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Carl Van Doren
As quoted in Building A Speech (1990) by Sheldon Metcalfe

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Born: September 10, 1885

Died: July 18, 1950 (aged 64)

Nationality: American

Occupation: Author

Bio: Carl Clinton Van Doren was a U.S. critic and Pulitzer Prize-winning biographer. He was the brother of Mark Van Doren and the uncle of Charles Van Doren.

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