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Beale, Howard
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Beals, Carleton
Carleton Beals is the author of over 25 books, and is well-known as a lecturer in this country. His latest book, Our Yankee Heritage: New England’s Contribution to American Civilization , was published this year.
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Bean, Susan S.
Susan S. Bean is Chief Curator of the Peabody Museum of Salem, Massachusetts, where the ice-trade cup has found a permanent home.
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Beck, Emily Morison
Emily Morison Beck is the editor of Bartlett’s Familiar Quotations . This article is adapted from the Proceedings of the Massachusetts Historical Society.
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Beebe, Lucius
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Beisner, Robert L.
Robert L. Beisner, associate professor of history at American University, is the author of Twelve Against Empire (McGraw-Hill, 1968), the story of the anti-imperialists of 1898-1900. A portion of it appeared in the August, 1967, issue of AMERICAN HERITAGE . When this article was shown to Elbert
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Belden, Thomas Graham
Thomas G. Beiden is an engineer and historian, currently associated with the U.S. Air Force as an operations analyst. He and his wife, a free-lance writer, live in Maryland and wrote this special article based on their book, So Fell The Angels, which will be published this fall by Little, Brown.
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Belding, Patricia W.
Patricia W. Belding, a free-lance writer and librarian, lives in Barre.
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Bell, Bob Boze
Bob Boze Bell is executive editor of True West magazine . His books include Classic Gunfights and The Illustrated Life and Times of Doc Holliday .
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Benchley, Nathaniel
Nathaniel Benchley (1915 – 1981), was an American author and longtime summer resident of Nantucket. Benchley wrote many children's/juvenile books and his 1961 novel The Off-Islanders was made into a motion picture titled The Russians Are Coming, the Russians Are Coming for which he was nominated for an Academy Award for Adapted Screenplay. He was a
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Benchley, Robert
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Bendiner, Robert
Robert Bendiner, who has interviewed Henry Kissinger and Justice Potter Stewart for this magazine, is a former member of the New York Times editorial board.
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Benjamin, Mary A.
Mary A. Benjamin, a well-known autograph and manuscript dealer, is head of Walter R. Benjamin Autographs, of New York City.
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Bennett, David H.
Mr. Bennett is assistant professor of American Studies at the Maxwell School of Syracuse University. For further reading: The Townsend Movement , by Abraham Holtzman (Twayne, 196)); The Politics of Upheaval , by Arthur M. Schlesinger, Jr. (Houghton Mifflin, 196
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Bennett, William
Dr. William Bennett edits The Harvard Medical School Health Letter , and he writes frequently on medical subjects. Part of his training as a medical student took place at the Massachusetts General Hospital.
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Benson, Berry
Berry Benson was a young Confederate sharpshooter who served in General Samuel McGowan’s First South Carolina Brigade. His memoirs were recently published by the University of Georgia Press as Berry Benson’s Civil War Book.
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Beran, Michael Knox
Michael Knox Beran is the author of Jefferson’s Demons: Portrait of a Restless Mind and The Last Patrician: Bobby Kennedy and the End of American Aristocracy .
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Beresford, Maurice
Professor Beresford, the author of a number of books on the history of the English landscape, holds the chair of Economic History at the University of Leeds, England.
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Berger, Phil
Phil Berger, a former boxing writer for The New York Times and the author of a dozen fiction and nonfiction books, has been researching basketball history since the early 1980$.
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Berger, Thomas
—Thomas Berger is the author of Little Big Man, The Return of Little Big Man , and nineteen other novels.
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Berghahn, V. R.
V. R. Berghahn, a professor of European history at Brown University, is the author of several books on modern German history, including The Americanization of West German Industry, 1945-1973 (Cambridge University Press, 1987).
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Berman, Avis
Avis Berman, the author of Rebels on Eighth Street: Juliana Force and the Whitney Museum of American Art , is a Hartford native. Information about the Wadsworth Atheneum can be found on their Web site at .
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Berman, Dennis K.
Dennis K. Berman is a reporter for The Wall Street Journal .
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Berman, Paul
Paul Berman is a contributing editor at The New Republic,  and serves on the faculty of the Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute at NYU. A noted scholar on political ideologies, American history, and the modern Middle East, Berman has been awarded a MacArthur Fellowship and the Berlin Bosch Prize. Some of his well-known books include A Tale of Two Utopias: The Political Journey of the
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Bernays, Anne
Anne Bernays is a novelist; her latest is Professor Romeo . She lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Geoffrey Ward returns to this column in our next issue.
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Bernier, Olivier
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Bernstein, Barton J.
Barton J. Bernstein is a professor of history at Stanford University and directs the university’s international relations program. His article “Why We Didn’t Use Poison Gas in World War II” appeared in the August/September 1985 issue of American Heritage .
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Beschloss, Michael
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Biddle, Francis
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Bill, Alfred Hoyt
Alfred Hoyt Bill has lived in Princeton, New Jersey, since 1933 and has concentrated his writing on this area. His books include The Campaign of Princeton, 1776-1777 ; Valley Forge, the Making of an Army ; and A House Called Morven .
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Billias, George A.
George A. Billias is assistant professor of history at the University of Maine. This article is adapted from Professor Billias’ new book, General John Glover and His Marblehead Mariners , to be published next month by Henry Holt and Company, and from articles that have appeared in the New York Historical Society Quarte
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Billington, Ray Allen
Historian Ray Allen Billington (1903–1981)was the recipient of the 1974 Bancroft Prize and President of the Organization of American Historians (OAH) from 1962-1963. He authored numerous books including The Far Western Frontier and Land of Savagery, Land of Promise: The European Image of the American Frontier in the Nineteenth Century
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Billington, Edna
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Bingham, June
Mrs. Bingham herself is no stranger to the political arena. A grand-niece of the late Governor Herbert H. Lehman of New York, she is the wife of U.S. Representative Jonathan B. Bingham (Democrat, New York). Her latest book, U Thant: The Search for Peace , was published in 1966. This article is
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Bingham, Alfred M.
Alfred Bingham has been a lawyer, a magazine editor, an author of books on public affairs, a Connecticut state senator, a military government officer in occupied Germany, a workmen’s compensation commissioner, and a probate judge. In recent years he has been working on a biography of his father. This article is adapted from a talk he gave last year at
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Bishop, Morris
The late Morris Bishop was professor emeritus of romance literature at Cornell and a frequent and esteemed contributor to this magazine.
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Black, Mary
The Editors and the author wish to express their deep appreciation to the museums and private owners without, whose wholehearted co-operation these outdoor photographs could not have been taken. Mary Black is Director of the Museum of American Folk Art in New York and author of numerous articles. Her books include American Folk
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Black, David
David Black is an award-winning novelist, Journalist, and television writer and producer. His latest book, A Bobeh Myseh , will be published by Argonaut Press this fall.
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Blake, Nelson Manfred
Nelson M. Blake teaches at Syracuse University and is the author of A Short History of American Life . The foregoing article, in a more extended form, appeared in the September, 1955, issue of The Mississippi Valley Historical Review . Copyright, 1955, by the M
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Blakey, Scott
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Blesh, Rudi
Rudi Blesh, our joremost ragtime scholar, has done much to keep Joplin’s memory alive. He is the co-author, with the late Harriet Jams, of They All Played Ragtime .
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Blight, David W.
David W. Blight is the Class of 1954 Professor of American History and Director of the Gilder Lehrman Center for the Study of Slavery, Resistance & Abolition at Yale University. Recently, Blight has written A Slave No More: Two Men Who Escaped to Freedom, Including Their Narratives of Emancipation, and Race and Reunion: The Civil War in American Memory, which won the Bancr
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Bliven, Bruce
As an editor of The New Republic in the Twenties, Bruce Bliven covered the workings of the Ohio Gang. He now lives in Stanford, California. His new book, The World Changers , consisting of biographical sketches of the eight most important men of the 1930’s and 40’s, will be publishe
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Block, Lawrence
—Keller is the contemplative hired killer who stars in Lawrence Block’s novels Hit Man and Hit List .
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Bloom, Murray Teigh
Murray Teigh Bloom is the author of the current book The Brotherhood of Money: The Secret World of Our Banknote Printers .
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Blount, Roy Jr.
—Roy Blount, Jr., is the author, with the photographer Valerie Shaff, of If Only You Knew How Much I Smell You and I Am Puppy, Hear Me Yap .
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Blow, Michael
Formerly a science writer for Newsweek , Michael Blow has written books on satellites and on ships, as well as the AMERICAN HERITAGE Junior Library book, Men of Science and Invention . He is currently with a New York public relations firm.
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Blumberg, Lisa
Lisa Blumberg is an attorney in Hartford, Connecticut.
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Blumenson, Martin
Martin Blumenson, formerly with the Army’s Office of the Chief of Military History, is now a free-lance writer in Washington, D.C. He is the author of The Duel for France; Anzio: The Gamble that Failed ; and Kasserine Pass .
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Bobbe, Dorothie
Mrs. Dorothie Bobbe, a British-born resident of New York, is the author of Abigail Adams, De Witt Clinton, Mr. & Mrs. John Quincy Adams , etc. She is working now on a biography of Hamilton. Drawings from The Virgin Islands by Stuart Murray; Duell, Sloan & Pearce.
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Bobb’, Dorothie
Dorothie Bobbé contributed the article on “The Boyhood of Alexander Hamilton” in the June, 1955, issue of AMERICAN HERITAGE . She is the author of a number of biographies, including lives of Fanny Kemble, DeWitt Clinton, and the Adamses.
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Bocca, Geoffrey
Geoffrey Bocca, author of many books, including The Life and Death of Harry Oakes , served as a merchant seaman on the Murmansk Run and in other convoys during World War II and since then has logged more than forty voyages on fourteen ocean liners—including the Queen Mary.
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Boehringer, Carl H.
A veteran of thirty-two years in the Foreign Service, including ten years in Japan, Carl H. Koehringer has recently been appointed executive director of the American Chamber of Commerce there. The prints on these pages all come jrom his outstanding collection of Japanese art.
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Boiler,, Paul F. Jr.
Dr. Paul F. Boiler, Jr., who is now retired, formerly held the Lyndon Baines Johnson Chair of American History at Texas Christian University.
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Bongartz, Roy
Roy Bongartz in a free-lance writer who, between books, writes about interesting places he has visited for the New York Times Travel and Resorts section.
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Boorstin, Daniel J.
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Boot, Max
Max Boot is the Jeane J. Kirkpatrick Senior Fellow for National Security Studies at the Council on Foreign Relations. Before joining the Council on Foreign Relations, Boot worked as a writer and editor for the Christian Science Monitor and The Wall Street Journal. He was awarded the Eric Breindel Award for Excellence in Journalism in 2007, and published his third book, War Made New: Technol
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Bordewich, Fergus M.
Fergus M. Bordewich’s book Killing the White Man’s Indian was published in February by Doubleday. He is also the author of Cathay: A Journey in Search of Old China .
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Borland, Hal
Hal Borland has been outdoor editorial essayist for the New York Times since 1942. He has published more than thirty books, most of which reflect his strong interest in conservation and natural history. Among them is the memoir Country Editor’s Boy .
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Boroff, David
The untimely death of David Boroff in 1965 cut short an active career as a tendier of English at New York University, and as a contributor to many magazines. His study of American colleges, Campus, USA , was published in 1961. For further reading: The Course of Modern
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Boswell, Charles
Lewis Thompson and Charles Boswell, the collaborators on this article, are both free-lance writers. In 1954, they won an “Edgar” from the Mystery Writers of America for “general excellence in the field of true crime writing.”
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Boulton, Alexander O.
Dr. Alexander O. Boulton is a Professor of History at Stevenson University in Stevenson, MD. Alex Boulton received his Ph.D. in History from the College of William and Mary in 1991. He is the author of a biography on Frank Lloyd Wright, and has written and photographed articles for American Heritage, American Quarterly and The William and Mary Quarterl
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Bourdon, David
David Bourdon has written extensively on art and antiques.
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Bourjaily, Vance
Vance Bourjaily (1922-2010) was an American writer, novelist, and professor, teaching at Louisiana State University, Oregon State University, the University of Iowa, and the University of Arizona. Bourjaily served in the Army during World War II and his first novel, The End of My Life, draws from his battlefield experiences.
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Bourne, Russell
Russell Bourne, a free-lance writer, was formerly an editor in the American Heritage book division.
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Bourque, Joseph
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Bowen, Catherine Drinker
Mrs. Rowen’s new book, The Craft and the Calling , from which tliis article is excerpted, will be published soon by Atlantic-Little, Brown.
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Bowen, Croswell
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Bowers, Q. David
David Bowers is chairman of Bowers & Merena Galleries, Inc., a leading dealer in rare coins, and has written more than a dozen books on numismatics.
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Bowser, Hal
Hal Bowser writes frequently on science and technology.
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Bracey, Gerald W.
Gerald W. Bracey is the author of Setting the Record Straight: Responses to Misconceptions About Public Education in the United States (Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, 1997).
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Braden, Tom
Tom Braden was for many years the editor and publisher of the Oceanside, California, Blade Tribune , and is now active in and around Washington, D.C. With the late Stewart Alsop he was the co-author of Sub Rosa: The OSS and American Espionage .
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Brady, James
—James Brady writes weekly for Advertising Age and Parade magazines.
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Bragdon, E. L.
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Brandon, William
Writer of books, short stories and magazine articles, William Brandon has spent much time in the West. His most recent book, The Men and the Mountain , from which the above article has been adapted, was published last April.
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Brandt, Nat
Nat Brandt, former Managing Editor of AMERICAN HERITAGE , is a free-lance writer who also teaches journalism at St. John’s University, New York.
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Brandt, Anthony
Anthony Brandt is the editor of the Adventure Classics series published by National Geographic Society Press, and the books editor at National Geographic Adventure magazine. Formerly the book critic at Men’s Journal, Brandt has written for The Atlantic, GQ, Esquire, and many other magazines, and is the author of two previous books.His latest
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Branscome, James
James Branscome, a freelance who is a native of the TVA area, has long covered the agency for regional and national publications.
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Braunstein, Peter
Peter Braunstein’s article on the career of disco from its French Resistance wellsprings ran in the November 1999 issue. He is co-editor of Imagine Nation: The American Counterculture of the 1960s and ’70s , which is being published by Routledge this fall.
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Brawer, Robert A.
Robert A. Brawer is the author of Fictions of Business: Insights on Management From Great Literature .
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Brecher, Edward
Ruth and Edward Brecher are a husband-and-wife team of free-lance writers who live in West Cornwall, Connecticut; their articles have appeared in many national magazines. Mrs. Brecher became interested in Dighton Rock a number of years ago while doing graduate work at Harvard.
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Breitenbach, Edgar
Edgar Breintenbach is chief of the Prints and Photographs division of the Library of Congress.
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Brewer, Mark R.
Mark R. Brewer U.S. history teacher Williamstown Middle School Williamstown, N.J.
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Brewster hillard, Rev. Elias
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Brierley, Brooks T.
Brooks T. Brierley is the author of car-history books available at bookstores and by mail from Motorbooks. His latest, Magic Motors 1930 , is out this month.
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Brill, Steven
—Steven Brill was the founder of Court TV and is chairman and CEO of Brill’s Content .
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Brinkley, David
The author is a correspondent for the American Broadcasting Company.
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Brinkley, Douglas
Douglas Brinkley, a distinguished professor of history at Rice University and Contributing Editor of American Heritage, has written more than 20 books, most recently The Wilderness Warrior: Theodore Roosevelt and the Crusade for America (Harper 2009) and The Reagan Diaries (HarperCollins 2007). Brinkley earne
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Brinnin, John Malcolm
In a forthcoming book John Malcolm Brinnin, a poet and professor of English at Boston University, surveys in lively and meticulous detail the history of passenger travel across the Atlantic. The Sway of the Grand Saloon , from which these two selections are taken, will be published later this month by Seymour Lawrence/De
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Bristoll, William Merrick
After Ins escape from Charleston, William Merrick Bristol! resumed his teaching career, first in Illinois, then in Milwaukee. In 1863 he enlisted in the ijth Battery, Wisconsin Light Artillery, rising to the rank of first lieutenant by the end of the war. Most of his time in the Army was spent as an ordnance officer in New Orleans. Following the Civil W
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Britton, Beverley L.
Copyright, 1955, by William H. Reams, Jr., and Beveilcy L. Britton ©. William H. Kearns, Jr., has flown Antarctic missions for the Navy, and in 1946-47 accompanied the Byrd expedition. Beverley L. Britton, a former newspaperman, is a naval commander, and has been a public information officer with the Sixth Fleet in the Medite
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Brodie, Fawn M.
Fawn McKay Brodie (1915 – 1981) was a biographer largely known for her work on Thomas Jefferson: An Intimate History (1974) and No Man Knows My History( 1945) about Joseph Smith, the founder of the Latter-day Saint movement. Ms. Brodie was also one of the first female professors of History at UCLA.
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Brodner, Steve
— John Steele Gordon , and economic history commentator and freelance writer, is author most recently of An Empire of Wealth: The Epic History of American Economic Power (HarperCollins 2004).
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Broekel, Ray
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Brogan, D. W.
Sir Denis William Brogan (1900-1974), was a Scottish author and historian. His interest in the United States began in 1933 with The American Political System Other works include America in the Modern World,(1960) American Aspects,(1964) Worlds in Conflict,(1967) France under the Republic (1974)
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Brokaw, Tom
—Tom Brokaw is the anchor and managing editor of “NBC Nightly News.”
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Brookhiser, Richard
Richard Brookhiser is a senior editor at the National Review and is well-known for his biographies of American founding fathers, including George Washington on Leadership, and What Would the Founders Do?: Our Questions, Their Answers. President George W. Bush awarded Brookhiser the National Humanities Medal in 2008.
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Brooks, Tom
Tom Brooks has held various positions with the International Ladies’ Garment Workers Union. He is now on the staff of Business Week .
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Brooks, John
John Brooks is a New Yorker staff writer and the author of many books. His latest, published in 1981, is Showing Off in America .
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Brooks, Natalie A.
Stewart and Natalie Brooks have written more than forty books together on medical science including, McBurney’s Point: Man Against His Appendix (A. S. Barnes, 1969).
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