(fl. c. 1729—1787) playwright
William Shirley (1694—1771) colonial governor and army officer
Charles William Shirley Brooks (1816—1874) journalist and playwright
Catastrophe in the Making: The Engineering of Katrina and Disasters of Tomorrow By William R. Freudenburg, Robert Grambling, Shirley Laska and Kai T. Erikson Island Press. 2009. 224 pages. $26.96 cloth
Charles E. Ives, Symphony No. 4. Edited by William Brooks, James B. Sinclair, Kenneth Singleton, and Wayne D. Shirley.Charles Ives Society Performance Edition, 2011. Realized and edited by Thomas M. Brodhead.