People Essays

Don Cherry
Don Cherry Don Cherry, born and raised in Kingston Ontario, is known for his openness, often debatable and always amusing commentary. Mr. Cherry can be seen weekly during the National Hockey League season. He has a segment during the first intermission, every Saturday on CBC\'s Hockey Night In Canada called the Coach\'s Corner. Don grew up playing hockey, for he was playing in the OHL by the time he was 17. Unfortunately, Don never made it big, but he managed to make his way around ...

Don Juan Ponce de Leon
Don Juan Ponce de Leon Spanish 10th essay Ponce De Leon Don Juan Ponce de Leon "To bad he had to kick the bucket!" Don Juan Ponce de Leon was a Spanish conqueror and explorer. He was born around 1460 in San Tervas de Campos, Spain. Ponce de Leon lived during an age of great discovery and excitement. Ponce de Leon is well known, claiming and naming what is now Florida, the discovery of Puerto Rico, and his never-ending search for the old time classic, the Fountain of Yout...

Don pepe figueres
Don pepe figueres Like Castro, Gueverra, and Sandino, Jose Figueres Ferrer holds a place as one of the most important revolutionary and political forces in Latin American history. This so-called “father of modern Costa Rica” led his country to revolution and eventual democracy. Known affectionately as “Don Pepe” by his admirers, Figueres was both an enemy of communist and a thorn in the side of the United States. While putting down a communist regime and allying ...

Don quixote
Don quixote Don Quixote Miguel de Cervantes Saaverda 1st ed. 1605 Don Quixote, written around four hundred years ago, has endured the test of time to become one of the world’s finest examples of literature; one of the first true novels ever written. It’s uncommonness lies in the fact that it encompasses many different aspects of writing that spans the spectrum. From light-hearted, comical exchanges between Don Quixote and Sancho Panza to descriptions so strong that prod...

Donald Barthelme
Donald Barthelme Donald Barthelme Donald Barthelme has been called "probably the most perversely gifted writer in the U.S." As well as " one of the best, most significant and carefully developing young American writers" (Harte and Riley, 41). He was born April 7, 1931 to Donald and Helen Barthelme in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Barthelme had a wide range of careers during his lifetime. He worked as a newspaper reporter and as a managing editor of Location...

Dizzy gillespie
Dizzy gillespie The people of today, raised by the sounds of The Beatles and Pearl Jam have forgotten all about the musicians that paved the way for these artists, and the musical styles that evolved into rock and roll, rhythm and blues and rap or hip hop. Unfortunately the music that once dominated the night clubs, restaurants, and radio stations is now heard only in elevators or when we go to a grandparents house to visit. What is left of jazz are small portions of the music that people ta...

Dmitri Ivanovich Mendeleev
Dmitri Ivanovich Mendeleev By: XTCgoddess Dmitri Mendeleev was one of the most famous modern-day scientists of all time who contributed greatly to the world�s fields of science, technology, and politics. He helped modernize the world and set it farther ahead into the future. Mendeleev also made studying chemistry easier, by creating a table with the elements and the atomic weights of them put in order by their properties. Dmitri Ivanovich Mendeleev was born in Tobolsk, Siberia, on Febr...

Doc Holliday
Doc Holliday Few gunmen in history have been as notorious as the late John"Doc" Holliday. Part of the reason Doc has enjoyed such a famedhistory is because of the overall descent man he was, that is when hewasn�t gambling, drinking, and gunslinging. When Doc died he mighthave had a handkerchief, a pocket knife, a deck of poker cards, a flaskhalf full of whiskey, and a small essay entitled "My Friend DocHolliday" by Wyatt Earp. The most important item Doc wo...

Domitian
Domitian Domitian was born in Rome on Pomegranate Street 0n October 24th AD51. He was the second son born to the future emperor Vespasian. Domitian’s older brother was named Titus. Even when very young Domitian was of the opinion that he should be treated like a god. “Throughout Domitian’s early years and adolescents, the family’s status remained high, but progress was most marked in the 60s.” (Jones, 1992) One example of the family’s good fortune wa...

Diana
Diana By: brett Princess Diana In a changing world like ours today there is many uncertainties. There is one thing we are sure about, that's our own pass. When you look back at your life are you gonna see yourself as a leader or a follower? There is one woman from the last century, one that sticks out, to have been a leader for us. With the dawn of a new millenium upon us we need more women like Princess Diana to step up and become leaders in this changing world. Born July 1, 1961 near S...

Dickinson
Dickinson Emily Dickinson Emily Dickinson is an important poet principally because of the distinctiveness of her writing. Though only 7 out of her 1,200 poems were published critics still classify her as one of the principle poets of her time. In Dickinson's life the most important things to her were love, religion, individuality and nature. While writting about these themes she followed her lifestyle by braking away from the traditional forms of writing and wrote with an intense energ...

Diego maradona
Diego maradona Diego Maradona: One of Soccer’s Greatest Players “Every morning that I get up, I should light a candle to the soccer ball.” -Diego Maradona Soccer is the most popular sport in the world, and one of the most popular soccer player’s in the world is Diego Maradona, star of the Argentina national team and a professional who has led his team to many c...

Dimitri Shostakovich
Dimitri Shostakovich Dmitri Shostakovich Dmitri Shostakovich, born on September 25, 1905, started taking piano lessons from his mother at the age of nine after he showed interest in a string quartet that practiced next door. He entered the Petrograd (formerly St. Petersburg, later Leningrad) Conservatory in 1919, where he studied the piano with Leonid Nikolayev until 1923 and composition until 1925 with Aleksandr Glazunov and Maksimilian Steinberg. He participated in the Chopin Internati...

Divid berkowitz
Divid berkowitz David Berkowitz was born in 1953. Rejected and adopted as a child, he concealed his low self-esteem by compulsive lying and bragging. And his extreme shyness toward women by assailing them, starting when he was in his early twenties. His courage bolstered by several non-fatal stabbing attacks. Berkowitz bought a gun in 1976 and began a series of impulse killings that paralyzed New York City. Approaching male and female victims randomly selected as they sat on stoops or in car...

Dizzy Gelespie
Dizzy Gelespie The people of today, raised by the sounds of The Beatles and Pearl Jam have forgotten all about the musicians that paved the way for these artists, and the musical styles that evolved into rock and roll, rhythm and blues and rap or hip hop. Unfortunately the music that once dominated the night clubs, restaurants, and radio stations is now heard only in elevators or when we go to a grandparents house to visit. What is left of jazz are small portions of the music that people tak...

Descartes 2
Descartes 2 Descartes How does Descartes try to extricate himself from the sceptical doubts that he has raised? Does he succeed? by Tom Nuttall [All page references and quotations from the Meditations are taken from the 1995 Everyman edition] In the Meditations, Descartes embarks upon what Bernard Williams has called the project of 'Pure Enquiry' to discover certain, indubitable foundations for knowledge. By subjecting everything to doubt Descart...

Descartes sixth meditation
Descartes sixth meditation In his sixth meditation must return to the doubts he raised in his first meditation. In this last section of his sixth meditation he deals mainly with the mind-body problem; and he tries to prove whether material things exist with certainly. In this meditation he develops his Dualist argument; by making a distinction between mind and body; although he also reveals their rather significant relationship. Primarily he considers existence of the external world ...

Descartes
Descartes Rene Descartes was one of the most influential thinkers in the history of the philosophy. Born in 1596, he lived to become a great mathematician, scientist, and philosopher. In fact, he became one of the central intellectual figures of the sixteen hundreds. He is believed by some to be the father of modern philosophy, although he was hampered by living in a time when other prominent scientists, such as Galileo, were persecuted for their discoveries and beliefs. Although this pro...

Diaghilev
Diaghilev "He fancied a career in music, but was a terrible composer. He wanted to be a painter, but lacked vision and aptitude. He wanted to change the face of dance, but had no dance training whatsoever. By his own admission, this poor, misguided soul had " no real gifts." He went on to become one of the most influential artistic figures of the twentieth century. Despite his claim to the contrary, Serge Diaghilev, founder of the famous Diaghilev Ballets Russes, had many gifts most notably ...

Davy Crockett
Davy Crockett Davy Crockett, the celebrated hero, warrior and backwoods statesman, was born August 17, 1786 in a small cabin on the banks of Nolichucky River, near the mouth of Limestone Creek, which today lies about three and a half miles off 11-E Highway near Limestone, Tennessee. David \"Davy\" Crockett was the fifth of nine children and the fifth son born to John and Rebecca Hawkins Crockett. The Crocketts were a self-sufficient, independent family. Davy Crockett stands for the ...

De tocqueville
De tocqueville Alexis De Tocqueville, Democracy in America Aristocracy is a phenomenon that is perhaps as natural a summer crop, and as devastating as the locusts that eat it. De Tocqueville’s position on aristocracy is quite clear. He is a strong advocate of the aristocracy, it is a part of the natural order and necessary. His position may have some basis, however I have yet to see the “upside” of a caste system or a good defense of it. De Tocqueville believes tha...

Death of a salesmen
Death of a salesmen Through the character Charley, Arthur Miller illustrates how the American Dream may be achieved through hard work. To Charley, the American Dream is having a comfortable life and putting his son Bernard through college. Charely worked consistently throughout his life, never trying to shoot for too high hopes. Because of this, Charley later in life, had a steady enough income to live comfortably and put his son through college. He even had money to spare so that he cou...

Deborah tannen
Deborah tannen In contemporary society biological factors are no longer the sole components that distinguish men and women. Rather anything from clothing or hairstyles to make-up or accessories can indicate specific messages about an individual. According to Deborah Tannen, women are more frequently considered marked beings in our society while men have fewer clothing or style options and are therefore free to remain unmarked. Although Tannen argues that it is possible for men to remain p...

Deng Xiaopeng
Deng Xiaopeng By: Ren Blackstone E-mail: R.blackstone@home.com Deng Xiaopeng Deng Xiaopeng was a good leader for China though at times Deng hit some bumpy roads and was said to infringe some of the Chinese rights still Deng controlled China with order and efficiency. Deng raised China�s economy to national high all around. Deng also strengthened its political status up to that of a very powerful country. Though Deng did things bad his achievements rose above his failures. As newfound...

Darwin
Darwin The World of Great Thinkers: Charles Darwin The world of Charles Darwin is a very complex one. Filled with parables and mysteries, this man has captivated the ideas and hearts of nations of people worldwide. I chose to research Darwin because his proposals of evolution have intrigued my mind for quite sometime. Not that I struggle with the idea of creation vs. evolution, but the idea of how through time our genes would actually succumb to our environment, so that in the end we ...