by Ron Kurtus
Readers have sent in a total of 193 comments and questions on Biographies issues. They are listed according to date.
You can read them to further your understanding of the subject.
|Wants info on Churchill's nanny||Churchill||England|
|Wants to sell old Gillette advertisement||Gillette||USA|
|Always admired Westinghouse||Westinghouse||USA|
|Child development and depression||Churchill||Australia|
|Story completely false||Churchill||USA|
|Wants a double edge razor||Gillette||USA|
|Why did winston chirchill go into politics||Churchill||UK|
|Wants to do business with Gillette||Gillette||SINGAPORE|
|Aristotle and astronomy||Aristotle||United Kindom, England|
|Quotes from Churchill||Churchill||UK|
|Westinghouse High School||Westinghouse||USA|
|Who invented Edison's lighting system?||Edison||Netherlands|
|How old is my Westinghouse refrigerator?||Westinghouse||USA|
|Wants copy of rare book||Gillette||USA|
|Why did Benjamin Franklin want to contribute?||Ben Franklin||USA|
Wants info on Churchill's nanny
July 10, 2005
I am writting my book on Winston Churchill and i am a big admirer of him. If you could suply me with any information on Nanny Everest i would be very grateful.
William - England (7514)
You might look at "Rise and Fall of the British Nanny" by Jonathan Gathorne-Hardy for some material on Churchill's nanny. But I don't think there is much there on her background.
Best wishes in your book. Churchill was a fascinating man.
Wants to sell old Gillette advertisement
June 27, 2005
I have 2 very old Gillette Razor Blade advertisement made out of heavy cardboard that was once on a pharmacy.They are in fantastic condition, and the colors are wonderful. Can you direct me with someone who knows or deals with these kinds of items? I would appreciate it very much. I look foward to your reply. Thanks, Ralph
Ralph - USA (7386)
eBay is probably the best place to sell such a collectable item.
Always admired Westinghouse
June 4, 2005
With George Westinghouse over investing and losing the company I think of
Eastman and his company. Perhaps George Westinghouse experience in dealing with investments brings to mind that Eastman never borrowed money to invest and this policy lasted for a long time after he had died. However, I am aware that Eastmans father had a bad experiece with banks. I will always have a sad feeling about George Westinghouse who Weico always pointed to with pride, but keeping the sad story of his departure hidden. As as career Westinghouse employee I still hold (W)with pride and the highest respect. He was one of first to show respect and consideration in the working conditions for his employees.
Selwyn - USA (7178)
Thanks for sharing your thoughts.
It was a shame that J.P. Morgan and his banker friends took over Westinghouse's business. But they did that to many others too. Westinghouse was a great man, and it is unfortunate that he lost so much during the economic downturn.
Child development and depression
June 2, 2005
I'm doing an essay on Churchill and his upbringing. I have to see how he fits one (or more) of the theories on child (personality) development, the source of his depression, etc. I wondered if you could help me with any leads on this.
Philip - Australia (7153)
Tendency of depression is often inherited. I don't think child development was a source for Churchill's fits of depression.
Story completely false
May 27, 2005
The story about Winston Churchill and Alexander Fleming is completely fictional. Apart from the fact that Winston Churchill was not given penicillin to save his life, he was give a drug called M&B for Bacteriological pneumonia as pencillin did not work. You really should check with The Churchil Centre before writing such drivel especially if you're are trying to educate. The story was first published in 1950 in a religious book called Worship for Juniors and has no place in truth.
I really get tired of "cute" anecdotes that have no bearing on reality.
Anthony - USA (7103)
Note that I have a comment questioning whether this story is true or not. I will add that it probably is not true.
Also note that the Churchill Centre is listed as a reference and resource.
There are many stories about Churchill that are not true, as well as many quotes attributed to him that he never said.
Wants a double edge razor
April 24, 2005
is it possible to still buya double edge razor? from where and fromwhom. i was issued one when i went into the army and would like tohave one now. i didn't know gillette was born in wisconsin. so was i.
daniel - USA (6762)
I am sure they still sell them in the drug stores. But they are really out of style, so they probably won't be too common.
Why did winston chirchill go into politics
April 14, 2005
why did winston chirchill go into politics and what inspiered him
niomi - UK (6650)
His father had been in politics and he was interested in getting involved. But was also interested in writing and journalism.
Wants to do business with Gillette
April 4, 2005
we are General Trading company in singapore and we want buy Gillette Shaving Foam 33% Extra and Gel 20% Extra.
pls let us know to whom should we contact ?
kindly provide us address of USA Gillette?
Waiting your prompt reply
Med Equip Pte Ltd.Singapore
zahid - SINGAPORE (6529)
The website for the Gillette Company is at: http://www.gillette.com.
You should be able to find sales contact information from the website. Best wishes in your business.
Aristotle and astronomy
March 23, 2005
Hello, I am trying to find out the discoveries that Aristople actually made during his life in astonamy. I believe that he did find the different allignments of the planets. But could you please specify the different belifs he had and what other things he discovered. I have read your site but i'm still very unlear. Thank you and please may you apply to me asap.
Joanne - United Kindom, England (6425)
Aristotle had an explanation of the universe and the motion of stars and planets. See the following sites for more information:
Quotes from Churchill
March 20, 2005
I am specificlly interested in quotes from Winsont Churchill about his time at prep-school. Can you point me to any sources for this ?
R. Bernard Macleod
- UK (6401)
You might have to look at his autombiography or a biography for comments about his prep school days.
For some quotes see:
Westinghouse High School
March 18, 2005
is the Westinghouse High School in New York named after george westinghouse? one of my friends randomly found an old yearbook fully intact from the 1920's, and its from westinghouse high school so just wondering.
Kara - USA (6385)
It probably is named after him.
Who invented Edison's lighting system?
March 4, 2005
Hello, I had a question about Thomas Edison's lightning system. I am really confused about who invented this system. I am making something for school and I can't find out who did what. There are 3 names that show up the whole time:
1. Thomas Edison, of course
2. George Westinghouse
3. Ex-imployee of Thomas Edisons compagnee.
Who did what? Please let me know as soon as possible. Thanks a lot;)
rick - Netherlands (6216)
James Prescott Joule invented the concept of the light bulb. Edison perfected the true working light bulb and is given credit for the invention. Edison then started an electric company to power lights in cities. Nikola Tesla used to work for Edison but then worked for Westinghouse came up with a better method which is used today. See our biographies on Tesla and Westinghouse.
How old is my Westinghouse refrigerator?
February 3, 2005
I am trying to find out how old my Westinghouse refrigerator is. My father bought it for me when I married in 1955.
Unit Model ll0M-7 or NOM-7
Made in USA
Sherla - USA (5851)
Try Westinghouse customer support. They may be able to point you in the right direction. See; http://www.westinghouse.com/cust_service.html for a list of 800 numbers.
Wants copy of rare book
February 1, 2005
Does anyone know where one might go to get a copy of Gillette's " The Human Drift" ( I understand it is out of print and rare)
Jerry - USA (5823)
Try www.alibris.com or www.bookfinder.com to see if they can find a copy. Note that Jack London also wrote a book entitled "The Human Drift".
Why did Benjamin Franklin want to contribute?
January 29, 2005
Why did Benjamin Franklin want to contribute so much to his people?
Krys - USA (5772)
Ben Franklin was very ambitious and wanted to state his opinion on things. Things like publishing and working for the beginning of the nation were things that kept him active and allowed him to make an impact.
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