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Edward M Eveld
Spreading the Word
August 23, 2009
Profile of Caryn Mirriam-Goldberg, the newly appointed poet laureate of Kansas. Mirriam-Goldberg began writing poetry as a youth growing up in the New York/New Jersey area; she went on to earn a master's...
Stacks of Facts: Science Books Line 16 Miles of Shelves at the Linda Hall Library
May 21, 2006
Feature story on the Linda Hall Library, a private science oriented research library. Although surrounded by UMKC campus the library is not part of the university. Linda Hall was not related to the Hall...
Stong's Iowans in War
File containing a review of "One Destiny," a book of fiction set in World War II Kansas City and Iowa (adapted into a movie) by Phil Stong (1899-1957), a Kansas City novelist. Also author of the following...
Tales of a Parking Lot Told by a Kansas Citian
File containing a book review of "Wildcat Parking Lot" by R. H. Richardson, or Bob Richardson, about the author's job at the City Market for " years at the edge of a parking lot in the 1900 block on...
The Battle for Westport
April 17, 2011
Article describes author Darryl Levings upcoming book of historical fiction on the Battle of Westport titled "Saddle the Pale Horse." Includes an excerpt from the book documenting the day before the battle...
The Book Shop at Brookside Succumbs to Pressures Faced by Independent Bookstores
Discusses the problems leading to the closing of the Book Shop at Brookside.
The Great American Heritage: An Intimate Story of the Eisenhower Family
Book review of author Bela Kornitzer's new biographical work about the family of President Dwight Eisenhower, raised in Abilene, Kansas, with photos and description of his family members, including his...
The Hillbilly Gallery
Photos and biographical article about Vance Randolph (ca. 1892-1980 ca.), "the recorder, chronicler and ultimately, the preserver of the ways of the hard-bitten folk clinging to the Ozark hills." Book...
The Hyatt Judge: Tragedy, Controversy and Scott O. Wright
File containing photos and biographical article about Judge Scott Olin Wright, or Scott Wright, 60-year-old "U. S. District Court judge, supervis[ing] the bitter and often confusing ebb and flow of the...
The Nelly Don Affair
May 7, 2006
Photos and article highlight a new documentary film and book about the life of Nell Donnelly Reed and the garment factory she established in the early 1900s. Terence O'Malley, a Kansas City lawyer and...
The Question Box: When Was the First Telephone Directory Published in Kansas City?
December 25, 1948
The first directory in Kansas City was a single sheet of paper, printed on one side, listing forty-six telephones in Kansas City, Mo., and twelve in Kansas City, Kansas. This was issued in1879 or 1880....
The Stongs of Missouri and Iowa Are a Well-Matched Writing Team
File containing a a photo and biographical article about Virginia Swain Stong, or Virginia Stong (formerly of Kansas City), and her husband Phil Stong (formerly of Iowa), Connecticut authors of books about...
They Bonded By Watching Wrestling
October 1, 2006
Feature on wrestling in the "Remember When" column in the Star Magazine. The author remembers local All-Star Wrestling on TV. Some of the wrestlers mentioned include Roger Kirby, Rufus R. Jones, Danny...
This Writer Wonders if Eisenhower Can Save Us
Book review of "Eisenhower for President" by Kansas City author W. G. Clugston, speculating on the potential of Dwight Eisenhower as president.
Three Kansas Citians Publish Autumn Titles
File containing a book review of the poetry collection "Of Heart and Home" by Annette Wildman, "a teacher of Unity School of Christianity" and "president of the Kansas City Westport branch of the National...
Throwing the Book at Racists
May 15, 2009
Article profiles Kansas City author Leonard Zeskind and his new book "Blood and Politics: The White Nationalist Movement from the Margins to the Main Stream." Zeskind is considered a leading authority...
To Get Ahead in Alaska Takes a Fighter Like Hickel of Kansas
Photo and book review of "Alaska, U. S. A.," by Herb Hischer and Miriam Hischer, with a whole chapter about Walter Hickel of Claflin, Kansas, a prominent Alaska real estate developer and promoter, pushing...
Two Kansas City Women Write Novelized Biography of Bridger
Illustration and book review of "Jim Bridger, King of Scouts" by Clide Ann Hollmann (a native Missourian "connected with the information department of General hospital" in Kansas City) and Myrtes-Marie...
UMKC's Bailey Speaks the Language of Academic Success
April 21-27, 2006
Article profiles Guy Bailey, Chancellor at the University of Missouri-Kansas City since January of 2006. According to the article, he is the 6th of seven in the position during the past seven years. "Bailey's...
Understanding and Sympathy Are Gradually Replacing Ignorance and Race Prejudice, Will Thomas, a Negro Born in Kansas City, Asserts in a Thoughtful Autobiography--Sought Solution to Problems in Vermont
File containing a photo (of the author) and book review of "The Seeking" by Will Thomas, an African American author of Kansas City. Description of the book, dealing with race relations, and of the author,...
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