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Dr. Robert L. Heilbroner is the author of The Worldly Philosophers, The Future as History , and The Great Ascent . For further reading: God’s Gold: The Story of Rockefeller and His Times , by John T. Flynn (Harcourt, Brace, 19
A native of Washington, D.C., and a fire buff of long standing, Colonel HeM witnessed the fire at the White House in 1929, when he was thirteen years old. After twenty-seven years in the Marine Corps, he retired in 1964 to become an author and lecturer and is currently defense correspondent of the Detroit News . Colonel
George M. Heinzman came across the personal accounts of the participants in the Battle of Beecher Island while doing research for his historical novel, Only the Earth and the Mountains , which was published by Macmillan in 1964. For further reading: The Long Death, by Ralph K. Andrist (Macmill
Robert Ferrell’s Harry S. Truman: A Life was published last year by the University of Missouri Press.
Geoffrey Hellman is well known to readers of The New Yorker, where his “profiles” and satirical pieces have appeared frequently for many years. He lives in New York City.
Jesse Helms, a Republican from North Carolina, is chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee. This essay is adapted from an address given at the U.S. Capitol Historical Society’s recent dinner honoring the committee.
Mark Helprin’s novels include A Soldier of the Great War, Winter’s Tale , and Memoir From Antproof Case .
Mr. Henry is a professor of government and foreign affairs at the University of Virginia. He has been a consultant to various agencies of the federal government, and is the author of Presidential Transitions , published in 1960.
Tom Heppenheimer, an associate fellow at the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, is a free-lance writer. Dr. Heppenheimer received his Ph.D in aerospace engineering from the University of Michigan and his books include Countdown: A History of Space Flight (Wiley 1997).
Michele Herman is a New York freelancer who writes often about design.
—Paul Berman is the author of A Tale of Two Utopias: The Political Journey of the Generation of 1968 .
Lamar Herrin teaches English at Cornell; The Unwritten Chronicles of Robert E. Lee was published last year by St. Martin’s Press.
Mr. Hess, a free-lance writer, is the author of America’s Political Dynasties: From Adams to Kennedy , recently published by Doubleday. He wrote the article on William Howard Taft in the October, 1966, AMERICAN HERITAGE .
Mr. Hicks, an editor of Popular Mechanics , lives in Elmhurst, Illinois. He is the author of several juveniles, including Alvin’s Secret Code (Holt, Rinehart and Winston, 1963). 97
Don Higginbotham is chairman of the history department at the University of North Carolina. His essay on Vietnam and the Revolution appeared in the October/November 1981 issue.
David Higgs is a photographer and journalist living in England.
Ralph Nading Hill is a native Vermonter, a trustee of the Shelburne Museum, an editor of the state magazine Vermont Life , and author of Contrary Country, The Winooski (one of the Rivers of America series) and Sidewheeler Saga . But his greatest job, he
Laura Hillenbrand is an American author best known for her first book, Seabiscuit: An American Legend, released in 2001. She won the William Hill Sports Book of the Year award for Seabiscuit, and its popularity led to its adaptation into the Academy Award-nominated film. In 2010 Hillenbrand finished her second book, Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, a
Anita W. Hinckley has lived in Rhode Island for eighty years, and with a wry Yankee wit remembers almost every minute of them. This is her first appearance in a national magazine.
The author is senior historian at the National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution. His most recent book is Emulation and Invention , published last year by New York University Press.
Robert V. Hine is a professor of history at the University of California at Riverside. This article is based on his book, Bartlett’s West , to be published shortly by the Yale University Press. The bulk of the art that came out of the border survey—both Bartlett’s efforts and those of the men he commissioned—has
Thomas Hine is a writer on history, culture and design. He is the author of five books, including The Rise and Fall of the American Teenager. He contributes frequently to magazines, including The Magazine Antiques, Philadelphia Magazine, Atlantic Monthly, Martha Stewart Living, Architectural Record and others. For several years, he was a senior
Martin Hintz has written more than 80 books, along with dozens of magazine and newspaper articles about his home city of Milwaukee.
Jessie Heckman Hirschl has reviewed books and contributed light verse to magazines. For the past ten years she has made a research hobby of collecting material on “the greatest of all fairs,” which in her view differed from every other that preceded or followed it. For further reading: Fabulous Ch
This essay on Thoreau will be the introduction to The Maine Woods , a reprint of the Thoreau classic in a new nature series to be published in September by Penguin. The essay will also be included in an anthology of Mr. Hoagland’s writings to be issued this fall by Summit Books. Mr. Hoagland’s last contribution to Am
—Woody Hochswender, a former style reporter for The New York Times and columnist for Harper’s Bazaar , is the author of Men’s Wardrobe .
—Moira Hodgson is food critic for The New York Observer .
Mr. Hoey, whom we are pleased to welcome to our pages, is senior editor of Read magazine, a periodical used in junior high schools; he lives in Middletown, Connecticut. The many sources for his article included two books by William S. Thomas: Members of the Society of the Cincinnati (
Edwin A. Hoey, who lives in Middletown, Connecticut, is managing editor of secondary English publications at Xerox Education Publications.
Lilian Takahashi Hoffecker, a writer and anthropology teacher, lives in Colorado.
Richard Hofstadter (1916-1970), was the DeWitt Clinton Professor of American History at Columbia University. Hofstadter won the Pulitzer Prize for history in 1956 for The Age of Reform, and in 1964 for the cultural history Anti-Intellectualism in American Life.
Historian Beatrice K. Hof stadter has recently revised Volume HI of Great Issues in American History , which she wrote with her late husband, Richard Hofstadter, in 1958.
Donald W. Hogan is assistant city editor of the New York Herald Tribune . A free-lance writer whose major interest is American history, he has contributed articles to several national magazines.
Stewart Holbrook is a native Vermonter transplanted to Oregon. A magazine contributor and author of many books, he last wrote The Age of the Moguls , a recent best-seller.
Stewart H. Holbrook of Portland, Oregon, has contributed a number of articles to AMERICAN HERITAGE , including “Daylight in the Swamp” (October, 1958) and “The Paintings of Mr. Otis” (April, 1959). His latest book, The Golden Age of Quackery , was published in 1959 by Macmillan.
Max Holland is writing a history of the Warren Commission to be published next year by Basic Books.
Anne Hollander, an art historian, is the author of Seeing through Clothes (Viking Penguin). Her new book, Moving Pictures , will be published by Knopf in the spring.
A native Texan and specialist in southwestern history, W. Eugene Hollon is a professor at the University of Oklahoma. He has written biographies of Zebulon Pike and Randolph Marcy.
—John B. Holway is the author of a dozen books on baseball.
Harold Holzer, a frequent contributor and winner of a 2005 Lincoln Prize for Lincoln at Cooper Union: The Speech That Made Abraham Lincoln President (Simon & Schuster 2006), has written more than 40 books about the 16th president. He currently chairs The Lincoln Bicentennial Foundation and was awarded the National Humanities Medal by Presi
Dr. Robert S. Holzman, professor of taxation at New York University, is the author of Stormy Ben Butler and General “Baseball” Doubleday . His pictorial history. The Romance of Fire Fighting , will be published next year.
Roy Hoopes is the Washington bureau chief of Modern Maturity and the author of several books, including Americans Remember the Homefront , recently reissued in paperback.
Herbert Hoover (1874-1964) served as the 31st President of the United States from 1929-1933 and Secretary of Commerce under Presidents Harding and Coolidge. After the United States entered World War I President Wilson appointed him as the head of the U.S. Food Administration, and Hoover's rationing policies helped feed American servicemen. His humanitarian efforts helped feed needy civilians in
Jack Hope is a-New York writer and naturalist who has trapped more than five hundred mice, all with Victor snap traps.
George E. Hiipkins is associate professor of history at Western Illinois University. A former military pilot, he is the author of The Airline Pilots (Harvard University Press, 1971). For further reading on related subjects in AMERICAN HERITAGE , see “The Int
Robert Hopkins is the president of the Harry Hopkins Public Service Institute, which honors his father's service as the Secretary of Commerce under President Franklin D. Roosevelt. Hopkins, who covered the Yalta Conference as Roosevelt's personal photographer in 1945, became a prominent documentary producer, and worked with the Central Intelligence Ag
Paul Horgan has spent much of his life in New Mexico and has written extensively about the Southwest. Portions of his Pulitzer Prize-winning history of the Rio Grande, Great River , appeared in the first issue of AMERICAN HERITAGE . He is now at work on a biography of Archbishop Lamy.
Dara Horn’s article on tracing Civil War Boston appeared in the April 1998 issue. The tenement building is open to visitors by guided tour only. Tours leave 90 Orchard Street every half hour every day save Monday. Call for exact times (212-431-0233) or check the museum’s Web site: www.tenement.org
Dr. James Horn is Vice President of Research and Historical Interpretation & O’Neill Director of the John D. Rockefeller Jr. Library at the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation. He has served as Saunders Director of the International Center for Jefferson Studies at Monticello, Editor of Publications at the Omohundro Institute of Early American History and Culture at the College of William and Mary,
Karen Hornick teaches interdisciplinary studies on cultural history, gender theory, literature, and media at the Gallatin School of Individualized Study at New York University. She received the Gallatin Excellence in Teaching Award in 2009.
—Mark Horowitz is an editor at New York magazine.
Reginald Horsman is Distinguished Professor of History at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. English-born (though now a citizen of the United States), he returned to England on a Guggenheim Fellowship to do research that led to his book The War of 1812 (Knopf, 1969) and to this article on Dartmoor.
William Hosley is the curator of American decorative arts at the Wadsworth Atheneum, in Hartford, Connecticut.
Wenhui Hou visited our offices in New York last year, and she now reports from Lanzhou that she is working on two books on American history.
Jourdan Houston, a free-lance author based in New Hampshire, is especially interested in the history of science.
A noted scholar on constitutional law, comparative constitutionalism, Anglo-American legal history, and the United States Supreme Court, A. E. Dick Howard is the White Burkett Miller Professor of Law and Public Affairs at the University of Virginia. Howard has also clerked for Supreme Court Justice Hugo L. Black, served as a consultant to the Governor of Virginia and the Senate Judiciary Commit
A native of Bristol, Rhode Island—whose past he commemorated in his most recent book, Mount Hope —George Howe is a practicing Washington architect who has also made a highly successful career as a writer. This article will appear in his forthcoming book on Connecticut and Rhode Island, to be published by Harper & Bro
Daniel Walker Howe, winner of the 2008 Pulitzer Prize for What Hath God Wrought: The Transformation of America, 1815–1848 (Oxford 2007), is the Rhodes Professor of American History Emeritus at Oxford University, and Professor of History Emeritus at the University of California, Los Angeles.
Cyndi Howells is the owner of Cyndi’s List, which has twice been voted the best genealogy site on the World Wide Web and has had more than five million visitors. She is also the author of Netting Your Ancestors , a bestselling book on genealogical research on the Internet.
Tim W. Hrastar is the author of William Preston Mayfield Photographer (Viewpoint Publications, Dayton).
Mr. Hubbard, formerly an associate editor of Newsweek , is now an associate professor of finance and journalism and director of the INGAA Business Communications Program at the University of Missouri. For further reading: The History of the American Sailing Navy
Professor Hubbard is chairman of the Magazine Department al Syracuse University. He is the author of a history of banking and westward expansion entitled Banking in Mid-America (Public Affairs Press, 1969).
A Louisiana historian and collector, Mr. Huber wrote “Heyday of the Floating Palace,” an article about early Mississippi steamboats, in the October, 1957, AMERICAN HERITAGE . All illustrations are from the collection of the author except the tableau scene on page 20, which appeared in Harper’s Weekly for March 29,
Charles Evans Hughes, Sr. (1862-1948) served as Governor of New York (1907–1910), Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States (1910–1916), United States Secretary of State (1921–1925), and the 11th Chief Justice of the United States (1930–1941). He was the Republican candidate in the 1916 U.S. Presidential election, losing to Woodrow Wilson. Hughes was an
Ruth Hume has written several articles on music and American culture for AMERICAN HERITAGE . For further reading: Humbug: the Art of P. T. Barnum , by Neil Harris (Little, Brown and Company, 1973), and Jenny Lind, the Swedish Nightinga
Morton M. Hunt has been writing for magazines since his discharge from the Army Air Force after World War II. In 1956 he was president of the Society of Magazine Writers.
Until his retirement last year, John Clark Hunt had spent over three decades in the West working for the U.S. Forest Service and the Bureau of Land Management. He is currently writing a book on the early years of the Forest Service.
Richard P. Hunt is a reporter who has covered sixty countries and six wars. He also reports on American history.
Tom Huntington is a frequent contributor to Invention & Technology magazine, the former editor of Historic Traveler and American History magazines, and a contributing editor to America in WWII magazine. His writing has appeared in Smithsonian, American Heritage, Yankee, Air & Space/Smithsonian, and many other publications. He is also the author of Pennsylvania Civil War Trails
R. Douglas Hurt is a Smithsonian Fellow in the History of Science and Technology.
James H. Hutson is chief of the Manuscript Division of the Library of Congress. The series will be repeated during 1986 and particularly in 1987, the bicentennial of the Constitutional Convention.
Merritt Ierley is the author of Open House: A Guided Tour of the American Home 1637-Present , published in March by Henry Holt, from which this article is adapted. This fall will see the publication of his book The Comforts of Home (Random House/Clarkson Potter), an extended look at the
Mr. Infield’s article is based on his book The Disaster at Bari , published this month by Macmillan. He wrote another book for Macmillan, Unarmed and Unafraid , a history of aerial reconnaissance (1970).
Julie V. Iovine is a writer based in New York. She often writes on architectural subjects.
—Walter Isaacson is the managing editor of Time magazine and the author of Kissinger: A Biography and a forthcoming biography of Benjamin Franklin.
Marjorie F. Iseman is a free-lance writer who not only grew up in New York hut still lives and works there today.
Maurice Isserman is a Professor of History at Hamilton College who specializes in modern U.S. History, American radical movements, and global exploration and mountaineering. Famous for his writing on the 1960s, Isserman's book, The Other American: The Life of Michael Harrington, was selected as a New York Times Notable Book of the Year. More r
Donald Jackson has written this account of the Yellow Stone primarily from business records of the Chouteau family in the archives of the Missouri Historical Society, St. Louis, and from the voluminous records of the War for Texas Independence. A fuller account may be found in his book Voyage
Kathryn Allamong Jacob, who is assistant historian in the U.S. Senate Historical Office, wrote an account of the Lizzie Borden murder case for us in February/March 1978.
Susan Jacoby is the author of Freethinkers: A History of American Secularism (Metropolitan Books) and the director of the Center for Inquiry—Metro New York.
The biography of Booker T. Washington from which this article is adapted was begun sixteen years ago by Marquis James. Mr. James, who had twice won the Pulitzer prize for history, felt that a full-scale biography of this complicated man, based on Washington’s own papers, local records, and interviews, was long overdue. Mr. James died in 1955 before t
Mr. Jarman, a former newspaperman and staff member of The New Yorker and the Saturday Evening Post , is an instructor at the Famous Writers School in Westport, Connecticut. He wrote “The Great Racetrack Caper,” which appeared in our August, 1968, issue.
—William Jeanes is publisher emeritus of Car and Driver and editor in chief of the new magazine Classic Automobile Register .
Roy Jenkins is one of the four leaders of the Social Democratic party. He is a former chancellor of the exchequer and home secretary, and from 1977 to 1981 he was president of the Commission of the European Communities in Brussels. He is also a leading historian, biographer, and writer on politics.