What's new: November 2018

November 29, 2018

This update includes nine new essays, with a particular emphasis on writers, poets, and journalists. Highlights include poet, memoirist, and civil rights activist Maya Angelou; CBS journalist Mike Wallace; Los Angeles Times publisher Harry Chandler; lesbian pulp fiction writer Valerie Taylor; and novelist and essayist Gore Vidal.


Angelou, Maya (1928-2014), writer, performer, and activist

Apple, R. W.(1934-2006 ), reporter and newspaper editor

Chandler, Harry (1864-1944), newspaper publisher and promoter

Foote, Horton (1916-2009), playwright and screenwriter

Moulton, Richard Green (1849-1924), professor, lecturer, and author

Strauss, Robert S. (1918-2014), politician, lawyer, and ambassador

Taylor, Valerie (1913-1997), feminist novelist and radical activist

Vidal, Gore (1925-2012), novelist, essayist, screenwriter, journalist, and cultural provocateur

Wallace, Mike (1918-2012), journalist

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.