Alumni bookshelf: Fall 2021

Mizzou alumni writers rack up new titles.

books by alumni authorsPublished on Show Me Mizzou August 19, 2021

Mizzou alumni keep banging out the books. To be considered for coverage, mail your book published in 2021 or scheduled for 2022 to Dale Smith, MIZZOU magazine,  109 Reynolds Alumni Center, Columbia, Missouri, 65211.

Ambitious Honor: George Armstrong Custer’s Life of Service and Lust for Fame by James E. Mueller, BJ ’82, MA ’92 (University of Oklahoma Press, 2020)

Beyond Fake News: Finding the Truth in a World of Misinformation by Justin P. McBrayer, MA ’05, PhD ’08 (Routledge, 2020)

What Happened to Paula: On the Death of an American Girl by Katherine Dykstra, BA, BJ ’99 (W. W. Norton & Co., 2021)

A Mighty Fine Road: A History of the Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific Railroad Company by H. Roger Grant, MA ’67, PhD ’70 (Indiana University Press, 2021)

The Root of Everything and Lightning: Two Novellas by Scott Alexander Hess, BJ ’84 (Rebel Satori Press, 2021)

All Made Up: The Power and Pitfalls of Beauty Culture, from Cleopatra to Kim Kardashian by Rae Nudson, BA, BJ ’09 (Beacon Press, 2021)

This Way Back by Joanna Eleftheriou, PhD ’15 (West Virginia University Press, 2021)

Ready to Wear: A History of the Footwear and Garment Industries in St. Louis by Valerie Battle Kienzle, BJ ’80 (Reedy Press, 2021)

I Think I’ll Prune the Lemon Tree: Essays from My Arizona Life by Mark Johnson, BJ ’79 (Blues & Greens Press, 2021)

He Had It Coming: Four Murderous Women and the Reporter Who Immortalized Their Stories by Kori Rumore, BA, BJ ’01, and Marianne Wather (Agate Midway, 2020)

George Washington, Entrepreneur: How Our Founding Father’s Private Business Pursuits Changed America and the World by John Berlau, BA, BJ ’94 (All Points Books, 2020)

Concord: A Novel by Don Zancanella, PhD ’88 (Serving House Books, 2021)

Killin’ Floor Blues: A Music & Murder Mystery by Paul Martin, MA ’73 (Historia, 2020)

Their Feet Run to Evil: A Big Ray Elmore Novel by Thomas Holland, BA ’79, MA ’85, PhD ’91 (Holland, 2020)

Memoirs of a Witness Tree: Poems by Randal A. Burd Jr., M Ed ’07 (Kelsay Books, 2020)

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