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Two Page Spread Sunday Express on Sally Rand First American Sex Symbol

Posted by on Oct 19, 2020 in General News | Comments Off on Two Page Spread Sunday Express on Sally Rand First American Sex Symbol

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Giveaway Sally Rand American Sex Symbol

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Six Acclaimed Authors of Fiction

Posted by on Sep 16, 2020 in General News | Comments Off on Six Acclaimed Authors of Fiction

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Six Acclaimed Authors of Fiction

BYU Radio Interview on Henry Knox’s Noble Train

Posted by on Sep 16, 2020 in General News | Comments Off on BYU Radio Interview on Henry Knox’s Noble Train

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Eighteen Zoom Presentations

Posted by on Aug 10, 2020 in General News | Comments Off on Eighteen Zoom Presentations

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Aug 23 ZOOM Elgin History Museum Madam President 2pm
August 24 ZOOM McCormick House Madam President The Secret Presidency of Edith Wilson 6:30 pm
Sept 3rd ZOOM Desplaines History Museum Forging A President 7PM
Sept 8th ZOOM New Buffalo Library Sally Rand 7PM Eastern 6 PM Central
Sept 10 ZOOM Glen Ellyn Historical Society Sally Rand 7PM
Sept 11 ZOOM Oak Park Library Al Capone and the 1933 Worlds Fair 2PM
Sept 15 ZOOM Oswego Library The Noble Train 7PM
Sept 16th ZOOM Freemont Library Sally Rand 7PM
Sept 17th ZOOM Bensenville Library 7PM
Sept 22nd Somonaunck Sally Rand 6 30
Sept 24 ZOOM Itasca Library Al Capone 7pm
Sept 26 ZOOM Mensa Meeting Al Capone and the 1933 Worlds Fair 7PM
Oct 6 ZOOM Indian Prairie Library Sally Rand 7PM
Oct 7 ZOOM Elmhurst Library Madam President 7PM
Oct 8 ZOOM Oregon Library Madam President 6pm
Oct 14 ZOOM Eisenhower Library Sally Rand 7pm
Oct 26 ZOOM Bloomingdale Library Noble Train 6PM
Nov 9 ZOOM Elburn Library The Noble Train 2pm
Nov 16th ZOOM Mchenry Library Sally Rand American Sex Symbole 7pm
March 19 2021 Glen Ellyn Book Club
To Be Scheduled
New Buffalo Library
Al Larson Cultural Center
Elburn library
Mchenry library

Wright Brothers Wrong Story Makes Bestseller List

Posted by on Jul 22, 2020 in General News | Comments Off on Wright Brothers Wrong Story Makes Bestseller List

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Stellar Review of Wright Brothers Wrong Story in Choice Magazine

Posted by on Jul 22, 2020 in General News | Comments Off on Stellar Review of Wright Brothers Wrong Story in Choice Magazine

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Coming 115 years after the inaugural powered flight at Kitty Hawk, Hazelgrove’s book offers the first major deconstruction of the myth that the Wright brothers played coequal roles in inventing the “flying machine.” Concentrating on their personal lives, particularly the pre-December 1903 period of thought, trial, and error, the author examines the way in which these misanthropes–who were high-school dropouts, never strayed from home, and lived by their skill as bicycle mechanics–uncovered the secrets of powered flight. In the process, Hazelgrove reveals that Wilbur actually fully envisioned and designed the first Flyer. Orville’s role, Hazelgrove contends, was less important–he largely assisted with mechanical details, emulating his brother’s lead and making the epic initial takeoff. Thereafter, by outliving his sibling by 37 years, he was able to mold their biography, convincing the world that they were jointly responsible for the achievement. Well researched, documented, and controversial, this indexed work comes during a renewal of Wright interest that includes Lawrence Goldstone’s Birdmen: The Wright Brothers, Glenn Curtiss, and the Battle to Control the Skies (CH, Oct’14, 52-0808) and David McCullough’s The Wright Brothers (CH, Sep’15, 53-0219). Summing Up: Highly recommended. Advanced undergraduates and above; general readers. –Myron J. Smith, emeritus, Tusculum University