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Edward M Eveld
Life of Superhot Superhero Now in Hands of KC Writer
May 4, 2008
Local writer Matt Fraction is launching a comic book series called "The Invincible Iron Man" to coincide with the release of the movie "Iron Man." Fraction is one of what he estimates to be over a dozen...
Life's About a Dream
July 18, 2012
Article profiles local author Veda Rogers and her new book "Life's About a Dream." The memoir describes her years operating the Vasser Playhouse in Vasser, KS, with her husband Bruce Rogers. Both Veda...
September 18, 2011
Feature article about Leawood, Kansas, author Candice Millard and her new book "Destiny of the Republic." Her first book, "The River of Doubt," about Theodore Roosevelt after his presidency, was published...
Live from Kansas City
October 26-November 1, 2006
Article describes the October 17, 2006 broadcast of CNN anchorman Lou Dobbs's nightly news show from Liberty Memorial in Kansas City. The show included coverage of the Missouri U.S. Senate race between...
Local Author James Tate
File containing information on James Tate, a poet of Yale University, author of the award-winning book of collected poetry entitled "The Lost Pilot," about his father, lost over Europe as a World War II...
Local Author of Truman Book Charges MU Press with Censorship
Discusses a controversy over reprinting the book "Truman: The Rise To Power".
Local Historian Revisits Grim Civil War Episode
Biographical article about historical writer Joanne Chiles Eakin, dealing mainly with aspects of the Civil War era, including her latest book about Order Number 11, with photo.
Local Libraries Offer Up Much More than Books
February 26, 2014
Article describes various initiatives by Kansas City-area public libraries to introduce new technologies and diversified programming in order to attract patrons and remain relevant in an age when book...
Local Small Press Fills Markets Corporate Giants Miss
Describes the activities of local small book publishers.
Local Volunteers Preserve History at Elmwood Cemetery
February 16, 2012
Article on efforts to restore and preserve Elmwood Cemetery. Designed by George Kessler, the cemetery opened in 1872 and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. "Everyone that has a street...
Photo and bio of Lowell Fillmore, "president of Unity School of Christianity and son of the founders of Unity," editor of a book collecting the school's writings since its foundation.
March 25-31, 2005
Article describes the work of Dimensional Innovations, an Overland Park architectural fabrication company. The company began work in 1995 designing interior signage for AMC Entertainment Inc., and has...
Marion Shannon Obituary
Obituary for Marion Shannon, a salesman for the Vernon Law Book Company and past president of the Kansas City chapter of the University of Missouri Alumni Association, dying at the age of 75 on June 26,...
December 23-30, 1999
Discusses Wilborn's book "Saturday Matinee in Olde KC" [MVSC BROWSING 977.8411 W66S], a collection of old photographs of theaters and other entertainment venues.
Meet the Faculty
November 9, 1950
Biographical article about Andrew Darton, “common learnings teacher” at Lincoln High School. Darton also was author of the book "Citizenship in War Time."
Merger Fever Threatens Book World
Describes challenges facing independent bookstores.
Mexicans were part of Early KCK History
October 20-26, 2005
Article is primarily a review of book, The Historic Communities of Wyandotte County, by Loren Taylor. It also contains a summary history of Mexicans in Wyandotte County who "largely came in 1910 to escape...
Mike Murphy to Pull Plug on Radio Career
June 28, 2004
Article reports that Kansas City radio personality Mike Murphy will retire in December, 2004. Murphy is commonly credited with launching Kansas City's St. Patrick's Day Parade.
Missionary Salesman Started in Kansas City
Review of the book "Peddler in Paradise" by Allen Rabin, a travel book writer and former salesman in the Commerce Trust Building in 1912 at the age of 18.
File containing an illustration and biographical article about Nathaniel Beverley Tucker, or Nathaniel Tucker (1784-1851), writer of "The Partisan Leader, a Tale of the Future," an 1836 book "predict[ing]...
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