Honorary Unsubscribe v4

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The fourth book in the This is True Honorary Unsubscribe series includes 146 stories about “The People You Will Wish You Had Known”. The period covered is 2007 through 2009. 154 pages, 5.5×8.5″.

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146 Amazing People

This fourth volume of astonishing people has more amazing inventors: the doctor who invented kidney dialysis. The engineer who came up with the life-saving EpiPen. The writer who thought up the communications satellite — and didn’t make a penny on the idea. The chemist who invented the MRI machine. The man who designed the disposable syringe, the tranquilizer gun, the childproof pill bottle, the silent burglar alarm, and more. The doctor who came up with Gatorade, and why it’s called that. The engineer who came up with the key technology to allow cell phones to work. The doctor who did the first coronary bypass — and came up with the Mobile Army Surgical Hospital concept, and the TV producer who co-created the TV show M*A*S*H. The guy who figured out a new tire material would make great bulletproof vests.

And then there’s the artists, like the man who came up with Bozo the Clown. The founder of Comic-Con. The toymaker who made more than 2 billion toys. The inspiration for Rainman. The designer who created the POW/MIA flag.

The public servants, such as the founder of Habitat for Humanity, and what set him on that path. The woman who suggested to the president that he create a new agency: NASA. The longest-serving police patrol officer known in the history of the United States. Watergate informant “Deep Throat”. The pharmacologist who figured out why it’s so hard to quit smoking — and came up with a way to help. The nurse who brought hospices to the United States.

And Mr. Wizard!

The mainstream media tend to worship celebrities and sports figures, but the real heroes in life are often anonymous to the public.

All those stories are in this book, plus more than a hundred more (146 total). The stories are fascinating: you won’t believe the cool people you have missed in your life. These are the people you will wish you had known.

The Honorees

    1. Siren turned scary Yvonne De Carlo
    2. Social commentator Art Buchwald
    3. Friend of the homeless Abbe Pierre
    4. Nasdaq founder Gordon S. Macklin
    5. The semiconductive Alan G. MacDiarmid
    6. Educator Walter Sondheim Jr.
    7. Press freedom proponent John Seymour Chaloner
    8. Propagandist Lothar-Guenther Buchheim
    9. Campy actor John Inman
    10. The Smoke-Free Peter VanVechten Hamill
    11. Gene mapper Milton Wexler
    12. MRI inventor Paul C. Lauterbur
    13. Prolific cartoonist Johnny Hart
    14. Reading teacher Marie Clay
    15. Frequent driver Warren Avis
    16. Archivist Robert M. Warner
    17. Laser pioneer Theodore Maiman
    18. Mother Anna Radosz
    19. Physicist Pierre-Gilles de Gennes
    20. Oscar expert Patrick Stockstill
    21. Women’s rights pioneer Edwin Traisman
    22. Mr. Wizard Don Herbert
    23. TV Producer Ed Friendly
    24. Super Skipper Eugene B. Fluckey
    25. The very fit Ralph S. Paffenbarger Jr.
    26. Tuberculosis expert George W. Comstock
    27. Cinematographer Laszlo Kovacs
    28. Conservationist Melvin Lane
    29. Civil rights attorney Oliver W. Hill
    30. Big Bang father Ralph Alpher
    31. Oscar Madison model Roy Gerber
    32. Olympic hero Richard Jewell
    33. Inspiring author Madeleine L’Engle
    34. Mickey Mouse marketeer Ralph Kent
    35. The clear-eyed Norman G. Gaylord
    36. The good-hearted Edmund H. Sonnenblick
    37. Screenwriter Charles B. Griffith
    38. Hateful writer Peg Bracken
    39. The constantly evolving Leslie Orgel
    40. Careful listener Chad Varah
    41. Rosemary author Ira Levin
    42. The well-structured Herbert Saffir
    43. Gator-aider J. Robert Cade
    44. Anti-drunk-driving pioneer Robert I McCarthy
    45. Capitol Stepper Bill Strauss
    46. Entrepreneur J. Lawrence Cassingham
    47. Egalitarian governor Lee Sherman Dreyfus
    48. The playful Richard Knerr
    49. WASP Evelyn Pinckert Brier
    50. Photographic enabler Henry Froehlich
    51. Poster boy John Alvin
    52. Helicopter inventor Frank Piasecki
    53. Wendy cinematographer David Watkin
    54. Entebbe raider Dan Shomron
    55. Wingman Donald Lopez
    56. A.I. Heretic Joseph Weizenbaum
    57. Scifi master Arthur C. Clarke
    58. Thinking man’s writer Abby Mann
    59. Movie mogul Guy McElwaine
    60. The chaotic Edward Lorenz
    61. The resistant Germaine Tillion
    62. The regretful Philipp von Boeselager
    63. Kiwi tinkerer Colin Murdoch
    64. Smokeless Murray Jarvik
    65. The ignored Sister Catherine Mulkerrin
    66. The Fickle-Fingered Dick Martin
    67. The indestructible Jack Lucas
    68. Breastfeeding advocate Edwina Froehlich
    69. Real character Stan Winston
    70. The high-fidelity Carl G. Eilers
    71. Medical laser pioneer William R. Bennett Jr.
    72. The rosy Bill Lofthouse
    73. Greatest surgeon Michael E. DeBakey
    74. Last lecturer Randy Pausch
    75. Media freedom advocate Clay T. Whitehead
    76. Second half Lou Teicher
    77. Westerner Jack A. Weil
    78. Virus researcher Thomas H. Weller
    79. Sesquipedalian Laurence Urdang
    80. The worldly Don LaFontaine
    81. Typewriter expert Martin Tytell
    82. End-of-an-era owner Henry Z. Steinway
    83. One of the Gang Thomas McDonald
    84. Sign language linguist Edward Klima
    85. Blood doctor Ernest Beutler
    86. Jazz musician Neal Hefti
    87. Inventive telephone researcher Amos E. Joel
    88. White House photographer Cecil Stoughton
    89. Hospice pioneer Florence Wald
    90. Comedy writer Irving Brecher
    91. Slinky entrepreneur Betty James
    92. The Absolutely Fabulous director Bob Spiers
    93. “Deep Throat” informant W. Mark Felt
    94. Book editor Thomas B. Congdon Jr.
    95. The prolific Donald E. Westlake
    96. Number Six, Patrick McGoohan
    97. Jazzy sitcom writer Gordon Mitchell
    98. Toymaker Hans Beck
    99. Habitat founder Millard Fuller
    100. Artificial organ inventor Willem J. Kolff
    101. Cancer researcher John Kanzius
    102. The honorable tabloid Rocky Mountain News
    103. War correspondent Ann Bryan Mariano
    104. Hollywood record label executive Alan W. Livingston
    105. Gymnastics pioneer Glenn Sundby
    106. Newsman Irving R. Levine
    107. Columnist (and spy!) Tom Braden
    108. Banned Books Week founder Judith Krug
    109. Circus scout Timothy J. Holst
    110. Legendary swinger Frankie Manning
    111. Space law expert Eilene Galloway
    112. Citizen lobbyist Robert B. Choate Jr.
    113. Suicidologist Edwin S. Shneidman
    114. The not-forgotten Newt Heisley
    115. Anti-Nazi minister Franklin H. Littell
    116. The once-a-cop, always-a-cop Manuel Curry
    117. Data-mining expert Rajeev Motwani
    118. Shaky inventor John Houghtaling
    119. Super-registrar Sylvia Levin
    120. Hungarian nationalist Bela Kiraly
    121. Principal Frank Mickens
    122. World War I veteran Henry Allingham
    123. Music video pioneer Heinz Edelmann
    124. Accidental medical benefactor Sidney Zion
    125. Australian bushfire survivor Koala Sam
    126. Pro-freedom journalist Malik Akhmedilov
    127. Diagnostician A. Stone Freedberg
    128. Psychological warfare operative Barbara Lauwers Podoski
    129. Parawing inventor Francis Rogallo
    130. M*A*S*H co-creator Larry Gelbart
    131. KKK nemesis W. Horace Carter
    132. Beatles’ inspiration Lucy Vodden
    133. Lifesaver Sheldon Kaplan
    134. Heroic teacher Heather Christensen
    135. Airy thinker Richard Whitcomb
    136. Essential scholar Ted Sizer
    137. Rocket scientist Qian Xuesen
    138. Comic-Con founder Shel Dorf
    139. Original Smokejumper Earl Cooley
    140. Seventh-degree black belt Rusty Kanokogi
    141. Bulletproof chemist Lester Shubin
    142. Safety engineer H. Harrison Hurt
    143. Man of 50 stars Robert G. Heft
    144. Fertility savior Walter E. Stamm
    145. Rainman inspiration Kim Peek
    146. Equal-opportunity golfer Bill Powell