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

Andrei Bitov, fully Andrei Georgiyevich Bitov

Soviet Writer, Editor, Bunin Award Winner

Yosef Leib Bloch, fully R' Yosef Yehudah Leib Bloch

Rabbi, Talmudic Scholar, Founded Kollel ("Postgraduate Institute) to train graduates for the rabbinate

Paul Bocuse

French Chef of Nouvelle Cuisine, Restaurateur and winner of French Legion of Honor

Ludwig Börne, fully Karl Ludwig Börne

German Political Writer and Satirist

James Boswell

Scottish Lawyer, Man of Letters, Biographer of Samuel Johnson

Margaret Bourke-White

American Documentary Photographer

Arthur Brisbane

American Newspaper Editor, Writer

Norman O. Brown, fully Norman Oliver Brown

American Classicist Philosopher

William Cullen Bryant

American Poet, Critic, Editor

Satipatthana Sutra NULL

Buddhist Sutra meaning The Discourse on the Establishing of Mindfulness , Fundamental Teaching of Buddha

Richard Francis Burton, fully Sir Richard Francis Burton

English Explorer, Geographer, Translator, Writer, Soldier, Orientalist, Cartographer, Ethnologist, Spy, Linguist, Poet, Fencer, Diplomat and Writer of Travel Books

Florence May Chadwick

American Swimmer, First Woman to swim the English Channel in both directions

John Abercrombie

Benedictine Monk executed for his Roman Catholicism

James Agee, fully James Rufus Agee

American Author, Poet, Nobel Prize Winner

Marcus Aurelius, Marcus Aurelius Antoninus Augustus

Roman Emperor, known for Stoic tome Meditations

Rabbi Avraham of Sochotchov NULL


Meher Baba, born Merwan Sheriar Irani

Indian Mystic and Spiritual Master

Samuel Belkin

Russian-born American Rabbi, President of Yeshiva University, Torah Scholar

Martin Bentzel von Sternau und Hohenau

British Count in line of success to British Throne

Stephan Bodian

American Buddhist Monk, Editor of Yoga Journal, Zen Teacher and Author of Meditation for Dummies and Buddhism for Dummies

Edward William Bok

Dutch-born American Editor and Pulitzer Prize-winning Author, Editor of the Ladies Home Journal

William Bolitho, pen name for Charles William Ryall

British Author

S'rîmad Bhâgavatam, aka Bhâgavata Purâna or Bhāgavata

Indian Hindu Classic describing the life of Lord Krishna written by Philosopher Krishna Dvaipâyana Vyâsadeva, also called Bâdarâyana who compiled the Mahâbhârata and Vedas, also known as s'ruti, containing the basic wisdom, the mantras for the rituals and the hymns.

François Bourgoing

French Monk

Robert Briffault, fully Robert Stephen Briffault

French-born English Surgeon, Social Anthropologist and Novelist

Bhadantācariya Buddhaghoṣa

Indian Theravadin Buddhist Commentator and Scholar, his name means "Voice of the Buddha" in the Pāli language

Willard C. Butcher, fully Willard Carlisle Butcher

American Businessman, Chairman and CEO of The Chase Manhattan Bank

Stephen Butterfield

American English Professor, Author

John Byron, aka 'Mad Jack'

British Vice Admiral, Father of Poet Lord Byron

Alexander Carlile

Scottish Divine

Cassius, fully Gaius Cassius Longinus NULL

Roman Army Officer, Led Conspiracy to Murder Caeser

Isaac Aboab de Fonesca

Jewish Talmudic Scholar, Kabbalist and Writer

Franklin Pierce Adams, pen name F.P.A.

American Journalist, Humorist, Newspaper Columnist

Albertano of Brescia NULL

Author of Latin Social Treaties and Sermons

Alan Alda, born Alphonso Joseph D'Abruzzo

American Actor, Author, Activist, Director, Screenwriter, Five-time Emmy Award and Six-time Golden Globe Award winner, known for role as Hawkeye Pierce in TV series M*A*S*H

Shlomo Wolbe, aka Wilhelm Wolbe

German-born Israeli Haredi Rabbi and Author, best know for Alei Shur

Mateo Alemán, fully Mateo Alemán y de Enero

Spanish Novelist, wrote Guzmán de Alfarache

Pope Agapet II, aka Pope Agapetus II NULL

Italian Pope

Rabbi Dov Ber of Mezeritch, aka Maggid of Mezeritch

Volynian Chassidic Rabbi, Orator, Original Thinker, "The Great Maggid" and Disciple of The Baal Shem Tov

Henry Christopher "H.C." Bailey

British Detective Story Writer

Lee Atwater, fully Harvey LeRoy "Lee" Atwater

American Political Consultant and Strategist, Republican National Committee Chairman, Advisor to President Ronald Reagan and President George H.W. Bush

Eric Berne, born as Leonard Bernstein

Canadian-born Psychiatrist, Originator of Transactional Analysis

Stephen Vincent Benét

American Poet, Short-Story Writer and Novelist, known for book-length narrative poem of the American Civil War, John Brown's Body

Henri Bergson, aka Henri-Louis Bergson

French Philosopher

William Blackstone, fully Sir William Blackstone

English Judge, Jurist and Tory Politician most noted for writing The Commentaries on the Laws of England

Robert Bork, fully Robert Heron Bork

American Judge, Supreme Court Nominee, Legal Scholar, Professor of Law at Yale University, Author

Hal Borland, formally Harold Glen Borland

American Newspaperman, Nature Writer, Novelist, Author

John M. Burgess

First African-American Diocesan Bishop in the Episcopal Church

Marion LeRoy Burton

American Educator, President of Smith College and President of the University of Minnesota and President of the University of Michigan

Charles Cahier

French Antiquarian