An interesting little book just crossed my desk, A Year in the Life of Oklahoma. For example, on this day, August 5th, 1903, JOE “IRON MAN” MCGINNITY of McAlester, Oklahoma pitched and won both ends of a doubleheader for the major league baseball New York Giants. He earned his nickname working in coal mines in southeast Oklahoma. He had two 30-win seasons and eight 20-win campaigns in ten years in the majors. He was inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame in 1946.
This book is written by Oklahoma historian, Bob Burke and I can see that it would really come in handy for teachers, writers, history buffs, and a fun book for kids.
Just got my e-newsletter from University of Oklahoma Press. Looks like interesting new arrivals and recent releases. My favorite is by John Wooley, Shot in Oklahoma: A Century of Sooner State Cinema. You probably recognize his name from his very popular book on Oklahoma music, Blue Devils to Red Dirt: The Colors of Oklahoma Music.
And since I just found this website and want to put it up on our links list, Here’s a literary kittie moment,
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