Events

Upcoming Presentations by Our Authors

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, 12 p.m.
Yankee Division Conference
Armory of the Ancient and Honorable Artillery, 4th floor of historic Faneuil Hall, Boston, Massachusetts

Howard Wight Marshall
Author of Fiddler’s Dream
Book signing
October 21, 2017, 11 a.m.-1 p.m.
Stonecrest Book & Toy (Stonecrest Mall), 3797 Hwy. 54, Osage Beach, MO

Jo Ann Trogdon
Author of The Unknown Travels and Dubious Pursuits of William Clark
Luncheon presentation and book signing for the St. Louis area members of the Center for French Colonial Studies
October 28, 2017, 11:30 a.m.
Card and Club Room, Missouri Athletic Club-West, 1777 Des Peres Road, St. Louis, MO

Gregory Fontenot
Author of The First Infantry Division and the U.S. Army Transformed
November 1, 2017, 7:30-9 p.m.
Book talk and signing
First Division Museum at Cantigny Park, 1s151 Winfield Road, Wheaton, IL

Howard Wight Marshall
Author of Fiddler’s Dream
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.

Howard Wight Marshall
Author of Fiddler’s Dream
Presentation with live music followed by book signing
November 18, 2017, 10:30 a.m.
Boone County Historical Society, Columbia, MO – Meet the Author Series

Richard Schroeder
Author of The Foundation of the CIA: Harry Truman, the Missouri Gang, and the Origins of the Cold War
Presentation and book signing
November 28, 2017, 6:30-8 p.m.
Special Events Space (Second Floor), The International Spy Museum, 800 F St, NW, Washington, D.C.

Howard Wight Marshall
Author of Fiddler’s Dream
Program and book signing
December 2, 2017, 9:30-11 a.m.
Osher Institute, Hillcrest D, Old 63 South, Columbia, MO

Howard Wight Marshall
Author of Fiddler’s Dream
Program and book signing
December 8, 2017, 10 a.m.
Columbia Senior Center Seminar, Columbia, MO

Howard Wight Marshall
Author of Fiddler’s Dream
Program and book signing
December 11, 2017, 7 p.m.
Daniel Boone Regional Library, 100 W Broadway, Columbia, MO

Joel Rhodes
Author of Growing Up in a Land Called Honalee
Presentation and book signing
December 16, 2017, 10:30 a.m.
Boone County Historical Society, Columbia, MO – Meet the Author Series

Howard Wight Marshall
Author of Fiddler’s Dream
Program and book signing
January 18, 2018, 7 p.m.
Missouri State Archives, 600 W Main St., Jefferson City, MO

Christopher Robert Reed
Author of Black Chicago’s First Century
Book signing
February 20, 2018, 6 p.m.
Harold Washington Library Center, Chicago Public Library, 400 S State St., Chicago

Gregory Fontenot
Author of The First Infantry Division and the U.S. Army Transformed
March 17, 2018, 2 p.m.-4:30 p.m.
Roundtable/lecture
U.S. Army Heritage & Education Center, 950 Soldiers Drive, Carlisle, PA

Howard Wight Marshall
Author of Fiddler’s Dream
Program
March 25, 2018
St. Louis Folk & Roots Festival, Strauss Park, 3233 Washington Blvd. (hosted by St. Louis Folk School)

Michael E. Shay
Author of four books with the University of Missouri Press
Talk, “The Fight at Seicheprey and the Men of the 102nd Infantry”
April 19, 2018, Noon-12:45 p.m.
Third Thursday Speaker Series, Connecticut State Library, 231 Capitol Ave., Hartford, Connecticut


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

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

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

John C. Hagan III, The Science of Near-Death Experiences
Book signing and presentation, May 18, 2017, Mexico Country Club, Mexico, MO

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

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

Forrest A. Nabors, From Oligarchy to Republicanism
MC of 4th of July Celebration, July 4, 2017, 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

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

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

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

Jo Ann Trogdon, The Unknown Travels and Dubious Pursuits of William Clark
Book discussion, November 19, 2016, Boone County Historical Society, Columbia, MO

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

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