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Zelda Fitzgerald MP (1900 - 1948)

She was the daughter of an Alabama Supreme Court Judge. She was an icon of the 1920s—dubbed by her husband "the first American Flapper". After the success of his first novel This Side of P...

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Octavia Le Vert, Belle of the South (1811 - 1877)

Noted 19th Century Author. She was the first Alabama writer to achieve national acclaim. Almost forgotten today, Octavia Walton Le Vert (1810-1877) was a famous socialite and writer during th...

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Marie Bankhead Owen (1869 - 1958)

Marie Bankhead Owen (September 1, 1869 – March 1, 1958) was Director of the Alabama Department of Archives and History for over three decades, as well as a documentarian of Alabama history...

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Martha Ellicott Tyson (1795 - 1873)

Martha Ellicott Tyson (September 13, 1795 — March 5, 1873) was an Elder of the Quaker Meeting in Baltimore, anti-slavery and women's rights advocate, author of the first biography of Benjami...

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Anna Ella Carroll (1850 - 1894)

Anna Ella Carroll (August 29, 1815 near Pocomoke City, Maryland, United States – February 19, 1894 in Washington, D.C.) was an American politician, pamphleteer and lobbyist. She played a sig...

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Madeleine L'Engle (1918 - 2007)

Madeleine L'Engle (/ˈmædəlɪn ˈlɛŋɡəl/; November 29, 1918 – September 6, 2007; née Camp) was an American writer best known ...

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Mabel Osgood Wright (1859 - 1934)

Mabel Osgood Wright (26 January 1859 – 16 July 1934) was an American author. Wright pioneered bird protection by establishing Birdcraft Sanctuary in 1914, near her home in Fairfield. The refug...

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Gertrude Buck (1871 - 1922)

Gertrude Buck (Kalamazoo, Michigan, July 14th, 1871 - 1922) was one of a group of powerful female rhetoricians of her time. She strived to inspire young women to take on leadership roles within the d...

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Helen Thomas (1920 - 2013)

Helen Amelia Thomas (August 4, 1920 – July 20, 2013) was an American author and news service reporter, member of the White House press corps and opinion columnist. She worked for the United Pr...

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Caroline Bartlett Crane (1858 - 1935)

Caroline Bartlett Crane (August 17, 1858 – March 24, 1935) was an American Unitarian minister, suffragist, civic reformer, educator and journalist. She was known as "America's housekeeper" for...

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Elizabeth Margaret Chandler (1807 - 1834)

Elizabeth Margaret Chandler (December 24, 1807 – November 2, 1834) was an American poet and writer from Pennsylvania and Michigan. She became the first female writer in the United States to ma...

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Sigurd Olson, Naturalist (1899 - 1982)

Sigurd F. Olson (April 4, 1899 – January 13, 1982) was an American author, environmentalist, and advocate for the protection of wilderness. For more than thirty years, he served as a wildernes...

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Prynce Hopkins (1885 - 1970)

Prynce Hopkins (March 5, 1885 - August 1970), who was born Prince Charles Hopkins, was an American Socialist, pacifist and author of numerous psychology books and periodicals. He was jailed and fin...

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James Fenimore Cooper MP (1789 - 1851)

Wikipedia Biographical Summary: "... James Fenimore Cooper (September 15, 1789 – September 14, 1851) was a prolific and popular American writer of the early 19th century. He is best remembered...

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Lynne Anne Cheney MP

District of Columbia, United States

Lynne Ann Cheney (née Vincent; born August 14, 1941) is the wife of former United States Vice President Dick Cheney and served as the Second Lady of the United States from 2001 to 2009. She is a...

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Edgar Saltus (1855 - 1921)

Edgar Evertson Saltus (October 8, 1855 – July 31, 1921) was an American writer known for his highly refined prose style. His works paralleled those by European decadent authors such as Huysman...

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Madison Grant (1865 - 1927)

Madison Grant (November 19, 1865 – May 30, 1937) was an American lawyer known primarily for his work as a eugenicist and conservationist. As a eugenicist, Grant was responsible for one of the ...

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Paul Leicester Ford (1865 - 1902)

Paul Leicester Ford (March 23, 1865 - May 8, 1902) was an American novelist and biographer, born in Brooklyn. Life and work He was the great-grandson (through his mother's family) of Noah Webster...

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Hanz Zinsser (1878 - 1940)

Hans Zinsser (November 17, 1878 – September 4, 1940) was an American bacteriologist and a prolific author. He was the author of over 200 books and medical articles, and was a member of a number ...

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Robert Egerton Swartwout (1905 - 1951)

Robert Egerton Swartwout (July 2, 1905 – June 2, 1951) was an American-born author, poet, cartoonist, and coxswain. He was the only son of American architect Egerton Swartwout and British-born...

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Henry E. Bliss (1870 - 1955)

Henry Evelyn Bliss (January 29, 1870 – August 9, 1955) was the author of a classification system he called Bibliographic Classification which is often abbreviated to BC and is sometimes called...

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Henry Wadsworth Longfellow MP (1807 - 1882)

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (February 27, 1807 – March 24, 1882) was an American poet whose works include "Paul Revere's Ride", The Song of Hiawatha, and "Evangeline". He was also the first Ameri...

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Julia Ward Howe MP (1819 - 1910)

Julia Ward Howe, little known today except as author of "The Battle Hymn of the Republic," was famous in her lifetime as poet, essayist, lecturer, reformer and biographer. She worked to end slavery, ...

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Emily Dickinson MP (1830 - 1886)

Emily Elizabeth Dickinson was born on December 10, 1830 in the quiet community of Amherst, Massachusetts, the second daughter of Edward and Emily Norcross Dickinson. Emily, Austin (her older brother)...

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Louisa May Alcott MP (1832 - 1888)

Louisa May Alcott is known worldwide as the author of Little Women, but less known is the fact that she served as a volunteer nurse during the civil war, seeing action in the battle of Fredericksburg. ...

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Robert Lee Frost MP (1874 - 1963)

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Robert Lee Frost (March 26, 1874 – January 29, 1963) was an American poet. He is highly regarded for his realistic depictions of rural life and his comman...

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Walter Barton Leach (1900 - 1971)

A graduate of Harvard College and Harvard Law School, where he received his degree cum laude and served as Note Editor of the Law Review. In 1929, he joined the faculty as an instructor, and became Pro...

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Henry David Thoreau MP (1817 - 1862)

Quote from Henry David With every child begins the world again. ---------------------------------- A descendant of Mayflower passenger, Richard Warren. Henry David Thoreau was born 12 July 1817 i...

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Ralph Waldo Emerson MP (1803 - 1882)

American author, poet, and philosopher Ralph Waldo Emerson first formulated the philosophy of Transcendentalism. His essay "Nature" expresses this philosophy. He also wrote "The Concord Hymn" and coi...

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John R. Commons (1862 - 1945)

John Rogers Commons (/ˈkɑːmənz/; 1862–1945) was an American institutional economist, progressive and labor historian at the University of Wisconsin–Madison. ...

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Euell Theophilus Gibbons (1911 - 1975)

from: Wikipedia Euell Theophilus Gibbons (September 14, 1911 – December 29, 1975) was an outdoorsman and proponent of natural diets during the 1960s. He was born in Clarksville, Texas, on Se...

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Ellen Hayes (1851 - 1930)

Ellen Amanda Hayes (September 23, 1851 – October 27, 1930) was an American mathematician and astronomer. She was a controversial character for not only being a female professor, but also e...

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John F. Melby (1913 - 1992)

John Fremont Melby (July 1, 1913 – December 18, 1992) was a United States diplomat, who served in Russia from 1943 to 1945 and in China from 1945 to 1948. He held other positions with the Depa...

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Laurence Perrine (1915 - 1995)

Laurence Perrine (1915–1995) was a Southern Methodist University professor whose literature textbooks became standard works nationwide. Perrine earned B.A. and M.A. degrees from Oberlin Coll...

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C. Martin Wilbur (1908 - 1997)

C. Martin Wilbur (1907–1997) was the George Sansom Professor of Chinese History at Columbia University from 1947 to 1976. Life Born in Dayton, Ohio, Wilbur went at an early age with his pare...

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Robert Maynard Hutchins (1899 - 1977)

Robert Maynard Hutchins (also Maynard Hutchins) (January 17, 1899 – May 17, 1977), was an American educational philosopher, dean of Yale Law School (1927–1929), and president (1929 ...

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James Fairchild (1817 - 1902)

James Harris Fairchild (1817–1902) was an American educator, author, and former president of Oberlin College. Biography Fairchild was born in Stockbridge, Massachusetts, on November 25, ...

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Jim Fixx (1932 - 1984)

James Fuller "Jim" Fixx (April 23, 1932 – July 20, 1984) was an American who authored the 1977 best-selling book The Complete Book of Running. He is credited with helping start America's fitne...

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Anna Julia Cooper (1858 - 1964)

Anna Julia Haywood Cooper (Raleigh, August 10, 1858 – February 27, 1964) was an American author, educator, speaker and one of the most prominent African-American scholars in United States hi...

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Angelina Weld Grimke (1880 - 1958)

Angelina Weld Grimké (February 27, 1880 – June 10, 1958) was an African-American journalist, teacher, playwright and poet who was part of the Harlem Renaissance; she was one of the firs...

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Laura Curtis Bullard (1831 - 1912)

Laura Curtis Bullard (1831–1912) was an American writer and women's rights activist. She founded a newspaper called The Ladies' Visitor, and Drawing Room Companion and published two novels wit...

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Allan Nevins (1890 - 1971)

Joseph Allan Nevins (May 20, 1890 – March 5, 1971) was an American historian and journalist, renowned for his extensive work on the history of the Civil War and his biographies of such figures...

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Bob Pease (1940 - 2011)

Robert Allen Pease (August 22, 1940 – June 18, 2011) was an analog integrated circuit design expert and technical author. He designed several very successful "best-seller" integrated circuits,...

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Rose Elizabeth Cleveland MP (1846 - 1918)

Rose Elizabeth Cleveland First Lady of president Grover Cleveland for 2 years From Wikipedia: Rose Elizabeth Cleveland (June 13, 1846 - November 22, 1918), was the First Lady of the United States...

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Margit Kaffka (1880 - 1918)

Apja Kaffka Gyula (1851-1886) főügyész volt, de korán meghalt, így a család szerény körülmények között élt. An...

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Hollis Godfrey (1874 - 1936)

Hollis Godfrey (born 1874 in Lynn, Massachusetts – January 17, 1936) was an author, teacher, engineering consultant, and president of the Drexel Institute of Art, Science and Industry. Early...

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Fitzedward Hall (1825 - 1901)

Fitzedward Hall (March 21, 1825 - February 1, 1901) was an American Orientalist, and philologist. He was the first American to edit a Sanskrit text, and was an early collaborator in the Oxford Englis...

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Boris Vian (1920 - 1959)

Boris Vian était un écrivain français, poète, parolier, chanteur, critique et musicien de jazz (trompettiste).

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Vereen M. Bell (1911 - 1944)

Vereen M. Bell (5 October 1911 – 26 October 1944) was an American novelist and naval officer, who was killed on active duty during World War II. Early life Born in Cairo, Georgia, he gradu...

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Russell Wheeler Davenport (1899 - 1954)

Russell Wheeler Davenport (1899—April 19, 1954) was an American publisher and writer. Davenport was born in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, the son of Russell W. Davenport, Sr., a vice president of...

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Karin Maria Boye MP (1900 - 1941)

Karin Boye föddes i Göteborg den 26 oktober 1900, men familjen flyttade till Stockholm, och senare (1909) till Huddinge, som ligger strax utanför staden.Redan i Göteborg s...

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Prof. Jan Lion-Cachet MP (1838 - 1912)

Author of many Theological Works and Pioneer of Afrikaans literature (poems and novels): "Sewe duiwels en wat hulle gedoen het" Cachet, Jan Lion, predikant en skrywer. 1838: Gebore op 29 November i...

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Norman Krasna (1909 - 1984)

Norman Krasna (November 7, 1909 – November 1, 1984) was an American screenwriter, playwright, producer, and film director. He is best known for penning screwball comedies which centred on a case...

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Robert Jordan (1948 - 2007)

James Oliver Rigney, Jr, (October 17, 1948 – September 16, 2007) better known under the pen name Robert Jordan, was an American author of epic fantasy. He is best known for The Wheel of Time, ...

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Calder Willingham (1922 - 1995)

Calder Baynard Willingham, Jr. (December 23, 1922 - February 19, 1995)[1] was an American novelist and screenwriter. Before the age of thirty, after just three novels and a collection of short stor...

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William Elliott (1788 - 1863)

) William Elliott (27 April 1788 – February 1863) was a South Carolina writer of non-fiction. Biography He born in Beaufort, South Carolina. He entered Harvard at age 18, and did well. He ...

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Malcolm Lyall-Watson, Dr MP (1939 - 2008)

Modern day adventurer, explorer and author of 29 books bridging science and mysticism. Was instrumental in the international ban on whaling. TV presenter bringing Sumo wrestling to the UK. Tour leader ...

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NP van Wyk LOUW MP (1906 - 1970)

Nicolaas Petrus van Wyk Louw was born at Sutherland on June 11th 1906. He was second in line of four brothers, of which the youngest was W E G Louw the poet. Their parents Von Moltke and Poppie Louw wi...

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Gillian Slovo MP

Gillian Slovo is a South African born novelist, playwright and memoirist. Her novels were at first predominantly of the crime and thriller genres, including a series featuring the detective Kate Baei...

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Olive Emilie Albertina Schreiner MP (1855 - 1920)

Olive Schreiner (24 March 1855 - 11 December 1920) was a South African author, anti-war campaigner and intellectual. She is best remembered today for her novel The Story of an African Farm which has be...

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Thomas Pringle MP (1789 - 1834)

1820 British Settler Thomas Pringle 31, together with his parents and 4 siblings, and his wife Margaret Brown 40, were members of Pringle's Party of 24 Settlers on the Settler Ship Brilliant . Part...

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Eve Palmer MP (1916 - 1998)

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Christian Frederik Louis Leipoldt, Dr MP (1880 - 1947)

C. Louis Leipoldt (28 Desember, 1880 — 12 April, 1947) was 'n bekende, vroeë Afrikaanse digter, geneesheer, plantkundige en joernalis. Hy wen die Hertzogprys in 1935 (saam met W.E.G. Louw...

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Cornelis Jakobus Langenhoven, b8c5d4 MP (1873 - 1932)

Cornelis Jakobus Langenhoven (13 Augustus 1873 - 15 Julie 1932) was 'n Suid-Afrikaanse skrywer, redakteur en politikus. Hy het as skrywersname C.J. Langenhoven en Sagmoedige Neelsie gebruik. Sy rol in ...

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Antjie Samuel (Krog) MP

Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa

Antjie Krog, born October 23, 1952 in Kroonstad, South Africa, is a prominent South African poet, academic and writer. She is best known for her book Country of My Skull, which chronicled the TRC. Wi...

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Noni Jabavu MP (1919 - 2008)

Noni Jabavu Helen Nontando (Noni) Jabavu (20 August 1919[1]-19 June 2008) was a South African writer and journalist, one of the first African women to pursue a successful literary career and the firs...

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Lawrence G Green MP (1900 - 1972)

Lawrence ("Laurie") George Green (1900 – 14 May 1972) Lawrence George Green was the only son and one of the three children of George Alfred Lawrence Green and his wife Katherine, daughter of R...

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Nadine Gordimer, Nobel Prize in Literature 1991 MP (1923 - 2014)

Nadine Gordimer (20 November 1923 - 13 July 2014) was a South African writer and political activist. She was awarded the 1991 Nobel Prize in Literature when she was recognised as a woman "who through h...

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James Percy Fitzpatrick, Sir MP (1862 - 1931)

Sir James Percy FitzPatrick, KCMG (24 July 1862 – 24 January 1931), known as Percy FitzPatrick, was a South African author, politician, mining financier and pioneer of the fruit industry. He aut...

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Jacob Daniël 'Totius' du Toit MP (1877 - 1953)

Totius (TOE-she-us) was the pen name of the Afrikaner poet Jacob Daniël du Toit (Yah-kob Dun-ee-el doo-Toy) (21 February 1877 in Paarl, near Cape Town in South Africa – 1 July 1953, in Pr...

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J.M. Coetzee MP

Adelaide, SA, Australia

John Maxwell Coetzee (born 9 February 1940) is an author and academic from South Africa. He is now an Australian citizen and lives in Adelaide, South Australia. A novelist and literary critic as well a...

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Roy Campbell MP (1901 - 1957)

Roy Campbell, (October 2, 1901 – April 22, 1957) was an Anglo-African poet and satirist. )

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André Brink MP (1935 - 2015)

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Guy Butler MP (1918 - 2001)

Prof. Guy Butler (poet) From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Guy Butler Born 21 January 1918 Cradock, Eastern Cape, South Africa Died 26 April 2001 (2001-04-27) (aged 83) Grahamstown, South Africa...

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Herman Charles Bosman MP (1905 - 1951)

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Charlotte d'Arbaleste, Dame de La Borde MP (1548 - 1606)

Charlotte Arbaleste de la Borde was born into a established Parisian family some years before the conflict between French Catholics and Protestants grew into civil war. In the early 1560s, her father b...

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W. J. Cash (1900 - 1941)

W.J. Cash, or Wilbur Joseph Cash, (May 2, 1900 – July 1, 1941) was an American author and journalist known primarily for his works about the American South. Contents [show] Biography[edit] E...

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A. C. Dixon (1854 - 1925)

Amzi Clarence Dixon (July 6, 1854 – June 14, 1925) was a Baptist pastor, Bible expositor, and evangelist, popular during the late 19th and early 20th centuries. With R.A. Torrey he edited an i...

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Marguerite Duras (1914 - 1996)

Marguerite Duras , nom de plume de Marguerite Germaine Marie Donnadieu, est une écrivaine, dramaturge, scénariste et réalisatrice française.

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Susan Tifft (1951 - 2010)

Susan Tifft (February 14, 1951 — April 1, 2010) was an American journalist, author, and educator. Early life and education Tifft was born to Austin and Elizabeth Tifft in Rumford, Maine, o...

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John Steinbeck IV (1946 - 1991)

John Steinbeck IV (June 12, 1946 – February 7, 1991) was an American journalist and author. He was the second child of the Nobel Prize-winning author, John Steinbeck. In 1965, he was drafted i...

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Anne Tyler (1941 - d.)

Anne Tyler (born October 25, 1941) is a Pulitzer Prize-winning American novelist, short story writer, and literary critic. She has published 19 novels, the best known of which are Dinner at the Homes...

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Noel Perrin (1927 - 2004)

Noel Perrin (September 18, 1927 – November 21, 2004) was an American essayist and a professor at Dartmouth College. Early years Perrin was born on September 18, 1927, in New York City and ...

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Anne Spencer Lindbergh (1940 - 1993)

Anne Spencer Lindbergh (1940—1993), daughter of aviators/authors Charles Lindbergh and Anne Morrow Lindbergh, was an American author, primarily of children's literature. Lindbergh was raised...

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<private> Rubio (Hyman)

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Mac Hyman (1923 - 1963)

Mac Hyman (born Mackenzie Hooks Hyman; August 25, 1923 – July 17, 1963), was an American fiction writer who is known for his best-selling novel No Time for Sergeants, which was adapted into a ...

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Oliver Joseph St John Gogarty MP (1878 - 1957)

Oliver J.St John Gogarty - poet Oliver Joseph St John Gogarty (17 August 1878 – 22 September 1957) was an Irish poet, author, otolaryngologist, athlete, politician, and well-known conversation...

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George Berkeley, Bishop of Cloyne MP (1685 - 1753)

Wikipedia Biographical Summary George Berkeley (12 March 1685 – 14 January 1753), also known as Bishop Berkeley (Bishop of Cloyne) , was an Irish philosopher whose primary achievement was the ...

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Oliver Goldsmith MP (1730 - 1774)

Oliver Goldsmith The son of an Irish protestant clergyman, he graduated from Trinity College, Dublin, in 1749. He studied medicine at Edinburgh and Leiden, but he was unsuccessful as a Doctor. In 175...

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Ian Barbour (1923 - 2013)

Ian Graeme Barbour (October 5, 1923 – December 24, 2013), was an American scholar on the relationship between science and religion. According to the Public Broadcasting Service his mid-1960s I...

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Jerzy Kosiński (1933 - 1991)

Explanation of Józef Lewinkopf/Jerzy Kosiński Kosiński was born Józef Lewinkopf to Jewish parents. He lived in central Poland under a false identity, Jerzy Kosiński...

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Richard Henry Lederer MP

'From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia' Richard Lederer (born May 26, 1938) is an American author, speaker, and teacher. He is best known for his books on the English language and on word play such a...

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Annie Duke MP

Annie Duke (born Anne LaBarr Lederer) is an American professional poker player and author. She holds a World Series of Poker (WSOP) gold bracelet from 2004 and is the leading money winner among women i...

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Georges Bernanos (1888 - 1948)

Georges Bernanos est un écrivain français. Find A Grave Tables des états signalétiques et des services militaires de la Seine (p.4)

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Lieutenant General Sir Francis Tuker KCIE CB DSO OBE (1894 - 1967)

Lieutenant General Sir Francis Ivan Simms Tuker KCIE CB DSO OBE (4 July 1894 – 7 October 1967) was a British Indian Army officer. Military career Educated at Brighton College, of which he ...

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Grace Gallatin Seton-Thompson (1872 - 1959)

Grace Gallatin Seton-Thompson (1872-1959) was married to Ernest Seton Thompson from 1896 to 1935 and her own impressive career as an adventure writer and suffragist demonstrates telling connections bet...

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Pierre Boulle (1912 - 1994)

Pierre Boulle était un écrivain français. Agent de la France libre en Asie du Sud-Est pendant la Seconde Guerre mondiale, il est l’auteur du Pont de la rivière Kwai (...

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Theodor Reik MP (1888 - 1969)

Theodor Reik (May 12, 1888 to December 31, 1969) was an accomplished and prominent psychoanalyst, and one of Sigmund Freud’s first students in Vienna. Among his other accomplishments, Reik wrote...

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