the "Angel" of mercy: at first, the Red Cross only assisted soldiers; the new clause in the Red Cross Constitution that provided for civilian relief
failure to communicate with her staff, departure from HP
American aviator; the first solo nonstop flight across the Atlantic Ocean
real estate, The Apprentice, reality show, "Your're fired."
Edgar Allan Poe
tales of mystery, financial difficulty
was rejected by 17 medical schools before she got admitted to New York's Geneva Medical College and graduated at the head of her class and became the first woman to receive a medical degree in America
Twitter, Blogger,"What we have to do is deliver to people the best and freshest most relevant information possible. We think of Twitter as it's not a social network, but it's an information network. It tells people what they care about as it is happening in the world."
Star Wars/ financial success/ being imaginative/ special effects
严肃电影 vs. 娱乐电影
who was blamed (somewhat unfairly) for the Great Depression
To Kill a Mockingbird, Presidential Medal of Freedom
"I never expected any sort of success with Mockingbird. I was hoping for a quick and merciful death at the hands of the reviewers."
a media-made legend
"Man in Black"
short stories, "the Chekhov of the Suburbs"
J. D. Salinger
The Catcher in the Rye, his struggle with unwanted public attention
passed up a pro baseball contract, became a preacher instead, "the president of Black America"
On the Road, the false legend that the book was written in three weeks
John McCain(当每个人都开始研究Barrack Obama的时候，你就该开始研究失败者和他的战友Sarah Palin了)
a Naval veteran/ one of the oldest candidates/ prefer chatting with small groups to public speeches
"Few members of Congress have ever stood more alone while being true to a higher honor and loyalty." --- JFK
the Scopes Monkey Trial, the teaching of the theory of evolution, the fight against fundamentalism
"Change before you have to." CEO of GE, Winning
dispute with Apple, "un-innovative"
这位名人貌似已经被国内考生用得超多了，不过我们完全看看他说的这句话，"Lies, damn lies, and statistics."
banker/ microcredit/ "create economic and social development
坚持做好一件事 vs. 快速做好大量事情