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    history ending this career with 105 million dollars and his son William practically doubling that wealth to end up with upwards of 200 million dollars which is the equivalent to 218 billion dollars in 2005. In the book Commodore: The Life of Cornelius Vanderbilt, Edward Renehan tells the life story of Cornelius Vanderbilt. He talks about his ancestors before Cornelius was born and ends the book with his son William…

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    On New Year’s Eve 1896, Stephen Crane sailed out from Florida on the Commodore as a correspondent to cover the insurrection of Cuba against Spain. His ship sank a few days later when it hit a sandbar. Crane and three other men spent thirty hours on a dinghy. When they finally arrived to shore, one of the men, the oiler named Billie Higgins, was already dead on the sand. He had drowned when the boat overturned. A few days after, Crane published “Stephen Crane’s Own Story,” a newspaper…

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    The Open Boat Symbolism

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    The Open Boat by Stephen Crane is told from a third-person perspective. The only mind through out the book the narrator has insight to is the correspondent. The narrator suggests all four men are thinking and feeling the same things. Throughout the book the oiler is the only character given a name. The oiler (Billy) has not eaten or slept in days like the others, right before the ship sank he worked double-watch in the engine-room, still he continues rowing. Any time the correspondent tries to…

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    The Ordeal of Donald Boone is a direct account of a deep sea diver’s terrible timing, and the medical miracle of keeping him alive. Donald Boone was a deep sea diver the worked for the “Taylor Diving and Salvage Company” onboard an offshore barge. Underwater divers experience extreme conditions on a daily basis and as a means to better regulate the time divers spend under heavy pressure conditions barges have pressurized living quarters for their divers. At the end of a dive each diver gets into…

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    Charles Stratton P. T. Barnum discovered Charles Stratton in 1842 at the age of four. Soon after, Barnum transformed Stratton into General Tom Thumb, one of the most significant freak show performers of all time. At an early age Stratton was trained to sing, dance, and imitate famous celebrities worldwide. As discussed in the lecture, under the guidance of Barnum, Tom Thumb performed around the world as well as at the American Museum, becoming the most famous dwarf of all time. P. T. Barnum was…

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    Oliver Perry Contribution

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    Commodore Perry and The Battle of Lake Erie Oliver Hazard Perry was born on August 23, 1785, in South Kingstown, Rhode Island. Perry became a midshipman at the age of 13 and later became a great captain and commodore during the war of 1812. Before the start of the war of 1812, Perry was unemployed for two years. He was a self taught educator who studied the idea of naval warfare and passed his thoughts and ides down to his subordinates throughout his life to help with his remarkable career.…

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    modernisation of Japan to take place such as the decline of the Bakufu (military government) which led to democracy, the changing role of the samurai allowed for social mobility, the arrival of the black ships introduced industrialisation to Japan and Commodore Matthew Perry’s arrival resulted in the Militarisation of Japan. These were…

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    divided. America's democracy seen as a failed experiment by other countries, but it's the opposite, it is the start to a new era and more advancements. Cornelius Vanderbilt was one man who helped with America's advancements. He once owned a single ferry, but it soon became a fleet of ships in which they carried cargo and passengers all over the country. Over the next 40 years he built the largest shipping empire in the world and became known as the Commodore. Before the civil war even began and…

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    (the Holden VS ford battle), seeing Holden victorious in the 90’ championships. However in 91, Nissan entered the Skyline GTR, it dominated for 2 years winning consecutively in 91’ and 92’. However, in 1993 Australian touring cars decided to bring in a new regulation called the V8 Supercars and banning turbocharged 4 wheel drive cars, this ended the Nissan Skylines chance of winning again and thus creating equity among the competitors. 1993 was eventually won by the Holden Commodore, with a…

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    Holden Auto Components

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    Holden aftermarket and performance products fit most of the Holden vehicles. The most common types are as follows: • Astra Hatch • Astra Sedan • Barina • Caprice • Captiva • Colorado • Commodore • Spark • Trax • Trailblazer • UTE Most dealers of Holden aftermarket and…

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