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Gessner, Robert
Robert Gessner, processor of motion pictures at New York University, has also been a screen writer, novelist, and poet. He is president of the newly organized Society of Cinematologists, devoted to the study of film as an art.
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Geyer, Georgie Anne
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Giangreco, D. M.
D. M. Giangreco is coauthor with Terry Griswold of Delta: America’s Elite Counterterrorist Force and, with Kathryn Moore, of Dear Harry…Truman’s Mailroom, 1945–1953 . He has recently completed The Soldier from Independence: A Military Biography of Harry Truman and Hell to
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Gibbs-smith, Charles H.
Charles Harvard Gibbs-Smith is a novelist, a curator in London’s Victoria and Albert Museum, and one of the world’s leading aeronautical historians.
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Gibson, Christine
Christine Gibson is a freelance writer and editor who previously worked as an assistant editor at American Heritage.  After her time at American Heritage, Gibson wrote Extreme Wonders: Natural Disasters in 2007, and Extreme Wonders: Planet Earth, in 2008.
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Gibson, Christine M.
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Giddins, Gary
Gary Giddins’s book Visions of Jazz: The First Century is now out in paperback from Oxford University Press.
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Gies, Joseph
Mr. Gies is Senior Editor/Technology for Encyclopedia Britannica . Among his books are Bridges and Men (Doubleday, 1963) and Adventures Underground (Thomas Y. Crowell). His sources for this article include C. M. Woodward’s
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Gilman, Richard
Richard Gilman, a free-lance writer living in New York City, is a contributor to HORIZON, The Commonweal , and other magazines, and writes frequently for television. For further reading: The James Family , by F. O. Matthiessen (Knopf, 1947);
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Gingrich, Newt
Congressman Newt Gingrich served as Speaker of the House of Representatives from 1995 to 1999, having represented Georgia's Sixth District in Congress for 20 years. He is famous for co-authoring the "Contract with America" while serving in the House of Representatives. Gingrich also founded the 527 group, American Solutions for Winning the Future, in 2007. Gingrich was a candidate
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Gipe, George A.
George Gipe is the documentary editor for WMAR-TV in Baltimore. He has been a Fulbright scholar, a free-lance writer, and a producer of numerous documentary programs for television. For further reading: Coxey’s Army , by Donald L. McMurry (Little, Brown, 1929); Bak
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Gladd, Tom
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Gleason, Gene
Gene Gleason, a free-lance writer from Westbury, New York, has published three books. He has made an extensive study of the Adams family.
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Glines, C. V.
C. V. Glines, who retired from the Air Force as a colonel after twenty-seven years of service, is associate editor of Armed Forces Management and the author of many books about flying. He collaborated with General Benjamin D. Foulais on the General’s memoirs, From the Wright Brothers to the
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Glueck, Grace
Grace Glueck has been an art reporter, reviewer, and columnist for the New York Times for many years.Photo by John Sotomayor, courtesy of Journalism & Women Symposium
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Goetzmann, William H.
William H. Goetzmann is professor of history and director of the American Studies Program at the I mvernty of Texas. His book, Exploration and Empire, won a Puht^er Prize m /967, and he is currently working on a study of American intellectual history.
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Golden, Harry
Harry Golden is editor of the Carolina Israelite in Charlotte, North Carolina, and the author of Only in America, For ¢24 Plain , and Enjoy, Enjoy .
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Goldfarb, Stephen J.
Stephen J. Goldfarb is on the staff of the Atlanta-Fulton Public Library in Atlanta, Georgia.
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Goldman, Eric F.
Eric Frederick Goldman (1916 – 1989) was an American historian and a Rollins Professor of History at Princeton University, He was special advisor to President Lyndon B. Johnson from 1963 to 1966, and served as president of the Society of American Historians from 1962 to 1969. Mr. Goldman wrote several books including, The Tragedy of Lyndon Johnson in 1969.
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Goldstein, Ezra
Ezra Goldstein is a writer who grew up in Zanesville.
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Golway, Terry
Terry Golway is an author and historian whose books include Washington's General: Nathanael Green and the Triumph of the American Revolution, The Irish in America, For the Cause of Liberty, and So That Others Might Live. He frequently writes for American Heritage, The Boston Globe, and The New York Times. 
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Goodheart, Adam
—Adam Goodheart, a fellow at the C. V. Starr Center for the Study of the American Experience at Washington College in Chestertown, Maryland, is at work on a book about the antebellum South.
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Gordon, Dudley C.
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Gordon, John Steele
John Steele Gordon has been a frequent contributor to American Heritage and the Wall Street Journal. He is the author most recently of An Empire of Wealth: The Epic History of American Economic Power (HarperCollins 2004). Gordon's writing concentrates on business and financial history, and his 1999 book, The Great Game: The Emergence of Wall Street as a World Power, 1653-2000,
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Gordon, Dorothy
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Gordon-reed, Annette
Annette Gordon-Reed is the Charles Warren Professor of American Legal History, Professor of History and Carol K. Pforzheimer Professor at Harvard University's Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study. She was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for History for The Hemingses of Monticello: An American Family.
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Gorey, Hays
Hays Gorey is a correspondent with the Washington bureau of Time magazine and is the author of Nader (Grosset & Dunlap, Inc., 1975).
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Gorsline, Douglas
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Goulart, Ron
Ron Goulart is a science fiction novelist and the author of Comic Book Encyclopedia .
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Gould, Stephen Jay
Stephen Jay Gould’s newest book is Leonardo’s Mountain of Clams and the Diet of Worms (Harmony).
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Gourse, Leslie
Leslie Course, who writes often about jazz, lives in New York City.
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Graebner, William
William Craebner is a professor of history at the State University of New York at Fredonia. His book A History of Retirement was published by Yale University Press in 1980.
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Graff, Henry F.
Professor of history at Columbia University, Dr. Graff is the author of several books and of the article “A Heartbeat Away,” a survey of the Vice Presidency in the August, 1964, issue of AMERICAN HERITAGE .
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Graham, Lloyd
Lloyd Graham of Orchard Park, New York, is the editor of a regional business magazine and the author of several books, among them Niagara Country , a description of the folklore and history of the Niagara frontier.
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Graham,, Frank Jr.
Frank Graham, Jr., lives, in the fishing village of Milbridge, Maine. His latest book, Since Silent Spring , published this month by Houghton Mifflin Company, is an account of events leading up to and following the publication of Rachel Carson’s historic work on the environmental impact of pesticides.
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Granger, Bruce Ingham
Bruce Ingham Granger teaches English at the University of Oklahoma. This article was written under the auspices of the American Philosophical Society, which now possesses the Franklin-Brillon correspondence. The society will publish the letters in their entirety, edited by Dr. Gilbert Chinard, later this year.
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Grant, Ellsworth S.
A former mayor of West Hartford, Connecticut, Ellsworth S. Grant now makes and distributes educational films. His most recent, Resolved to Be Free , was released early this year by the State Bicentennial Commission as the official film showing Connecticut’s role in the Revolution.
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Grant, Frederic Delano Jr.
Geoffrey C. Ward’s book, Before the Trumpet: Young Franklin Roosevelt, 1882–1905 , includes additional material about the Delanos; a paperback edition will be published by Perennial Library this July. Frederic Delano Grant, Jr., is an attorney with the Boston law firm of McCabe/Gordon P.C.
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Grant, Priscilla
Priscilla Grant has a consulting business in Portland and writes for several national magazines.
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Granville, Cole
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Grauer, Neil A.
Neil A. Grauer is a Baltimore-based writer and caricaturist.
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Graves, John
Formerly on the faculty of Texas Christian University, Mr. Graves is now a free-lance writer with special interest in conservation and in local history. The editors are grateful to Donald and Margaret Vogel, the authors of Aunt Clara: The Paintings of Clara McDonald Williamson ( University of Texas Press, 1966) for help
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Gray, Andrew
A grandnephew of Piatt Andrew, Mr. Gray was formerly director of the Office of Trade Adjustment Assistance in the United States Department of Commerce; he lives in Washington, D.C.
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Grayson, Adm Cary t.
Admiral Cary Travers Grayson (1878 - 1938) was a surgeon in the U.S. Navy who served a variety of roles from personal aide to President Woodrow Wilson to chairman of the American Red Cross. After Grayson was named Navy surgeon for the Presidential yacht in 1907, he became friends with Teddy Roosevelt, William Howard Taft and Woodrow Wilson. He was named the official White House Physician by Wi
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Grayson,, Gary T. Jr.
Gary T. Grayson, Jr., the publisher of Potomac Books, is a son of one of the participants in the 104-mile ride.
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Green, S. Dana
Lieutenant S. Dana Greene served aboard the USS Monitor during the Battle of Hampton Roads, taking command as a 22 year-old when the ship's captain was wounded.
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Griggs, John
John Griggs has been an actor for thirty-five years, with more than a score of Broadway plays to his credit. He has also made numerous appearances on radio and television.
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Griswold, Eric
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Groh, George W.
George W. Groh is a former Milwaukee and Corpus Christi, Texas, newspaperman and free-lance magazine writer now working for MD , a medical newsmagazine in New York City.
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Groh, George
George Groh has written extensively on medical subjects. He is also the author of “Last of the Rebel Raiders,” which appeared in the December, 1958, AMERICAN HERITAGE . For further reading: The Midwest Pioneer , by Madge P
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Grossman, Mary Louise
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Grosvenor, Edwin S.
Edwin S. Grosvenor is the Editor-in-Chief of American Heritage and Invention & Technology Magazines. He is also the editor of several recent and upcoming anthologies of essays that appeared in American Heritage including
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Guggenheim, Charles
Charles Guggenheim, a three-time Academy Award winner, lives in Washington, D.C.
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Gunther, Robert
The Wealthy 100 was published by Citadel Press in 1996. Michael Klepper is the head of Michael Klepper and Associates in New York City, and Robert Gunther is the head of a communications firm in Kimberton, Pennsylvania.
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Gurewitsch, Edna P.
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Gurney, A. R.
American playwright and novelist A. R. Gurney, Jr. has written dozens of plays including Love Letters, The Cocktail Hour, and The Dining Room. Gurney currently lives in both New York and Connecticut.
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Gusewelle, Charles
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Gusewelle, C. W.
C. W. Gusewelle, whose article “ A Continuity of Place and Blood The Seasons of Man in the Ozarks ” appeared in our December, 1977, issue, is an editor and writer for the Kansas City Star.
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Gutman, Richard J. s.
Richard J. S. Gutman’s American Diner Then and Now , a definitive history to be published by HarperCollins in May 1993, includes a directory of fourteen hundred currently operating diners.
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Gwathmey, Emily
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Haefele, Fred
Fred Haefele is an essayist and writer who published his award-winning motorcycle memoir, Rebuilding the Indian, in 1998. Haefele has been published in Outside, Wired, Newsday, and The New York Times. He has also taught creative writing at the University of Montana and Stanford University.
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Hagerman, Edward
Stephen W. Sears is the author of George B. McClellan: The Young Napoleon . His article on Antietam appeared in the April 1989 issue.
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Haggerty, Rosanne
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Hahn, Emily
Emily Hahn (1905-1997) was an American journalist and author. Called "a forgotten American literary treasure" by The New Yorker magazine, she was the author of 52 books and more than 180 articles and stories. Ms. Hahn smoked large cigars, drank with gusto and maintained a chaotic love life across several continents.
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Haines, Francis
Dr. Haines, a well-known authority on the Nez Percé Indians, teaches social science at Oregon College of Education. His most recent book is Appaloosa: The Spotted Horse in Art and History (University of Texas, 1963). For further reading: The Indian and the Horse
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Haizlip, Shirlee Taylor
Shirlee Taylor Haizlip is currently working on a sequel to The Sweeter the Juice , which is now in paperback from Touchstone.
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Halberstam, David
David Halberstam’s books include The Best and the Brightest , The Powers That Be , and The Reckoning . This article is excerpted from The Fifties , which will be published by Villard Books, a division of Random House,
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Hale, William Harlan
William Harlan Hale is managing editor of HORIZON . His last contribution to AMERICAN HERITAGE was “When the Red Storm Broke,” in the February, 1961, issue. For further reading: Churchill-Roosevelt-Stalin , by Herbert Feis
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Hale, Judson
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Hale, sr., Judson D.
Judson D. Hale, Sr., is the editor in chief of Yankee magazine and The Old Farmer’s Almanac .
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Haley, James L.
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Hall, Ben M.
Ben M. Hall—who claims to have had one head in the clouds since he spotted the first alto-cumulus on the ceiling of the Fox Theater in Atlanta at an impressionable age—is author of the forthcoming history of the movie palace, The Best Remaining Seats , to be published by Clarkson N. Potter, Inc.
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Hall, Oakley
Oakley Hall is a writer and teacher living in California. Several of his novels with Western settings, including Warlock , have been made into films.
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Hall, Bruce Edward
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Hall, Robert A.
Robert A. Hall Massachusetts Senate, 1973-82 Madison, Wis.
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Halliday, E. M.
E.M. Halliday (1913-2003) was a longtime senior editor of American Heritage, is the author of Understanding Thomas Jefferson; When Hell Froze Over, an account of the Allied invasion of Soviet Russia in 1918-19, and a memoir of the poet John Berryman. He has also wrote a number of articles for The New Yorker. Photo courtesy of HarperCollins Publishers.
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Halliday, Mark
Mark Halliday is professor of English at Ohio University, and a noted American poet, professor and critic. He is author of six collections of poetry, most recently "Thresherphobe" (University of Chicago Press, 2013) and Keep This Forever (Tupelo Press, 2008). His honors include serving as the 1994 poet in residence at The Frost Place, inclusion in sever
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Halstead, Murat
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Hamilton, William B.
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Hammond, Bray
Bray Hammond (1886-1968) was a Pulitzer Prize-winning author and assistant secretary of Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System between the years of 1944 and 1950. He was the author of Sovereignty and an Empty Purse: Banks and Politics in the Civil War and Banks and Politics in America from the Revolution to the Civil War, for which Hammond won the Pulitzer Prize for
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Handel, William Peirce
William Peirce Randel was a longtime professor of English at the University of Maine. He authored numerous books, including The Ku Klux Klan: A Century of Infamy (Chilian, 1965) and, more recently, The Evolution of American Taste (Crown, 1978).
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Handlin, Oscar
Copyright, 1954, 1955, by Oscar Handlin. A professor of history at Harvard University, Oscar Handlin is the author of a number of books. In 1952 he won the Pulitzer Prize with The Uprooted , a study of immigration in the Nineteenth Century. The foregoing article is a chapter from his most recen
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Hanke, Lewis
This article is based upon an address given by the author as one of the Lilly Endowment Lectures of the Program for Christian Culture at St. Mary’s College, Notre Dame, Indiana. Dr. Hanke, former Director of the Hispanic Foundation in the Library of Congress, is professor of Latin American history at Columbia University. His
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Hannan, Emily
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Hanser, Richard
Richard Hanser is the writer for the National Broadcasting Company’s award-winning documentary television series, Project 20 . Among his best-remembered scripts have been “Meet Mr. Lincoln,” “Mark Twain’s America,” “Meet George Washington,” and, recently, “The West of Charles Russell.”
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Hanson, Victor Davis
Victor Davis Hanson is the author, most recently, of Culture and Carnage: Landmark Battles in the Rise of-Western Power ; his essay on America in Vietnam appeared in the May 2001 issue.
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Hapgood, David
David Hapgood, a former journalist for the New York Times , is the author of seven books, most recently The Screwing of the Average Man (1974) and The Average Man Fights Back (1977).
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Harding, Walter
Walter Hording is secretary of the Thoreau Society. He recently co-edited Henry David Thoreau: Studies and Commentaries (1972).
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Hargreaves, Reginald
Major Hargreaves is a retired British army officer, a graduate of Cheltenham, and the author of a number of books of history. He lives at Wootton St. Lawrence in Hampshire.
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Harlow, Alvin
Alvin Harlow has written extensively on transportation and social history. Among his books are Steelways of Old New England , Old Bowery Days and Weep No More, My Lady .
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Harmetz, Aljean
Aljean Harmetz’s many books about the movies include The Making of Casablanca: Bogart, Bergman, and World War II .
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Harnack, Curtis
The unique Miss Flock is one of the memories of growing up in Iowa that Mr. Harnack describes m his new book, We Have All Gone Away , to be published by Doubleday & Co. in March. COPYRIGHT & 1973 BY CURTIS HARNACK
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Harrigan, Anthony
Anthony Harrigan is editorial writer for The Charleston News and Courier and a free-lance contributor to scholarly quarterlies and national magazines. His great-great-great-great-uncle, Richard Hutson, was the first Intendant (mayor) of Charleston after its incorporation in 1783.
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Harriman, Pamela C.
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Harris, Sherwood
Sherwood Harns is with the International General Books division of the Reader’s Digest . A former Navy carrier pilot who still gets aloft occasionally, he wrote an article called “Coast to Coast in 12 Crashes” for our October, 1964, issue that became the germ of the book from which the foregoing excerpt has been t
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Harris, Leon
Leon Harris, a free-lance writer who frequently covers historical topics, is currently at work on a book about American Jewish department store families and their influence on American society.
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Harris, Neil
Neil Harris is Professor of History at the University of Chicago.
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Hart, James D.
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Hartman, Kent
Kent Hartman is a marketing and merchandising consultant for the music industry and has taught marketing and entrepreneurship at Oregon State University and Portland State University. He hosts a weekly radio show, "Inside Oregon Business", and also works as a freelance writer.
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