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Cerf, Bennett Alfred

Joyce Duncan.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Radio; Literature; Humour; Publishing. 1208 words.

Cerf, Bennett Alfred (25 May 1898–27 August 1971), publisher and author, was born in New York City, the son of Gustave Cerf, a lithographer, and Frederika Wise, an heiress. Although...

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Cleverdon, (Thomas) Douglas James (1903–1987), bookseller and radio producer

John Wells.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Manufacturing; History of Manufacturing and Construction; Radio; Publishing. 955 words.

Cleverdon, (Thomas) Douglas James (1903–1987), bookseller and radio producer, was born on 17 January 1903 in Bristol (he retained all his life a faint trace of a Bristol accent), the elder...

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Fadiman, Clifton

Stacey Hamilton.

in American National Biography Online

P ublished online April 2001 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Literature; Publishing; Radio; Literary Theory and Cultural Studies. 1284 words.

Fadiman, Clifton (15 May 1904–20 June 1999), literary critic, anthologist, and radio personality, was born Clifton Paul Fadiman in Brooklyn, New York, the son of Russian-Jewish immigrants...

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McWhirter, Norris Dewar (1925–2004), author, publisher, and political campaigner

Dennis Barker.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

March 2009; p ublished online January 2008 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Radio; Politics; Literature; Publishing. 1529 words.

McWhirter, Norris Dewar (1925–2004), author, publisher, and political campaigner, was born at 10 Branscombe Gardens, Winchmore Hill, London, on 12 August 1925, the second of three sons of...

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