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Academic papers on Biographies

Founding Father : Rediscovering George Washington' by Richard Brookhiser
This 6 page report discusses Brookhiser's 1996 biography of America's 'founding father.' Brookhiser's book describes a remarkably self-controlled man more concerned with principles than politics. Bibliography lists 6 sources.
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George Washington Carver
An 8 page research paper that examines the life of one of America's greatest African-American scientists. He pioneered the field of industrial applications for agricultural products. He derived 118 products, which included a rubber substitute, from...
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William M. "Boss" Tweed
In 8 pages, the author discusses William M. "Boss" Tweed. William M. "Boss" Tweed was a corrupt politician. In today's society that does not mean much, because many in politics are considered to be corrupt He was a corrupt politician, but he also...
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Al Capone & The Roaring Twenties
A 6 page discussion of Al Capone's life and times specifically demonstrating how his character was indicative of the 'roaring twenties. Bibliography lists 5 sources.
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The Life & Influence Of Alexander Pushkin
A 7 page paper on the famous Russian writer of the nineteenth century. It analyzes how Pushkin's writing reflected not only the events of his own life but the influence of European literary movements as well, and shows how Pushkin took these...
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Alexander Solzhenitsyn
A 10 page research paper on the life of Solzhenitsyn, the famous Russian author. The writer details his life story up until 1995. Bibliography lists 3 sources.
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Angela's Ashes / A Tribute to Endurance
A 5 page paper looking at Frank McCourt's memoir of his impoverished childhood in Ireland. The paper shows how McCourt's mother, Angela, held the family together through crisis after crisis, and contributed to the formation of her sons' character....
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The Humor Of Erma Bombeck
A 6 page paper on the beloved humorist, Erma Bombeck. The writer traces Bombeck's career and changing style over her thirty-year writing career. Bibliography lists 7 sources.
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Paul 'Bear' Bryant / The Ultimate Football Coach
This 8 page paper provides biographical information on a man who some say was the greatest coach who ever lived. A portrait of this football giant shows a picture of man immersed in the sport. Bibliography lists 6 sources.
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Thomas A Becket
5 pages in length. Just as fascinating as the mystery that surrounds his murder is the whereabouts of Thomas A Becket's bones. The English saint's death was considered so dramatic that its historical value has withheld the test of time, as well as...
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Walter Dean Myers / Childrens' Author
A 5 page overview of the life and work of Walter Dean Myers, the children's writer who rose from a childhood in Harlem to become the author of over fifty books. Encapsulates some of his life experiences and eight of his more popular books. ...
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Maria Edgeworth / Irish Writer
A 10 page paper in which the writer discusses a complementary mix of extraordinary literary talent and benevolence for all mankind is what best exemplifies the life of Irish novelist Maria Edgeworth. Her works were considered groundbreaking back in...
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Michael Collins
A 20 page research paper that examines the life of this charismatic leader of the Irish War for Independence. Using primarily original sources, the writer demonstrates how strife between the victorious leaders of the Sinn Fein degenerated into Civil...
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Bob Gibson / Player & Coach
A 6 page discussion of Baseball player Bob Gibson's career in sports, both as a hot-headed player and well-respected coach for the St. Louis Cardinals. Bibliography lists 5 sources including the subjects' own autobiography.
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Walter Cronkite
This 5 page paper provides biographical information on this legendary journalist as well as information about his career in broadcast. His views and activity concerning religious freedom are noted. Bibliography lists 7 sources.
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