Indiana Out Loud

Indiana Out Loud

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Since 1976, Dan Carpentera€™s writing has appeared in the pages of the Indianapolis Star as a police reporter, book critic, and renowned op-ed columnist. In writing for the statea€™s largest newspaper, Carpenter has covered the life and times of some notable Hoosiers, as well as serving as a voice for the disadvantaged, sometimes exasperating the Stara€™s readership in central Indiana as the newspapera€™s a€œhouse liberal.a€ Indiana Out Loud is a collection of the best of Carpentera€™s work since 1993 and includes timely and engaging examinations of the lives of such intriguing people as wrestling announcer Sam Menacker, survivor of the James Jones Peoplea€™s Temple massacre Catherine Hyacinth Thrash, Indianapolis African American leader Charles a€œSnookiea€ Hendricks, Atlas Grocery impresario Sid Maurer, and coaches James a€œDoca€ Counsilman and Ray Crowe. The book also includes a healthy dose of literary figures, politicians, historians, knaves, crooks, and fools.The office of yusef Komunyakaa, associate professor of English at Indiana University, is collegiately correct down to its last low-cost detail, with a couple of exceptions. ... a€œIa#39;m waiting for the weekend to arrive so I can do what I love doing.a€ Change, in other words, will not reach to the heart of things. The Pulitzer, with its $3, 000 stipend, and the recent Kingsley Tufts Poetry Award, worth $50, 000, will not make Komunyakaa a household name; nor will they likely transport him to a studioanbsp;...

Title:Indiana Out Loud
Author:Dan Carpenter
Publisher:Indiana Historical Society - 2013


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