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Pearl S. Buck

Name at birth: Pearl Comfort SydenstrickerPearl S. Buck became an international celebrity with her runaway bestseller The Good Earth, a tale of Chinese peasants that won the Pulitzer Prize in 1932. Sh…

Pearl S(ydenstricker) Buck

Pearl S(ydenstricker) Buck(John Sedges, pseudonym)novelistBorn: 6/26/1892Birthplace: Hillsboro, West Virginia Raised in China where her parents were Presbyterian missionaries, Buck returned to…

Pearl Peden OLDFIELD

OLDFIELD, Pearl Peden, (wife of William Allan Oldfield), a Representative from Arkansas; born in Cotton Plant, Woodruff County, Ark., on December 2, 1876; educated in the public schools and at …

Pearl

(The). Dioscorides and Pliny mention the belief that pearls are formed by drops of rain falling into the oyster-shells while open; the rain-drops thus received being hardened into pearls b…

Buck

A dandy. (See below.) “A most tremendous buck he was, as he sat there serene, in state, driving his greys.” —Thackeray: Vanity Fair, chap. vi. Source: Dictionary of Phra…

Howard P. (Buck) McKEON

McKEON, Howard P. (Buck), a Representative from California; born in Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, Calif., September 9, 1938; graduated from Verdugo Hills High School, Tujunga, Calif.; B.S., …

Harry S. Truman

Harry Truman became president of the United States after the death of Franklin Roosevelt on 12 April 1945. President Truman led the U.S. through the end of World War II and made the decision to use th…

McKEON, Howard P. (Buck)

McKEON, Howard P. (Buck), a Representative from California; born in Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, Calif., September 9, 1938; graduated from Verdugo Hills High School, Tujunga, Calif.; B.S., Br…

Pearl Harbor

Director:Michael BayWriter:Randall WallaceTouchstone Pictures; PG-13; 183 minutesRelease:5/01Cast:Ben Affleck, Josh Hartnett, Kate Beckinsale The good thing about heading to the theaters to se…

Pearl Jam

Pearl Jamalternative rock band One of several Seattle-based grunge bands, Pearl Jam found a following during the 1990s. The group's first album, Ten (1991), established the band with songs suc…