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Jose Enrique de la Peña (1807–1840) was a colonel in the Mexican Army. Under General Antonio López de Santa Anna, de la Peña participated in the Battle of the Alamo. In 1955, a controversial book of his memoirs of the battle was published.
Mr. Deac, public information specialist and speech writer for the Air Force Eastern Test Range at Cape Kennedy, has been a newspaper editor, advertising copywriter, publicrelations administrator, and government historian.
Gloria Deak is a writer and independent scholar, specializing in American art and cultural affairs. Her books include Picturing New York: The City from its Beginnings to the Present; Picturing America: Volumes I and II; Profiles of American Artists and American Views: Prospects and Vistas.
During the coming year, the America & Russia series, together with certain other articles on the subject from earlier issues of AMERICAN HERITAGE , will be published in book form by Simon tr Schuster, New York. For further reading: An End to Innocence , by Lesl
Andy J. Deering is a librarian and watch collector mho lives in rural Wyoming.
Carl N. Degler teaches the history of the South and American cultural history at Fassar College. He is the author of Out of Our Past, The Forces That Shaped Modern America . For further reading: History of the Old South , by Clement Eaton (Macmillan, 1949);
—Dale DeGroff ran the bar at New York’s Rainbow Room for eleven years and appears often on television and radio as a mixology expert.
Mr. Deiss is the author of The Roman Years of Margaret Fuller (Crowell, 1969), a reinterpretation, based on new research, of this misunderstood woman.
Mr. Delaney, who teaches history at Del Mar College, Corpus Christi, Texas, adapted this article from his biography of John McIntosh Kell, which is to be published by the University of Alabama Press.
Nicholas Delbanco is the author of fifteen books of fiction and nonfiction and directs the writing program for the Master of Fine Arts degree at the University of Michigan. He has been at work for the last several years on his novel Rumford: His Book .
John Demos is the Samuel Knight Professor of History Emeritus at Yale University. Demos was awarded the Bancroft Prize for his 1982 book, Entertaining Satan: Witchcraft and the Culture of Early New England. His most recent work, Circles and Lines: The Shape of Life in Early America, discusses how colonial Americans viewed their life
Barbara Piatelli Dempsey was born in Rome and educated in New York. She earned her B.A. and M.A. degrees in comparative literature. She co-wrote the book "Dempsey" with her stepfather, boxing legend Jack Dempsey. She currently lives in New York City.
Sally Denton is an investigative reporter and author who writes about America's hidden history. She has written seven books, including her most recent, The Plots Against the President: FDR, A Nation in Crisis, and the Rise of the American Right , released in 2012. She was honored with the Woodrow Wilson Public Scholar Fellowship in 2010, a Gu
Virginia Van der Veer (Mrs. Lowell S. Hamilton), a member of the history department of the University of Alabama in Birmingham, is completing her doctoral dissertation on the Senate career of Hugo Black.
Virginia Van der Veer Hamilton teaches American history at the University of Alabama and is the author of a biography of Supreme Court Justice Hugo Black.
Rear Admiral Van Deurs, born in Portland, Oregon, in 1901, entered the Navy in 1917, qualified as a naval aviator in 1923, and retired from active service in 1951.
A retired college teacher, Mr. Dewey now lives in Los Angeles, where he is writing his memoirs.
Lorraine Lethuray Dexter, a former New Yorker now living in Vermont, began collecting stereoscopic views in 1938 and today has about 30,000 of them, as well as examples of all kinds of viewers in use during stereo’s golden age. The pictures shown here are from her collection.
Paul Dickson is the author of more than 55 nonfiction books and hundreds of magazine articles. Although he has written on a variety of subjects from ice cream to kite flying to electronic warfare, he now concentrates on writing about the American language, baseball and 20th century history. Bestselling books include: Baseball’s Greatest Quotations
Lorraine B. Diehl is the author of The Late, Great Pennsylvania Station , published by American Heritage .
On December 18 Lieutenant Dill boarded the USNS Hienselman, had his first bath in forty-three days, and experienced a strange sensation: “I had forgotten what it felt like to be warm.” The retreat continued, and Seoul was recaptured by the communists on January 4, 1951. By spring it was again in Allied hands as “Operation Killer” restored a defe
Annie Dillard is an American author, best known for her narrative prose in both fiction and non-fiction. She has published works of poetry, essays, prose, and literary criticism, as well as two novels and one memoir. Her 1974 work Pilgrim at Tinker Creek won the 1974 Pulitzer Prize for General Nonfiction. Dillard taught for 21 years in the English department of Wesleyan University, in Mid
Gordon L. Dillow is a free-lance writer from Missoula, Montana.
The author is an art historian who writes and lectures on American art.
Leonard Dinnerstein is a professor of history and the director of Judaic Studies at the University of Arizona. Ris books include The Leonard Frank Case (available in paperback from the University of Georgia Press), America and the Survivors of the Holocaust , and
Brian W. Dippie, who wrote “Charlie Russell’s Lost West” for our April, 1973, issue, is professor of United States cultural history at the University of Victoria, in British Columbia. His specialty is the American West.
—Thomas M. Disch’s books include The Dreams Our Stuff Is Made Of: How Science Fiction Conquered the World and The Sub: A Study in Witchcraft .
Wilson Dizard, Jr., was a USIA officer for 30 years, serving in Turkey, Greece, Iran, Pakistan, Poland, and Vietnam. The author of seven books, he has just completed a history of USIA.
Byron Dobell was the Editor of American Heritage for eight years, during which time the magazine won or was a finalist for a National Magazine Award ten times. Before joining American Heritage, Dobell served as editor-in-chief of the Washington Post Book World, executive editor of New York Magazine, and editor of Esquire. Dobell was elected to the American
Humphrey Doermann is on the staff of the Minneapolis Star and Tribune and became interested inDonnelly in the course of reporting on current farm problems for those papers. For further reading: Populist Revolt, by John D. Hicks (University of Minnesota Press, 1931); The Lunatic Fringe , Gerald
A Mississippian by birth, David Herbert Donald (1920 – 2009) was the Charles Warren Professor of American History (emeritus from 1991) at Harvard University. He received the Pulitzer Prize twice (1961 and 1988), several honorary degrees, and served as president of the Southern Historical Association.Prof. Donald wrote over thirty
Eugene Dorgan is an associate professor at the Art Institute of Boston.
Richard M. Dorson is chairman of the folklore program at the University of Indiana, Bloomington.
Best known as a novelist and member of the "Lost Generation" of American writers, Dos Passos (1896–1970) turned to writing history later in his career. His 1954 book The Head and Heart of Thomas Jefferson helped revived interest in our third President. Dos Passos served in World War I as an ambulance driver with his friend, the poet E.E. Cummings and in 1937, he returned to Spain with his frien
Esther M. Douty of Washington, D.C., is the author of The Story of Stephen Foster (Grosset & Dunlap) and of a forthcoming book dealing with the adventures of John Wise.
Clifford Dowdey lives in Richmond. Virginia. He has written a number of novels dealing with Civil War themes, and is the author of Experiments in Rebellion , an analysis of Confederate administration policies and achievements.
Combat officer in two wars, and author of numerous books, Fairfax Downey contributed “Yankee Gunners at Louisbourg” to the February, 1955, issue of AMERICAN HERITAGE .
Walter Harding, Distinguished Professor of English at the State University College at Geneseo, New York, has been secretary of the Thoreau Society for many years.
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Barry Dressel is currently the Principal at Prologue History Services in Baltimore, Maryland. He was educated at East Carolina University and the Getty Institute at the University of California at Berkeley. Dressel was the President and CEO at the Indiana State Museum and the Executive Director at the City of Detroit Historical Department.
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Dayton Duncan, the author of five books about the West, is the writer and co-producer of Ken Burns’s film, Lewis & Clark: The Journey of Discovery , to be broadcast by PBS at 8:00 P.M. EST on November 4 and 5. Alfred A. Knopf is publishing a companion book of the same name, written by Duncan and Burns, from which this
Judith Dunford, whose reviews have appeared in The New York Times and The New Republic , is the co-author of a novel, Cashing In .
This article is adapted, with the permission of the editor, from Wheeler’s Review , London, where it appeared in briefer form. Mr. Dunning is a producer for the B.B.C.
Brian Dunning is a journalist living near London. His article on the Welsh town of Milford Haven appeared in the June 1985 issue.
A West Point graduate and a combat veteran of the Burma campaign in World War II, Colonel Trevor N. Dupuy has devoted himself to writing on military subjects since his retirement from the Army in 1958.
Colonel Dupuy, who retired from the Army in 1946 after thirty years’ service is the author of Men of West Point and co-author of the forthcoming Military Heritage of America .
John Durant is the author of The Story of Baseball and (with Otto Bettmann) of The Pictorial History of American Sports . With his wife, Alice, he prepared the pictorial feature “A Century of Cooperstown” in the December, 1958, issue of AMERICAN HERITAGE
Michael S. Durham’s article on the Mound Builders of the Ohio River Valley appeared in the April 1995 issue of American Heritage .
John Dvorak currently operates a telescope atop Mauna Kea in Hawaii.
Joseph D’O’Brian wrote “ The Business of Boxing ” in the October 1991 issue of American Heritage .
Gerald Early is a professor of English, American studies, and African-American studies and the former director of the African and Afro-American Studies Program at Washington University in St. Louis. His works include Lure and Loathing: Essays on Race, Identity, and the Ambivalences of Assimilatio
Clement Eaton, professor of history at the University of Kentucky, has written a life of Henry Clay for the “Library of American Biography” series, and is the author of other books about the South.
A professor of English at the University of Michigan, Cecil Eby has taken a particular interest in the Spanish Civil War and the literature related to it. This article is taken from Between the Bullet and the Lie, Professor Eby’s study of American volunteers in that war; the book will be published this fall by Holt, Rinehart & Winston.
Dr. Edmunds is the Anne and Chester Watson Chair of the History Department at the University of Texas at Dallas. Edmunds specializes in the History of Native Americans and the History of the American West, and won the Alfred Heggoy Prize for The Fox Wars: The Mesquakie Challenge to New France.
William Waller Edwards is a retired colonel in the Regular Army, a graduate of West Point who served in the First World War and with the cavalry in the old West. Recently he has been engaged in writing a book on the last phases of the Revolution.
“U John Egerton is a journalist and historian whose books include The Americanization of Dixie and Visions of Utopia . He is currently at work on a history of Nashville, Tennessee.
Peter Stevens, who lives in Quincy, Massachusetts, writes frequently on historical themes. Marian Eide is a graduate student in the Comparative Literature and Critical Theory Program at the University of Pennsylvania. We would like to thank Dr. Stephen Lazoritz for his contributions to the research of this article. Lazoritz, a pediatrician specializing
Keith E. Eiler, a retired lieutenant colonel of the U.S. Army (West Point, 1944), lives in Washington, D.C., where he currently is writing a biography of the late Secretary of War Robert P. Patterson.
Milton Stover Eisenhower, (1899 – 1985) served as president of three major American universities: Kansas State University, the Pennsylvania State University, and the Johns Hopkins University. He was the younger brother of U.S. President Dwight D. Eisenhower.
John D. Eisenhower, the son of President Dwight D. Eisenhower, is a retired United States Army officer and the author of several books on military history. He served as the U.S. Ambassador to Belgium from 1969 to 1971.
Jack El-Hai, who wrote about the Minneapolis-St. Paul census war in the July/August 1990 issue, lives in Minnetonka, Minnesota.
Alexander Eliot is the author of many books, including The Horizon Concise History of Greece (1972) and the tentatively titled World of Myth , which is scheduled to be published in the fall of 1975 by McGraw-Hill.
Joseph J. Ellis, winner of the 2001 Pulitzer Prize in History for Founding Brothers: The Revolutionary Generation (Knopf 2000), is the Ford Foundation Professor of History at Mount Holyoke College whose work focuses on the lives and times of the founders of the United Sta
Jason Emerson, an independent historian writing from Cazenovia, New York, is the author of The Madness of Mary Lincoln (Southern Illinois University Press, 2007), Lincoln the Inventor (SIUP, January 2009), and the recently released The Dark Days of Abraham Lincoln's Widow, As Revealed by Her Own Letters (SIUP, February 2011).
Arye Emert 2002 Grand Prize @ Winning Essay High School (Grade 11) West Windsor @ Plainsboro High School South Princeton Junction, New Jersey Sponsoring Teachers: Leslie Levin and Brian Welch
André Emmerich, a former staff member of Time-Life International, World Magazine, Réalitiés, and the New York Herald Tribune, operates a gallery in New York City specializing in the ancient arts of Mexico and Central America. He is co-author (with Mig
Fred L. Engelman, a former teacher of history, is now with a New York advertising agency. He is at work on a book about the final year of the War of 1812. For further reading: History of the United States of America , by Henry Adams, Vols. 7–9 (Albert and Charles Boni, 1930);
Larry Engelmann is a professor of history at San Jose State University, in San Jose, California.
Paul Engle (1908 – 1991), anoted American poet, editor, teacher, literary critic, novelist, and playwright. He is perhaps best remembered as the long-time director of the Iowa Writers' Workshop and as founder of the International Writing Program (IWP), both at the University of Iowa whose “ An Iowa Christmas ” appe
R. D. Eno, a Vermont free-lance writer, conducted the research for this article under the sponsorship of the Nova Scotia Departments of Tourism and Recreation.
Evarts Erickson is a free-lance writer who lives in Boston and denies that he has ever seen a sea serpent.
Jody Ericson is a freelance writer living in Providence, Rhode Island.
Willard R. Espy is a public-relations consultant. This article is adapted from his book Home to Oysterville , to be published this fall.
J. Worth Estes is a professor of pharmacology at the Boston University School of Medicine.
“fr Kenneth E. Ethridge is a junior high school teacher and freelance writer based in Royal Oak, Michigan.
Few people are better equipped to write about New Orleans and the bayou country than Oliver Evans. He is a native of the city and the author of a book about it, New Orleans, published by Macmillan in 1959. A poet and essayist, Mr. Evans is at present teaching at San Fernando State College in Northridge, California.
Sir Harold Evans is a British-born journalist and author who served as the editor of The Sunday Times for 14 years. After moving to the United States, Evans taught at Duke University and worked at The Atlantic and US News and World Report. In 1998 Evans completed The American Century, his most famous book; its sequel, They Made America, was published in 2004.
Walter C. Evans, at his death president of Westinghouse Radio Stations, Inc., was a pioneer wireless operator who got his first license in 1914, when he was fifteen. In the early Twenties, when Westinghouse had opened a new station, KYW, in Chicago, and Evans was chief engineer, all kinds of people would turn up.
John Mass was born in Vienna and, after coming to this country in 1941, served with the Army Air Force. He is presently an art director with an advertising agency and also an instructor at the Philadelphia Museum School of Art.
Mrs. Lou Ann Everett, a former reporter for the Tulsa World, now lives in Sand Springs, Oklahoma, where she and her husband publish a weekly newspaper, the Times, and a national fox-hunting monthly called The Hunter’s Horn..
Dale Van Every, a former United Press editor and Hollywood scenario writer, has long been interested in the Ohio and Mississippi country in the post-Revolutionary period. He has written about it in six highly regarded novels and in a historical study, Men of the Western Waters . (The plumed hat on page 60 is from a drawi
—Stuart Ewen’s books include All Consuming Images: The Politics of Style in Contemporary Culture and PR! A Social History of Spin .
John G. Ewers, a museum director of the Smithsonian Institution, has been for over thirty years a student of Plains Indian history and ethnology. Among his writing is The Blackfeet: Raiders on the Northwestern Plains , published in 1958 by the University of Oklahoma Press.
Joseph H. Ewing, who lives in Wheaton, Maryland, has worked in the U.S. Civil Service, usually as an Army historian.