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Charles V World Biography
1,126 wordsNo one knows exactly when the Italian artist, Tiziano Vecellio, was born. Over the centuries, there has been a great deal of confusion concerning the date, due to a misprint in his biography by sixteenth century art historian, Giorgio Vasari. Vasari recorded the date as 1480, but the progress of Tiziano Vecellio's work, as well as other documented sources, announce his date of birth to be sometime between 1488 and 1490. (Magill 2310) The place of his birth was Piece de Care, in the Alps north of...
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Gandhi A Man Of Principle
1,078 words... unit that when one is pushed towards injustice, one must simply refuse and not fight back. To take the blows of their oppressors and not become servants would have both moral and practical value. Morally, violence and hatred are wrong by most, if not all, religions. Often though, some form of self-defense is considered excusable. Gandhi said I cannot intentionally hurt anything that lives, much less human beings, even though they may do the greatest wrong to me (Logue, 23). He also said of c...
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Complete History Of Prohibition In The United States
1,278 wordsProhibition led to the bootlegging of liquor and the gang wars of the 1920 s. The most notorious gangster of all time, known as Al Capone, was the most powerful mob leader of his era. He dominated organized crime in the Chicago area from 1925 until 1931 Capone had liked that idea. Later that year the Prohibition act came into affect and Capone became interested in selling illegal whiskey and other alcoholic beverages. Al Capone was America's best known gangster and greatest symbol of destruction...
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Puritan Themes In Nathaniel Hawthorne Writing
842 wordsAmerican novelist and nineteenth century writer Nathaniel Hawthorne was the first writer to apply artistic judgment to Puritan society. There were many transcendentalists during Hawthorne's time period, but his works showed little optimism and self-confidence. Most of his works were written from a Puritan preoccupation (Compton's Encyclopedia, 83). With a series of short stories and novels that brought back the life of New England's Puritan past, Hawthorne achieved one of the most distinguished ...
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Rudyard Kipling And Poetry
1,814 words"Kipling strikes me as personally the most complete man of genius that I have ever known" (Ricketts 270). Such was Henry James' opinion regarding Rudyard Kipling. Surely a man held in such esteem would be capable of becoming an accomplished poet. However, Kipling became a very disputed author. He produced works that caught the eye of many critics, receiving both positive and negative attention particularly in the genre of poetry. Because of the content, style, and time period in which Kipling wr...
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Put An End 20 Th Century
2,463 wordsMany people all over the world look for an outlet for which they can improve their quality of life. They strive to find the means of transforming their dreams into reality. Communism, to people everywhere, has offered the means for transforming the dream of economic equality into reality, throughout history. Communism, however, like various other political and economic movements in the history of man, has become a distant realization. Communism is a political and economic movement brought out to...
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Predatory Pricing Standard Oil
1,064 wordsGates vs. Rockefeller (an epic duel between to huge business moguls) Over the years there have been many businesses and businessman. Some have prospered and some have lost everything. But only a select few have ever dominated an entire market and form a true monopoly. The government forbids such businesses but people still strive to achieve such stature. The two true powerhouses of the past 300 years in the business world would undoubtedly be William Henry Gates 3 rd and John Davison Rockefeller...
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