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Genre.[edit]

I just deleted the word "genre" from the phrase "one of the pioneers of the literary non-fiction genre", because it seemed unneeded. But then I got to looking at "literary"-- I have a feeling that it really means "good" in this sentence. Is there a recognised genre called "literary non-fiction"? Never mind, I should have looked further first. Maybe the word "genre" should be restored? Still seems unnecessary to me. Mwanner 18:02, 19 September 2005 (UTC)

Uncommon Carriers and the Williamson turn.[edit]

Will someone with access to Uncommon Carriers, Ferrar, Straus and Giroux, 2006, please have a look at page 47, re Butakov and the Williamson turn. From request at info-en@ -- Jeandré, 2006-07-09t14:13z

I just read it (it's great) and yes, I noticed the mention of Butakov as the originator of the Williamson turn. Once I have the book in front of me (later today probably), I'll see about adding that information to the Williamson turn page (and making an Uncommon Carriers page).

The Princeton University team[edit]

The "Background" section says "McPhee was born in Princeton, New Jersey, the son of the Princeton University team physician, Dr. Harry McPhee." Does anybody know which "team?" The football team, the rowing team, the debating team? Paulburnett (talk) 13:42, 29 June 2008 (UTC)

It's a generic reference to athletic teams. See here and here Tedickey (talk) 13:53, 29 June 2008 (UTC)
According to his piece `Progression': `[His] father was a medical doctor who dealt with the injuries of Princeton University athletes. He also travelled as the chief physician of several United States Olympics teams.' So, yeah, athletes in general. Hotel-c (talk) 04:34, 30 September 2014 (UTC)

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