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Dorothea Frances Hyle
''Les Indiens Osages'': French Publicity for the Traveling Osage
July 1, 2003
Les Indiens Osages was published in France in 1827 and was written to publicize the arrival of six Osage Indians traveling in that country. This 36 page publication gives insights into the French-Osage...
A Browser's Guide to Unique Bookstores
Review of locally-owned (non-chain) bookstores with photos and descriptions of the following: (1) Bookenders in Platte City, (2) Glenn Books at 1227 Baltimore Avenue, (3) Bennett Schneider at 300 Ward...
A Library Book Fair
Photos and article about the "unique book fair" held by the "Central Branch of the Kansas City (Mo.) Public Library" with displays of antiques, objects from foreign countries, and a miniature model house,...
A Raucous and Wild Ride Back in Time
Article describes the 2005 publication of Kansas City Jazz from Ragtime to Bebop--A History, by Frank Driggs and Chuck Haddix (Oxford University Press). Includes interview material and biographical information...
Americana: The Bloody Curtain Rises
Illustration and book review of "Bleeding Kansas" by Alice Nichols, "the story of the conflict between Northerners and Southerners for possession of Kansas between 1854 and 1857," reviewed by Kenneth Davis,...
City Window: MacMorris Book Available
Photo and review of "'MacMorris--60 [Y]ears,' a book about the career of artist Daniel MacMorris, who was featured in last month's 'Kansas City [M]agazine.'"
David Spivey Is in International Fine Art Book Business Here
Profile of Spivey's Old Maps, Fine Art, Prints & Rare Books, located at 825 Westport Road.
Dr. von Holst on the Kansas Question
Book review of "The Constitutional and Political History of the United States" by H. von Holst with a section on the origins and history of the state of Kansas and national legislation on slave territories...
Emigrant Life in Kansas
Book review of "Emigrant Life in Kansas" by Percy Ebbutt about the English book author's emigration to Morris County, Kansas (centering on Junction City, Kansas) in 1871 and experiences of pioneer life...
Govt. and Politics: Ready-Mix Regime
Photo (of Tom Pendergast) and book review of "Tom's Town" by William Reddig, about the Kansas City Pendergast machine headed by Boss Tom Pendergast (owner of the "Ready-Mixed Concrete" company).
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.'"
How Children Learn about Trade Books in Kansas City
August 26, 1939
Map, photos, and article about the "[l]ocation of the principal bookshops and branch libraries in Kansas City," with special reference to books and their promotion for children and juveniles. Description...
Jean A. Merrill: Children's Libraries
Article about the Kansas City Public Library Children's Department's involvement with school book fairs for children in the Kansas City area, starting with the "Carnival of Books" in 1955, etc.
Much Research for 'Westering Man' Done in Archives
Book review of "Westering Man" by Bil Gilbert about Joseph Walker (1798-1876), prominent mountain man and "first Sheriff of Jackson County, Missouri." Description of much of the book's research being done...
Photo and bio of Charles Mallory, "the only working literary agent in Kansas City" and a book author himself starting out in New York.
People Talked About
Photo and description of William Allen White, or William White, "editor of the Emporia 'Gazette'" and author of a book about Kansas life called "The Real Issue."
Book review (written by William Reddig) of "The Inside Storyof the Pendergast Machine by the Man Who Smashed It" by Maurice Milligan, about the Kansas City Pendergast machine headed by Boss Tom Pendergast...
The First Book on Kansas: The Story of Edward Everett Hale's "Kanzas and Nebraska"
Review of the first book about Kansas (according to this source), entitled "Kanzas and Nebraska" and written by Edward Hale in 1854.
The Second Book on Kansas: An Account of C. B. Boynton and T. B. Mason's "A Journey through Kansas; with Sketches of Nebraska"
Review of the "second book on Kansas" entitled "A Journey through Kansas" and written by C. B. Boynton and T. B. Mason in 1855.
The War in Kansas
Book review of "The War in Kansas: A Rough Trip to the Borders, among New Homes and a Strange People" by G. Douglas Brewerton about the 1850s pre-Civil War border warfare in Kansas Territory over the issue...
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