Americana: Name Calling

For 16 years, the Library of Congress has incorrectly listed British Author Harry Patterson's first name as "Henry." Finally, one of his U.S. publishers, Stein & Day, asked the library to set the record straight. Replied Ben Tucker, Chief of the Office for Descriptive Cataloging Policy: "I wish to thank you for enabling us to improve our records." Henceforth, he said, the author would be listed not as Harry Patterson or even Henry Patterson but as "Jack Higgins," the pseudonym under which he wrote several bestselling thrillers, including The Eagle Has Landed, for a Stein competitor, Holt, Rinehart & Winston.

Tucker explained...

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