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Jack McLaughlin is a professor of humanities and literature at Clemson University in South Carolina. His book To His Excellency Thomas Jefferson, Letters to a President is due from Norton this fall.
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 .
After a few more years in and out of Alaska, Hegg went back to Bellingham, Washington, where he lived and worked until he was eighty-six. At this point he closed up his studio and went to live with a son in San Diego. He died two years later, in 1955. Like most stampeders, Hegg never got rich. But unlike the majority of them, he brought something of las
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
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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.
Louis Morton, chief of the Pacific Section of the Army’s Office of Military History, has written on military and colonial history. His latest book, The Fall of the Philippines , is a volume in the Army history of World War II.
Don Moser, who was formerly an assistant managing editor of LIFE , is now afree-lance writer who lives in Washington, D.C.He is currently working on a book about the China-Burma-India theater in World War II.
J. Robert Moskin is the author of The U.S. Marine Corps Story and Mr. Truman’s War , an account of the final five months of World War IL He is writing a history of the U.S. Foreign Service.
Bill Moyers is a journalist at CBS News. This article is based on a speech he made recently at the University of Texas, Austin.
Mr. Moynihan, pathologist of megalopolis, was Assistant Secretary of Labor from 1963 to 1965. Since 1966 he has been director of the Joint Center for Urban Studies of M.I.T. and Harvard, and professor of education and urban politics at Harvard. He is co-author (with Nathan Glazer) of Beyond the Melting Pot . In a somewh
Maura Moynihan, who lives in New York City, has written for Vogue, The New Republic , and Interview .
Ruth D. Muehl teaches English at the University of New Haven in Connecticut.
Harry Miles Muheim has published a novel and is working on another one. He also writes speeches, documentary films, and political television spots. He lives in San Francisco.
A former correspondent for the Los Angeles Times who has written on a variety of historical topics, Bob Mullin now teaches high school English.
Lewis Mumford (1895 – 1990) was an American historian, sociologist, philosopher, and influential literary critic noted for his writings on cities and urban architecture. Mumford served as the architectural critic for The New Yorker magazine for over 30 years. His 1961 book, The City in History, received the National Book Award. Mumford's ea
Mr. Alundis is a free-lance writer living in Neiu York.
Wendy Murphy, a former editor at AMERICAN HERITAGE , is now living in Connecticut, where she hopes to have more time to tend to her own flowers and vegetables. She is the author of Gardening Under Lights , published this spring by Time-Life Books. For further r
Cullen Murphy is the managing editor of The Atlantic Monthly and writer of the comic strip “Prince Valiant.” This essay is drawn in part from his new book The Word According to Eve: Women and the Bible in Ancient Times and Our Own , published this month by Houghton Mifflin.
Richard Murphy is a freelance writer.
Mr. Murray is the head of the history department at Pennsylvania State University. He is the author of Public Opinion and the American Red Cross (1950) and of Red Scare: A Study in National Hysteria (1955).
Mr. Murray teaches creative writing at the University of Iowa and farms five acres at nearby West Branch. Mr. Wilson, a free-lance photographer with a special interest in conservation, lives on Bainbridge Island, Washington. He took many of the photos in this portfolio for his Grass Land, published by Wide Skies Press in Polk, Nebraska.
Ivan Musicant is the recipient of the 1987 Samuel Eliot Morison Award for Naval Literature. His latest book, The Banana Wars , will be published in May. He is currently at work on Divided Waters: The Civil War at Sea .
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John Myers Myers, who lives in Tempe, Arizona, is the author of such books on the Southwest as The Alamo, The Last Chance: Tombstone’s Early Years , and Doc Holliday .
Philip Myers, a retired manufacturer of architectural millwork, has for over a half century devoted his spare time to writing. His first article appeared in Munsey’s Magazine in 1917.
Gerald Nachman is the author, most recently, of Seriously Funny: The Rebel Comedians of the 1950s and 1960s (Pantheon).
In addition to his recent Los Angeles: Mission to Modern City , of which this article forms a part, Remi Nadeau has written three other books on California history, among them The Water Seekers (Doubleday, 1950).
Cynthia Nadelman is an art critic and poet who lives in New York City.
Ethan A. Nadelmann is assistant professor of politics and public affairs in the Woodrow Wilson School and the Department of Politics at Princeton University. He chairs the Princeton Working Group on the Future of Drug Use and Alternatives to Drug Prohibition.
Both Dr. Castel and Dr. Nahm are members of the history department of Western Michigan University at Kalamazoo. This is Dr. Castel’s third appearance in AMERICAN HERITAGE ; a Kansan, he was formerly a Civil War specialist but has recently widened his field of study. Dr. Nahm was born in Pyongyang, Korea (where, incide
David Nasaw is the Arthur M. Schlesinger, Jr. Professor of History at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York. Also an award-winning author, Nasaw has written such books as Andrew Carnegie, The Chief: The Life of William Randolph Hearst, and Going Out: The Rise and Fall of Public Amusements.