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Phillis Wheatley

Pages: 2 (1119 words) Sources: 2 Document Type:Essay Document #:33785999

… the Countess of Huntingdon in England, as well as John Hancock and seventeen other reputable men in the city of Boston [footnoteRef:1]. [1: Biography. 2017. \"Phillis Wheatley\". Biography.Com.]
precise poem that shall be the focus of her early work, at least in this report, shall be On the death of ……



Biography. 2017. "Phillis Wheatley". Biography.Com. .

Bartleby. 2017. "On The Death Of A Young Lady Of Five Years Of Age. Phillis Wheatley. 1773. Poems On Various Subjects". Bartleby.Com. .


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Pablo Escobar

Pages: 5 (1470 words) Sources: 6 Document Type:Research Paper Document #:90013199

… and “ruthless,” (“Pablo Escobar Crime Files,” 1) and was directly responsible for “terror campaigns that resulted in the murder of thousands,” (“Pablo Escobar Biography,” 1). This dichotomous figure has become one of the world’s most notorious anti-heroes. He became so iconic as to have his story been … rubbing off the names to sell them to Panamanian smugglers (“Pablo Escobar Crime Files” 1). He also reportedly sold fake diplomas (“Pablo Escobar Biography” 1). Then, Escobar shifted to higher stakes crimes like car theft and dealing drugs. His start in the drug trade began with cannabis, … cannabis, and then he made a name for himself in cigarette smuggling during what has been since dubbed the “Marlboro Wars,” (“Pablo Escobar Biography” 1). Escobar played a “high profile role” as a cigarette smuggler, which “proved to be a valuable training ground for the future narcotics … a “high profile role” as……


Works Cited

Kenney, Michael. “From Pablo to Osama: Counter-terrorism Lessons from the War on Drugs.” (2003). Survival, 45(3), 187–206. doi:10.1080/00396338.2003.9688585

“Pablo Escobar Biography.” Accessed 4 Dec, 2019 from 

“Pablo Escobar Crime Files.” Crime and Investigation. Accessed 4 Dec, 2019 from 

Pobutsky, Aldona Bialowas. “Peddling Pablo: Escobar\\\\\\\\\\\\'s Cultural Renaissance.” Hispania, Vol. 96, No. 4, Dec 2013, pp. 684-689.

Thompson, D. P. (1996). Pablo Escobar, Drug Baron: His surrender, imprisonment, and escape. Studies in Conflict & Terrorism, 19(1), 1996: 55–91. doi:10.1080/10576109608435996


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Death Of Kobe Bryant

Pages: 8 (2415 words) Sources: 4 Document Type:Essay Document #:606401

...Biography Abstract

The untimely death of Kobe Bryant, a well-known basketball player and philanthropist, sent shock waves through the community.  The impact of the death was magnified by the fact that the accident that killed him also took the life of his daughter, Gianna Bryant.  While he was mourned by people from all walks of life, his death seemed to hit the African American community the hardest, as he had long been considered a role model for African American men, especially in terms of fatherhood.  However, while many people mourned his death, others found it disturbing that posthumous coverage of his death did not address the fact that Bryant had been the subject of credible rape allegations, leading to heated discussions about when it is appropriate to discuss the possible wrongdoings of someone who has passed. This article covers Kobe Bryant’s life, his career, his personal life, and the allegations against……


Badenhausen, Kurt.  “Kobe Bryant’s $600 Million Fortune: How He Won On- And Off-The Court.”  Forbes.  28 January 2020. .  Accessed 15 March 2020. Editors.  “Kobe Bryant Biography.” A&E Television Networks.  25 February 2020.  .  Accessed 15 March 2020.

CBS News.  “Kobe Loses McDonald’s Deal.”  CBS News.  23 January 2004. .  Accessed 15 March 2020.

Sanchez, Ray.  “Kobe Bryant Was a Living Legend.  In His Final Hours, He Was an Ordinary Dad and Friend.”  CNN. 3 February 2020.  Accessed 15 March 2020.

Wikipedia. “Kobe Bryant.”  Wikipedia.  8 March 2020. .  Accessed 15 March 2020.


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John Lewis Gaddis

Pages: 8 (2280 words) Sources: 9 Document Type:Essay Document #:77530466

...Biography John Lewis Gaddis - The Cold War Historian
Blaming Stalin and the Soviets for the Cold War
Part 1: Life of John Lewis Gaddis
John Lewis Gaddis was born in 1941 and thus grew up and came of age during the Cold War, which he would go on to write about as a historian to great acclaim. Gaddis was raised in Texas and received his education at the University of Texas at Austin, where he obtained a Bachelor’s in 1963, a Master’s in 1965, and a Doctorate in 1968 at the age of 27. He taught at Indiana University, Ohio University, founded the Contemporary History Institute, and became a Visiting Professor of Strategy at Naval War College in the mid-70s. He was also a Visiting Professor at Oxford, Princeton, and Helsinki. By 1997, Gaddis had accepted the position of Robert A. Lovett Professor of Military and Naval History at Yale,……



Alpha History, “Cold War Historiography.” 

Branch, Mark Alden. “Days of Duck and Cover,” Yale Alumni Magazine, 2000. 

Encyclopedia. “John Lewis Gaddis,” 2020. 

Gaddis, John Lewis. We Now Know: Rethinking Cold War History. Oxford University Press, 1997.

Kaplan, Fred. “America’s Cold War Sage and His Discontents,” NYTimes, 2007.

Lundestad, Geir. "The Cold War According to John Gaddis." Cold War History 6, no. 4 (2006): 535-542.

National Endowment for the Humanities. “John Lewis Gaddis,” 2005. 

Paxton, Robert. Anatomy of Fascism. New York: Vintage, 2012.


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Booker T Washington Argumentative Comparison

Pages: 4 (1312 words) Sources: 5 Document Type:Essay Document #:14955854

...Biography Topic: An argumentative comparison of Booker T Washington’s “Speech at the Atlanta Exposition,” and W.E.B. Du Bois', \"The Talented Tenth\".
Any narrative on African American history is incomplete if one fails to examine the competition between W.E.B. Du Bois and Booker T. Washington that, between the latter part of the nineteenth century and the early twentieth century, altered the route of America's pursuit of equality, besides ending up facilitating the rise of the contemporary Civil Rights Movement. While both rivals belonged to the very same period, were highly talented academicians, and were activists promoting African American civil rights, they differed with respect to their background and the approach adopted by them which eventually influenced the future the most (Blatty, 2015). In this paper, a detailed examination of both activists' works will be performed, and a few fundamental questions pertaining to the difference in their technique of raising African Americans……



Blatty, D. (2015, February 22). W.E.B. Du Bois, Booker T. Washington and the Origins of the Civil Rights Movement. Retrieved from Biography: 

Dubois, W. (1903). he Talented Tenth. In The Negro Problem: A Series of Articles by Representative Negroes of To-day (pp. 36-43). New York.

Dunn, F. (1993). The Educational Philosophies of Washington, Dubois, and Houston: Laying the Foundations for Afrocentrism and Multiculturalism. Journal of Negro Education, 62(1), 23-24.

Hancock, A.-M. (n.d.). Socialism/Communism. In p. Young.

Washington, B. T. (1895). Speech at the Atlanta Exposition. Atlanta.


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My Criteria For Quality Film Part 2

Pages: 6 (1702 words) Sources: 5 Document Type:Essay Document #:29627000

...Biography My Criteria for Quality in Film 2
The period between 1970 and 2000 marked a significant change in the film industry as it was the second Golden Age of Hollywood. During this period, filmmaking experienced significant growth due to experimentation with new ideas. The experimentation not only facilitated the production of new movies, but also resulted in changes that included the incorporation of global prestige. This period is regarded as the second Golden Age of Hollywood because the old studio systems that dominated 1930s films broke down totally. In addition, the period was characterized by loosening of restrictions on obscenity, sexual content and violence (A&E Television Networks, 2018). As a result, film directors started making groundbreaking controversial content while others retained a romantic theme in their movies.
One of the directors who played a critical role in ushering the second Golden Age of Hollywood is George Stevens. Stevens shot never-ending……



A&E Television Networks. (2018, August 21). Hollywood. Retrieved November 6, 2019, from 

Eyman, S. (2004, November 29). First Biography of Stevens, His Reputation on the Ropes. Retrieved November 6, 2019, from 

Journeys in Classic Film. (2013, June 28). The Only Game in Town (1970). Retrieved November 6, 2019, from 

Pfeiffer, L. (2015, November 15). Review: “The Only Game in Town” (1970) Starring Elizabeth Taylor and Warren Beatty on Blu-Ray from Twilight Time. Retrieved November 6, 2019, from 

Stevens, G. (Director). (1970). The Only Game in Town [Motion Picture]. United States: 20th Century Fox Film Corp.


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Frederick Douglass Civil Reforms In United States

Pages: 8 (2314 words) Sources: 11 Document Type:Essay Document #:42698748

… in his speeches as a member of the American Anti-Slavery Society that was led by Garrison. He also made them clear in his autobiography, which he called the Narrative. This autobiography was the first of two. His second autobiography was called My Bondage and My Freedom. In it, he expanded his arguments as the tension between the Union and the Southern states ……


Works cited

Douglass, Frederick. \\\\\\\\\\\\"The Civil Rights Case.\\\\\\\\\\\\" speech at Lincoln Hall, Washington, DC 22 (1883): 1950-75.

Douglass, Frederick. \\\\\\\\\\\\"The meaning of July Fourth for the Negro.\\\\\\\\\\\\" Frederick Douglass: Selected speeches and writings (1852): 188-206.

DuBois, Ellen Carol. Feminism and suffrage: The emergence of an independent women\\\\\\\\\\\\'s movement in America, 1848-1869. Cornell University Press, 1978.

Fredrickson, George M. Racism: A short history. Princeton University Press, 2002.

Gooding-Williams, Robert. In the shadow of Du Bois: Afro-modern political thought in America. Harvard University Press, 2009.

Jefferson, Thomas. Notes on the State of Virginia. Penguin, 1999.

Lee, Maurice S., ed. The Cambridge Companion to Frederick Douglass. Cambridge University Press, 2009.

McCarthy, Thomas. Race, empire, and the idea of human development. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2009.


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Angleton S Counterintelligence Program And What Went Wrong

Pages: 9 (2657 words) Sources: 8 Document Type:Essay Document #:36485484

...Biography Counterintelligence Thesis Proposal
This proposal describes the need for an ethical standard in counterintelligence. It discusses how an analysis of the formation of the counterintelligence program under Angleton can provide insight into what went wrong with counterintelligence and how those problems can be prevented in the future. It uses a combination of conflict theory, structural functionalism and critical theory to explore the dimensions of counterintelligence in the 1950s, 1960s, and 1970s. The research design is qualitative with the case study approach to Angleton’s counterintelligence serving as the method. The aim of the research is to provide an ethical framework that could be used to help the counterintelligence enterprise collaborate more effectively with the private sector in the future.
Intelligence and counterintelligence operations have always been a part of the American Republic (Federation of American Scientists 1996). General Washington was aware of the threat of foreign espionage and the……


Reference List

Bailey, Christopher and Susan M. Galich. “Codes of Ethics: The Intelligence Community.” International Journal of Intelligence Ethics 35.2 (2012), 77-99.

Bartos, C. and P. Wehr. 2002. Using conflict theory. UK: University of Cambridge.

Bellaby, Ross. "What's the Harm? The Ethics of Intelligence Collection." Intelligence and National Security 27, no. 1 (2012): 93-117.

Church Committee. “Final report of the Select committee to study governmental operations With respect to Intelligence activities United states senate Together with Additional, supplemental, and separate Views.”, 1976.

Coyne, John, Peter Bell, and Shannon Merrington. "Exploring ethics in intelligence and the role of leadership." Interntional Journal of Business and Commerce 2, no. 10 (2013): 27-37.

Erskine, Toni. "'As Rays of Light to the Human Soul'? Moral Agents and Intelligence Gathering." Intelligence & National Security 19, no. 2 (2004): 359-381.

Nakashima, Ellen. “Top counterintelligence official challenges the private sector to step up defenses against foreign spying.” Washington Post, 2020. 

Pfaff, T., & Tiel, J. R. (2004). The ethics of espionage. Journal of Military Ethics, 3(1), 1-15.

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Symbolic Frame Of Organizational Analysis Walt Disney Company

Pages: 7 (2089 words) Sources: 7 Document Type:Case Study Document #:13456127

...Biography The Symbolic Frame
A novel approach to organizational behavior, Bolman & Deal’s (2013) model includes the structural, the human resources, the political, and the symbolic frames. The symbolic frame refers to the organization’s use of signs, symbols, and stories to create a brand identity and organizational culture, as well as justify its behaviors. Symbols create and propagate meaning, and encapsulate an organization’s written codes of ethics and values.
Therefore, symbols become one of the most powerful means by which to create and control organizational culture. Bolman & Deal (2013) explain the five assumptions underlying the symbolic frame. The first involves the salience of meaning. What matters most to an organization is not what happens, but what it means on a deeper symbolic level—how actions or facts are interpreted in light of the overarching stories, myths, or symbols that guide the organization and its members.
Second, the symbolic frame allows for……



“About the Walt Disney Company,” (2020). Retrieved from: 

Boguszewicz-Kreft, M., Kreft, J. & Zurek, P. (2019). Myth and storytelling: The case of the Walt Disney Company. Myth in Modern Media Management and Marketing. DOI: 10.4018/978-1-5225-9100-9.ch002

Bohas, A. (2014). Transnational firms and the knowledge structure: The case of the Walt Disney Company. Global Society 29(1): 23-41.

Bolman, L.G. & Deal, T.E. (2013). Reframing organizations. John Wiley & Sons.

Di Giovanni, E. (2014). Cultural otherness and global communication in Walt Disney films at the turn of the century. The Translator 9(2): 207-223.

Forbes, W. & Watson, R. (n.d.). Destructive corporate leadership and board loyalty bias. Retrieved from: 

Wasko, J. (2001). Challenging Disney myths. Journal of Communication Inquiry 23(3): 237-257.


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Comic Book Creator Stan Lee

Pages: 1 (288 words) Document Type:Essay Document #:52329573

...Biography Who Was Stan Lee
Stan Lee created many comic book characters and was the person behind Marvel Comics for many years. He was born as Stanley Lieber on December 28, 1922 in New York City. He worked for Timely Comics starting in 1939, and that company became Marvel Comics. Stan Lee was a writer there, and worked with artist Jack Kirby. Stan Lee married his wife Joan in 1947, and they were married for 70 years until she died in 2017. They had two daughters, but one died three days after being born. They moved in 1981 to California.
Stan Lee and Jack Kirby began to create characters and when the company wanted them to come up with something to rival DC Comics’ Justice League, that’s when they came up with the Fantastic Four, which was their first big hit. Lee created many other famous superheroes for Marvel Comics, including……


Stan Lee then was promoted and eventually was in charge of all of Marvel Comics. He has appeared in many Marvel films, and the last one was Black Panther. He continued to be highly influential in the company and among all comic book fans. Stan Lee died in 2018 in Los Angeles, and he was 95 years old. His legacy continues today as many of his characters still have best-selling comic books and movies.



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