Authors

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W. Mark Felt

William Mark Felt, Sr. was an agent of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, who retired as the Bureau's Associate Director in 1973. After denying his involvement with reporters Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein for 30 years, Felt revealed himself to be the Watergate scandal's whistleblower, Deep Throat on 31 May 2005.

Type: Public ServantNationality: American

W. P. Kinsella

William Patrick Kinsella, OC, OBC is a Canadian novelist and short story writer, known for his novel Shoeless Joe, which was adapted into the movie Field of Dreams in 1989. His work has often concerned baseball, First Nations people, and other Canadian issues.

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W. R. Burnett

William Riley Burnett, often credited as W. R. Burnett, was an American novelist and screenwriter. He is best known for the crime novel Little Caesar, whose film adaptation is considered the first of the classic American gangster movies.

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W. Richard Stevens

William Richard Stevens was one of the most famous and widely acclaimed authors of UNIX and TCP/IP books.

Type: ScientistNationality: American

W. S. Gilbert

Sir William Schwenck Gilbert was an English dramatist, librettist, poet and illustrator best known for his fourteen comic operas produced in collaboration with the composer Sir Arthur Sullivan, of which the most famous include H.M.S. Pinafore, The Pirates of Penzance and one of the most frequently performed works in the history of musical theatre, The Mikado.

Type: DramatistNationality: English

W. S. Merwin

William Stanley Merwin is an American poet, credited with over 30 books of poetry, translation and prose. During the 1960s anti-war movement, Merwin's unique craft was thematically characterized by indirect, unpunctuated narration. In the 1980s and 1990s, Merwin's writing influence derived from his interest in Buddhist philosophy and deep ecology.

Type: PoetNationality: American

W. Somerset Maugham

William Somerset Maugham was an English playwright, novelist and short story writer. He was among the most popular writers of his era and reputedly the highest paid author during the 1930s.

Type: Playwright, novelistNationality: British

W. W. Hansen

William Webster Hansen was a U.S. physicist who was one of the founders of the technology of microwave electronics.

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W.E. Johns

William Earl Johns was an English pilot and writer of adventure stories, usually written under the pen name Captain W. E. Johns although he never held that rank. He is best remembered as the creator of the ace pilot and adventurer Biggles.

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W.E.H. Lecky

William Edward Hartpole Lecky, OM was an Irish historian and political theorist.

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