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Maxine Hong Kingston won the 1976 National Book Critics Circle Award for her novel The Woman Warrior.
Kenneth Finkel is curator of prints at The Library Company of Philadelphia.
Paul H. Downing, the technical expert in this collaboration, is an ex-cavalryman and onetime banker whose avocation is horse-drawn vehicles. Recently he became a professional consultant on carriages, and has supervised the reconstruction of Eighteenth-Century carriages for Colonial Williamsburg. He is now museum curator in this field for the National Pa
Frank Kintrea, a frequent contributor to AMERICAN HERITAGE, got his secondary schooling at Lawrenceville, another all-male, private school.
Jeff Kisseloff is the author most recently of The Box: An Oral History of Television, 1920-1961 (Viking, 1995).
Robert Klara is an editor and freelance writer who lives in Manhattan.
Spencer Klaw teaches journalism at Columbia University and is a frequent contributor to our pages.
—Maury Klein is the author of The Life and Legend of E. H. Harriman . His book Rainbow’s End: The Crash of 1929 will be published in October by Oxford University Press.
Philip Shriver Klein is the head of the history department at the Pennsylvania State University and president of the Pennsylvania Historical Association. Author of several books, he is now at work completing a biography of James Buchanan.
Greg Klerkx wrote Lost in Space: The Fall of NASA and the Dream of a New Space Age .
Horace Knowles, a public relations man, is the editor of Gentlemen, Scholars, and Scoundrels , an anthology taken from more than a century of Harper’s Magazine . For further reading: Americans in Eastern Asia , by Tyler Dennet
Jocelyn W. Knowles is a writer in Sarasota, Florida.
O’Donnell was only one of the graveyards. Later in the war those still alive were moved to labor camps in Japan where many more starved or were worked to death. Altogether about ten thousand Americans made the Death March: one thousand died. Another five thousand died later while in Japanese hands. Donald Knox, who conducted these interviews, is a tel
John Kobler’s most recent book is Otto the Magnificent: A Life of Otto Kahn , published this year by Scribner’s.
Louis W. Koenig is a professor of government at New York University. In 1981 he published a revision of his work The Chief Executive .
The late Avery Kolb held several key governmental posts in defense, Nato, and economic crisis management. A prolific author, his works include a novel and many scholarly articles on history. Our thanks to Bermuda historian Terry Tucker and Mary Skiffington at the Bermuda Archives for their help in finding illustrations.
Philip Kopper is a frequent contributor to American Heritage. A journalist, author, editor, and publisher, he has written numerous books including America’s National Gallery of Art, Colonial Williamsburg, and National Museum of Natural History, which Book World’s lead reviewer called “a museum in itself.”
Michael Korda’s Ulysses S. Grant: The Unlikely Hero has just been published by Eminent Lives.
Mr. Kotker, formerly on the staff of Horizon magazine, is now on editor with the American Heritage book division.
Ken and Pat Kraft are a husband-and-wife writing team from Carmel, California. They ran across Black Bart in old California newspaper files while living in Santa Rosa, doing research for their seventh book, a biography of Luther Burbank to be published soon by Appleton-Century. For further reading: Wi
Rita Kramer is a free-lance editor and writer. She is currently at work on a history of childhood in New York.
Daniel Kramer is currently preparing a book called DEATH VALLEY LIVES.
Robert K. Krick is the author of Conquering the Valley: Stonewall Jackson at Port Republic (William Morris, 1996).
Irving Kristol has been a key figure at such magazines as Commentary , Encounter , and The Reporter . He is currently co-editor of The Public Interest magazine and Henry R. Luce Professor of Urban Values at New York Uni
Lee Kruszewski Palm Desert, Calif.
Andrew Kull, a baseball enthusiast, currently lives in Paris.
Philip B. Kunhardt Jr. was a former managing editor of Life magazine who became known as a writer and producer of historical documentaries for television. With two of his sons, he created Kunhardt Productions that produced films such as "Freedom," an eight-hour series broadcast on PBS stations in 2003; "The American President," a 10-hour series shown on PBS on 2000; and "P. T. Barnum," a three-hou
W. S. Kuniczak was born in Poland and came to the United States in 1950. He is the author of The Thousand Hour Day , a novel about the fall of Poland in World War II. This essay has been adapted from materials in his forthcoming book, My Name Is Million: An Illustrated History of the Poles in
Amber Kunkel 2002 Grand Prize @ Winning Essay Middle School (Grade 6) George H. Moody Middle School Richmond, Virginia Sponsoring Teacher: Glenda Hite
Karen Ordahl Kupperman is Associate Professor of History at the University of Connecticut. Her book Roanoke: The Abandoned Colony was published by Rowman & Allanheld last year. She will take part in a discussion of the Roanoke voyages, the New World environment, and map making on the radio program “Soundings” to be
Wilbur G. Kurtz, artist and historian, is the leading authority on the Battle of Atlanta. In 1934–36 he supervised the restoration of the Cyclorama painting.
Henry I. Kurtz is coauthor, with Burtt Ehrlich, of the forthcoming book The Art of the Toy Soldier and serves as a lead-soldier specialist for Phillips, the New York City auction house.
Keith Kyle is Washington correspondent of The Economist , of London. He took his degree in history at Oxford, where he studied under A. J. P. Taylor. This article is taken from a talk he gave over the B.B.C. some months ago on “The Third Program,” a kind of intelligent man’s radio service which unfortunately has no
Paul G. Labadie is a writer based in Detroit. For information about Alamo Village, call 210-563-2580.
Lawrence Lader, who has written widely on history, is currently at work on a study, as yet unfilled, of radical movements in the United States since 1946. This article is based on material from the book, which will be published by W. W. Norton & Co.
Gavin Lambert is a Hollywood screenwriter and author of Natalie Wood: A Life .
James Lamont, Jr., is a freelance writer now living in the Chicago suburb of Deerfield, Illinois.
Paul Lancaster’s article on the life and times of the American motel appeared in the June/July issue.
Philip Langdon, a senior editor of Progressive Architecture , is the author of A Better Place to Live: Reshaping the American Suburb .
Mr Laning, the well-known muralist, contributed to our pages “Memoirs of a WPA Painter” (October, 1970) and “Spoon River Revisited” (June, 1971). His recent book, The Act of Drawing , was published by McGraw-Hill.
Jack Larkin is Chief Historian at Old Sturbridge Village. This article is adapted from his new book The Reshaping of Everyday Life in the United States, 1790-1840, published by Harper & Row.
Charles J. LaRocca is a retired high school and college level history teacher who founded a student research and reenactment group based on the 124th New York. He has published articles and two books and lives in Montgomery, New York. His most recent work is The 124th New York State Volunteers in the Civil War: A History and Roster.
Harold A. Larrabee is Ichabod Spencer Professor of Philosophy, Emeritus, at Union College, Schenectady. One of his articles in AMERICAN HERITAGE, “ A Near Thing at Yorktown ” (October, 1961), is to be published soon in expanded book form as
Robert Larson, who lives in Hollywood, has had a varied career as artist, scene designer, journalist, motion-picture animator, and studio executive. In recent years he has devoted himself to scholarly pursuits, and is now engaged in research on the early history of Los Angeles. Illustrations on pages 107-108 are reprinted by permission of Alfred A. Knop
Cedric A. Larson was a Stanford graduate and veteran of the Navy. He is the co-author of Words That Won the War; an examination of the papers of the Creel "Committee on Public Information."
—From Miss Sullivan’s letter written that next day
Abraham H. Lass, who died in 2001 at the age of 93, was an educator and writer whose books, articles and 40 years as an unorthodox teacher and outspoken principal made him one of the New York City school system's best-known personalities. He served 16 years as the principal of Abraham Lincoln High School in Brighton Beach, and wrote articles for The Ne
Clarence J. Laughlin, a writer-photographer who lives in New Orleans, has had his Louisiana plantation material exhibited in over sixty museums and university art galleries throughout the U. S.; some of it has been shown abroad by the State Department. He is the author of Ghosts along the Mississippi , published by Charl
Steven F. Lawson is an associate professor of history at the University of South Florida. He is the author of Black Ballots: Voting Rights in the South, 1944-1969 .
Formerly in the educational department of Houghton Mifflin, Mr. Le Roy is now Director of the Washington State Historical Society. He is preparing a book, entitled In Search of History , which will include a chapter on Alfred Downing.
“History has always been a principal interest of mine,” says Mr. Leach, “and I have more or less concentrated on colonial America.” A retired businessman, he is now a resident of Nutley, New Jersey.
Tom LeCompte is a writer at Air and Space magazine who authored The Last Sure Thing: The Life and Times of Bobby Riggs in 2003. LeCompte's articles have been published in The Economist, Popular Science, and other noted publications.
Jane Mersky Leder is currently writing a book about love, sex, and World War II; you can reach her to share your own wartime experience at firstname.lastname@example.org .
These definitions were drawn from A Glossary of Colonial American Words by Richard M. Lederer, Jr.
A Connecticut Yankee by birth, W. Storrs Lee is a free-lance writer who now “commutes” between homes in Maine and in Hawaii. He wrote Yankees of Connecticut (1957), Great California Deserts (1963), and The Islands (1966).
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Sandra Leff is director of research at the Graham Gallery in New York City.
Godfrey D. Lehman (1916-2010) was a salesman and journalist whose passion was the jury system. In 1997, he authored the book We the Jury: The Impact of Jurors on Our Basic Freedoms : Great Jury Trials of History
A steady contributor to American Heritage, David Lehman has written both poetry and nonfiction books. He edited The Oxford Book of American Poetry and helped found The Best American Poetry, an annual collection of American poems, in 1988. In 1990, the American Academy of Arts and Letters awarded Lehman an Academy Award in literature, and his latest works include Y
—John Lehman, Secretary of the Navy in the Reagan administration, has just published On Seas of Glory , a history of the U.S. Navy.
Besides writing about early American cooking, Ann Leighton also grows some of its ingredients in the seventeenthcentury garden of the John Whipple House, Ipswich, Massachusetts, just declared a National Historic Landmark. This article is based on a chapter of her forthcoming book, For Meate and Medicine , to be publishe
ChrisTina Leimer, author of the Web site The Tombstone Traveller’s Guide , writes and lectures on American funeral practices. For more information on Hollywood Forever Cemetery, call 323-469-1181.
Nicholas Lemann has been the Dean and Henry R. Luce Professor at the Columbia School of Journalism since 2003. Lemann began his journalism career as a 17-year-old writer for an alternative weekly newspaper there, the Vieux Carre Courier. He graduated magna cum laude from Harvard College in 1976, where he concentrated in American history and literature and was president of the Harvard Crimson.
Edward G. Lengel, the Editor in Chief of The Papers of George Washington and Professor at the University of Virginia, is author most recently of To Conquer Hell: The Meuse-Argonne, 1918 (Henry Holt and Co. 2008). He is the author of General
Novelist, essayist, and professor of English at McGill University in Montreal, Hugh MacLennan has five times won the Governor General’s Award, Canada’s counterpart to the Pulitzer prize. He is best known in the United States for his widely acclaimed novel, The Watch That Ends the Night . “By Canoe to Empire” will
Born in Toronto, Michael Lennick is a documentary filmmaker who has written and directed film and television series on space travel and technology for over 25 years. He is currently president and CEO of Foolish Earthling Productions, which has produced programming for The Discovery Channel, PBS, and other channels. His documentary "Dr. Teller's Ve
Thomas C. Leonard, an assistant professor of history at Columbia University, has recently completed work on a book entitled Above the Battle: War Making in America from Appomattox to Versailles . This article is adapted from an essay that originally appeared in American Quarterly .
John Leonard is the television critic for New York magazine. This essay was adapted from Smoke and Mirrors: Violence, Television and Other American Cultures , just published by the New Press.
Aldo Leopold was an American ecologist, forester, and environmentalist. He was a professor at the University of Wisconsin and is best known for his book A Sand County Almanac, which has sold over two million copies.
Edward E. Leslie is the author of Desperate Journeys, Abandoned Souls: True Stories of Castaways and Other Survivors . His Quantrill biography is forthcoming from Random House.
William E. Leuchtenburg, a prominent 20th century historian, is the William Rand Kenan, Jr. professor emeritus of history at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill. He has won the Bancroft and Parkman prizes, and has written numerous books on Franklin D. Roosevelt, Herbert Hoover, and the New Deal. He won the 2007 North Carolina Award for Literature.
Stuart Leuthner designs Chronos , the magazine for the connoisseur of fine timepieces. His latest book, Starlight on the Rails , will be published next year by HarperCollins.
Alexandra Lee Levin, granddaughter of Fanny Knight, lives in Baltimore. She is now at work on a study of English women playwrights of the eighteen century.
Mr. Levine, an associate professor of history at Berkeley, is the author of Defender of the Faith , a study of William Jennings Bryan (1965), and co-editor of The Shaping of Twentieth Century America (1965) and The National Temper (1968). He is current
David Levine is a freelance writer whose work has been published in the New York Times, American Heritage, Sports Illustrated and many other publications. He is a contributing writer at Hudson Valley Magazine, Arrive and Governing, among other publications. He is the author or co-author of six books about sports, among them Life on the Rim
Before becoming a professor of business history at the University of Michigan in 1966, David L. Lewis spent twelve years on the public relations staffs of Borden’s, Ford, and General Motors. He has published numerous articles on Henry Ford and his company in automotive journals and various other periodicals.
Michael Lewis, a senior editor at The New Republic and the author of Liar’s Poker , has just finished his first novel, The Troublemaker.
Philip H. Liberman, M.D. New York, N.Y.
Grace Lichtenstein is the Rocky Mountain correspondent for the New York Times .
Sir Basil (known as Capt. B.H. Littell Hart before he was knighted in 1966) was one of the 20th Century's foremost authorities on military tactics and strategy, and especially on mechanized warfare. After being highly decorated during World War I and surviving a gas attack, he retired from the British Army in 1927. Liddell Hart worked as the Military Cor
Paul R. Lilly has been a schoolteacher, a parole officer, and a construction worker in West Virginia. Now retired, he lives in Lewisburg.
David Lindsay is the author of Madness in the Making: The Triumphant Rise and Untimely Fall of America’s Show Inventors (Kodansha International, 1997).
Les Line is editor of Audubon , the magazine of the National Audubon Society, and is writing books on The World of the Nature Photographer and on the history and natural history of the Great Lakes region.