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by Randy Cassingham

Randy Cassingham’s Honorary Unsubscribe Recognizes the Unknown, the Forgotten and the Obscure People who Had an Impact on Our Lives

Volume 4 of the Honorary Unsubscribe Book

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Now Available! Volume 4 of writeups from 2007–2009 is available as an instant download for just $3.99 on Amazon for your Kindle (or the free Kindle apps).

New: Volume 4

These are the people you wish you had known.

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 wish you had known.

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The Honorees

Included in Volume 4:

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

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