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Elliott West, a professor of history at the University of Arkansas, is now at work on a book about children of the frontier.
Alan F. Westin is an associate professor of public law and government at Columbia University. He is at present working on a biography of Justice John Marshall Harlan—who, incidentally., was the grandfather of a present Supreme Court Justice who bears the same name. For further reading: The Constitut
—Donald E. Westlake is the author of the Dortmunder series of crime novels. His most recent book is The Ax .
W. D. Wetherell is a noted author best known for his novels, short stories, and nonfiction books on fly fishing and New England. His short stories have been published in the New England Review, the Kenyon Review, and other collections, and he has frequently contributed to The New York Times.
In 1972, Richard Wheeler became a book editor for a number of publishers, most notably Walker & Company. Inspired by both the westerns he was editing, Richard Wheeler penned his first novel, Bushwhack, for Doubleday Publishing in 1978. In 1989, he won his first Spur Awards from the Western Writers of America with Fool's Coach. He is five-time recipient of the award.
Richard S. Wheeler is the author of the novel An Obituary for Major Reno , and of Eclipse: A Novel of Lewis and Clark .
Addison Beecher Colvin Whipple is a historian and author who has written largely about oceanic subjects since the mid-1950s. He was an executive editor at Time-Life Books and before that an associate editor at Life Magazine. Whipple has authored 21 books including Yankee Whalers in the South Seas(1954), The Clipper Ships (1980), To the Shores of Tripol
Ian Whitcomb, entertainer, is on view at www.ianwhitcomb.com.
John I. White (1902-1992) was a writer, singer of cowboy songs, radio personality, and map draftsman. His singing career culminated when he played his guitar and sang as "The Lonesome Cowboy" on the NBC radio drama "Death Valley Days" sponsored by Twenty-Mule-Team Borax from 1929-1936. He maintained a lifelong interest in cowboy songs and the American W
After the Civil War broke out in 1861, Edward White enlisted in the Confederate army. Little is known of his activities other than that he served as a captain on the staff of Brigadier General Thomas L. Clingman, a participant in, among others, the Wilderness campaign. After the war White studied law in Winchester, Virginia, and was admitted to the bar
Roger B. White is with the Division of Transportation of the National Museum of American History, in Washington, which recently opened an exhibition entitled “At Home on the Road: Autocamping, Motels, and the Rediscovery of America.”
—John H. White, Jr., is a professor of history at Miami University, in Oxford, Ohio, and is former curator of transportation at the National Museum of American History.
Ronald C. White, Jr., is the author of The Eloquent President: A Portrait of Lincoln Through His Words and Lincoln’s Greatest Speech: The Second Inaugural .
Mr. Whitehill is the director and librarian of the noted Boston Athenaeum. This article originally appeared in The Times Literary Supplement of London.
Ralph Whitney, ex-naval officer, former magazine art editor, and steady contributor to ship periodicals, is now at work on a biography of E. K. Collins, to be published this fall.
Arnold Whitridge was master of Calhoun College and professor of history at Yale until 1942. His latest book, Simon Bolivar, the Great Liberator , appeared last year.
—Tom Wicker is the author most recently of Easter Lilly: A Novel of the South Today .
Henry Wiencek is writing a book about the legacy of slavery.
Frederick Bernays Wiener was the author of “Our Fumbling Foes of ’76” in the April issue of AMERICAN HERITAGE this year. A lawyer for over forty years and a retired colonel, he was recently awarded the Army’s Outstanding Civilian Service Medal in recognition of “a lifetime of outstanding public service to the
Alan Wiener, an attorney who has been studying the DD Tanks for more than ten years, recently completed a book-length manuscript on the subject.
New York 4th March 1865 [Signed] STILLMAN K. WIGHTMAN
—Max WiIk wrote for the screen and television in its golden age and is the author of many books, most recently a history of Hollywood writers, Schmucks With Underwoods .
Considered one of the most influential journalists since World War II, George F. Will is a syndicated columnist, a television news analyst, and the author of several books, most recently One Man's America: The Pleasures and Provocations of Our Singular Nation (2008). Aside from his writings on politics and public policy, Will has also publish
An authority on the Civil War, T. Harry Williams is professor of history at Louisiana State University. His most recent book was the best-selling Lincoln and His Generals .
The author of several books and many articles, Mr. Williams is currently writing a book on Golden Gate Bridge suicides.
Frank J. Williams Chief Justice Supreme Court of Rhode Island
Garry Wills has authored many books that study George Washington, Richard Nixon, the Kennedy family, Ronald Reagan, and religion in America. He has won many literary awards including, the 1993 Pulitzer Prize for Non-fiction for his book Lincoln at Gettysburg He currently serves as Professor Emeritus of History at Northwestern University.
Ellen Wilson teaches a course in children’s literature at Indiana University. She is the author of several books for children, the two most recent being Ernie Pyle: Boy From Back Home and, in collaboration with Nan AgIe, Three Boys and a Train .
Arkansas-born but for many years a resident of Vermont, Charles Morrow Wilson has written articles for the Reader’s Digest and other magazines. Among his books are The Bodacious Ozarks and News Is Country Grown .
Mr. Wilson, a frequent contributor to AMERICAN HERITAGE , is the author of Indiana: A History , published last year. For further reading: The Lords Baltimore and the Maryland Palatinate , by C. C. Hall (J. Murphy, 1902);
William Wilson, a retired Green Beret colonel, is a veteran of the parachute invasions of France and Holland in World War II and took part in the defense of Bastogne with the 101st Airborne Division. Wilson served as an intelligence officer on the Joint Staff in Vietnam and, after retiring from the Army, helped build “Camp David Accord” air bases i
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.
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 associated with a book publishing company. His memoir was originally published in Proceeding
—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