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Ernest Hemingway 2

Across more than half a century, the life and work of Ernest Hemingway have been at the center of a critical controversy. For that, Hemingway himself was largely responsible. From the moment he embarked upon his career as a writer, he presented himself to the world as a man’s man, and in both his published […] Read more

FATS WALLER

Thomas “Fats” Waller began his jazz career early, learned fast, rose quickly, lived hard, and died young. A child prodigy, who was playing piano at age six, his life was a furious burst of energy –and it was all reflected in his music. Welcome to the world of Fats Waller: Joe Louis, Legs Diamond, George […] Read more

FLORENCE NIGHTINGALE

If you think of Florence Nightingale as a beatific, selfless nurse who spent her life gently tending to the sick and wounded–think again. The real Florence Nightingale spent only three of her 90 years as a nurse. After that, she was a semi-invalid who clung to Victorian mores, actively lobbying against treating nursing as a […] Read more

Frank Lloyd Wright, By Spencer Hart

American architect Frank Lloyd Wright has been called the greatest single influence on twentieth-century design. His 70-year career spanned an era of enormous change in the nation and the world, and he was in the vanguard of those who sought to make architecture relevant to the social and cultural dynamic of their time. After his […] Read more

GANDHI

Reared in a deeply religious home, Gandhi received an indifferent formal education in India, and in 1888 began law studies in England. In quest of clerical work, he went to South Africa in 1893, and was shocked at the racial discrimination there. He became an advocate for his fellow Indians in South Africa, and undertook […] Read more

George Eastman

George Eastman set to work on simplifying the apparatus of photography and came up with the famous Kodak camera. The Eastman story was the stuff of legend. He was the poor widow’s son who started off as a $3 a week clerk, and by dint of hard work and phenomenal determination rose to vast fame […] Read more

GEORGE GERSHWIN

It’s very clear. His songs are here to stay. He is one of the Country’s most beloved and prolific composers, and artist whose seemingly facile way with a tune call up images of starry Manhattan skylines, a top hat and tails, the perfect martini. Whether collaborating with brother Ira which he did much of the […] Read more

Georgia O’Keeffe

Georgia O’Keeffe revolutionized modern art, both in her time and in the present. And if we understand O’Keeffe’s emotional response to nature and her need to create an equivalent in art, we hold the key to her work. In the 1920s she explored this theme in her magnified paintings of flowers, meant to convey that […] Read more

Georgia O’keefe 2

Georgia O’Keefe’s rather ordinary childhood on a dairy farm in southern Wisconsin suggested little of the extraordinary life the future American painter would lead. Born November 15, 1887 in Sun Prairie, Wisconsin – a town of 900 near Madison — O’Keefe and her 6 siblings helped with chores on the large, prosperous farm every day […] Read more

GERTRUDE BELL

Turning away from the privileged world of the “eminent Victorians,” Gertrude Bell explored, mapped, and excavated the world of the Arabs. Recruited by British intelligence during World War I, she played a crucial role in obtaining the loyalty of Arab leaders. After the war, she played a major role in creating the modern Middle East […] Read more