Volume 7 Coming in 2023 These are the people you will wish you had known.

Coming Spring 2023

99 Amazing People

Glad you’re interested, but Volume 7 hasn’t been published yet. We’re a bit backed up.

Sorry about that! It’s the perils of a one-man publishing operation….

Available now: Amazon Kindle versions of the first five volumes: see the list in the sidebar for more info.

Coming: more volumes, ebook access directly from us (and not just for Kindle), and paperback versions are also starting to come out.

Volume 7

With this seventh volume in the series, the stories delve a bit deeper, and thus get longer.

World War II spies, including one you never would have known by looking at her. The creator of the minicomputer. The woman who brought dignified death to California. The inventor of email, and the inventor of disposable diapers. A young police officer who knowingly sacrificed his life to save two civilians.

The TV executive who bought scads of shows, from Petticoat Junction to All in the Family. Book editors, war heroes, actors, writers, singers. The first Femtochemist (and what the heck that means). Amazing doctors, including the one who completely eradicated a disease that had killed 300 million people. An engineer who saved the Apollo 11 moon landing when Neil Armstrong had trouble. A stewardess who fell 33,333 ft from an airliner without a parachute — and was the only one on the plane who survived.

And all those are in the first half! There are so many more.

The mainstream media tend to worship celebrities and sports figures, but the real heroes in life are often anonymous to the public. Each of the stories will make you realize the cool people you have missed in your midst. These are the people you will wish you had known.

The Honorees

Included in Volume 7:

  1. Writers’ Friend Mary Adelman
  2. Voice man Joe Alaskey
  3. Ghostwriter Donald Bain
  4. Press freedom champion Ben Bagdikian
  5. Trapped voice actor Erik Bauersfeld
  6. Cost disease economist William Baumol
  7. Comedy Writer Chris Bearde
  8. Residency reformer Bertrand Bell
  9. Drum pioneer Remo Belli
  10. Acoustic engineer Leo Beranek
  11. Healing Force Barbara Blaine
  12. Parachute Pastor Richard Bolles
  13. Communications visionary Vanu Bose
  14. Songwriter Oscar Brand
  15. TV producer Al Brodax
  16. Pilot’s pilot Eric Melrose Brown
  17. Jazz pianist Barbara Carroll
  18. Good girl! Chaser
  19. Personal computing pioneer Wesley A. Clark
  20. Soldier of Conscience Lawrence Colburn
  21. Heart surgeon Denton Cooley
  22. Comedian Bill Dana
  23. TV programmer Michael Dann
  24. Editor Byron Dobell
  25. “Queen of Carbon” Mildred Dresselhaus
  26. Risk-taking philosopher Anne Dufourmantelle
  27. Humanitarian Abdul Sattar Edhi
  28. Child psychologist Bloeme Evers-Emden
  29. Digital Detoxer Levi Felix
  30. Familiar voice June Foray
  31. Computer memory/simulation pioneer Jay Forrester
  32. Moon landing hero Jack Garman
  33. Attorney for Underdogs William Genego
  34. Animator Bob Givens
  35. Disposable diaper inventor Valerie Hunter Gordon
  36. Film producer Howard Gottfried
  37. Writer Earl Hamner Jr.
  38. Epidemiologist D.A. Henderson
  39. Volunteer Richard Hendrickson
  40. Scientist Lilli Hornig
  41. Professional Pitcher Mamie Johnson
  42. Cardiologist W. Dudley Johnson
  43. Acquisition editor Judith Jones
  44. Pioneering sleep researcher Michel Jouvet
  45. Mahler conductor Gilbert Kaplan
  46. Cardinal William Keeler
  47. Escaped slave Jennifer Kempton
  48. Chemist and physicist Walter Kohn
  49. Deputy sheriff John Kotfila Jr.
  50. Biochemist Fred Kummerow
  51. Actor Herbert Tsangtse Kwouk
  52. Educational dreamer Eugene Lang
  53. Olympic champion Sammy Lee
  54. Gourmet burger maven Marilyn Lewis
  55. Bassist Jane Little
  56. Jazz guitarist Mundell Lowe
  57. Practical physicist David MacKay
  58. NMR physicist Peter Mansfield
  59. Lifelong Entertainer Rose Marie
  60. Actor Don Marshall
  61. TV director Leslie Martinson
  62. Actress Dina Merrill
  63. Ms. Sheila Michaels
  64. Math professor Maryam Mirzakhani
  65. Lt. Commander John Moffat
  66. Cosplay hero John Mollo
  67. The automated Dick Morley
  68. “Lead industry” foe Herbert Needleman
  69. Unsung Singer Marni Nixon
  70. The law-abiding Christy O’Donnell
  71. The dignified Jeremiah O’Keefe
  72. Fox Phantom Joe Griffin Patten
  73. The cool-headed Stanislav Petrov
  74. “Elephant” playwright Bernard Pomerance
  75. Polymath Writer Jerry Pournelle
  76. Foreign correspondent Bernard Redmont
  77. Satellite engineer Harold Rosen
  78. Humble spy Jeannie Rousseau
  79. The jumpy Ken Sailors
  80. Pain doctor John Sarno
  81. Comedy Writer Bob Schiller
  82. The Real Eve Chris Sizemore
  83. Clandestine radio operator Haakon Sørbye
  84. Mental health advocate Ted Stanley
  85. Transplant researcher Thomas Starzl
  86. Scuba trainer Jim Stewart
  87. Computer networking visionary Robert W. Taylor
  88. Doolittle raider David Thatcher
  89. Futurist Alvin Toffler
  90. Email inventor Ray Tomlinson
  91. “Harry Potter” ride operator Luis Vielma
  92. High-faller Vesna Vulovic
  93. Gutsy publisher George Weidenfeld
  94. Psychologist George Weinberg
  95. Illustrator Tyrus Wong
  96. Sound editor David Yewdall
  97. Human actress Francine York
  98. Vaccine pioneer Julius Youngner
  99. Femtochemist Ahmed Zewail