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100 Biographies I Intend to Read

As I finish these, I will try to type up a mini-review or commentary on the version that I read.  Mind you, this is going to take some time!

  1. Richard Branson                       Done
  2. Benjamin Franklin                   Done
  3. Thomas Jefferson
  4. Edison
  5. Einstein
  6. Jasper Johns
  7. Jo Davidson (artist)
  8. Gandhi
  9. Indira Gandhi
  10. Lewis and Clark
  11. Christopher Columbus (?)
  12. Clinton
  13. Brook Shields                             Done
  14. George Burns
  15. George Carlin
  16. Fred Astaire
  17. Jimmy Carter
  18. Marlee Matlin
  19. Pierce Brosnan
  20. Sean Connery
  21. Alexander Hamilton
  22. Margaret Thatcher
  23. Tony Blair
  24. Winston Churchill
  25. Randolph Churchill
  26. Abraham Lincoln
  27. John F. Kennedy
  28. Elizabeth I                         August 2007
  29. Edward VII
  30. George VI
  31. Henry VIII
  32. Louis XVI
  33. Piere Trudoux (sp?)
  34. Gorbechov
  35. Bresnev
  36. French revolutionary leaders
  37. Napoleon
  38. George Allen
  39. Alexander The Great
  40. Frederick the Great
  41. Nelson Mandela                     DONE -fantastic  Fall 2011
  42. Booker T. Washington
  43. Malcom X
  44. Martin Luther King, Jr.
  45. Martin Luther
  46. Marian Anderson
  47. Arthur Ashe Done 1/08
  48. Benjamin Oliver Davis
  49. Frederick Douglass
  50. Colin Powell          Done Fall 2007
  51. Madame C. J. Walker
  52. Douglas Wilder
  53. Rosa Parks
  54. Titian
  55. Handel
  56. Picasso
  57. Beethoven
  58. Erasmus
  59. Calvin
  60. Catherine the Great
  61. Disraeli
  62. Roosevelt
  63. Cromwell
  64. Bertrand Russell
  65. Niels Bohr
  66. Madam Curie
  67. Teddy Roosevelt
  68. FDR
  69. Stalin
  70. Lenin
  71. T. S. Eliot
  72. e.e. cummings
  73. Ogden Nash
  74. Antoine Lavoisier
  75. Edward Jenner
  76. Joseph Priestley
  77. James Watt
  78. Gamal Abdel Nasser
  79. Anwar Sadat
  80. Menachem Begin
  81. King Hussein
  82. Benjamin Netanyahu
  83. Shimon Peres
  84. Ariel Sharon
  85. Abigail Smith Adams                                        Done (FANTASTIC)  2/5/2012
  86. Jane Addams
  87. Josphine Baker
  88. Ida B. Wells Barnett
  89. Clara Barton
  90. Molly Brown
  91. Rachel Carson
  92. Isadora Duncan
  93. Lucretia Rudolph Garfield
  94. “Mother” Jones
  95. Elizabeth Cady Stanton
  96. Harriet Beecher Stowe
  97. Grace Hopper
  98. Harriet Tubman
  99. Phyllis Wheatley
  100. Victoria Woodhull

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Really Useful Websites (February 2009)

  • Presidential trivia in time for Presidents’ Day

o Kaboose.com – Presidents’ Day 2009 – I highly recommend taking a look at this site in general, but I found their information on Presidents’ Day, with activities for children, particularly appealing.  There are tabs for crafts, activities, printables, and “All about the Presidents”.

o Snopes – Presidents Day – now here is an interesting article on Presidents’ Day and all of the confusion surrounding the birthdays of Washington and Lincoln.

o Presidents USA – this is quite a collection of links to sites related to the presidents of the United States.  Some are better than others, but I think it is worth taking a little while to look around.

  • Romantic Gift Ideas

o Lovingyou – Need I say more than the name of the site?  There are “every day romance” ideas and gift ideas as well.  There are sections for Date Night, Romantic Travel, and Recipes for Two, and much more.  Well worth some time looking around.

o Romantic Gift Ideas – This site has sections for Date Night, Bedroom, Breakfast Recipes, Dinner Ideas, and Games, among others.  I found interesting ideas on making a bedroom a more romantic place, as well as some good romantic ideas.  I also like the fact that viewers can share stories – that is frequently a great source of inspiration!

  • Humor Sites (or humorous sites!)

o Roadside America – Ok, what’s not to like about this site?  If you are looking for oddities to go see, THIS is the site for you!  If you are looking for an offbeat vacation destination, what better place to start?  There are tips, visitor tips, maps, and a section on hotels as well!  Go browse!  There are even themes, including – and I shudder at the thought – two-story outhouses!

o Southern Humorists – I admit it…I’m a Southerner, so I might be JUST a WEE bit biased on this one, but I enjoyed browsing around this site.  It certainly provides enough material to fill the brief breaks I’m able to take on the computer for quite a while!

  • Black History Sites:  the sites or pages below contained a variety of information that I found useful and interesting.  I’m not claiming that I’m posting anything anyone couldn’t find easily – but I’m posting sites that I felt were well-done.  If anyone reading this has other suggestions, I welcome additions to the list via comments!

o About.com – African-American History

o Biography.com – 101 Facts about African American History

o History.com – Black History Facts

o Black Inventor Online Museum – a wealth of information!

  • Miscellaneous

o Mental Floss – stimulating! I look forward to a subscription in the near future!  (Well, I’m working on it – gotta find the time to read!)

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