2005 Top Ten of Polemic for People

Kay Summersby
Kathleen Helen Summersby, known as Kay Summersby, was a member of the British Mechanised Transport Corps during World War II, who served as a chauffeur and later as personal secretary to Dwight D. Eisenhower during his period as Supreme Commander Allied Expeditionary Force in command of the Allied forces in north west Europe
Schnorrer
Schnorrer is a Yiddish term meaning "beggar" or "sponger". The word Schnorrer originally occurred in the German language to describe a freeloader who frequently asks for little things, like cigarettes or little sums of money, without offering a return
Lucas David
Lucas David was a German historian, who from ca. 1550 on compiled extensive volumes on Prussian history
Tyler (name)
Tyler is an English name derived from the Old French tieuleor, tieulier and the Middle English tyler, tylere. The name was originally an occupational name for a house builder, one who lays tiles or bricks. It also holds the meaning of "doorkeeper of an inn" or "owner of a tavern" derived from its use in freemasonry as the name of the office of the outer guard. It is used both as a surname, and as given name for both sexes, but predominantly male. Among the earliest recorded uses of the surname is from the
Fredbird
Fredbird is the official mascot for the St. Louis Cardinals major league baseball team. He is an anthropomorphic cardinal wearing the team's uniform. Fredbird can always be found entertaining young children during baseball games at Busch Stadium. His name is derived from "Redbird", a synonym for the cardinal bird and for the Cardinals themselves. Fredbird was introduced on April 6, 1979 by the Cardinals, then owned by Anheuser-Busch, to entertain younger fans at the games
Steve Howe (baseball)
Steven Roy Howe was an American professional baseball relief pitcher. He played 12 seasons in Major League Baseball (MLB) for the Los Angeles Dodgers, Minnesota Twins, Texas Rangers and New York Yankees, spanning 1980 to 1996. His baseball career ended in 1997 after a stint with the Sioux Falls Canaries of the independent Northern League
Gary Paulsen
Gary James Paulsen was an American writer of children's and young adult fiction, best known for coming of age stories about the wilderness. He was the author of more than 200 books and wrote more than 200 magazine articles and short stories, and several plays, all primarily for teenagers. He won the Margaret Edwards Award from the American Library Association in 1997 for his lifetime contribution in writing for teens
Alessandra
Alessandra is a female given name of Italian origin, meaning defender of men. It is the Italian form of the female given name Alexandra and the female form of the male given name Alessandro
Claudio Sanchez
Claudio Paul Sanchez III is an American writer and musician of Puerto Rican and Italian descent best known for being the lead singer, guitarist and primary lyricist for the alternative/progressive rock group Coheed and Cambria. He is the creator of the comic book series The Amory Wars, as well as Key of Z and Kill Audio, both co-written with wife Chondra Echert. Sanchez co-authored the novel Year of the Black Rainbow with Peter David
Clive Bull
Sir Clive Bull is an English radio talk show host, best known for presenting a late-night show on LBC in London