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Edward M Eveld
Grappling with the Ghosts of Injustice
November 26, 2006
Article tells about difficulty Kansas City native Dennis Fritz has experienced readjusting to society after twelve years in prison. Fritz was freed in 1999 when DNA tests showed that he and Ron Williamson...
Harlem Renaissance Man
September 9, 2007
African American artist Aaron Douglas was born in Topeka in 1899 and taught at Lincoln High School in Kansas City at one time. He later became part of the "the early 20th-century explosion of black arts...
Hectic Career Led Early Missourian to a Governorship at the Age of 26
File containing a portrait and biographical article about Henry Clay Warmoth, or Henry Warmoth (1842-1931), "swashbuckling Civil War soldier of Missouri, who became a lawyer at the age of 17, a lieutenant...
Helplessly, They Watched a Massacre
Book review of Robert Pearman's book, "The Battle of Platte Bridge," recounting the attack by Indians upon Union soldiers "sent into the Wyoming desert to protect the telegraph line and the Platte bridge...
Her First Book
File containing a photo and caption about Willa Wightman, a "teletype operator for Trans World Airlines," "author of 'My Heart Sings,' a collection of devotional lyrics," and resident of 4025 Walnut Street....
Here You Have It: Most of the Best
File containing a review of "Muscle and Blood," a nonfiction book by Rachel Scott, a 27-year-old former Kansas Citian and author compared "with Rachel Carson (of 'Silent Spring' fame)." Description of...
Hey Beer Man: Beer Bob Tells His Story
May 7, 2008
Article profiles "Beer Bob" (Robert Gillis) who has sold beer at Kauffman Stadium since 1976. Gillis has written a book about his experiences at the stadium.
His Book by Chance: Irving Stone Once Shunned Inspiration of "Lust for Life"
Photo and biographical article about Irving Stone, a famous biographical novelist speaking in Kansas City's Municipal Auditorium about his 1936 novel "Lust for Life" about artist Vincent van Gogh. Later...
His First Paper-Back Is Having Good Sales
File containing a review of "Saturday's Harvest," a fiction book "set in Northwest Missouri" by 31-year-old Paul Shelley, "the pen-name of a Kansas Citian who graduated. ..from the University of Kansas...
His Name was James
June 27, 2007
Article profiling Kansas City author and historian Harold Dellinger and a book he recently edited about Jesse James titled: "Jesse James: The Best Writings on the Notorious Outlaw and His Gang." Dellinger...
History of Independence Avenue Inspires Writer
File containing a photo and biographical article about Eileen Bluestone Sherman, or Eileen Sherman, a "Johnson County housewife" and writer of a fictionalized book called "Independence Avenue" about the...
June 29, 2005
Review of books about barbecue with a sample recipe from each title. Included are: The BBQ Queens' Big Book of Barbecue; Backyard BBQ: The Art of Smokeology; Dr. BBQ's Big-Time Barbecue Cookbook; Peace,...
If You Like Homeyness, This Is Your Cup of Tea
Current review and history of the McDonald Tea Room restaurant in Gallatin, Missouri, established in 1931 by Virginia Rowell McDonald and made "famous" by a listing in the 1936 book, "Adventures in Good...
In Search of Found Time
November 29-December 5, 2012
Article describes the author and magazine publisher Davy Rothbart and his involvement with the legal case of Byron Case, a Kansas City man that was convicted of the murder of Anastasia WitbolsFeugen in...
November 17-23, 2005
Article describing an unusual promotional version of a comic book that appeared as a 20 page insert in the Kansas City Star in 1982. The comic book, which was intended to advertise the downtown Jones Store,...
Intercity Book Lovers Celebrates 80th Anniversary
November 17-23, 2006
Column reporting the 80th anniversary of the Intercity Book Lovers, an African American women's group dedicated to a love of books. The group was founded in 1926, with 30 original members who were "mostly...
Is Shane Evans a Dreamer?
November 15, 2009
Cover story for The Kansas City Star Magazine about Shane Evans, award-winning children's book illustrator and owner of Dream Studio, 711 E. 31st St.
James L. Soward
May 31, 2005
Obituary for James L. Soward who died on May 27, 2005, in Overland Park, Kansas. He was born in Nevada, Missouri on August 13, 1932. He worked with the Health Sciences at the University of Missouri, Kansas...
JCC's Old Resident Theatre's History Profiled in New Book
January 5, 2012
Article discussing the history of the Jewish Community Center's Resident Theatre. Opened in 1932, the theatre was extremely popular from the 1940s through the 1960s. It closed in 1983. Richard Piland's...
Jean Wiedenmann Sanderson
October 20, 2005
Obituary for Jean Wiedenmann Sanderson who died October 16, 2005, in Overland Park. She was born October 14, 1927, in Kansas City to George and Myrle Wiedenmann. Her heritage goes back to the Wiedenmann...
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