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John Paul II Biography

He was a outspoken supporter for human rights and used his influence to effect political change. He died in Italy in 2005. It had been announced in July of 2013 that he’d be declared a saint in April of the next year. His mom died when he was 9 years old, ...

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Alice Sebold Biography

Sebold was viciously raped while a college undergraduate. Her accounts of the event became the topic of her memoir, Lucky. The writer ‘s second novel, TheAlmost Moon, was released in 2007. Created Alice Sebold on September 6, 1963, in Madison, Wisconsin. The daughter of two professor parents, Sebold grew up in ...

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John Irving Biography

He’s written a number of other novels, including A Prayer for Owen Meany and The Fourth Hand, along with two memoirs. Produced on March 2, 1942 in Exeter, New Hampshire, John Irving was bornJohn Wallace Blunt Jr., after his biological dad. Irving attended Exeter too, and during his teens took up ...

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Álvar Núñez Cabeza de Vaca Biography

Explorer lvar Nez Cabeza de Vaca was born 1490, in Extremadura, Castile, Spain. By September all but his party of 60 had perished; it reached the coast near present day Galveston, Texas. The survivors lived on the list of natives of the area for four years, and Cabeza de Vaca ...

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P.L. Travers Biography

P.L. Travers was born on August 9, 1899, in Queensland, Australia. The Mary Poppins stories sprang from amusing youthful visitors along using a love of mythology. Infamously private and prickly, the Disney movie Mary Poppins made her hugely rich, but sad. She died in London on April 23, 1996. Her ...

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Iris Murdoch Biography

Iris Murdoch was born on July 15, 1919, in Dublin, Ireland. She released her first novel in 1954, and also would go to release more than 26 novels. The Sea, the Sea won a Booker Prize in 1978. While she was growing up, her dad worked as a civil servant, and ...

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