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J. E. Vacha is a retired high school and college teacher who lives in Ohio.

Vacha, J. E.

Mr. Vaill is assistant secretary of Yale University and a habitual reader of AMERICAN HERITAGE .

Vaill, George D.


Valentine, Alan

Frederic F. Van de Water, who lives in Brattleboro, Vermont, is the author of many books. This article is based on his The Captain Called It Mutiny , published by Washburn.

Van De Water, Frederic F.
Van Devanter, Ann C. is member for American Heritage site since 2011.
Van Devanter, Ann C.

JENNIFER VAN HORN is assistant professor of art history and history at the University of Delaware and specializes in early American visual and material culture. 

Van Horn, Jennifer

Charles B. van Pelt is a major m the Air Force; he formerly taught history at the University of Alaska. For further reading: My Head and My Heart , by Helen Duprey Bullock (C. P. Putnam’s Sons, 1945).

Van Pelt, Charles B.
Van Tassel, David D. is member for American Heritage site since 2011.
Van Tassel, David D.

William J. vanden Heuvel, who served as deputy U.S. permanent representative to the United Nations from 1979 to 1981, is president of the Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt Institute and a lawyer and investment

Vanden Heuvel, William J.

Robert L. Vargas is a free-lance writer living in El Paso, Texas, Roth the author and the editors of AMERICAN HERITAGE wish to thank C. Bradford Milchell, former Director of Information for the American

Vargas, Robert L.

Alden Vaughan is an Affiliate Professor at Clark University. In 1994, he became a Professor Emeritus of History at Columbia University, where he taught for over three decades. His research examines British

Vaughan, Alden T.


Vestal, Stanley

This article was adapted from Screening History , published this month by Harvard University Press and based on a series of talks Gore Vidal gave as a participant in Harvard’s William E. Massey Sr. Lectures

Vidal, Gore

Thomas Viets worked at National Security Agency. He lives in Millersville, Maryland.

Viets, Thomas

Geraldine Speez Vigoda (1928-2016) was born in Chicago and moved with her family to the Jackson Heights (New York City) area, where she lived most of her life. Mrs. Vigoda was a history buff and enjoyed

Vigoda, Geraldine

Captain Alan Villiers (1903 – 1982) was an author, photographer, lecturer and Master Mariner. Born in Melbourne, Australia, Villiers first went to sea at age 15 and served as one of the last captains of a

Villiers, Alan

Patricia Volk is the author of the memoir Stuffed: Adventures of a Restaurant Family .

Volk, Patricia

Victor W. von Hagen, a resident of Connecticut, is well-known for his explorations in Central and South America; this article was written while he prepared his forthcoming book, The Highway of the Sun .

Von Hagen, Victor W.

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