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Edward M Eveld
Dale Carnegie Is Dead: Some 4 Million Copies of Famous Book Have Been Printed
Obituary for Dale Carnegie, the lecturer and author of religious and sales-related works such as the best-selling "How to Win Friends and Influence People" book.
Doing It by the Book for More Than a Century
September 20, 2009
Profile of the Engel Bindery Co., a nearly 125-year-old bookbindery located at 322 Southwest Boulevard. The company was founded in 1885 by a family of German immigrants and was originally located at 909...
Dr. Fifield on Value of Faith
Book review of "The Single Path," a religious book by Reverend James Fifield, a pastor and native Kansas Citian.
Drug Store Dynasty
October 2, 2011
Cover story on Isaac and Michael Katz, “who turned two cigar stores into a drug store empire.” The majority of the article is excerpted from the new book “The Kings of Cut-Rate: The Very American...
Early Bourbon Families: The Wornall Family of Bourbon County
File containing an article with excerpts from a book written by Francis Clay Wornall, or Francis Wornall of Kansas City on the genealogy of the Wornall family.
End of An Era--Brookside's Book Shop
Brookside Book Shop is closing because it can't compete with the large chain stores.
Eugene Debs and Socialism
Review of the book by Ray Ginger, "The Bending Cross," about the political career of Socialist Workers Party founder Eugene Debs and the Midwestern socialist movement centered in Girard, Kansas, starting...
Everything's Coming Up Bacon
June 30, 2010
Article profiles Aaron Chronister and Jason Day, authors of a new cookbook titled "BBQ Makes Everything Better." Chronister and Day became nationally known when their signature dish, the "Bacon Explosion,"...
Family Friendly: Designers' Showhouse Has Been a Retreat For Many Generations
May 5, 2004
Article about the 2004 Designers' Showhouse XXXV at 1035 W. 57th Street built in 1916 by J. C. Nichols and Wight and Wight as architects. The first resident was George Bunting.
Famous Burger Rolling Away
August 17, 2007
A 60-year-old Sedalia, Missouri, landmark called the Wheel Inn Drive Inn is scheduled to close on September 3, 2007. The restaurant is known for its Guber Burger, a "1940s era hamburger with peanut butter."...
First Book of Poems by Herman Salinger
File containing a review of "The Angel of Our Thirst," a book of poetry by Herman Salinger, a poet and former teacher at the University of Kansas City published in such magazines as the University of Kansas...
First Novel Tells of Crisis in a Marriage
File containing a photo (of the author) and book review of "The Velvet Whip" (set in "a Missouri town near Kansas City") by Leonard Snyder, a novelist and short story writer born in Canada and raised in...
First, He Had to Overcome
June 25, 2012
Profile and interview with former Royals trainer Mickey Cobb. Cobb was born in Waycross, Georgia with infantile paralysis. He had difficulty learning to walk, but managed to fulfill his dream of becoming...
Ford Names Winner
July 16, 2007
Local comic book creator and crime-fighting activist Alonzo Washington recently won a national essay sweepstakes contest. Washington, who lives in Kansas City, Kansas, submitted an essay in a Ford Motor...
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.
From Gutter to Glory: Broski 'Kingpin' with Something to Spare
Article about Kansas City television weather forecaster Fred Broski and his successful local game show "Bowling for Dollars," with cultural significance as "a sort of daily edition of the book 'Working'...
From Strong City to New York City
November 29, 2003
Spotlight on Bailey Lewis, whose photo taken by Kansas City photographer Dan White, is featured on the cover of America 24/7, a book of photography that documents a week in the life of the nation. Lewis,...
Frontier Jews of the Fred Harvey
September 3, 2010
Article tells the story of three "fascinating frontier Jews" discovered by the author while doing research for his book, "Appetite for America." Dave Benjamin and Herman Schweizer were both immigrants...
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.
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