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On the Web: Articles

On the Web: Specialized Sites

Kansas City Star.

Kansas City Public Library.

In the Library: Articles

In the Library: Non-Fiction Books

Ababio, Ababio O. The Open Road: An African Walking (Philadelphia: Xlibris, 2001).

Beach, Marjorie M. The Mayor’s Wife: Crusade in Kansas City (NY: Vantage, 1953).

Briggs, John W. An Italian Passage: Immigrants to Three American Cities (New Haven: Yale, 1978).

Brown, A. Theodore & Lyle W. Dorsett. KC: A History of Kansas City, Missouri (Boulder CO: Pruett, 1978).

Bruce, Janet. The Kansas City Monarchs: Champions of Black Baseball (Lawrence: U. of Kansas, 1985).

Craft, Christine. Too Old, Too Ugly, & Not Deferential to Men (Rocklin CA: Prima, 1988). Maybe same as her Christine Craft: An Anchorwoman’s Story (Santa Barbara CA: Capra, 1986).

Clayton, Bruce. Praying for Base Hits: An American Boyhood (Columbia: U. of Missouri, 1998).

Driggs, Frank & Chuck Haddix. Kansas City Jazz: From Ragtime to Bebop: A History (NY: Oxford, 2005).

Edmiston, Fred W. The Coon-Sanders Nighthawks: The Band that Made Radio Famous (Jefferson NC: McFarland, 2003).

Faulkner, Harris. Breaking News: God Has a Plan. An Anchorwoman’s Journey Through Faith (Overland Park KS: Leathers, 1999). Presumably more on Christine Craft.

Ferrell, Robert H. Truman & Pendergast (Columbia: U. of Missouri, 1999).

Fleisher, Mark S. Dead End Kids: Gang Girls & the Boys They Know (Madison: U. of Wisconsin, 1998).

Garwood, Darrell. Crossroads of America: The Story of Kansas City (NY: Doubleday, 1948).

Glabb, Charles N. Kansas City & the Railroads: Community Policy in the Growth of a Regional Metropolis (Lawrence: U. of Kansas, 1993).

Goldman, Esther Rainen. My Journey Through Life: The Story of a Family, 1880-1996 (Leawood KS: Leathers, 1997).

Gotham, Kevin Fox. Race, Real Estate & Uneven Development: The Kansas City Experience, 1900-2000 (Albany: SUNY, 2002).

Graham, John (ed.) “Yours for the Revolution”: The Appeal to Reason, 1895-1922 (Lincoln: U. of Nebraska, 1990).

Hartmann, Rudolph H. The Kansas City Investigation: Pendergast’s Downfall, 1938-1939 (ed. Robert H. Farrell; Columbia: U. of Missouri, 1999).

Larsen, Lawrence H. & Nancy J. Hulston. Pendergast! (Columbia: U. of Missouri, 1997).

Lester, Larry & Sammy J. Miller. Black Baseball in Kansas City (Chicago: Arcadia, 2000).

Louv, Richard. The Last Child in the Woods: Saving Our Children from Nature-Deficit Disorder (Chapel Hill NC: Algonquin, 2005).

Moran, Peter W. Race, Law, & the Desegregation of Public Schools (NY: LFB Scholarly, 2005).

Morgan, Alun. Count Basie (NY: Hippocrene, 1994).

O’Neill, Pat. From the Bottom Up: The Story of the Irish in Kansas City (Kansas City: Seat O’ the Pants, 2000).

Reddig, William M. Tom’s Town: Kansas City & the Pendergast Legend (Philadelphia: Lippincott, 1947).

Reed, Lear B. Human Wolves: Seventeen Years of War on Crime… (Kansas City: Brown-White-Lowell, 1941).

Rhodes, Richard. A Hole in the World: An American Boyhood (NY: Simon & Schuster, 1990).

Rose, Mark H. Cities of Light & Heat: Domesticating Gas & Electricity in Urban America (University Park: Pennsylvania State U., 1995).

Schirmer, Sherry Lamb. A City Divided: The Racial Landscape of Kansas City, 1900-1960 (Columbia: U. of Missouri, 2002).

Schultz, Joseph P. (ed.) Mid-America’s Promise: A Profile of Kansas City Jewry (Kansas City: Jewish Community Foundation,1982).

Sharp, Elaine B. Citizen Demand-Making in the Urban Context (University: U. of Alabama, 1986).

Thomas, Tracy & Walt Bodine. Right Here in River City: A Portrait of Kansas City (NY: Doubleday, 1976).

Trillin, Calvin. Messages from My Father (NY: Farrar, Strauss & Giroux, 1996).

Unger, Robert. The Union Station Massacre: The Original Sin of J. Edgar Hoover’s FBI (Kansas City: Andrews McMeel, 1997).

Worley, William S. J.C. Nichols & the Shaping of Kansas City: Innovation in Planned Residential Communities (Columbia: U. of Missouri, 1990).

In the Library: Fiction

Averill, Thomas Fox. Secrets of the Tsil Café: A Novel with Recipes (NY: Blue Hen, 2001).

Clair, Maxine. Rattlebone (NY: Farrar, Strauss & Giroux, 1994).

Dallas, Sandra. The Persian Pickle Club (NY: St. Martin’s, 1995).

Glancy, Diane. Fuller Man: A Novel (Wakefield RI: Moyer Bell, 1999).

Kagan, Elaine. The Girls: A Novel (NY: Knopf, 1994).

Terrill, Whitney. The King of Kings County: A Novel (NY: Viking, 2005).

In the Library: For Young Readers

In the Library: Poetry

In the Library: Drama

In the Library: Photography

CD & Audio

Film & Video

"Jazz: Episode 6" [2001], dir. Ken Burns, 60m.

"Kansas City" [1996], dir. Robert Altman, 116m.

"Kansas City Confidential: Dark City" [1952], dir. Phil Karlson, 99m.

"The Last of the Blue Devils" [1987], dir. Bruce Ricker, ?m. On KC jazz.

"Law & Order" [1969], dir. Frederick Wiseman, 81m.

"Prime Cut" [1972], dir. Michael Ritchie

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