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Ernest Hemingway

(1899—1961) American novelist, short-story writer, and journalist

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American Literature  

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This entry contains two subentries: An Overview, Sea FictionAmerican sea literature has roots in Greek, Roman, Irish, and Norse mythology, the Bible, and the English Renaissance, whenever humans have ...
J. Edgar Hoover

J. Edgar Hoover  

(1895–1972)US lawyer and director of the FBI (1924–72). Beginning his term of office with the fight against organized crime in the 1920s and 1930s, he went on to be instrumental in reorganizing the ...
Lt-General Philippe Leclerc

Lt-General Philippe Leclerc  

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(1902–47),pseudonym of a French Army officer, Captain Viscount Philippe de Hauteclocque, who joined de Gaulle and the Free French in the UK after the fall of France in June ...
Twenties, The.

Twenties, The.  

The twenties have spawned an image of bathtub gin, speakeasies, flappers, and decadence: in short, The Jazz Age. This superficial vision masks a far more complex history. In this period ...
war correspondents

war correspondents  

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A newspaper or periodical writer or radio or television journalist assigned to report on a war or combat situation from direct observation.

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