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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.
Patricia W. Belding, a free-lance writer and librarian, lives in Barre.
Bob Boze Bell is executive editor of True West magazine . His books include Classic Gunfights and The Illustrated Life and Times of Doc Holliday .
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
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.
Mary A. Benjamin, a well-known autograph and manuscript dealer, is head of Walter R. Benjamin Autographs, of New York City.
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
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.
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.
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 .
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.
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$.
—Thomas Berger is the author of Little Big Man, The Return of Little Big Man , and nineteen other novels.
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).
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 http://www.wadsworthatheneum.org .
Dennis K. Berman is a reporter for The Wall Street Journal .
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
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.
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 .
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 .
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
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
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
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
The late Morris Bishop was professor emeritus of romance literature at Cornell and a frequent and esteemed contributor to this magazine.
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
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.
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
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 .
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
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
—Keller is the contemplative hired killer who stars in Lawrence Block’s novels Hit Man and Hit List .
Murray Teigh Bloom is the author of the current book The Brotherhood of Money: The Secret World of Our Banknote Printers .
—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 .
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.
Lisa Blumberg is an attorney in Hartford, Connecticut.
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 .
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.
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.
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.
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.
Dr. Paul F. Boiler, Jr., who is now retired, formerly held the Lyndon Baines Johnson Chair of American History at Texas Christian University.
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.
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
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 .
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 .
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
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.”
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
David Bourdon has written extensively on art and antiques.
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.
Russell Bourne, a free-lance writer, was formerly an editor in the American Heritage book division.
Mrs. Rowen’s new book, The Craft and the Calling , from which tliis article is excerpted, will be published soon by Atlantic-Little, Brown.
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.
Hal Bowser writes frequently on science and technology.
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).
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 .
—James Brady writes weekly for Advertising Age and Parade magazines.
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.
Nat Brandt, former Managing Editor of AMERICAN HERITAGE , is a free-lance writer who also teaches journalism at St. John’s University, New York.
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
James Branscome, a freelance who is a native of the TVA area, has long covered the agency for regional and national publications.
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.
Robert A. Brawer is the author of Fictions of Business: Insights on Management From Great Literature .
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.
Edgar Breintenbach is chief of the Prints and Photographs division of the Library of Congress.
Mark R. Brewer U.S. history teacher Williamstown Middle School Williamstown, N.J.
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.
—Steven Brill was the founder of Court TV and is chairman and CEO of Brill’s Content .
The author is a correspondent for the American Broadcasting Company.
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
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
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
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
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.
— 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).
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)
—Tom Brokaw is the anchor and managing editor of “NBC Nightly News.”
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.
Tom Brooks has held various positions with the International Ladies’ Garment Workers Union. He is now on the staff of Business Week .
John Brooks is a New Yorker staff writer and the author of many books. His latest, published in 1981, is Showing Off in America .
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).
Richard Brophy is an actor and a writer. Jigsaw Puzzles: An Illustrated History and Price Guide , by Anne D. Williams, was recently published by Wallace-Home-stead Book Company.
—Norman Brosterman is an authority on twentieth-century folk art and the author of Inventing Kindergarten .
In 1949 Mr. Broun, after several years as a columnist and sports writer, became an actor—on Broadway and off, on the straw-hat circuit, and in TV and radio. In 1940 he edited a collection of his father’s columns, and last year he wrote a book on the theatre entitled A Studied Madness .
Norman Brouwer is ship historian for the South Street Seaport Museum of New York. A television special on the Cape Horn passage will be aired sometime this summer.
Frances Williams Browin, a former editor with magazines and a publishing house, is the author of a number of books for young people, including Big Bridge to Brooklyn: The Roebling Story , just published.
Richard C. Brown is professor of history at the State University College at Buffalo, New York. He is currently at work on a joint biography tentatively entitled Mark Sullivan and Herbert Hoover: The Story of a Friendship .
This article has been adapted from Hear That Lonesome Whistle Blow , the author’s eighteenth book on Western history, which will be published later this spring by Holt, Rinehart and Winston.