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Rabb, David
David Rapp has written about history for American Heritage, Technology Review, and Out. He has a degree in film from New York University.
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Ragsdale, W. B.
W. B. Ragsdale was a working reporter for forty-nine years. He is retired now and working on a book on modern political history, much of which he saw in the making.
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Ramsdell jr., Charles
Charles W. Ramsdell, Jr. (1909-1973) was the son of noted historian Charles W. Ramsdell and Susanna Griffith Ramsdell. Ramsdell attended the University of Texas and traveled extensively in Mexico before working as a historian for the National Park Service. Ramsdell published a highly-regarded guidebook, San Antonio, a Historical and Pictorial Guide, in 1959 and updated it in 1968.
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Ramus, Michael
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Randall, Willard Sterne
Willard Sterne Randall, the Distinguished Scholar in History at Champlain College, has written twelve books. Between his careers as an author and investigative journalist, Randall received the National Magazine Award for Public Service from Columbia Graduate School of Journalism, the Hillman Prize, the Loeb Award and three Pulitzer Prize nominations.
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Randall, Ruth Painter
Wife of the late James G. Randall, Ruth Painter Randall was present at the 1947 opening of the Lincoln Papers in Springfield. The above article is a chapter from Lincoln’s Sons , to be published by Little, Brown and Co. in 1956. Mrs. Randall is now working on a third volume on the Lincoln family.
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Randel, William Peirce
William Peirce Rondel’s account of the General Slocum disaster appeared in the October/November 1979 issue.
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Rankin, Hugh F.
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Rasenberger, Jim
Jim Rasenberger is an author and journalist who specializes in modern American history. He has published America, 1908: The Dawn of Flight, the Race to the Pole, the Invention of the Model T, and the Making of a Modern Nation in 2007, and his next book, The Brilliant Disaster: JFK, Castro, and America's Doomed Invasion of Cuba's Bay of Pigs, will be released in April 2011. Ras
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Rather, Dan
Dan Rather is a world-renowned journalism and the former managing editor and anchor of “CBS Evening News.”
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Rattner, Selma
Selma Rattner, who has a master’s degree in preservation from Columbia University, is currently working on a biography of the architect James Renwick (1818-95).
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Ravitch, Diane
—Diane Ravitch is a Brookings Institution senior fellow, a professor of educational history at New York University, and a former U.S. Assistant Secretary of Education.
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Rawson, Hugh
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Reader, The
—Robert Previdi writes about military and political subjects.
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Redding, Saunders
Saunders Redding is the head of the English Department at Hampton Institute in Virginia and the author of several books. This article is adapted from his most recent work, The Lonesome Road , in Doubleday’s “Mainstream of America” series. COPYRIGHT © 1958 BY SAUNDERS REDDING
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Reed, Samuel P.
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Reeves, Richard
Richard Reeves is a writer, columnist, and Senior Lecturer at the Annenberg School of Communication & Journalism at the University of Southern California. He has written many presidential biographies including President Kennedy: Profile of Power, which was honored by Time magazine as the Best Non-Fiction Book of 1993, Presiden
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Rehnquist, William H.
William H. Rehnquist (1924-2005) was Chief Justice of the United States and author of All the Laws but One: Civil Liberties in Wartime, published by Alfred A. Knopf. Originally appointed to the Supreme Court by President Nixon, Rehnquist served from 1972 to 2005.
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Reichl, Ruth
—Ruth Reichl is the editor in chief of Gourmet magazine.
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Reingold, Lester A.
Lester A. Reingold’s article on time capsules appeared in the November 1999 issue.
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Reinhardt, Richard
—Richard Reinhardt is a San Francisco novelist and social historian.
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Reischauer, Edwin O.
M Edwin O. Reischauer is a former U.S. Ambassador to Japan.
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Remini, Robert V.
Robert V. Remini served as Historian of the United State House of Representatives from 2005 until his retirement in 2010. Remini, winner of the 1984 National Book Award for Andrew Jackson: Volume 3, The Course of American Democracy, 1833–1845 (Harper & Row), currently is Professor of History Emeritus of the Unive
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Renaud, Mildred A.
At age 70, Mildred Renaud took a creative-writing class in the adult-education program at the high school in Briarcliff Manor, New York, For class assignments she started writing an account of her childhood in Iowa, Nebraska, and the Dakotas at the beginning of this century. Her teacher, impressed with the vividness of her memory and the charm and authenticity of her presentation, suggested that s
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Renehan,, Edward J. Jr.
Edward J. Renehan, Jr.’s biography of the robber baron Jay Gould will be published by Perseus in 2005.
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Renner, Frederic G.
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Rentmeester, Lester F.
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Resendez, Andres
Andrés Reséndez is a noted Spanish and English author and historian who also serves as a Professor of History at the University of California-Davis. A native of Mexico City, Reséndez moved to the United States to begin his graduate studies at the University of Chicago. He specializes in Southwest American history and also studies the effect of state power and economic and l
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Resneck, Daniel H.
Daniel Resneck is an Indiana businessman and a student of American folklore and social history.
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Reynolds, Robert L.
Robert L. Reynolds, an editor of American Heritage for 13 years, was named managing editor in 1963. In 1970 Mr. Reynolds joined the Reader's Digest, working primarily with the magazine's condensed book volumes. He died in 1981 after a long illness. He was 57 years old and lived in Ossining, N.Y.
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Reynolds, Sidney O.
Sidney O. Reynolds, who operates a dude ranch near his birthplace in Cora, Wyoming, first learned about Washakie from his father, who knew the old chief, and later from Washakie’s last-surviving son, Charlie. Mr. Reynolds is now at work on a study of Captain Benjamin L. E. Bonneville and his western fur-trading adventures in the 1830’s.
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Reynolds, Gary A.
Gary Reynolds, curator of paintings and sculpture at the Newark Museum, acted as guest curator for the current Wiles exhibition.
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Reynolds, Mark C.
Mark C. Reynolds is an author, reporter and editorial writer for the Southern Ulster Times, living in New York’s Hudson Valley. His credits and awards are at
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Rhoads, James Berton
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Rhodes, Richard
Richard Rhodes is the author or editor of twenty-three books including The Making of the Atomic Bomb, which won a Pulitzer Prize in Nonfiction, a National Book Award and a National Book Critics Circle Award; Dark Sun: The Making of the Hydrogen Bomb, which was shortlisted for a Pulitzer Prize in History; an investigation of the roots of private violence, Why They Kill
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Rice, Elmer
On Trial was, of course, only the first of many successful plays by Elmer Rice. Among others have been The Adding Machine , Dream Girl, and Street Scene, which won a Pulitzer Prize in 1929. At present he is working on a new play —“not far enough along to be talked about.”
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Richardson, Edgar P.
Edgar P. Richardson has been director of two noted museums, the Detroit Institute of Arts and the H. F. du Pont Winterthur Museum, and is the author of many books on American and European art. Actire in the affairs oj many institutions, he is a resident of Philadelphia and a member of the American Philosophical Society (like Thomas Say, at left). He bec
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Richardson, Donna
Donna Richardson, an associate professor of English at St. Mary’s College of Maryland, is the author of many articles on romantic poetry, especially that of Percy Bysshe Shelley, and of a book on teaching poetry: Visual Paraphrasing of Poetry (University Press of America).
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Richardson, David C.
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Richey, Elinor
Elinor Richey, author of several books on period architecture, lives in Berkeley, California. This article is adapted from her forthcoming book on noted American women.
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Rifkind, Robert S.
A student at Harvard Law School, Roberts S. Rifkind is the author of a previos article in AMERICAN HETITAGE . “The Colonel’s Dream of Power,” a study of Edward House’s little-remembered venture into fiction, Philip Dru.
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Riggan, Byron
Mr. Riggan, affiliated with the Great Books Foundation in Chicago, has been a film buff ever since the day he auditioned for M.G.M. as a boy soprano. He didn’t get the role.
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Rinella, Steven
Steven Rinella is a freelance writer living in Missoula, Montana.
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Rink, Paul E.
Paul E. Rink was for some years a ship’s engineer and later was employed by the State Department in Panama. He is currently a writer of television documentaries and lives in Monterey, California. For further reading: Yankee Stargazer , by Robert Elton Berry (McGraw-Hill, 1941);
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Rinzler, Carol E.
Carol E. Rinzler, an attorney with the New York law firm of Rembar & Curtis, is a collector of the work of early twentieth-century illustrators.
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Ripley, John W.
John W. Ripley, the publication director of the Shawnee County (Kansas) Historical Society, has been collecting song slides for twenty years.
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Ritcheson, Charles R.
Charles R. Ritcheson, now Lovell Distinguished Professor of History at the University of Southern California, served as Cultural Attaché at the American Embassy in London during the Bicentennial of the American Revolution.
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Robbins, Peggy
Peggy Robbins’s article on the Wesleys in Georgia ran in the April/May 1984 issue of American Heritage.
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Roberts, Gary L.
Mr. Roberts, who teaches history at Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College in Tifton, Georgia, is currently writing a book about the Sand Creek Massacre of 1864.
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Roberts, David
David Roberts is the author of seventeen books on mountaineering, adventure, and the history of the American Southwest. In addition to writing for American Heritage, he has written for National Geographic, National Geographic Adventure, and The Atlantic Monthly.
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Robertson, Archie
The late Archie Robcrtson, a frequent and delightful contributor to both AMERICAN HERITAGE and HORIZON, was in recent years an editor of The Lamp. He was the author of a number of books, of which Slow Train to Yesterday is a hard-to-find classic, the finest book on American railroads. For further reading: Staten Island and Its
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Robertson, Peggy
Deane Robertson, a former newsman, teaches journalism at California State University, Sacramento. Peggy Robertson is a part-time researcher and editor.
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Robinson, Frederick B.
Dr. Robinson is Director of the Museum of Fine Arts, Springfield, Massachusetts.
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Robinson, Phyllis C.
This article has been adapted from Phyllis C. Robinson’s forthcoming book Willa: The Life of Willa Cather , which will be published in August by Doubleday & Co., Inc.
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Robinson, Glynne
Glynne Robinson is a contributing editor and the co-publisher of the Lakeville Journal , in Lakeville, Connecticut, and the Millerton News , Millerton, New York.
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Robinson, Ray
Ray Robinson’s books include Iron Horse: Lou Gehrig in His Time .
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Rodell, Fred
Fred Rodell (1907 – 1980) was an American law professor most famous for his critiques of the U.S. legal profession. In 1939, he wrote the book Woe Unto You, Lawyers!He was one of the leading proponents of the “legal realism” approach and railed against overly abstract and theoretical legal arguments. A professor at Yale Law School for more than forty years, Rodell was described in
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Roderick, Lee
Stephen W. Stathis is an analyst in American history on the staff of the Library of Congress; Lee Roderick is Washington correspondent for a chain of newspapers located primarily in the western states.
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Rodibaugh, Jennifer J.
Jennifer Rodibaugh is an editor at Hark! New Era Publishing. She is a graduate of the University of Pittsburgh and Indiana University School of Law in Bloomington, Indiana. She is also a legal writer and editor in Washington, D.C. Previously, she served four years as assistant editor of the national quarterly magazine American Heritage for which she wrote numerous articles including “Fu
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Rogers, Agnes
Agnes Rogers, associate editor of the Reader’s Digest Condensed Book Club, is the author of Women Are Here to Stay, From Man to Machine , and, with her late husband, Frederick Lewis Allen, of The American Procession and I Remember Distinctly .
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Rogers, Madeline
Madeline Rogers is the editor of Seaport: New York’s History Magazine , published by the South Street Seaport Museum in New York City.
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Rogers, Lynne
Lynne Rogers, a writer and lecturer, is co-author with Mari L. Henry of How to Be a Working Actor (M. Evans & Co.).
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Rolde, Neil
Charles G. Bolté is editor of The American Oxonian , published by the Association of American Rhodes Scholars; Neu Rolde was formerly majority leader of the Maine House of Representatives. Both writers live in Maine.
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Romines, Delma K.
A Louisville, Kentucky, numismatist, Delma Romines is the author of a book on hobo nickels.
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Ronnie, Art
Art Ronnie’s article is adapted from his biography of an early barnstormer, Locklear: The Man Who Walked on Wings , which will be published by A. S. Barnes & Company this fall.
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Roosevelt, Theodore
Reprinted by permission of the publishers from Cowboys and Kings: Three Great Letters by Theodore Roosevelt, Elting E. Morison, editor. Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, Copyright, 1951, 1954, by The President and Fellows of Harvard College.
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Roosevelt, Archibald B. Jr.
Archibald "Archie" Bullock Roosevelt, Jr. (1918-1990), the grandson of President Theodore Roosevelt, was a career intelligence officer, serving with the Army in North Africa and the Middle East in World War II before joining the Central Intelligence Agency in 1947. A Middle East expert, Roosevelt spoke and understood nearly 20 languages and served as
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Rose, David J.
David J. Rose is a professor of nuclear engineering at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
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Rosenberg, Dorothy
Marvin and Dorothy Rosenberg wrote “ The Dirtiest Election ,” an article about the presidential campaign of 1884, in the August, 1962, AMERICAN HERITAGE . Mr, Rosenberg teaches dramatic art at the University of California, Berkeley. For further reading:
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Rosenberg, Charles E.
Charles E. Rosenberg is Professor of History of Science at the University of Pennsylvania.
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Rosenberg, Elliot
Elliot Rosenberg co-authored Louis Eisenstein’s memoir of Lower East Side politics, A Stripe of Tammany’s Tiger .
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Rosenkrantz, Linda
Linda Rosenkrantz writes a syndicated column about antiques and collectibles.
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Rosenvold, S. P.
S. P. Rosenvold Ellicott City, Md.
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Ross, Nancy Wilson
Nancy Wilson Ross, the author of several distinguished novels, has also written a study of feminine pioneers of the 1800’s, Westward the Women, and a historical and sociological study of the Pacific Northwest, Farthest Reach .
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Ross, John F.
John F. Ross was the Executive Editor of American Heritage and Invention & Technology magazines and a Senior Editor of Smithsonian magazine before that. On assignment, he has chased scorpions in Baja, dived 3,000 feet underwater in the Galapagos, dogsledded with the Polar Inuit in Greenland, lived with the Khanty reindeer herders in Siberia, and launched the most northern canoe trip in the Canadi
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Ross, Pat
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Rossiter, Clinton
Clinton Rossiter, professor of government at Cornell, is serving as director of studies in American Communism sponsored by the Fund for the Republic. He is author of Seedtime of the Republic , 1953, and Conservatism in America , published last spring.
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Rosta, Paul
Paul Rosta is a free-lance writer who lives in Los Angeles. He writes frequently about various aspects of American history and culture.
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Rotella, Mark
Mark Rotella, the author of Stolen Figs: And Other Adventures in Calabria , is at work on a book on the great Italian-American pop singers.
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Rothman, David J.
David J. Rothman is a member of the history jacuity at Columbia University and author of The Discovery of the Asylum : Social Order and Disorder in the New Republic (Little, Brown, 1971).
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Rotundo, Barbara
Barbara Rotunda (1942-2005) was an associate professor of English at the University of Albany and a pioneering educator and scholar.  She was educated at Cornell and Syracuse Universities and started one of the countries first university writing workshops.  Rotundo was widely respected for her work on 19th century Boston and historical studies
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Rousmaniere, John
John Rousmaniere, the author of The Annapolis Book of Seamanship and several works on ocean racing and the America’s Cup, is currently writing an illustrated history of Columbia University.
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Rovere, Richard H.
Richard Halworth Rovere often reports from Washington in his capacity as a staff writer for The New Yorker . Among his books are Affairs of State: The Eisenhower Years and The American Establishment .
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Rowse, A. L.
Alfred Leslie Rowse(1903 – 1997), known professionally as A. L. Rowse and to his friends and family as Leslie, was a prolific Cornish historian. He is perhaps best known for his poetry about Cornwall and his work on Elizabethan England. Rowse wrote some 100 books, including the bestseller, the autobiographical A Cornish Childhood, that sold nearly hal
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Rowsome,, Frank Jr.
Frank Rowsome, Jr., the author of this cheerful bit of Americana, is now head of the Technical Publications section of NASA. The Verse by the Side of the Road is adapted from a book of the same title recently published by the Stephen Greene Press. COPYRIGHT © 1965 BY FRANK ROWSOME, JR.
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Rubenstein, Ephraim
Ephraim Rubenstein is an artist and an instructor in drawing at the Art Students League of New York.
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Rudd, Hughes
Hughes Rudd, whose service in the “Maytag Messerschmitt” earned him a Silver Star, six air medals, and a number of other awards, has been a radio and television correspondent for both CBS News and, currently, ABC News. He also is the author of My Escape From the CIA (And Other Improbable Events) , published in 1966.
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Rudin, Max
Rudin is the publisher of The Library of America, a nonprofit publisher whose mission is to foster greater appreciation and pride in America’s literary heritage by publishing, and keeping permanently in print, authoritative editions of America’s best and most significant writing. Mr. Rudin writes on American history, literature, music, and popular culture for American Heritage and Raritan maga
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Rudolph, Jack
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Ruse, Timothy C.
Timothy C. Ruse is an independent historian and the Director of Georgetown Hospital's Sleep Disorders Center, who also wrote We Volunteered: A Biography of Carl Robert Ruse, Survivor of the Bataan Death March and Prisoner of the Japanese 1942-1945 (Timothy C. Ruse, 2011).
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Rusk, Nancy
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Russell, Francis
Francis Russell, a frequent contributor, is the author of Adams: An American Dynasty , a book recently published by American Heritage.
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Russell, Franklin
Franklin Russell is a free-lance writer who frequently reports on ecological matters. He is currently working on a book dealing with catastrophes of natural history that have occurred throughout the world.
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Russell, John
John Russell, an art critic for The New York Times , is the author of many books about art and artists.
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