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Oz, Amos(Encyclopedia)Oz, Amos, 1939–2018, Israeli writer, b. Jerusalem as Amos Klausner. As a teenager he changed his name to Oz [Heb.,=strength]. A former kibbutz member, Israeli soldier, and schoolteacher, he became o...
Amos(Encyclopedia)Amos ´ms [key], prophetic book of the Bible. The majority of its oracles are chronologically earlier than those of the Bible's other prophetic books. His activity is dated c.760 BC The prophet wa...
Tutuola, Amos(Encyclopedia)Tutuola, Amos, 1920–97, Nigerian novelist, noted for his idiosyncratic use of Yoruba legend and fantasy in tales written in vernacular African English. His first novel, The Palm-Wine Drunkard (1952)...
Kendall, Amos(Encyclopedia)Kendall, Amos kn´dl [key], 1789–1869, American journalist and statesman, b. Dunstable, Middlesex co., Mass. He edited (1816–29) at Frankfort, Ky., the Argus of Western America, one of the mos...
Eaton, Amos(Encyclopedia)Eaton, Amos ´tn [key], 1776–1842, American naturalist, b. Chatham, N.Y., grad. Williams College, 1799. After practicing law for a time, he conducted pioneer geological surveys in Albany and Ren...
Stagg, Amos Alonzo(Encyclopedia)Stagg, Amos Alonzo, 1862–1965, American football coach, b. West Orange, N.J., grad. Yale, 1888. He played end on the Yale football team and began his career as a coach (1889–91) at Springfield (Ma...
Comenius, John Amos(Encyclopedia)Comenius, John Amos km´ns [key], Czech Jan Amos Komenský, 1592–1670, Moravian churchman and educator, last bishop of the Moravian Church. Comenius advocated relating education to everyday ...
Lawrence, Amos Adams(Encyclopedia)Lawrence, Amos Adams, 1814–86, American colonizer and philanthropist, b. Boston, grad. Harvard, 1835; nephew of Abbott Lawrence. A prosperous commission merchant and manufacturer of textiles, Lawren...
Baum, L. Frank(Encyclopedia)Baum, L. Frank (Lyman Frank Baum)bôm [key], 1856–1919, American journalist, playwright, and author of children's stories, b. Chittenango, N.Y. He and his family moved to South Dakota in 1888, where...
Grossman, David(Encyclopedia)Grossman, David, 1954–, Israeli writer and peace activist, b. Jerusalem. He is widely recognized as the finest novelist in the generation that followed Amos Oz and A. B. Yehoshua. The son of a Polis...
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