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Murray Bookchin

Murray Bookchin was an American libertarian socialist, political and social philosopher, speaker and writer. For much of his life he called himself an anarchist, although as early as 1995 he privately renounced his identification with the anarchist movement. A pioneer in the ecology movement, Bookchin was the founder of the social ecology movement within libertarian socialist and ecological thought. He was the author of two dozen books on politics, philosophy, history, and urban affairs as well as ecology. Bookchin was a radical anti-capitalist and always favored the decentralisation of so ...


Diana Serra Cary

Diana Serra Cary, known as Baby Peggy, was an American silent movie actress, author, and historian. Cary was one of the last surviving actors from the silent movie area. She retired in 1938. She then wrote books about her career. Cary was born on October 26, 1918 in Merced, California. She studied at Lawlor Professional School and at Fairfax High School. She was raised in San Diego, California. Cary was married to Gordon Ayres from 1938 until they divorced in 1948. Then she was married to Bob Cary from 1954 until his death in 2001. She has one son, Mark Cary. Cary died on February 24, 2020 ...


Roger Ebert

Roger Joseph Ebert was an American movie critic. Eberts reviews appear in newspapers such as the Chicago Sun-Times from April 3, 1967 until his death. Ebert was born on June 18, 1942 in Urbana, Illinois to a Catholic family. Ebert and Chicago Tribune critic Gene Siskel helped make nationally-televised movie reviewing popular. They co-hosted the PBS show Sneak Previews. It was followed by At the Movies which made both of them popular across the country. The two fought and made jokes while talking about movies. They created and trademarked the phrase "Two Thumbs Up," used when both hosts tho ...


Shelby Foote

Shelby Dade Foote, Jr. was an American historian and writer. He was an important person for Civil War documentaries. He wrote many books about the war and Abraham Lincoln. His most famous book about the war was The Civil War: A Narrative.


Richard Hildreth

Richard Hildreth, was an American journalist, author and historian. He is best known for writing his six-volume History of the United States of America, 1849-1853.


Jean Fritz

Jean Guttery Fritz was an American childrens writer and historian. Her parents were Arthur Minton and Myrtle Guttery. They were missionaries. Missionaries are people who set out on a mission to teach others about their religion.

Bert Sugar

Bert Sugar

A cigar-smoker most of his life, Sugar died from cardiac arrest on March 25, 2012. His family was at his bedside in Northern Westchester Medical Center in Mount Kisco, New York. He had spent his remaining years battling lung cancer.