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Frederick E. Allen

Frederick E. Allen is the Leadership Editor of Forbes.com.  He was a long-time editor of American Heritage, and the Editor of Invention & Technology from 1984 to 2007. 

Articles by this Contributor

How Mount Vernon Rebuilt The First President Read >>
The story of Chicago in the nineteenth century is the story of the making of America, Donald L. Miller says. A new PBS documentary based on a book he wrote shows why. Read >>
TODAY’S OLYMPIC SKI CENTER IS YESTERDAY’S RUGGED AND RAGGED SILVER MINING CAPITAL Read >>
HIGH TECHNOLOGY WELCOMES US INTO THE PAST Read >>
How our technologies are still our allies Read >>
COMPUTERS THAT COULD THINK WERE ONCE RIGHT AROUND THE CORNER. NOW THEY’RE FAR OFF. Read >>
WHY THE TROUBLE IN FLORIDA WAS BOUND TO HAPPEN Read >>
WILLIAM HEWLETT AND THE BIRTH OF SILICON VALLEY Read >>
DID A COMPANY AND A MACHINE SPAWN EVIL? Read >>
Beyond the myth of ever-faster high-tech change and radical new breaks from the past Read >>
And why is it not really so different from patenting anything else? Read >>
And other high-tech debacles and how we learned to cope with them Read >>
The high-tech wonder of 1914—now out of American hands—helps keep the high-tech world of 2000 moving Read >>

"Web only stories" by this contributor

American Heritage celebrates the baby-boom generation with the cover story of its October issue, “Boomer Century,” which will appear as the main feature on AmericanHeritage.com next Tuesday, October 25. The article’s subtitle asks, “What’s going to happen when the most prosperous, best-educated… Read more >>
I just received the following correspondence from David Lander, a friend of and frequent contributor to American Heritage, and thought I'd share it: “Joshua Zeitz, in his piece on The Jazz Singer that went up on AmericanHeritage.com on October 6, refers to the assimilationist aspirations of the… Read more >>