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Cronin, A. J.(Encyclopedia)Cronin, A. J. (Archibald Joseph Cronin)kr´nn [key], 1896–1981, Scottish novelist. He gave up his prosperous London medical practice to devote himself to writing after the success of his first n...
Foyt, A. J.(Encyclopedia)Foyt, A. J. (Anthony Joseph Foyt, Jr.), 1935–, American auto-racing driver, b. Houston. Foyt was the first person to win the Indianapolis 500 race four times (1961, 1964, 1967, 1977). He also won th...
Liebling, A. J.(Encyclopedia)Liebling, A. J. (Abbott Joseph Liebling), 1904–63, American journalist, b. New York City. He left Dartmouth, attended the Columbia School of Journalism, and wrote for the Providence, R.I. Evening Bu...
Milne, A. A.(Encyclopedia)Milne, A. A. (Alan Alexander Milne)mln, ml [key], 1882–1956, English author. Milne began his literary career as a journalist and later became a regular contributor to Punch. He is best known for...
Cronin, James Watson(Encyclopedia)Cronin, James Watson, 1931–2016, American nuclear physicist, b. Chicago, Ph.D. Univ. of Chicago, 1955. Cronin and co-researcher Val Logsdon Fitch were awarded the 1980 Nobel Prize in Physics for a 1...
Kalam, A. P. J. Abdul(Encyclopedia)Kalam, A. P. J. Abdul (Avul Pakir Jainulabdeen Abdul Kalam), 1921–2015, Indian scientist and political leader, studied St. Joseph's College, Tiruchirappalli (grad. 1954), Madras Institute of Technol...
Hoover, J. Edgar(Encyclopedia)Hoover, J. Edgar (John Edgar Hoover), 1895–1972, American administrator, director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), b. Washington, D.C. Shortly after he was admitted to the bar, he enter...
Rowling, J. K.(Encyclopedia)Rowling, J. K. (Joanne Kathleen Rowling)rl´ibreve;ing [key], 1965–, English author known for her popular children's books. While unemployed she completed Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone ...
Ballard, J. G.(Encyclopedia)Ballard, J. G. (James Graham Ballard)bl´rd [key], 1930–2009, English writer, mainly of dystopian science fiction. Born to English parents in Shanghai, he was torn from his affluent surroundings...
Richards, I. A.(Encyclopedia)Richards, I. A. (Ivor Armstrong Richards), 1893–1979, English literary critic. Richards was one of the founders of the school of interpretation known as the New Criticism, which stressed an awarenes...
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