/ Preface 

The reader will excuse us if certain

liberties are taken to conjecture and mythology.

the following presentations are sketchesβ€”

not historical accounts. 

     

We read biographies to relate.

     We read them to fulfill our secret desires:

to see the traits of the talented and heroic in ourselves.

 Issues of scholarship will be set aside then,

to make ways for the greater, yet often forgotten 

purpose of biography: to inspire.

 

With that said,

without further ado,

let us introduce you toβ€”

        

   

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