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Douglas L. Wilson is George A. Lawrence Professor of English at Knox College and is co-editor, with Rodney O. D’avis, of a forthcoming edition of W. H. Herndon’s letters and interviews about Lincoln to be published by the University of Illinois Press.
William W. W inn is the former managing editor of Atlanta magazine. He is currently a freelance writer specializing in articles on the South, and regularly writes a column for South Today , a publication of the Southern Regional Council.
Viola Hopkins Winner is completing a new study of Henry Adams entitled The Social Education of Henry Adams . She is also one of the editors of the six-volume Letters of Henry Adams (Harvard University Press).
Alexander Winston is the author who writes on the history of privateers and pirates, including his noted works No Man Knows My Grave (Houghton Mifflin, 1969) and Privateers and Pirates, 1665-1715.
Carter Wiseman is a journalist and instructor at the Yale School of Architecture. He was architectural critic for New York magazine from 1980 to 1996 and recently retired as President of the McDowell Colony. Wiseman is the author of Twentieth-Century American Architecture and Louis I. Kahn: Beyond Time and Style: A Life in Architecture. He lives in Weston, Connecticut.
Mr. Wittenberg, a former newspaperman who now runs a public relations firm in Washington, D.C., contributed “Echec!” (about a nineteenth-century chess hoax) to the February, 1960, AMERICAN HERITAGE . For further reading: Wilson: The Struggle for Neutrality ,
—Pat Willard is the author of Pie Every Day: Recipes and Slices of Life . Her latest book is A Soothing Broth .
Bertram D. Wolfe is the author of Six Keys to the Soviet System; Khrushchev and Stalin’s Ghost; and Three Who Made a Revolution, the first volume of a history of the Russian Revolution. He is now at work on the second volume, The Conquest of Power. Nine years younger than John Reed, Mr. Wolfe knew him personally, as he did many of the other persons an
Tom Wolfe’s most recent book is From Bauhaus to Our House , a controversial survey of modern architecture.
Mr. Wolff is the well-known author of In Flanders Fields (1958) and Little Brown Brother (1961). The above excerpt is from his new book, Lockout , published this month by Harper & Row.
The author of A Life in Twilight: The Final Years of J. Robert Oppenheimer (St. Martin's, 2008), Mark Wolverton is a frequent contributor to American Heritage's Invention Technology magazine.
Nancy Wood is a renowned New Mexico author/photographer who has published 32 award winning books in the genres of poetry, fiction, non-fiction, children’s and photography. She began her photographic career in 1962 when she met the legendary Roy Stryker, director of the FSA photography project in the 30’s. The FSA employed such photographic giants as Dorothea Lange, Arthur Rothstein, Russell
Everett Wood went on to fly for Pan Am for thirty-one years.
Gordon S. Wood is Alva O. Way University Professor and Professor of History Emeritus at Brown University. He taught at Harvard University and the University of Michigan before joining the faculty at Brown in 1969. He is the author of The Creation of the American Republic, 1776-1787 (1969), which won the Bancroft Prize and the John H. Dunning Prize in 1970, and The Radicalism of the
Randall B. Woods, who has written extensively about American diplomacy and race relations, is a professor of history at the University of Arkansas. Another version of this story appeared recently in American Quarterly .
Arkansas-born C. Vann Woodward (1908-1999), Sterling Professor of History at Yale, is the author of The Burden of Southern History and of Origins of the New South, which won the Bancroft prize. His The Strange Career of Jim Crow, published by the Oxfo
Dr. John Worth is an anthropologist specializing in archaeology and ethnohistory, with a primary research focus on greater Spanish Florida, and an assistant professor in the Department of Anthropology at the University of West Florida in Pensacola, FL. He is the leader of the excavations of two 1559 wrecks in Pensacola harbor from the Tristán de Luna Expedi
Sir Oliver Wright, a career envoy, was asked by Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher to come out of retirement to serve as the British ambassador in Washington in 1982. He stepped down last summer.
Donald Wright is SUNY Distinguished Teaching Professor at the State University of New York College at Cortland. His books include Oral Traditions from the Gambia and African Americans in the Colonial Era: From African Origins Through the American Revolution.
James Wunsch is associate director of the New Jersey Committee of the Regional Plan Association.
Bertram Wyatt-Brown is a professor of history at the University of Florida and a fellow at the National Humanities Center. One of his books, Southern Honor: Ethics and Behavior in the Old South , was a finalist for both the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award.
Andrew Wyeth’s reminiscence of his father is excerpted from An American Vision: Three Generations of Wyeth Art , to be published soon by New York Graphic Society Books/Little, Brown. The book will appear in conjunction with a traveling exhibition of the art of the Wyeth family that opened in Russia and comes to the Co
A novelist, Oswald Wynd lives in Scotland.
Ben Yagoda is the movie critic of the Philadelphia Daily News . His last article for American Heritage , a history of Tin Pan Alley , appeared in the October 1983 issue.
Jonathan Yardley is a book critic and columnist for The Washington Post . He is the author of Ring: A Biography of Ring Lardner , and in 1981 he was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for Distinguished Criticism.
Brock Yates is editor-at-large for Car and Driver ; his most recent book is the just-published Outlaw Machine: Harley-Davidson and the Search for the American Soul (Little, Brown).
Carol Lynn Yellin is a free-lance writer and an editorial consultant for the Center for Southern Folklore in Memphis, Tennessee,
Nancy Yos lives in Lansing, Illinois, and writes for Commentary magazine.
COPYRIGHT © 1965 U.S. NAVAL INSTITUTE After Pearl Harbor, Seaman Young was assigned to the U.S.S. Honolulu and served in the Guadalcanal and New Georgia campaigns. Later, commissioned in the Naval Reserve, he returned to action in the Korean War. Today he lives in Boston, writes military features for the Boston Globe, and is
—Richard Zacks is the author of several history books. His latest is The Pirate Hunter: The True Story of Captain Kidd .
Dyan Zaslowsky, whose articles have appeared in Audubon, Rocky Mountain magazine, the Denver Post, and many other magazines and newspapers, is a free-lance writer living in Evergreen, Colorado.
Joshua Zeitz is an author, historian, and a 2008 candidate for New Jersey's 4th District in the House of Representatives. After earning his Ph.D. from Brown University in American History, Zeitz wrote two books: Flapper: A Madcap Story of Sex, Style, Celebrity, and the Women Who Made America Modern, and White Ethnic New York: Jews, Catholics, and the Shaping of Postwar Politics
Hiller B. Zobel is a fellow of the Society of American Historians and a retired Associate Justice of the Massachusetts Superior Court. Zobel has also published books on the both legal and historical subjects including The Boston Massacre, released in 1996, and Doctors and the Law: Defendants and Expert Witnesses, published in 1
Donald began his career with United Press International as a reporter and went on to work for the Chicago Daily News until 1978 when he became a freelance writer full time. In 1976, he authored Laura: The Life of Laura Ingalls Wilder, published by Contemporary Books.
William F. Zornow, currently on leave from the faculty of Kansas State College, is the author of Kansas: A History of the Jayhawk State, of Lincoln and the Party Divided , and of numerous magazine articles on historical subje