According to Dr. Falwells' autobiography he states, "It always costs you something to do a work for the Lord. If it does not cost you anything it is not worth doing." (Falwell, Jerry Falwell: An Autobiography, 206)
B. Upon starting his little church on Thomas Road Dr. Falwell was determined...
humility defined the Christian one. When Augustine was only able to find God when he gave up his pride. "Confessions" is essentially an autobiography detailing Augustine’s road to Christianity. So, since pride defines Augustine before Christianity, and humility defines him once he converts, they are clearly...
Working class autobiographies "illuminated how social position, or location in social hierarchies, [were] internalized as identity" (Maynes 3). Where otherwise the only source of information of the past would be statistics and those of historians, the autobiographies give the reader a feel of what the...
addiction made him who he was. The reason why I enjoyed this book over many other autobiographies that I have read before is that Ronnie allows the reader to dive deep into the realms of his life. By reading this autobiography I could tell that Ronnie poured out every inch of his heart and soul into the...
specific issues, controversies, or observations, and draw from popular eighteenth-century models (the essays of Addison and Steele) and forms (the autobiography). Like the great prose writers of the eighteenth century, Franklin values rationalism, common sense, pragmatism, and action over emotion, intuition...
“Twelve Years a Slave”
In the spectacular autobiography, “Twelve Years a Slave” written by Solomon Northup, the author was a free, black, married, educated man, skilled as a musician, farmer, and carpenter. He was living in Saratoga Springs, New York, when two white men approached him with a job offer...
tracks on a road
By Zora Neal Hurston
By Sharon D. Johnson, Barnard University
Somewhere between Hurston’s historical data and spiritual mystery is the whole woman. This Hurston, as revealed in her autobiography, must be examined...
Dave”. Other books published by Dave outside this series include “Help Yourself”, “The Privilege of The Youth” and “My Story”. This book is an autobiography of the author Dave Pelzer, he shares with the world the duress of his childhood and his relationship with his mother which was filled with anger...
had enough of the tiny, diminshing European community and his tyrannical guardian, and runs away. To his delight, Rusty finds that life on the open road is packed with excitement and high adventure....
In Vagrants in the Valley, which picks up from where the first book ends, Rusty is joined in his travels...
of the choice that best completes the statement or answers the question.
The questions below refer to the selections “from The Autobiography”; “from All I Really Need to Know I Learned in Kindergarten”; “from Poor Richard's Almanack.”
____ 1. Franklin arrives in Philadelphia in his...
It was beautiful sunny day on 26th of July 1981. The air was clear after morning rain. This was a day when Jana saw the world around her for the first time. .... (695 3 )
I remember when I went to Italy in July 1998;...
Read the following extract carefully. It is taken from Long Walk to Freedom (published in 1994), the autobiography of Nelson Mandela who became South Africa’s first post-apartheid President. Mandela had been imprisoned for over thirty years for his part in activities to bring about equal rights.
ending the slavery.
The Interesting Narrative of the Life of Olaudah Equiano, or Gustavus Vassa, the African, Written by Himself (1789) was an autobiography through which this so-called transition from slavery to free labor was mediated and institutionalized. As C. L. R. James noted, the fortunes created...
voodoo practices. That same year, Hurston spent time in Jamaica conducting anthropological research.
In 1942, Hurston published her autobiography, Dust Tracks On A Road. This personal work was well-received by critics, but her life and career soon began to falter. Hurston was charged with molesting a...
public works that he thought would improve Louisiana. Before Huey gained power of Louisiana, there was only 331 miles of paved roads and Huey successfully built about 3,000 roads that were paved and over 100 bridges that were built, as well as a new airport in New Orleans and he built LSU Medical School...
Benjamin Franklin, also known as the “printer”, wrote an autobiography which captures his earlier life as an apprentice, a journeyman and finally, a printer. He moved all over, from London to Boston, acquiring useful skills for his passion of writing. Franklin gave enormous tribute to his career in...
On the Road was published in 1957 by Viking Press. Apart from criticism by traditional conservatives, Jack Kerouac’s novel gained huge popularity with a younger generation of rebels (point to Sam’s pencilcase). Commonly viewed as an autobiography combined with a biography of Neal Cassady, it is considered...
Political Points of View: American Slavery
In the autobiography, The Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, writes of the incident when he defends himself against the cruel Mr. Covey. Harriet A. Jacobs also writes in her autobiography, Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl, of the time she...
movement to a new destination or an imaginative journey that has evoked a sense of change. The three texts Sally Morgan’s Autobiography My Place (1987), Robert Frost’s poem The Road Not Taken (1915) and Richard LaGravene’s film Freedom Writers have the same thing in common; they all take a journey both...
chilling truth is that his story could have been mine. The tragedy is that my story could have been his." which is a speech made by Wes Moore in his autobiography . One Name, Two Fates tells the story of two black men with the same name. Both were born in Maryland. Both grew up with single mothers in fatherless...
or even to define the story in another language. In the autobiography, Black Boy, by Richard Wright, the book is separated into two different sections in order to contain a splitting point between Richard’s childhood life in the south and his road to determination of being a writer one day. The first section...
Starting secondary school was very scary. I was very excited because I thought going to school would make me look big, and it was a big step from primary school.
I woke up extra early and put on my uniform I twirled infront of the mirror, so proud...
ethnographic autobiographies, such as “Sun Chief: The Autobiography of a Hopi” by Don C. Talayesva.
“Sun Chief: The Autobiography of a Hopi” is the story of Don C. Talayesva, a man raised as a Hopi Indian and then trained as a white man. Written from his point of view, the autobiography allows the reader...
Review of "Losing my Virginity" by Richard Branson
Book title: Losing My Virginity
Author: Richard Branson
Place of publication: Rainville Road, London, England
Publisher: Virgin Books; Rev Ed edition
Year of publication: June 27th 2002.
Number of pages: 672
In Jefferson's noteworthy autobiography, he wanted his audience to learn three things around him: his beliefs about religious freedom and rights, the Declaration of Independence (the most important part of his autobiography), and that he was the founder of the University of Virginia...
Dept. of English
Penn State Abington, USA
The End of Autobiography, The Opening of Self-Representation
Autobiography, as we have know it, is finished, closed, over, dead, expired, deceased, gone to its reward, kaput. Apart from the fun of imitating the Monty...
Hello my name is George Mazyck Jr; I was born in Neptune, New Jersey on September
26, 1989. I lived here my entire life, Spending all my childhood with my parents, and all my
summers with my Grandmother who lived nearby. I graduated from Neptune High School in
June of 2007. I made...
was named the ABC Wide World of Sports Athlete of the Year (5)
B. In 1990, on the junior world team, he placed 11th in the World Championship Road Race.
C. He became the U.S. national amateur champion in 1990.
D. Beat out many professional cyclists to win two major races, the First Union...
experienced it. And his enduring message is as relevant today as when he first delivered it. This is the first hardcover edition of this classic autobiography since it was originally published in 1964. In its searing pages, Malcolm X the Muslim leader, firebrand, and anti-integrationist, tells the extraordinary...
At the age of 36 one of the greatest jazz musicians of all time, Louis Armstrong, wrote an autobiography named Swing That Music. Louis Armstrong was the most successful and talented jazz musician in history according to many critics, fellow musicians, fans, and friends. He took jazz in its rawest state...