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B. K. S

The name of “residence” given by officers in mufti, who do not wish to give up their address. The word stands for BarracKS. Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham B…

Ursula K. Le Guin

Name at birth: Ursula KroeberAmerican author Ursula K. Le Guin was one of the more lauded science fiction authors of the 20th century, the author of The Earthsea Trilogy and The Left Hand of Darkness.…

Philip K. Dick

Philip Kindred Dick was a prolific science fiction author who ditched bug-eyed monsters and spacemen to explore the nature of reality and paranoia on a cosmic scale. In spite of winning a Hugo Award f…

Tracy K. Smith

Tracy K. Smith is the 22nd Poet Laureate of the United States and a professor of creative writing at Princeton University. Born in Massachusetts but raised in central California, Smith graduated from…

Georgi K. Zhukov

Name at birth: Georgi Konstantinovich ZhukovKnown for his tactical and strategical abilities, Georgi K. Zhukov was the most outstanding Russian commander during World War II. Born a peasant, Zhukov s…

J. K. Rowling

Learn all about the mastermind behind Harry Potter More Stuff Harry Potter PlaylistsHarry Potter Banned? Harry Potter Movies! Harry Potter Hangman! About the Autho…

Daniel K. Ludwig

Daniel K. Ludwigshipping magnateBorn: 6/24/1897Birthplace: South Haven, Mich. He went into business for himself at 19, he continuously upgraded and improved the services he offered until Natio…

J. K. Rowling,

34, writer, thrilled fans around the world with the July release of Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, the fourth volume in her best-selling series about a boy wizard. Even before its relea…

R. K. Narayan

R. K. NarayanRasipuram Krishnaswamy NarayanwriterBorn: 10/10/1906Birthplace: Madras, India prolific Indian writer whose exquisitely crafted novels provided witty and perceptive observations ab…

K. William STINSON

STINSON, K. William, a Representative from Washington; born in Grand Rapids, Kent County, Mich., April 20, 1930; attended the public schools and Grand Rapids Junior College for two years; gradu…