Monday, October 17, 2005

Put me in Coach, I’m ready to be a jelly doughnut!*

Puzzled? Well, that what happens when we try to be witty and mix together analogies to sports and international politics...

Our library Author Talks continue for the 2005-06 year. Our first in the series of five will take place Thursday, Oct. 20 at 3:30 p.m. in the library reference area. Emeritus Professor of History Dr. Taylor Stults, and Dr. Robert Burk, recipient of the Arthur and Eloise Barnes Cole Distinguished Professorship in American History, will be our speakers. They both have hot topics: Baseball, and the Cold War, that closed chapter in the never-ending story called foreign policy.

Dr. Stults will discuss his book, Fifty major documents of the twentieth century, 1950-2000, which examines the tumultuous history of the second half of the 20th century through its most formative documents. Dr. Burk is the author of the award-winning baseball history, Much More than a Game, and other books which discuss labor relations in baseball and its effects on the development of the game and industry we know today.

Please join us for a great discussion of these topics There will be time to ask each author about his writing experience. Refreshments will be served. However, jelly doughnuts may not be on the menu.

Other talks will be in November, February, March, and April. They always start at 3:30p.m. and end at 5p.m., on the third Thursday of the month. All are welcome!

*By the way, it's an urban legend that President Kennedy declared himself to be a jelly doughnut when he said, "Ich bin ein Berliner", on June 26, 1963. Read more about the urban legend at and Wikipedia.