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Crofts, Freeman Wills (1879–1957), railway engineer and writer of detective stories

Robin Woolven.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Transport Technology and Trades; Transport; Literary Studies (Fiction, Novelists, and Prose Writers). 1203 words.

Crofts, Freeman Wills (1879–1957), railway engineer and writer of detective stories, was born at 26 Waterloo Road, Dublin, on 1 June 1879, the son of Freeman Wills Crofts, a...

Fullam, George Townley (1841–1879), mariner and diarist

Emma Butcher.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

P ublished online October 2016 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Transport Technology and Trades; Transport; Literature; Literary Studies (Fiction, Novelists, and Prose Writers). 1142 words.

Fullam, George Townley (1841–1879), mariner and diarist, was born at 37 English Street, Kingston upon Hull, on 21 March 1841, the son of George Townley Fullam (1816–1883), schoolmaster, and...

Lindbergh, Anne Morrow

Amy Asch.

in American National Biography Online

P ublished online December 2003 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Literature; Literary Studies (Fiction, Novelists, and Prose Writers); Transport Technology and Trades; Transport; Biographical Studies. 1500 words.

Lindbergh, Anne Morrow (22 June 1906–07 February 2001), author and aviator, was born Anne Spencer Morrow in Englewood, New Jersey, the second of the four children of Dwight W. Morrow, an...

March, William

Roy S. Simmonds.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Transport Technology and Trades; Transport; Literary Studies (Fiction, Novelists, and Prose Writers). 931 words.

March, William (18 September 1893–15 May 1954), writer and business executive, was born William Edward Campbell in Mobile, Alabama, the son of John Leonard Campbell, a timber cruiser, and...

Norway, Nevil Shute [pseud. Nevil Shute] (1899–1960), novelist and aeronautical engineer

A. P. Ryan.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Transport Technology and Trades; Transport; Mechanical Engineering and Materials; Literary Studies (Fiction, Novelists, and Prose Writers). 1199 words.

Norway, Nevil Shute [pseud. Nevil Shute] (1899–1960), novelist and aeronautical engineer, was born in Ealing, London, on 17 January 1899, the younger son of Arthur Hamilton Norway CB...

Powers, Francis Gary

Brian Butler.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Military History; Warfare and Defence; Law; Criminology and Criminal Justice; Literature; Literary Studies (Fiction, Novelists, and Prose Writers); Transport Technology and Trades; Transport. 1197 words.

Powers, Francis Gary (17 August 1929–01 August 1977), pilot and espionage agent, was born in Burdine, Kentucky, the son of Oliver Powers, a coal miner, and Ida Ford. Powers wanted to be a...

Twain, Mark

Louis J. Budd.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Literature; Humour; Literary Studies (Fiction, Novelists, and Prose Writers); Transport Technology and Trades; Transport; Education. 8235 words.

Twain, Mark (30 November 1835–21 April 1910), author and lecturer, was born Samuel Langhorne Clemens in Florida, Missouri, the son of John Marshall Clemens, a lawyer, and Jane Lampton....