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Nancy Wilson Ross, the author of several distinguished novels, has also written a study of feminine pioneers of the 1800’s, Westward the Women, and a historical and sociological study of the Pacific Northwest, Farthest Reach .
John F. Ross was the Executive Editor of American Heritage and Invention & Technology magazines and a Senior Editor of Smithsonian magazine before that. On assignment, he has chased scorpions in Baja, dived 3,000 feet underwater in the Galapagos, dogsledded with the Polar Inuit in Greenland, lived with the Khanty reindeer herders in Siberia, and launched the most northern canoe trip in the Canadi
Clinton Rossiter, professor of government at Cornell, is serving as director of studies in American Communism sponsored by the Fund for the Republic. He is author of Seedtime of the Republic , 1953, and Conservatism in America , published last spring.
Paul Rosta is a free-lance writer who lives in Los Angeles. He writes frequently about various aspects of American history and culture.
Mark Rotella, the author of Stolen Figs: And Other Adventures in Calabria , is at work on a book on the great Italian-American pop singers.
David J. Rothman is a member of the history jacuity at Columbia University and author of The Discovery of the Asylum : Social Order and Disorder in the New Republic (Little, Brown, 1971).
Barbara Rotunda (1942-2005) was an associate professor of English at the University of Albany and a pioneering educator and scholar. She was educated at Cornell and Syracuse Universities and started one of the countries first university writing workshops. Rotundo was widely respected for her work on 19th century Boston and historical studies
John Rousmaniere, the author of The Annapolis Book of Seamanship and several works on ocean racing and the America’s Cup, is currently writing an illustrated history of Columbia University.
Richard Halworth Rovere often reports from Washington in his capacity as a staff writer for The New Yorker . Among his books are Affairs of State: The Eisenhower Years and The American Establishment .
Alfred Leslie Rowse(1903 – 1997), known professionally as A. L. Rowse and to his friends and family as Leslie, was a prolific Cornish historian. He is perhaps best known for his poetry about Cornwall and his work on Elizabethan England. Rowse wrote some 100 books, including the bestseller, the autobiographical A Cornish Childhood, that sold nearly hal
Frank Rowsome, Jr., the author of this cheerful bit of Americana, is now head of the Technical Publications section of NASA. The Verse by the Side of the Road is adapted from a book of the same title recently published by the Stephen Greene Press. COPYRIGHT © 1965 BY FRANK ROWSOME, JR.
Ephraim Rubenstein is an artist and an instructor in drawing at the Art Students League of New York.
Hughes Rudd, whose service in the “Maytag Messerschmitt” earned him a Silver Star, six air medals, and a number of other awards, has been a radio and television correspondent for both CBS News and, currently, ABC News. He also is the author of My Escape From the CIA (And Other Improbable Events) , published in 1966.
Rudin is the publisher of The Library of America, a nonprofit publisher whose mission is to foster greater appreciation and pride in America’s literary heritage by publishing, and keeping permanently in print, authoritative editions of America’s best and most significant writing. Mr. Rudin writes on American history, literature, music, and popular culture for American Heritage and Raritan maga
Timothy C. Ruse is an independent historian and the Director of Georgetown Hospital's Sleep Disorders Center, who also wrote We Volunteered: A Biography of Carl Robert Ruse, Survivor of the Bataan Death March and Prisoner of the Japanese 1942-1945 (Timothy C. Ruse, 2011).
Francis Russell, a frequent contributor, is the author of Adams: An American Dynasty , a book recently published by American Heritage.
Franklin Russell is a free-lance writer who frequently reports on ecological matters. He is currently working on a book dealing with catastrophes of natural history that have occurred throughout the world.
John Russell, an art critic for The New York Times , is the author of many books about art and artists.
Preston Russell, a pathologist in Savannah, Georgia, is completing a book about the personal relationship between Lafayette and Washington.
In 1866 a remarkable book appeared, The Atlantic Telegraph , by William Howard Russell, one of the most eminent newspaper correspondents of his day. He had covered both the Crimean War and the American Civil War for the London Times , and he was the only reporter on board the
For over twenty years, Gus Russo has been an investigative reporter, author of six non-fiction books, and writer and/or producer of many national and international documentaries for major networks. His books have received Book of the Month Club and History Book Club Featured Selections, three have been optioned for films, and one, The Outfit was a Pulitzer nominee. His October 2008 book,
Darrett B. Rutman, assistant professor of Early American History at the University of Minnesota, is currently at work on a book about Boston during John Winthrop’s lifetime. For further reading: The Puritan Dilemma: The Story of John Winthrop , by Edmund S. Morgan (Little, Brown, 1958).
John M. Ryan was captured while he was a messenger for Company G, 334th Regiment, 84th Division, in the battle for the Siegfried Line. Today he lives in North Carolina.
The historian Richard C. Ryder was a consultant to the Academy of Natural Sciences on its new Dinosaur Hall.
Morley Safer, correspondent for CBS, is the author of Flashbacks: On Returning to Vietnam.
Harrison E. Salisbury has spent many years as a correspondent in the Soviet Union, beginning in World War II, and is the author of The Nine Hundred Days: The Siege of Leningrad and many other works on Russia. His latest book is The New Emperors: China in the Era of Mao and Deng , publi
Victor Salwtore, a retired newspaper editor, is writinga book about the Hall of Fame at Cooperstown .
British-born Ivan Sanderson began writing about zoology and natural history in Animal Treasure in 1935, and has done several books since, many of which he has illustrated himself. His most recent work is Follow the Whale (Little, Brown, 1956). For further re
Ivan Sandrof, a native of Massachusetts, is a staff feature writer for the Worcester Sunday Telegram and a member of the executive board fo the Worcester Historical Society.
A former reporter for The Seattle Times Post-Intelligencer, Steve Sanger co-authored Working on the Bomb: An Oral History of WWII Hanford with Dr. Ferenc Szasz, Dr. Bruce Hevly, and Dr. Craig Wollner in 1995. Sanger's work as a freelance reporter has been published in The Los Angeles Times and the Associated Press.
C. W. Nimitz Admiral, U.S. Navy
EDITOR’S NOTE: Several months ago, we received a cache of little-known photographs through the courtesy of California historian Richard Steven Street. They were taken by Claude (“Pop”) Lavai, a long-time resident of California’s San Joaquin Valley (see Mr. Street’s profile on page 60), and documented life in and around Fresno in the teens and
—Andrew Sarris is the author most recently of You Ain’t Heard Nothin’ Yet: The American Talking Film—History and Memory, 1927-1949 .
Richard Sassaman, who writes frequently about archaeology and anthropology, lives in Havertown, Pennsylvania.
Born and reared in Pittsburgh, Mr. Saudek himself spent five years at KDKA as an editor. He was later an executive at , ABC, and the Ford foundation. As an independent television producer, he is responsible for the Omnibus show and for Profiles in Courage, which recently received a Peabody award.
Mrs. Saunders, a former research chemist and science editor whose interests now have turned to history, is at work on a biography of Ellen Axson Wilson, the President ‘s first wife.
Richard Saunders is co-author of Living With Wicker (Crown Publishers, 1992).
Martha Saxton is a professor of history and women's and gender studies at Amherst College. Professor Saxton has written biographies for actress Jayne Mansfield and author Louisa May Alcott. Her most recent publication is Being Good: Women's Moral Values in Early America (Hill and Wang, 2003). But she is working on a new project entitled The Widow Washington, on George Washington's mother Mary Ball
Mr. Scheer is the editor of Private Yankee Doodle , the diary of a Revolutionary soldier. He wislies to tliank for their co-operation Dr. Francis S. Ronalds, superintendent of the Morrisdown National Historical Park; Norman C. Fisher, formerly superintendent of Washington Crossing Slate Park; and Ann Hatches Hutton, auth
Tony Scherman is the author of Backbeat: Earl Palmer’s Story (Smithsonian; Da Capo paperback), about one of the fathers of rock ’n’ roll.
Richard Schickel is a film critic and documentary film maker and contributor who has written for Time and The Los Angeles Times Book Review, among other publications. In his time as a critic. Schickel has made over 30 documentaries, covering Charlie Chaplin, Woody Allen, Martin Scorsese, and World War II cameramen. For his other works, he has held a Gu
—Stacy Schiff is the author of Saint-Exupéry: A Biography and Véra (Mrs. Vladimir Nabokov) .
Elizabeth B. Schlesinger (Mrs. Arthur Schlesinger, Sr.) has long been a commentator in magazines and scholarly journals on the role of women in American life. She is the wife of one noted historian and the mother of another.
Arthur Schlesinger, Jr. (1917-2007) was a historian, author, and political adviser who served as Special Assistant to President John Kennedy from 1961 to 1963. Schlesinger won the 1946 Pulitzer Prize for History for The Age of Jackson. In 1966, Schlesinger won another Pulitzer Prize for A Thousand Days: John F. Kennedy in the White House
Marian Cannon Schlesinger is a painter and author living in Cambridge, Massachusetts.
Karen Schoemer writes about modern popular music and has written for The New York Times, Rolling Stone, Newsweek, and other noted newspapers and magazines. She spent five years as a pop-music critic for Newsweek, and published Great Pretenders: My Strange Love Affair With 50s Pop Music in 2007.
— David Schonauer is the editor in chief of American Photo magazine.
Senior music critic of the New York Times , Mr. Schonberg is a Pulitzer Prize winner and the author of many books on the history of music.
“I know more about the life of Sinclair Lewis,” so Mark Schorer has written, “day by day, sometimes hour by hour, than he himself could possibly have known or than I know of my own past.” For nine years Professor Schorer has immersed himself in his subject; the result, Sinclair Lewis: An American Life , is a monu
Joseph Schrank is currently working on a book about his days in Hollywood.
Robert Schroder Cincinnati, Ohio
Michael Schudson, a professor of communications at the University of California at San Diego, is the author of The Good Citizen: A History of American Civic Life , published last year by Free Press.
Fred Schultz serves as managing editor of Proceedings magazine, a U.S. Naval Institute publication. Schultz has worked for the U.S. Naval Institute since 1989 and previously served as editor-in-chief for Naval History magazine.
A.I. Schutzer is a free-lance writer whose work has appeared in many national magazines. He published Great Civil War Escapes (1967), which recounted true stories of escapes from Libby Prison in Virginia, Elmira Prison in New York, and other lockups. He has also published numerous juvenile books.
Stephan A. Schwartz is a writer, television producer, and the Senior Samueli Fellow for Brain, Mind and Healing of the Samueli Institute. Schwartz is a columnist for Explore magazine, and has led mapping and archaelogical journeys all over the world.
Alan Schwartz is the senior writer of Baseball America magazine and the author of The Numbers Game: Baseball’s Lifelong Fascination With Statistics .
Frederic D. Schwarz was a former senior editor of American Heritage magazine.
—Alan Schwarz is a columnist for Baseball America magazine and a frequent contributor to The New York Times .
Anne Firor Scott, a former lecturer in history at the University of North Carolina, is at work on a biography of Jane Addams. She is currently in Italy, where her husband is a Fulbright Lecturer at the University of Bologna. For further reading: Twenty Years at Hull-House , by Jane Addams (Mac
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Penrose Scull, author of many articles on business and business history, is currently working on a book about the early history of selling in the United States.
Stephen W. Sears is an American historian who specializes in the Civil War. A graduate of Oberlin College, Sears has written Chancellorsville, Landscape Turned Red: The Battle of Antietam, Controversies and Commanders: Dispatches from the Army of the Potomac, and, most recently, Gettysburg, released in 2003.He was employed as editor of the Educational Departm
A native Tennessean, Lones Selber was seven at the time of the events he describes here. He watched the battle from the corner of White and Washington streets. The editors wish to thank Thomas J. Baker, Jr., whose study of the McMinn County political machine provided valuable additional information.
Harry Louis Seiden, for many years an editor and writer on foreign and domestic affairs, is vice chairman of the Fair Campaign Practices Committee, and a member of the National Committee for an Effective Congress. For further reading: A History of Presidential Elections , by Eugene H. Roseboom
Robert A. Selig wrote “Private Flohr’s Other Life” in the October 1994 issue.
Mary Elizabeth Sergent has long been interested in the story of John Pelham and his classmates. She is currently engaged in writing a novel based on Pelham’s life.
William Serrin is a New York Times reporter who specializes in labor subjects.
Eric Sevareid (1912–1992) was a CBS news journalist from 1939 to 1977. He was one of a group of elite war correspondents—dubbed "Murrow's Boys"—because they were hired by pioneering CBS newsman Edward R. Murrow. Born in Velva, North Dakota, he graduated from the University of Minnesota in 1935.
Timothy Severin is an English writer who specializes in the history of exploration. He is the author of The Horizon Book of Vanishing Primitive Man , which was published last year by this company, and is currently at work on a book about travellers and explorers in the Far East.
Richard B. Sewall taught English at Yale from 1934 to 1976 and served as Master of Ezra Stiles College, 1959-70. His publications include The Vision of Tragedy and The Life of Emily Dickinson .
Gene Seymour is a film critic at Newsday and is the author of Jazz: The Great American Art.
William V. Shannon is on the editorial board of the New York Times . He is the author of The American Irish and of The Heir Apparent , a study of the late Senator Robert F. Kennedy, both lniblished by Marmillan.
Professor Shapiro, who recently returned from a year in Argentina on a Fulbright fellowship, now teaches history at Michigan State University Oakland at Rochester, Michigan. He is at work on a study of the Webster-Ashburton Treaty. For further reading: Dana’s Autobiographical Sketches (The Shoe String Press, 1953);
Mr. Shapiro worked on the Herald Tribune ‘s rewrite desk from 1962 to 1965. He is now on the staff of The New Yorker . The major source for the last century of the Tribune ‘s history is The New Y
Ernest Sharpe, Jr., is a writer living in Austin, Texas.
—Wilfrid Sheed is working on a book about the great American songwriters of the thirties and forties.
Israel Shenker, a reporter for the New York Times , interviewed Mr. Landon recently in Topeka.
Shepard’s account of his flight is adapted from Moon Shot: The Inside Story of America’s Race to the Moon by Alan Shepard and Deke Slayton, with Jay Barbree and Howard Benedict, just issued by Turner Publishing.
Nancy Shepherdson wrote about the birth of the federal income tax in our March 1989 issue.
Carol Sheppard, who lives in Boulder, Colorado, works as a dissertation editor and typist and also writes fiction.
David Sherwood is an advertising copywriter who lives in Hartford, Connecticut. He has written often on the history of his town.
This article is adapted from David Shi’s forthcoming book, The Simple Life , which will be published soon by Oxford University Press. Dr. Shi is a professor of history at Davidson College in North Carolina.
Stephen Shields is a writer living in Aurora, Ohio.
William L. Shirer is the author of The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich . This account has been adapted from The Nightmare Years, 1930-1940 , which is Volume II of20th Century Journey and will be published soon by Little, Brown & Co.
Mr. Shogan, who is a member of the staff of Newsweek , is the co-author of The Detroit Race Riot (Chilian, 1964). For further reading: Out of the Jaws of Victory , by Jules Abels (Holt, 1959); The Tr
Edward Shorter Ph.D., is a social historian of medicine, clinical scientist, and professor at the University of Toronto. Shorter has published widely in this field, including the histories of obstetrics and gynecology (Women’s Bodies), the doctor-patient relationship (Doctors and Their Patients), psychosomatic illness (From Paralysis to Fatigue), and sexuality (Written in the Flesh: A History of
This article was adapted from Legends of the American Desert: Sojourns in the Greater Southwest (Knopf), Alex Shoumatoff’s tenth book. A contributing editor at Vanity Fair , he lives with his wife and five children on a mountain in the Adirondacks of upstate New York.
Mr. Shuttleworth was editor of the humorous weekly Judge from the mid-twenties to the mid-thirties and later succeeded Oliver La Farge as editor of the Alliance Book Corporation. He was written several books, and has contributed to most of the popular British, Canadian, and American magazines.
Hampton Sides is an author and the editor-at-large for Outside Magazine. In addition to his journalism, Sides has written five books, including Hellhound on His Trail, Ghost Soldiers, and Blood and Thunder. Twice nominated for the National Magazine Awards for feature writing, his articles can be found in National Geographic, The New Yorker, Esquire, and The Washington