Biography Essays


Chef Grant Achatz Biography Essay

Essay Prompt: ** The Chef I chose is: Grant Achatz ** Culinary Food Science Research Paper Throughout the course of culinary history there have been many chef’s, scientists, nutritionists, and even chemists that have contributed greatly to the advancement of  “Food Technologies.” These people, whether through their culinary innovations or scientific discoveries have greatly impacted the world of cooking by creating flavors, safer food, and food that can be healthier for us to eat. Some of these discoveries can be so big that they have impacted or affected the entire world. For instance the discovery of the method for Pasteurizing Continue Reading...

Captain Preston Guilty or Innocent

term was ever used in an American court [footnoteRef:3]. [2: Bostonmassacre.net. 2016. "Boston Massacre Historical Society." Bostonmassacre.Net. http://www.bostonmassacre.net/players/preston- biography.htm.] [3: JAH. 2016. "The Boston Massacre Trials - John Adams Historical Society." John-Adams-Heritage.Com. http://www.john-adams-heritage.com/boston-massacre-trials/] The trial for the soldiers did not even start until late November and this was nearly a month after Preston was acquitted. There was apparent and reasonable concern that the acquittal of Preston would lead to the soldiers being convicted for their own personal misdeeds. In the end, however, only two soldiers were convicted of anything and that was of manslaughter. The other soldiers were acquitted. While… Continue Reading...

National Gallery Of Art Washington Dc Tour

background increases the sense of serenity around Jesus's figure (Leonardo da Vinci; Paintings, Drawings, Quotes, biography, 2011-2016). Madonna (1452 -- 1519) In his early days as an artist, numerous da Vinci drawings and paintings focused on Madonna and the Child. Da Vinci captured the two in precious, emotional, and private moments. A first look at the painting reflects a cheerful theme, with Madonna's face showing obvious affection; however, concealed in the painting is also an element of loss and grief a Cruciferae family flower representing a cross). Leonardo's personal note on one of the drawing indicates this painting (Benois… Continue Reading...

My Life

Michael Jones and I was born on the 19th of March, 1998, in Hawthorne, California. I am currently eighteen years old and in my fourth year of college. My parents are Stephen Jones and Callie Jones. Our family comprises of my father, mother, brother and a sister. My brother's name is James Arnold Jones and my sister's name is Joanne Jones. I am grateful to have my siblings and both of my parents in my life alive and healthy. I do not have a great deal of memory about my early childhood, but my mom incessantly mentions that I was… Continue Reading...

Soren Aabye Kierkegaard

117-126. Evans, C. Stephen. (n.d.). Kierkegaard: An Introduction, Cambridge University Press Garff, Joachim. (2005), Soren Kierkegaard: A biography, trans. Bruce H. Kirmmse, Princeton: Princeton University Press. Malik, Habib C. (1997). Receiving Soren Kierkegaard: The Early Impact and Transmission of His Thought, Washington, D.C.: The Catholic University of America Obinyan, V.E. (2014). Nature of Human Existence in Kierkegaard's Ethical Philosophy: A Step towards Self-Valuation and Transformation in Our Contemporary World. International Journal of Philosophy. Vol. 2, No. 1, pp. 1-14. doi: 10.11648/j.ijp.20140201.11 ROSENAU, HARTMUT. (1995). SELF.REFLECTION AND AUTOBIOGRAPHY-- KIERKEGAARD'S WRITINGS ABOUT HIMSELF, History of European Ideas, Vol. 20, Nos 1-3. pp. 183-188, Continue Reading...

Story Of Anyi Wang and Granny

Anyi Wang is a noted author from China. Her stories are clearly influenced by the progression of time and politics in China and beyond. She has been hailed as a hero and a scholar by some but has been vilified by others. Even so, her story is intriguing and so is the material that she has written. Her stories include an eclectic array and they are worth of review in terms of the historical and literary context that exists around them. First, there will be a story told about Anyi Wang and her history and then there will be an… Continue Reading...

A History Of the Life and Voyages Of Christopher Columbus Book

to allude to American readers. As a result, his biography on Christopher Columbus was largely made up of theatrical and studied episodes, most of which were founded on myth rather than dependable and reliable sources. Therefore, a key shortcoming of his book as an adequate source encompasses the persistent mythic proclamation that it was solely the voyages of Columbus, which ultimately influenced the European people of his era, that the Earth is not flat. In fact, by the time, Aristotle had convinced people that the Earth was spherical (Russell, 1991). However, his sources for his book emanated from primary… Continue Reading...

Book Review Of Bethany Moreton’s “to Serve God and Walmart

role in influencing contemporary America covers the history of discount, self-service, and chain outlets; Sam Walton's biography; the culture, geography, and economic characteristics of Walmart's birthplace; the links of family life with shopping and being employed at the company; the company's distinctive workforce culture model; the company's associations with Christianity and free enterprise; the shareholders' attempts at influencing the outside world, economies, and America; and the numerous forms of reciprocal government-Walmart relationships (together with the aims those relationships served to achieve). Using all the aforementioned descriptions and justifications, the author has created a less benevolent and far more ominous… Continue Reading...

Investigative Psychology

be killed, since they were aware that Scaver hated him ( biography.com Editors, 2016). Psychological profile Dahmer's traits qualified him as a mixed type of serial killer. He was intelligent, he organized his crimes, he was sexually and socially inept, he used to live alone and he attacked strangers. Paraphilia-A problem whose symptoms include strange sexual desires, usually involving dangerous or extreme activities. Cannibalism- Paraphilic cannibalism is the sexual pleasure that the paraphile gets from the intake of human flesh. Colleagues claimed that Dahmer's lunch used to be meat which had "my special gravy'."He would never allow them to taste… Continue Reading...

Leadership Power Of Steve Jobs and Arnold Schwarzenegger

were not based on reality. However, it is apparent from his biography, that he has been able to gain the support of many individuals, along with their loyalty, as a result of the care and consideration he shows for the people around him, resulting from his personal power, and not from the way in which he rewards or punishes them (Schwarzenegger, 2013). It is notable that many individuals that operate successfully within the political arena are able to use personal power. This may be argued as essential in order to gain the political support that is needed before an… Continue Reading...

Reactions to Orchestral Music

suite. Not much to this movement but a lot of good things to take in here. https://www.britannica.com/ biography/Henry-Purcell https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MO5vlAtYV6c Gustav Holst - St. Paul's Suite - I, Jig: Vivace This one is much younger than the one just covered. This piece came in the early 1912 and, as indicated by the assignment, was written by Gustav Holst. Holst was from England and operated or otherwise lived in the late 1800's and early 1900's. Also like the first movement, there are multiple parts, although this one only has four. The Jig/Vivace is the first movement. There is also the Ostinato, Intermezzo and… Continue Reading...

Victims Of the Holocaust

Resistance, Imprisonment & Forced Labor: a Slovene Student in World War II by Metod M. Milac is a memoir and primary source of his experience as a non-Jewish person during the Holocaust. Told through the perspective of Metod, his experiences between 1934 to 1950 allowed readers a glimpse of what it was like for non-Jewish victims experiencing Nazi occupation and encroachment in their homeland. Like another notable Holocaust figure, Anne Frank, both had to deal with incredible hardships brought on by an army that disregarded human rights, yet for someone like Metod, who was a student at the time, he… Continue Reading...

Hank Aaron

listen to the Dodgers games and the exploits of their young second baseman of Jackie Robinson," ("Hank Aaron biography," n.d.). Robinson had broken the color barrier in baseball -- and the event symbolized Aaron's rising hopes of playing in the major leagues. Because his segregated school had no baseball team for black students, Henry pursued other sports like football but eventually quit because he did not want to get injured and jeopardize his chances to play on his field of dreams ("Hank Aaron biography," n.d.). The first scout to notice Aaron was Ed Scott, who managed the all-black semipro… Continue Reading...

As Nature Made Him by John Colapinto

she (for reasons unspecified in Zucker's paper) stopped returning to Johns Hopkins" (Pg. 252). The biography's exposition commences when David is successfully able to navigate through his new life and find happiness. Normalcy is restored for him when he weds Jane, with whom he has three kids. But the tale's end is not clear on where the subsiding action ends. While the story continues, the start is clear. The end (i.e., the novel's final words) reveals to readers that despite his errors and failed attempts at achieving the impossible, John Money remains ever-ready to walk that path again, even after… Continue Reading...

Andrea Yates Case

was acquitted because he was found to be insane. He was sent to a psychiatry facility for help ( biography.com Editors, 2017). The McNaughton Rule was adopted in the US and UK and was applied to judge the standard of right and wrong for many years. In fact, the rule is used as a standard of insanity test in nearly half of the states in the USA. The Durham Rule on the other hand made use of scientific research to handle cases of insanity in court. It was a departure for legal formalisms of the McNaughton Rule. Scientific explanation was… Continue Reading...

Morality then and Now

has not changed even if some people have different or more malleable moral codes than others ( biography). When it comes to whether we can condemn people that engage in what would seem to be dated or barbaric practices, perhaps the answer involves the intent of the act and the liberty of the person involved. If someone consents to female circumcision or arranged married, for example, then it is technically their choice and thus the ability of others to question or assert anything about the practice is in many ways undermined. However, it would be safe to presume that many… Continue Reading...

Marbury V Madison Impact

had given the Supreme Court the last word with regard to interpreting the Constitution. Marshall's seminal biography by Albert J. Beveridge gave a clear description of the modern day orthodox view. Beveridge asserted that Marshall manipulated Marbury in asserting that within the Judiciary was the exclusive authority to state that a statute was unconstitutional, as well as announce that it was the Supreme Court that had the last word on what was constitutional (Beveridge, 32). This opinion was enthusiastically elaborated by Progressives in the early 1900s, such as Vernon L. Parrington, the historian who stated in his writings that… Continue Reading...

Ip Man the Grandmaster and Women in Kung Fu

the historical account of the Grandmaster). Wai's purpose is not so much to provide a historical biography of the man as it is to tap into the greater themes that made him who he was and bring that poetic essence out in ways that resemble personification. Thus, Gong Er represents both the gracefulness of Kung Fu -- its delicate and precise nature -- and the way it contradictorily situates one in life (peace may be the desire of artist, but the more kung fu you know the more it seems you are perpetually fighting). Gong Er also represents the… Continue Reading...

The Birth Of Jazz in New Orleans

the way jazz came to birth there. Also of interest was the biography of Buddy Bolden. I thought this was a particularly good part of the chapter because it let the background history of New Orleans recede and the life of one particular person to come forward -- and that was Bolden who is known as having a founding role in the birth of jazz. For me, that was the best part of the chapter. What I liked best about this chapter was the story of Buddy Bolden. I thought it was great that his songs were viewed as bad… Continue Reading...

General James Mattis Leadership

Leadership and Success. Inc. Retrieved from: https://www.inc.com/rhett-power/the-general-patton-approach-to-leadership-and-success.html Reilly, M. (2017).General Stanley McChrystal: A biography. New York: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform. Russell, J. R. (2013). With rifle and bibliography: General Mattis on professional reading. STRIFE. Retrieved from: http://www.strifeblog.org/2013/05/07/with-rifle-and-bibliography-General-mattis-on-professional-reading/ Szoldra, P. (2014). 4 Lessons Every Business Leader Can Learn From Legendary Marine General James ‘Mad Dog’ Mattis. Business Insider. Retrieved from: http://www.businessinsider.com/mattis-leadership-talk-2014-7?IR=T Szoldra, P. (2016). Here’s what legendary Marine General James ‘Mad Dog’ Mattis is really like, from people who served with him. Business Insider. Retrieved from: http://www.businessinsider.com/general-mattis-stories-2016-12?IR=T/#that-reputation-was-earned-over-a-44-year-career-in-the-marine-corps-where-he-rose-to-the-highest-rank-of-four-star-general-eventually-retiring-as-the-top-leader-of-us-central-command-in-2013-2 Thompson, M. (2016). Here's What You Need to Know About James 'Mad Dog' Mattis,… Continue Reading...

The Invisible Gorilla Book Review and Analysis

Gorilla contains a made-up story, several pages longer than it needs to be, about a fictitious CEO. The false biography is used as part example, part review test to see how well the reader was paying attention to the principles contained in the book. Yet the authors are not actually testing the reader’s ability to be more attentive, only to point out where the fictitious character might have exhibited inattentional blindness. The reason why the authors seem determined to drive home the example of the CEO is that they became fixated on drawing a connection between inattentional blindness and… Continue Reading...

Lillian Hellman Biography by Kessler Harris

introduction. The introduction outlines Kessler-Harris’s methodology and approach to the biography. Opening with a bold illustration of Hellman posing for an advertisement at age 71, cigarette dangling from her confident, defiant hand. The photograph does encapsulate the life—and indeed the times—of Lillian Hellman, and provides a solid introduction to the tone and purpose of Kessler-Harris’s (2013) biography. As a historian, Kessler-Harris is most interested in the context of Hellman’s career and her popularity, both as context shaped Hellman’s own writing, and also how her audiences and critics received and reacted to Hellman. Also in the introduction, Kessler-Harris discusses her… Continue Reading...

Washington, Hamilton, Franklin, As Founding Fathers

one pursued nation-building differently, their contributions are equally as remarkable. Works Cited “Alexander Hamilton.” biography.com. Retrieved online: https://www.biography.com/people/alexander-hamilton-9326481 “George Washington.” biography.com. Retrieved online: https://www.biography.com/people/george-washington-9524786   Continue Reading...

Conflict in the Story Soldier’s Home

(1987). 75-79. LAGGC. "Ernest Hemmingway research paper." CUNY.edu (2011). Meyers, Jeffrey. “Hemingway: A biography.” New York: Harper and Row Publishers, (1985). Temper, Kelly. "Factors in “Soldier’s Home” Conflict." Warehouse (n.d.): 3.   Continue Reading...

The Influence Of William Shakespeare and Robert Burns

Shakespeare: Fact, fiction and modern biographies. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press. Fernandez, J., 2016. Illustrated biography of William Shakespeare. New Delhi: General Press. Hogg, P., 2008. Robert Burns: The patriot bard. Edinburgh: Mainstream Publishing. Marche, S., 2012. How Shakespeare change everything. New York: HarperCollins. Continue Reading...

Film Analysis N!ai, the Story Of a !kung Woman

a wide overview of !Kung past and present life. The film, which is considered to be more than a biography, highlights the life and change of a group of individuals who are personified through one person’s existence. The film is about the story of N!ai, a !Kung woman who was in her mid-thirties when it was produced by John Marshall and Adrienne Miesmer. This story effectively integrates ethnography and history as it presents scenes from 1950s, which portray N!ai as a young girl and a young wife simultaneously. This film is considered as an important historical piece that shows… Continue Reading...

Political Beliefs Personal Reflection

Until recently, my political awareness was limited to what I read about or heard around me. Young people are impressionable, and I formed my opinions as amalgamations of what my parents believed, and what I overheard my friends parents say too. The news media, and celebrities I admire also had a strong influence on how I would frame my thinking. All these agents of socialization—my family, the media, my teachers, and my friends—shaped my identity and self-concept, and how I viewed the world. As a young adult, I have deconstructed much of what I learned and realized that I need… Continue Reading...

Marie Antoinette Role and French Revolution

when they were stripped of official or legitimate political agency. [1: “Marie Antoinette biography.” Last modified Jan 4, 2018. https://www.biography.com/people/marie-antoinette-9398996 ] Marie Antoinette was born into power, the daughter of the Holy Roman Emperor and Maria Theresa, the empress of the mighty Habsburg dynasty based in Vienna.[footnoteRef:2] Yet as a female, Marie Antoinette learned early in life that she had no real will of her own. When she was only fifteen, she was being played like a political pawn for her parents and sent to Paris to marry the then-dauphin King Louis XVI. The marriage was strategic and proved… Continue Reading...

 innocence Of Bruno Hauptmann

held up two women “pushing baby carriages down a city street,” (“Bruno Richard Hauptmann biography” 1). Hauptmann also escaped from prison and entered the United States using fake identification (“Bruno Richard Hauptmann biography” 1). While his past criminal activities has no direct bearing on the Lindbergh case, the police figured that their suspect fit the profile of someone who would be capable of committing a gruesome crime. Further evidence surfaced in the trial that seemed to more connect Hauptmann to the kidnapping. One was that Hauptmann’s handwriting matched that on the ransom notes, and Hauptmann also made similar spelling… Continue Reading...

Katherine Graham and the Washington Post

truthfully, is the story—the essence—of Katherine Graham. This paper will provide a biography of Katherine Graham in order to show why her place in American history is owed to her commitment to setting the record straight. Early Life/Childhood From the very beginning, Graham was different from others. Her father was Jewish—his family from Alsace-Loraine (that oft-fought over stretch of land between France and Germany that was the cause of so many conflicts and wars). Her mother was German Lutheran. Born in 1917, the year the U.S. entered WWI, as Katherine “Kay” Meyer, she was baptized in the Lutheran church… Continue Reading...