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Thomas J. Naughton, holder of an engineering degree from Princeton and a former magazine editor, is now a free-lance writer living in Old Saybrook, Connecticut.
Avon Neal and his wife, Ann Parker, tend fruitful vineyards of Americana at their home in North Brookfield, Massachusetts. Their article on ephemeral folk figures appeared in our April, 1970, number, and their gravestone rubbings have been widely hailed and exhibited. A limited edition of one of their original rubbings (not shown here) is available, fr
Steve Neal is a political writer and columnist for the Chicago Tribune , and the author of four books on American politics.
William Neely is an amateur pilot and author of numerous books on auto racing. This article is adapted from his book Pilots , published this August by Simon & Schuster.
Daniel Nelson, a professor of history at the University of Akron, is the author of Shifting Fortunes: The Rise and Decline of American Labor, From the 182Os to the Present (Ivan R. Dee, 1997).
Richard L. Neuberger is the junior United States senator from Oregon and a native of that state. He is presenting the fee received for this article to Portland State College, to be awarded toward a scholarship to students specializing in the study or teaching of Oregon history.
Allan Nevins (1890-1971) was an American historian and journalist, and Chairman of the American Heritage Advisory Board. He was known for his extensive work on the history of the Civil War and his biographies of such figures as President Grover Cleveland, Hamilton Fish, Henry Ford, and John D. Rockefeller. Nevins was also Chairman of the History Department at Columbia University, and President
Wellington Newcomb is a practicing attorney in New York City. From 1954 to 1956 he was Assistant United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York.
Proprietor of the Abraham Lincoln Book Shop in Chicago, Mr. Newman is an experienced appraiser of manuscripts and collections in the fields of American history and literature. This article was adapted from a speech given before the Manuscript Society and printed in its magazine, Manuscripts. Additional copies of the speech may be obtained at a small cha
Roy F. Nichols is vice-provost find dean of the graduate school at the University of Pennsylvania. He has written several books on the American political cumule, including The Disruption of American Democracy , which received the Pulitzer Prize for history in 1949.
Glenn A. Niemeyer is dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at Grand Valley Slate College. Allendale. Michigan, and is the author of The Automotive Career of Ransom E. Olds (Michigan State Univeristy Press, 1963). Together they are working on a full-length biography of Durant.
Ada Nisbet was a professor of English at UCLA who wrote several studies of nineteenth-century Anglo-American relations. She published Dickens and Ellen Ternan (1952) and edited Dickens Centennial Essays.
Mary Noel was educated at Radcliffe and Columbia University. She is the author of Villains Galore (Macmillan, 1954), about the era of the popular story weekly, and teaches history at the Polytechnic Institute, San German, Puerto Rico.
Bennett Nolan, a member of the Pennsylvania Historical Commission lives in Reading. He has collected, over many year, the facts about these paintings and the people who appear in them.
William A. Nolen, M.D., graduated from Tufts medical school in 1953. He received his surgical training in the Cornell Surgical Division at Bellevue and served in the Army Medical Corps. He is currently the chief of surgery at the Litchfield Clinic in Litchfield, Minnesota. Among the eight books he has written for a general audience is
This article has been adapted from Mary Beth Norton’s forthcoming Liberty’s Daughters , to be published soon by Little, Brown & Co. Ms. Norton is an associate professor of history at Cornell University.
Jeanne Van Nostrand, formerly librarian of the California Historical Society, is co-author of California Pictorial (University of California Press, 1948), and of A Camera in the Gold Rush (Book Club of California, 1946). For further reading:
Stephen B. Oates is the author of sixteen books, including The Approaching Fury; With Malice Toward None: A Life of Abraham Lincoln and Let the Trumpet Sound: A Life of Martin Luther King, Jr., the latter two books winning, respectively, the Christopher Award and the Robert F. Kennedy Memorial Book Award. They have been translated into several languages.Oates was a consu
—David Obst is the author of the memoir Too Good to Be Forgotten: Changing America in the ’60s and ’70s .
A frequent contributor to AMERICAN HERITAGE , Charlton Ogburn has written several books on North America, the most recent being The Southern Appalachians: A Wilderness Quest (William Morrow, 1975).
Charlton Ogburn, Jr., is now at work on The Continent in our Hands , a first-person narrative of discovery of the country’s natural splendors and of what he believes confronts them.
—Bruce Olds is the author of the novels Raising Holy Hell , about John Brown, and the recently published Bucking the Tiger .
Admiral Olsen was a career US Navy officer who helped deliver naval vessels to the Russians during World War II and was a member of the American staff at the Yalta talks. He also served as Commandant of the 14th Naval District.
Lynne Olson is a freelance writer in Washington, D.C.
George Oppenheimer, drama critic, screenwriter, playwright, and author of several books, was a frequent guest at the Garden of Allah. For further reading: The Garden of Allah , by Sheila Graham (Crown, 1970)
Robert Garth Scott is the editor of Forgotten Valor: The Memoirs, Journals and Civil War Letters of Maj. Gen. Orlando Bolivar Willcox , to be published next fall by Kent State University Press.
David Oshinsky, winner of the 2006 Pulitzer Prize for Polio: An American Story, holds the Jack S. Blanton chair in history at the University of Texas at Austin and is a distinguished scholar in residence at New York University. Other awards include: 2010 Cartwright Prize fro
James L. Swanson is a Lincoln collector and writes about the Presidents, copyright law, the entertainment industry, and the First Amendment. Lloyd Ostendorf, a Lincoln artist and collector, is the author of Lincoln in Photographs: An Album of Every Known Pose .
Fulton Oursler, Jr., a freelance writer, was formerly deputy editor in chief of Reader’s Digest . This article is adapted from Magic Man , a memoir he is writing about his father.
William A. Owens is associate professor of English at Columbia University and director of the Oral History of Texas Oil Pioneers at the University of Texas. He is the author of Slave Mutiny: The Revolt on the Schooner Amistad (The John Day Company, 1953), the standard treatment of the famous Amistad case, to which all
Geoffrey O’Brien is editor in chief of the Library of America. His recent books include The Phantom Empire (Norton, 1993) and The Times Square Story (Norton, 1998).
Robert L. O’Connell is an intelligence analyst with the U.S. Army Foreign Science and Technology Center, in Charlottesville, Virginia. He is the author of Of Arms and Men: A History of War, Weapons, and Aggression (Oxford University Press, 1989).
Richard O'Connor (1915-1975) was the author of 21 books including Thomas, Rock of Chickamauga (1948), Jack London: A Biography (1964), Young Bat Masterson (1967), Iron Wheels and Broken Men: The Railroad Barons and the Plunder of the West (1973), and Gould's Millions (1973).
Copyright © 1958 by Leonard Wibberley. By permission of Henry Holt and Company, Inc., New York. Leonard P. Wibberley was born in Dublin but has spent much of his adult life in America, fifteen years of it as a Los Angeles newspaperman. He has written a number of novels, among them the recent McGilli
Joe O'Donnell (1922-2007) served as a combat photographer in the United States Marines during World War II, eventually receiving orders to photograph Hiroshima, Nagasaki, and Tokyo shortly after the final bombings in August 1945. He later worked for the U.S. Information Agency, photographing Presidents Truman, Eisenhower, Kennedy, and Johnson. In Japan
A former New York newspaperman and CBS Radio executive news editor, Mr. O’Flaherty now resides in Richmond, Va., and is working on a book about blockade running.
Mr. Packer is a western history buff who is studying for a doctor’s degree in entomology at Utah State University.
—Peter Padfield’s latest book about naval warfare is Maritime Supremacy and the Opening of the Western Mind .
—Camille Paglia is a professor of humanities at the University of the Arts in Philadelphia. Her fourth book, a study of Alfred Hitchcock’s The Birds , was recently published.
A MERICAN H ERITAGE is privileged not only to take part in announcing the news of the Vinland Map discovery but to publish the first extended magazine treatment of the studies that have been made of it. The Yale University Press is publishing the entire work this month as a book under t
Jay Parini’s books include Robert Frost: A Life and the novel The Apprentice Lover .
Irene M. Patten is a New Englander who has taught English in secondary schools in Maine and Massachusetts.
Phil Patton is a writer and a journalist who primarily writes about automobiles. He is a contributing editor at Departures and Esquire magazines, and writes on automobile design for The New York Times, serves as a consulating curator, and published Bug: The Strange Mutations Of The World's Most Famous Aut
Rodman W. Paul, who is prof essor of history at the California Institute of Technology, is the author of several books, including Mining Frontiers of the Far West: 1848-1880 and A Victorian Gentlewoman in the Far West: The Reminiscences of Mary Hallock Foote .
Author-botanist Donald Culross Peattie, born in Chicago, now lives in California. His books include A Natural History of Trees , American Heartwood and Immortal Village .
Mr. Penick, who teaches history at Loyola University in Chicago, based this article on research made possible by a grant-in-aid from the American Council of Learned Societies.
James Penick.Jr., a professor of American history at Loyola University in Chicago, has recently completed a book entitled The New Madrid Earthquakes .
Otto Penzler owns the Mysterious Bookshop in New York City and founded the Mysterious Press.
Geoffrey Perret is an American historian and author who has written numerous presidential biographies and books about the American military. Perret served in the United States Army before turning to writing, and has recently written Commander in Chief: How Truman, Johnson, and Bush Turned a Presidential Power into a Threat to America's Future,
COPYRIGHT © 1941 BY ROBBINS MUSIC CORPORATION, EDGAR LESLIE, AND FRED FISHER MUSIC CO., INC. FULL COPYRIGHT INFORMATION AT END OF ARTICLE. Darby Perry has recently been appointed publisher of AMERICAN HERITAGE . For this article he interviewed or corresponded with several Panay survivors and w
George Perry is a British critic, author, and broadcaster, and former film editor of the London Sunday Times. He has produced more than 30 books, many on the movies, including two on Alfred Hitchcock, and his latest is James Dean, the first authorized biography of the American actor.
Clay Perry is the author of Underground Empire , the last in a series on American caves. He is now writing an historical novel on Knox’s feat, in collaboration with John L. E. Pell.
Joseph E. Persico, a historian and biographer, served in the U.S. Navy and worked as a speechwriter for Vice President Nelson Rockefeller. His latest work, Roosevelt's Centurions: FDR and the Commanders He Led to Victory in World War II, was published in May 2012
—Ralph Peters is a former military officer whose novels include The War in 2020 .
COPYRIGHT © 1971 BY PETER COPELAND AND HAROLD L. PETERSON
Pamela Petro, a free-lance writer, once spent a summer working as a chambermaid on Block Island.
Thomas W. Pew, Jr., a free-lance writer living in Tucson, Arizona, has contributed regularly to such publications as Smithsonian Magazine, The Nation, The Progressive , and Defenders of Wildlife .
Mr. Phifer’s interest in Sam Davis began in grade school, when he read a poem about the Confederacy’s boy hero. “In 1947 it all came alive again,” he writes, “when I joined the staff of the Nashville Tennesseean as copy editor and book reviewer and found myself in Sam Davis territory.” He helped institute the pageant which now takes place an
Nathaniel Philbrick is a National Book Award winner and author most recently of The Last State: Custer, Sitting Bull, and the Battle of the Little Bighorn (Viking 2010) and Mayflower: A Story of Carnage, Community, and War
—Among Cynthia Owen Philip’s books are Wilderstein and the Suckleys: A Hudson River Legacy and Imprisoned in America: 1776 Through Attica.
Cabell Phillips, the son-in-law of union leader Frank Keeney, retired in 1972 after twenty-seven years on the Washington staff of the New York Times . His most recent book, tentatively titled The Forties: Decade of Triumph and Trouble , is scheduled to be published this fall by Macmilla
Mr. Auchincloss is both a novelist and a practicing lawyer as well as president of the Museum of the City of New Tork. His newest book, called Second Chance, Tales of Two Generations , will be issued in the autumn by the Houghton Mifflin Company of Boston.
John A. Phillips, who is with the History of Consciousness program at the University of California in Santa Cruz, teaches in the field of religious studies.
Maj. Robert Pierce, USAF (ret.), flew 160 combat missions in New Guinea. He has written and illustrated more than twenty children’s books and an as yet unpublished novel about World War II in Australia and New Guinea.
Robert E. Pike is now a writer and professor, but his respect for rivermen comes from first-hand knowledge. As a young man, he worked in various New England lumber camps. This article is based on a chapter of his Tall Trees, Tough Men , to be published this month by W. W. Norton.
Mr. Pitz is the author of nine books on the subject of illustration, and his own art appears in over 160 additional volumes. A resident of Plymouth Meeting, Pennsylvania, near Chadds Ford, he is, in his own words, “an old friend of the Wyeths, father, children, and grandchildren.”
Nina Ascoly is an American writer and researcher. Bart Plantenga, half-Dutch, half-Frisian, is a novelist and radio disk jockey. Both live in Amsterdam.
Mr. Plowden is a New York free-lance photographer with a fine eye for vanishing Americana. This article is adapted from his new book, Farewell to Steam, just published by the Stephen Greene Press. The farewell is to locomotives as well as steamboats.
Sir John Harold Plumb (1911–2001) was a preeminent historian who wrote primarily on the 18th century and authored 35 books. At the start of World War II, he left Cambridge University to work at the top secret Bletchley Park facility, where he headed a section working on a German Naval hand cipher, Reservehandverfahren. After the War he became a Fellow of Christ's College at Cambridge, and was
The author is a professional writer and photographer living in Ireland.
Frederik Pohl’s science fiction has won virtually all the awards in the field, among them the prestigious Nebula (twice) and the Hugo (six times). He made two trips to the Soviet Union for his recently published novel, Chernobyl , which is not, alas, science fiction.
A screenwriter and novelist, Darryl Pumcsan is the author of Cinderella Liberty, The Last Detail , and Tom Mix Died for Your Sins .
Victoria Pope is the deputy editor of National Geographic magazine and its chief editor for text. Before joining National Geographic in November 2005, she was the executive editor for U.S. News and World Report. Her positions in editing and magazine management followed more than a decade as a foreign correspondent in Germany, Austria, Poland, and Russia. She covered the imposition of martial la
Bruce D. Porter teaches political science at Brigham Young University. The themes in this article are expanded on in his book War and the Rise of the State: The Military Foundations of Modern Politics , published this year by the Free Press.
—Gerald Posner is the author of Case Closed: Lee Harvey and the Assassination of JFK and Killing the Dream: James Earl Ray and the Assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr.
Robert C. Post is president of the Society for the History of Technology and the author of Street Railways and the Growth of Los Angeles (Golden West Books, 1989).
E. Alexander Powell has been a foreign service officer and long-time writer for such magazines as Harper’s, the Atlantic, and the old Scribner’s; he has written 33 books. In preparing this article he was aided by Brooke Hindle, associate professor of history at New York University,who has just published The Pursuit of Scien