Great Throughts Treasury

This site is dedicated to the memory of Dr. Alan William Smolowe who gave birth to the creation of this database.

Author Listing

Apocrypha NULL

Part of Sacred Literature of Alexandrian Jews

Joseph von Auffenberg

German Dramatic Poet

Clara Lucas Balfour

English Temperance Campaigner, Lecturer, Teacher and Author

George Washington Barrow or Barrows

American Politician, U.S. House of Representatives for Tennessee, Editor

Douglas Adams, fully Douglas Noel Adams

English Writer and Dramatist. Best known for "The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy"

John Bartlett

American Compiler and Publisher

R. M. Baumgardy


Matsuo Bashō, born Matsuo Kinsaku, then Matsuo Chūemon Munefusa

Japanese Haiku Poet, Zen Monk

Naftali Zvi Horowitz of Ropshitz


Jean Shinoda Bolen

Jungian Psychiatrist

Louis Gabriel Bonald, fully Louis Gabriel Ambroise, Vicomte de Bonald

French Counter-Revolutionary Philosopher and Politician

Pope Boniface VIII, born Benedetto Gaetani NULL

Italian Pope best remembered for his feuds with Dante

Marcia Borowsky


Georges-Louis Leclerc, Comte de Buffon

French Naturalist, Mathematician, Cosmologist, and Encyclopedic Author

John Bunyan

English Religious Author

Ralph Bunche, fully Ralph Johnson Bunche

American Diplomat, Civil Rights Activist, Educator and Political Scientist, Awarded Nobel Peace Prize, Chairman Department of Political Science at Howard University, Taught at Harvard University , Member of the New York City Board of Education, Member of the Board of Overseers of Harvard University

Jeremiah Burroughs or Burroughes

English Congregationalist and Puritan Preacher

Elizabeth Carew, Lady Carew, formerly Lady Elizabeth Bryan

English Writer and Courtier

Mary Hartwell Catherwood

American Novelist, Writer of historical romances, short stories in periodicals such as Lippincott's Magazine, Harper’s Magazine, and the Atlantic Monthly

Chagdud Tulku Rinpoche

Tibetan Buddhist Lama, Artist, Sculptor, Painter, Doctor, Founder Mahakaruna Foundation, lama in the Gelugpa sect

Thomas Adam

English Church of England Clergyman and Religious Writer

Winthrop Williams Aldrich

American Banker and Financier, U.S. Ambassador to the United Kingdom

Ahikar or Ahiqar NULL

Assyrian Sage known for his Wisdom, Folktale of Babylonian or Persian Origin known as The Story of Ahikar or The Words of Ahikar found in an Aramaic Papyrus among the ruins of Elephantine

Antoine de la Salle (or Sale)

French Writer

Abraham ben Moses ben Maimon, aka Rabbi Avraham Maimuni, aka Rabbeinu Avraham ben ha-Rambam NULL

Egyptian Rabbi, Son of Maimonides who succeed his father as Nagid of Egypt

Faith Baldwin

American Author of Romance and Fiction publishing 100 novels

W. O. Bentley, fully Walter Owen Bentley

English Founder of Bentley Motors, Designer of Aero Engines, Designer and Racer of Motor Cars

Francis William Bourdillon

British Poet and Translator

Lenny Bruce, born Leonard Alfred Schneider

American Jewish Comedian, Cynic, Social Critic and Satirist

Jean de La Bruyère

French Writer, Moralist, "The Theophrastus of France"

Phillips Brooks

American Episcopal Bishop of Massachusetts, Author, Lyricist of "O Little Town of Bethlehem"

Eldress Harriet Bullard

Head of Central Ministry, Shaker

Margaret M. Butts


Terry Anderson, fully Terry A. Anderson

American Press, Held Hostage By Shiite Hezbollah Terrorists

Antisthenes NULL

Greek Philosopher, Founder of the Cynic School

T. H. Bayly, fully Thomas Haynes Bayly

English Poet, Dramatist, Writer and Composer of Songs

Léon Bloy

French Novelist, Essayist, Pamphleteer and Critic

William J. H. Boetcker, fully William John Henry Boetcker

American Religious Leader and Public Speaker

M. L. Boren

American Author

David A. Brandon

American Director of Intercollegiate Athletics for the University of Michigan, Chairman of the Board, CEO of Domino's Pizza

Christian Nestell Bovee

American Author, Editor

Brahma-Vaivarta Purana NULL

Hindu Medieval Story

John Gardiner Brainard

American Poet

Kenneth Burke

American Literary Theorist and Critic

Frank Gelett Burgess

American Author, Artist, Art Critic, Poet and Humorist

Jean-Pierre Camus de Pontcarré

French Bishop, Preacher and Author of Fiction and Spirituality

Albert Camus

French Philosopher, Novelist, Playwright, Journalist

Herbert Sebastian Agar

American Pulitzer Prize Winning Journalist and Editor of the Louisville Courier-Journal

Agus Salim, or Agus Hadji

Indonesian Nationalist, one of Indonesia's Founding Fathers and Prominent Diplomats

Judith Anderson, born Frances Margaret Anderson-Anderson, aka Dame Judith Anderson

Australian-born American-based Stage and Motion Picture Actress