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E.B. White
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    (July 11, 1899-October 1, 1985)
    Birth name is Elwyn Brooks White
    Best known as the author of 'Stuart Little,' 'Charlotte's Web' and 'The Trumpet of the Swan'
    Authored 'One Man's Meat' and 'The Second Tree From the Corner'
    Wrote the essays 'Once More to the Lake' and 'The Ring of Time'
    Columnist for 'Harper's' magazine (1938-1943)
    Wrote 'The Elements of Style,' a manual for writing
    Despite being an accomplished essayist, most people only remember him for his children's books.
    He said that writing was difficult and not good for someone's disposition.
    He began writing 'Stuart Little' to amuse his young niece, who was a grown adult by the time he finished.
    He was extremely shy about speaking in public, often having others talk for him.
    He received several honorary degrees.
    He is internationally renowned for writing 'Charlotte's Web.'
    He attacked segregation in his essay, 'The Ring of Time (1956).'
    He was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the highest civilian honor in the U.S. (1963).
    He was elected to the distinguished American Academy of Arts and Letters (1971).
    He died of Alzheimer's disease (1985).

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