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Michael G. Baylor

Michael G. Baylor (Ph.D. Stanford University) is professor of history at Lehigh University, where he specializes in the history of early modern Europe and the social and cultural history of Germany at the time of the Reformation. His works include Revelations and Revolution: Basic Writings of Thomas Müntzer, The Radical Reformation, and Action and Person: Conscience in Late Scholasticism and the Young Luther, as well as a chapter on political thought during the Reformation for the Oxford Handbook of the History of Political Philosophy and numerous articles on the Reformation in Germany.


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Ishmael Beah

Ishmael Beah, born in 1980 in Sierra Leone, West Africa, is the New York Times bestselling author of A Long Way Gone: Memoirs of a Boy Soldier. The book has been published in over thirty languages and was nominated for a Quill Award in 2007. Time magazine named the book as one of the top ten nonfiction books of 2007, ranking it at number three. His work has appeared in The New York Times Magazine, Vespertine Press, LIT, Parabola, and numerous academic journals. He is a UNICEF Ambassador and Advocate for Children Affected by War; a member of the Human Rights Watch Children’s Rights Advisory Committee; an advisory board member at the Center for the Study of Youth and Political Violence at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville; visiting scholar at the Center for International Conflict Resolution at Columbia University; visiting Senior Research Fellow at the Center for the Study of Genocide, Conflict Resolution, and Human Rights at Rutgers University; cofounder of the Network of Young People Affected by War (NYPAW); and president of the Ishmael Beah Foundation. He has spoken before the United Nations, the Council on Foreign Relations, and many panels on the effects of war on children. He is a graduate of Oberlin College with a B.A. in Political Science and resides in Brooklyn, New York.


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Larry Beason

Larry Beason is associate professor of English and director of composition at the University of South Alabama. His teaching interests include composition, grammar, and the teaching of writing. He has published in journals such as Research in the Teaching of English and Journal of Business Communication.


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Paul Beatty

Paul Beatty is the author of the novels, Tuff, Slumberland and The White Boy Shuffle, and the poetry collections Big Bank Take Little Bank and Joker, Joker, Deuce. He was the editor of Hokum: An Anthology of African-American Humor. He lives in New York City.


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Colin Beavan

Colin Beavan is the author of No Impact Man as well as two previous books that have absolutely nothing to do with the environment: Fingerprints: The Murder Case That Launched Forensic Science and Operation Jedburgh: D-Day and America’s First Shadow War. His writing has appeared in Esquire, The Atlantic, and the New York Times, and he posts regularly at No Impact Man. He lives in New York City.


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Roger B. Beck

Roger B. Beck (Ph.D., Indiana University) is Distinguished Professor of African and twentieth-century world history at Eastern Illinois University. His publications include The History of South Africa, a translation of P. J. van der Merwe's The Migrant Farmer in the History of the Cape Colony, 1657-1842, and more than a hundred articles, book chapters, and reviews. He is a former treasurer and Executive Council member of the World History Association.


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Annette Becker

Annette Becker, of the University of Paris X-Nanterre, has written extensively on the Great War. She is a director of the Historial of the Great War in the Somme Valley.


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Hugo Bedau

Hugo Bedau, professor of philosophy at Tufts University, has served as chair of the philosophy department and chair of the university’s committee on College Writing. An internationally respected expert on the death penalty, and on moral, legal, and political philosophy, he has written or edited a number of books on these topics. He is the author of Thinking and Writing about Philosophy, Second Edition (Bedford/St. Martin’s).


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Peter G. Beidler

Peter G. Beidler is the Lucy G. Moses Emeritus Distinguished Professor of English at Lehigh University in Bethlehem, PA.  He has published more than one hundred articles on Chaucer, Native American fiction, and American literature.  Among his more than two dozen books and book-length editing projects is Ghost, Demons, and Henry James: "The Turn of the Screw" at the Turn of the Century (1989).  More recently he coauthored A Reader's Guide to the Novels of Louise Erdrich (1999, with Gay Barton), and his most recent book, A Reader's Companion to J. D. Salinger's The Catcher in the Rye (2009).  He taught as a Fulbright professor in China 1987-88.  In 1983 the Council for Advancement and Support of Education and the Carnegie Foundation named Beidler National Professor of the Year .  He spent the 1995-96 academic year as the Robert Foster Cherry Visiting Distinguished Teaching Professor at Baylor University, and he has won a number of teaching awards.


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William Beik

William Beik was a professor of history at Emory University. An authority on the social and institutional history of seventeenth-century France, he is the author of Abolutism and Society: State Power and Provincial Aristocracy in Languedoc (1985), which won the 1986 Herbert Baxter Adams Prize of the American Historical Association; Urban Protest in Seventeenth-Century France: the Culture of Retribution (1987); and A Social and Cultural History of Early Modern France (2009). He has written numerous articles and is coeditor of the New Approaches to European History series at Cambridge University Press.


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Susan Belasco

Susan Belasco (BA, Baylor University; PhD, Texas A&M University), professor of English and women's studies at the University of Nebraska, Lincoln, has taught courses in writing and American literature at several institutions since 1974, including McLennan Community College; Allegheny College; California State University, Los Angeles; and the University of Tulsa. The editor of Margaret Fuller's Summer on the Lakes and Fanny Fern's Ruth Hall, she is also the coeditor of three collections of essays: Approaches to Teaching Stowe's "Uncle Tom's Cabin"; Periodical Literature in Nineteenth-Century America; and Leaves of Grass: The Sesquicentennial Essays. The editor of "Walt Whitman's Periodical Poetry" for the Walt Whitman Archive (whitmanarchive.org), she is the current president of the Research Society for American Periodicals.


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