Oliver E. Allen

Born in 1922, Oliver E. Allen was a Harvard graduate and a long-time editor and director of Time-Life Books.

 

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In the most self-consuming of cities, an impressive and little-known architectural legacy remains to show us how New Yorkers have lived and prospered since the days when the population stood at around one thousand Read >>
For two hundred years the United States patent system has defined what is an invention and protected, enriched, and befuddled inventors. As a tool of corporate growth in a global economy, it is now more important than ever. Read >>
On the eve of the Normandy invasion, a training mission in the English Channel came apart in fire and horror. For years, the grim story was suppressed. Read >>
Banished from public view in our cities, this two-hundred-year-old import is alive and well behind the scenes Read >>
Americans have never been so healthy, thanks to advances in medical technology and research. Now we have to learn to deal with the staggering costs. Read >>

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