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For the past twenty-five years Virginius Dabney has been editor of the Richmond Times-Dispatch . A winner of the Pulitzer prize for editorial writing, he is the author of serveral books and articles about America’s past, is currently vice president of the Virginia Historical Society, and is chairman of its publications
Curtis Dahl, Samuel Valentine Cole Professor of English Literature at Wheaton College, in Norton, Massachusetts, is a previous contributor and the author of several critical works on American literature.
Robert Daley, European sports correspondent for the New York Times , has been writing since he was twelve, at which age he started a novel called Mike Wynne’s Bike Trip , first of a projected twenty-volume series. But after five chapters, he says, “I decided it was childish and gave
Robert Dallek, finalist for the 2008 Pulitzer Prize for Nixon and Kissinger: Partners in Power (HarperCollins 2007) and winner of the 1979 Bancroft Prize for Franklin D. Roosevelt and American Foreign Policy, 1932–1945 (Oxford Unive
Matthew Dallek, a Richard Hof stadter Fellow in American history at Columbia University, is writing his dissertation on Brown, Reagan, and the failure of liberalism.
Allan L. Damon was a teacher of American Studies at Horace Greeley High School and a Contributing Editor of AMERICAN HERITAGE. Mr. Damon authored The Great Red Scare in 1968.
English-born George Dangerfield (Oxon. 1927), who is now an American citizen, won both the Bancroft and Pulitzer prizes in 1953 for his study of the Monroe-Adams period, The Era of Good Feelings . He is currently at work on an extended biography of Robert Livingston.
The article is based on a chapter from Pete Daniel’s The Shadow of Slavery : Peonage in the South , 1901–1969, to be published soon by the University of Illinois Press. Dr. Daniel is a Southerner who has worked as an assistant editor on the Booker T. Washington Papers, and is now assistant professor of history at the
A native of North Carolina and one of America’s eminent journalists, Jonathan Worth Daniels is the editor of the Raleigh News and Observer. Toward the end of World War II he served as administrative assistant to President Franklin D. Roosevelt. He is the author of many books, the most recent of which is The Devil’s Backbone
Elizabeth Daniels, who lives in Gettysburg, is working on a book about the effects of the battle on the town and its people. Many of the children’s accounts quoted here have been preserved by the Adams County (Pennsylvania) Historical Society.
Marshall B. Davidsoris article on the new American Wing at the Metropolitan Museum appeared in our April/May, 1980, issue.
Carla Davidson formerly served as Senior Editor at American Heritage and has been a frequent contributor to The New York Times.
Curtis Carroll Davis is a writer on Southern literature and history, author of Chronicler of Cavaliers .
Kenneth S. Davis, a frequent contributor, wrote “ The Birth of Social Security ” in our April/May 1979 issue.
William C. Davis is the editor of Civil War Times Illustrated and the author of a biography of John C. Breckinridge that will be published next spring by the Louisiana State University Press.
David Brion Davis is the Sterling Professor of History Emeritus at Yale University and a prominent scholar on slavery and abolition in the Western World. Davis has written many books on the history and morality of slavery, including Inhuman Bondage: The Rise and Fall of Slavery in the New World and Challenging The Boundaries of Slavery
Sid Davis, a lecturer and writer, was White House correspondent for the Westinghouse Broadcasting Company in 1963 and served later as vice president and Washington bureau chief for NBC News. He is a former guest scholar at the Brookings Institution.
Like most Boston literary people, Peter Davison came from elsewhere: New York and Colorado. He has been involved in Boston’s publishing community since 1955 and has written eight books of poetry and a memoir called Half Remembered .
Gavan Daws teaches at the University of Hawaii and has just completed a history of Hawaii; Timothy Head, also a history teacher, recently returned from an assignment in Japan which enabled him to pursue that end of the research on the Bonins. Together they wrote an article about the island of Niihau for our October, 1963, issue.
Jose Enrique de la Peña (1807–1840) was a colonel in the Mexican Army. Under General Antonio López de Santa Anna, de la Peña participated in the Battle of the Alamo. In 1955, a controversial book of his memoirs of the battle was published.
Mr. Deac, public information specialist and speech writer for the Air Force Eastern Test Range at Cape Kennedy, has been a newspaper editor, advertising copywriter, publicrelations administrator, and government historian.
Gloria Deak is a writer and independent scholar, specializing in American art and cultural affairs. Her books include Picturing New York: The City from its Beginnings to the Present; Picturing America: Volumes I and II; Profiles of American Artists and American Views: Prospects and Vistas.
During the coming year, the America & Russia series, together with certain other articles on the subject from earlier issues of AMERICAN HERITAGE , will be published in book form by Simon tr Schuster, New York. For further reading: An End to Innocence , by Lesl
Andy J. Deering is a librarian and watch collector mho lives in rural Wyoming.
Carl N. Degler teaches the history of the South and American cultural history at Fassar College. He is the author of Out of Our Past, The Forces That Shaped Modern America . For further reading: History of the Old South , by Clement Eaton (Macmillan, 1949);
—Dale DeGroff ran the bar at New York’s Rainbow Room for eleven years and appears often on television and radio as a mixology expert.
Mr. Deiss is the author of The Roman Years of Margaret Fuller (Crowell, 1969), a reinterpretation, based on new research, of this misunderstood woman.
Mr. Delaney, who teaches history at Del Mar College, Corpus Christi, Texas, adapted this article from his biography of John McIntosh Kell, which is to be published by the University of Alabama Press.
Nicholas Delbanco is the author of fifteen books of fiction and nonfiction and directs the writing program for the Master of Fine Arts degree at the University of Michigan. He has been at work for the last several years on his novel Rumford: His Book .
John Demos is the Samuel Knight Professor of History Emeritus at Yale University. Demos was awarded the Bancroft Prize for his 1982 book, Entertaining Satan: Witchcraft and the Culture of Early New England. His most recent work, Circles and Lines: The Shape of Life in Early America, discusses how colonial Americans viewed their life
Barbara Piatelli Dempsey was born in Rome and educated in New York. She earned her B.A. and M.A. degrees in comparative literature. She co-wrote the book "Dempsey" with her stepfather, boxing legend Jack Dempsey. She currently lives in New York City.
Sally Denton is an investigative reporter and author who writes about America's hidden history. She has written seven books, including her most recent, The Plots Against the President: FDR, A Nation in Crisis, and the Rise of the American Right , released in 2012. She was honored with the Woodrow Wilson Public Scholar Fellowship in 2010, a Gu
Virginia Van der Veer (Mrs. Lowell S. Hamilton), a member of the history department of the University of Alabama in Birmingham, is completing her doctoral dissertation on the Senate career of Hugo Black.
Virginia Van der Veer Hamilton teaches American history at the University of Alabama and is the author of a biography of Supreme Court Justice Hugo Black.
Rear Admiral Van Deurs, born in Portland, Oregon, in 1901, entered the Navy in 1917, qualified as a naval aviator in 1923, and retired from active service in 1951.
A retired college teacher, Mr. Dewey now lives in Los Angeles, where he is writing his memoirs.
Lorraine Lethuray Dexter, a former New Yorker now living in Vermont, began collecting stereoscopic views in 1938 and today has about 30,000 of them, as well as examples of all kinds of viewers in use during stereo’s golden age. The pictures shown here are from her collection.
Paul Dickson is the author of more than 55 nonfiction books and hundreds of magazine articles. Although he has written on a variety of subjects from ice cream to kite flying to electronic warfare, he now concentrates on writing about the American language, baseball and 20th century history. Bestselling books include: Baseball’s Greatest Quotations
Lorraine B. Diehl is the author of The Late, Great Pennsylvania Station , published by American Heritage .
On December 18 Lieutenant Dill boarded the USNS Hienselman, had his first bath in forty-three days, and experienced a strange sensation: “I had forgotten what it felt like to be warm.” The retreat continued, and Seoul was recaptured by the communists on January 4, 1951. By spring it was again in Allied hands as “Operation Killer” restored a defe
Annie Dillard is an American author, best known for her narrative prose in both fiction and non-fiction. She has published works of poetry, essays, prose, and literary criticism, as well as two novels and one memoir. Her 1974 work Pilgrim at Tinker Creek won the 1974 Pulitzer Prize for General Nonfiction. Dillard taught for 21 years in the English department of Wesleyan University, in Mid
Gordon L. Dillow is a free-lance writer from Missoula, Montana.
The author is an art historian who writes and lectures on American art.
Leonard Dinnerstein is a professor of history and the director of Judaic Studies at the University of Arizona. Ris books include The Leonard Frank Case (available in paperback from the University of Georgia Press), America and the Survivors of the Holocaust , and
Brian W. Dippie, who wrote “Charlie Russell’s Lost West” for our April, 1973, issue, is professor of United States cultural history at the University of Victoria, in British Columbia. His specialty is the American West.
—Thomas M. Disch’s books include The Dreams Our Stuff Is Made Of: How Science Fiction Conquered the World and The Sub: A Study in Witchcraft .
Wilson Dizard, Jr., was a USIA officer for 30 years, serving in Turkey, Greece, Iran, Pakistan, Poland, and Vietnam. The author of seven books, he has just completed a history of USIA.
Byron Dobell was the Editor of American Heritage for eight years, during which time the magazine won or was a finalist for a National Magazine Award ten times. Before joining American Heritage, Dobell served as editor-in-chief of the Washington Post Book World, executive editor of New York Magazine, and editor of Esquire. Dobell was elected to the American
Humphrey Doermann is on the staff of the Minneapolis Star and Tribune and became interested inDonnelly in the course of reporting on current farm problems for those papers. For further reading: Populist Revolt, by John D. Hicks (University of Minnesota Press, 1931); The Lunatic Fringe , Gerald
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 twice (1961 and 1988), several honorary degrees, and served as president of the Southern Historical Association.Prof. Donald wrote over thirty
Eugene Dorgan is an associate professor at the Art Institute of Boston.
Richard M. Dorson is chairman of the folklore program at the University of Indiana, Bloomington.
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 Jefferson helped revived interest in our third President. Dos Passos served in World War I as an ambulance driver with his friend, the poet E.E. Cummings and in 1937, he returned to Spain with his frien
Esther M. Douty of Washington, D.C., is the author of The Story of Stephen Foster (Grosset & Dunlap) and of a forthcoming book dealing with the adventures of John Wise.
Clifford Dowdey lives in Richmond. Virginia. He has written a number of novels dealing with Civil War themes, and is the author of Experiments in Rebellion , an analysis of Confederate administration policies and achievements.
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 .
Walter Harding, Distinguished Professor of English at the State University College at Geneseo, New York, has been secretary of the Thoreau Society for many years.
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Barry Dressel is currently the Principal at Prologue History Services in Baltimore, Maryland. He was educated at East Carolina University and the Getty Institute at the University of California at Berkeley. Dressel was the President and CEO at the Indiana State Museum and the Executive Director at the City of Detroit Historical Department.
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Dayton Duncan, the author of five books about the West, is the writer and co-producer of Ken Burns’s film, Lewis & Clark: The Journey of Discovery , to be broadcast by PBS at 8:00 P.M. EST on November 4 and 5. Alfred A. Knopf is publishing a companion book of the same name, written by Duncan and Burns, from which this
Judith Dunford, whose reviews have appeared in The New York Times and The New Republic , is the co-author of a novel, Cashing In .
This article is adapted, with the permission of the editor, from Wheeler’s Review , London, where it appeared in briefer form. Mr. Dunning is a producer for the B.B.C.
Brian Dunning is a journalist living near London. His article on the Welsh town of Milford Haven appeared in the June 1985 issue.
A West Point graduate and a combat veteran of the Burma campaign in World War II, Colonel Trevor N. Dupuy has devoted himself to writing on military subjects since his retirement from the Army in 1958.
Colonel Dupuy, who retired from the Army in 1946 after thirty years’ service is the author of Men of West Point and co-author of the forthcoming Military Heritage of America .
John Durant is the author of The Story of Baseball and (with Otto Bettmann) of The Pictorial History of American Sports . With his wife, Alice, he prepared the pictorial feature “A Century of Cooperstown” in the December, 1958, issue of AMERICAN HERITAGE
Michael S. Durham’s article on the Mound Builders of the Ohio River Valley appeared in the April 1995 issue of American Heritage .
John Dvorak currently operates a telescope atop Mauna Kea in Hawaii.
Joseph D’O’Brian wrote “ The Business of Boxing ” in the October 1991 issue of American Heritage .