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E. Alexander Powell

E. Alexander Powell has been a foreign service officer and long-time writer for such magazines as Harper’s, the Atlantic, and the old Scribner’s; he has written 33 books. In preparing this article...
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Hisakazu Kaneko

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Fairfax Downey

Combat officer in two wars, and author of numerous books, Fairfax Downey contributed “Yankee Gunners at Louisbourg” to the February, 1955, issue of AMERICAN HERITAGE .
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D. Jay Culver

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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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