Benefits of Writing an Autobiography

I've been considering preparing myself to write my own autobiography in the future.  However, to find if this was something I really wanted to do, I asked myself this question:  "What good things could come from me writing my own autobiography?"  Here are some of my thoughts. Learn About Myself Autobiographies are way that we... Continue Reading →

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Twain: Organization Troubles

Mark Twain - whose real name was Samuel Clements - was a very skilled and creative author.  His books will forever be classics and enjoyed by many for years to come.  During the later years of his life, he wrote his autobiography.  However, his skills in writing and organization did not translate into his autobiography.  Here... Continue Reading →

Plunkitt: His Success

George Washington Plunkitt was a New York businessman and politician during the 1800's into the early 1900's.  He enjoyed much success in his life and was very open about it.  He wrote about his success and life in his autobiography. He shared how he made money, and even gave small tips about how to be... Continue Reading →

Plunkitt: Patriotism in Voting

In George Washington Plunkitt's autobiography, he proclaims his belief that there is a patriotism relationship to obtaining a job after Tammany won an election.  This patriotic connection was fostered through the spoils system. The spoils system is a political tool used to reward those who join a following or candidacy.  Usually the reward for faithful... Continue Reading →

Conclusion for: “A Bus of My Own”

I just finished reading the book, "A Bus of My Own"  an autobiography written by long-time PBS news-anchor, James "Jim" Lehrer.  Now, I just wanted to share my favorite story from this book with you. My favorite story in this book is in the very last chapter, when he finally fulfills his one, lifelong goal... Continue Reading →

A Change of Heart(-attack)

In my English Course for the Ron Paul Curriculum, I was asked to read the book: A Bus of My Own by James Lehrer.  James Lehrer, more casually known as Jim Lehrer, was a news reporter and fictional writer during the 1950's.  He retired in 2011 as a news-anchor for the PBS NewsHour. There was one part,... Continue Reading →

The Battle of Jumonville Glen

In the 18th Century, the French settlers who lived in modern-day Canada shared borders with the English colonists.  This sometimes created friction because the borders were unclear.  The French took this seriously and created forts to state where their borders where. During this time, an English squadron was sent ahead to build a road so that... Continue Reading →

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