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William Rufus Jackson
Sarah Smith Nessel
Jane F Flynn
Howard L Conard
Carrie Westlake Whitne...
July 16, 2011
Author of the mystery-fantasy series called "The Dresden Files," Jim Butcher began publishing the popular series in 2000. "Twice he has reached the Top 5 on the New York Times best-seller list." His newest...
A Century of Missouri Literature
Book about the history of Missouri authors important in the state's literature, starting in 1820 and including a scathing critique of the writings of Mark Twain.
A Century of Missouri Music
Biographical information about Mrs. Mabel Wagnalls-Jones, or Mabel Jones, a native Kansas Citian and writer of musical novels and magazine articles and "editor for musical terms of Funk & Wagnalls' 'New...
A Century of Music
Biographical descriptions of Henry Finck, a musical critic and author, studying music at Harvard and in Europe and becoming musical editor for the New York Evening Post from 1881 to 1924, lecturing internationally...
A Family Gift Turns into a NE History Lesson
July 9, 2014
Article announces a book by former Kansas City resident Roy McCaully describing his experiences growing up in the Northeast community in the 1950s an 1960s. The book is titled "The Good, the Bad, and the...
A Famous Theosophist: Countess Wachtmeister Pays a Visit to Kansas City
Portrait and biographical article about Constance Georgine Louise de Bourbel de Montjucon, or "Countess Wachtmeister, of Sweden, the famous Theosophist" "widely known as one of the disciples and the intimate...
A Fine Mystery, but. ..
File containing a photo (of the author) and book review of "The Mystery of the Third Twin" by Wilma Yeo, a novelist and former "creative writing instructor at the University of Missouri-Kansas City and...
A History of Kansas City: 1820-1869--"Connoisseur of Prophets"
Excerpt containing the first three chapters of the uncompleted book by University of Chicago history professor R. Richard Wohl, covering the history of Kansas City to 1853. Portion of the book completed...
A Memorial and Biographical Record of Kansas City and Jackson County, Mo.
Biographical sketch of Henry Wollman, a corporate lawyer and legal author (contributing articles to the North American Review magazine) of Kansas City. Born in Leavenworth, Kansas in 1858 and coming to...
A Missouri River Journey Source of Inspiration: Author Seeks Waters of Renewal in Remote Canyon
Photos, maps, and article about the exploration for the headwaters of the Missouri River (in southwestern Montana near Yellowstone Park) by "Kansas City-born author William Least Heat-Moon," or William...
A Poet and A Friend to Writers
February 20, 2011
Co-founder of the Writers Place and its monthly reading series, Phil Miller died February 14, 2011. Miller taught creative writing and American Literature for nearly 30 years at Kansas City Kansas Community...
A Study of the Money Problem
File containing a book review of "The Prosperity Problem," dealing with international economics, by Joseph Sutton of Kansas City.
A Widower Bucks Life on a Farm
Book review of "The Home Place," a novel by Fred Gipson set in Kansas City and Texas.
Al Cosetta's Method of Success
November 11, 1954
Book review of "How I Found Success" by Kansas City author and businessman Al Cosetta, with photo and description of his "how-to" method.
American Culture, American Tastes: Social Change and the 20th Century
References to and brief descriptions of the Committee on Public Information during World War I, and its chairman, George Creel, a former Kansas City journalist, pointing out his efforts with the committee...
Art: Architectural History of City Long Overdue
Book review of "Kansas City, Missouri: An Architectural History, 1926-1976" by George Ehrlich, former "president of the Kansas City Chapter of Architectural Historians and also chairman of UMKC's art and...
Articles in Star Win Top Prizes for Two Authors
File containing a biographical article about Mrs. H. P. Rosenberg, winner of a first place award from the "Missouri writers guild (for a book about William Allen White), residing at 5050 Oak Street in...
Articles Written by John Edward Hicks
A collection of 163 pages of photocopied newspaper articles from the Kansas City Star and Kansas City Times authored by John Edward Hicks, a proofreader and reporter for the Star. Most of the articles...
Author is Writing a Better Outlook
December 31, 2010
Raytown author Derrick Barnes has completed his second book, “We Could Be Brothers,” a story about the friendship between two 13-year old African-American boys. Barnes first series of books, “Ruby...
Author to Review Her Book
Notice about the book review by Julia Gilmore of her own book "Come North" at Hogan High School about the life of Mother Xavier Ross, a pioneer educator in the West and a founder of the Sisters of Charity...
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