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A newswriter for a Detroit television station, Wm. B. Decker has written extensively on photographic history.

Backer, Wm. B.

Martha Bacon taught English at the University of Rhode Island, and was the author of the novels, A Masque of Exile and Lament for the Chieftains.

Bacon, Martha
Baida, Peter is member for American Heritage site since 2011.
Baida, Peter

Kendall Bailes of Merriam, Kansas, is a sophomore at Dartmouth College.

Bailes, Kendall

Professor Bailey has written such books as Woodrow Wilson and the Lost Peace, Woodrow Wilson and the Great Betrayal, A Diplomatic History of the American People , and the recently published The American

Bailey, Thomas A.

Beth Bailey is a social/cultural historian and professor at Temple University. Her research has focused on the history of gender and sexuality and on war and society/military institutions in US history; her

Bailey, Beth

This article is adapted from Bernard Bailyn’s forthcoming Voyagers to the West , which will be published by Alfred A. Knopf in the fall. Dr. Bailyn, a professor of history at Harvard, has won the Pulitzer

Bailyn, Bernard

David Haward Bain is the author of Sitting in Darkness , about Philippine-American relations, which was published last year by Houqhton-Mifflin.

Bain, David Haward
Baird, Logan is member for American Heritage site since 2016.
Baird, Logan

James Wesley Baker, a free-lance writer from Eastover, S. C., specializes in the colonial and Revolutionär): history of the South.

Baker, James Wesley

Kevin Baker is an author and journalist whose work frequently covers American history, culture, and sports. His three-part, “City of Fire” historical fiction trilogy—Paradise Alley, Dreamland, and Strivers Row—

Baker, Kevin
Baker, Carlos is member for American Heritage site since 2011.
Baker, Carlos

Wallace C. Baker of Massapequa Park, New York, is publications editor for a Long Island manufacturing concern.

Baker, Wallace C.

A frequent contributor to AMERICAN HERITAGE , Liva Baker is the author of “With All Deliberate Speed,” dealing with the Supreme Court desegregation laws (February, 1973), and “The Burning of Chambersburg”

Baker, Liva

Jean H. Baker is the author of Mary Todd Lincoln: A Biography (W. W. Norton 2008) and a professor of history at Goucher College in Baltimore, Maryland. Her two latest books include Sisters: The Lives of

Baker, Jean H.

Russell Baker was an American writer best known for his satirical commentary and comedic prose. He won his first Pulitzer Prize in 1979 for his "Observer" columns in The New York Times, and won his second

Baker, Russell

An Annapolis graduate, Mr. Baldwin began his newspaper career in 1928 with the Baltimore Sun. He joined the New York Times a year later and soon began specializing in military and naval affairs. He won a

Baldwin, Hanson W.

Scott Banks, a lifelong Alaskan, makes his home in Anchorage.

Banks, Scott

James M. Banner, Jr. holds a B.A. from Yale and a Ph.D. from Columbia, where he studied with Richard Hofstadter.  From 1966 to 1980, he was a member of the history department of Princeton University, which he

Banner, James M.

Lance Banning (1942–2006) was an award-winning historian known for his work regarding the U.S. founding fathers. Banning's first book, The Jeffersonian Persuasion: Evolution of a Party Ideology, was a

Banning, Lance

Phil Barber is a sports journalist and author who has written for Sports Illustrated, the Sporting News, and the San Francisco Chronicle. He has written We Were Champions: The 49ers' Dynasty in Their Own Words

Barber, Phil

James G. Barber, a historian at the National Portrait Gallery, in Washington, D. C., is the author of Andrew Jackson: A Portrait Study . Currently he is surveying the portraits of Henry Clay. The views he

Barber, James G.

Al Barkow, a former editor of Golf magazine , is the author of Golf’s Golden Grind and The Golden Era of Golf .

Barkow, Al

Michael Barkun is a professor in the Maxwell School at Syracuse University. His most recent book is A Culture of Conspiracy , published by the University of California Press.

Barkun, Michael

Dr. Joseph W. Barnes is city historian of Rochester, New ‘York.

Barnes, Joseph W.

Eric W. Barnes (1907-1962) was a former director of the Institute for American Studies at the Free University of Berlin from 1953 to 1957. Barnes returned to the U.S. to teach at the Loomis School in Windsor

Barnes, Eric W.

Lincoln Barnett (1909–1979) was an author and editor, most notably at Life Magazine for many years, and is best known for works explaining the world of science to laymen.

Barnett wrote a number of

Barnett, Lincoln
Barnum, Phineas T. is member for American Heritage site since 2011.
Barnum, Phineas T.
Barol, Bill is member for American Heritage site since 2011.
Barol, Bill

Allen Barra is a sports journalist who writes regularly for The Wall Street Journal. He formerly served as an editor for American Heritage, where he wrote about 20th century sports and popular culture. His 2009

Barra, Allen

David Dean Barrett is a military historian, specializing in World War II. His first book, 140 Days to Hiroshima: The Story of Japan's Last Chance to Avert Armageddon, debuted in April of 2020.


Barrett, David Dean

Wayne Barrett, who formerly worked at the National Geographic, is now a free-lance writer, based in the Washington area.

Barrett, Wayne

An author whose books have won literally dozens of awards, and two of his books have involved him directly in policy-making. The National Academies of Sciences named The Great Influenza: The story of the

Barry, John M.

Mr. Barsness, who teaches English at the University of Montana, is a Western-history enthusiast who has written several books on the West. This article is excerpted from a book he is now writing on the

Barsness, Larry

The author, a graduate of Stanford Law School, is a partner in the New York firm of Gaston Snow Beekman & Bogue.

Bartlett, Joseph W.


Barzini, Luigi

Jacques Barzun, a scholar, teacher, and author, was past president of the National Institute of Arts and Letters. He was known for his studies of the history of ideas and cultural history, and wrote about a

Barzun, Jacques

—Jeanine D. Basinger, a professor of film history at Wesleyan, is the author of Silent Stars .

Basinger, Jeanine D.

Mr. Bassett is a former president of the Sperry Gyroscope Company and a trustee of the New York Stale Historical Association. He makes his home in Ridgefield, Connecticut.

Bassett, Preston R.

Hamilton Basso, though a steady New Yorker contributor and Connecticut resident, is a native o/ Louisiana. His Sun in Capricorn , about Huey Long, helped establish a reputation which ten other books

Basso, Hamilton

Judy Batalion is the author of White Walls: A Memoir About Motherhood, Daughterhood and the Mess in Between, as well as The Light of Days: The Untold Story of Women Resistance Fighters in Hitler's Ghettos, a

Batalion, Judy

Bob Batchelor is a cultural historian and biographer who has published books on Stan Lee, Bob Dylan, The Great Gatsby, Mad Men, and John Updike. His latest, Rookwood: The Rediscovery and Revival of an American

Batchelor, Bob

Bruce Batchelor became a flight-test engineer after serving in the U.S. Army Air Force during World War II. He is now retired in Mountain City, Texas.

Batchelor, Bruce

Stephen Bates is a professor at the Greenspun School of Journalism and Media Studies at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas.

Bates is the author, coauthor, or editor of four books, as well as academic

Bates, Stephen

Dan Baum, previously a staff writer for The Wall Street Journal and The New Yorker, is the author of Nine Lives: Mystery, Magic, Death, and Life in New Orleans and Smoke and Mirrors: The War on Drugs and the

Baum, Dan

Edward Latimer Beach, Jr. (1918 – 2002) was a highly-decorated United States Navy submarine officer and author. Beach's novel, Run Silent, Run Deep, appeared on The New York Times Book Review bestseller list

Beach, Edward L.

Carleton Beals is the author of over 25 books, and is well-known as a lecturer in this country. His latest book, Our Yankee Heritage: New England’s Contribution to American Civilization , was published this

Beals, Carleton

Susan S. Bean is Chief Curator of the Peabody Museum of Salem, Massachusetts, where the ice-trade cup has found a permanent home.

Bean, Susan S.

Emily Morison Beck is the editor of Bartlett’s Familiar Quotations . This article is adapted from the Proceedings of the Massachusetts Historical Society.

Beck, Emily Morison

Elizabeth Becker is an award-winning journalist and the author of several books. Her history When The War Was Over: Cambodia and the Khmer Rouge won accolades from the Robert F. Kennedy book award, while her

Becker, Elizabeth

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