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Peter Mayer

Overview page. Subjects: Bibliography.

 (1936– ) US publisher.

At Avon Books in the 1970s, Mayer launched the trade paperback as an alternative to mass-market paperbacks. He brought a more commercial outlook to Penguin...

See overview in Oxford Index

Shriner, Herb

Ann T. Keene.

in American National Biography Online

P ublished online September 2005 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Literature; Humour. 1207 words.

Shriner, Herb (29 May 1918–23 April 1970), humorist, was born Herbert Schriner in Toledo, Ohio, the son of Edith Rockwell Schriner and her husband, whose name is variously given as Peter or...

Fleming, (Robert) Peter (1907–1971), writer and traveller

Rupert Hart-Davis.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Literature; World History; Travel and Holiday. 1744 words.

Fleming, (Robert) Peter (1907–1971), writer and traveller, was born on 31 May 1907 at 27 Green Street, Park Lane, London, the eldest of the four sons of Valentine Fleming (1882–1917), later...

Wolcot, John [pseud. Peter Pindar] (bap. 1738, d. 1819), poet and satirist

William R. Jones.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Literary Studies (Poetry and Poets); Literature; Humour. 3479 words.

Wolcot, John [pseud. Peter Pindar] (bap. 1738, d. 1819), poet and satirist, was born in Dodbrooke, near Kingsbridge, Devon, and baptized there on 9 May 1738, the fourth child of Alexander...

Ridge, Lola

Elizabeth Zoe Vicary.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Literary Studies (Poetry and Poets); Social and Cultural History; Society and Culture. 985 words.

Ridge, Lola (12 December 1873–19 May 1941), poet and social activist, was born Rose Emily Ridge, in Dublin, Ireland, the daughter of Joseph Henry Ridge and Emma Reilly. Taking Rose Emily...

Calvert, George Henry

James R. Simmons.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Literary Studies (Poetry and Poets); Social and Cultural History; Society and Culture; Biographical Studies; Literary Studies (Fiction, Novelists, and Prose Writers). 1133 words.

Calvert, George Henry (02 June 1803–24 May 1889), author, was born on his family’s estate near Bladensburg, Maryland, the son of George Calvert, a planter and politician, and Rosalie...