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Thomas A. Edison
Thomas A. EdisonFebruary 11, 1847 - October 18, 1931
Swami Vivekananda
Swami VivekanandaJanuary 12, 1863 - July 4, 1902
Alice Walker
Alice WalkerFebruary 9, 1944 -
Erma Bombeck
Erma BombeckFebruary 21, 1927 - April 22, 1996
Erma Louise Bombeck (née Fiste; February 21, 1927 – April 22, 1996) was an American humorist who achieved great popularity for her newspaper column that described suburban home life from the mid-1960s until the late 1990s. Bombeck also published 15 books, most of which became bestsellers. From 1965 to 1996, Erma Bombeck wrote over 4,000 newspaper columns, using broad and sometimes eloquent humor, chronicling the ordinary life of a midwestern suburban housewife. By the 1970s, her columns were read twice-weekly by 30 million readers of the 900 newspapers in the U.S. and Canada....
Henri Nouwen
Henri NouwenJanuary 24, 1932 - October 2, 1996
Napoleon Hill
Napoleon HillOctober 26, 1883 - November 8, 1970
Napoleon Hill (October 26, 1883 – November 8, 1970) was an American author in the area of the new thought movement who was one of the earliest producers of the modern genre of personal-success literature. He is widely considered to be one of the great writers on success. His most famous work, Think and Grow Rich (1937), is one of the best-selling books of all time (at the time of Hill's death in 1970, Think and Grow Rich had sold 20 million copies). Hill's works examined the power of personal beliefs, and the role they play in personal success. He became an advisor to President Franklin D....
Barack Obama
Barack ObamaAugust 4, 1961 -
Thomas Merton
Thomas MertonJanuary 31, 1915 - December 10, 1968
Thomas Merton, O.C.S.O. (January 31, 1915 – December 10, 1968) was an American Catholic writer and mystic. A Trappist monk of the Abbey of Gethsemani, Kentucky, he was a poet, social activist, and student of comparative religion. In 1949, he was ordained to the priesthood and given the name Father Louis. Merton wrote more than 70 books, mostly on spirituality, social justice and a quiet pacifism, as well as scores of essays and reviews. Among Merton's most enduring works is his bestselling autobiography The Seven Storey Mountain (1948), which sent scores of World War II veterans, students,...