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Donald R Hale
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...
Book 'Em! How Five Kansas City Authors Are Making It Big
Authors Jackie Casto, Virginia DeCoursey, Prudence Lichte, Nancy Wolfe Pickard, and Richard Rhodes profiled.
Book by B. J. George Reviewed
Book review of "The Georges: Pioneers and Rebels," by B. J. George, Sr., a Kansas City historian, with history of both the George family locally back to 1834 and of the Kansas City area, including Quantrill's...
Book Review: A Modern-Day Marco Polo
Book review of "A Modern-Day Marco Polo: More than Herbs and Acupuncture" by E. Grey Dimond, "provost for health sciences at the University of Missouri-Kansas City," describing the culture of China and...
Book Review: KC in a Science Fiction Future
Illustration and book review of "Time Enough for Love" by former Kansas Citian author Robert Heinlein (born in Butler, Missouri in 1907) about "Lazarus Long, interstellar stud, possessor of the longevity...
Review of the book "Square Deals & Good Meals" by Virginia Moffett about shops and restaurants in the Kansas City area in 1978.
Book review of "Heaven's My Destination" by Thornton Wilder (author of "Our Town" and "The Bridge of San Luis Rey"), describing a scene in the book with the main character (a devoutly religious man) unknowingly...
Books of the Month
Photo and biographical article about Reverend Burris Jenkins, pastor of the Linwood Boulevard Christian Church and editor of the Kansas City Post, as well as author, lecturer, and teacher, born in Kansas...
Books: Living Dangerously
October 11, 1939
Book review of "Where My Caravan Has Rested" by Reverend Burris Jenkins of Kansas City. Biographical description of Jenkins as a pastor of a Kansas City church for 35 years with "a membership of thousands"...
Contributors to Missouri Culture: John G. Neihardt
Biography of John Neihardt, a prominent Midwestern poet and historian, most active in the early 20th century, including a book about "the Plains Indian belief system," called "'one of the most widely read...
Dimensions: Idyllic Childhood Gave Trillin His Unique Perspective
August 8, 1986
Photo and biographical article about Calvin Trillin, a native Kansas Citian (born near Waldo), "veteran reporter for Time, and later the New Yorker." Also a book author using Kansas City as a national...
Eugene Genovese, the Missouri Elite, and Civil War Historiography
Biographical article about Eugene Genovese, author of the book "The Political Economy of Slavery." Description of the distinct social and economic system imposed by the antebellum "Missouri Elite" planters...
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....
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...
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....
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.'"
Obituary for Howard Monnett, "68, educator and Civil War historian" and author of the "book, 'Action before Westport'" in 1964. Description of his life and career as a native Kansas Citian starting out...
Let Us Discuss a Man: A Study of John Newman Edwards
Paper originally presented as a speech before the Kingdom of Callaway Historical Society, Feb. 19, 1962. Story of newspaperman John Newman Edwards known for his newspaper and book portrayals of Jesse and...
Local Authors: Writers Produce for Larger Readership
Photo and biographical description of Joseph Schultz, director of "UMKC's classical and ancient studies program" and author of the book "Mid-America's Promise" about the "Kansas City Jewry."
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