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Wolfe, Tom

(Encyclopedia) Wolfe, Tom (Thomas Kennerly Wolfe, Jr.), 1931–2018, American journalist and novelist, b. Richmond, Va., B.A. Washington and Lee Univ., 1951, Ph.D. Yale, 1957. He began…

Tom Wolfe

Tom Wolfe was the New York journalist who wrote The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test (1968) and The Right Stuff (1979), then turned to writing novels, including TheBonfire of the Vanities (1987). A…

wolf

(Encyclopedia) wolf, carnivorous mammal of the genus Canis in the dog family. Once distributed over most of the Northern Hemisphere, wild wolves are now confined to the…

Tom

(Encyclopedia) Tom tôm [key], river, c.525 mi (840 km) long, rising in the Alatau range, S Siberian Russia. It flows N through the Kuznetsk Basin past Novokuznetsk, Kemerovo, and Tomsk…

tom-tom

(Encyclopedia) tom-tom, name popularly applied to high-pitched hand drums, usually barrel-shaped and having either one or two drumheads of skin. They are tunable to specific pitches.…

Lone Wolf

(Encyclopedia) Lone Wolf, d. 1879, Kiowa Chief. He led some Kiowas on raids in 1874 after his son had been killed by whites, but he was defeated and with a number of followers…

Howlin' Wolf

(Encyclopedia) Howlin' Wolf, 1910–76, African-American blues singer and composer, b. White Station, Miss., as Chester Arthur Burnett. Exposed to blues performers from childhood, he…