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Tompkins, Joshua
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Tool, Jean K.
—Jean K. Tool, a retired advertising executive, lives in Colorado.
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Tourtellot, Arthur Bernon
Arthur Bernon Tourtellot (1913-1977) was an editor, author, and television producer who wrote and developed many projects on political and military history including William Diamond’s Drum: The Beginning of the War of the American Revolution (Doubleday, 1959). For further reading:
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Tourtellot, Arthur B.
Mr. Tourtellot’s many books include William Diamond’s Drum: The Beginning of the War of the American Revolution (Doubleday, 1959) and Lexington and Concord (Norton, 1963). His principal sources for this article were memoirs written by Jersey ex-pr
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Townsend, William H.
This article is a slightly modified excerpt from a speech delivered before the Civil War Round Table of Chicago on October 17, 1952, by William H. Townsend of Lexington, lawyer and author of Lincoln, the Litigant, Lincoln and the Bluegrass , and other books, and a member of the National and Kentucky Lincoln Sesquicentenn
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Trask, Richard B.
The town archivist in Danvers, Massachusetts, Richard B. Trask is preparing a book on the photographic history of Kennedy’s assassination.
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Trefethen, James B.
James B. Trefethen is director of publications for the Wildlife Management Institute in Washmgon, D.C., and author of Crusade for Wildlife , a history of wildlife conservation published by the Boone and Crockett Club in 1961.
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Trillin, Calvin
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Trimm, Warren P.
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Troiani, Don
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Troll, Robert C.
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Truscott iv, Lucian K.
Lucian K. Truscott IV is a screenwriter and journalist who followed the 101st Airborne Division at the beginning of the Iraq War. Truscott also wrote the introduction to Jefferson’s Children, the Story of One American Family, by Shannon Lanier (a descendant of Sally Hemings) and Jane Feldman. The fascinati
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Tuchman, Barbara W.
Barbara Tuchman (1912 – 1989) was an American historian and author who first became known for her best-selling book The Guns of August, a history of the prelude to and first month of World War I, which won the Pulitzer Prize for General Non-Fiction in 1963. She won a second Pulitzer for Stilwell and the American Experience in China (1972).  
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Tunstell, Douglas
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Turner, Fitzhugh
Fitzhugh Turner, a former associate editor of U.S. News & World Report , is currently publisher of the weekly Loudoun Times-Mirror in Leesburg, Virginia. He had summer jobs in the snowsheds before working as a reporter in Sacramento, California, where his father was division engineer f
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Turner, Frederick
Frederick Turner, a frequent contributor, is the author of three books, among them Remembering Song: Encounters With the New Orleans Jazz Tradition , to be issued by Viking in the spring of this year. He is currently working on a biography of John Muir.
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Turner, Reverend Henry m.
Edwin S. Redkey, who teaches history at the State University of New York, College at Purchase, has written several books on Afro-American history and is currently preparing a biography of Henry M. Turner.
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Turner, Lynn W.
Lynn W. Turner is associate professor of American history at Indiana University. He is editor of The Historian , published by Phi Alpha Theta, national history honor society.
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Tuttle, Peter
Peter Tuttle is writing a travel book about the American Southwest.
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Tye, Larry
Larry Tye is author most recently of Satchel: The Life and Times of an American Legend (Random House 2009).
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Tygiel, Jules
Jules Tygiel is the author of Baseball’s Greatest Experiment: Jackie Robinson and His Legacy . This article concerns an earlier period in Robinson’s life.
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Tyrrell, William G.
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Udall, Stewart L.
Stewart L. Udall (1920-2010) served as the 37th Secretary of the Interior under Presidents Kennedy and Johnson from 1961 to 1969. Prior to that, Udall flew missions over Europe in the Army Air Corps during World War II and served as a U.S. Congressman from Arizona. Udall and his younger brother, Mo, are remembered for their public service and dedication to environmental and civil rights issues.
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Uhl, Robert
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Uhlig,, Frank Jr.
Frank Uhlig, Jr., is special projects editor at the U.S. Naval Institute in Annapolis, Maryland. His articles on naval matters have been published in such magazines as Foreign Affairs and the U.S. Naval Institute Proceedings . For farther reading:
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Ulph, Owen
Owen Ulph teaches history and humanities at Reed College when he is not hauling feed to cows and horses on his Nevada ranch.
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Updegrove, Mark K.
A former publisher for Time and Newsweek, Mark K. Updegrove is a noted author and historian who wrote Baptism By Fire: Eight Presidents Who Took Office in Times of Crisis, and Second Acts: Presidential Lives and Legacies After the White House, winning Foreward Magazine's Silver "Book of the Year" award for the latter.
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Updike, John
Memories of the Ford Administration will be published this month by Knopf. John Updike’s essay on mortuary photography ran in our May/June issue.
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Utley, Robert M.
Robert M. Utley is a writer and historian of the American West who served as the chief historian of the National Park Service. Utley has written over a dozen books on the West, from Billy the Kid: A Short and Violent Life, released in 1989, to Lone Star Justice: The First Century of the Texas Rangers, released in 2002. In 2004 University of Oklahoma Press released his memoirs, titled Custer and M
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Utley, Robert M.
Robert M. Utley is the author of Billy the Kid: A Short and Violent Life (1989).
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Vacha, J. E.
J. E. Vacha is a retired high school and college teacher who lives in Ohio.
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Vaill, George D.
Mr. Vaill is assistant secretary of Yale University and a habitual reader of AMERICAN HERITAGE .
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Valentine, Alan
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Van de water, Frederic F.
Frederic F. Van de Water, who lives in Brattleboro, Vermont, is the author of many books. This article is based on his The Captain Called It Mutiny , published by Washburn.
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Van devanter, Ann C.
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Van pelt, Charles B.
Charles B. van Pelt is a major m the Air Force; he formerly taught history at the University of Alaska. For further reading: My Head and My Heart , by Helen Duprey Bullock (C. P. Putnam’s Sons, 1945).
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Van tassel, David D.
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Vanden heuvel, William J.
William J. vanden Heuvel, who served as deputy U.S. permanent representative to the United Nations from 1979 to 1981, is president of the Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt Institute and a lawyer and investment banker in New York.
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Vargas, Robert L.
Robert L. Vargas is a free-lance writer living in El Paso, Texas, Roth the author and the editors of AMERICAN HERITAGE wish to thank C. Bradford Milchell, former Director of Information for the American Merchant Marine Institute, for his technical advice and editorial assistance in the preparation of the article.
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Vaughan, Alden T.
Alden Vaughan is an Affiliate Professor at Clark University. In 1994, he became a Professor Emeritus of History at Columbia University, where he taught for over three decades. His research examines British America in the sixteenth through eighteenth centuries, especially the interaction of Europeans, Native Americans, and Africans. Selected publications include: New England Frontier: Puritans
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Vestal, Stanley
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Vidal, Gore
This article was adapted from Screening History , published this month by Harvard University Press and based on a series of talks Gore Vidal gave as a participant in Harvard’s William E. Massey Sr. Lectures.
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Villiers, Alan
Captain Alan Villiers (1903 – 1982) was an author, photographer, lecturer and Master Mariner. Born in Melbourne, Australia, Villiers first went to sea at age 15 and served as one of the last captains of a commercial square-riggers, a grain ship out of Australia.  He captained the "Mayflower II" during her 1957 commemorative voyage and the "
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Volk, Patricia
Patricia Volk is the author of the memoir Stuffed: Adventures of a Restaurant Family .
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Von hagen, Victor W.
Victor W. von Hagen, a resident of Connecticut, is well-known for his explorations in Central and South America; this article was written while he prepared his forthcoming book, The Highway of the Sun . Among his other books are Herman Melville’s Enchanted Islands and
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Wade, William W.
William W. Wade is at present deputy director of the Voice of America’s Munich Program Center. He is a former foreign correspondent and associate editor of Foreign Policy Association publications. For further reading: Great Britain and the American Civil War , by Ephraim Douglass Adams (Longm
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Wade, Richard C.
Richard Clement Wade (1921 – 2008) was an American urban studies professor and an advisor to many Democratic politicians and candidates, including Robert F. Kennedy. His unique approach to social science studies put an emphasis on cities. His book, The Urban Frontier (1959), challenged Frederick Jackson Turner's frontier thesis, asserting that the catalysts for western expansion were th
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Wahlgren, Erik
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Waldo, Terry
Terry Waldo is a jazz and ragtime pianist and the author of This Is Ragtime (Da Capo Press).
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Waldron, Robert
Mr. Waldron first encountered llie legend of Richard Harding Davis in tlie reminiscences of a night city editor on tlic Newark, New Jersey, Star Ledger , for which he was a specialfeatures writer, rewrite man, and statehouse correspondent before he accepted his current position as a si/iff writer for the Institute of Lif
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Walker, John
John Walker, author and critic, was formerly the director of the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C.
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Walker, J. Samuel
Charles J. Errico is a professor of history at Northern Virginia Community College; J. Samuel Walker is the historian for the Nuclear Regulatory Commission.
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Walkins, T. H.
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Wall, Joseph Frazier
Dr. Wall, professor of history and dean at Grinnell College, is the first scholar to gain access to the Carnegie papers held by the United States Steel Company. The resulting biography, Andrew Carnegie , which will be published this month by Oxford University Press, is the basis for this article.
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Wallace, Edward S.
Edward S. Wallace, who contributed “ The Gray-Eyed Man of Destiny ” to the December, 1957, issue of AMERICAN HERITAGE , is the author of several books, among them (with Major General John K. Herr) The Story of the U.S. Cavalry. Mr. Wallace lives in Lyme, Connecticut.
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Wallace, Carol Mcd.
Carol McD. Wallace is a free-lance writer based in New York.
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Wallace, Paul A. w.
Paul A. W. Wallace, editor of Pennsylvania History , is author of several books on Indian and Colonial history. Inset drawings are by Ray Fadden, present-day Mohawk. They represent traditional ways of depicting the myths of the Iroquois.
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Walston, Patrick
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Walton, John
John Walton teaches in the education department of Johns Hopkins University and is the author of John Filson of Kentucke , to be published this year by the University of Kentucky Press.
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Ward, Andrew S.
Andrew S. Ward is the author of The Slaves' War: The Civil War in the Words of Former Slaves, Our Bones are Scattered: The Cawnpore Massacres and The Indian Mutiny Of 1857, Dark Midnight When I Rise: The Story of the Jubilee Singers, and The Blood Seed.   He is a former contributing editor to Atlantic Monthly, commentator for National Public Radio's "All Thin
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Ward, Geoffrey C.
A former editor of AMERICAN HERITAGE, Geoffrey Ward is an author and screenwriter of various documentaries on American history. He wrote the television mini-series The Civil War with Ken Burns and has collaborated with Burns on every documentary he has made since, including Jazz and Baseball. This work won him five Emmy Awards. The most r
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Ward, Geoffrey
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Ward, Nathan
Nathan Ward is an author and journalist who served as an editor at American Heritage. In 2010 Ward published Dark Harbor: The War for the New York Waterfront. Ward frequently writes for The New York Times, and he lives in Brooklyn.
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Warinner, Emily V.
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Warner, Oliver
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Warner, Elaine
Elaine Warner is a writer living in Edmond, Oklahoma.
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Warren, Robert Penn
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Washburn, Wilcomb E.
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Wasserman, Dale
The author of dozens of works for stage and screen, Dale Wasserman (1914-2008) is perhaps best known for Man of La Mancha, his Tony-winning book about Miguel Cervantes and his famous character, Don Quixote. Our thanks to Errol Lincoln Uys for generously lending us photographs from
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Watkins, T.h.
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Watkins, T. H.
One of the foremost chroniclers of the American West, T. H. Watkins was an editor of Wilderness magazine and Wallace Stegner Distinguished Professor of Western American Studies at Montana State University. He is perhaps best known for Righteous Pilgrim, a 1990 biography of Harold L. Ickes, the crusading secretary of the
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Watson, Bruce
Bruce Watson, best known for his critically-acclaimed works Freedom Summer, Sacco and Vanzetti: The Men, The Murders, and The Judgment of Mankind, and Bread and Roses, lives in Western Massachusetts. He received a master's degree in American history from the University of Massachusetts, and worked as a journalist, an elementary school teacher, and a Peace Corps volunt
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Watterson, John S.
John S. Watterson is writing a book on early reform movements in football.
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Waugh, Jack
Jack Waugh is a free-lance writer who lives in Elkins, Virginia, not far from the Canaan Valley.
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Weaver, John D.
“I was graduated from, college in June, 1932,” John D. Weaver writes, “and came home to Washington, D.C., to find the shabby environs of the Capitol swarming with jobless men in frayed shirts, faded jeans, and overseas caps half-covering their thinning hair.” He talked to men and women of the bonus army and visited their camps; later this exper
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Weaver, Amy E.
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Webb, James R.
James R. Webb (was an American writer who won an Academy Award in 1963 for How the West Was Won. Webb was born in Denver, Colorado, and graduated from Stanford University in 1930. During the 1930s he worked both as a screenwriter and a fiction writer for a number of national magazines, including Collier's Weekly, Cosmopolitan and the Saturday Evening Post. Webb was commissioned an arm
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Webber, Curtis
The late Jeanne Curtis Webber was for many years a researcher for Fortune magazine, specializing in financial subjects. For further reading and looking: Wall Street, A Pictorial History , by Leonard Louis Levinson Ziff-Davis, 1961).
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Webster,, Donald B. Jr.
Mr. Webster is Curator of History and Art at the Roberson Memorial Center in Binghamton, New York. This is his second appearance in AMERICAN HERITAGE . For further reading: … and Tyler Too—A Biography of John and Julia Gardiner Tyler , by Robert Seager II (M
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Wecter, Dixon
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Wedgwood, Hensleigh C.
Hensleigh C. Wedgwood retired in 1958 from the world-famous pottery that was founded in 1959 by his great-great-great-great grandfather, who sent Thomas Griffiths to America. Mr. Wedgwood, now a resident of New York City, owns the original journal.
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Weeks, Robert P.
A professor of English at the University of Michigan, Robert P. Weeks has a summer home on Beaver Island and has made research on the Strang settlement a vacation hobby. Among important printed sources, he recommends The Kingdom of Saint James , by Milo M. Quaife (1930), and Crown of Glory: The
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Weeks, James
James Powell Weeks, Ph.D., was a writer, researcher, editor, and archivist who served as a fellow at the papers of the Abraham Lincoln Project, Springfield, IL, and then as editor of the "Civil War Times." Over the years, he wrote many articles for publications ranging from Sports Illustrated to scholarly journals. Weeks also taught history at Penn State and the University of Scranton. Weeks
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Weeks, Christopher
Christopher Weeks, an architectural and garden historian, serves on the Board of Trustees of the Baltimore Museum of Art.
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Weems, John Edward
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Weems, John E.
Mr. Weems is a member of the English department at Baylor University in Waco, Texas. He wrote A Weekend in September (Holt, 1957), a fuller treatment of the Galveston hurricane, and contributed “Peary or Cook: Who Discovered the North Pole? ” to our April, 1962, issue.
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Wefer, Marion
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Weinberger, Caspar W.
—Caspar W. Weinberger, who was Secretary of Defense from 1981 to 1987, is the chairman of Forbes Inc.
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Weintraub, Stanley
Stanley Weintraub, Evan Pugh Professor Emeritus of Arts and Humanities at Pennsylvania State University, is the author of Long Day’s Journey Into War: December 7, 1941 ; The Last Great Victory: The End of World War II ; and the just-published MacArthur’s Wa
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Weir, Robert M.
Dr. Weir, who teaches history at the University of South Carolina, is currently working on a book about the American Revolution in that state.
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Weisberg, Barbara M.
Barbara Weisberg is the author of Talking to the Dead: Kate and Maggie Fox and the Rise of Spiritualism, a nonfiction account of the lives of the two charismatic young progenitors of modern Spiritualism in the 19th century. A published poet and also the author of several children’s books, Weisberg first wrote about the Fox sisters for American Heritage magazine.
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Weisberger, Bernard A.
Bernard A. Weisberger, distinguished former history professor of Wayne State University and the Universities of Chicago and Rochester, was the associate editor of American Heritage from 1970 to 1972. He recently authored When Chicago Ruled Baseball: The Cubs-White Sox World Series of 1906 (William Morrow 2006), and has also written
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Weiss, David
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Welles, Arnold
Arnold Welles is a great-great-grandson of Samuel Slater. Graduated from Yale with honors in American history, he is now in the investment business and divides his time between Savannah, Georgia, and Northeast Harbor, Maine.
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Welsh, Peter C.
Peter Welsh is a curator at the Smithsonian Institution. He has just completed a book on the trotter in America.
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Wendland, Michael F.
Michael F. Wendland is a free-lance writer and an investigative reporter for the television station WDIV in Detroit.
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Wensyel, James W.
James W. Wensyel retired with the rank of colonel after a career in the U.S. Army.
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Werkley, Caroline E.
Caroline E. Werkley is a research librarian in the Department of Anthropology at the University of Pennsylvania. A longer version of her article appeared earlier in The Journal of Library History .
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Werner, M. R.
M. R. Werner—journalist; biographer of Bryan, Barnum, and Brigham Young; author of a history of Tammany Hall—has contributed frequently to the New Yorker (among other magazines) and is a close student of his city’s past. During the last six months of La Guardia’s life, Mr. Werner worked with him on research for
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Wernick, Robert
Robert Wernick, formerly on the staff of Life, now lives in California. He is the author of many magazine articles and two novels. The epitaph on page in is from Over Their Dead Bodies: Yankee Epitaphs & History , by Thomas C. Mann and Janet Greene, published by the Stephen Greene Press.
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