RAINBOLT, William. American, b. 1946. Genres: History, Novels. Career: Worked as a reporter, feature writer, sportswriter, and copy editor for newspapers, including Record-Chronicle, Denton, TX, Avalanche Journal, Lubbock, TX, and Fort Worth Star-Telegram, Fort Worth, TX, 1964-69, 1974-75; University of Missouri, instructor in journalism, 1975-79; Rowan College, NJ, assistant professor, 1979-84; State University of New York at Albany, lecturer in English, 1984-. Publications: The History of Underground Communication in Russia since the Seventeenth Century, 1979; Moses Rose (novel), 1996. Contributor of articles and reviews to periodicals. Address: Department of English, State University of New York at Albany, 1400 Washington Ave., Albany, NY 12222, U.S.A.