In Shot All to Hell, author Mark Lee Gardner tells the story and demise of the infamous Jesse James and Cole Younger. The book has all the elements of a great western story. Some colorful characters, some very bad men, some very courageous people, a bank robbery, a shoot-out, betrayal, an exciting getaway, and a giant man hunt, and a daring escape.
If you are a history buff, especially of World War II you won’t want to miss this opportunity. On June 10th, at 7:00 p.m. in Menninger Room. Dan King author and Pacific War Historian will review his book the Last Zero Fighter: King has written a first hand accounts of experience of Japanese Naval pilots. In addition to writing many […]
This is a busy week for area sports fans. Not only is the Big 12 basketball season underway with both Kansas schools off to good starts. Additionally Lee Arena is always a good place to be, to catch the ‘Bods and Lady Blues in action. And as always local high school sports have a full […]
When it became apparent that the University of Alabama would play the Notre Dame Fighting Irish in this years BCS National Championship, my memory was sparked by a previous bowl match-up. It was the 1973 Sugar Bowl. The game which decided half of the National Championship that season was a match-up between the same Crimson […]
Over 15 years ago a wonderful sports movie debuted. I’m referring to the 1994 critically acclaimed documentary, titled Hoop Dreams. The film has been called the best sports documentary ever, and consistently is rated in top 20 “best ever” lists. If you have never seen the movie I strongly encourage you to obtain […]
If you are a sports fan a few games stick out in your mind as special. Maybe you even call them the best ever. Depending on your taste and interest you no doubt have a favorite game, its all entirely personal. My favorite game would be Game 6 of the 1985 World Series. A few […]