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  • Robert And Clara
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    Robert Alexander Schumann was born in the small riverside town of Zwickau, Saxony, in 1810. The youngest of five children, Robert Schumannwas brought up in comfortable, middle-class respectability. As a child, he apparently exhibited no remarkable abilities. At the age of six, Robert was sent to the local preparatory school, run by Archdeacon Donner. He had in fact already begun his education, with the young tutor who gave lessons in exchange for board and lodging at the Schumann home. At the ag...
  • Robert Peck Being
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    Censorship in A Day No Pigs Would Die Robert Newton Peck was born in the late 1930's in Vermont. Haven Peck, his father was a "quiet and gentle man whose work was killing pigs". (dedication of novel). Peck grew up on a farm and worked as a lumberjack, in a paper mill, and in a slaughterhouse before he wrote his first book. He was first inspired to write by his first through sixth grade teacher, Miss Kelly, a well-loved lady who filled Peck with dreams about what he could do, if he wanted to. Pec...
  • Robert And His Cousin Elliot
    710 words
    The Art of keeping coolTh is story took place in 1942 during World War II; the war in Europe was threatening to come over to the United States. There were rumors flying about German submarines being spotted just off the coast and traitors being discovered only a few towns away. Therefore, if you were friends with a German, it would be a problem. The main characters are Robert and his cousin Elliot, there's Robert's mom, and his little 5 year-old sister, they lived in a farm but then they all wen...
  • General Robert E Lee
    428 words
    A Southern Hero It all started on January 19, 1807. A little baby boy was born, not yet know to be a hero. Young Robert admired two wonderful soldiers, George Washington and his very own father, Henry Lee. Robert was born on January 19th to Henry and Anne Carter Lee, in Westmoreland County, Virginia. Robert was eleven when his father died in 1818. Robert's father was a good soldier. Henry was a Revolutionary War leader and Governor of West Virginia. On the first on July 1825, Robert entered into...
  • Robert's Father
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    A Day No Pigs Would Die is a story that Robert Peck wrote to show the reader his adolescent life, fate, and the journey from boyhood to manhood. Peck leads the reader through the intricate web of his youth, almost as though he were a stitching needle. The author makes sure not to miss a single stomach pumping detail, leaving the reader, well, not quite wanting more. As a young Shaker boy, Robert lived with his mother Lucy, father Haven, and his aunt carrie. The novel begins with a vivid scene in...

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