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Local & Alumni Authors

Beast in the Apartment

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Tony Barnstone has no walls. He is alive moment to moment at the naked center. In his shrewd double vision, the animal self and the outside self mingle in ecstasy and grief of flesh. He is so surprising and fearless and cuts right to it, and yet so delicate and lyrical.
--Ruth Stone

"Plain-spoken and magical, this poet knows how to make imagination and the real world collide softly. Borders are crossed in the psyche and the flesh, and this collection seems like an elongated song that embraces the most elusive moments buried in language and nuance through the pure naming of things--a mantra of what is and what is dreamt--that takes into the sacred territory what no ordinary compass can plot or unplot."
--Yusef Komunyakaa

Book of David - Journal of Sunshine,Storms, Rainbows & Mystery

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Written by local author David Miller.  Paperback, 321 pages.  A Journal of Sunshine, Storms, Rainbows and Mystery


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Five years after Emma Gracin escaped the grip of serial killer Frank Masters, she is still trying to put her life back together. When a new killer picks up where Frank left off, it seems the nightmare has returned. Young women start turning up dead and mysterious notes are left for Emma, adding to her torment. Someone is completing Frank's work, and Emma was his only victim to survive. As the killer gets closer, it becomes even harder to know who to trust.

Life More Abundantly

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Life More Abundantly and other powerful & inspiring works, is a book of poetry, written by Honey Angela Williams, a Christian, African-American woman. Honey began writing poetry in 1997, to express several painful experiences she had over a 2 year period (a collapse of a marriage, toxic dating as a single parent, race issues, the death of her mother, and a corporate downsizing). The title of the book shares the title of the last poem, written to describe Honey's experience with homelessness as a child. This book will reach and empower others in their journey through life to realize that no matter the circumstances, it is possible to have life more abundantly. The poems are relevant to a wide audience of people.

Life More Abundantly', a collection of poems written by Honey Angela Williams.  Alumnus and  former employee of UE

Local Legends; Stories Behind the Headlines

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312 page History of SW Indiana sports written by Ron Eaton.  Includes stories and history of UE  sports.  Hardback and dust cover. 

Postcard History Series - City of Evansville

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Evansville, a river town in the truest sense, established itself as the commercial center of the area, but not without a bit of luck. After Hugh McGary bought land along the Ohio River 200 years ago, fortune smiled on the city when it became the county seat of the newly formed Vanderburgh County in 1818 and again when it was chosen as the terminus of the Wabash and Erie Canal. Evansville, which also played a vital role in World War II manufacturing, continued to grow yet kept its small-town charm. While the scenes in Postcard History Series: Evansville may have come and gone, it is the people that truly make this city the heart of the tri-state area.

Reckless Fellows- The Gentlemen of the Royal Flying Corps

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The Royal Flying Corps, later the Royal Air Force, was formed in 1912 and went to war in 1914 where it played a vital role in reconnaissance, supporting the British Expeditionary Force as 'air cavalry' and also in combat, establishing air superiority over the Imperial German Air Force. Edward Bujak here combines the history of the air war, including details of strategy, tactics, technical issues and combat, with a social and cultural history. The RFC was originally dominated by the landed elite, in Lloyd George's phrase 'from the stateliest houses in England', and its pilots were regarded as 'knights of the air'. Harlaxton Manor in Lincolnshire, seat of landed gentry, became their major training base. Bujak shows how, within the circle of the RFC, the class divide and unconscious superiority of Edwardian Britain disappeared--absorbed by common purpose, technical expertise and by an influx of pilots from Canada, Australia, New Zealand and South Africa. He thus provides an original and unusual take on the air war in World War I, combining military, social and cultural history.

Red Coat

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Frederica Williams struggles her entire life to overcome her dark childhood. She manages to suppress her twisted youth enough to obtain collegiate degrees in Spanish, but her mercurial mental state surfaces as she weaves herself into the lives and deaths of the men she encounters. The final attempt by a man to sexually abuse her brings about a vicious murder. At this point in her life, Frederica rationalizes that she is well-justified in any heinous act that helps her accomplish her goals. She struggles to move forward in her life and meets and falls in love with David Winthrop. But a button from the red coat she has desperately clung to her entire adult life becomes evidence in a crime, even though a homeless woman now proudly wears the coat. Can the answers to this crime be found without jeopardizing Frederica's future?

The Bluff

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A genteel widow moves herself into a tiny upstairs apartment in her stately home and divides the rest of it into rental apartments. The renters bring about suspicion, mistrust, and fear, and time plays evil tricks on those who are not as they seem.

The Letter

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The depths of Sherman's evil deeds are equaled only in his devotion to his family. This multi-generational novel gives up its secrets in The Letter.

The Perfect Season: A Memoir of the 1964-1965 Evansville College Purple Aces

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In 1964, the Evansville College Purple Aces raced undefeated through the Indiana Collegiate Conference, posting a perfect 24-0 regular-season record and winning the College Division NCAA championship. The skeleton of this season exists in newspaper archives and in books that capture the on-court action, but the flesh and blood has never been written--until now. This is the story of Russell Grieger, a starting guard, and his observations, feelings, reactions, and struggles of that season. It provides a game-by-game look into the team, showcasing Grieger's teammates, Coach Arad McCutchan, and Evansville's love for the Aces. The Perfect Season is an insider's inspiring story of a team whose motto--"If you're going to go, go big time or don't go at all"--inspired them to achieve their dream.

What "Back Then" was Like

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Interested in ancestry and genealogy, or family stories?
"With tears in their eyes, people tell me that after reading my manuscript, they know they have to write down so-and-so's stories....they say 'Now I know I just have to.'"
Although times were tough for Elliott growing up in a poor family, he says he doesn't really remember feeling that he was poor. He was reared until he was nine, in the small village of Abydell, Indiana. "Although I grew up in the sixties, our living conditions were closer to those who lived in the forties."
Always a fan of writer Earl Hamner, Elliott writes about his feelings and experiences growing up without the conveniences most had in the sixties. His parents and grandparents were all born in the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains in and around Sandy Hook, Kentucky, but left there before he was born because of tough personal experiences and economic times. "Since I wasn't born until they all lived in Southern Indiana, I wanted to know more about why they left Elliott County, Kentucky.--They all spoke of it so affectionately." He shares many stories that were told to him by many of his family members who are gone now. From his findings, he resolves to encourage others to take the time to write down memories and stories. He says: "Like our loved ones, these stories will also fade away and will be gone if not preserved."
He encourages us to spend time with older people
..".who still know a lot more than we think they do." He writes for the people who would like to spend more time in the hammock and/or the lawn chair. He wants readers to rekindle the passion for home made ice cream and family storytelling sessions. He writes for those who want to achieve inner peace. He especially expects those who are already involved in ancestry research to find his experiences cultivating and motivational. Likewise, he writes light-hearted stories for those who are laid up with an illness or injury. His stories offer a peaceful refuge from day-to-day annoyances. For those who still love The Walton's televison shows, and other Earl Hamner stories about his life growing up, Elliott offers them some reading that will fill some of their voids.
About the Author
Roger C. Elliott enjoys writing about small town people and small town life. His experiences growing up in small communities and listening to ancestor's stories have inspired his descriptive prose. He is married to Jeanette Renn Elliott. The family lives in Indiana with their two daughters: Alyssa and Lindsey. Elliott has taught at NE Dubois High School for twenty-three years. He and his wife met while attending the University of Evansville where they both received their Bachelor's Degrees. Elliott received his M.A. from Nova Southeastern University.

Winning the Big Try- History of the Evansville Aces Undefeated 1964-65 Season

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A pictorial story about the 1965 NCAA championship that was won by the Evansville, Indiana, Purple Aces. The book features the players and the story surrounding the team including Jerry Sloan.

With Grace

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"With Grace" is about the little girl (Grace) that we met at the end of my previous novel "Red Coat." Now a young woman entering college, Grace encounters emotional difficulties different from those her mother, Frederica, faced in "Red Coat"; but they are just as troubling.

World War II Heroes: We Were Just Doing Our Jobs

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After meeting and interviewing over sixty-five veterans, or the family they left behind, I have written their amazing stories. The accounts of these ninety-year old men are fascinating reading for anyone who enjoys history. Also, it is a reminder to be thankful for our freedom. It's important to know what WWII veterans endured, suffered, and survived. Read their heartfelt stories; thank them whenever possible. They are incredible, humble men and women who were just doing their jobs.Also, there are several stories of women and men who worked in the factories in Indiana making war products. The home front had to sacrifice as well as the men who were gone. The remaining stories are about men, women and children who were from other countries during the war. Some were our Allies and a few were from the Axis countries. War affected everyone during the 1940's. These stories help us learn what these people lived through during the days of WWII.