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Van Wyck Brooks

Van Wyck Brooks About U.S. historian and critic who wrote about Mark Twain. In 1936, he won the 2nd National Book Award for Non-Fiction for his novel The Flowering of New England. Other Informations He studied at Harvard University, where he published his first book: Verses by Two Undergraduates. In 1937, he won a Pulitzer …

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Rees Davies

Rees Davies About Welsh historian who served as President of the Royal Historical Society and Chairman of the Ancient Monuments Board. His historical publications include Wales: the Age Of Conquest and Lords and Lordship in the British Isles in the Late Middle Ages. Other Informations He studied at Merton College in Oxford before becoming Professor …

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Inca Garcilaso

Inca Garcilaso About Also known as El Inca, he is an important historian and scholar of Peruvian culture. Other Informations After his father died he traveled to Spain. He was a Captain in the Spanish Army. His father was a Spaniard and his mother was a native Incan. He died on the same day as …

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Stephen Ambrose

Stephen Ambrose About American historian and author who wrote biographies of U.S. presidents Dwight D. Eisenhower and Richard Nixon. His other popular historical works include D-Day, June 6, 1944: The Climactic Battle of World War II (1994) and Undaunted Courage: Meriwether Lewis, Thomas Jefferson, and the Opening of the American West (1996). Other Informations He …

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Ibn Khaldun

Ibn Khaldun About Remembered for his tremendous contributions to the modern fields of historiography (historical research methodology), economics, and sociology, this fourteenth-century Islamic Arab historian and philosopher laid out the theory of “asabiyah” (social unity) in his important 1377 work The Muqaddimah. Other Informations He received a superb early education, earning certificates in linguistics, Islamic …

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Milton Friedman

Milton Friedman About Conservative economist whose theories guided President Reagan. He received the 1976 Nobel Memorial Prize in Economics, as well as the National Medal of Science and the Presidential Medal of Freedom (both in 1988). Other Informations He went to Rutgers University in New Jersey, where he studied mathematics with the intention of becoming …

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Wallace Stegner

Wallace Stegner About An American author and historian, he is best known for his 1971 novel, Angle of Repose, and for his 1976 work, The Spectator Bird. He also wrote several short story collections and non-fiction works, many of them on the theme of the American West. Other Informations He taught at the University of …

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Yosef Ben-Jochannan

Yosef Ben-Jochannan About An African-born writer and historian better known as “Dr. Ben,” he became one of the most prominent Afrocentric scholars of the Twentieth Century. His nearly fifty published works focus on the ancient civilizations of the Nile Valley. Other Informations He began serving as chairman of UNESCO’s African Studies Committee in 1945 and …

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Yuval Noah Harari

Yuval Noah Harari About Historian who has earned worldwide acclaim for his 2014 New York Times best-selling book Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind. In 2018, he gave a keynote speech about the future of humankind at the Davos-based World Economic Forum in Congress Hall. Other Informations He earned his PhD in history from Oxford …

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Sami Hadawi

Sami Hadawi About Author and historian who wrote about the effects of the Arab-Israeli War of 1948 on the Palestinian people. His publications include Palestine Partitioned, Bitter Harvest: Palestine, and Palestinian Rights and Losses. Other Informations He worked as an interpreter for the British Army. His book, Land Ownership in Palestine, was re-printed and widely …

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Yuri Lotman

Yuri Lotman About An Estonian literary and semiotics scholar and cultural historian, he became associated with Soviet structuralism following the publication of his 1963 essay, On the Delimitation of Linguistic and Philological Concepts of Structure. His more than eight hundred works include Semiotics of Cinema, Culture and Explosion, and Analysis of the Poetic Text. Other …

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Howard Zinn

Howard Zinn About Perhaps most famous for his bestselling work A People’s History of the United States (1980), this writer, historian, activist, and professor also penned several historically-themed plays, including Emma (1976) and Marx in Soho (1999). Other Informations After fighting in World War II as a bombadier with the U.S. Army Air Forces, he …