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  John F. Nash, Jr. - Autobiography
My father, for whom I was named, was an electrical engineer and had come to Bluefield to work for the electrical utility company there which was and is the Appalachian Electric Power Company.
He was a veteran of WW1 and had served in France as a lieutenant in the supply services and consequently had not been in actual front lines combat in the war.
She had been born in El Salvador but came at an early age to the U.S. and she and her parents had long been U.S. citizens, her father being an M. and ultimately employed at a hospital operated by the federal government in Maryland.
nobelprize.org /nobel_prizes/economics/laureates/1994/nash-autobio.html   (2205 words)

  Thomas Jefferson - Autobiography
Counter-resolutions, and an address to the King, by the H. of Burgesses were agreed to with little opposition, and a spirit manifestly displayed of considering the cause of Massachusetts as a common one.
This act too would amount to an acknowledgment by each of our independance and of our reception into the fraternity of nations; which altho', as possessing our station of right and in fact, we would not condescend to ask, we were not unwilling to furnish opportunities for receiving their friendly salutations and welcome.
An European copy, by the death of the owner, got into the hands of a bookseller, who engaged it's translation, and when ready for the press, communicated his intentions and manuscript to me, without any other permission than that of suggesting corrections.
libertyonline.hypermall.com /Jefferson/Autobiography.html   (19044 words)

 Autobiography Info - Encyclopedia WikiWhat.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
In a sense, autobiography is a form of biography, the writing of a life story.
Biographers generally rely on a wide variety of documents and viewpoints; an autobiography may be based entirely on the writer's memory.
Where an autobiography focuses on the "life and times" of the character, a memoir has a narrower, more intimate focus on his or her own memories, feelings and emotions.
wikiwhat.com /encyclopedia/a/au/autobiography.html   (290 words)

 The Avalon Project : Jefferson's Autobiography
Our minds were circumscribed within narrow limits by an habitual belief that it was our duty to be subordinate to the mother country in all matters of government, to direct all our labors in subservience to her interests, and even to observe a bigoted intolerance for all religions but hers.
Counter-resolutions, & an address to the King, by the H. of Burgesses were agreed to with little opposition, & a spirit manifestly displayed of considering the cause of Massachusetts as a common one.
Against this inactivity the zeal and industry of sectarian preachers had an open and undisputed field; and by the time of the revolution, a majority of the inhabitants had become dissenters from the established church, but were still obliged to pay contributions to support the Pastors of the minority.
www.yale.edu /lawweb/avalon/jeffauto.htm   (19494 words)

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It has also seemed to me that in an age of transition in opinions, there may be somewhat both of interest and of benefit in noting the successive phases of any mind which was always pressing forward, equally ready to learn and to unlearn either from its own thoughts or from those of others.
It was, in fact, an account of the struggles between the patricians and plebeians, which now engrossed all the interest in my mind which I had previously felt in the mere wars and conquest of the Romans.
It is also a study peculiarly adapted to an early stage in the education of philosophical students, since it does not presuppose the slow process of acquiring, by experience and reflection, valuable thoughts of their own.
socserv2.socsci.mcmaster.ca /~econ/ugcm/3ll3/mill/auto   (13972 words)

 Charles Darwin's autobiography
Whilst examining an old gravel-pit near Shrewsbury, a labourer told me that he had found in it a large worn tropical Volute shell, such as may be seen on the chimney-pieces of cottages; and as he would not sell the shell, I was convinced that he had really found it in the pit.
He was an ardent disciple of Lavater, and was convinced that he could judge of a man's character by the outline of his features; and he doubted whether any one with my nose could possess sufficient energy and determination for the voyage.
An unverified hypothesis is of little or no value; but if any one should hereafter be led to make observations by which some such hypothesis could be established, I shall have done good service, as an astonishing number of isolated facts can be thus connected together and rendered intelligible.
www.victorianweb.org /science/darwin/darwin_autobiography.html   (18431 words)

 Autobiography - Adoption Encyclopedia
Often requested by adoption agencies, the autobiography is a written history of the adoptive parent, including educational background, career and a variety of other information; also called a profile or a RESUME.
The agency staff may use the autobiography to help them evaluate the family in the HOME STUDY or family study process.
Some agencies also provide nonidentifying autobiographies to pregnant women or birthmothers considering adoption and ask them to select which adoptive parents they would like for their child.
encyclopedia.adoption.com /entry/autobiography/51/1.html   (198 words)

Autobiography is not the story of a life; it is the recreation or the discovery of one.
Often, of course, autobiography is merely a collection of well-rehearsed anecdotes; but, intelligently written, it is the revelation, to the reader and the writer, of the writer's conception of the life he or she has lived.
That is why there need to be many biographies of a complex subject-at least one every generation-if an individual life is to hold meaning for readers born in a different time and place from the subject, if a life is to be usefully interpreted for an ever-changing audience.
www.scils.rutgers.edu /~kvander/biography.html   (658 words)

 how to write an autobiography   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
When writing an autobiography, you focus on three major things: who you are in life, what life means to you and what your outlook on the future is.
The first thing you do when writing an autobiography is start off with a lot of facts about your life; for example, when and where you were born, where you live (city and state), where you go to school and who you live with.
The conclusion is the last paragraph of your autobiography and an important one, too.
www.sarasota.k12.fl.us /bhs/bryan/bryan_auto.html   (322 words)

 The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
He set forth a scheme for an Academy, which was taken up later and finally developed into the University of Pennsylvania; and he founded an "American Philosophical Society" for the purpose of enabling scientific men to communicate their discoveries to one another.
In politics he proved very able both as an administrator and as a controversialist; but his record as an office-holder is stained by the use he made of his position to advance his relatives.
On his return to America he played an honorable part in the Paxton affair, through which he lost his seat in the Assembly; but in 1764 he was again despatched to England as agent for the colony, this time to petition the King to resume the government from the hands of the proprietors.
eserver.org:16080 /books/franklin   (1856 words)

 Wisconsin Studies in Autobiography
But, more than an autobiography, Zea Mexican is an extraordinary work of literature, much of it written in the expressive "nation language" of Jamaica and the Caribbean.
Some diaries were kept only briefly, others through an entire lifetime; some diaries are the intensely private record of a life, others tell the story of an entire family and were meant to be saved and appreciated by future generations.
Women, Autobiography, Theory is the first comprehensive guide to the burgeoning field of women's autobiography, drawing into one volume the most significant theoretical discussions on women's life writing of the last two decades.
sites.unc.edu /andrews   (5404 words)

 Encyclopedia article on Autobiography [EncycloZine]   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
In a sense, autobiography (from the Greek eauton = self, bios = life and graphein = write) is a form of biography, the writing of a life story.
The pagan rhetor Libanius framed his life memoir as one of his oration s, not the public kind, but the literary kind that would be read aloud in the privacy of one's study.
For example, the autobiography of an American Civil War general might include sections on the nature of slavery, the origins of the Civil War, and the political career of Abraham Lincoln.
encyclozine.com /Autobiography   (387 words)

 85.03.03: Autobiography: Maya Angelou
Introducing the concept of autobiography to students at this point in the discussion becomes much more complex because there is no set form or structure for autobiography and because there are no boundaries or limits to it as a literary genre.
Autobiography which is about the self or the “autos” or the “I” can be as varied as the self is. People have fantasy lives that are just as much a part of their real lives as is the Kentucky Fried Chicken that they ate yesterday or the high school diplomas that they earned last week.
When Maya, who believed in ghosts and haunts was asked by her grandmother to leave the light of the family circle around the warm pot-bellied stove to fetch a long-handled fork in the dark kitchen, the two minute trip of fear and panic in the dark took Maya through cemeteries, gravestones, and fl cats.
www.yale.edu /ynhti/curriculum/units/1985/3/85.03.03.x.html   (4540 words)

 Amazon.com: An Autobiography: Books: Richard Avedon   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Readers expecting a memoir might initially be mystified by this compendium of splendidly reproduced photographs, but it makes sense for the renowned Avedon, once chief photographer at Harper's Bazaar and Vogue and now the first staff photographer at The New Yorker, to reconsider his life through images.
An Autobiography is a great introduction to Avedon.
i found an open copy of this at the book store last night so i got to look at it for the first time.
www.amazon.com /Autobiography-Richard-Avedon/dp/0679409211   (1145 words)

 autobiography of Virginia Bradford, silent movie star
Viriginia has an annoying habit of never mentioning dates and only very rarely providing the names of her various husbands and lovers (with the notable exception of Charlie Chaplin).
She split an corn open and showed me the tiny tree curled inside, and told me that a baby grew like that -- only the other's place for carrying the baby was under her heart.
An older boy next-door threw things at the pony when I was on him to make him kick up his hind legs.
www.samizdat.com /brad1.html   (24276 words)

 Autobiography Encyclopedia Article, History, Biography @ Local Color Art   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Autobiography (from the Greek auton, 'self', bios, 'life' and graphein, 'write') is biography, the writing of a life story, from the viewpoint of the subject.
A name for such a work in Antiquity was an apologia, essentially more self-justification than introspection.
The pagan rhetor Libanius framed his life memoir as one of his orations, not the public kind, but the literary kind that would be read aloud in the privacy of one's study.
search.localcolorart.com /search/encyclopedia/Autobiography   (487 words)

 autobiography on Encyclopedia.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Autobiography, visual representations, and the preservation of self.(Critical Essay)
Autobiography as Activism: Three Black Women of the Sixties.
Autobiography as dissidence: subjectivity, sexuality, and the Women's Co-operative Guild.
www.encyclopedia.com /html/X/X-autobiog.asp   (384 words)

 Autobiography of a Yogi, by Paramhansa Yogananda: Complete 1946 edition online
"Autobiography of a Yogi" is not an ordinary book.
To read its message of hope to all truthseekers is to begin a great adventure.
Publishers Notes, from Crystal Clarity Publishers, provides information about this edition of the "Autobiography of a Yogi," along with frequently asked questions about this great book.
www.ananda.org /inspiration/books/ay   (388 words)

 Asperger Syndrome Writer's Corner: Articles about autism
Note: This is adapted from an excerpt of a presentation USING MUSIC TO WORK WITH AUTISTIC CHILDREN on July 21, 1997 that I gave at the Allegro School in Cedar Knolls, New Jersey, USA.
Having an interest in a particular field doesn't mean that it is good for you to work in.
An electric shaver is tolerable if I don't use it often and on only the small portions of my face that I don't want the beard to cover.
www.udel.edu /bkirby/asperger/survival_shore.html   (3908 words)

 UFO Book Reviews
This is an unusually cerebral and eloquently argued text that ufologists of all stripes should read and ponder before hastily attributing abduction reports to extraterrestrial intelligence or delusion.
The result is an interesting collection of ancedotes and queries that meld close encounters with out-of-body experiences, apparant encounters with deceased loved ones, and half-remembered voyages to lands unknown.
In "The Monkey and the Tetrahedron" Jinks accomplishes an articulate and intellectually satisfying synthesis of "paranormal" matters, skillfully addressing apparent artificial structures on the Moon and Mars, breaking developments in "cold fusion" research, and the UFO phenomenon.
www.mactonnies.com /ufobooks.html   (12322 words)

 Joanne M. Braxton: Black Women Writing Autobiography
Joanne Braxton argues for a redefinition of the genre of fl American autobiography to include the images of women as well as their memoirs, reminiscences, diaries, and journals—as a corrective to both fl and feminist literary criticism.
Beginning with slave narratives and concluding with modern autobiography, she deals with individual works as representing stages in a continuum and situates these works in the context of other writings by both fl and white writers.
She examines "sass" as a mode of women's discourse and a weapon of self-defense, and she introduces the "outraged mother" as a parallel to the articulate hero archetype.
www.temple.edu /tempress/titles/439_reg.html   (821 words)

 Archiving Early America
A year after Benjamin Franklin's death his autobiography entitled "Memoires De La Vie Privee...," was published in Paris in March of 1791.
Known today as "The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin," this classic piece of Americana was originally written for Franklin's son William, then the Governor of New Jersey.
Franklin wrote the first five chapters of his autobiography in England in 1771, resumed again thirteen years later (1784-85) in Paris and later in 1788 when he returned to the United States.
www.earlyamerica.com /lives/franklin   (197 words)

 Mark Twain's Autobiography   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Neider's edition of the autobiography sparked international controversy during the height of the Cold War when literary critics in the Soviet Union claimed that Mark Twain's writings were being systematically censored in the United States.
More from Susy's biography, he writes an article about punishment of children, experiences with the "Mind Cure," Susy believes her father could be a philosopher.
Excerpt from an October 1900 interview with the New York World in which Twain discusses his desire to write the autobiography without feeling like his contemporaries are looking over his shoulder.
www.boondocksnet.com /twaintexts/autobiography   (961 words)

 My Inventions: The Autobiography of Nikola Tesla
This autobiography is released to remedy this situation.
Tesla's autobiography, the text of which is included in these pages, is available in paperback.
This autobiography was originally printed as a series of six magazine articles in "The Electrical Experimenter" magazine.
www.lucidcafe.com /library/96jul/teslaautobio.html   (381 words)

 Autobiography Services   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
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Creating your autobiography will be one of the more rewarding experiences of your life.
The fact that you are reading this message indicates you have the desire to write your autobiography as a gift to your family.
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 Roosevelt, Theodore. 1913. An Autobiography
Shaw, G.B. Stein, G. Stevenson, R.L. Wells, H.G. Nonfiction > Theodore Roosevelt > An Autobiography
We of the great modern democracies must strive unceasingly to make our several countries lands in which a poor man who works hard can live comfortably and honestly, and in which a rich man cannot live dishonestly nor in slothful avoidance of duty.
In his vital, illustrative and dynamic autobiography, Theodore Roosevelt let us into the life that formed one of the greatest and outspoken presidents in American history.
www.bartleby.com /55   (156 words)

 All Beer and Skittles? - Edward Gibbons   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Despite this Durham retained him as an unofficial representative, advisor and negotiator, giving him effectively the same powers he would have had had he been appointed.Between them they successfully defused the situation and brought about the union of Upper and Lower Canada.
He also managed to get an address of welcome for Edward Gibbon, written by Isaac Featherstone and signed by many of the citizens.Edward Gibbon went on the attack almost as soon as he landed.
This table is a result of an automated database query (Beta-Test!) based on the authors/publishers...
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 Amazon.co.uk: Books: The Autobiography   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
In this autobiography he looks at how the sport has changed since going professional in 1995 and the issues this has raised.
As an England and Leicester Tigers fan I was always going to read this book, however it is a must read for anyone remotely interested in rugby and for anyone who just likes autobiographies in general.
It's an excellent read and covers just about every aspect of his fantastic career; from his days in NZ playing for the AB U-21 team and back to Leicester, England and the Lions - all of which are discussed at length.
www.amazon.co.uk /exec/obidos/ASIN/0755311868   (704 words)

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