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Philosophical Biography on Zen Master Dogen

Master Dogen is one of the most famous Zen patriarchs. His teaching had great impact on the development of Zen. His writings have become fundamental texts of Zen Buddhism. Dogen’s works, such as Genjo Koan, Uji, Yuibutsu Yobutsu, Sansuikyo, Zenki, and Tenzo Kyokun contain the very essence of Zen Buddhism. His major work Shobogenzo became… View Article

Biography of Wilma Mankiller

Wilma Pearl Mankiller was born on November 18th in Tahlequah, the capital of the Cherokee nation, Oklahoma. She lived in Mankiller Flats till she was ten years old. Then her family was moved to California when the Indian Affair Relocation program took place. Her father Charlie Mankiller was a Cherokee whereas her mother Irene Mankiller… View Article

The Land of Enchantment by Marian Russell

The book titled “Land of Enchantment” by Marian Russell (1845-1936) is an account of her travels along the Santa Fe Trail as a child during the 1850s and 1860s. The book is addressed to her daughter in law, Miss Hal Russell, to whom she dictated it in the 1930s. But, the aim of the book,… View Article

The Rejection Of The White World

Thesis Statement: In the ‘Dutchman’, Leroy Jones attempts to highlight the notion that black Americans were angry and frustrated by how they were treated by the White majority. He seems to suggest that the play projected black “manhood” and identity to the extent that the blacks were attempting to make an emphatic gesture of rejection… View Article

Leaders in the States’ Rights Debate

John Caldwell Calhoun was born the 4th child, and 3rd son, of Patrick and Martha Calhoun on March 18, 1782 in the backwoods of Abbeville, South Carolina. His father got really sick when he was just 17 years old. He was forced to quit school and work on the family farm. Eventually though with help… View Article

Thought paper based on Buffalo Bill

William F. Cody (Buffalo Bill) was born on the 26th of February 1846 in Iowa. In Don Russell’s authoritative biography, The Lives and Legends of Buffalo Bill, William Cody’s lineage was traced to Philippe Le Caude of the Isle of Jersey, who married Marthe Le Brocq of Guernsey in the parish of St. Brelades, Isle… View Article

Re-Made in Japan by Joseph Jay Tobin

Re-Made in Japan, edited by Joseph Jay Tobin, is a collection of essays which study Japan’s post-World War II consumption habits and is predicated on the idea that if “in Japan students study hard and workers work hard, it is equally true that pleasure seekers play hard and consumers consume hard” (Tobin, 1992, p. 1). … View Article

Ron Chernow’s Titan: The Life of John D. Rockefeller, Sr.

Ron Chernow’s Titan: The Life of John D. Rockefeller, Sr. presents the life story of John D. Rockefeller, the world’s first billionaire and the epitome of the self-made man. Chernow begins the book by providing the reader four quotations, all of which make an attempt to justify who and what Rockefeller was, as well as… View Article

Lee Harvey Oswald

Oswald was born in New Orleans on October 18, 1939, to Robert Edward lee Oswald, Sr. and Marguerite Frances Clavier. Oswald had two older siblings. Brother Robert Edward lee Oswald, Jr. and half-brother John Edward Pic. Oswald’s father died prior to Oswald’s birth, marguerite raised her sons alone. On may 7,1945; his mother married Edwin… View Article

General George S Patton Jr

Some men are born and made for war. They relish the challenge it provides and yearn for the glory it brings. Such a man was General George S. Patton Jr. who distinguished himself in several wars and is famed for being one of the best tank commanders of World War II. Born on November 11,… View Article

Life and Works of Gregory Crewdson

Gregory Crewdson was born in Park Slope, a neighborhood of Brooklyn, New York. As a teenager, he was a member of a punk rock group called “The Speedies” that hit the New York scene and sold out shows all over town. Their hit song “Let Me Take Your Foto” is a signal of what Crewdson’s… View Article

Biography of Allan Pinkerton

Allan Pinkerton was the founder of one of the most top detective agencies in American. Allan Pinkerton was born in Glasgow, Scotland in 1819. Pinkerton was the son of a police sergeant who ended up getting injured on the job and he was not able to work which caused Pinkerton to grow up in poverty…. View Article

Saint Bernadette

Bernadette was the daughter of Francois Soubirous, a miller, and his wife Louise, a laundress, and was the eldest of five children who survived infancy. Bernadette was born on 7 January 1844, and baptized at the local parish church, St. Pierre’s, on January 9. Bernadette’s poor family lived in a single un-heated room. On 11… View Article

Ahmed Hassan Zewail

Ahmad Hassan Zewail, were a chemist and physicist, born in Damanhur, Egypt, east of Alexandria, in 1946. He studied at Alexandria and Pennsylvania universities, and then moved to California, where he joined the California Institute of Technology in 1976. His research has been in the development of ultra fast lasers and electrons for studies of… View Article

Robert Edward Lee

Robert E. Lee was a Confederate General in the American Civil War. He was born January 19, 1807 in Stratford, Westmoreland County, Virginia. He was the youngest son of the Revolutionary War hero general Henry Lee, who was also known as “Light-Horse Harry Lee”. He married Mary; daughter of G. W. P. Custis, the adopted… View Article