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Stephen B. Oates is the author of sixteen books, With Malice Toward None: A Life of Abraham Lincoln and Let the Trumpet Sound: A Life of Martin Luther King, Jr; both recipients of the Robert F. Kennedy Memorial Book, and Christopher Award. Other notable works include The Approaching Fury: Voices of the Storm, 1820-1861. Oates was featured in Ken Burns's The Civil W
—David Obst is the author of the memoir Too Good to Be Forgotten: Changing America in the ’60s and ’70s .
A frequent contributor to AMERICAN HERITAGE , Charlton Ogburn has written several books on North America, the most recent being The Southern Appalachians: A Wilderness Quest (William Morrow, 1975).
Charlton Ogburn, Jr., is now at work on The Continent in our Hands , a first-person narrative of discovery of the country’s natural splendors and of what he believes confronts them.
—Bruce Olds is the author of the novels Raising Holy Hell , about John Brown, and the recently published Bucking the Tiger .
Admiral Olsen was a career US Navy officer who helped deliver naval vessels to the Russians during World War II and was a member of the American staff at the Yalta talks. He also served as Commandant of the 14th Naval District.
Lynne Olson is a freelance writer in Washington, D.C.
George Oppenheimer, drama critic, screenwriter, playwright, and author of several books, was a frequent guest at the Garden of Allah. For further reading: The Garden of Allah , by Sheila Graham (Crown, 1970)
Robert Garth Scott is the editor of Forgotten Valor: The Memoirs, Journals and Civil War Letters of Maj. Gen. Orlando Bolivar Willcox , to be published next fall by Kent State University Press.
David Oshinsky, winner of the 2006 Pulitzer Prize for Polio: An American Story, holds the Jack S. Blanton chair in history at the University of Texas at Austin and is a distinguished scholar in residence at New York University. Other awards include: 2010 Cartwright Prize fro
James L. Swanson is a Lincoln collector and writes about the Presidents, copyright law, the entertainment industry, and the First Amendment. Lloyd Ostendorf, a Lincoln artist and collector, is the author of Lincoln in Photographs: An Album of Every Known Pose .
Fulton Oursler, Jr., a freelance writer, was formerly deputy editor in chief of Reader’s Digest . This article is adapted from Magic Man , a memoir he is writing about his father.
William A. Owens is associate professor of English at Columbia University and director of the Oral History of Texas Oil Pioneers at the University of Texas. He is the author of Slave Mutiny: The Revolt on the Schooner Amistad (The John Day Company, 1953), the standard treatment of the famous Amistad case, to which all
Geoffrey O’Brien is editor in chief of the Library of America. His recent books include The Phantom Empire (Norton, 1993) and The Times Square Story (Norton, 1998).
Robert L. O’Connell is an intelligence analyst with the U.S. Army Foreign Science and Technology Center, in Charlottesville, Virginia. He is the author of Of Arms and Men: A History of War, Weapons, and Aggression (Oxford University Press, 1989).
Richard O'Connor (1915-1975) was the author of 21 books including Thomas, Rock of Chickamauga (1948), Jack London: A Biography (1964), Young Bat Masterson (1967), Iron Wheels and Broken Men: The Railroad Barons and the Plunder of the West (1973), and Gould's Millions (1973).
Copyright © 1958 by Leonard Wibberley. By permission of Henry Holt and Company, Inc., New York. Leonard P. Wibberley was born in Dublin but has spent much of his adult life in America, fifteen years of it as a Los Angeles newspaperman. He has written a number of novels, among them the recent McGilli
Joe O'Donnell (1922-2007) served as a combat photographer in the United States Marines during World War II, eventually receiving orders to photograph Hiroshima, Nagasaki, and Tokyo shortly after the final bombings in August 1945. He later worked for the U.S. Information Agency, photographing Presidents Truman, Eisenhower, Kennedy, and Johnson. In Japan
A former New York newspaperman and CBS Radio executive news editor, Mr. O’Flaherty now resides in Richmond, Va., and is working on a book about blockade running.