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Review: In ‘Hero of the Empire,’ a Young Churchill Earns His Spurs


Candice Millard Candice Millard’s third book, “Hero of the Empire: The Boer War, a Daring Escape and the Making of Winston Churchill,” would make a fine movie, though Richard Attenborough did, in a sense, get there first. In 1972, he made “Young Winston,” drawn from Churchill’s own account of his early life, and it includes the same material Ms. Millard recounts so thrillingly: the future prime minister’s brash heroics in the South African Republic in 1899, which culminated in a prison break and nine days on the lam. “I’m free! I’m free! I’m Winston bloody Churchill, and I’m free!” he shouts in the film, just as he crosses the border to safety — a moment, we later realize, that could just as easily have referred to Churchill’s psychological relief as his physical freedom: He had finally shaken off the legacy of his father, Lord Randolph Churchill, whose formidable early accomplishments and later humiliations stalked him like the moon.

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Newcombe, Don 1926–


Contemporary Black Biography COPYRIGHT 2005 Thomson GaleProfessional baseball player Started in Negro Leagues Played Integrated Baseball Tired of Segregation Sources Don Newcombe is the only man in baseball history to win all three of the sport’s major awards, winning Rookie of the Year, the Cy Young award, and Most Valuable Player. While he got his start in the Negro Leagues, it wasn’t long before he followed Jackie Robinson into Major League baseball, where he was one of the first four African Americans to play in the major leagues during the late 1940s.

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Steve Chen


PeopleNostalgiaCelebrityHistory & CultureCrime & ScandalVideo PeopleNostalgiaCelebrityHistory & CultureCrime & ScandalVideo NameSteve ChenOccupationBusiness LeaderBirth DateAugust, 1978 (age 38)EducationUniversity of Illinois at Urbana-ChampaignPlace of BirthTaipei, TaiwanFull NameSteven Shih Chen Steve Chen is best known as the co-founder and chief technology officer of the video-sharing website YouTube. Google bought YouTube for $1. 64 billion in stock. Born in August 1978 in Taipei, Taiwan, Steve Chen is an American entrepreneur who co-launched the video-sharing website YouTube in 2005.

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Haiti - Justice : Arrest warrant against Lucie Tondreau, Mayor of North Miami - HaitiLibre.com : Haiti news 7/7


Haiti - Justice : Arrest warrant against Lucie Tondreau, Mayor of North Miami 20/05/2014 11:30:09 Monday, federal agents from the FBI presented at the residence of Lucie Tondreau, Mayor of North Miami Haitian, to execute an arrest warrant issued in connection with an alleged mortgage fraud. In the indictment made ​​public, Lucie Tondreau and several others are accused of defrauding lenders for an amount of $8 million to buy through straw buyers, 20 properties in South Miami in 2006. Mayor of North Miami, Lucie Tondreau, [born in La Vallée de Jacmel] and former host on Haitian radio, has been accused of having used a radio program as a recruitment tool in a mortgage fraud scheme.

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L.A. Reid


PeopleNostalgiaCelebrityHistory & CultureCrime & ScandalVideo PeopleNostalgiaCelebrityHistory & CultureCrime & ScandalVideo Music Producer, Songwriter (1956–) NameL. A. ReidOccupationMusic Producer, SongwriterBirth DateJune 7, 1956 (age 60)Place of BirthCincinnati, OhioAKAL. A. ReidLA ReidFull NameAntonio ReidZodiac SignGemini L. A. Reid is an American music executive and producer. He's also starred as a judge on the music competition show The X Factor. “Everything that I do musically is all about having my spirit stirred and having the hair on my arm raised and you did both for me today.

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Manning & Kass, LLP


Jeffrey M. Lenkov is nationally recognized by many as the lawyer to hire when faced withhigh stakeslitigation. Fortune 500 companies regularly seek out Mr. Lenkov as their choice of counsel for “bet the house” litigation. He is an equity partner in the Los Angeles office of Manning & Kass. He leads the firm's Entertainment Law; Professional Sports Law; and Retail, Restaurant, and Hospitality Teams. Mr. Lenkov is a certified players' agent with the National Hockey League Players' Association (NHLPA). He represents athletes and sports announcers.

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Richard Strauss | German composer


Richard Strauss , in fullRichard Georg Strauss(bornJune 11, 1864 , Munich,Germany —diedSeptember 8, 1949 ,Garmisch-Partenkirchen ), an outstanding GermanRomanticcomposer of the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Hissymphonic poemsof the 1890s and his operas of the following decade have remained an indispensable feature of the standard repertoire. Strauss’s father, Franz, was the principalhornplayer of the Munich Court Orchestra and was recognized as Germany’s leading virtuoso of the instrument. His mother came from the prominent brewing family of Pschorr.

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10 things you should know about arrested pastor, Sign Fireman (PHOTOS)


by Tutu Akinlabi Popular Lagos Pastor, Sign Fireman has constantly attracted suspicion and controversy for  his style of ministry. [READ:Meet Sign Fireman, the controversial pastor arrested for ritual murder] The preacher who heads “Dr. Fireman’s Church” located in the Surulere area of the state has been called a fake amongst other things. Here are 10 things that you probably didn’t (and should) know about Pastor Sign Fireman. 1. His real name is Ofuche Ukoha 2. He got married last year: Pastor Fireman got married on April 28, 2013 at his church headquarters in Surulere, Lagos.

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Broken Vows: Tony Blair, The Tragedy of Power by Tom Bower review – why is he so loathed by so many?


It was December 1995 and I had just left Tony Blair’s parliamentary office feeling rather pleased with myself. I had interviewed him for anAnalysisprogramme on Radio 4 dedicated to unearthing the philosophy behind the “new” politics. Alastair Campbell had been unenthusiastic (“pretentious bollocks”), but had relented on the proviso that I had half an hour, max. Instead Blair spoke eloquently for more than an hour, answering my questions with effortless gusto. On the way back to the studio, I allowed myself a smile, only for my producer to retort: “That was useless.

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R. L. Stine


Why is Tim Jacobus R. L. Stine's favorite illustrator? Maybe because they've done so many scary books together. Tim did the cover paintings for more than 80 Goosebumps books, as well as the six amazing Amazon books. Recently, the two of them got together and asked the questions they've always wanted to ask each other. . . ~~~~TIM (the illustrator) asks R. L. STINE (the author):TIM: When I illustrate, I can "see" the image in my head before I start to draw. Do you "hear" a story when you write?R. L. : I hear kids when I write. I try to hear the voice of the boy or girl who is telling the story.

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