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.
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Discover a full list of entries added this year.