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James Fenimore Cooper

Most surveys of American literature call James Fenimore Cooper the first truly American novelist, thanks to the success of what is called the Leatherstocking series -- novels featuring the hero Natty …

William COOPER

COOPER, William, a Representative from New York; born in Philadelphia, Pa., December 2, 1754; lived in Burlington, N.J., until moving in 1789 to Otsego County, N.Y., where he established the to…

James COOPER

Senate Years of Service: 1849-1855Party: WhigCOOPER, James, a Representative and a Senator from Pennsylvania; born in Frederick County, Md., May 8, 1810; pursued academic studies, and graduated…

James Hayes Shofner COOPER

COOPER, James Hayes Shofner, a Representative from Tennessee; born in Nashville, Davidson County, Tenn., June 19, 1954; graduated from Groton School, Groton, Mass., 1972; B.A., University of No…

Gary Cooper

Name at birth: Frank James CooperGary Cooper started as an extra in westerns in the 1920s and went on to become one of Hollywood's greatest stars, known for his Oscar-winning roles in Sergeant York (1…

Brewer's: Cooper's Hill

Near Runnymede and Egham. Both Denham and Pope have written in praise of this hill. If I can be to thee A poet, thou Parnassus art to me. Denham. Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E…

Brewer's: Cooper

Half stout and half porter. The term arises from the practice at breweries of allowing the coopers a daily portion of stout and porter. As they do not like to drink porter after stout, they…

Brewer's: Silver Cooper

(The). A kidnapper. “To play the silver cooper,” to kidnap. A cooper is one who coops up another. “You rob and you murder and you want me to ... play the silver cooper.&#8…

Anderson Cooper

Name at birth: Anderson Hays Vanderbilt CooperAnderson Cooper is the silver-haired and multi-talented TV journalist who began hosting the CNN news show Anderson Cooper 360° in 2003. Anderson Cooper wa…

Gordon Cooper

Name at birth: Leroy Gordon Cooper, Jr.Gordon Cooper was one of the original Mercury 7 astronauts, the first Americans chosen for space flight duty by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration…