What's new: October 2018

October 25, 2018

This update includes eleven new essays, with an emphasis on significant figures from the world of sports. Highlights include boxer turned prison rights activist Rubin “Hurricane” Carter; baseball Hall of Famers Tony Gwynn and Ralph Kiner; Alta Weiss, a female pitcher for an otherwise male baseball team; and legendary golfer Arnold Palmer. This update also features Emily Wilkens, a fashion designer who revolutionized teenage style, and war hero Harry Fukuhara.


Carter, Rubin “Hurricane” (1937-2014), boxer and activist

Fukuhara, Harry K. (1920-2015), US Army colonel and intelligence officer

Garagiola, Joe (1926-2016), baseball player, broadcaster, and television personality

Gwynn, Tony (1960-2014), baseball player

Kiner, Ralph (1922-2014), baseball player and broadcaster

Palmer, Arnold (1929-2016), golfer

Rushdoony, R. J. (1916-2001), theologian, Presbyterian minister, political activist, and education reformer

Stockdale, James Bond (1923-2005), naval officer and defense intellectual

Tanner, James R. (1844-1927), Civil War veteran, public speaker, and activist

Weiss, Alta (1890-1964), baseball player and physician

Wilkens, Emily Ann (1917-2000), fashion designer, fashion illustrator, and spa and beauty authority

The American National Biography (ANB) is updated regularly throughout the year, giving you access to the most up-to-date and accurate information available. Those entries marked with an asterisk (*) are freely available for a period of three months from publication. Full access to all biographies is available by subscription.

Discover a full list of entries added this year.