HISTORY Lists

Category: Writers

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8 Works of Literature Written From Prison

From Martin Luther King’s immortal jailhouse letter to a classic of philosophy completed on death row, get the facts on eight of the most influential and incendiary works written from behind bars.

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8 Historical Figures with Unusual Work Habits

From Charles Dickens’ obsession with order to a Greek politician’s bizarre trick for avoiding procrastination, learn more about eight historical figures that had unorthodox methods for getting things done.

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8 Things You May Not Know About Mark Twain

Check out eight fascinating facts about the world-famous author, including why his riverboat career was marred by tragedy and who served as the real-life model for Huck Finn.

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6 Historical Figures Who Were Kicked Out of School

From Edgar Allan Poe to Salvador Dalí, learn more about six historical figures who were expelled from school.

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7 Amazing Rags to Riches Stories

Get the facts on seven people who defied the odds to establish themselves among the richest and most powerful figures of their time.