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The UC Irvine Libraries support the Chancellor's Distinguished Fellows Series by providing a bibliography of the works of each Fellow. The bibliographies are available in print at the Langson and Science Libraries and at each public event.

2001 - 2002 Series

Theodore J. Lowi

UC Irvine Chancellor's Distinguished Fellow
A Selective Bibliography: The UC Irvine Libraries
February 13, 2002

Daniel C. Tsang, Asian American Studies, Politics, Economics, & Management Bibliographer
Social Science Data Librarian
The UC Irvine Libraries


At the Pleasure of the Mayor: Patronage and Power in New York City, 1898-1958. New York: Free Press, 1964. Langson Library Call Number: JS1234 A1 L6  (Based on dissertation)

Legislative Politics, U.S.A. (ed.). Boston: Little, Brown, 1962. Langson Library Call Number: JK1061 .L6. 2nd ed., 1965. Langson Library Call Number: JK1061 L6 1965  3rd ed., with Randall Ripley, 1973.

The Pursuit of Justice. with Robert F. Kennedy. Main. New York: Harper & Row, 1964. Editions in Spanish and German, 1967 and 1969.

Private Life and Public Order (ed.). New York: W.W. Norton & Co., 1968. Langson Library Call Number: HD3616 U46 L6  

The End of Liberalism: The Second Republic of the United States. New York: W.W. Norton, 1969. . Langson Library Call Number: HM276 .L57   2nd ed., 1979. Langson Library Call Number: On order. Japanese edition, 1982. French edition, 1987

The Politics of Disorder. New York: Basic Books, 1971. Langson Library Call Number: HN65 L67   2nd ed., Norton Library, 1974.

Poliscide: Scientists, the Giant Accelerator and the Metropolis, with Benjamin Ginsberg. New York: The Macmillan Co., 1975. Science Library Call Number: Q127 U6 L68. 2nd ed., 1990, University Presses of America.

American Government: Incomplete Conquest. New York: Holt, Rinehart & Winston, 1976. 2nd ed., 1981, retitled Incomplete Conquest: Governing America.

American Government: Incomplete Conquest, brief edition. Dryden Press, 1977.

Nationalizing Government: Public Policies in America (ed.), with Alan Stone. Beverly Hills: Sage Publications, 1978. Langson Library Call Number: JK271 N38  

The Personal President: Power Invested, Promise Unfulfilled. Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press, 1985. Langson Library Call Number: JK516 L89 1985  

Comparative Theory and Political Experience : Mario Einaudi and the Liberal Tradition (ed.), with Peter J. Katzenstein and Sidney Tarrow, Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press, 1990. Langson Library Call Number: JC251 E35 C65 1990  

American Government: Freedom & Power, with Benjamin Ginsberg. New York: W.W. Norton & Co., 1990. Langson Library Call Number: JK274 L647 1994b. 6th edition, 2000. Langson Library Call Number: On order

Democrats Return to Power: Politics and Policy in the Clinton Era, with Benjamin Ginsberg. New York: W.W. Norton & Co., 1994. Langson Library Call Number: On order

Embattled Democracy: Politics and Policy in the Clinton Era, with Benjamin Ginsberg, W.W. Norton & Co., 1994, 1995. Langson Library Call Number: On order

The End of the Republican Era. Norman, OK: University of Oklahoma Press, 1995. Langson Library Call Number: JA84.U5 L69 1995  

We The People: An Introduction to American Politics, with Benjamin Ginsberg and Margaret Weir. New York: W.W. Norton & Co., 1997. 2nd edition, 1999. Langson Library Call Number: On order

A Republic of Parties? Debating the Two-Party System, with Joseph Romance. Lanham, Md.: Rowman & Littlefield, 1998. Langson Library Call Number: JK2261 L68 1998

Book Chapters

"The Legislative Process - U.S. Bases in Spain," in E. Bock and A.K. Campbell, Case Studies in American Government. Englewood Cliffs: Prentice-Hall, 1962. Langson Library Call Number: JK21 I57

"Bases in Spain," in Harold Stein, ed., American Civil-Military Decisions. University, Ala.: University of Alabama Press, 1963. Langson Library Call Number: E744 S845

"Making Democracy Safe for the World: Foreign Policy and National Politics," in James N. Rosenau (ed.), Domestic Sources of Foreign Policy. The Free Press, 1967. Langson Library Call Number: E744 C7 1965

"The Functions of Government," in Randall B. Ripley (ed.), Public Policies and Their Politics. New York: W.W. Norton, 1966. Langson Library Call Number: JK271 R52

"Party, Policy and Constitution," in William Nisbet Chambers and W. Dean Burnham, The American Party Systems - Stages of Development: Stages of Political Development. New York, Oxford University Press, 1967. Langson Library Call Number: JK2265 A68

"Politics and the Great Society," in Sol Tax (ed.), The People vs. the System, a Dialogue in Urban Conflict; Proceedings. Chicago: Acme Press, 1968.

"The Development of Arenas of Power," in Oliver Walter. ed., Political Scientists at Work. Belmont, Calif., Duxbury Press, 1971. Southern Regional Library Facility Call Number: JA 73 P66.

"The Politics of Higher Education: Political Science as a Case Study," in George J. Graham and George W. Carey (eds.), The Post-Behavioral Era; Perspectives on Political Science, New York: David McKay, 1972. Langson Library Call Number: JA71 G69

"The Third Revolution: Information and Politics in the 1990's," in Itzhak Galnoor (ed.), Government Secrecy in Democracies. New York : New York University Press, 1977. Langson Library Call Number: JC585 G6

"Population Policies and the American Political System," in A. E. Keir Nash (ed.), Governance and Population: The Governmental Implications of Population Change. Washington, D.C.: Commission on Population Growth and the American Future; Government Printing Office, 1972.

"Toward a Politics of Economics," in Leon N. Lindberg et al. (eds.), Stress and Contradiction in Modern Capitalism: Public Policy and the Theory of the State. Lexington, Mass.: Lexington Books, 1975. Langson Library Call Number: HD82 .S8457

"The State of Cities in the Second Republic," in John P. Blair and David Nachmias, eds., Fiscal Retrenchment and Urban Policy. Vol. 17, Urban Affairs Annual Reviews. Beverly Hills, CA: Sage, 1979, 43-54. Langson Library Call Number: HT108 .U7 v.17

"La fin du liberalisme," in Jean-Louis Seurin et al, La Démocratie Pluraliste.. Paris: Économica, 1981.

"Public Works and the Public's Work" (foreword) in Elliot J. Feldman and Jerome Milch, Technocracy versus Democracy: the Comparative Politics of International Airports. Boston, Mass. : Auburn House Pub. Co., 1982. Science Library Call Number: TL726.15 F44

"Ronald Reagan -- Revolutionary?" in Lester M. Salamon & Michael S. Lund, eds., The Reagan Presidency & The Governing of America (Washington, D.C.: Urban Institute Press, 1984). Langson Library Call Number: JK271 R332 1984

"Constitution, Government & Politics," in George Grassmuck, ed., Before Nomination: Our Primary Problems: A Conference. Washington, D.C.: The American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research, 1985. Langson Library Call Number: JK522 B44 1985

"The State in Politics," in Roger G. Noll, ed., Regulatory Policy & the Social Sciences Berkeley: University of California Press, 1985. Langson Library Call Number: HD3616.U47 R144 1985

"Why No Socialism in America: A Federalist Perspective," in Robert T. Golembiewski & Aaron Wildavsky, eds., The Costs of Federalism: in Honor of James W. Fesler, 1984. Langson Library Call Number: JK325 .C627 1984. Reprinted in Society, January 1985.

"Realistic Disenchantment -- Political Science Discovers the State," foreword in Raymand Seidelman, Disenchanted Realists: Political Science and the American Crisis, 1884-1984. Albany: State University of New York Press, 1985, v-xix. Langson Library Call Number: JA84.U5 S44 1985.

"Political Parties & the Constitution," in Leonard Levy, ed.,, Encyclopedia of the American Constitution. New York : Macmillan, 1988. Langson Library Call Number: KF4548 E53 1986

"The Welfare State, The New Regulation and the Rule of Law," in Allan Schnaiberg, et al., eds., Distributional Conflicts in Environmental Resource Policy (Aldershot: Gower, 1986). Langson Library Call Number: HC79 E5 D57 1986b

"The Constitution and Contemporary Political Discourse: Liberal and Conservative Theories of Regulation," in Gary C. Bryner and Dennis L. Thompson, eds., The Constitution and The Regulation of Society, Provo, Utah : Brigham Young University, 1988. Langson Library Call Number: KF4606 C55 1988

"The Theory of the Underclass," in Charles Vert Willie, The Caste & Class Controversy on Race and Poverty: Round Two of the Willie/Wilson Debate. Dix Hills, NY: General Hall, 2nd ed., 1989. F185.615 C355 1989

"The American Experience(s) with Democracy," keynote address, American Studies Conference, Seoul, Korea, 1985; in Fred Krinsky, ed., Crisis and Innovation: Constitutional Democracy in America, 1989. Langson Library Call Number: JK21 C76 1988

"Reforming the Constitutional System," in Shlomo Slonim, ed., The Constitutional Bases of Political and Social Change in the United States (New York: Praeger, 1990). Langson Library Call Number: KF4749 C646 1990

"Presidential Power and the Ideological Struggle Over its Interpretation," in Martin L. Fausold and Alan Shank, eds., The Constitution and the American Presidency. Albany, State University of New York Press, 1990. Langson Library Call Number: JK511 C66 1991

"Toward a Legislature of the First Kind," in Knowledge, Power, and the Congress, William H. Robinson and Clay H. Wellborn, eds., (Washington, D.C.: Congressional Quarterly, 1991, 9-43. Langson Library Government Information Call Number: LC 14.2:K 76

"The Political Marriage of Information Technology and Bureaucracy," in Larry B. Hill, ed., The State of Public Bureaucracy. Armonk, N.Y.: M.E. Sharpe, 1992. Langson Library Call Number: JK421 S72 1992

"Before Conservatism and Beyond: American Ideology and Politics in the 1990's," in Godfrey Hodgson, ed., Handbooks to the Modern World: The United States. New York: Facts on File, 2nd edition, 1992, 619-643.

"Two Roads to Serfdom: Liberalism, Conservatism, and Administrative Power," in Stephen L. Elkin and Karol Edward Soltan, eds., A New Constitutionalism: Designing Political Institutions for a Good Society. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1993. Langson Library Call Number: JC330.15 N48 1993

"Risks and Rights in the History of American Governments," in Edward J. Burger, Jr., ed., Risk, Ann Arbor: The University of Michigan Press, 1993, 17-40. Langson Library Call Number: On order.

"Yes - It Is Time for a Third Major Party in American Politics," in Gary L. Rose, ed., Controversial Issues in Presidential Selection. 2nd edition. Albany: State University of New York Press, 1994, 243-250. Langson Library Call Number: JK528 C73 1994

"American Impasse: The Ideological Dimension at Era's End," in Michael Minkenberg and Herbert Dittgen, eds., The American Impasse: U.S. Domestic and Foreign Policy After the Cold War (University of Pittsburgh Press, 1996), 1-12. Langson Library Call Number: JK271 A5735 1996

"Political Theory and Public Policy: Marx, Weber, and a Republican Theory of the State," with Edward J. Harpham, in Kristen Renwick Monroe, ed., Contemporary Empirical Political Theory (Berkeley: University of California Press, 1997), 249-278. Langson Library Call Number: JA83 C6366 1997.

"Constitutional Merry-Go-Round: The First Round Tragedy, The Second Round Farce," in William N. Eskridge, Jr. and Sanford Levinson, eds., Constitutional Stupidities, Constitutional Tragedies (New York: New York University Press, 1998), 189-202. Langson Library Call Number: On order.

"Charles Murray: Losing Ground, Gaining Power," with Gwendolyn Mink, in Dan Clawson, ed., Required Reading: Sociology's Most Influential Books (Amherst: University of Massachusetts Press, 1998), 55-68. Langson Library Call Number: HM73 .R45 1998

"Toward a Responsible Three-Party System," in Daniel M. Shea and John C. Green, eds., The State of the Parties: The Changing Role of Contemporary American Parties Lanham, Md.: Rowman & Littlefield, 1994), 45-57. Langson Library Call Number: JK2261 .S824 1994. 2nd. edition, 1996. Langson Library Call Number: JK2261 .S824 1996. Title changed: "Toward a Responsible Three-Party System: Plan or Obituary?" for 3rd. edition, 1999, 171-189. Langson Library Call Number: JK2261 S824 1999.

"Comment on Electoral Strategy of the Republican Party in the 1970s -- Early 1980s," in Joel H. Silbey, ed., Russian-American Dialogue on the History of U.S. Political Parties (Columbia: University of Missouri Press, 2000), 218-228. Langson Library Call Number: JK2261 R87 2000

"Think Globally, Lose Locally," in Guy Lachapelle and John Trent, Globalization, Governance and Identity: The Emergence of New Partnerships. Montréal : Presses de l'Université de Montréal, 2000, 17-38. Langson Library Call Number: JZ1320 G56 2000

"Political Parties and the Future State of the Union," in Jeffrey E. Cohen, Richard Fleisher, and Paul Kantor, eds., American Political Parties: Decline or Resurgence? Washington, DC: CQ Press, 2001, 229-240. Langson Library Call Number: JK2261 A56 2001

"Progress and Poverty Revisited: Toward Construction of a Statist Third Way," Joseph S. Tulchin and Ralph Espach, eds., Global Governance and Social Inequity, forthcoming.

"Public Philosophy -- Crisis and Opportunity," in E. Robert Statham, Jr., ed., Public Philosophy and Political Science: Crisis and Reflection. New York: Lexington Books, forthcoming.

"The Private and the Public: As Seen Through a History of Political Corruption and Scandal," in Paul Apostolidis and Juliet Williams, eds., Public Affairs: The Politics of Sex Scandals. Durham, North Carolina: Duke University Press, forthcoming.

Journal Articles

"Toward Functionalism in Political Science: The Case of Innovation in Party Systems," American Political Science Review, 57/3, September 1963, 570-583.

"American Government, 1933-63: Fission and Confusion in Theory and Research," American Political Science Review, 58/3, September 1964, 589-610.

"Public Philosophy: Interest-Group Liberalism," American Political Science Review, 61/1, March 1967, 5-24.

"Machine Politics: Old and New," Public Interest, 9, 1967, 83-92.

"Who Should Govern?," PS, Summer 1969.

"Political Machines or Administrative Bureaucracies: Problem of American Municipal Government," Sociologie du Travail, 4, 1969, 444-462.

"The Patient Needs All the Blood He Has: A Political Analysis of Higher Education," Political Science, 3/2, Spring 1970, 107-116.

"Decision Making versus Policy Making: Toward an Antidote for Technocracy," Public Administration Review, 30/3, June 1970, 314-325.

"The Four Systems of Policy, Politics & Choice," Public Administration Review, July/August, 1972.

"Parties, Groups and Society's Capacity for Change," PS, Spring 1970.

"Reply to Mansfield," Public Policy, 19/1, 1971, 207-211.

"One-Dimensional President," Social Science Quarterly, Autumn 1972.

"Systems of Policy, Politics and Choice," Public Administration Review, 32/4, 1972, 298-310.

"What Political Scientists Don't Need to Ask about Policy Analysis," Policy Studies Journal, Autumn 1973.

"Politicization of Political Science," American Politics Quarterly, 1/1, 1973, 43-71.

"Interest Groups and Consent to Govern: Getting People Out for What?," Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science, 413, May 1974, 86-100.

"Unseen Revolution: How Pension Fund Socialism Came to America," American Political Science Review, 72/3, 1978, 1056-1058. (Book Review of P.F. Drucker's work)

"The Intelligent Person's Guide to Political Corruption." Public Affairs, September 1981

"Toward a More Responsible 3-Party System: The Mythology of the 2-Party System and the Prospects for Reform," PS, 16/4, Autumn 1983, 699-706.

"Presidential Power: Restoring the Balance," Political Science Quarterly, 100/2, Summer 1985, 185-213.

"The Welfare State: Ethical Foundations and Constitutional Remedies," Political Science Quarterly 101/2, Centennial Issue, 1986, 197-220.

"Two Roads to Serfdom: Liberalism, Conservatism & Administrative Power," American University Law Review, Winter 1987

"Contemporary Chinese Politics," PS, 20/2, Spring 1987, 325-326.

"An Assessment of Kellow's Promoting Elegance in Policy Theory," Policy Studies Journal, 16/4, Summer 1988, 725-728

"Dear David," essay in response to David Schaefer article, "Theodore Lowi & the Administrative State," Administration & Society, 19/4, February 1988, 399-412

"Return to the State: Critiques," American Political Science Review, September 1988.

"The Theory of the Underclass," Policy Studies Review, 1988.

"Doin' the Cincinnati: Iran-Contra and the Constitution," in the inaugural issue of the National Political Science Review, 1989.

"Risks and Rights in the History of American Governments," Daedalus, 119/4, Fall 1990, 17-40.

"Conditional Surrender: Charles De Gaulle and American Opinion", with Martin Schain, PS, 25/3, September 1992, 498-506.

"The State in Political Science: How We Became What We Study," (Presidential address), American Political Science Review, 86/1, March 1992, 1-7.

"Conditional Surrender: Charles DeGaulle and American Opinion," PS, 25/3, September 1992, 498-506.

"Percheron, Annich: In Memoriam," with David Easton et al, PS, 25/4, December 1992, 749.

"A Review of Herbert Simon's Review of My View of the Discipline," PS, 26/1 March 1993, 51-52.

"Legitimizing Public Administration: A Disturbed Dissent," Public Administration Review, 53/3, May/June 1993, 261-264.

"Response to Critiques of Presidential Address," PS, 26/3, September 1993, 539.

"Changing Perceptions of the British System: Discussion," with I. Katznelson et al, Political Science Quarterly, 109/3, Special Issue 1994, 498-512.

"The Italian Particracy: Beyond President and Parliament - Discussion," with M. Lorch et al, Political Science Quarterly, 109/3, Special Issue 1994, 461-479.

"Presidential Democracy in America: Toward the Homogenized Regime," Political Science Quarterly, 109/3, Special Issue 1994, 401-415.

"Spirited Dialogue: Theodore Lowi's The End of the Republican Era, with Lisa Weinberg, Charles T. Goodsell, Allen D. Hertzke, and James A. Stever, Public Administration Review, 55/5, Sept/Oct 1995, 475-494.

"The Public and the Private: A Symposium on Theodore J. Lowi's The End of the Republican Era," with Wilson Carey McWilliams and Glenn Tinder, The Review of Politics, 58/3, Summer 1996, 597-615.

"President v. Congress: What The Two-Party Duopoly Has Done To The American Separation of Powers," Case Western Law Review, 47/4, Summer 1997, 1219-1236.

"Party Government and the Constitution in the U.S.: President and Congress in a New and Dysfunctional Separation of Powers," The Current (CIPA journal), 2, Spring 1997, 6-11.

" 'Government Suasion: Adding to the Lowi Policy Typology' -- Comments on," Policy Studies Journal 25/2, Summer 1997, 283-285.

"Hyperpolitics: Hypertext, Concepts and Theory-Making," with Mauro Calise, International Political Science Review, 21/3, July 2000, 283-310. Also in: Quaderni di Scienza Politica, 2000.

"Negative Capital and the Wealth of Nations," with William W. Keller and Gerry Gendlin, International Studies Perspectives, January, 2000, 75-87.

"Our Millennium: Political Science Confronts the Global Corporate Economy," (IPSA Presidential address), International Political Science Review, 22/2, April 2001, 131-150.

"Reforming American Electoral Politics: Let's Take 'No' for an Answer,"
with D. Ferguson, PS, 34/2, June 2001, 277-280.

Selected Articles

"Ritual and Power: Kennedy and the First Ballot," New Republic, April 1960.

"How Farmers Get What They Want," Reporter, May 1964.

"Machine Politics-Old and New," The Public Interest, Fall 1967.

"Why Merge Commerce and Labor?," Challenge, July/August 1967.

"American Cities: Old Shame and New," Midway, Fall 1968.

"Decentralization--To Whom? for What?," Midway, Winter 1969.

"The Wheel of Panic," The Nation, 208/20, May 1969, 208/20.

"Dear Mayor Lindsay," The Nation, 209/20, December 1969, 624-627.

"Apartheid U.S.A.," Trans-action, 7/4 February 1970, 32-39.

"Yesterday's Revolutionists - Faculty and the Tragedy of the University," Midway, Winter 1970.

"Politics of Dead Center: Artificial Majority, The Nation, 211/19, 1970, 591-594.

"The Artificial Majority," The Nation, December 1971.

"A Critical Election Misfires," The Nation, December 18, 1972.

"Where is Liberalism Now That We Need It?" Washington Post, Outlook Section, October 31, 1982.

"A Jaundiced Public Eye," New York Times Book Review, April 10, 1983.

"Is the Presidency Too Big for One Person?" U.S. News and World Report, February 2, 1981.

"Why is There No Socialism in the United States," Society, 22/2, 1985, 34-42.

"Federalism and Socialism," Society, 22/4, 1985, 4-5.

."Mr. Reagan's Revolution: An Unfinished Task," The Center Magazine, 18/3, 1985, 2-9,

"Making it a Real Revolution," with David Lytel, The Information Society, 4, 1986.

"Mass Politics Dictates the Power of the Presidency," Los Angeles Times, November 28, 1986.

"What's Neo in Neoliberalism?," Washington Post Bookworld, 1986.

"The Pernicious Effects of Economics on American Political Science," The Chronicle of Higher Education, December 11, 1991.

"Mr. Perot, Form a Party," The New York Times, April 6, 1992.

"The Party Crasher," The New York Times Magazine, August 23, 1992, 28.

"The Time is Ripe for the Creation of a Genuine 3-Party System," The Chronicle of Higher Education, December 16, 1992.

"An End to Politics as Usual," The Long Term View: A Journal of Informed Opinion, 2/ 2, Spring 1994, 17-21.

"Still Angry, Voters? Why Not a Third Party?" USA Today, November 9, 1994, 15A.

"Media Fascination with Self-Styled Public Intellectuals," The Chronicle of Higher Education, January 27, 1995, B1.

"The Two Tests of a President," The Washington Post, December 1, 1995, A27.

"A Ticket to Democracy," The New York Times, December 28, 1996, A27.

"Think Globally, Lose Locally," Boston Review, April/May 1998, 4-10. URL: http://bostonreview.mit.edu/BR23.2/lowi.html

"Why Clinton Must Demand Impeachment," Los Angeles Times, August 14, 1998, B9.

"Frontyard Propaganda," Boston Review, 24/5, October/November 1999.

"Hyperpolitics: Does the Web Make Science?", with Mauro Calise, paper presented at the XVIIIth World Congress of the International Political Science Association, Quebec, Canada, 1-5 August 2000.

"1999 GOP 'Coup' Upstages Convention," (Viewpoint), Newsday, August 22, 2000, A31-A32.

"A Bracing Dose of Partisanship," The New York Times, December, 3, 2000, p.19.

"Deregulate the Duopoly," The Nation, 271/18, December 4, 2000, 7-8.

"Sous le fédéraliste, un ultralibéral?", Le Monde des Debats, January 2001, 22-23.

"A Farewell Tribute to Herbert Simon," posted (2001) on APSANet.
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"Professor Lowi Talks about the Legitmacy of Selecting the Next President," on All Things Considered, National Public Radio, December 10, 2000, interviewed by Lisa Simeone. Transcript on LexisNexisTM database.

"Professor Theodore Lowi Discusses Voting Irregularities in the 1960 Election between Richard Nixon and Robert F. Kennedy," Morning Edition, National Public Radio, November 13, 2000, interviewed by Bob Edwards. Transcript on LexisNexisTM database.

"Coming Together: Exploring Bipartisanship..," PBS Online NewsHour, December 19, 2000, interviewed by Gwen Ifill. Transcript: http://www.pbs.org/newshour/bb/politics/july-dec00/politics_12-19.html [with links to audio and video clips]

"Presidential Transition on Hold: Gridlock Looming," Pacifica Network News, November 21, 2001, interviewed by David Rabin. http://www.webactive.com/rihurl.ram?file=webactive/pacifica/pac20001121.ra&start=%2214:23.7%22&proto=pnm [audio clip]

About Prof. Lowi

"Citation Classic: The End of Liberalis: Ideology, Policy, and the Crisis of Public Authority," Current Contents/Social & Behavioral Sciences, no. 15, 1983, 26.

Who's Who in America. New Providence, NJ: Marquis Who's Who, 2000, vol. 2, 3003. Langson Library Call Number: Reference E 663 W56 54th ed. 2000 v. 2

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