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W. Somerset Maugham

Name at birth: William Somerset MaughamW. Somerset Maugham was a prolific and popular writer of plays, novels and short stories during the first six decades of the 20th century. His passionate semi-au…

W. Somerset Maugham Biography

W. Somerset Maugham(William Somerset Maugham)novelist, playwright, and short story writerBorn: 1/25/1874Birthplace: Paris, France Although he was most well known as an author, W. Somerset Mau…

Brewer's: Somerset House

occupies the site of a princely mansion built by Somerset the Protector, brother of Lady Jane Seymour, and uncle of Edward VI. At the death of Somerset on the scaffold it became the propert…

Brewer's: Somerset

Anciently Sumorsoete or Sumorsoet - i.e. Suth-mor-soet (south moor camp). Somerset or Somersault. A leap in which a person turns head over heels in the air and lights on his feet. (Latin…

Bill W.

(William Griffith Wilson)founder of Alcoholics AnonymousBirthplace: East Dorset, VermontBorn: 1895Died: 1971

W. W. Law 2002 Deaths

W. W. LawAge: 79 civil-rights activist who served as president of the Savannah branch of the NAACP from 1950 to 1976. He led the drive to desegregate the city and helped to establish a civil-r…

W. W. (William Worth) DICKERSON

DICKERSON, W. W. (William Worth), a Representative from Kentucky; born in Sherman, Grant County, Ky., November 29, 1851; attended the public schools and the private academy of N.M. Lloyd in Cri…

State of the Union Address: A Hopeful Society

A Hopeful Society America is a great force for freedom and prosperity. Yet our greatness is not measured in power or luxuries, but by who we are and how we treat one another. So we strive to b…

State of the Union Address: Military Sacrifices

Military Sacrifices Our men and women in uniform are making sacrifices and showing a sense of duty stronger than all fear. They know what it's like to fight house to house in a maze of streets…

State of the Union Address: Economic Agenda

Economic Agenda Tonight I will set out a better path, an agenda for a nation that competes with confidence, an agenda that will raise standards of living and generate new jobs. Americans shoul…