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William W. Wade is at present deputy director of the Voice of America’s Munich Program Center. He is a former foreign correspondent and associate editor of Foreign Policy Association publications. For further

Wade, William W.

Richard Clement Wade (1921 – 2008) was an American urban studies professor and an advisor to many Democratic politicians and candidates, including Robert F. Kennedy. His unique approach to social science

Wade, Richard C.
Wahlgren, Erik is member for American Heritage site since 2011.
Wahlgren, Erik

Mark Walczynski is a retired adjunct faculty member at Illinois Valley Community College and the Park Historian for the Starved Rock Foundation, located at Starved Rock State Park in Utica, Illinois.


Walczynski, Mark

Malvin Wald was a screenwriter most famous for the 1948 police drama The Naked City, for which he was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Story. 

Mr. Wald wrote over 150 scripts for motion pictures

Wald, Malvin

Steven Waldman is a journalist, digital content pioneer, entrepreneur, and President and Co-Founder at Report for America, a nonprofit dedicated to strengthening our communities and democracy through local

Waldman, Steven

Terry Waldo is a jazz and ragtime pianist and the author of This Is Ragtime (Da Capo Press).

Waldo, Terry

Mr. Waldron first encountered llie legend of Richard Harding Davis in tlie reminiscences of a night city editor on tlic Newark, New Jersey, Star Ledger , for which he was a specialfeatures writer, rewrite

Waldron, Robert

John Walker, author and critic, was formerly the director of the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C.

Walker, John

Charles J. Errico is a professor of history at Northern Virginia Community College; J. Samuel Walker is the historian for the Nuclear Regulatory Commission.

Walker, J. Samuel
Walkins, T. H. is member for American Heritage site since 2011.
Walkins, T. H.

Dr. Wall, professor of history and dean at Grinnell College, is the first scholar to gain access to the Carnegie papers held by the United States Steel Company. The resulting biography, Andrew Carnegie ,

Wall, Joseph Frazier

Paul A. W. Wallace, editor of Pennsylvania History , is author of several books on Indian and Colonial history. Inset drawings are by Ray Fadden, present-day Mohawk. They represent traditional ways of

Wallace, Paul A. W.

Carol McD. Wallace is a free-lance writer based in New York.

Wallace, Carol Mcd.

Edward S. Wallace, who contributed “ The Gray-Eyed Man of Destiny ” to the December, 1957, issue of AMERICAN HERITAGE , is the author of several books, among them (with Major General John K. Herr) The Story

Wallace, Edward S.

Gregory Wallance is a lawyer and writer in New York City. He is the author of Papa’s Game, about the theft of the French Connection heroin, which received a nonfiction nomination for an Edgar Allan Poe Award,

Wallance, Gregory
Walston, Patrick is member for American Heritage site since 2016.
Walston, Patrick

John Walton teaches in the education department of Johns Hopkins University and is the author of John Filson of Kentucke , to be published this year by the University of Kentucky Press.

Walton, John

Nathan Ward is an author and journalist who served as an editor at American Heritage. In 2010 Ward published Dark Harbor: The War for the New York Waterfront. Ward frequently writes for The New York Times, and

Ward, Nathan
Andrew S. Ward is the author of The Slaves' War: The Civil War in the Words of Former Slaves, Our Bones are Scattered: The Cawnpore Massacres and The Indian Mutiny Of 1857, Dark Midnight When I Rise: The
Ward, Andrew S.

A former editor of AMERICAN HERITAGE, Geoffrey Ward is an author and screenwriter of various documentaries on American history. He wrote the television mini-series The Civil War with Ken Burns and has

Ward, Geoffrey C.
Ward, Geoffrey is member for American Heritage site since 2011.
Ward, Geoffrey

A pioneer in the field of women’s history and a leading feminist biographer, Susan Ware is the author and editor of numerous books on twentieth-century U.S. history. Educated at Wellesley College and Harvard

Ware, Susan
Warinner, Emily V. is member for American Heritage site since 2011.
Warinner, Emily V.
Warner, Oliver is member for American Heritage site since 2011.
Warner, Oliver

Elaine Warner is a writer living in Edmond, Oklahoma.

Warner, Elaine

Jack D. Warren, Jr. is a historian and the editor-in-chief of The American Crisis, a journal of history and commentary. He is also the author of The Presidency of George Washington, America's First Veterans, 

Warren, Jack D.


Warren, Robert Penn
Washburn, Wilcomb E. is member for American Heritage site since 2011.
Washburn, Wilcomb E.

The author of dozens of works for stage and screen, Dale Wasserman (1914-2008) is perhaps best known for Man of La Mancha, his Tony-winning book about Miguel Cervantes and his famous character, Don Quixote.

Wasserman, Dale
Watkins, T.h. is member for American Heritage site since 2011.
Watkins, T.h.

One of the foremost chroniclers of the American West, T. H. Watkins was an editor at American Heritage for six years and a long-time contributor. He also served as Editor of Wilderness magazine for fifteen

Watkins, T. H.

Bruce Watson is a Senior Editor of American Heritage and the author of the critically-acclaimed books Freedom Summer, Sacco and Vanzetti: The Men, The Murders, and The Judgment of Mankind, and Bread and Roses:

Watson, Bruce

John S. Watterson is writing a book on early reform movements in football.

Watterson, John S.

Jack Waugh is a free-lance writer who lives in Elkins, Virginia, not far from the Canaan Valley.

Waugh, Jack

Mrs. Dorothy G. Wayman was a newspaperwoman who covered the Sacco-Vanzetti trial for the Boston Globe. She was also the author of Cardinal O'Connell of Boston (1958) and numerous articles for various journals.

Wayman, Dorothy G.
Weaver, Amy E. is member for American Heritage site since 2011.
Weaver, Amy E.

“I was graduated from, college in June, 1932,” John D. Weaver writes, “and came home to Washington, D.C., to find the shabby environs of the Capitol swarming with jobless men in frayed shirts, faded jeans, and

Weaver, John D.

James R. Webb was an American writer who won an Academy Award in 1963 for How the West Was Won.

Webb was born in Denver, Colorado, and graduated from Stanford University in 1930. During the 1930s he

Webb, James R.

The late Jeanne Curtis Webber was for many years a researcher for Fortune magazine, specializing in financial subjects. For further reading and looking: Wall Street, A Pictorial History , by Leonard Louis

Webber, Curtis

Mr. Webster is Curator of History and Art at the Roberson Memorial Center in Binghamton, New York. This is his second appearance in AMERICAN HERITAGE . For further reading: … and Tyler Too—A Biography of

Webster,, Donald B.
Wecter, Dixon is member for American Heritage site since 2011.
Wecter, Dixon

Hensleigh C. Wedgwood retired in 1958 from the world-famous pottery that was founded in 1959 by his great-great-great-great grandfather, who sent Thomas Griffiths to America. Mr. Wedgwood, now a resident of

Wedgwood, Hensleigh C.

James Powell Weeks, Ph.D., was a writer, researcher, editor, and archivist who served as a fellow at the papers of the Abraham Lincoln Project, Springfield, IL, and then as editor of the "Civil War Times." Over

Weeks, James

Christopher Weeks, an architectural and garden historian, serves on the Board of Trustees of the Baltimore Museum of Art.

Weeks, Christopher

A professor of English at the University of Michigan, Robert P. Weeks has a summer home on Beaver Island and has made research on the Strang settlement a vacation hobby. Among important printed sources, he

Weeks, Robert P.

John Edward “Eddie” Weems was a historian, author, and journalist born in Grand Prairie, TX in 1924. He had a prolific career as a writer and published many books and articles about Texas and Southwest history

Weems, John Edward

Mr. Weems is a member of the English department at Baylor University in Waco, Texas. He wrote A Weekend in September (Holt, 1957), a fuller treatment of the Galveston hurricane, and contributed “Peary or

Weems, John E.
Wefer, Marion is member for American Heritage site since 2011.
Wefer, Marion

—Caspar W. Weinberger, who was Secretary of Defense from 1981 to 1987, is the chairman of Forbes Inc.

Weinberger, Caspar W.

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