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William Rufus Jackson
Sarah Smith Nessel
Jane F Flynn
Howard L Conard
Carrie Westlake Whitne...
Former Independence Woman Arrives
File contains a book review of "The Return of Christopher," a book set in World War II by Margaret Echard, a writer of books and screenplays in Hollywood and former resident of Independence, with photo....
Former Kansas Citian Diagnoses the G. O. P.
File containing a review of "Republicanism Reappraised," a book by Roland Stromberg, a college history teacher born in Kansas City in 1916 and raised here.
Frank Harris, A Literary Trail Driver
The author of this article points out some of the inaccuracies by author Frank Harris as far as his remembering his earlier days (1870s) as a cowboy and trail driver in this book of his reminiscences....
Frontier Community: Kansas City to 1870
Footnotes referring to journal or magazine articles and books by R. Richard Wohl on Kansas City history.
Frontiers in American Catholicism
Photo and review (with no date or page listed) of the book "Frontiers in American Catholicism" by Reverend Walter Ony, a Saint Louis Catholic priest growing up in Kansas City.
G. B. Buster
File containing a photo and article about G. B. Buster, winner of the 1954 Pageant Press book contest for his book "Brighter Sun," based on his grandfather's life as a slave. Buster was also a retired...
Getting the Most Out of Life
This article is actually Chapter 6 of the book Evangelism's First Modern Media Star: The Life of Reverend Bill Stidger by his grandson. This chapter details the time period of the mid 1920s when Stidger...
Grandad, in All His 'Glory'
November 13, 2010
Photographs and article about David Eisenhower and his book "Going Home to Glory" detailing the life of his grandfather President Dwight D. Eisenhower. David Eisenhower, with wife Julie Nixon Eisenhower,...
Guides, Philosophers and Friends: Studies of College Men
Chapter of the book about William Torrey Harris, or William Harris (1835-1909), the United States Commissioner of Education from 1889 to 1906 and native of Connecticut, moving to Saint Louis as a teacher...
Hand-Book to Kansas Territory and the Rocky Mountains' Gold Region
Extracts from the "lecture at Kansas City" of Colonel William Gilpin, "of Independence, Mo.," about the gold regions of the Sierra San Juan mountains in Colorado, with biographical information on him and...
Harold Bell Wright: Press Agent
January 1, 1931
Article about the effect of a "press agent" of Harold Bell Wright's 1907 book "Shepherd of the Hills" on the economy and tourism of Taney County and Branson, Missouri, and the surrounding Ozarks region....
Heaven's My Destination
Chapters of the book of fiction by Thornton Wilder about the main character, George Brush, a devoutly religious character, experiencing various misadventures in Kansas City at houses of ill repute and...
Her First Book
File containing a photo and caption about Willa Wightman, a "teletype operator for Trans World Airlines," "author of 'My Heart Sings,' a collection of devotional lyrics," and resident of 4025 Walnut Street....
Here You Have It: Most of the Best
File containing a review of "Muscle and Blood," a nonfiction book by Rachel Scott, a 27-year-old former Kansas Citian and author compared "with Rachel Carson (of 'Silent Spring' fame)." Description of...
His Book by Chance: Irving Stone Once Shunned Inspiration of "Lust for Life"
Photo and biographical article about Irving Stone, a famous biographical novelist speaking in Kansas City's Municipal Auditorium about his 1936 novel "Lust for Life" about artist Vincent van Gogh. Later...
His First Paper-Back Is Having Good Sales
File containing a review of "Saturday's Harvest," a fiction book "set in Northwest Missouri" by 31-year-old Paul Shelley, "the pen-name of a Kansas Citian who graduated. ..from the University of Kansas...
His Name was James
June 27, 2007
Article profiling Kansas City author and historian Harold Dellinger and a book he recently edited about Jesse James titled: "Jesse James: The Best Writings on the Notorious Outlaw and His Gang." Dellinger...
Historian's Corps of Discovery: Ambrose Hopes to Restore the Missouri
December 7, 1998
Photo and biographical article about Stephen Ambrose, a 62-year-old "author and historian" becoming actively involved in restoring the natural condition of the Missouri River following his writing of the...
Historical Notes and Comments: A New History of Kansas City
Review of the book "City of the Future: A Centennial History of Kansas City" by Henry Haskell, Jr. and Richard Fowler, "being presented serially by the 'Kansas City Star.'"
History of Boone County, Missouri
One paragraph about early American writer Washington Irving arriving in Columbia, Missouri, in 1832 and then "resum[ing] his journey for the Osage country," noting his "admiration" of Missouri and his...
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