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Kaeuper, Richard W.
Richard W. Kaeuper is a professor of history at the University of Rochester, He wishes to acknowledge the use of the Carr letters at the Department of Rare Books of Rochester, and to thank their donor, Edward T. Hanley, Jr.
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Kahn, Roger
Roger Kahn is a noted author who writes primarily about sports. His 1972 memoir, The Boys of Summer, became a national best-seller and is widely considered one of the best sports books ever written, as he recalls the shared admiration of the Brooklyn Dodgers between him and his father. in 2006 Kahn was inducted into the National Jewish Sports Hall of Fame.
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Kaltenborn, H. V.
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Kaneko, Hisakazu
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Kaplan, Justin
Justin Kaplan is the author of Mr. Clemens and Mark Twain , which received both the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award; Walt Whitman: A Life ; and other books. He is now at work on a nonfiction narrative about Henry James, H. G. Wells, Sigmund Freud, and other visitors to and fro
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Kaplan, Fred
This article is adapted from The Wizards of Armageddon , to be published by Simon and Schuster in June.
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Karnow, Stanley
Stanley Karnow was an American journalist and historian. He covered Asia from 1959 until 1974 for Time, Life, the Saturday Evening Post, the London Observer, the Washington Post, and NBC News. Mr. Karnow was present in Vietnam in July 1959 when the first Americans were killed,he reported on the Vietnam War in its entirety.He was chief correspondent for
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Karp, Walter
Walter Karp (1934-1989), was a long-time contributor to American Heritage. A journalist and historian, Karp wrote on the Founding Fathers, the Western movement, and the American political movements. His most famous work, The Politics of War: The Story of Two Wars Which Altered Forever the Political Life of the American Republic, was published i
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Karp, Jane
Walter Karp wrote about his political convictions in three books: Indispensable Enemies: The Politics of Misrule in America (Saturday Review Press, 1973); The Politics of War: The Story of Two Wars Which Altered Forever the Political Life of the American Republic (Harper & Row, 1979);
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Kastner, Joseph
Joseph Kastner is the author of A Species of Eternity , a book about American naturalists that was nominated for the National Book Award in history. A former editor of Life , Kastner here appears in our pages for the first time.
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Katten, Judith
Judith Katten is a lawyer living in Los Angeles. She and her husband, Steven, own the Madalena posters.
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Katz, Harry
Harry Katz worked as Curator of Popular & Applied Graphic Art and Head Curator in the Prints and Photographs Division at the Library of Congress from 1991–2004 before focusing on writing. In 2009 he edited and co-authored Baseball Americana: Treasures from the Library of Congress, with Frank Ceresi, Phil Michel, and Susan Reyburn.
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Kay, Ormonde De
Ormonde de Kay’s study of Luks’s colleague Everett Shinn appeared in the December 1985 issue.
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Kay,, Ormonde De Jr.
Ormonde de Kay, Jr., formerly an editor of HORIZON , is now a free-lance writer. He reports that personally he favors standard men’s clothing and has completely unextraordinary ears.
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Kaye, Harvey J.
Harvey J. Kaye is the Ben and Joyce Rosenberg Professor of Social Change and Development at the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay, also serving as the Director of the Center for History and Social Change. Kaye has written over a dozen books, including Thomas Paine and the Promise of America, and Are We Good Citizens, and has appeared as a guest on PBS and BookTV.
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Kazin, Alfred
Alfred Kazin (1915–1998) was an author and literary critic who often wrote on the immigrant experience in early twentieth century America.  Philip Roth called him “America’s best reader of American literature in this century.” Kazin's most acclaimed book was On Native Grounds, published in 1942. His memoir, A Walker in the City, recalled a childhoo
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Keats, John
John Keats is a free-lance writer whose many books include Whatever Happened to Mom’s Apple Pie and You Might as Well Live: A Biography of Dorothy Parker .
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Keegan, John
This essay has been adapted from John Keegan’s most recent book, Fields of Battle: The Wars for North America , to be published this spring by Knopf.
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Keller, David Neal
David Neal Keller, a freelance writer and former independent documentary filmmaker, lives in Salem, North Carolina. He has written four books as well as scores of magazine articles and film scripts.
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Kelly, Fred C.
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 page 68 is by Naiad Ensel; the photographs in it, clockwise from top center, are from Brown Brothers, Culver Service, Culver, Brown, Brown, Culver, Culver, Museu
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Kelly, Jack
Jack Kelly is a noted author who writes both novels and nonfiction. His most recent book, Gunpowder--Alchemy, Bombards, and Pyrotechnics: The History of the Explosive That Changed the World, was released in 2005. 
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Kemp, Daniel F.
John D. Milligan is professor of history at the State University of New York at Buffalo and author of Gunboats Down the Mississippi (U.S. Naval Institute, 1965).
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Kendall, Elaine
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Kendrick, Stephen
Reverend Stephen Kendrick is the senior minister of First Church in Boston. He has written Holy Clues and Night Watch, and wrote, with his son, Paul, Sarah's Long Walk: The Free Blacks of Boston and How Their Struggle for Equality Changed America, and Douglass and Lincoln: How a Revolutionary Black Leader and a Reluctant Liberator Struggled to End Slavery and Save the Unio
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Kendrick, Paul
Paul Kendrick has co-authored two books with his father, Stephen Kendrick. Their first, Sarah's Long Walk: The Free Blacks of Boston and How Their Struggle for Equality Changed America, was named among the best nonfiction of 2005 by The Christian Science Monitor. Douglass and Lincoln: How a Revolutionary Black Leader and a Reluctant Liberator Struggled to End Slavery and Save
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Kennedy, John F.
John Fitzgerald "Jack" Kennedy (1917 – 1963), often referred to by his initials JFK, was the 35th President of the United States, serving from 1961 until his death in 1963. After military service as commander of the Motor Torpedo Boats PT-109 and PT-59 during World War II in the South Pacific, Kennedy represented Massachusetts' 11th congressional district in the U.S. House of Representatives fro
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Kennedy, John Castillo
Mr. Kennedy lives in California and has written widely on its history. The present article is part of a forthcoming book on trans-Isthmian routes to California in the 1850’s. His sources included The Panama Massacre; A Collection of the Principal Evidence and Other Documents … (printed at the office of the Panama
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Kennedy, Roger G.
Roger G. Kennedy's multifaceted career included banking, television production, historical writing, and museum administration — the last as director of the Smithsonian Institution's National Museum of American History. In 1993, President Clinton chose Kennedy to head the National Park Service. He served through the end of Clinton's first term in 1997.
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Kennedy, David M.
David M. Kennedy, winner of the 2000 Pulitzer Prize for Freedom from Fear: The American People in Depression and War, 1929–1945 (Oxford 1999), is the Donald J. McLachlan Professor of History at Stanford University.
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General Kenney, George C.
George Churchill Kenney (1889–1977) was a U.S. Army Air Forces general during World War II. He was commander of the Allied air forces in the Southwest Pacific Area (SWPA) from August 1942 until 1945.
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Kent, Steven L.
Steven L. Kent is a columnist with the L. A. Times Syndicate and a correspondent on MSNBC. His book Electronic Nation: The History of Video Games is expected early next year.
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Keresey, Dick
Dick Keresey is the author of the book PT-105 , published by the Naval Institute Press.
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Kernan, Alvin
Alvin Kernan, a former dean of the Graduate School and an emeritus professor of English, is a veteran of both real war and culture war. He described the former in Crossing the Line (1995), his compelling memoir about life as a Navy enlisted man aboard aircraft carriers in the Pacific during World War II. In Plato's Cave, which carries on where that earlier narrative left off, recounts his more tha
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Kerr, Joan Paterson
Joan Paterson Kerr (1921-1996) was a founding picture editor of American Heritage magazine. She was a co-editor of American Album, published by American Heritage, and The Romantic Egoists, a pictorial history of F. Scott and Zelda Fitzgerald. Mrs. Kerr also compiled A Bully Father: Theodore Roosevelt's Letters to His Children (1995).
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Kerr, Joan P.
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Kery, Patricia Frantz
Patricia Franz Kery is the author of Great Magazine Covers of the World (Abbeville, 1982).
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Ketcham, Diana
Diana Ketcham is an architecture critic in San Francisco. Her book Le Dôsert de Retz: A Late Eighteenth-Century French Folly Garden was published by the MIT Press in 1994.
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Ketchum, Richard M.
A long-time editor with American Heritage, Richard M. Ketchum is the author of the Revolutionary War classics Decisive Day: The Battle of Bunker Hill; The Winter Soldiers: The Battles for Trenton and Princeton; the award-winning New York Times Notable Book Saratoga: Turning Point of America's Revolu
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Khrushchev, Sergei
Sergei Khrushchev, the son of former Soviet Premier Nikita Khrushchev, is a senior fellow at the Watson Institute for International Studies at Brown University. Khrushchev immigrated to the United States in 1991, and he and his wife, Valentina, became American citizens in 1999. His article “The Day We Shot Down the U-2” appeared in the Sep
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Kimes, Beverly Rae
Beverly Rae Kimes, the author of many books on automobile history, was for years editor of Automobile Quarterly.
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Kimmelman, Benedict B.
Benedict B. Kimmelman was a captain in the U.S. Army and was awarded the Silver Star for actions on December 19, 1944. He now practices and teaches in Philadelphia. Private Slovik’s remains were removed to America and buried in his hometown in 1987.
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King, Larry L.
Larry L. King (1929–2012) was a playwright, journalist, and novelist, best remembered for his 1978 Tony Award-nominated play "The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas." From 1954 to 1964 Larry L. King was a Capitol Hill aide; he worked in 1959-60 as an advance man for Lyndon Johnson’s preconvention campaign and, later, on the Kennedy-Johnson campaign during the 1960 Presidential race. King
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King, B. B.
BB King is the king of the blues.
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King, Stephen
—Stephen King’s most recent novel is Bag of Bones .
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King, Willard
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Kingman, Eugene
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Kingston, Maxine Hong
Maxine Hong Kingston won the 1976 National Book Critics Circle Award for her novel The Woman Warrior.
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Kinkel, Kenneth
Kenneth Finkel is curator of prints at The Library Company of Philadelphia.
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Kinney, Harrison
Paul H. Downing, the technical expert in this collaboration, is an ex-cavalryman and onetime banker whose avocation is horse-drawn vehicles. Recently he became a professional consultant on carriages, and has supervised the reconstruction of Eighteenth-Century carriages for Colonial Williamsburg. He is now museum curator in this field for the National Pa
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Kintrea, Frank
Frank Kintrea, a frequent contributor to AMERICAN HERITAGE, got his secondary schooling at Lawrenceville, another all-male, private school.
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Kisseloff, Jeff
Jeff Kisseloff is the author most recently of The Box: An Oral History of Television, 1920-1961 (Viking, 1995).
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Klara, Robert
Robert Klara is an editor and freelance writer who lives in Manhattan.
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Klaw, Barbara
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Klaw, Spencer
Spencer Klaw teaches journalism at Columbia University and is a frequent contributor to our pages.
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Klein, Maury
—Maury Klein is the author of The Life and Legend of E. H. Harriman . His book Rainbow’s End: The Crash of 1929 will be published in October by Oxford University Press.
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Klein, Philip Shriver
Philip Shriver Klein is the head of the history department at the Pennsylvania State University and president of the Pennsylvania Historical Association. Author of several books, he is now at work completing a biography of James Buchanan.
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Klerkx, Greg
Greg Klerkx wrote Lost in Space: The Fall of NASA and the Dream of a New Space Age .
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Kniffin, Ogden
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Knopf, Alfred A.
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Knowles, Horace
Horace Knowles, a public relations man, is the editor of Gentlemen, Scholars, and Scoundrels , an anthology taken from more than a century of Harper’s Magazine . For further reading: Americans in Eastern Asia , by Tyler Dennet
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Knowles, Jocelyn W.
Jocelyn W. Knowles is a writer in Sarasota, Florida.
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Knox, Donald
O’Donnell was only one of the graveyards. Later in the war those still alive were moved to labor camps in Japan where many more starved or were worked to death. Altogether about ten thousand Americans made the Death March: one thousand died. Another five thousand died later while in Japanese hands. Donald Knox, who conducted these interviews, is a tel
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Kobler, John
John Kobler’s most recent book is Otto the Magnificent: A Life of Otto Kahn , published this year by Scribner’s.
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Koenig, Louis W.
Louis W. Koenig is a professor of government at New York University. In 1981 he published a revision of his work The Chief Executive .
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Kolb, Avery
The late Avery Kolb held several key governmental posts in defense, Nato, and economic crisis management. A prolific author, his works include a novel and many scholarly articles on history. Our thanks to Bermuda historian Terry Tucker and Mary Skiffington at the Bermuda Archives for their help in finding illustrations.
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Kopper, Philip
Philip Kopper is a frequent contributor to American Heritage. A journalist, author, editor, and publisher, he has written numerous books including America’s National Gallery of Art, Colonial Williamsburg, and National Museum of Natural History, which Book World’s lead reviewer called “a museum in itself.”
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Korda, Michael
Michael Korda’s Ulysses S. Grant: The Unlikely Hero has just been published by Eminent Lives.
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Kotter, Norman
Mr. Kotker, formerly on the staff of Horizon magazine, is now on editor with the American Heritage book division.
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Kraft, Pat
Ken and Pat Kraft are a husband-and-wife writing team from Carmel, California. They ran across Black Bart in old California newspaper files while living in Santa Rosa, doing research for their seventh book, a biography of Luther Burbank to be published soon by Appleton-Century. For further reading: Wi
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Kramer, Rita
Rita Kramer is a free-lance editor and writer. She is currently at work on a history of childhood in New York.
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Kramer, Daniel
Daniel Kramer is currently preparing a book called DEATH VALLEY LIVES.
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Krick, Robert K.
Robert K. Krick is the author of Conquering the Valley: Stonewall Jackson at Port Republic (William Morris, 1996).
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Kristol, Irving
Irving Kristol has been a key figure at such magazines as Commentary , Encounter , and The Reporter . He is currently co-editor of The Public Interest magazine and Henry R. Luce Professor of Urban Values at New York Uni
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Kruszewski, Lee
Lee Kruszewski Palm Desert, Calif.
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Krutch, Joseph Wood
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Kull, Andrew
Andrew Kull, a baseball enthusiast, currently lives in Paris.
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Kunhardt,, Philip B. Jr.
Philip B. Kunhardt Jr. was a former managing editor of Life magazine who became known as a writer and producer of historical documentaries for television. With two of his sons, he created Kunhardt Productions that produced films such as "Freedom," an eight-hour series broadcast on PBS stations in 2003; "The American President," a 10-hour series shown on PBS on 2000; and "P. T. Barnum," a three-hou
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Kuniczak, W. S.
W. S. Kuniczak was born in Poland and came to the United States in 1950. He is the author of The Thousand Hour Day , a novel about the fall of Poland in World War II. This essay has been adapted from materials in his forthcoming book, My Name Is Million: An Illustrated History of the Poles in
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Kunkel, Amber
Amber Kunkel 2002 Grand Prize @ Winning Essay Middle School (Grade 6) George H. Moody Middle School Richmond, Virginia Sponsoring Teacher: Glenda Hite
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Kupperman, Karen Ordahl
Karen Ordahl Kupperman is Associate Professor of History at the University of Connecticut. Her book Roanoke: The Abandoned Colony was published by Rowman & Allanheld last year. She will take part in a discussion of the Roanoke voyages, the New World environment, and map making on the radio program “Soundings” to be
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Kurtz, Wilbur G.
Wilbur G. Kurtz, artist and historian, is the leading authority on the Battle of Atlanta. In 1934–36 he supervised the restoration of the Cyclorama painting.
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Kurtz, Henry I.
Henry I. Kurtz is coauthor, with Burtt Ehrlich, of the forthcoming book The Art of the Toy Soldier and serves as a lead-soldier specialist for Phillips, the New York City auction house.
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Kyle, Keith
Keith Kyle is Washington correspondent of The Economist , of London. He took his degree in history at Oxford, where he studied under A. J. P. Taylor. This article is taken from a talk he gave over the B.B.C. some months ago on “The Third Program,” a kind of intelligent man’s radio service which unfortunately has no
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