Eliot by Lady Ottoline Morrell, Public Domain Eliot must have been quite a character. Aware of such contradictions, he was never afraid to parody himself: He and Groucho Marx were mutual fans.
He was named for his maternal grandfather Samuel Eliot —a historian, educator, and public-minded citizen of Boston and Hartford, Connecticut. The Eliot familywhich produced generations of prominent American intellectualsdescended from Andrew Eliot, who moved to Boston in the s from the English village of East Coker.
The most famous of this Andrew Eliot's direct descendants was poet T. Eliotwho titled the second of his Four Quartets " East Coker ".
At the age of fourteen, he learned to sail, and soon after learned horsemanship —both skills would serve him well in his later historical writings. Scholar and historian — [ edit ] Originally intending to major in mathematics until Albert Bushnell Hart talked him into researching some papers of an ancestor stored in his wine cellar,  Morison's Harvard dissertation was the basis for his first book The Life and Letters of Harrison Gray OtisFederalist, —which sold copies.
After earning his Ph. In he returned to Harvard and took a position as an instructor. One of several subjects that fascinated Morison was the history of New England.
As early as he published The Maritime History of Massachusetts, InMorison published Portuguese Voyages to America in the Fifteenth Century, a book that presaged his succeeding publications on the explorer, Christopher Columbus.
For Admiral of the Ocean SeaMorison combined his personal interest in sailing with his scholarship by actually sailing to the various places that Christopher Columbus explored. Spear and Richard Spear, left on 28 August aboard the foot ketch Capitana for the Azores and Lisbon, Portugal from which they sailed on the 45 foot ketch Mary Otis to retrace Columbus' route using manuscripts and records of his voyages reaching Trinidad by way of CadizMadeiraand the Canary Islands.
Roosevelt and offered to write a history of United States Navy operations during the war from an insider's perspective by taking part in operations and documenting them. On May 5,Morison was commissioned a lieutenant commander in the US Naval Reserveand was called at once to active duty.
He gained berths on patrol boats, destroyersand heavy cruisers ; participated in planning sessions for invasions; witnessed sea battles; narrowly escaped death at the hands of a kamikaze pilot; and conducted post-operational interviews with commanders in the Pacific theater.
British military historian Sir John Keegan called it the best to come out of that conflict. On August 1,he was transferred to the Honorary Retired List of the Naval Reserve and was promoted to Rear Admiral on the basis of combat awards.
An Appeal to Young HistoriansMorison argued that vivid writing springs from the synergy of experience and research: American historians, in their eagerness to present facts and their laudable concern to tell the truth, have neglected the literary aspects of their craft.
They have forgotten that there is an art of writing history. In presenting the distinguished historian with the highest civilian award in the United StatesJohnson noted: Scholar and sailor, this amphibious historian has combined a life of action and literary craftsmanship to lead two generations of Americans on countless voyages of discovery.
Father of New France His research for the latter book included sailing many of the routes taken by Champlain, and tracing others by airplane. Morison's first marriage to Elizabeth S. InMorison married Baltimore widow Priscilla Barton.
Priscilla died February 22, Death and legacy[ edit ] Morison died of a stroke on May 15, He enjoyed considerable recognition during his lifetime, receiving two Pulitzerstwo Bancroft Prizesthe American Academy of Arts and Sciences ' Emerson-Thoreau Medaland numerous honorary degrees, military awards, and honors from foreign nations.
Morison's last known public appearance was on April 8,when he served as the ribbon cutter to open the USS Constitution Museum. Inthe American Heritage magazine initiated an award named in honor of Morison called the Samuel Eliot Morison Awardhonoring an American author whose work shows "that good history is literature as well as high scholarship.
Inthe Society for Military History established the Samuel Eliot Morison Prizerecognizing an author's body of contributions in the field of military history.Essays - largest database of quality sample essays and research papers on Marina By Ts Eliot.
I first came across Émilie’s work at the Joop Swart Masterclass where she was a participant in Her project “Hair” explores perceptions of beauty in West Africa, mostly shot in Cote d. When T. S. Eliot died, wrote Robert Giroux, "the world became a lesser place." Certainly the most imposing poet of his time, Eliot was revered by Igor Stravinsky "not only as a great sorcerer of words but as the very key keeper of the language.".
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Eliot, is one of those poems. I read it a couple years ago, enchanted by the words, intrigued by the images. I read it a couple years ago, enchanted by the words, intrigued by the images. Slim Aarons worked mainly for society publications, taking pictures of the rich and famous both before and after serving as a photographer for the US military magazine Yank during World War II.
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