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Robert Bly

Robert Bly is an American poet and the author of the best-selling prose work on modern masculinity, Iron John (1990). His strong poems and charismatic personality made him one of the most prominent p…

Nellie Bly

Name at birth: Elizabeth Jane CochranNellie Bly was the pseudonym of Elizabeth Cochrane Seaman, a New York journalist whose muckraking made her a 19th century celebrity. A victim of personal hardship…

Robert Bly Biography

American poet, editor, and translatorBorn: December 26, 1926Birthplace: Madison, Minn. Robert Bly is the author of more than 30 books of poetry, including Loving a Wo…

Nellie Bly

Nellie Bly(Elizabeth Cochrane)journalistBorn: 5/5/1864Birthplace: Cochran's Mills, Pa. Bly is best remembered for circling the globe in 72 days, thus beating the record of Around the World in …

Nellie Bly Biography

Nellie Bly(Elizabeth Cochrane)journalistBorn: 5/5/1864Birthplace: Cochran's Mills, Pa. Bly is best remembered for circling the globe in 72 days, thus beating the record of Around the World in …

Brewer's: Robert

King Robert of Sicily. A metrical romance of the Trouveur, taken from the Story of the Emperor Jovinian in the Gesta Romanorum, and borrowed from the Talmud. It finds a place in the Arabian…

Robert Whyte ROBERTS

ROBERTS, Robert Whyte, a Representative from Mississippi; born in Kent County, Del., November 28, 1784; received a liberal education; studied law; was admitted to the bar; shortly after reachin…

Robert Roberts HITT

HITT, Robert Roberts, a Representative from Illinois; born in Urbana, Champaign County, Ohio, January 16, 1834; moved to Ogle County, Ill., in 1837 with his parents, who settled in Mount Morris…

Oral Roberts

Name at birth: Granville Oral RobertsOral Roberts was the first evangelist to lead large televised revivals in which worshipers claimed to be miraculously healed. He was raised in a Pentecostal Chris…

Robert Wadlow

Robert Pershing Wadlow was, for much of his brief life, the world's tallest man. He was 8 feet and 11 inches tall (roughly 2.72 meters) when he died at age 22. Robert Wadlow was of normal height and …