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Budd Schulberg MP (1914 - 2009)

nndb.com... ; Budd Schulberg (March 27, 1914 – August 5, 2009) was an American screenwriter, television producer, novelist and sports writer. He was known for his 1941 novel, What Makes Sa...

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Lyman Kirkpatrick (1916 - 1995)

Lyman Kirkpatrick (1916–1995) served as inspector general and executive director of the CIA. He wrote a number of books about intelligence after his retirement. Lyman B. Kirkpatrick Jr. was ...

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Paul Langdon Ward (1911 - 2005)

Paul Langdon Ward (1911–2005) was an American academic, the fifth president of Sarah Lawrence College from 1960 to 1965. Life Ward was born in 1911 in Diyarbakir in what was then the Ottom...

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Roger Sherman Loomis (1887 - 1966)

Roger Sherman Loomis (October 31, 1887 – October 11, 1966) was an American scholar and one of the foremost authorities on medieval and Arthurian literature. Biography Born to American pare...

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William Attwood (1919 - 1989)

William Hollingsworth Attwood (July 14, 1919 – April 15, 1989) was an American journalist, author, editor and diplomat. Early life Born in Paris, France, he received his education at Choat...

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Peter Yarrow MP

Peter Yarrow (born May 31, 1938) is an American singer who found fame with the 1960s folk music trio Peter, Paul and Mary.[1] Yarrow co-wrote (with Leonard Lipton) one of the group's most famous song...

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George Axelrod MP (1922 - 2003)

George Axelrod (June 9, 1922 – June 21, 2003) was an American screenwriter, producer, playwright and film director, best known for his play, The Seven Year Itch (1952), which was adapted into ...

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Brig. General Francis A. Shoup (CSA) (1834 - 1896)

Francis Asbury Shoup (March 22, 1834 – September 4, 1896) was a lawyer from Indianapolis, Indiana, who decided to become a brigadier general for the Confederate States Army during the American...

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Amy Goodman MP

Amy Goodman (born April 13, 1957) is an American broadcast journalist, syndicated columnist, investigative reporter and author. Goodman's investigative journalism career includes coverage of the East...

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Charles Grodin MP

Charles Grodin (born April 21, 1935) is an American actor, comedian, author, and former cable talk show host. Grodin began his acting career in the 1960s appearing in TV serials including The Virgi...

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Susan Eizabeth Strasberg (1938 - 1999)

Susan Elizabeth Strasberg (May 22, 1938 – January 21, 1999) was an American stage, film and television actress. Strasberg was born in New York City, the daughter of theatre director and dram...

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George / György Tabori MP (1914 - 2007)

George Tabori (May 24, 1914 – July 23, 2007) was a Hungarian writer and theater director. Contents [show] Life and career[edit] Tabori was born in Budapest as György Tábori, ...

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Rabbi Aharon Lichtenstein, Rosh Yeshivah Har Etzion MP

Alon ShvutIsrael

Aharon Lichtenstein (born May 24, 1933) is a noted Orthodox rabbi and rosh yeshiva. Contents [show] Biography[edit] Rabbi Lichtenstein was born in Paris, France, but grew up in the United States, s...

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Barry Commoner (1917 - 2012)

Barry Commoner (May 28, 1917 – September 30, 2012) was an American biologist, college professor, and politician. He ran for president of the United States in the 1980 U.S. presidential electio...

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Leon Sol Wieseltier MP

New York, New York, United States

Leon Wieseltier (/ˈwiːzəltɪər/; born June 14, 1952) is an American writer, critic, philosopher and magazine editor. Since 1983 he has been the literary editor of ...

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Colonel James Gordon (CSA), U.S. Senator (1833 - 1912)

) James Gordon (December 6, 1833 – November 28, 1912) was an American planter, writer, and politician from Okolona, Mississippi. He was a United States Senator for eight weeks, from December 2...

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Amos Elon MP (1926 - 2009)

Amos Elon, Israeli Author, Dies at 82 By ETHAN BRONNER Published: May 25, 2009 JERUSALEM — Amos Elon, an Israeli essayist and author who examined his society’s flaws and myths, explored...

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Ludwig von Mises MP (1881 - 1973)

Ludwig von Mises (1881-1973) by Murray N. Rothbard "Economics deals with society's fundamental problems; it concerns everyone and belongs to all. It is the main and proper study of every citizen....

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Natalia Ginzburg MP (1916 - 1991)

Natalia Ginzburg née Levi (Italian: [nataˈliːa ˈɡintsburɡ]; 14 July 1916, Palermo – 7 October 1991, Rome) was an Italian author whose work explored fa...

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Jerome Lawrence MP (1915 - 2004)

Jerome Lawrence Jerome Lawrence (July 14, 1915 - February 29, 2004) was an American playwright and author. Born Jerome Schwartz in Cleveland, Ohio, he worked for several small newspapers as a rep...

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Eduardo Galeano MP (1940 - 2015)

Es un periodista y escritor uruguayo, una de las personalidades más destacadas de la literatura latinoamericana. Sus libros han sido traducidos a varios idiomas. Sus trabajos trascienden g�...

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Bloeme Evers-Emden MP

Bloeme Evers-Emden (born 26 July 1926, Amsterdam) is a Dutch Jewish teacher and child psychologist who extensively researched the phenomenon of "hidden children" during World War II and wrote four bo...

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Dr. Jur. Hans Kelsen MP (1881 - 1973)

Hans Kelsen (October 11, 1881 – April 19, 1973) was an Austrian American jurist and legal philosopher. He has been regarded as one of the most important German-speaking legal scholars of the 2...

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Karl Kraus MP (1874 - 1936)

Karl Kraus (April 28, 1874 – June 12, 1936) was an Austrian writer and journalist, known as a satirist, essayist, aphorist, playwright and poet. He is regarded as one of the foremost German-la...

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Richard Jay Belzer MP

Richard Jay Belzer (born August 4, 1944) is an American stand-up comedian, author, and actor. He is perhaps best known for his role as John Munch, whom he has portrayed as a regular cast member on th...

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Faye Kellerman MP

Faye Marder Kellerman[1] (born July 31, 1952[2]) is an American author. She is a writer of mystery novels, in particular the "Peter Decker/Rina Lazarus" series, as well as three non-series books, The...

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Jonathan Kellerman MP

Jonathan Kellerman (born August 9, 1949) is an American psychologist, and Edgar and Anthony Award-winning author of numerous bestselling suspense novels. His writings on psychology (and specifically ...

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Alfred Bruno Döblin MP (1878 - 1957)

Wikipedia Biographical Summary: "... Bruno Alfred Döblin (August 10, 1878 – June 26, 1957) was a German novelist, essayist, and doctor, best known for his novel Berlin Alexanderplatz (1...

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Babette Deutsch MP (1895 - 1982)

Babette Deutsch (September 22, 1895 – November 13, 1982) was an American poet, critic, translator, and novelist. Born in New York City, the daughter of Michael and Melanie (Fisher) Deutsch, ...

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Noreena Hertz MP

London, England

Noreena Hertz (born 24 September 1967) is an English author, economist and broadcaster[1][2][3] and currently Professor at the Centre for the Study of Decision-Making Uncertainty at University Colleg...

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Stuart M. Kaminsky MP (1934 - 2009)

Stuart M. Kaminsky (September 29, 1934[1] – October 9, 2009)[2] was an American mystery writer and film professor. He is known for three long-running series of mystery novels featuring the pro...

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Viola Spolin MP (1906 - 1994)

Viola Spolin (November 7, 1906 — November 22, 1994) was an important innovator of the American theater in the 20th century. She created directorial techniques to help actors to be focused in t...

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Hans Augosto Rey MP (1898 - 1977)

Hans Augusto Rey (September 16, 1898 – August 26, 1977) was an illustrator and a writer, known best for the Curious George series of children's picture books that he and his wife Margret Rey c...

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Clara Louise Burnham (1854 - 1927)

The American author Clara Louise Burnham wrote 26 novels between the years 1881 and 1925. Amongst these were Christian Science themed fiction: The Right Princess (1902), Jewel (1903), and The Leaven of...

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Joseph Jefferson Farjeon MP (1883 - 1955)

Joseph Jefferson Farjeon (4 June 1883 – 6 June 1955) was a British writer, journalist and playwright. Farjeon generally wrote thriller and mystery novels, but also authored several plays. One ...

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Joseph Stein MP (1912 - 2010)

Joseph Stein (May 30, 1912 – October 24, 2010[1]) was an American playwright best known for writing the books for such musicals as Fiddler on the Roof and Zorba. Contents [show] Biography[ed...

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Norma Mazer MP (1931 - 2009)

Has written nearly thirty novels and short-story collections for young adults. Her novels, including Missing Pieces, Out of Control, Girlhearts, and the Newbery Honor Book After the Rain, are critica...

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Paul Samuelson, Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences, 1970 MP (1915 - 2009)

Paul Anthony Samuelson (May 15, 1915 – December 13, 2009) was an American economist, and the first American to win the Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences. The Swedish Royal Academies st...

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Moss Hart MP (1904 - 1961)

Moss Hart (October 24, 1904 – December 20, 1961) was an American playwright and theatre director. Early years[edit] Hart was born in New York City and grew up in relative poverty with his En...

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David Remnick MP

David Remnick (born October 29, 1958) is an American journalist, writer, and magazine editor. He won a Pulitzer Prize in 1994 for his book Lenin’s Tomb: The Last Days of the Soviet Empire. Rem...

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Frederick Douglass MP (c.1817 - 1895)

Frederick Douglass (born Frederick Augustus Washington Bailey, February 1818 – February 20, 1895) was an American social reformer, orator, writer and statesman. After escaping from slavery, he b...

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Lewis Edward Yablonsky MP (1924 - 2014)

Dr Lewis Edward Yablonsky was born in Santa Monica, California on Jan 29, 1924 and was 89 when he died of natural causes on January 29 2013, in Santa Monica. Yablonsky was an authority on youth gangs...

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Aaron Andreas Ludwig Joseph Jeiteles MP (1799 - 1878)

Aaron (Andreas) Ludwig Joseph Jeitteles: Physician, poet, and writer; born at Prague Nov. 24, 1799; died at Graz June 17, 1878; son of Judah Jeiteles. Having graduated from the gymnasium of his nativ...

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Jenny Hirsch MP (1829 - 1902)

Jenny Hirsch (25 November 1829 Zerbst – 10 March 1902 Berlin) was a German author and reformer. Jenny Hirsch was born on November 25, 1829 in Zerbst, the daughter of Jakob Hirsch, a merchant...

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Israel Abrahams (1858 - 1925)

Israel Abrahams (b. London, November 26, 1858; d. Cambridge, October 6, 1925) was one of the most distinguished Jewish scholars of his generation. He wrote a number of classics on Judaism, most notab...

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Ben Stein MP

Benjamin Jeremy "Ben" Stein (born November 25, 1944) is an American writer, lawyer, actor and commentator on political and economic issues. He attained early success as a speechwriter for American pres...

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Lionel Abel MP (1910 - 2001)

Lionel Abel was born on 28 November 1910 and died on 19 April 2001, in Manhattan, New York and was an eminent Jewish American playwright, essayist and theater critic. He was also a translator, and was ...

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David Rakoff MP (1964 - 2012)

David Benjamin Rakoff (November 27, 1964 – August 9, 2012) was a Canadian-born American writer based in New York City who was noted for his humorous, sometimes autobiographical non-fiction essay...

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David Reuben, M.D. MP

David Reuben M.D. is a physician and surgeon with a specialty in Psychiatry. He graduated from the University of Illinois College of Medicina and served his residency at the Cook County Hospital in Chi...

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Ian Hideo Levy MP (1950 - d.)

Ian Hideo Levy (リービ 英雄 Rībi Hideo?, born November 29, 1950) is an American-born Japanese language author. He was born in California and educated in Taiwan, Ame...

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Esther Kreitman MP (1891 - 1954)

Yiddish-language novelist and short story writer.

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Israel Joshua Singer MP (1893 - 1944)

Author. Born Yisroel Yehoshua Zinger (or Zynger), he was the brother of writer Isaac Bashevis Singer. Writing in Yiddish, he worked as a journalist in Europe and published his first novel, "Steel and I...

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Abbie Hoffman MP (1936 - 1989)

Dedicated to Abbie: Abbot Howard "Abbie" Hoffman (November 30, 1936 – April 12, 1989) was a political and social activist who co-founded the Youth International Party ("Yippies"). Hoffman wa...

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Ernst Toller MP (1893 - 1939)

Ernst Toller (1 December 1893 – 22 May 1939) was a German left-wing playwright, best known for his Expressionist plays. He served in 1919 for six days as President of the short-lived Bavarian So...

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Mordkhe Schaechter MP (1927 - 2007)

Itsye Mordkhe Schaechter (Yiddish: איציע מרדכי שעכטער; December 1, 1927 – February...

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Edward Lasker MP (1885 - 1981)

Edward Lasker (December 3, 1885 – March 25, 1981) was a leading German-American chess and Go player. He was awarded the title of International Master of chess by FIDE. Lasker was an engineer by ...

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Robert Ettinger ("the father of cryonics") MP (1918 - 2011)

Robert Chester Wilson Ettinger (December 4, 1918[1] – July 23, 2011) was an American academic, known as "the father of cryonics" because of the impact of his 1962 book The Prospect of Immortal...

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Alice Stewart Trillin (1938 - 2001)

Alice Stewart Trillin (May 8, 1938 – September 11, 2001) was an American educator, author, film producer and longtime muse to her husband, author Calvin Trillin. She was also known for her w...

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Calvin Marshall Trillin MP

Calvin Marshall Trillin (born December 5, 1935) is an American journalist, humorist, food writer, poet, memoirist and novelist.[1] Contents [show] Biography[edit] Calvin Trillin was born in Kansas ...

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Delmore Schwartz MP (1913 - 1966)

Delmore Schwartz (December 8, 1913 – July 11, 1966) was an American poet and short story writer. Contents [show] Biography[edit] Schwartz was born in 1913 in Brooklyn, New York, where he als...

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Robert David Quixano Henriques MP (1905 - 1967)

Robert David Quixano Henriques (11 December 1905 - 22 January 1967) was a British writer, broadcaster and farmer. He gained modest renown for two award-winning novels and two biographies of Jewish bu...

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Ayelet Chabon MP

Ayelet Waldman (born December 11, 1964) is a novelist and essayist who was formerly a lawyer. She is noted for her self-revelatory essays, and for her writing (both fiction and non-fiction) about the...

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William Lewis Safire MP (1929 - 2009)

William Lewis Safire[1] (/ˈsæfaɪər/; December 17, 1929 – September 27, 2009)[2] was an American author, columnist, journalist, and presidential speechwriter. He w...

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Hanoch Levin MP (1943 - 1999)

Hanoch Levin (December 18, 1943 – August 18, 1999; Hebrew חנוך לוין), was a prominent Israeli dramatist, theater director, author and poet...

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Leonard Maltin MP

Leonard Michael Maltin (born December 18, 1950) is an American film critic and historian, author of several mainstream books on cinema, focusing on nostalgic, celebratory narratives. He is known for ...

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Felice Leonardo Buscaglia (1924 - 1998)

Published Works: "Love" 1972 "Because I am Human" 1972 "The Way of the Bull" 1973 "The Disabled and Their Families: A Counseling Challenge" 1975 "Personhood: The Art of Becoming Fully Human" ...

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Joan Knapp Heilbroner MP

Joan Heilbroner, best known for her first book, Robert the Rose Horse, which was published in 1962 and has never been out of print, is back. After a hiatus of about 20 years Heilbroner returns with A P...

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Saul Ascher MP (1767 - 1822)

Saul Ascher (1767-1822), a Berlin bookdealer who wrote widely on Jewish political and literary subjects. In so far he regarded Judaism to be constituted by essential principles of faith (Glaubenslehre)...

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Elijah Levita, אליהו בחור MP (1469 - 1549)

Elia Levita (13 February 1469 – 28 January 1549), (Hebrew: אליהו בן אשר הלוי אש&#x...

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Arsène Darmesteter MP (1846 - 1888)

érudit du judaïsme et philologue français du XIX siècle DARMESTETER, ARSÈNE: Table of Contents Earliest Publications. "The Life of Words." French philologis...

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Jacobo Timerman MP (1923 - 1999)

Jacobo Timerman (6 January 1923 – 11 November 1999), born in the Soviet Union, was an Argentine publisher, journalist, and author, who is most noted for his confronting and reporting the atroc...

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Judith Krantz MP

Judith Krantz (born on January 9, 1928) is a Jewish-American novelist who writes in the romance genre. Her works include Scruples, Princess Daisy, and Till We Meet Again. Contents [show] Biography[...

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Mark Halperin MP

Mark Evan Halperin (born January 11, 1965) [1] is the senior political analyst for Time magazine, Time.com, and MSNBC and serves as a board member on the New Hampshire Institute of Politics at Saint An...

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Wilhelm Bacher MP (1850 - 1913)

Wilhelm Bacher (Hungarian: Bacher Vilmos; Yiddish: בִּנְיָמִין־זְאֵב ב&#x...

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Ferenc Molnár MP (1878 - 1952)

He officially changed his name from Neumann to Molnár on February 18th, 1896. Ferenc Molnár (originally Ferenc Neumann; 12 January 1878, in Budapest – 1 April 1952, in New York...

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Salomon Hermann Ritter von Mosenthal MP (1821 - 1877)

Salomon Hermann Mosenthal (born in Kassel, 14 January 1821; died in Vienna 17 February 1877) was a writer, dramatist, and poet of German-Jewish descent who spent much of his life in Austria. He was a...

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Gideon Brecher, Dr. MP (1797 - 1873)

Gideon Brecher (January 12, 1797 – May 14, 1873), also known as Gedaliah ben Eliezer, was an Austrian physician and writer. Brecher was the uncle, by marriage, to Austrian bibliographer and ...

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Israel Zangwill MP (1864 - 1926)

Israel Zangwill Israel Zangwill (21 January 1864 – 1 August 1926) was a British humorist and writer. Contents [show] Early life and education[edit] Zangwill was born in London on 21 January ...

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Emil Ludwig MP (1881 - 1948)

Emil Ludwig (25 January 1881 – 17 September 1948) was a German author, known for his biographies and study of historical "greats."[1] Contents [show] Biography[edit] Emil Ludwig (origina...

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Ilya Ehrenburg MP (1891 - 1967)

Ilya Grigoryevich Ehrenburg (Russian: Илья́ Григо́рьевич Эре...

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Ludwig August Frankl von Hochwart MP (1810 - 1894)

Ludwig August Ritter von Frankl-Hochwart (February 3, 1810, Chrast, Bohemia - March 12, 1893/1894) was a Bohemian-Austrian writer and poet. He was a friend of Nikolaus Lenau. Austrian poet and writer...

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Betty Friedan MP (1921 - 2006)

Betty Friedan (February 4, 1921 - February 4, 2006) was an American writer, activist, and feminist. A leading figure in the Women's Movement in the United States, her 1963 book The Feminine Mystique ...

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Ben Mezrich MP

Ben Mezrich (born February 7, 1969) is an American author from Princeton, New Jersey. Contents [show] Personal life[edit] Mezrich was born in Boston, Massachusetts, the son of Molli Newman, a lawye...

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Itche Goldberg MP (1904 - 2006)

Itche Goldberg (Yiddish: איטשע גאָלדבערג; March 22, 1904 – December 27, 2006) was a Polish-bor...

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Moritz Gottlieb Saphir MP (1795 - 1858)

Moritz Gottlieb Saphir, born Moses Saphir (8 February 1795 in Lovasberény near Székesfehérvár – 5 September 1858 in Baden bei Wien) was an Austrian satirical writer...

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Eleanor Farjeon MP (1881 - 1965)

Eleanor Farjeon (13 February 1881 – 5 June 1965) was an English author of children's stories and plays, poetry, biography, history and satire. Several of her works had illustrations by Edward ...

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Carl Bernstein MP

Carl Bernstein ( /ˈbɜrnstiːn/ BURN-steen; born February 14, 1944) is an American investigative journalist who, at The Washington Post, teamed up with Bob Woodward; the two did th...

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Abram Leon Sachar, HIstorian MP (1899 - 1993)

Abram L. Sachar Abram Leon Sachar (February 15, 1899 – July 24, 1993) was an American historian and founding president of Brandeis University. Contents [hide] 1 Early life and education 2 ...

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Art Spiegelman MP

American comics artist, editor, and advocate for the medium of comics, best known for his Pulitzer Prize-winning comic book memoir, Maus.

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Aharon Ervin Appelfeld MP

Aharon Appelfeld (Hebrew: אהרן אפלפלד‎; born Ervin Appelfeld, February 16, 1932) is an Israeli novelist. He was awarded the ...

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Isaac Leopold Rice MP (1850 - 1915)

Isaac Leopold Rice (February 22, 1850 – November 2, 1915) was a German American businessman, musicologist, and chess patron and writer. In 1899 he founded the Electric Boat Company, which prod...

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Ksawery Grigoriewitsch Tartakower MP (1887 - 1956)

Ksawery Tartakower (also known as Saviely or Savielly Tartakower in English, less often Xavier Tartacover or Xavier Tartakover; 1887–1956) was a leading Polish and French chess grandmaster. He...

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Yehonatan Gefen MP

Yehonatan Geffen , יהונתן גפן also known as Yonatan Gefen, is an Israeli author, poet, songwriter, journalist, and playwright. Yehonatan G...

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Berthold Auerbach MP (1812 - d.)

Berthold Auerbach (28 February 1812 – 8 February 1882) was a German-Jewish poet and author. He was the founder of the German "tendency novel", in which fiction is used as a means of influencin...

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Sir Stephen Spender MP (1909 - 1995)

Sir Stephen Harold Spender CBE (28 February 1909 – 16 July 1995) was an English poet, novelist and essayist who concentrated on themes of social injustice and the class struggle in his work. H...

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Paul Krugman, Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences, 2008 MP

Paul Robin Krugman (born February 28, 1953) is an American economist, Professor of Economics and International Affairs at the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs at Princeton Un...

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Jack Abramoff MP

Jack Allan Abramoff (/ˈeɪbrəmɒf/; born February 28, 1958) is a former American lobbyist, businessman, movie producer and writer.[1][2] He was at the center of an extensive...

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Georg Moritz Ebers MP (1837 - 1898)

Georg Moritz Ebers (Berlin, March 1, 1837 – Tutzing, Bavaria, August 7, 1898), German Egyptologist and novelist, discovered the Egyptian medical papyrus, of ca. 1550 BCE, named for him (see Eb...

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Harry Golombek MP (1911 - 1995)

Obituary: Harry Golombek ( ) Harry Golombek, chess-player and journalist: born London 1 March 1911; International Grandmaster, three times British Chess Champion; died 7 January 1995. Harry Golombe...

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John Frederick Stossel MP

John F. Stossel (born March 6, 1947) is an American consumer reporter, investigative journalist, author and libertarian columnist. In October 2009, Stossel left his long-time employment at ABC News t...

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