1. Edward "Ed" Rice, b. 1918 wrote Captain Sir Richard Francis Burton.
2. Edward Rice (b. 1917) wrote Cats, Cats, & Cats.
3. Edward Rice, painter and printmaker, b. 1953, Augusta, Ga. Preservation of Place
4. Edward E. Rice, b. 1918 - Five Great Religions of the World
1. and 4. are definitely two authors, both born in 1918, both wrote biographies (among other things), both interested in religion. I separated as well as I could, some books I am certain of, others not so much.