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Geneive Abdo — journalist. Ms. Abdo is currently a Nieman Fellow at Harvard University and the author of No God, But God - Egypt and the Triumph of Islam. She has spent most of the last decade in the Middle East, principally in Cairo. She has been a correspondent for The Guardian, The Economist, The Dallas Morning News and the Reuters news agency. [233-191]

Stacey Abrams — lawyer and romance novelist. Former Deputy Attorney for Government Counsel, Development and Infrastructure for the City of Atlanta, GA, she is now active in electoral politics as a candidate. She also writes award-winning romance fiction under her pen name, Selena Montgomery, the latest of which, Hidden Sins, was published in May, 2006. Ms. Abrams is widely recognized as one of America’s foremost young leaders, with awards for work on policy, taxation and non-profit arenas. A graduate of Yale Law School, Spelman College and a Truman Fellow, she co-founded, edited and contributed to the “Content of Our Character” project and the Ford Foundation’s “Youth Commission on Urban Poverty.” [387-293]

Gerry Adams — Sinn Féin president since 1983. Mr. Adams has served as a member of the British Parliament for West Belfast (from which he abstains) from 1983 to 1992 and 1997 to the present. A prolific writer as well as life-long political activist, Mr. Adams’ A Farther Shore:  Ireland’s Long Road to Peace is his 8th non-fiction book. His fiction, The Street and Other Stories, is also widely praised. Mr. Adams lives in Belfast. [274-232]

Alan Alda — Actor, director, screenwriter, activist and author. Among Mr. Alda’s myriad awards are 6 Emmy’s, 6 Golden Globes, nominations for both an Academy Award and a Grammy. His early fame came as “Hawkeye” Pierce, the character he created over the 11 years M*A*S*H was a smash-hit television series. In addition to writing and directing a number of those episodes, he’s also written and directed many feature films and appeared regularly on Broadway. During 11 years as host of PBS’s Scientific American Frontiers, he engaged his own active curiosity about science. A devoted family man and son of a famous actor, Mr. Alda revisits it all in his best-selling books, Never Have Your Dog Stuffed and Things I Overheard While Talking to Myself. [544a-357]

Bonnie M. Anderson — journalist. A veteran reporter for NBC and CNN, where she rose to the ranks of executive management, Ms. Anderson is author of Newsflash:  Journalism, Infotainment, and the Bottom-Line Business of Broadcast News. In her 27 year news career, she won 7 Emmy Awards and was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize. Ms. Anderson began her career as a print journalist for the “Miami Herald,” the “Miami News” and Gannett Newspapers, before moving to broadcast. She now delivers presentations on how “infotainment” replacing news threatens democracy and she makes media training available to professionals. [305-263]

Ray C. Anderson — CEO, President and Founder, Interface, Inc. It is the world's largest manufacturer of commercial floor coverings, doing business in 110 nations with plants in 6 countries. A pioneering industrialist, Mr. Anderson leads the Next Industrial Revolution toward sustainable (eventually restorative) products and processes. His petrochemical-intensive $1.5B company is profiting from their commitment to zero waste, throughout their supply chain. Mr. Anderson is also Co-chair of the President's Commission on Sustainable Development. He is author of Mid-Course Correction - Toward a Sustainable Enterprise: The Interface Model. [129-83]

Ray Anderson(2)— Industrialist. Mr. Anderson has convincingly demonstrated that genuinely green businesses can be genuinely profitable. Despite claims by vested economic interests that environmental and economic well-being inevitably conflict, the facts clearly demonstrate that sustainable future growth in the econo-sphere rest firmly on compatibility with nature, rather than conflict. Mr. Anderson presents the what and the how in Confessions of a Radical Industrialist.

Walter Truett Anderson — observer and writer. Mr. Anderson is a fellow of the Meridian Institute, an international network of scholars and practitioners concerned with issues of governance, learning, leadership and the future. Editor of The Truth about the Truth: De-confusing and Re-constructing the Postmodern World, and author a number of books including Reality Isn't What It Used to Be and The Future of the Self, Mr. Anderson writes regularly for the Pacific News Service. He is currently president of the World Academy of Art and Science's American division. [151-107]

Walter Truett Anderson(3) — political scientist, journalist, President of the World Academy of Arts and Sciences. The Next Enlightenment is the latest in Dr. Anderson’s series of books about the world being reconfigured by globalization. In it, he explores the intersection of the Western Enlightenment and the Eastern spiritual tradition bearing the same name, offering a new vision of human evolution. Dr. Anderson’s lucid considerations of evolutionary change and the many challenging facets of contemporary life appear as journalism, poetry and books, including most recently All Connected Now, The Future of the Self and Evolution Isn’t What It Used to Be.

Claudine André — founder/president of Les Amis des Bonobos du Congo (The Friends of Bonobos in Congo). Bonobos -- humanity's closest living relative, once known as pygmy chimpanzees -- are indigenous only in the Congo, where they face extinction in the wild. In the midst of Congo's devastating civil war in the early 1990s, Mme André began rescuing orphaned Bonobos and has now created Lola Ya Bonobo ("paradise of the bonobo" in Lingala,) a sanctuary for a growing number of orphaned and adult Bonobos just outside Kinshasa. [366-299]

Reza Aslan — religious scholar. Author of No god but God: The Origins, Evolution and Future of Islam, Reza Aslan has studied religions at Santa Clara and Harvard Universities and the University of California, Santa Barbara. Born in Iran and a thorough-going Californian, in addition to earning an MFA in fiction from the Writerπs Workshop at the University of Iowa, he was visiting assistant professor of Islamic and Middle Eastern Studies there. "USA Today," "U.S. News & World Report" and "The Chronicle of Higher Education" have all published profiles of him. [427-289]

Ken Auletta — Media critic. Auletta observes the changes in and impact of today's media as the "Annals of Communications" columnist for The New Yorker magazine. He has written two national bestselling books on the media and contributes regularly to Vanity Fair, The New York Review of Books, The New York Times Magazine, and The Village Voice. [84-36]

Harvard Ayers — environmental activist. Professor Ayers is a leader in the Southern Appalachian Mountain Initiative, an public-private effort addressing air pollution from Maine to Georgia. He directs the Northern Hardwood Damage Survey, founded Appalachian Voices, dedicated to the preservation of the native forest ecosystems and co-edited An Appalachian Tragedy: Air Pollution and Tree Death in the Eastern Forests of North America, a Sierra Club Book. Dr. Ayers is professor of anthropology and sustainable development at Appalachian State University. [159-115]

Per Bak — theoretical physicist, discoverer of self-organized criticality. Professor Bak was trained as a condensed matter physicist, and is now internationally known for his studies of self-organizing criticality and a variety of applications of power laws. Author of How Nature Works, Dr. Bak had been based at the Niels Bohr Institute in Copenhagen, Denmark. He was in transition to the Imperial College in London, England and on the faculty of the Santa Fe Institute. Sadly, Dr. Bak died in October, 2002 after a long illness. [187-143]

Kevin Baker — writer, editor and a walking encyclopedia on New York City. He was the chief historical researcher on The American Century written by (Sir) Harold Evans. His fiction includes the City of Fire Trilogy which ends with Strivers Row. Mr. Baker writes a monthly column for American Heritage magazine and, among others, has written for The Los Angeles Times, The Chicago Tribune, The New York Times, The Frankfurter Rundschau and Harper's Magazine. Naturally he lives in New York City with his wife, Ellen Abrams (also a writer), and Stella, their cat.  [432-319]

Edward Ball — writer. Slaves in the Family, Mr. Ball's exploration of his family's and America's experience with human bondage, won the National Book Award. In telling the story of his own family and the Africans and African-Americas they bought, sold and controlled, Mr. Ball makes slavery personal for all of us - white and black - who live with the lingering legacies of our common history. [145-101]

Mary Catherine Bateson — cultural anthropologist and author. Author of 8 books including Composing a Life. Dr. Bateson now examines today's revolutionary changes in the human experience as we live longer and face dramatic new choices in Full Circles, Overlapping Lives. Dr. Bateson has been Robinson Professor in Anthropology and English at George Mason University and is president of the Institute for Intercultural Studies in New York City. [175-131]

Barry J. Beaty — microbiologist. Dengue, malaria and yellow fever are, once again, major threats to human health around the world. Dr. Beaty and his colleagues study mosquitoes and other vectors for disease at Colorado State University. [191-149]

Janine Benyus — biologist, life sciences writer. Author of six book including Biomimicry: Innovation Inspired by Nature, Ms. Benyus has also written about animal behavior, field guides to wildlife habitats and books on health. With degrees in natural resource management and English literature, Ms. Benyus has been a back-country guide as well as a translator of science-speak. [249-207]

Jason Berry and Gerald Renner — reporters.  Vows of Silence:  The Abuse of Power in the Papacy of John Paul II is the result of long years of research by both of these seasoned reporters who joined forces in writing it. Mr. Renner is recently retired from “The Hartford Courant,” where he was a staff writer specializing in religious news, issues and trends. Mr. Berry is also author of Lead Us Not Into Temptation and he is widely published. They are both practicing Roman Catholics. Mr. Renner died in 2007 at the age of 75. [291-249]

Joy Berry and Rafe Esquith — educator.  Educator and human rights advocate, Joy Berry spent decades as a master teacher at the elementary school level, then was a principal at some of the toughest schools in New York City before moving to Atlanta in the late '70s, where she continued her career in education. Subsequently, one Georgia Governor appointed Ms. Berry to create the state's Human Relations Commission, then another appointed her to serve as a member of the State of Georgia School Board and a third Governor re-appointed her to that position. Her national standing as a State School Board Member was further enhanced by her leadership role in mandating and overseeing a complete update of Georgia's public school curriculum. Ms. Berry's many honors include being named Educator of the Year by the Georgia P.T.A. [535a-348]

Jamshed Bharucha — cognitive neurophysiologist, classical musician and Provost of Tufts University. Dr. Bharucha’s research on brains, music and speech is complimented by his accomplishments as a violinist. As a scientist, he has applied fMRIs and neural networks to his studies, His work is reportedly highly influential in proposing that tonality gives rise to both expectations and aesthetic experiences. Dr. Bharucha became Tufts’ Provost in 2002. [280-238]

Amy Blackmarr — Essayist. Explores "the simple life" in a complex world, from a Georgia Pond to her treehouse home in Kansas. [74-26]

Angela Glover Blackwell — community-builder and lawyer. Ms. Blackwell is an activist for strong communities and good public policy. She is the founder and president of PolicyLink, a national nonprofit, research, communications, capacity-building and advocacy organization in Oakland, California and New York City. Ms. Blackwell is co-author of Searching for the Uncommon Common Ground. With an undergraduate degree from Howard University, her law degree is from the University of California at Berkeley.  She serves on a wide variety of Boards. [283-241]

Mia Bloom — political scientist. As acts of terror grab headlines and influence domestic and foreign policy, worldwide, Dr. Bloom analyzes the current international environment, what can be learned from the past and actions that might have positive influence on the future in her book, Dying to Kill: The Allure of Suicide Terror. She is assistant professor of political science at the University of Cincinnati, a consultant to the New Jersey Office of Counter-Terrorism, a term member of the Council on Foreign Relations and has appeared on PBS, the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation and Fox News.  [401-290]

Robert Bly — poet and author. Among America’s foremost poets, Robert Bly has been writing poetry for 50 years.  He fame began with “Silence in the Snowy Fields” which was followed by numerous books of poetry, now including his “ghazals,” most recently collected in My Sentence Was a Thousand Years of JoyThe Insanity of Empire:  A Book of Poems Against the Iraq War continues his pointed political commentary. His books include Iron John and Sibling Society, a number of influential translations and anthologies and work on humans’ “shadow.” Mr. Bly’s many honors include the National Book Award and two Guggenheim Awards. He lives in Minneapolis, MN, where he continues to write. [386-280]

Bill Bolling — Executive Director and founder, Atlanta Community Food Bank. His founding leadership and Board of Directors positions include Second Harvest National Food Bank Network, the Atlanta Task Force for the Homeless, Community of Hospitality, Mazon, the Georgia Housing Trust Fund Commission and the Regional Leadership Institute. A former Kellogg Fellow, Mr. Bolling has traveled extensively in Russia and throughout the world, studying citizen democracy and conflict resolution in emerging participatory forms of government. [235-193]

Norman Borlaug — Nobel Peace Prize winning scientist. Father of the Green Revolution in Asia, Dr. Borlaug is a plant breeder and scientist. His lifetime working to help feed the hungry world is based on his commitment to the world's small farmers. [92-44]

Taylor Branch — Pulitzer Prize winning historian. Author of Parting the Waters and Pillar of Fire, Branch chronicles America's coming to terms with race, from the middle of the century forward. [98-51]

Taylor Branch(2) — historian. At Canaan’s Edge: America in the King Years 1965-1968 completes best-selling author Taylor Branch’s incomparable narrative trilogy on America and its Civil Rights Movement. Among the many major awards given to Dr. Branch is the Pulitzer Prize for History for Parting the Waters, which began the series. With two additional nonfiction books and a novel to his credit, he is a former staff member of “The Washington Monthly,” “Harper’s” and “Esquire.” A native of Atlanta, he makes his home in Baltimore. [424-287]

Dr. Ted Bransome — physician. As more and more prescription drugs become available to doctors, patients must take an increasingly active role in monitoring their own health. Dr. Bransom offers insights into the responsibilities of patient and physician as we increasingly alter the ways of nature with pharmaceuticals. [88-40]

David Breashears — mountaineer and film director, and leader of the Everest IMAX filming expedition. Four-time Emmy award winner for achievement in cinematography, David has also ascended Mt. Everest four times, including the 1996 Everest experience he shares in his book High Exposure. David's feature films include work on Seven Years in Tibet and Cliffhanger, his documentaries include Red Flag over Tibet. His adventures have taken him all over the world. [149-105]

Charles Brewer — MindSpring founder and CEO. In 1994, Brewer founded MindSpring, a highly successful national Internet Service Provider (ISP) which became a public company in March, 1996. Prior to starting the company, Brewer led a software company providing fax services. He has also worked in venture capital and investment banking organizations. MindSpring began life in Mr. Brewer's home and the Advanced Technology Development Center at Georgia Tech in Atlanta.southeastern states. [115-67]

Geraldine Brooks — writer. A multi-faceted author, Ms. Brooks’ prize-winning novels include People of the Book which brings fiction and fact together in novel form, as she did in Year of Wonders and her Pulitzer Prize winner, March. Her non-fiction includes Nine Parts of Desire: The Hidden World of Islamic Women and Foreign Correspondence. Ms. Brooks was The Wall Street Journal correspondent in Bosnia, Somalia and the Middle East. A native of Australia and married to author Tony Horwitz, she and her family live on Martha’s Vineyard after a number of years in rural Virginia.  [516-345]

John Seely Brown — director, XeroxPARC. John Seely Brown is Xerox Corporation's Chief Scientist, head of Xerox's Palo Alto Research Center. "JSB" is convinced that technology operates in a context and is shaped by as well as shaping the end results we are all experiencing. He explores the vital importance of this co-evolution in this conversation and, with his co-author Paul Duguid, in The Social Life of Information. [185-141]

Kurt Brown — poet. Founder of the Aspen Writers’ Conference and Writers’ Conferences and Centers (WC&C), Mr. Brown is editor of The Measured Word: On Poetry and Science and Verse & Universe:   Poems about Science and Mathematics as well as The True Subject, Writing it Down for James, Facing the Lion and others. He is author of three award-winning chapbooks, and two full-length collections of poems, Return of the Prodigals and More Things in Heaven & Earth. He and his poet wife live in New York City. [384-272]

Mark Bryan — teacher and writer. An educator trained at Harvard, Bryan is co-founder of the Artist's Way Workshops. He is a sponsor and member of the Dialogue Project at MIT and author of The Artist's Way at Work. [117-73]

Nick Bryant — BBC reporter & author. Author of The Bystander: John F. Kennedy and the Struggle for Black Equality, Mr. Bryant currently covers South Asia for the BBC. He holds a M.A. from Cambridge University and a Ph.D. from Oxford University. Mr. Bryant is based in New Delhi, India, and Sydney, Australia. [451-318]

Dennis R. Burton — virologist. A researcher at Scripps Research Institute in LaJolla, CA, Dr. Burton is working to develop anti-viral human antibodies to some of the world‚s most deadly viruses, including Ebola, HIV and Hantaviruses. [189-146]

Gail Buckley — journalist. American Patriots: The Story of Black in the Military is Ms. Buckley‚s second book. Her family history, The Hornes, was a national best-seller. Ms. Buckley collaborated on the American Masters documentary on her mother, Lena Horne, and narrated PBS‚ documentary on black American families. She has written for the Los Angeles Times, Vogue, The New York Times and the New York Daily News. [223-181]

Thomas Cahill — historian and writer. Furthering his “hinges of history” series, Thomas Cahill’s Mysteries of the Middle Ages explores what he sees as the early stirrings of the “modern.” His earlier explorations include How the Irish Saved Civilization, The Gifts of the Jews, Desire of the Everlasting Hills and Sailing the Wine-Dark Sea. Once prominent in the business of publishing, Mr. Cahill now devotes full time to his writing, dividing his time between Europe and New York City. [519-350]

William H. Calvin — theoretical neurophysiologist. Dr. Calvin’s many books about brains and evolution are written mostly for general readers. They include How Brains Think, in the widely-translated Science Masters series, The Throwing Madonna, The Cerebral Symphony, and The Ascent of Mind, A Brain for All Seasons and Lingua ex Machina: Reconciling Darwin and Chomsky with the Human Brain. The Cerebral Code explores darwinian processes that operate on the time scale of thought and action. He is concerned that current gobal climatic chance may trigger a new Ice Age. [86-38]

The Right Honorable Kim Campbell, P.C., Q.C. — Former Prime Minister of Canada. Prime Minister in 1993, T.R.H. Ms. Campbell also held a variety of cabinet portfolios. Internationally, she participated in major meeting including those of the Commonwealth, NATO, G-7, and then United Nations. Known as a champion of women's rights, Ms. Campbell chairs the Council of Women World Leaders (women who are or have been their country's President or P.M) and is associated with the Center for Public Leadership, both based at Harvard's Kennedy School of Government. Ms. Campbell is Senior Fellow of the Gorbachev Foundation of North Americas, is a widely honored member of an impressive number of prestigious boards. Her best selling 1996 political memoir was called Time and Chance. [215-173]

David Cannadine — historian and biographer. Professor Cannadine is author of Mellon, An American Life, the prize-winning Decline and Fall of the British Aristocracy, Ornamentalism and many other acclaimed and important books. He has taught at Cambridge and Columbia universities and now is "The Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother Professor of British History" at the Institute of Historical Research, University of London. Born in Birmingham, England, he was educated at Cambridge, Oxford and Princeton. [464-307]

Stephen J. Cannell — writer. The man behind such classic television action shows as The Rockford Files, The A-Team, 21 Jump Street and The Commish, Mr. Cannell is also a bestselling author of novels including Riding the Snake and The Devil's Workshop. In addition to being a successful businessman, Mr. Cannell effectively deals with the challenges of being dyslexic. [155-111]

Stephen J. Cannell — television/film producer and novelist. The prolific Mr. Cannell has launched 40 television series in his wide ranging career, including "Rockford Files," "The A-Team" and "The Commish." He has now added The Viking Funeral to his growing list of best-selling novels, several in production as films. In addition to acting, Mr. Cannell is also a savvy businessman who revolutionized the American television business, moving production into Canada in the late ‘70s. Mr. Cannell is a leading spokesman for dyslexics. [262-220]

James Carse — religious scholar. Carse has written an entirely new Gospel, told by Jesus' "beloved disciple" -- a woman. Carse's luminous and acclaimed books celebrating the essentials of life grew from decades teaching the history and literature of religion at New York University. [48-53]

James Carse(2) — religious scholar and author. The Religious Case Against Belief continues Professor Carse’s long-time public engagement with pressing current issues, as he did for many years on CBS-TV in New York City. His widely admired book, Finite and Infinite Games: A Vision of Life as Play and Possibility has been continuously in print since first published in 1968. His other books include The Silence of God, Breakfast at the Victory and The Gospel of the Beloved Disciple. Emeritus Professor of the History and Philosophy of Religion, Dr. Carse directed New York University’s Religious Studies Program for 30 years. He lives in New York City and Massachusetts’ Berkshires.  [528a-340]

Pres. Jimmy Carter — 39th President of the United States. Our Endangered Values:  America’s Moral Crisis is President Carter’s 21st book, the first focused on politics. As in his book, here President Carter lays out a dozen ways in which political and religious fundamentalists in the Bush Administration are threatening America’s heritage, long-established traditional values and formerly shining reputation. Winner of the Nobel Peace Prize, President Carter and his wife, Rosalynn Carter, continue to be actively involved in health and democracy projects around the world with The Carter Center, which they founded. After retiring from public life, former President Carter also has written 20 books. He is a lifelong evangelical Christian. [421-286]

Stephen Carter — Professor of Law, Yale University, and author. Carter argues that "civility" is central to a democracy. His earlier books focus on Integrity, The Culture of Disbelief and affirmative action. [158-114]

Joseph B. ChandlerAtlanta Braves team orthopaedist. Dr. Chandler has been looking after the Atlanta Braves since 1987. He is a partner in the Resurgens Orthopaedics practice in Atlanta, and did his advanced surgical and sports medicine training at Yale University at the University of Iowa. [109-63]

Iris Chang — writer. The Chinese in America joined international best seller, The Rape of Nanking and Thread of the Silkworm as Ms. Chang explores experiences in and connections between the world’s two great powers. Her work has appeared in many publications and her many honors include the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation’s Program on Peace and International Cooperation Award and the Woman of the Year Award from the Organization of Chines Americans. Ms. Chang suffered from depression. Tragically, she killed herself in 2004. [306-264]

Ron Chernow — author. Winner of the prestigious National Book Award and others, Mr. Chernow now focuses on the life and times of a Titan, John D. Rockefeller, Sr., who made Standard Oil into one the world's richest companies, himself one of the world's richest men and greatest philanthropists. [119-70]

Arthur Ciaramicoli — psychologist. Empathy is key to positive human experiences declares Dr. Ciaramicoli, Chief Psychologist and Director of Alternative Medical Services in an AMA affiliate medical center and a faculty member of the Harvard Medical School. He expands in The Power of Empathy and Treatment of Abuse and Addiction. [183-139]

Pearl Cleage — writer. Novelist, playwright and essayist Pearl Cleage’s candid truth-telling and mastery of language have earned her a place at the forefront of individuals telling the stories of people struggling to be free. Her novels -- bestsellers earning critical approval from literary and feminist reviewers alike -- include Some Things I Thought I’d Never Do, What Looks Like Crazy on an Ordinary Day and Wish I Had a Red Dress.  Her essay Mad at Miles:  A Black Woman’s Guide to Truth is a pace-setting look at domestic violence. An accomplished dramatist, Ms. Cleage’s “Flyin’ West” was produced for the Centennial Olympics’ Cultural Olympiad in 1996. [298-256]

Max Cleland — United States Senator. Senator Cleland represents Georgia and is Georgia's former Secretary of State. He is a triple amputee Vietnam Veteran who led the Veteran's Administration under President Carter. Senator Cleland is author of Strong at the Broken Places and Going for the Max. [162-118]

Dudley Clendinen — writer. An editorial writer for The New York Times, Mr. Clendinen is co-author of Out for Good: The Struggle to Build a Gay Rights Movement in America. He has edited essays on the American South and wrote the text for the photographic book, Homeless in America. [143-99]

Johnnetta Betsch Cole and Beverly Guy-Sheftall — African-American feminists. Co-authors of Gender Talk, Dr. Cole and Dr. Guy-Sheftall have both spent lifetimes building widely recognized careers in academics. Dr. Cole is the former “Sister President” of Spelman College and now is President of Bennett College in North Carolina. Dr. Guy-Sheftall is professor of Women’s Studies and English at Spelman College where she is also director of the Women’s Research and Resource Center. This is their first jointly-written book. [288-246]

Billy Collins — poet. America’s poet laureate for 2001-2003, Billy Collins is now poet laureate for the State of New York. He is a Distinguished Professor of English at Lehman College of the City University of New York and his six books of poetry include Sailing Alone Around the Room and Nine Horses, both of which are national bestsellers. [286-244]

Judy Collins — Singer/songwriter. For nearly 40 years, Ms. Collins has been performing around the world. Her lyrics helped define America‚s social movements of the 1960s. Ms. Collins has released more than 30 albums, has had numerous Top Ten hits, Grammy nominations and gold and platinum selling albums. In 2000, Ms. Collins created her own record label, Wildflower Records. Its flagship release, Judy Collins Live At Wolf Trap, celebrates Ms. Collins‚ 21st performance at the Wolf Trap Foundation for the Performing Arts. [202-160]

Judy Collins(2) — singer/songwriter and author. Ms. Collins adds Sanity & Grace:  A Journey of Suicide, Survival, and Strength to her growing list of books. In the year she celebrated her 44th year of recording, Ms. Collins had 40 albums including a number with gold and platinum status, top-ten hits, and Grammy nominations to her credit. Her film “Antonia: A Portrait of a Woman” received an Academy Award nomination. She has started her own recording label, Wildflower Records, which features her own work and that of others. [302-260]

Bernard Cornwell — writer of historical fiction.  Building on his international success with the acclaimed “Richard Sharpe” series, the Grail Quest series, the Nathaniel Starbuck Chronicles, the Warlord Trilogy and many other novels including Redcoat, Stonehenge, and Gallows Thief, Mr. Cornwell begins a new series focused on the Saxon English King, Alfred the Great in The Last Kingdom. Mr. Cornwell can trace his own Northumbrian family roots back to the time of King Alfred.  He and his wife live on Cape Cod. [389-283]

Danny Coulson — retired FBI agent. The first commander of the FBI's Hostage Rescue Team, Mr. Coulson is a Texan who served with the Federal Bureau of Investigation from 1966 until 1997. He gives a glimpse into domestic terrorist activities from black separatist murders in the 1960s through the Iran-Contra scandal and up through the Oklahoma City bombing. He elaborates on his belief that when people die, there are No Heroes, the name of his recent book. [138-94]

Phil Cousineau — author, documentary filmmaker, traveler. With a vocation for the sacred, Cousineau offers seekers a path by which to rediscover the art form of pilgrimage. He brings his ideas to light with stories of adventure and interior exploration, independent scholarship, a gift for photography and a quiet sense of humor. [131-86]

Richard Ben Cramer — author. Acclamed for his best-seller What It Takes: The Way to the White House, for Joe DiMaggio, The Hero's Life, and his writing about Ted Williams, Mr. Carmaer is a journalist whose dispatches from the Middle East for "The Philadelphia Enquirer" won the Pulitzer Prize for International Reporting in 1979. His work has appeared in Rolling Stone, Esquire, The New York Times Magazine, Time and Newsweek. [216-174]

Richard Ben Cramer(2)
— Middle East reporter. Having won a Pulitzer Prize for his coverage of the Middle East in the 1979, Mr. Cramer returns to the subject in How Israel Lost. His writing has appeared in “Time,” “Newsweek,” “The New York Times Magazine,” “Esquire” and “Rolling Stone.” What It Takes:  The Way to the White House is considered a classic of modern American politics, his book Joe DiMaggio; The Hero’s Life was a bestseller. [295-253]

Alfred Crosby — historian. European people, their animals and plants have dominated the world in the past 500 years in largest measure because of largely ignored agents of destruction -- microbes. Dr. Crosby presents and develops this theme and others in his books which include Ecological Imperialism, The Columbian Exchange, The Forgotten Flu Pandemic of 1919-1919. [169-125]

Mark Curriden & LeRoy Phillips Jr. — reporter & lawyer. This team has reconstructed a long-forgotten turn-of-the-last-century trial in Contempt of Court. With clear implications for civil rights throughout the 20th century, this case also established the authority of the Supreme Court to intervene in state criminal matters, setting the stage for federalism in the 20th century. [161-117]


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