Well readers, it has been quite a week. The University of Nebraska Press author Jean-Marie Gustave Le Clézio won the 2008 Nobel Prize in Literature. His titles published with the University of Nebraska Press include Onitsha and The Round and Other Cold Hard Facts.
Also this week in history:
October 13, 1969: World Series. Pittsburgh Pirates second baseman Bill Mazeroski is the first person to end a world series with a home run.
The World Series always ends with a bang. No one knows this better than Shoeless Joe Jackson, when he defended his innocence against allegations that he and seven other players helped “fix” the one in 1919. Check out Shoeless Joe and Ragtime Baseball by Harvey Frommer for more information.
October 14, 1926: Winnie-the-Pooh by A.A. Milne is first published.
Winnie-the-Pooh is a classic. So is the Wizard of Oz, both fantastic tales about the independent and exciting journeys of children. Check out Frank L. Baum’s other book, The Twinkle Tales, to see how it compares. I think you’ll be pleasantly surprised!
October 15, 1969: Vietnam War. Thousands of people take part in a National Moratorium anti-war demonstration cross the U.S.
Like all war, the Vietnam War can still strike a cord in our society. Check out The Vietnam War Era: A Personal Journey by Bruce O. Solheim for this man’s journey.
October 16, 1923: The Walt Disney Company is founded by Walt Disney and his brother Roy.
Oh Disney, can’t get enough of it!. Check out Cinderella Ball: A Look inside Small College Basketball in West Virginia by Bob Kuska, for a different kind of fairy tale.
October 17, 1979: Mother Teresa is awarded the Nobel Peace Prize.
You can find these books and more at the University of Nebraska Press website. Have a great weekend readers!