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Nicholas Nirgiotis is the author of books about volcanoes, zoos, the Erie Canal, and Thomas Edison and has recently completed a history of lighter-than-air aviation. He lives in Boca Raton, Florida. More >>

C. Marcus Olson worked for Du Pont from 1936 to 1971. From 1950 to 1968 he was laboratory director of the Pigments Department Laboratory at the Du Pont Experimental Station. More >>

John O’Rourke, a retired professor of marketing, lives in Carmel, California, and writes free-lance. More >>

TIM PALUCKA is a freelance writer in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. More >>

Alex Soojung-Kim Pang is co-founder of the Palo Alto Strategy Studio, a futures research group located in Silicon Valley, California. More >>

Kermit Pattison, a writer from St. Paul, Minnesota, has written for various publications, including The Christian Science Monitor, Runner’s World, and Time. More >>

Henry M. Paynter is a professor emeritus of mechanical engineering at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and is another resident inventor of Pittsford, Vermont. More >>

Tom Peeler is a freelance writer in De Soto, Texas. More >>

James E Penrose is a freelance writer. More >>

JOHN PERLIN is the author, most recently, of From Space to Earth: The Story of Solar Electricity . More >>

Noel Perrin, a professor of English at Dartmouth, is the author of several books, including Giving Up the Gun: Japan’s Reversion to the Sword, 1543-1879 . More >>

Ed Pershey is task-force director with the Western Reserve Historical Society in Cleveland. More >>

Tom F. Peters is an associate professor of architecture at Cornell University. More >>

Michael Peterson is a freelance writer and photographer in Hardwick, New Jersey. More >>

Henry Petroski is a professor of history and Aleksandar S. Vesic Professor of Civil Engineering at Duke University. His book Remaking the World: Adventures in Engineering has fust been published by Knopf. More >>

Roger Pinckney is a horseman and rifleman from Otter Tail County, Minnesota, and is writer in residence at the Rothsay, Minnesota, public schools. More >>

DAVID PLOWDEN’S photographs have been widely exhibited. The new edition of Bridges: The Spans of North America has just been published by W. W. Norton & Company. More >>

Norman PolmarNorman Polmar is an analyst, consultant, and author specializing in nava More >>

Glenn Porter is director of the Hagley Museum and Library in Wilmington, Delaware. More >>

Robert C. Post is former curator of transportation at the Smithsonian Institution. He was editor of Technology and Culture from 1981 through 1995 and president of the Society for the History of Technology in 1997–98.


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Carmine Prioli is is an English professor and the director of graduate programs in the English Department at North Carolina State. His publications include The Poems of General George S. More >>

Emily Prokop is a podcaster, consultant and author of The Story Behind: The Extraordinary Histor More >>

JIM QUINN, a Pulitzer-prize winning journalist, currently teaches writing at the University of Akron in Akon, Ohio. He is the former writer-in-residence at the National Inventors Hall of Fame.

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John Radzilowski is a doctoral candidate in history at Arizona State University. More >>

Jim Rearden, a forty-seven-year resident of Alaska, is the author of fourteen books and more than five hundred magazine articles, mostly about Alaska. More >>

Leonard S. Reich is a professor of administrative science and science-technology studies at Colby College, in Waterville, Maine. More >>

LESTER A. REINGOLD, a freelance writer in the Washington, D.C., area, served as lead editor in the investigation of the shuttle Columbia accident. More >>

Richard Reinhardt is a frequent contributor to American Heritage . He lives in San Francisco. More >>

Richard Rhodes is the author of Ultimate Powers: A History of the Bomb , to be published this fall by Simon & Schuster. More >>

Robert W. Righter, an associate professor of history at the University of Texas, El Paso, is writing a history of wind energy in America. More >>

Dr. Malvin E. Ring is a dentist in Rochester, New York. More >>

Frances C. Robb is an independent scholar in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. More >>

Alexander Roca is the author of Crusader: The Story of the Shelton Flying Wing (Rare Birds Publishing, Berlin, Mass.). More >>

JAMES T. ROGERS was a longtime member of the board of editors of Scientific American and writes often on technological subjects. More >>

Alexander Rose, a military historian, is author of American Rifle: A Biography (Bantam Dell, 2008) and Washington’s Spies: The Story of America’s First Spy Ring (Bantam Dell, 2006). More >>

Nathan Rosenberg is the Fairleigh S. Dickinson, Jr., Professor of Public Policy (Emeritus) in the Department of Economics at Stanford, where he has taught since 1974. More >>

Ross, John F. is member for American Heritage site since 2012. More >>

Walker Rumble runs Oat City Press, a small press in East Providence, Rhode Island, which publishes limited-edition chapbooks and broadsides as well as Paragraph , a journal of short pro More >>

John M. Staudenmaier, S.J., is a professor of the history of technology at the University of Detroit Mercy. More >>

S. L. SANGER is a former newspaper reporter and the author of Working on the Bomb: An Oral History of World War II Hanford (Portland State University Press, 1995). More >>

Richard Sassaman is a freelance writer in Bar Harbor, Maine. More >>

Michael Brian Schiffer is a professor of anthropology at the University of Arizona. More >>

Schwarz, Frederic D. is member for American Heritage site since 2011. More >>

Aurelia C. Scott lives in Portland, Maine with her husband Bob Krug, two three bypass pruners, and a Cape Cod weeder. She gardens within sight of water, seagulls, and the occasional heron. More >>

Michael G. H. Scott is the author of Packard: The Complete Story (TAB Books, 1985). More >>

Tony Seideman is a freelance writer who lives in New York City More >>

Vanda Sendzimir wrote “My Father the Inventor,” about the steel innovator Tad Sendzimir, in our Fall 1995 issue. More >>

JANET YAGODA SHAGAM is a microbiologist and science writer who lives in Albuquerque, New Mexico. More >>

ARTHUR G. SHARP is a former U.S. Marine and a freelance writer who lives in Rocky Hills, Connecticut. More >>

Steven L. Shepherd, a freelance writer, lives in San Diego. More >>

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