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Bourjaily, Vance
Vance Bourjaily (1922-2010) was an American writer, novelist, and professor, teaching at Louisiana State University, Oregon State University, the University of Iowa, and the University of Arizona. Bourjaily served in the Army during World War II and his first novel, The End of My Life, draws from his battlefield experiences.
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Bourne, Russell
Russell Bourne, a free-lance writer, was formerly an editor in the American Heritage book division.
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Bourque, Joseph
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Bowen, Catherine Drinker
Mrs. Rowen’s new book, The Craft and the Calling , from which tliis article is excerpted, will be published soon by Atlantic-Little, Brown.
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Bowen, Croswell
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Bowers, Q. David
David Bowers is chairman of Bowers & Merena Galleries, Inc., a leading dealer in rare coins, and has written more than a dozen books on numismatics.
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Bowser, Hal
Hal Bowser writes frequently on science and technology.
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Bracey, Gerald W.
Gerald W. Bracey is the author of Setting the Record Straight: Responses to Misconceptions About Public Education in the United States (Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, 1997).
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Braden, Tom
Tom Braden was for many years the editor and publisher of the Oceanside, California, Blade Tribune , and is now active in and around Washington, D.C. With the late Stewart Alsop he was the co-author of Sub Rosa: The OSS and American Espionage .
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Brady, James
—James Brady writes weekly for Advertising Age and Parade magazines.
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Bragdon, E. L.
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Brandon, William
Writer of books, short stories and magazine articles, William Brandon has spent much time in the West. His most recent book, The Men and the Mountain , from which the above article has been adapted, was published last April.
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Brandt, Nat
Nat Brandt, former Managing Editor of AMERICAN HERITAGE , is a free-lance writer who also teaches journalism at St. John’s University, New York.
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Brandt, Anthony
Anthony Brandt is the editor of the Adventure Classics series published by National Geographic Society Press, and the books editor at National Geographic Adventure magazine. Formerly the book critic at Men’s Journal, Brandt has written for The Atlantic, GQ, Esquire, and many other magazines, and is the author of two previous books.His latest
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Branscome, James
James Branscome, a freelance who is a native of the TVA area, has long covered the agency for regional and national publications.
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Braunstein, Peter
Peter Braunstein’s article on the career of disco from its French Resistance wellsprings ran in the November 1999 issue. He is co-editor of Imagine Nation: The American Counterculture of the 1960s and ’70s , which is being published by Routledge this fall.
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Brawer, Robert A.
Robert A. Brawer is the author of Fictions of Business: Insights on Management From Great Literature .
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Brecher, Edward
Ruth and Edward Brecher are a husband-and-wife team of free-lance writers who live in West Cornwall, Connecticut; their articles have appeared in many national magazines. Mrs. Brecher became interested in Dighton Rock a number of years ago while doing graduate work at Harvard.
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Breitenbach, Edgar
Edgar Breintenbach is chief of the Prints and Photographs division of the Library of Congress.
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Brewer, Mark R.
Mark R. Brewer U.S. history teacher Williamstown Middle School Williamstown, N.J.
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Brewster hillard, Rev. Elias
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Brierley, Brooks T.
Brooks T. Brierley is the author of car-history books available at bookstores and by mail from Motorbooks. His latest, Magic Motors 1930 , is out this month.
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Brill, Steven
—Steven Brill was the founder of Court TV and is chairman and CEO of Brill’s Content .
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Brinkley, David
The author is a correspondent for the American Broadcasting Company.
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Brinkley, Douglas
Douglas Brinkley, a distinguished professor of history at Rice University and Contributing Editor of American Heritage, has written more than 20 books, most recently The Wilderness Warrior: Theodore Roosevelt and the Crusade for America (Harper 2009) and The Reagan Diaries (HarperCollins 2007). Brinkley earne
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Brinnin, John Malcolm
In a forthcoming book John Malcolm Brinnin, a poet and professor of English at Boston University, surveys in lively and meticulous detail the history of passenger travel across the Atlantic. The Sway of the Grand Saloon , from which these two selections are taken, will be published later this month by Seymour Lawrence/De
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Bristoll, William Merrick
After Ins escape from Charleston, William Merrick Bristol! resumed his teaching career, first in Illinois, then in Milwaukee. In 1863 he enlisted in the ijth Battery, Wisconsin Light Artillery, rising to the rank of first lieutenant by the end of the war. Most of his time in the Army was spent as an ordnance officer in New Orleans. Following the Civil W
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Britton, Beverley L.
Copyright, 1955, by William H. Reams, Jr., and Beveilcy L. Britton ©. William H. Kearns, Jr., has flown Antarctic missions for the Navy, and in 1946-47 accompanied the Byrd expedition. Beverley L. Britton, a former newspaperman, is a naval commander, and has been a public information officer with the Sixth Fleet in the Medite
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Brodie, Fawn M.
Fawn McKay Brodie (1915 – 1981) was a biographer largely known for her work on Thomas Jefferson: An Intimate History (1974) and No Man Knows My History( 1945) about Joseph Smith, the founder of the Latter-day Saint movement. Ms. Brodie was also one of the first female professors of History at UCLA.
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Brodner, Steve
— John Steele Gordon , and economic history commentator and freelance writer, is author most recently of An Empire of Wealth: The Epic History of American Economic Power (HarperCollins 2004).
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Broekel, Ray
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Brogan, D. W.
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 Modern World,(1960) American Aspects,(1964) Worlds in Conflict,(1967) France under the Republic (1974)
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Brokaw, Tom
—Tom Brokaw is the anchor and managing editor of “NBC Nightly News.”
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Brookhiser, Richard
Richard Brookhiser is a senior editor at the National Review and is well-known for his biographies of American founding fathers, including George Washington on Leadership, and What Would the Founders Do?: Our Questions, Their Answers. President George W. Bush awarded Brookhiser the National Humanities Medal in 2008.
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Brooks, Tom
Tom Brooks has held various positions with the International Ladies’ Garment Workers Union. He is now on the staff of Business Week .
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Brooks, John
John Brooks is a New Yorker staff writer and the author of many books. His latest, published in 1981, is Showing Off in America .
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Brooks, Natalie A.
Stewart and Natalie Brooks have written more than forty books together on medical science including, McBurney’s Point: Man Against His Appendix (A. S. Barnes, 1969).
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Brophy, Richard
Richard Brophy is an actor and a writer. Jigsaw Puzzles: An Illustrated History and Price Guide , by Anne D. Williams, was recently published by Wallace-Home-stead Book Company.
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Brosterman, Norman
—Norman Brosterman is an authority on twentieth-century folk art and the author of Inventing Kindergarten .
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Broun, Heywood Hale
In 1949 Mr. Broun, after several years as a columnist and sports writer, became an actor—on Broadway and off, on the straw-hat circuit, and in TV and radio. In 1940 he edited a collection of his father’s columns, and last year he wrote a book on the theatre entitled A Studied Madness .
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Brouwer, Norman
Norman Brouwer is ship historian for the South Street Seaport Museum of New York. A television special on the Cape Horn passage will be aired sometime this summer.
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Browin, Frances Williams
Frances Williams Browin, a former editor with magazines and a publishing house, is the author of a number of books for young people, including Big Bridge to Brooklyn: The Roebling Story , just published.
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Brown, Lewis S.
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Brown, Richard C.
Richard C. Brown is professor of history at the State University College at Buffalo, New York. He is currently at work on a joint biography tentatively entitled Mark Sullivan and Herbert Hoover: The Story of a Friendship .
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Brown, Dee
This article has been adapted from Hear That Lonesome Whistle Blow , the author’s eighteenth book on Western history, which will be published later this spring by Holt, Rinehart and Winston.
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Brown, Martha C.
Martha C. Brown is a free-lance writer.
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Brown, Richard D.
The author, Dr. Richard D. Brown, is professor of history at the University of Connecticut. Earlier versions of this essay were delivered at the Connecticut Historical Society and at a conference on Massachusetts history at Westfield State College.
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Brown, Robert B.
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Brown, Joseph E.
Joseph E. Brown is a freelance writer who lives in Rockport, Maine.
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Brown, David
—David Brown is a producer of many movies, including The Sting and Jaws.
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Brown, Wilson
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Brown, m.a., Solyman
Urilla’s sorry tale is part of a long, long poem published in 1833 by one of the founding fathers of American dentistry. It was brought to our attention by John W. Howard of the dental-school faculty at West Virginia University.
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Brownlow, Kevin
Kevin Brownlow’s books on the movies include The Parade’s Gone By and Hollywood: The Pioneers .
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Broyles,, William Jr.
A former editor in chief of Texas Monthly magazine, William Broyles, Jr., is now a free-lance writer in New York. These pictures were collected for a research project funded by the Du Pont Company and Conoco. Most of them appear in Historic Texas: A Photographic Portrait , edited by Ma
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Bruce, Robert V.
Robert Vance Bruce (1923 – 2008), an American historian, won the 1988 Pulitzer Prize for History for his book The Launching of Modern American Science, 1846–1876. He later received his Doctor of Philosophy from Boston University, where he became a professor. He also taught at the University of Bridgeport, Lawrence Academy at Groton, University of Wisconsin and was a lecturer at the Fo
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Brust, m.d., James S.
James S. Brust, M.D., is a psychiatrist in San Pedro, California, and a long-time collector of prints and photographs.
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Bryan, Jane
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Bryant, Rene Kuhn
Rene Kuhn Bryant, a novelist and formerly head of foreign news research for Life , is now a part-time correspondent for Time, Inc., in Boston and a free-lance magazine writer. She lives in Lexington, Massachusetts.
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Bryant, Alison
Alison Bryant is a reporter for the Montgomery Gazette and writes for The Washington Post. She has a journalism degree from the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications.
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Bryce, James
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Bryson, Lyman L.
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Buckland, Gail
Gail Buckland is the author of Reality Recorded: Early Documentary Photography and is a co-author, with Harold Evans, of They Made America: From the Steam Engine to the Search Engine— Two Centuries of Innovators. Buckland serves as the Distinguished Visiting Professor at The Coo
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Buckley, Christopher
—Christopher Buckley is the editor of Forbes FYI magazine. His latest book is Wry Martinis .
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Budiansky, Stephen
Stephen Budiansky is a journalist and author who has worked as an editor and national security correspondent for U.S. News & World Report and asa a Congressional Fellow at the U.S. Congress Office of Technology Assessment. He has written 14 books about technology, military and security history, and nature. In January 2011 Budiansky completed Perilous Fight, a history of the America
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Budowsky, Benjamin
Benjamin Budowsky North Miami Beach, Fla.
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Buehr, Wendy
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Bultman, Bethany Ewald
Bethany Ewald Bultman writes regularly on New Orleans food, entertaining, and gastronomic history.
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Burgis, Rosemary L.
Rosemary L. Burgis is a writer and editor living in London. Operation Ouerlord: The History of an Embroidery and an Invasion , by the museum curator, Stephen Brooks, and by Eve Eckstein, is available in England.
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Burkhalter, Lois
Mrs. Burktialter is curator of the Marion Koogler McNay Art Institute in San Antonio. Her research on Joe Chadwick brought to light Catlin’s unpublished portrait of Joe.
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Burleigh, Nina
Nina Burleigh is a journalist and adjunct faculty member at the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism. She has covered the presidency, American Middle East policy, and religious violence both in the United States and abroad.
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Burlingame, Roger
Roger Burlingame, a free-lance writer for the past thirty years, is the author of numerous histories, biographies, novels, and juveniles, as well as a steady contributor to the country’s leading magazines. This article is based on a chapter in his forthcoming book, The American Conscience.
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Burlingame, Michael
Michael Burlingame is a professor of history at Connecticut College and the author of The Inner World of Abraham Lincoln (University of Illinois Press, 1994). He is currently at work on a multivolume biography of Lincoln.
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Burnham, Philip
Philip Burnham is a freelance journalist based in Washington who specializes in issues concerning American minorities.
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Burns, James Macgregor
James MacGregor Burns, winner of the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Aeard for Roosevelt: The Soldier of Freedom, 1940-1945, served as a combat historian in World War II. He is Woodrow Wilson Professor Emeritus of Government at Williams College, a Distinguished Leadership Scholar at the James MacGregor Burns Academy of Leadership at the Un
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Burns, Ric
The writer and director and, with Lisa Ades, producer of the recent documentary film The Donner Party , Ric Burns has traveled extensively along the routes of the Oregon and California trails. He is currently at work on a three-hour film about the heyday of the Wild West and the closing of the frontier.
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Burns, Ken
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Burrell, Brian
Brian Burrell is the author of The Words We Live By: The Creeds, Mottoes, and Pledges That Have Shaped America .
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Burroughs, John R.
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Burrows, Edwin G.
Edwin G. Burrows , winner of the 1999 Pulitzer Prize for Gotham: A History of New York City to 1898 (Oxford USA 1998) with Mike Wallace, is a distinguished professor of history at Brooklyn College. He is the author of 2008's Forgotten Patriots: The Untold Story of American
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Burwell, Basil
A Quaker himself, Basil Burwell is consultant to the proposed John Woolman Room of the Burlington College Library in Pemberton, New Jersey. He is dean of faculty at the Cherry Lawn School m Dänen, Connecticut. His text for this article is based chiefly on the Everyman’s Library edition of the Journal , edited by Vida
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Butow, R.j.c.
R. J. C. Butow is the author of several books on diplomatic history, the most recent being The John Doe Associates .
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Butterfield, L. H.
Former director of the Institute of Early American History and Culture at Williamsburg, L. H. Butterfield is editor-in-chief of the Adams Papers . An expanded version of the foregoing article appeared in the Virginia Magazine of History and Biography in April, 1953.
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Butterfield, Roger
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Button, Dick
The author of this article, Dick Button, has won the Olympic, World, European, North American and United States skating championships. He is a theatrical and television producer, a lawyer, and author of a book, Dick Button on Skates .
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Byrd, Max
Max Byrd is a historical writer who previously taught English at Yale University and the University of California-Davis. Born in Atlanta, Byrd first specialized in writing crime novels before switching to focus on historical fiction; his works include Jefferson, Jackson, Grant, and his most recent book, Shooting the Sun, published in 2004.
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