Oliver E. Allen

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

Articles by this Contributor

April/May 1984

Banished from public view in our cities, this two-hundred-year-old import is alive and well behind the scenes

October/november 1984

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.

February/march 1985

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.

September/October 1990

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.

May/June 1991

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