Events

Upcoming Presentations by Our Authors

Howard Wight Marshall
Author of Fiddler’s Dream
Program and book signing
TBA
Kansas City, Harris-Kearney House, Westport Historical Society

Steve Ossad
Author of Omar Nelson Bradley
Program and book signing
September 12, 2018, 7 p.m.
MacArthur Memorial, Visitor Center Theatre, 198 Bank St, Norfolk, VA

David Hanzlick
Author of Benevolence, Moral Reform, Equality
Lecture
October 21, 2018, 2 p.m.
Missouri Valley Room at the Kansas City Public Library


Past Presentations and Media Appearances by Our Authors
In alphabetical order by author

Henry Adams, Thomas Hart Benton: Discoveries and Interpretations
Book signing, November 5, 2016, Kodner Gallery, St. Louis

Adam Arenson, The Great Heart of the Republic: St. Louis and the Cultural Civil War
Presentation, “St. Louis at the Center: The Civil War and the American West,” November 13, 2016, Missouri Civil War Museum
Discussion April 17, 2018, Andrews Banquet Room, Talbot East Building, Biola University, 13800 Biola Avenue, La Mirada, CA 90639

American Literature Association
Meet representatives from the University of Missouri Press in San Francisco!
May 24-27, 2018, Hyatt Regency San Francisco, 5 Embarcadero Center, San Francisco, CA 94111, USA

Jonathan Barron, How Robert Frost Made Realism Matter
Guest speaker in the “Sunday Afternoons with Frost” series, August 6, 2017, The Stone House Museum, South Shaftsbury, VT

Frank Blazich, Bataan Survivor
Meet the author & book sale, March 14, 2017, Kansas City Public Library
Book talk, June 24, 2017, North Carolina Dept. of Natural and Cultural Resources, Raleigh, NC

Wayne H. Bowen, Truman, Franco’s Spain, and the Cold War
Article: “Truman, America in the 1960s Focus of Two New Books by Southeast History Professors

Patricia Cleary Author of The World, the Flesh, and the Devil: A History of Colonial St. Louis Talk
April 16, 2018, Stotler Lounge, University of Missouri’s Memorial Student Union, Columbia MO

Michael A. Diamond, Discovering Organizational Identity: Dynamics of Relational Attachment Book discussion (CE credits), February 22, 2017, IPTAR Conference Room, New York City

James W. Endersby and William T. Horner, Lloyd Gaines and the Fight to End Segregation Book discussion, October 26, 2016, Kansas City Public Library
Book discussion, February 9, 2017, Columbia Public Library
Media appearance: February 9, 2017 on KRCG-TV to promote event at Columbia Public Library
Book discussion, February 16, 2017, Missouri State Archives, Jefferson City
Missouri Conference on History Book Award, March 24, 2017, Springfield
Lecture and book signing, The African American Experience in Missouri Lecture Series, presented by The State Historical Society of Missouri, April 4, 2017, Columbia

Clyde H. Farnsworth, Tangled Bylines
Book launch & signing, March 23, 2017, Macomb St, Washington, D.C.
Book reading & signing, April 21, 2017, Tattered Cover Colfax, Denver, CO
Book talk & signing, May 11, 2017, The Concord Bookshop, Concord, MA
Radio interview, June 23, 2017, “Columbia Morning with David Lile” KFRU 1400, Columbia, MO

Gregory Fontenot, The First Infantry Division and the U.S. Army Transformed
Panel discussion and book signing, April 22, 2017, Unbound Book Festival, Columbia, MO
Lunch Speaker, Officers of the First Division Reunion, April 29, 2017, Junction City, KS
Radio book review in New Books for Summer ’17 segment, May 30, 2017, WKPT
Presentation, June 10, 2017, BRO Reunion, Junction City, KS
Radio interview, June 29, 2017, “Columbia Morning with David Lile” KFRU 1400, Columbia, MO
Book talk and signing, November 1, 2017, First Division Museum at Cantigny Park, Wheaton, IL
March 17, 2018, Roundtable/lecture U.S. Army Heritage & Education Center, 950 Soldiers Drive, Carlisle, PA

John C. Hagan III, The Science of Near-Death Experiences
Book signing and presentation, May 18, 2017, Mexico Country Club, Mexico, MO
Lecture, October 2017, KCUMB
Presentation, December 14, 2017, North Kansas City Hospital
Presentation, February 2018, Santa Barbara, CA NDE group
Presentation, April 2018, Blessing Hospital, Quincy, IL

William Least Heat-Moon, Writing Blue Highways
Writing in the “Fourth Quarter” first class session, Osher Lifelong Learning Institute, MU Extension, March 6, 2017, Waters-Moss Memorial Wildlife Preservation Area, Moss B, Columbia, MO

Nancy Hill, A Very Private Public Citizen: The Life of Grenville Clark
Book presentation, November 2, 2016, Women’s Club of Wisconsin

Steve Hilty, Dirt, Sweat, and Diesel: A Family Farm in the Twenty-First Century
WIBW Radio/Kansas Ag Issues Podcast, Topeka, KS on October 14, 2016 (listen here)
KRES Radio/CentralMoInfo.com interview, Moberly, MO in October 2016

Missouri Conference on History
Capitol Plaza Hotel and Convention Center 
Meet representatives from the University of Missouri Press in Jefferson City, March 14-16, 2018

Mary Jo Ignoffo
Author of Captive of the Labyringth: Sarah L. Winchester Heiress to the Rifle Fortune Talk and book signing March 14, 2018, Fallon House, lower level, 1175 W. Saint John Street, San Jose, CA 95110

415 W McCarty St, Jefferson City, MO 65101, USA

Bryan Jack, The St. Louis African American Community and the Exodusters 
Talk: “Crossing the Red Sea: Saint Louis and the Exodus of 1879,” November 9, 2016, Jesse Auditorium, University of Missouri-Columbia

Lisa Knopp, Bread: A Memoir of Hunger
Radio interview, Ric Bratton, “This Week in America,” November 9, 2016
Reading, March 7, 2017, Weitz CEC, Rooms 230 & 231, University of Nebraska-Omaha
Author discussion and book signing, April 22, 2017, Unbound Book Festival, Columbia, MO
Keynote Presentation, April 28, 2017, Friends of the Burlington (IA) Public Library Annual Meeting, Burlington, IA
Reading, May 16, 2017, Mr. Toad’s Pub, 1002 Howard St, Omaha, NE

Gary Kremer, Race & Meaning: The African American Experience in Missouri
KOPN 89.5 FM interview with Steven Spellman, February 14, 2017
Presentation, February 18, 2017, Boone County Historical Society, Columbia, MO – Meet the Author Series

Howard Wight Marshall, Fiddler’s Dream
‘Fiddler’s Dream’ hits close to home“, The Rolla Daily News, May 22, 2017
Radio interview and playing tracks from the CD, May 24, 2017, 7 p.m. CDT, KOPN
Book signing, June 2, 2017, Downtown Book & Toy, Jefferson City, MO
Live music and book signing, June 18, 2017, sponsored by Kingdom of Callaway Historical Society, Fulton, MO
Program and book signing, July 7, 2017, The Book House, St. Louis, MO
Program with live fiddle music, July 13, 2017, Missouri River Regional Library, Jefferson City, MO
Live music with Russ Ravert and John T. Turner, July 25, 2017, Orr Street Farmers Market, downtown Columbia, MO
Radio interview, September 5, 2017, 6:30 p.m. CDT, KBIA 91.3 FM “Thinking Out Loud [listen to recording here]
Program, live music, and book signing, September 15, 2017, Kibbitznest Books, Brews & Blarney, Chicago, IL
Program, live music with a local musician, and book signing, September 16, 2017, New Copperfield’s Book Service, Macomb, IL – watch video clip & read newspaper article here
Informal music with Russ Ravert (guitar) and John T. Turner (bass), September 24, 2017, Orr Street Farmer’s Market, Columbia, MO
After dinner program, October 6, 2017, The State Historical Society of Missouri Trustee Banquet, Columbia, MO
KOMU TV segment, October 14, 2017, Columbia, MO
Presentation with live music followed by book signing, sponsored by the Missouri Folk Arts Program, October 15, 2017, Museum of Art and Archaeology, Columbia, MO
Book signing, October 21, 2017, Stonecrest Book & Toy, Osage Beach, MO
Radio & TV appearances, KBIA 91.3 FM, November 15 at 8:50 a.m., KMOS TV on November 17 at 7:30 p.m., November 18 at 5:30 p.m., and November 19 at 11:00 a.m.
Presentation with live music, November 18, 2017, Boone County Historical Society, Meet the Author Series
Book signing and playing fiddle tunes at “Living Windows” downtown event, December 1, 2017, Downtown Book & Toy, Jefferson City, MO
Program and book signing, December 2, 2017, Osher Institute, Columbia, MO
Program and book signing, December 8, 2017, Columbia Senior Center Seminar, Columbia, MO
Radio show, December 10, 2017, 9-10 p.m., “High Lonesome Sound” KOPN, Columbia, MO
Program and book signing, December 11, 2017, Daniel Boone Regional Library, Columbia, MO, Author of Fiddler’s Dream Program and book signing January 18, 2018, Missouri State Archives, 600 W Main St., Jefferson City, MO
Program and book signing, January 30, 2018, Daniel Boone Regional Library, Fulton, MO
Program and book signing, January 30, 2018, Fulton Public Library, Friends Room, Fulton, MO
Music and discussion, February 2, 2018, Kansas City Area Bluegrass Club, Blue Ridge Methodist Church fellowship hall, Kansas City, MO
Music in the lobby, February 25, 2018, Missouri Theatre, Columbia, MO
Program and book signing, March 15, 2018, 2 p.m. Gasconade County Nursing Home, Owensville, MO
Program and book signing, June 1, 2018, 5 p.m., West Plains, Ozark Heritage Festival, in the Civic Center lobby.
Program and book signing, June 21, 2018, 6 p.m., Marshall Public Library, Marshall, MO
Program and book signing, July 7, 2018, 10 a.m., Arrow Rock State Park Museum, Museum auditorium, Arrow Rock, MO
Program and book signing, July 12, 2018, 2 p.m., Owensville, Gasconade Manor nursing home

Midwest Political Science Association
Meet representatives from the University of Missouri Press in Chicago! Our booth number is 208. April 5-8, 2018 Palmer House, 17 E Monroe St, Chicago, IL 60603, USA

Forrest A. Nabors, From Oligarchy to Republicanism
MC of 4th of July Celebration, July 4, 2017, Anchorage, AK
Podcast interview on Ricochet.com: “The Bookmonger with John J. Miller” published November 27, 2017
Podcast interview on the New Books Network, December 13, 2017
January 29, 2018, Book signing, University of Alaska-Anchorage Bookstore, 2901 Spirit Way, Anchorage, AK

Dennis Okerstrom, Dick Cole’s War
Doolittle’s Raiders: The Final Toast” and book signing (event sold out!), April 18, 2017, National Museum of the USAF, Wright-Patterson AFB, OH

Organization of American Historians
Meet representatives from the University of Missouri Press in Sacramento! Our booth number is 107. April 12-14, 2018 Sacramento, Sacramento, CA, USA

Steven Ossad Author of Omar Nelson Bradley Radio book review December 19, 2017, (East Tennessee, Southwest Virginia, and Western North Carolina)

Lisa Ossian Author of three books with the University of Missouri Press
Presentation, December 7, 2016, Clear Lake Public Library, 200 N 4th St, Clear Lake, IA

Christopher Robert Reed, Black Chicago’s First Century
Book signing, July 30, 2017, Quinn Chapel AME Church, Chicago, IL
Book signing, February 20, 2018, Harold Washington Library Center, Chicago Public Library, Chicago

Joel Rhodes, Growing Up in a Land Called Honalee
Article: “Truman, America in the 1960s Focus of Two New Books by Southeast History Professors
Presentation and book signing, September 29, 2017, Osher (MU Extension), Columbia, MO  Growing Up in a Land Called Honalee Presentation and book signing, December 16, 2017, Boone County Historical Society, Columbia, MO – Meet the Author Series
Program and book signing, June 21, 2018, 7 p.m. Missouri State Archives.

Richard Schroeder, The Foundation of the CIA: Harry Truman, the Missouri Gang, and the Origins of the Cold War
Presentation and book signing, October 12, 2017, Missouri Regional River Library Art Gallery, Jefferson City, MO
Presentation and book signing, November 28, 2017, The International Spy Museum, Washington, D.C.

Michael E. Shay, author of four books with the University of Missouri Press
“Major General Clarence Edwards and His Imprint on the Yankee Division,” October 20, 2017, Armory of the Ancient and Honorable Artillery, Boston, Massachusetts
Talk, “The Fight at Seicheprey and the Men of the 102nd Infantry”, April 19, 2018,
Third Thursday Speaker Series, Connecticut State Library, 231 Capitol Ave., Hartford, Connecticut

Bonnie Stepenoff, The Dead End Kids of St. Louis
Program, July 7, 2018, 1 p.m, The Field House Museum, 634 S. Broadway, St. Louis, MO 63102

Jo Ann Trogdon, The Unknown Travels and Dubious Pursuits of William Clark
Book discussion, November 19, 2016, Boone County Historical Society, Columbia, MO
March 24, 2018, 12 p.m.-1:30 p.m. Talk, Missouri Athletic Club west, 1777 Des Peres Rd, St. Louis, MO 63131

Daniel Watermeier, American Tragedian: The Life of Edwin Booth
Book discussion and signing, October 29th, 2016, Naples, FL Barnes & Noble

Priscilla Dowden-White
Author of Groping Toward Democracy: African American Social Welfare Reform in St. Louis, 1910-1949 Talk
March 7, 2018, Stotler Lounge, University of Missouri’s Memorial Student Union,Columbia MO

Kenneth Winn, Missouri Law and the American Conscience
Book discussion, October 22, 2016, Boone County Historical Society, Columbia, MO – Meet the Author Series
Presentation, May 18, 2017, Missouri State Archives, Jefferson City, MO
Presentation: “The Hidden Origins of the Missouri Nonpartisan Court Plan”, July 21, 2017, Annual Luncheon of the Federal Court Historical Society, Kansas City