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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
Kenneth McArdie is the associate editor of the Chicago Daily News and head of its editorial page. He is preparing a book on Sir Winston Churchill’s remarks about the United States.
Benjamin McArthur is a professor of history at Southern College in Tennessee. He received his Ph.D. from the University of Chicago. In 1984 Temple University Press published his book Actors and American Culture, 1880-1920 .
Robert McBride has left behind his career as an intrepid aeronaut and is now editor of the Tennessee Historical Quarterly.
Shawn McBurney is a special assistant to Congressman Ed Royce, who represents California’s Thirty-ninth District.
—Bruce McCall’s books include Zany Afternoons and Thin Ice: Coming of Age in Canada .
— Charles McCarry’s latest novel of intrigue is Lucky Bastard .
Joe McCarthy is the president of McCarthy Communications, Inc., and the former president of BKLYN Magazine. He was the writer and producer of a film, The Brave Man, about the Battle of Brooklyn during the Revolutionary War.
A former newspaper and radio-television journalist, Mr. McCarthy now lives and writes in Goshen, New Hampshire. There is no book-length biography of Vivian Burnett. His The Romantick Lady (Scribner’s, 1927) is the most substantial biography of his mother.
—J. D. McClatchy’s new collection of poems is Hazmat . He teaches at Yale and is editor of The Yale Review .
Wilfred M. McClay teaches American intellectual history at Tulane University in New Orleans. He is the author of The Masterless: Self and Society in Modern America (forthcoming from University of North Carolina Press).
Bill McCloud served in the 147th Assault Support Helicopter company in Vietnam from March 1968 to March 1969. He taught for 30 years at Pryor Junior High School in Oklahoma. In 2009, Harvard purchased Mr. McCloud's collection of letters and materials which became his 1989 book What Should We Tell Our Children About Vietnam. He now serves as a
Susannah McCorkle appeared internationally and recorded seventeen albums as a cabaret singer, and she wrote previously for American Heritage about Ethel Waters, Bessie Smith, and Irving Berlin. She died in May of this year.
Susannah McCorkle’s sixteenth CD, Someone to Watch Over Me — The Songs of George Gershwin , was released in April. Her articles on Ethel Waters and Bessie Smith have appeared in previous issues.
John R. McCormick is owner and president of the Communications Guild Company in Huntsville, Alabama.
Thomas K. McCraw, an associate professor of history at the University of Texas and current Iy a visiting professor at the Harvard School of Business Administration, is the author of TV A and the Power Fight, 1933-1939 (1971)
David McCullough, a noted presidential biographer, has won two Pulitzer Prizes, in 1993 for Truman, and in 2002 for John Adams. The latter was the basis for a HBO mini-series of the same name. In December 2006, McCullough was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom by President George W. Bush.His most recent book, The Greater Journey: Americans in Paris, was rel
John McDonough, who has written on jazz for many years for Down Beat and The Wall Street Journal , wrote the liner notes for this month’s seventy-fifth-anniversary reissue of the Original Dixieland Jazz Band’s first recordings. He is currently a lecturer in jazz history for the De
Walter A. McDougall is Professor of History and the Alloy-Ansin Professor of International Relations at the University of Pennsylvania. A graduate of Amherst College and a Vietnam veteran, he received his Ph.D. from the University of Chicago in 1974. McDougall is the author of many books, most recently Freedom Just Around the Corner: A New American History, 1585-1828 (2004). His other
An associate professor at the University of Texas, Thomas F. McGann specializes in the history of Latin America. He is the author of Argentina, the United States and the Inter-American System, 1880–1914 , and many articles, including “Prescott’s Conquests” ( AMERICAN HERITAGE , O
Mrs. McKee, who holds a Ph.D. in American studies, was Visiting Research Associate in Naval History at the Smithsonian Institution last year.
Larry G. McKee, a writer and photographer, lives in Altoona.
James D. Hart, professor of English at the University of California, is the author of The Oxford Companion to American Literature and The Popular Book .
James McKinley is the author of Assassination in America .
Sam McKinney is coordinator of the Columbia River Heritage Program at the Oregon Historical Society. His recent book, Reach of Tide, Ring of History , was published by the Oregon Historical Society Press.
John McLaughlin is an Emeritus Professor of English at Clemson University, where he was head of the Humanities Division. He is the author of Jefferson and Monticello, about the life of Thomas Jefferson as seen through the prism of his fifty-year love affair with Monticello, which was nominated for a National Book Award in 1988. McLaughlin also wrote
Mike McLaughlin and his wife live in Winthrop, Massachusetts. They are deeply grateful to the members of the U.S.S. Maddox Association for all their assistance in writing this article, especially Ken and Lily Chestnut. Readers wishing to know more about the Maddox can get in touch with
Dr. McMahon is director of historical programs at Philadelphia’s Franklin Institute.
Jodi McMaster, a Texas lawyer, is the author of the forthcoming Beyond Slip and Fall: Premises Liability for Paralegals (Estrin Publishing).
George McMillan wrote The Old Breed: A History of the First Marine Division in World War II; he served with the division in the Pacific theatre as a Marine combat correspondent. A former Guggenheim Fellow, he has contributed articles on the Corps and on other subjects to many of the nation’s leading periodicals.
Larry McMurtry is the author of twenty-nine novels, including the Pulitzer Prize-winning Lonesome Dove. His other works include two collections of essays, three memoirs, and more than thirty screenplays, including the co-authorship of Brokeback Mountain, for which he received an Academy Award. His most recent novel, When the Light Goes, is available from Simon & Schuster
James M. McPherson, the George Henry Davis ’86 Professor of History Emeritus at Princeton University, is perhaps America’s foremost living Civil War scholar. Among his books are his one-volume history of the war, Battle Cry of Freedom, Lincoln and The Second American Revolution, and For Cause and Comrades: Why Men Foug
Mary Frech McVicker is a full-time writer of both fiction and nonfiction based in Brookfield, Illinois.
Judson Mead is associate editor of Americana magazine.
Charles L. Mee, Jr.’s most recent book is The Genius of the People , the story of the Constitutional Convention. It was published by Harper & Row earlier this year. Mr. Mee lives in New York.
Ira Meistrich is a freelance television producer who lives in New York City
Phillips Melville is a retired Air Force colonel now living in Washington, D.C., who has undertaken a new career as a marine artist and author.
Louis Menand is a professor of English at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York. This essay is adapted from his introduction to Pragmatism: A Reader , which is being published by Vintage this month.
Gregg Herken, author of Counsels of War , is writing a book about presidential science advisers. He lives in Santa Cruz, California.
An attorney and free-lance writer, Bill Merrell is also the head coach of women’s intercollegiate soccer at the University of California at Berkeley.
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Larry L. Meyer is former editor of Westways and Colorado magazines and the author of Shadow of a Continent: The American West in 1776.
Larry L. Meyer, whose “Pie Town” appeared in our February/March, 1980, issue, is a former editor of Westways and Colorado magazines. Currently, he is Lecturer in Journalism at California State University at Long Beach.
William B. Meyer’s essay on how the dismal swamps of the nineteenth century became the priceless wetlands of the twentieth appeared in the May/June issue.
Danny Meyer is the proprietor of some of New York’s most popular restaurants, among them Union Square Café, Gramercy Tavern, and Eleven Madison Park.
John A. Meyer, M.D., is a professor of thoracic surgery at the State University of New York’s Health Science Center in Syracuse and is the author of Lung Cancer Chronicles , published in 1990 by the Rutgers University Press.
This article has been adapted from David Michaelis’s forthcoming book of profiles, The Best of Friends , to be published by William Morrow.
—James W. Michaels is the editor of Forbes magazine.
Debra Michals is a journalist and Ph.D. candidate in American history at New York University.
William D. Middleton has published nine books of railroad history, among them a three-volume illustrated history of electrified street, interurban, and main-line railways in America.
Professor Perry Miller teaches American literature at Harvard. He is the author of Orthodoxy in Massachusetts, The Puritans (with T. H. Johnson), The New England Mind , and Jonathan Edwards . © 1952 BY UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLV
Randall M. Miller is an associate professor of history at St. Joseph’s College in Philadelphia. Portions of this article appeared in his recent book, “Dear Master”: Letters of a Slave Family , published by Cornell University Press.
The interviewer, Nathan Miller, is author of The History of Our Navy , published by AMERICAN HERITAGE and the U.S. Naval Institute, and the newly published FDR: An Intimate History .
Jeffrey W. Miller is editorial director of the Department of News and Public Information at the University of California at San Francisco.
Donald L. Miller is the John Henry MacCracken Professor of History at Lafayette College and a historical consultant and screenwriter. In 2010, Miller won an Emmy Award for his role as a consultant and writer for The Pacific. His 2006 book, Masters of Air, has inspired The Air War, the History Channel's latest installment on World War II.
Richard Lawrence Miller is an author and broadcaster who writes on American historical topics. His first book, Truman: The Rise to Power, was published by McGraw-Hill in 1985 and drew outstanding reviews from The Washington Post. In 2008 Miller returned to presidential biographies with his latest book, Lincoln and His World: Prarie Politician, 1834-1842, having previously writ
Hanna Miller, a food historian, leads culinary tours in Asheville, North Carolina.
—Allan R. Millett, a professor of history at Ohio State University, is co-author of A War to Be Won: Fighting World War II .
Nicolaus Mills is a professor of American Studies at Sarah Lawrence College and the author of Their Last Battle: The Fight for the National World War II Memorial .
Hugh Rawson and Margaret Miner have edited The American Heritage Dictionary of American Quotations , The New International Dictionary of Quotations , A Dictionary of Quotations From Shakespeare , and A Dictionary of Quotations
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Mr. Mitchell, formerly Director of Information for the American Merchant Marine Institute, has contributed several articles on ships and the sea to AMERICAN HERITAGE . For further reading: The Frigate Constitution, by Ira N. Hollis (Houghton, revised edition, 1
Marion Wefer is a writer of plays for children and is a regular contributor to young people’s magazines. This is her first appearance in AMERICAN HERITAGE .
John G. Mitchell, former editor in chief of Sierra Club Books and current field editor for Audubon magazine, is the author of Losing Ground (Sierra Club Books, 1974).
John G. Mitchell is a regular contributor to AMERICAN HERITAGE . In preparing this article, he relied substantially on The Life and World of Al Capone by John Kobler (Fawcett Books, 1977).
Greg Mitchell has been researching the EPIC campaign for more than five years. He is the author of Truth and Consequences , a book about whistle blowers, and coauthor of Acceptable Risks , about how individuals deal with modern-day life.
Herbert Mitgang is a member of the Editorial Board of the New York Times . He has written and edited a number of book on Lincoln and the Civil War, the latent being The Fiery Trial: A Life of Lincoln , published m 1974. He has also produced several documentary films on related historica
Stephen Molton is an author, filmmaker, professor, painter, and former film executive who serves as Professor of Writing and Producing for Television at the TV Writers Studio MFA program at Long Island University Brooklyn. Since 2007, he has also served as Adjunct Associate Professor of screenwriting at Columbia University. Molton collaborated with Gus Russo on his latest work, Brothers in A
Joseph Monninger, who lives in New York City, has recently published the novel Second Season .
Lynn Montross has written several books on the American Revolution, including The Reluctant Rebels (1950) and Rag, Tag and Bobtail (1951), the story of the Continental Army.
Richard Moody is an associate professor of speech and theater at Indiana University. His book, America Takes the Stage , published this year, is on the American theater, 1750 to 1900.
Elizabeth C. Mooney is a free-lance writer who lives in Washington, D.C. She also has written In the Shadow of the White Plague , a book about her memories of Saranac in the 1920’s, to be published in March by T. Y. Crowell.
D. M. Giangreco and Kathryn Moore are the authors of Dear Harry …: Truman’s Mailroom, 1945-1953 (Stackpole, 1999).
—Max Morath is a nationally known entertainer and the author of The NPR Curious Listener’s Guide to Popular Standards .
Mr. Morcom, who is with the Department of Physical Education at the University of Pennsylvania, has based his article largely on his collection of Hale family letters and documents.
Ethan Mordden is the author of The Happiest Corpse I’ve Ever Seen: The Last Twenty-five Years of the Broadway Musical .
Murray Morgan (1916-2000) was a historian of the Puget Sound region and history teacher at Tacoma Community College. His book Skid Road, and informal portrait of Seattle, was said to be the "longest-running Pacific Northwest book in print." Morgan authored or co-authored 19 books including The Last Wilderness, A Range of Glaciers: The Exploration and Survey of the Northern Cascade Ra
Edmund S. Morgan (1916-2013) was a Sterling Professor of History Emeritus at Yale who authored many books about the American colonies and the Founding Fathers. His 2002 book, Benjamin Franklin, was a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle award. Other works include The Challenge of the American Revolution, The
H. Wayne Morgan was a Professor of History at the University of Oklahoma and the author of William McKinley and His America, New Muses: Art in American Culture, and Oklahoma: A Bicentennial History.
The author was a senior editor of Look from 1953 to 1958. He has written two novels and many articles and was the press secretary to Mayor John Lindsay in New York City from 1969 to 1973. His article on Adlai Stevenson appeared in the August/September 1984 issue of this magazine.
James Morgan is a writer whose works include The Distance to the Moon, If These Walls had Ears, and worked with President Bill Clinton's mother, Virginia Kelley, on her autobiography, Leading with My Heart. His latest work, Chasing Matisse: A Year in France Living My Dream, details Morgan's living with his wife as an
Samuel Eliot Morison, Rear Admiral, U.S. Naval Reserve (1887-1976) was an American historian noted for his works of maritime history that were both authoritative and highly readable. Morison received his Ph.D. from Harvard University in 1912, and taught history at the university for 40 years. In 1942, President Roosevelt commissioned Morison to write a history of United States naval operat
Elting E. Morison is Killian Professor of Humanities Emeritus at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
Richard B. Morris (1904 - 1989) was an American historian who focused on the constitutional, diplomatic, and political history of the American Revolution and the making of the U.S. Constitution. He was the Gouverneur Morris Professor of History at Columbia University and the author of many books. In 1966 Morris won the Bancroft Prize in History fo
Richard K. Morris, a grandson of the Holland ’s first engineer, Charles A. Morris, teaches at Trinity College in Hartford, Connecticut, and is at work on a biography of John P. Holland. Courtlandt Canby of New York was co-editor of the recently published Dynamic America , an illustrate
—Donald R. Morris is a historian, a novelist, and the publisher of a weekly newsletter.
—Jan Morris’s most recent book is Lincoln: A Foreigner’s Quest .
Gregory D. L. Morris, former global-markets editor for Chemical Week , and former executive editor of Bank Investment Marketing , is a member of the editorial board of the Museum of American Financial History in New York.
Nancy Morris is a Hawaii historian who has worked for the University of Hawaii and worked as curator of the Jean Charlot Collection. Morris has written several books about the Aloha State and serves on the board of directors of the Hawaiian Historical Society.
Joseph L. Morrison is a professor in the School of Journalism at the University of North Carolina, at Chapel Hill.