Among Bletchley Park's brilliant decoders, Mavis Batey stood out. Her work led to a British victory over the Italian navy, and she was the first to crack the German spy service's code.
During four decades as a force on the L.A. poetry scene, Coleman produced works that compelled attention to racism and hatred.
If Sam Spade was a tough guy, Jim Rockford was ? well, he could throw a punch, but he didn't like to because it hurt his hand.
From childhood, Nadine Gordimer understood the cruelties of apartheid.