about a whole different approach while looking for a boyfriend. Before I spend time, effort and countless phone calls with my friends obsessing over a guy, I have decided to do a little investigating before I declare my underlying crush. This w ...
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Tsitsi Dangarembga - 1,756 words
Tsitsi Dangarembga: A Blend of Two Characters The novel Nervous Conditions by Tsitsi Dangarembga was written as an attempt to recount the tales of an African girl's coming of age in colonial Rhodesia in the 1960's. While one can see that Dangarembga's story is autobiographical one can also see that her life is represented by parts of more than one character. Tsitsi Dangarembga's life story can be found by fusing the characters of Tambu and Nayasha into one. Through her portrayals of Tambu and Nayasha she examines the internal conflict of her desire to cling to her African identity and balance it with her English upbringing. The development of the characters Tambu and Nayasha is a result of T ...
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Marco Polo - 834 words
The city of Korcula, in the opinion of its many distinguished visitors throughout its rich history, is one of the most attractive and best preserved towns from the Middle Ages in the Mediterranean area. The island of the same name is one in the long string of 'pearls' forming great archipelago that runs along the eastern coast of the Adriatic Sea; rightfully the pride of the Republic of Croatia. Why the modern tourist at the end of the twentieth century (though not acquainted with the details with the rich history) is immediately consciouss of the connection between Korcula and Marko Polo is an interesting question. Does the knowledge come merely from tourist slogans and publicity, or from a ...
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Roaring Twenties - 1,762 words
... the 1920s were considered a roaring time marked with prosperity and good times, than one was overlooking the growing problems Prohibition was creating. The 1920s were also marked by prosperity in another aspect of society: the nations love for sports. Taking the family to the ballpark on Sunday to root for your favorite player, or listening to the Monsters of the Midway on the radio was a way to get ones mind off the rigors of everyday life. The 1920s were a time of dominance for the Chicago Bears and their star player Red Grange. So dominant were they that they earned the nickname Monsters of the Midway. On November 30, 1925, the Bears defeated a strong Columbus team 14 to 13 to wrap up ...
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