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Beatrice Hudson Flexner

Beatrice Hudson Flexner is a professional singer and instrumentalist who has made a specialty of performing early American music, and has also lectured on the subject. She is the wife of the...
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Fred C. Kelly

Fred Kelly has written Washington columns and twenty books, three of them about those notable bicycle men, the Wright brothers. A t present he lives in Kensington, Maryland. The illustration on...
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David Herbert Donald

A Mississippian by birth, David Herbert Donald (1920 – 2009) was the Charles Warren Professor of American History (emeritus from 1991) at Harvard University. He received the Pulitzer Prize...
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Ellen Wilson

Ellen Wilson teaches a course in children’s literature at Indiana University. She is the author of several books for children, the two most recent being Ernie Pyle: Boy From Back Home and, in...
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Archibald MacLeish

Archibald MacLeish (1892–1982) won the Pulitzer Prize for poetry in 1933 and 1953.  He was a veteran of World War I, former Librarian of Congress, and assistant secretary of state and...
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John Dos Passos

Best known as a novelist and member of the "Lost Generation" of American writers, Dos Passos (1896–1970) turned to writing history later in his career. His 1954 book The Head and Heart of Thomas...
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Louise Hall Tharp

Louise Hall Tharp’s most recent book is Adventurous Alliance , a biography of Louis and Elizabeth Agassiz. She has also written biographies of Julia Ward Howe and Horace Mann. For further...
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Paul M. Angle

After leaving his father’s grocery store, Paul McClelland Angle went on to Ohio’s Miami University, and subsequently became one of the nation’s foremost scholars of Abraham Lincoln and his times....
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Lucius Beebe

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D. W. Brogan

Sir Denis William Brogan (1900-1974), was a Scottish author and historian. His interest in the United States began in 1933 with The American Political System Other works include America in the...
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