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Andro Linklater’s book Measuring America: How an Untamed Wilderness Shaped the United States and Fulfilled the Promise of Democracy is being published in November by Walker & Company.
The late Robert N. Linscott, a former editor of Random House, had retired to a farmstead in Ashfield, Massachusetts, when, in 1960, he first encountered the papers of Sylvester Judd. This article was sent to us by his wife.
A former resident of Concord, David B. Little now lives in Salem, Massachusetts, where he is director of the noted Essex Institute, which operates a historical museum, research library, and five houses that date from 1684 to 1804.
Leon Litwack is the A.F. and May T. Morrison Professor of History at the University of California, Berkeley, former president of the Organization of American Historians (OAH, and Pulitzer-prize winning author. His publications include North of Slavery: The Negro in the Free States, 1790-1860 (1961); Been in the Storm So Long: The Aftermath of Slavery (1980), winner of the Pulitz
Heather Lockman is a freelance writer who continues to volunteer at the Bigelow House Museum and frequently teaches workshops on historic home preservation. The Bigelow House is open on weekends from 1:00 to 3:00 P.M. For more information, call 360-753-1215.
Andy Logon is a New Yorker writer who, incidentally, voted happily for both Jack and Bobby Kennedy.
Mr. Lomask was the author of Beauty and the Traitor: The Story of Mrs. Benedict Arnold. Other books by Mr. Lomask include The Curé of Ars (1958), John Carroll, Bishop and Patriot (1956), St. Augustine and His Search for Faith (1957), and St. Isaac and the Indians (1956). General Phil Sheridan and the Union Cavalry (1959), is in Kenned
Alfred F. Loomis, associate editor of Yachting magazine and of the English publication Yachts and Yachting , has been writing about sailing since 1912. Among his many books are Ocean Racing and (with Herbert L. Stone) Million
—Phillip Lopate’s latest essay collection is a volume of film criticism, Totally, Tenderly, Tragically . He teaches at Hofstra University.
Enrique Hank Lopez is a free-lance writer as well as an international lawyer. He is currently working on a book about Harvard University.
The Titanic is Walter Lord’s hobby and passion; he has been in touch with over 100 survivors, rescuers and others connected with the disaster and sifted out all the conflicting evidence and legend. On such research he has based this article and his book, A Night To Remember (just published by Henry Holt), which shoul
Mr. Lord is a British writer-producer currently working in New York City for NBC-TV News. He wrote and produced a documentary called Four Days to Omaha , which was televised by NBC in 1968 and which will be repeated this year. In World War II he was an infantry platoon commander with a British division and fought in Nor
Robert Love is the Managing Editor of Rolling Stone.
Sylvia Lovegren is the author of Fashionable Food: Seven Decades of Food Fads (Hungry Minds, 1995).
Frances Low, wife of New York City Councilman Robert Low, is a freelance writer living in New York. Among her sources for this article was Empire State, A Pictorial Record of Its Construction , by Vernon H. Bailey (W. E. Rudge, 1931). For further reading on Lewis Hine: Judith Mara Gutman’s Le
David Lowe, a former editor of AMERICAN HERITAGE , is now a free-lance writer and frequent contributor to our pages. He is currently at work on a book for Houghton Mifflin about great Chicago architecture that has been destroyed.
Sara Lowen is the associate editor of Baltimore magazine.
David M. Ludlum is a meteorologist and the author of many books and articles on weather. His most recent, The Nantucket Weather Book , has just been published by the Nantucket Historical Association.
Claire Lui works as an editorial consultant for both print and online resources, in addition to being a writer. A graduate of Columbia University, where she studied History, Lui has also worked as a food and literary critic, and taught English in China.
John Lukacs served as a Professor of History at Chestnut Hill College from 1947 to 1994, and is the noted author of over 30 books including:Outgrowing Democracy: A History of the United States in the Twentieth Century, The Legacy of the Second World War and The Future of History in 2011.
Paul Lukacs is chair of the English Department at Loyola College in Maryland and the wine columnist for the Washington Times .
Eric Lund was a long-time editor of the Chicago Daily News, where he served as assistant managing editor.
Betty Mussell Lundy is a freelance writer living in Illinois.
—John Lukacs is the author, most recently, of The Hitler of History and A Thread of Years .
Stuart Lutz is a writer living in New Jersey. The Flag Code is available on the Internet at www.usflag.org/us.code36.html .
Susan Elizabeth Lyman, a native New Yorker, is Associate in the Education Department of the Museum of the City of New York. She has lectured and written many booklets on the city’s history and is co-author with Andreas Feininger of The Face of New York , a photographic and text study.
From the book, The Tastemakers , copyright 1949, 1953, 1954 by J. Russell Lynes, published by Harper & Brothers. Russell Lynes, Managing Editor of Harper’s Magazine , is the author of Snobs and Gues
Catherine Lynn is the author of Wallpaper in America , recently published by W. W. Norton & Company.
Peter Lyon (1915-1996) was a New York-based free-lance writer and a veteran contributor to AMERICAN HERITAGE. His first book, Success Story: The Life and Times of S. S. McClure, is a biography of his late grandfather. Throughout his career Mr. Lyons served as President of the Radio Wri
Thomas Macaren is a freelance writer and is currently at work on a book about films of the Cold War era.
Neill Macaulay (1935-2007) was a writer, professor and a former lieutenant in Fidel Castro's 26th of July Movement Army. Macaulay authored books including: The Sandino Affair (1967), A Rebel in Cuba (1970). After leaving Cuba, Macaulay taught Latin American history at the University of Florida for twenty years before retiring as profes
Mr. Maccracken, who is a lawyer in Cleveland, was the author of “Althea and the Judges” in our June, 1963, issue.
J. Tevere MacFadyen is the author of Gaining Ground: The Renewal of America’s Small Farms .
A physicist, Charles Mack has worked for NA TO, the Mitre Corporation, and, for twenty years, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He is a specialist in Soviet and Chinese technology.
Mr. Mackintosh is a historian with the National Park Service in Washington, D.C. He has written extensivly for the National Park Service and has published material on the history of the service itself, and on the histories of Rock Creek Park in D.C. and the Assateague Island Seashore.
Archibald MacLeish (1892–1982) won the Pulitzer Prize for poetry in 1933 and 1953. He was a veteran of World War I, former Librarian of Congress, and assistant secretary of state and cultural diplomat. As the Boylston Professor of Rhetoric and Oratory, he occupied the oldest chair at Harvard, one first held by John Quincy Adams
A recipient of many literary prizes and awards, Mr. MacLennan is one of Canada’s best-known writers as well as a professor at McGiIl University in Montreal. All of his novels, among which The Watch That Ends the Night (1959) and Two Solitudes (1945) are perhaps the most distinguishe
Neil MacNeil is a correspondent in the Washington bureau of Time magazine and is author of Forge of Democracy (David McKay Company, 1963), a history of the House of Representatives.
Robert James Maddox is a professor of history at the Pennsylvania State University. His most recent book is Weapons for Victory: The Hiroshima Decision Fifty Years Later (University of Missouri Press, 1995).
This is the second contribution to AMERICAN HERITAGE by Washington’s Senator Magnuson. His previous article, “Oneshot War with England,” appeared in the April, 1960, issue. For further reading: Westward Expansion: History of the American Frontier , by Ray
Dr. Magrath, a specialist in constitutional history, teaches political science at Brown University. His biography of the Chief Justice in the case of Munn v. Illinois, Morrison R. Waite: The Triumph of Character , was published last year by Macmillan. For further reading:
Pauline Maier is the William R. Kenan, Jr. Professor of American History at MIT. Maier primarily writes on the American Revolution and the Early Republic. Her book, American Scripture: Making the Declaration of Independence, was named as a top book of 1997 by the New York Times Book Review and was a finalist in General Nonfiction for the National Book Critics' Circle Award. Recen
Mary R. Maloney, a recent graduate of St. Joseph’s College in Emmitsburg, Maryland, is now an officer in the Navy, stationed at the Pentagon. Her article originally appeared in the Journal of the Lancaster County Historical Society . For further reading: Toward Getty
Catherine Mambretti wrote “The Burden of the Ballot” while working toward her Ph.D. at the University of Chicago. Her dissertation (1979) was the first critical edition of the poetry of Katherine Philips (1632-1664). After teaching at several universities, during the early years of the personal-computer industry she turned to high-tech education and has published widely in the field of educati
Peter C. Mancall is a Professor of History and Anthropology at the University of Southern California, and the Director of the USC-Huntington Early Modern Studies Institute. He specializes in early American history and early Native American history, and has written five books, most recently Fatal Journey: The Final Expedition of Henry Hudson—A Tale of Mutiny and Murder in the Arctic
William Manchester lives in Middletown, Connecticut. His works have ranged from studies of John F. Kennedy and Douglas MacArthur to a history of the United States from the Great Depression to Watergate. The first volume of his Churchill life, The Last Lion: Winston Spencer Churchill; Visions of Glory: 1874–1932 , was p
Charles C. Mann is an American author and journalist who recently published 1491: New Revelations of the Americas Before Columbus, which won the U.S. National Academy of Sciences' Keck award for book of the year after its 2005 publication. Mann works as a writer for The Atlantic Monthly, Science, and Wired magazines, and has co-authored four other books.
The idea of writing a book on the friendship between T.R. and Taft came to William Manners via his wife, who was doing research in the period. Although he has never written history before, he is a professional writer and editor, currently on the staff of the Famous Writers School in West port, Connecticut. TR and Will: A Friend
Daniel P. Mannix (1911-1997) had nearly as many adventures as an Oz character: they range from sword-swallowing in a sideshow to hunting and photographing big game in Africa. His best-known works are the 1958 book Those About to Die, which remained in continuous print for three decades, and the 1967 novel The Fox and the Hound which in
This article is excerpted from The Old Navy by Daniel P. Mannix 3d and edited by Daniel P, Mannix 4th. The book will be published by Macmillan this fall.
Howard Mansfield is a free-lance writer who lives in New Ipswich, New Hampshire. He is co-author of a book tentatively entitled The Weekend Naturalist , to be published by Prentice-Hall Press in 1987.
Mr. Marberry is a New York free-lance writer who has contributed to HORIZON as well as to AMERICAN HERITAGE .
This article is a chapter from a book, Lola Montez in America , to be published next fall. Mr. Marberry lives in New York, is author of Splendid Poseur , a biography of Joaquin Miller, and The Golden Voice , a life of I. S. Kalloch.
Roland Marchand is a professor of history at the University of California, Davis. This article is adapted from his book, Advertising the American Dream , to be published by the University of California Press in August.
A television show based on John Margolies’s book Fun Along the Road: American Tourist Attractions will run on the History Channel this summer.
John F. Mariani is a writer and food critic and the author of The Dictionary of American Food and Drink .
—Paul Mariani is a poet and author whose most recent biography is The Broken Tower: A Life of Hart Crane .
John Mariani, food critic and historian (and author of many books, including The Encyclopedia of American Food & Drink, which contains 500 classic recipes—among them an unsurpassable one for chicken pot pie) publishes a “Virtual Gourmet Newsletter” available at www.johnmariani.com .
Alice Goldfarb Marquis, a cultural historian based in La Jolla, California, is currently at work on a book about the culture of the 1930s.
Dana P. Marriott wrote the article "When Christmas Was Banned in Boston" featured in the December 1967 issue of American Heritage. It discusses a 1659 law in Massachusetts that prevented any celebration of the holiday for 21 years.
Mr. Penick is an associate professor of history at Loyola University in Chicago. He encountered Marsh’s uncompleted autobiography, of which this article is a fragment, m the O. C. Marsh Papers at the Tale University Library. The excerpt appears here with the library’s kind permission.
Brigadier General Samuel Lyman Atwood Marshall served in both world wars and was, at the time of the events related here, the Army’s chief historian in the European theater. For many years he has been chief editorial writer of the Detroit News. Among his books are two on the war in Korea, The River and the Gauntlet
Megan Marshall is writing a biography of the Peabody sisters to be published by Houghton Mifflin. She wishes to thank the Massachusetts Historical Society, the Pierpont Morgan Library, and the Henry W. and Albert A. Berg Collection of the New York Public Library, Astor, Lenox, and Tilden Foundations, for their permission to quote from unpublished letter
D. M. Marshman, Jr., is a former journalist, screenwriter, and advertising executive who is now director of information for The Campaign for Yale, the largest ($370 million) private fundraising effort ever attempted.
John F. Marszalek, Jr., teaches history at Gannon College, Erie, Pennsylvania. This article resulted from research for a book on the life of Cadet Whittaker that is nearing completion. Professor Marszalek wishes to acknowledge the assistance of a Cannon faculty research grant and the aid of a student assistant, Edward Grade.
John Stuart Martin is the author of The Home Owner’s Tree Book , published in 1962 by Doubleday. For further reading: Frederick Law Olmsted, Landscape Architect , 1822–1903, F. L. Olmsted, Jr., and Theodora Kimball, Eds. (Putnam, 1922).
Copyright ©1962 by George F. Scheer
COPYRIGHT© 1977 BY JOHN BARTLOW MARTIN Cordially yours, [Adlai E. Stevenson]’”
Rebecca Martin is a free-lance writer in New York City with an interest in decorative arts.
John A. Martini has been a historian of San Francisco for almost twenty-five years. His most recent work is Fortress Alcatraz , published by Pacific Monograph of Kailua, Hawaii.
∗ Martin E. Marty is Fairfax M. Cone Distinguished Service Professor at the University of Chicago, associate editor of The Christian Century , and author of many books, including the National Book Award winner Righteous Empire: The Protestant Experience in America .
A graduate of Heidelberg University, Dr. Rudolph Marx has been practicing surgery in Los Angeles since 1923. He has written a number of articles on medical history, and is now working on a book on the medical profiles of the Presidents of the United States. This article is an adaptation of one chapter in that book.
Harry Matthei retired from advertising last year and became a freelance writer. He died in February of this year.
Mary Jane Matz is contributing editor of the magazine Opera News , published by the Metropolitan Opera Guild. She is the author of Stars in the Sun , a book about Metropolitan Opera singers, and of a number of articles on the history of opera.
A Civil War Album of Paintings by the Prince de Joinville included, in addition to this essay, an introduction by the Comte de Paris, the present Orleanist claimant to the French throne, and an article on the French influence on the American Civil War by General James M. Gavin, former United States Ambassador to France.
Stephen May writes frequently on the arts. The exhibit “The Paintings of Charles Burchfield: North by Midwest” will show at the Columbus Museum of Art in Columbus, Ohio, March 23 through May 18 before moving on to the Burchfteld-Penney Art Center in Buffalo, New York (June 15 through August 17), and the National Museum of American Art in Washington,
Martin Mayer is the author of more than twenty books, including Wall Street: Men and Money; Madison Avenue, USA; The Schools; The Bankers; The Lawyers; The Builders ; and, most recently, Making News . He lives in New York City and Shelter Island, New York.
Lida Mayo is chief historian of the Ordnance Corps, Department of the Army, and a contributor to the official U.S. Army in World War II series. Aside from this work, her special field of interest is American social history. She is currently working on a biography of the nineteenth-century newspaperman George Alfred Tow