Volume 6 Coming Soon These are the people you will wish you had known.

Available now: Amazon Kindle versions of the first five volumes: see the list in the sidebar for more info.

Coming: more volumes, ebook access directly from us (in multiple formats, not just Kindle), and the paperback versions are also starting to be printed.

The Honorees

Included in Volume 6:

  1. “Shaft” arranger Johnny Allen
  2. Emergency medicine pioneer Gail V. Anderson
  3. Medical philosopher John D. Arras
  4. Good listener Helen Bamber
  5. The ever-Lumpy Frank Bank
  6. Code-breaker Mavis Batey
  7. Extraterrestrial roboticist Alberto Enrique Behar
  8. Humane person Berthold Beitz
  9. SETI Chief John Billingham
  10. Lamaze advocate Elisabeth Bing
  11. Aeronautic physician Forrest Bird
  12. Writer Michael Blake
  13. Prison nun Sister Antonia Brenner
  14. Rocket scientist Yvonne Brill
  15. Senator Edward Brooke III
  16. Political realist James M. Buchanan
  17. The twisted Charles Burford
  18. Maverick Minister Will D. Campbell
  19. Children’s TV campaigner Peggy Charren
  20. Olympic medalist Alice Coachman
  21. Mafia nightmare Joseph Coffey
  22. Test pilot James Coleman
  23. Supercentenarian researcher L. Stephen Coles
  24. Medical informatics founder Morris Collen
  25. Research physician Jacinto Convit
  26. Tie-in novelist Ann Crispin
  27. Father of Cell Biology Christian de Duve
  28. Clever POW Jeremiah Denton
  29. Human computer Shakuntala Devi
  30. Chemist Carl Djerassi
  31. Sidewalk astronomer John Dobson
  32. Sound physicist Ray Dolby
  33. Bundles for Britain founder Lady Malcolm Douglas-Hamilton
  34. Book editor Oscar Dystel
  35. Chopin expert Jan Ekier
  36. Designer Kenji Ekuan
  37. Computer visionary Douglas Engelbart
  38. Houseware innovator Sam Farber
  39. Suicidologist Norman Farberow
  40. Birdmaker Don Featherstone
  41. Chocolate magnate Michele Ferrero
  42. Privacy advocate Hal Finney
  43. Acoustic researcher James Flanagan
  44. Immortal character Stuart Freeborn
  45. “Sting-Ray” designer Al Fritz
  46. Music Man Murray Gershenz
  47. Animator and sculptor Blaine Gibson
  48. “Adam Smith” George Goodman
  49. Burn treatment pioneer Howard Green
  50. Burn doctor A. Richard Grossman
  51. The radical Denham Harman
  52. LCD inventor George Heilmeier
  53. Pianist Alice Herz-Sommer
  54. Rocket engineer Oscar Holderer
  55. NASA engineer John Houbolt
  56. Children’s hospice savior Kirsty Howard
  57. AMAZING California Lover Huell Howser
  58. Visionary neuroscientist David H. Hubel
  59. Singing cowboy Herb Jeffries
  60. Science fiction writer George Clayton Johnson
  61. Talent spotter Mark Kamins
  62. Big & Small philanthropist Fred Kavli
  63. Digital pioneer Andrew Kay
  64. Fussy bureaucrat Frances Oldham Kelsey
  65. Thought-provoking novelist Daniel Keyes
  66. Space spokesman Jack King
  67. Pilot Rollin King
  68. Ethical Surgeon General C. Everett Koop
  69. Portable audiophile Stefan Kudelski
  70. Polymer chemist Stephanie Kwolek
  71. Virologist Joep Lange
  72. Gentleman farmer Walter Cottle Lester
  73. Mathematician Lee Lorch
  74. Sitcom pioneer Peg Lynch
  75. Child Advocate Dottie Berger MacKinnon
  76. Angel Nurse Mildred Dalton Manning
  77. Space Cadet Al Markim
  78. Futurist James Martin
  79. Radio host Luther Masingill
  80. Rock producer Cosimo Matassa
  81. Maple leaf flag designer John Ross Matheson
  82. Film preservationist Roger Mayer
  83. Queer priest Bernard Mayes
  84. Death with Dignity advocate Brittany Maynard
  85. Lunch counter activist Franklin McCain
  86. Author Colleen McCullough
  87. Brave soldier Vernon McGarity
  88. Pre-hospital trauma pioneer Norman McSwain
  89. “Adam-12” training officer Martin Milner
  90. Circumnavigating pilot Jerrie Mock
  91. Ceramic engineer Joel Moskowitz
  92. Libertarian Tonie Nathan
  93. Visionary mathematician Abraham Nemeth
  94. Director Mike Nichols
  95. Medical historian Sherwin Nuland
  96. Rocket scientist Fred Ordway
  97. Honor student Bailey O’Neill
  98. ASL popularizer Robert Panara
  99. The Reverend Everett Parker
  100. Presidential protector Jerry Parr
  101. Limnologist Ruth Patrick
  102. Polio expert Jacquelin Perry
  103. Bartender Sasha Petraske
  104. Pickup artist Norman C. Pickering
  105. Anti-Nazi pilot Nadezhda Popova
  106. Energy researcher Richard Post
  107. Cop shrink Martin Reiser
  108. Fighter pilot J. Robinson Risner
  109. Comic manager Jack Rollins
  110. Cancer geneticist Janet Rowley
  111. Writer and social critic Avijit Roy
  112. Ignored hero Tibor Rubin
  113. Financial journalist James Russell
  114. Comedic enabler Bernie Sahlins
  115. Real American George Sakato
  116. Storm Chasers Tim Samaras, Paul Samaras, and Carl Young
  117. TV critic Steven Scheuer
  118. Ethical university president John Lo Schiavo
  119. Book publisher André Schiffrin
  120. Extraordinary collector Larry Selman
  121. Beekeeper Burt Shavitz
  122. Comedy director Jack Shea
  123. Financial Maverick Muriel Siebert
  124. Makeup artist Richard E. Smith
  125. Frogman John Spence
  126. Non-smoker Jesse Steinfeld
  127. Airman Lowell Steward
  128. Network executive Brandon Stoddard
  129. Newspaperman and teacher Charles S. Stone Jr.
  130. Glass chemist S. Donald Stookey
  131. Playful researcher Brian Sutton-Smith
  132. Solar-powered physicist Harry Tabor
  133. Canadian Caper diplomat Ken Taylor
  134. The very brave Adel Termos
  135. Policeman Edward Thomas
  136. Exploding Whale icon George Thomas Thornton
  137. Wee Pals cartoonist Morrie Turner
  138. Jesuit priest Frans van der Lugt
  139. Devil’s Advocate Jacques Verges
  140. TV sports director Tony Verna
  141. Free education pioneer Charles M. Vest
  142. Computer privacy pioneer Willis Ware
  143. Anti-censor fighter A.B.C. Whipple
  144. Sign designer Betty Willis
  145. Repentant racist Elwin Wilson
  146. Anti-war soldier Tomas Young
  147. Typographer Hermann Zapf
  148. EMS pioneer Stanley Zydlo