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  • Alfred Elliot

    *Background*: You were in the trenches during the Great War. Bullets caressed the air next to your tin hat, and mortar shells blossomed only footsteps away. It was miserable while you were there, but you kind of miss it now. It’s hard to sleep in …

  • Ralph Haas

    *Background*: As an autodidact, you came into this business sideways. Your contemporaries all have PhDs, and you never bothered to graduate from elementary school. But their interests in relics and documents, as intense as they might be, are no match …

  • Joseph Westmore

    *Background*: To say that you had a privileged upbringing would be selling yourself short: boarding school, summers in Europe, prep school, a year being social at your uncle’s manor in England, Yale. Your life leisurely meanders now from yacht clubs to …

  • Dorothy Astor

    *Background*: It started as a joke, really. Books about the supernatural and the occult — readers would just eat them up. Mix a few folk tales, your mom’s superstitions, and the tiniest bit of research, and you were writing one best seller after the next …

  • Dr. Paul Udko

    *Background*: At medical school, your interest in the intricacies of the mind far surpassed any draw the menial functions of the rest of the body held. Your professional career began at Dixmont Hospital for the Insane, where your curiosity continued to …