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  • Maj. Gen. Beaumont Bonaparte Buck (1860 - 1950)
    Beaumont Buck graduated from the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, Class of 1885. He served in World War I. He retied as a U.S. Army Major General. The United States in the First World War: An...
  • Sir Michael Blundell KBE (1907 - 1993)
    Sir Michael Blundell KBE (7 April 1907 – 1 February 1993) was a Kenyan farmer and politician who served as a member of the Legislative Council from 1948 until 1963, and as Minister of Agriculture in ...
  • Lt Gen. George St.Patrick Lawrence of Lucknow, KCSI, CB (1804 - 1884)
    Lieutenant-General Sir George St Patrick Lawrence KCSI CB (17 March 1804 – 16 November 1884) was an officer in the British Indian Army. Early life Lawrence, third son of Lt.-Col. Alexander Lawren...
  • David Chavchavadze (1924 - 2014)
    David Chavchavadze is an American author and the former CIA officer of Georgian-Russian origin. He was born in London to Prince Paul Chavchavadze (1899–1971) and Princess Nina Georgievna of Russia ...
  • Deborah Vivien Cavendish, Duchess of Devonshire (1920 - 2014)
    Henry IV of England is Deborah Vivien Cavendish (Freeman-Mitford), Duchess of Devonshire's 17th great grandfather!

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Writing a life story is "the invention of me" - and an unreliable source for genealogists.

"A memoir," says Gore Vidal, "is how one remembers one's own life, while an autobiography is history, requiring research, dates, facts double-checked. In a memoir it isn't the end of the world if your memory tricks you and your dates are off by a week or a month as long as you honestly try to tell the truth" (Palimpsest: A Memoir, 1995).

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