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Merrell, Bill
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.
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Messer, David W.
David W. Messer Royersford, Pa.
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Metcalf, Lewis Herbert
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Meyer, Larry
Larry L. Meyer is former editor of Westways and Colorado magazines and the author of Shadow of a Continent: The American West in 1776.
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Meyer, Larry L.
Larry L. Meyer, whose “Pie Town” appeared in our February/March, 1980, issue, is a former editor of Westways and Colorado magazines. Currently, he is Lecturer in Journalism at California State University at Long Beach.
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Meyer, William B.
William B. Meyer’s essay on how the dismal swamps of the nineteenth century became the priceless wetlands of the twentieth appeared in the May/June issue.
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Meyer, Danny
Danny Meyer is the proprietor of some of New York’s most popular restaurants, among them Union Square Café, Gramercy Tavern, and Eleven Madison Park.
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Meyer, m.d., John A.
John A. Meyer, M.D., is a professor of thoracic surgery at the State University of New York’s Health Science Center in Syracuse and is the author of Lung Cancer Chronicles , published in 1990 by the Rutgers University Press.
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Michaelis, David
This article has been adapted from David Michaelis’s forthcoming book of profiles, The Best of Friends , to be published by William Morrow.
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Michaels, James W.
—James W. Michaels is the editor of Forbes magazine.
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Michals, Debra
Debra Michals is a journalist and Ph.D. candidate in American history at New York University.
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Michener, James A.
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Middleton, William D.
William D. Middleton has published nine books of railroad history, among them a three-volume illustrated history of electrified street, interurban, and main-line railways in America.
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Miller, Perry
Professor Perry Miller teaches American literature at Harvard. He is the author of Orthodoxy in Massachusetts, The Puritans (with T. H. Johnson), The New England Mind , and Jonathan Edwards . © 1952 BY UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLV
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Miller, David Humphreys
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Miller, Randall M.
Randall M. Miller is an associate professor of history at St. Joseph’s College in Philadelphia. Portions of this article appeared in his recent book, “Dear Master”: Letters of a Slave Family , published by Cornell University Press.
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Miller, Nathan
The interviewer, Nathan Miller, is author of The History of Our Navy , published by AMERICAN HERITAGE and the U.S. Naval Institute, and the newly published FDR: An Intimate History .
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Miller, Jeffrey W.
Jeffrey W. Miller is editorial director of the Department of News and Public Information at the University of California at San Francisco.
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Miller, Donald L.
Donald L. Miller is the John Henry MacCracken Professor of History at Lafayette College and a historical consultant and screenwriter. In 2010, Miller won an Emmy Award for his role as a consultant and writer for The Pacific. His 2006 book, Masters of Air, has inspired The Air War, the History Channel's latest installment on World War II.
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Miller, Richard Lawrence
Richard Lawrence Miller is an author and broadcaster who writes on American historical topics. His first book, Truman: The Rise to Power, was published by McGraw-Hill in 1985 and drew outstanding reviews from The Washington Post. In 2008 Miller returned to presidential biographies with his latest book, Lincoln and His World: Prarie Politician, 1834-1842, having previously writ
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Miller, Hanna
Hanna Miller, a food historian, leads culinary tours in Asheville, North Carolina.
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Millett, Allan R.
—Allan R. Millett, a professor of history at Ohio State University, is co-author of A War to Be Won: Fighting World War II .
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Mills, Nicolaus
Nicolaus Mills is a professor of American Studies at Sarah Lawrence College and the author of Their Last Battle: The Fight for the National World War II Memorial .
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Miner, Margaret
Hugh Rawson and Margaret Miner have edited The American Heritage Dictionary of American Quotations , The New International Dictionary of Quotations , A Dictionary of Quotations From Shakespeare , and A Dictionary of Quotations
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Brigadier general Mitchell, William
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Mitchell, C. Bradford
Mr. Mitchell, formerly Director of Information for the American Merchant Marine Institute, has contributed several articles on ships and the sea to AMERICAN HERITAGE . For further reading: The Frigate Constitution, by Ira N. Hollis (Houghton, revised edition, 1
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Mitchell, Bradford
Marion Wefer is a writer of plays for children and is a regular contributor to young people’s magazines. This is her first appearance in AMERICAN HERITAGE .
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Mitchell, John G.
John G. Mitchell, former editor in chief of Sierra Club Books and current field editor for Audubon magazine, is the author of Losing Ground (Sierra Club Books, 1974).
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Mitchell, John G.
John G. Mitchell is a regular contributor to AMERICAN HERITAGE . In preparing this article, he relied substantially on The Life and World of Al Capone by John Kobler (Fawcett Books, 1977).
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Mitchell, Greg
Greg Mitchell has been researching the EPIC campaign for more than five years. He is the author of Truth and Consequences , a book about whistle blowers, and coauthor of Acceptable Risks , about how individuals deal with modern-day life.
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Mitgang, Herbert
Herbert Mitgang is a member of the Editorial Board of the New York Times . He has written and edited a number of book on Lincoln and the Civil War, the latent being The Fiery Trial: A Life of Lincoln , published m 1974. He has also produced several documentary films on related historica
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Molton, Stephen
Stephen Molton is an author, filmmaker, professor, painter, and former film executive who serves as Professor of Writing and Producing for Television at the TV Writers Studio MFA program at Long Island University Brooklyn. Since 2007, he has also served as Adjunct Associate Professor of screenwriting at Columbia University. Molton collaborated with Gus Russo on his latest work, Brothers in A
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Monninger, Joseph
Joseph Monninger, who lives in New York City, has recently published the novel Second Season .
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Montague, Richard
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Montross, Lynn
Lynn Montross has written several books on the American Revolution, including The Reluctant Rebels (1950) and Rag, Tag and Bobtail (1951), the story of the Continental Army.
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Moody, Richard
Richard Moody is an associate professor of speech and theater at Indiana University. His book, America Takes the Stage , published this year, is on the American theater, 1750 to 1900.
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Mooney, Elizabeth C.
Elizabeth C. Mooney is a free-lance writer who lives in Washington, D.C. She also has written In the Shadow of the White Plague , a book about her memories of Saranac in the 1920’s, to be published in March by T. Y. Crowell.
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Moore, Kathryn
D. M. Giangreco and Kathryn Moore are the authors of Dear Harry …: Truman’s Mailroom, 1945-1953 (Stackpole, 1999).
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Morath, Max
—Max Morath is a nationally known entertainer and the author of The NPR Curious Listener’s Guide to Popular Standards .
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Morcom, Richmond
Mr. Morcom, who is with the Department of Physical Education at the University of Pennsylvania, has based his article largely on his collection of Hale family letters and documents.
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Mordden, Ethan
Ethan Mordden is the author of The Happiest Corpse I’ve Ever Seen: The Last Twenty-five Years of the Broadway Musical .
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Morgan, Murray
Murray Morgan (1916-2000) was a historian of the Puget Sound region and history teacher at Tacoma Community College. His book Skid Road, and informal portrait of Seattle, was said to be the "longest-running Pacific Northwest book in print." Morgan authored or co-authored 19 books including The Last Wilderness, A Range of Glaciers: The Exploration and Survey of the Northern Cascade Ra
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Morgan, Edmund S.
Edmund S. Morgan (1916-2013) was a Sterling Professor of History Emeritus at Yale who authored many books about the American colonies and the Founding Fathers. His 2002 book, Benjamin Franklin, was a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle award. Other works include The Challenge of the American Revolution, The
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Morgan, H. Wayne
H. Wayne Morgan was a Professor of History at the University of Oklahoma and the author of William McKinley and His America, New Muses: Art in American Culture, and Oklahoma: A Bicentennial History.
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Morgan, Thomas B.
The author was a senior editor of Look from 1953 to 1958. He has written two novels and many articles and was the press secretary to Mayor John Lindsay in New York City from 1969 to 1973. His article on Adlai Stevenson appeared in the August/September 1984 issue of this magazine.
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Morgan, James
James Morgan is a writer whose works include The Distance to the Moon, If These Walls had Ears, and worked with President Bill Clinton's mother, Virginia Kelley, on her autobiography, Leading with My Heart. His latest work, Chasing Matisse: A Year in France Living My Dream, details Morgan's living with his wife as an
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Morgan, Sherika
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Morison, Samuel Eliot
Samuel Eliot Morison, Rear Admiral, U.S. Naval Reserve (1887-1976) was an American historian noted for his works of maritime history that were both authoritative and highly readable. Morison received his Ph.D. from Harvard University in 1912, and taught history at the university for 40 years. In 1942, President Roosevelt commissioned Morison to write a history of United States naval operat
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Morison, Elting E.
Elting E. Morison is Killian Professor of Humanities Emeritus at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
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Morley, Mcgarry
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Morris, Richard B.
Richard B. Morris (1904 - 1989) was an American historian who focused on the constitutional, diplomatic, and political history of the American Revolution and the making of the U.S. Constitution. He was the Gouverneur Morris Professor of History at Columbia University and the author of many books. In 1966 Morris won the Bancroft Prize in History fo
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Morris, Richard K.
Richard K. Morris, a grandson of the Holland ’s first engineer, Charles A. Morris, teaches at Trinity College in Hartford, Connecticut, and is at work on a biography of John P. Holland. Courtlandt Canby of New York was co-editor of the recently published Dynamic America , an illustrate
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Morris, Edmund
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Morris, Donald R.
—Donald R. Morris is a historian, a novelist, and the publisher of a weekly newsletter.
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Morris, Jan
—Jan Morris’s most recent book is Lincoln: A Foreigner’s Quest .
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Morris, Gregory D. l.
Gregory D. L. Morris, former global-markets editor for Chemical Week , and former executive editor of Bank Investment Marketing , is a member of the editorial board of the Museum of American Financial History in New York.
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Morris, Nancy
Nancy Morris is a Hawaii historian who has worked for the University of Hawaii and worked as curator of the Jean Charlot Collection. Morris has written several books about the Aloha State and serves on the board of directors of the Hawaiian Historical Society.
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Morrison, Joseph L.
Joseph L. Morrison is a professor in the School of Journalism at the University of North Carolina, at Chapel Hill.
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Morton, Louis
Louis Morton, chief of the Pacific Section of the Army’s Office of Military History, has written on military and colonial history. His latest book, The Fall of the Philippines , is a volume in the Army history of World War II.
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Moser, Don
Don Moser, who was formerly an assistant managing editor of LIFE , is now afree-lance writer who lives in Washington, D.C.He is currently working on a book about the China-Burma-India theater in World War II.
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Moskin, Robert
J. Robert Moskin is the author of The U.S. Marine Corps Story and Mr. Truman’s War , an account of the final five months of World War IL He is writing a history of the U.S. Foreign Service.
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Moyers, Bill
Bill Moyers is a journalist at CBS News. This article is based on a speech he made recently at the University of Texas, Austin.
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Moynihan, Daniel P.
Mr. Moynihan, pathologist of megalopolis, was Assistant Secretary of Labor from 1963 to 1965. Since 1966 he has been director of the Joint Center for Urban Studies of M.I.T. and Harvard, and professor of education and urban politics at Harvard. He is co-author (with Nathan Glazer) of Beyond the Melting Pot . In a somewh
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Moynihan, Maura
Maura Moynihan, who lives in New York City, has written for Vogue, The New Republic , and Interview .
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Mudd, Roger
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Muehl, Ruth D.
Ruth D. Muehl teaches English at the University of New Haven in Connecticut.
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Muheim, Harry Miles
Harry Miles Muheim has published a novel and is working on another one. He also writes speeches, documentary films, and political television spots. He lives in San Francisco.
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Muller, William Gordon
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Mullin, Bob
A former correspondent for the Los Angeles Times who has written on a variety of historical topics, Bob Mullin now teaches high school English.
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Mumford, Lewis
Lewis Mumford (1895 – 1990) was an American historian, sociologist, philosopher, and influential literary critic noted for his writings on cities and urban architecture. Mumford served as the architectural critic for The New Yorker magazine for over 30 years. His 1961 book, The City in History, received the National Book Award. Mumford's ea
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Mundis, Jerrold J.
Mr. Alundis is a free-lance writer living in Neiu York.
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Murphy, Wendy
Wendy Murphy, a former editor at AMERICAN HERITAGE , is now living in Connecticut, where she hopes to have more time to tend to her own flowers and vegetables. She is the author of Gardening Under Lights , published this spring by Time-Life Books. For further r
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Murphy, Cullen
Cullen Murphy is the managing editor of The Atlantic Monthly and writer of the comic strip “Prince Valiant.” This essay is drawn in part from his new book The Word According to Eve: Women and the Bible in Ancient Times and Our Own , published this month by Houghton Mifflin.
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Murphy, Richard
Richard Murphy is a freelance writer.
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Murray, Robert K.
Mr. Murray is the head of the history department at Pennsylvania State University. He is the author of Public Opinion and the American Red Cross (1950) and of Red Scare: A Study in National Hysteria (1955).
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Murray, William Cotter
Mr. Murray teaches creative writing at the University of Iowa and farms five acres at nearby West Branch. Mr. Wilson, a free-lance photographer with a special interest in conservation, lives on Bainbridge Island, Washington. He took many of the photos in this portfolio for his Grass Land, published by Wide Skies Press in Polk, Nebraska.
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Musicant, Ivan
Ivan Musicant is the recipient of the 1987 Samuel Eliot Morison Award for Naval Literature. His latest book, The Banana Wars , will be published in May. He is currently at work on Divided Waters: The Civil War at Sea .
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Musselman, Steve
Steve Musselman Everywhere, U.S.A.
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Myers, John Myers
John Myers Myers, who lives in Tempe, Arizona, is the author of such books on the Southwest as The Alamo, The Last Chance: Tombstone’s Early Years , and Doc Holliday .
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Myers, Philip
Philip Myers, a retired manufacturer of architectural millwork, has for over a half century devoted his spare time to writing. His first article appeared in Munsey’s Magazine in 1917.
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