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  • Jeffrey Smith (1939 - 2004)
    Jeffrey L. "Jeff" Smith (January 22, 1939 – July 7, 2004) was the author of several best-selling cookbooks and the host of The Frugal Gourmet, a popular American cooking show which began in Taco...
  • Lady Charlotte Elizabeth Guest (1812 - 1895)
    Already fluent in several languages, including Persian, Hebrew, and Latin, she learned Welsh after marrying a Welsh indusrialist. Her translation of Welsh myths, The Mabinogion, was the first printed...
  • Robert Coldwell Wood, U.S. Secretary of Housing and Urban Development (1923 - 2005)
    Robert Coldwell Wood (September 16, 1923 – April 1, 2005) was an American political scientist, academic and government administrator, and professor of political science at MIT. From 1965 to 19...
  • David Hunter Strother, (USA) (1816 - 1888)
    Birth: Sep. 26, 1816 Martinsburg Berkeley County West Virginia, USA Death: Mar. 8, 1888 Charles Town Jefferson County West Virginia, USA Civil War Union Brevet Brigadier General, Artist, Auth...
  • Charles R. Skinner, U.S. Congress (1844 - 1928)
    Charles Rufus Skinner, a Representative from New York; born in Union Square, Oswego County, N.Y., August 4, 1844; attended the common schools and Clinton Liberal Institute; was graduated from Mexico ...


Definition (Oxford Paperback Dictionary Thesaurus 2001)

A writer is a person who has written a particular text, or who writes books or articles as an occupation - the thesaurus lists author, bard, composer, dramatist, journalist, littérateur, novelist, playwright, poet, wordsmith.

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