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- Eisenhower, Dwight D (Awesome Library)
- Ford, Gerald R. (Awesome Library)
- Dali, Salvador (Artchive.com)
Provides a biography, as well as examples of some of his more famous works. 3-01
- Darwin's Quest Was Motivated by His Faith (U.S. News)
"In an interview, one of the authors of Darwin's Sacred Cause argues Darwin was motivated by his faith." 02-09
- De Gaulle, Charles (Biography.com)
The first President of the Fifth Republic of France. Sometimes visitors misspell as deGall, de Galle, or deGalle. leaders, rulers, Presidents, and Prime Ministers 9-00
- Dickens, Charles (Perry Internet Consulting)
Provides a creative and engaging biography of Charles Dickens, including a summary of key events in his life.
- Diller, Phyllis (CNN News)
"Way before people such as Roseanne Barr, Kathy Griffin and Rosie O'Donnell broke ground for women in comedy, there was Phyllis Diller. She got started in the late '50s, a time when female stand-up comics were a rarity." 08-12
- Eban, Abba (BBC)
"Veteran Israeli politician and diplomat Abba Eban has died in hospital near Tel Aviv at the age of 87."
"He dominated the first decade of Israeli diplomacy following the state's establishment in 1948, serving as its representative to the United Nations and ambassador to Washington."
"He went on to become one of Israel's most respected foreign ministers, serving for eight of the most turbulent years of its history, between 1966 and 1974." 11-02
- Eban, Abba (Kjeilen)
Provides a political profile through a timeline of his life. He died in 2002. 11-02
- Edison, Thomas (Ima Hero)
Provides a short biography for children. 8-01
- El Greco (Artchive.com)
Provides a biography, as well as examples of some of his more famous works. 3-01
- Emerson, Ralph Waldo (Bibliomania - Simmonds)
Provides a biography, with an emphasis on his contribution to American Literature.
- Empress Wu Zetian (Women in World History Curriculum - Reese)
Provides a biography of an influential woman of the Tang dynasty of China.
- Evans, Janet (HickokSports.com)
"Unusually slender for a swimmer at 5-foot-5 and only 102 pounds, Evans dominated the 1987 U. S. championships by winning four events, the 400-, 800-, and 1,500-meter freestyle and the 400-meter individual medley. She was the first woman to break the 16-minute barrier for 1,500 meters." 08-07
- Evans, Janet (Wikipedia.org)
"In 1987, she broke the world records in the 400-, 800- and 1,500-meter freestyle events. At the 1988 Summer Olympics in Seoul, she won three gold medals. In the games, she set a new world record in the 400-meter freestyle event; this record would hold for 18 years until Laure Manaudou broke it in May 2006. Until June 2007 Evans held the 1,500 meters record (set in March of 1988) when it was broken by Kate Ziegler with a time of 15:42.54. Evans holds the current world record in the 800 meters (set in August of 1989). The 800 record is one of the longest standing ever in the sport of swimming, lasting through four Olympic Games. Only the 100 m freestyle record of the dutch swimmer Willy den Ouden stood longer (1936 - 1956)."
"Janet Evans was named the 1989 recipient of the James E. Sullivan Award as the top amateur athlete in the United States."
"Following her 1988 performance, Evans continued to dominate the American and world distance scene. She became the first woman ever to win back-to-back Olympic and World Championship titles in any event, taking the 1988 and 1992 Olympic titles and the 1991 and 1994 World titles in the 800 m freestyle."
"She won the 400 m and 800 m free at the U.S. National Championships 12 times each, the most national titles in one event by any swimmer in the 100-year history of the event. 08-07
- Everybody Has a Story (CBS News)
"Every two weeks someone throws a dart at a map of America. CBS News correspondent Steve Hartman goes wherever it sticks, flips through the local phone book, and picks a name at random. He then does a story on someone at that house (assuming they’re willing, of course)." 9-04
- Falconetti, Renee (Findagrave.com)
"Although she spent most of her life as a stage comedienne actress Maria Falconetti would forever make her place in history for her one and only film role, that of the title role in Carl Dryer's silent masterpiece "La Passion de Jeanne d'Arc" (The Passion of Joan of Arc). Her work in that film, which is comprised almost entirely of close-ups, has been widely hailed as the single greatest performance in the history of film." 03-11
- Fawkes, Guy (Wikipedia.org)
"Guy Fawkes (13 April 1570 – 31 January 1606), also known as Guido Fawkes, was an English soldier and member of a group of Roman Catholics who attempted to carry out the Gunpowder Plot on 5 November 1605."
"The Gunpowder Plot was a plan to assassinate the Protestant King James I (James VI of Scotland) and the members of both houses of the Parliament of England, by blowing up Westminster Palace during the formal opening session of the 1605 Parliament, in which the king addressed a joint assembly of both the House of Lords and the House of Commons. Guy Fawkes was in large part responsible for the later stages of the plan's execution. His activities were detected before the plan's completion, and following a severe interrogation involving the use of torture and a trial in Westminster Hall by Judge John Popham, he and his co-conspirators were executed for treason and attempted murder. Guy Fawkes' failure (or the attempt) is remembered by Guy Fawkes Night (also known as Bonfire Night or Fireworks Night) on 5 November." Visitors sometimes misspell as Fox or Faux. 01-07
- Fiorina, Carly (ABC News)
"Carly Fiorina, dismissed today [February, 2005] as chief executive of the Hewlett-Packard technology company, was celebrated as the first woman to run a top 20 U.S. company."
"In the buttoned-down world of corporate America, where men still hold 493 of the 500 top jobs, Fiorina knew it was hard for people to talk about her without talking about her gender."
- Fleming, Alexander (PBS)
Provides a biography of Alexander Fleming, known for his contribution to medicine by his discovery of the role of penicillin in fighting bacterial infections. 3-00
- Freire, Paulo (Infed.org)
"Perhaps the most influential thinker about education in the late twentieth century, Paulo Freire has been particularly popular with informal educators with his emphasis on dialogue and his concern for the oppressed."
"Paulo Freire (1921 - 1997), the Brazilian educationalist, has left a significant mark on thinking about progressive practice. His Pedagogy of the Oppressed is currently one of the most quoted educational texts (especially in Latin America, Africa and Asia). Freire was able to draw upon, and weave together, a number of strands of thinking about educational practice and liberation." 9-05
- Freire, Paulo (Wikipedia.org)
"Paulo Freire (Recife, Brazil September 19, 1921 - São Paulo, Brazil May 2, 1997) was a Brazilian educator and influential theorist of education."
"Paulo Freire contributes a philosophy of education that comes not only from the more classical approaches stemming from Plato, but also from modern Marxist and anti-colonialist thinkers. In fact, in many ways his Pedagogy of the Oppressed may best be read as an extension of or reply to Frantz Fanon's The Wretched of the Earth, which laid strong emphasis on the need to provide native populations with an education which was simultaneously new and modern (rather than traditional) and anti-colonial (that is, that was not simply an extension of the culture of the colonizer)."
"Freire is best-known for his attack on what he called the banking concept of education, in which the student was viewed as an empty account to be filled by the teacher. Of course, this is not really a new move — Rousseau's conception of the child as an active learner was already a step away from the tabula rasa (which is basically the same as the 'banking concept'), and thinkers like John Dewey and Alfred North Whitehead were strongly critical of the transmission of mere 'facts' as the goal of education. Freire's work is one of the foundations of critical pedagogy." 11-05
- Hodgkin, Dorothy Crowfoot (University of California San Diego)
"Concentrating first on her contributions to science, she is known as a founder of the science of protein crystallography. Hodgkin's contributions to crystallography included solutions of the structures of cholesterol, lactoglobulin, ferritin, tobacco mosaic virus, penicillin, vitamin B-12, and insulin (a solution on which she worked for 34 years), as well as the development of methods for indexing and processing X-ray intensities." 1-04