Essay on The Events of 1937

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World, American, and regional events that occurred in 1937 were remarkably influential to history. The year of 1937 was marked by dynamic world leaders, intensifying international conflicts, economic struggles, record breaking athletes, and influential authors. Despite the fact that this year was a time of rising world instability and uncertainty, several admirable feats were still achieved. John Steinbeck was a world renowned author of the twentieth century. He wrote numerous novels, many of which were about migrant farmers who struggled during times of economic downfall. Of Mice and Men, published in 1937, and The Grapes of Wrath, published in 1939, both were written with influence of the Great Depression. Both of these novels were …show more content…
(Philip Gerber). Robert Frost made numerous outstanding accomplishments during his career as a poet. By 1930, Frost had become a member of both the National Institute of Arts and Letters and the Academy of Arts and Letters. In 1937, Frost was awarded a Pulitzer prize for A Further Range. He also won three more Pulitzer Prizes, all of which were awarded to him between the years of 1923 and 1943. Together, these accomplishments made him a remarkable figure in world literature (Philip Gerber, Encyclopedia Britannica Online School Edition). Theodor Seuss Geisel, better known as Dr. Seuss, was an extremely distinguished American author and illustrator of children’s books. Numerous books of his have been made into movies. His first children’s book, And to Think That I saw it on Mulberry Street, was first published in 1937. The Cat in the Hat, Green Eggs and Ham, and How the Grinch Stole Christmas are among some of the most famous children stories that Dr. Seuss wrote. He won two Academy Awards during his career: one for Design and Death and another of animated cartoon Gerald McBoing-Boing (Encyclopedia Britannica Online School Edition). Helen Keller was born in Tuscumbia, Alabama. She was a noted author who overcame numerous obstacles. When she was only 19 months old, she became contracted scarlet fever, which left her both blind and deaf. Despite her adversities, Keller published numerous books. The World I Live In, My Religion, and Helen

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