Ron Gawthorp is a semi-retired author who now lives in the Alleghany Highlands of Virginia. A veteran writer of some renown in community newspapers early in his life, he has returned to writing after working in the oilfi elds. His fi rst novel, Richer Than The Rockefellers, refl ected life in the oilfields of Illinois, his native state. Glimpses of Glory is his first published non-fiction work. In it he has tediously reconstructed the forgotten career of a professional baseballer from the roaring twenties through the depression. Baseball was a lot different when it started than it is today. These men were the pioneers of the sport. I think it important to remember how they lived, the author says. They worked hard, played hard and gave the game the grit it needed to survive. I especially hope young readers will take note of the way grew. Gawthorp says that over the years he has stumbled into a lot of stories he was unable to publish. Some are book worthy and some are still only short stories, fi ction and nonfiction, but I am still looking to put them on the public plate. I am being much assisted by technological advances in the publishing field. The Good Lord willing and the electric stays on the grid, I ve got enough to keep me busy. The author is an avid history buff and loves visiting historic locations, research and learning. He lived 22 years in West Virginia before retiring just over the mountain to Millboro, VA.Most had a realistic view of life and would talk to a man before they cast him into a fire. ... (Doves, Rustlers and Braves), Hoosiers, Newark Peppers, Giants and Red 78 http://www.baseball-reference.com/players/b/bedgophO1.shtml 79anbsp;...
|Title||:||Glimpses of Glory|
|Publisher||:||Xlibris Corporation - 2012-08-21|