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Thomas Macaren is a freelance writer and is currently at work on a book about films of the Cold War era.
Neill Macaulay (1935-2007) was a writer, professor and a former lieutenant in Fidel Castro's 26th of July Movement Army. Macaulay authored books including: The Sandino Affair (1967), A Rebel in Cuba (1970). After leaving Cuba, Macaulay taught Latin American history at the University of Florida for twenty years before retiring as profes
Mr. Maccracken, who is a lawyer in Cleveland, was the author of “Althea and the Judges” in our June, 1963, issue.
J. Tevere MacFadyen is the author of Gaining Ground: The Renewal of America’s Small Farms .
A physicist, Charles Mack has worked for NA TO, the Mitre Corporation, and, for twenty years, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He is a specialist in Soviet and Chinese technology.
Mr. Mackintosh is a historian with the National Park Service in Washington, D.C. He has written extensivly for the National Park Service and has published material on the history of the service itself, and on the histories of Rock Creek Park in D.C. and the Assateague Island Seashore.
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 cultural diplomat. As the Boylston Professor of Rhetoric and Oratory, he occupied the oldest chair at Harvard, one first held by John Quincy Adams
A recipient of many literary prizes and awards, Mr. MacLennan is one of Canada’s best-known writers as well as a professor at McGiIl University in Montreal. All of his novels, among which The Watch That Ends the Night (1959) and Two Solitudes (1945) are perhaps the most distinguishe
Neil MacNeil is a correspondent in the Washington bureau of Time magazine and is author of Forge of Democracy (David McKay Company, 1963), a history of the House of Representatives.
Robert James Maddox is a professor of history at the Pennsylvania State University. His most recent book is Weapons for Victory: The Hiroshima Decision Fifty Years Later (University of Missouri Press, 1995).
This is the second contribution to AMERICAN HERITAGE by Washington’s Senator Magnuson. His previous article, “Oneshot War with England,” appeared in the April, 1960, issue. For further reading: Westward Expansion: History of the American Frontier , by Ray
Dr. Magrath, a specialist in constitutional history, teaches political science at Brown University. His biography of the Chief Justice in the case of Munn v. Illinois, Morrison R. Waite: The Triumph of Character , was published last year by Macmillan. For further reading:
Pauline Maier is the William R. Kenan, Jr. Professor of American History at MIT. Maier primarily writes on the American Revolution and the Early Republic. Her book, American Scripture: Making the Declaration of Independence, was named as a top book of 1997 by the New York Times Book Review and was a finalist in General Nonfiction for the National Book Critics' Circle Award. Recen
Mary R. Maloney, a recent graduate of St. Joseph’s College in Emmitsburg, Maryland, is now an officer in the Navy, stationed at the Pentagon. Her article originally appeared in the Journal of the Lancaster County Historical Society . For further reading: Toward Getty
Catherine Mambretti wrote “The Burden of the Ballot” while working toward her Ph.D. at the University of Chicago. Her dissertation (1979) was the first critical edition of the poetry of Katherine Philips (1632-1664). After teaching at several universities, during the early years of the personal-computer industry she turned to high-tech education and has published widely in the field of educati
Peter C. Mancall is a Professor of History and Anthropology at the University of Southern California, and the Director of the USC-Huntington Early Modern Studies Institute. He specializes in early American history and early Native American history, and has written five books, most recently Fatal Journey: The Final Expedition of Henry Hudson—A Tale of Mutiny and Murder in the Arctic
William Manchester lives in Middletown, Connecticut. His works have ranged from studies of John F. Kennedy and Douglas MacArthur to a history of the United States from the Great Depression to Watergate. The first volume of his Churchill life, The Last Lion: Winston Spencer Churchill; Visions of Glory: 1874–1932 , was p
Charles C. Mann is an American author and journalist who recently published 1491: New Revelations of the Americas Before Columbus, which won the U.S. National Academy of Sciences' Keck award for book of the year after its 2005 publication. Mann works as a writer for The Atlantic Monthly, Science, and Wired magazines, and has co-authored four other books.
The idea of writing a book on the friendship between T.R. and Taft came to William Manners via his wife, who was doing research in the period. Although he has never written history before, he is a professional writer and editor, currently on the staff of the Famous Writers School in West port, Connecticut. TR and Will: A Friend
Daniel P. Mannix (1911-1997) had nearly as many adventures as an Oz character: they range from sword-swallowing in a sideshow to hunting and photographing big game in Africa. His best-known works are the 1958 book Those About to Die, which remained in continuous print for three decades, and the 1967 novel The Fox and the Hound which in
This article is excerpted from The Old Navy by Daniel P. Mannix 3d and edited by Daniel P, Mannix 4th. The book will be published by Macmillan this fall.
Howard Mansfield is a free-lance writer who lives in New Ipswich, New Hampshire. He is co-author of a book tentatively entitled The Weekend Naturalist , to be published by Prentice-Hall Press in 1987.
Mr. Marberry is a New York free-lance writer who has contributed to HORIZON as well as to AMERICAN HERITAGE .
This article is a chapter from a book, Lola Montez in America , to be published next fall. Mr. Marberry lives in New York, is author of Splendid Poseur , a biography of Joaquin Miller, and The Golden Voice , a life of I. S. Kalloch.
Roland Marchand is a professor of history at the University of California, Davis. This article is adapted from his book, Advertising the American Dream , to be published by the University of California Press in August.
A television show based on John Margolies’s book Fun Along the Road: American Tourist Attractions will run on the History Channel this summer.
John F. Mariani is a writer and food critic and the author of The Dictionary of American Food and Drink .
—Paul Mariani is a poet and author whose most recent biography is The Broken Tower: A Life of Hart Crane .
John Mariani, food critic and historian (and author of many books, including The Encyclopedia of American Food & Drink, which contains 500 classic recipes—among them an unsurpassable one for chicken pot pie) publishes a “Virtual Gourmet Newsletter” available at www.johnmariani.com .
Alice Goldfarb Marquis, a cultural historian based in La Jolla, California, is currently at work on a book about the culture of the 1930s.
Dana P. Marriott wrote the article "When Christmas Was Banned in Boston" featured in the December 1967 issue of American Heritage. It discusses a 1659 law in Massachusetts that prevented any celebration of the holiday for 21 years.
Mr. Penick is an associate professor of history at Loyola University in Chicago. He encountered Marsh’s uncompleted autobiography, of which this article is a fragment, m the O. C. Marsh Papers at the Tale University Library. The excerpt appears here with the library’s kind permission.
Brigadier General Samuel Lyman Atwood Marshall served in both world wars and was, at the time of the events related here, the Army’s chief historian in the European theater. For many years he has been chief editorial writer of the Detroit News. Among his books are two on the war in Korea, The River and the Gauntlet
Megan Marshall is writing a biography of the Peabody sisters to be published by Houghton Mifflin. She wishes to thank the Massachusetts Historical Society, the Pierpont Morgan Library, and the Henry W. and Albert A. Berg Collection of the New York Public Library, Astor, Lenox, and Tilden Foundations, for their permission to quote from unpublished letter
D. M. Marshman, Jr., is a former journalist, screenwriter, and advertising executive who is now director of information for The Campaign for Yale, the largest ($370 million) private fundraising effort ever attempted.
John F. Marszalek, Jr., teaches history at Gannon College, Erie, Pennsylvania. This article resulted from research for a book on the life of Cadet Whittaker that is nearing completion. Professor Marszalek wishes to acknowledge the assistance of a Cannon faculty research grant and the aid of a student assistant, Edward Grade.
John Stuart Martin is the author of The Home Owner’s Tree Book , published in 1962 by Doubleday. For further reading: Frederick Law Olmsted, Landscape Architect , 1822–1903, F. L. Olmsted, Jr., and Theodora Kimball, Eds. (Putnam, 1922).
Copyright ©1962 by George F. Scheer
COPYRIGHT© 1977 BY JOHN BARTLOW MARTIN Cordially yours, [Adlai E. Stevenson]’”
Rebecca Martin is a free-lance writer in New York City with an interest in decorative arts.
John A. Martini has been a historian of San Francisco for almost twenty-five years. His most recent work is Fortress Alcatraz , published by Pacific Monograph of Kailua, Hawaii.
∗ Martin E. Marty is Fairfax M. Cone Distinguished Service Professor at the University of Chicago, associate editor of The Christian Century , and author of many books, including the National Book Award winner Righteous Empire: The Protestant Experience in America .
A graduate of Heidelberg University, Dr. Rudolph Marx has been practicing surgery in Los Angeles since 1923. He has written a number of articles on medical history, and is now working on a book on the medical profiles of the Presidents of the United States. This article is an adaptation of one chapter in that book.
Harry Matthei retired from advertising last year and became a freelance writer. He died in February of this year.
Mary Jane Matz is contributing editor of the magazine Opera News , published by the Metropolitan Opera Guild. She is the author of Stars in the Sun , a book about Metropolitan Opera singers, and of a number of articles on the history of opera.
A Civil War Album of Paintings by the Prince de Joinville included, in addition to this essay, an introduction by the Comte de Paris, the present Orleanist claimant to the French throne, and an article on the French influence on the American Civil War by General James M. Gavin, former United States Ambassador to France.
Stephen May writes frequently on the arts. The exhibit “The Paintings of Charles Burchfield: North by Midwest” will show at the Columbus Museum of Art in Columbus, Ohio, March 23 through May 18 before moving on to the Burchfteld-Penney Art Center in Buffalo, New York (June 15 through August 17), and the National Museum of American Art in Washington,
Martin Mayer is the author of more than twenty books, including Wall Street: Men and Money; Madison Avenue, USA; The Schools; The Bankers; The Lawyers; The Builders ; and, most recently, Making News . He lives in New York City and Shelter Island, New York.
Lida Mayo is chief historian of the Ordnance Corps, Department of the Army, and a contributor to the official U.S. Army in World War II series. Aside from this work, her special field of interest is American social history. She is currently working on a biography of the nineteenth-century newspaperman George Alfred Tow
Kenneth McArdie is the associate editor of the Chicago Daily News and head of its editorial page. He is preparing a book on Sir Winston Churchill’s remarks about the United States.
Benjamin McArthur is a professor of history at Southern College in Tennessee. He received his Ph.D. from the University of Chicago. In 1984 Temple University Press published his book Actors and American Culture, 1880-1920 .
Robert McBride has left behind his career as an intrepid aeronaut and is now editor of the Tennessee Historical Quarterly.
Shawn McBurney is a special assistant to Congressman Ed Royce, who represents California’s Thirty-ninth District.
—Bruce McCall’s books include Zany Afternoons and Thin Ice: Coming of Age in Canada .
— Charles McCarry’s latest novel of intrigue is Lucky Bastard .
Joe McCarthy is the president of McCarthy Communications, Inc., and the former president of BKLYN Magazine. He was the writer and producer of a film, The Brave Man, about the Battle of Brooklyn during the Revolutionary War.
A former newspaper and radio-television journalist, Mr. McCarthy now lives and writes in Goshen, New Hampshire. There is no book-length biography of Vivian Burnett. His The Romantick Lady (Scribner’s, 1927) is the most substantial biography of his mother.
—J. D. McClatchy’s new collection of poems is Hazmat . He teaches at Yale and is editor of The Yale Review .
Wilfred M. McClay teaches American intellectual history at Tulane University in New Orleans. He is the author of The Masterless: Self and Society in Modern America (forthcoming from University of North Carolina Press).
Bill McCloud served in the 147th Assault Support Helicopter company in Vietnam from March 1968 to March 1969. He taught for 30 years at Pryor Junior High School in Oklahoma. In 2009, Harvard purchased Mr. McCloud's collection of letters and materials which became his 1989 book What Should We Tell Our Children About Vietnam. He now serves as a
Susannah McCorkle appeared internationally and recorded seventeen albums as a cabaret singer, and she wrote previously for American Heritage about Ethel Waters, Bessie Smith, and Irving Berlin. She died in May of this year.
Susannah McCorkle’s sixteenth CD, Someone to Watch Over Me — The Songs of George Gershwin , was released in April. Her articles on Ethel Waters and Bessie Smith have appeared in previous issues.
John R. McCormick is owner and president of the Communications Guild Company in Huntsville, Alabama.
Thomas K. McCraw, an associate professor of history at the University of Texas and current Iy a visiting professor at the Harvard School of Business Administration, is the author of TV A and the Power Fight, 1933-1939 (1971)
David McCullough, a noted presidential biographer, has won two Pulitzer Prizes, in 1993 for Truman, and in 2002 for John Adams. The latter was the basis for a HBO mini-series of the same name. In December 2006, McCullough was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom by President George W. Bush.His most recent book, The Greater Journey: Americans in Paris, was rel
John McDonough, who has written on jazz for many years for Down Beat and The Wall Street Journal , wrote the liner notes for this month’s seventy-fifth-anniversary reissue of the Original Dixieland Jazz Band’s first recordings. He is currently a lecturer in jazz history for the De
Walter A. McDougall is Professor of History and the Alloy-Ansin Professor of International Relations at the University of Pennsylvania. A graduate of Amherst College and a Vietnam veteran, he received his Ph.D. from the University of Chicago in 1974. McDougall is the author of many books, most recently Freedom Just Around the Corner: A New American History, 1585-1828 (2004). His other
An associate professor at the University of Texas, Thomas F. McGann specializes in the history of Latin America. He is the author of Argentina, the United States and the Inter-American System, 1880–1914 , and many articles, including “Prescott’s Conquests” ( AMERICAN HERITAGE , O
Mrs. McKee, who holds a Ph.D. in American studies, was Visiting Research Associate in Naval History at the Smithsonian Institution last year.
Larry G. McKee, a writer and photographer, lives in Altoona.
James D. Hart, professor of English at the University of California, is the author of The Oxford Companion to American Literature and The Popular Book .
James McKinley is the author of Assassination in America .
Sam McKinney is coordinator of the Columbia River Heritage Program at the Oregon Historical Society. His recent book, Reach of Tide, Ring of History , was published by the Oregon Historical Society Press.
John McLaughlin is an Emeritus Professor of English at Clemson University, where he was head of the Humanities Division. He is the author of Jefferson and Monticello, about the life of Thomas Jefferson as seen through the prism of his fifty-year love affair with Monticello, which was nominated for a National Book Award in 1988. McLaughlin also wrote
Mike McLaughlin and his wife live in Winthrop, Massachusetts. They are deeply grateful to the members of the U.S.S. Maddox Association for all their assistance in writing this article, especially Ken and Lily Chestnut. Readers wishing to know more about the Maddox can get in touch with
Dr. McMahon is director of historical programs at Philadelphia’s Franklin Institute.
Jodi McMaster, a Texas lawyer, is the author of the forthcoming Beyond Slip and Fall: Premises Liability for Paralegals (Estrin Publishing).
George McMillan wrote The Old Breed: A History of the First Marine Division in World War II; he served with the division in the Pacific theatre as a Marine combat correspondent. A former Guggenheim Fellow, he has contributed articles on the Corps and on other subjects to many of the nation’s leading periodicals.
Larry McMurtry is the author of twenty-nine novels, including the Pulitzer Prize-winning Lonesome Dove. His other works include two collections of essays, three memoirs, and more than thirty screenplays, including the co-authorship of Brokeback Mountain, for which he received an Academy Award. His most recent novel, When the Light Goes, is available from Simon & Schuster
James M. McPherson, the George Henry Davis ’86 Professor of History Emeritus at Princeton University, is perhaps America’s foremost living Civil War scholar. Among his books are his one-volume history of the war, Battle Cry of Freedom, Lincoln and The Second American Revolution, and For Cause and Comrades: Why Men Foug
Mary Frech McVicker is a full-time writer of both fiction and nonfiction based in Brookfield, Illinois.
Judson Mead is associate editor of Americana magazine.
Charles L. Mee, Jr.’s most recent book is The Genius of the People , the story of the Constitutional Convention. It was published by Harper & Row earlier this year. Mr. Mee lives in New York.
Ira Meistrich is a freelance television producer who lives in New York City
Phillips Melville is a retired Air Force colonel now living in Washington, D.C., who has undertaken a new career as a marine artist and author.
Louis Menand is a professor of English at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York. This essay is adapted from his introduction to Pragmatism: A Reader , which is being published by Vintage this month.
Gregg Herken, author of Counsels of War , is writing a book about presidential science advisers. He lives in Santa Cruz, California.
An attorney and free-lance writer, Bill Merrell is also the head coach of women’s intercollegiate soccer at the University of California at Berkeley.