A league of his own

A league of his own

Historian and former minor league first baseman Russ Buhite has a unique perspective on baseball’s last serious attempt to form a third major league, the Continental League. Photo by Sam O’Keefe

Before he became an author and a history professor, Russell D. Buhite was a minor league first baseman and outfielder for the New York Giants, the Baltimore Orioles and the Washington Senators. [Read more…]

‘The Dead and Those About to Die’

John McManus recently released his 11th book. Photo by Sam O'Keefe.

Missouri S&T historian John McManus recently released his 11th book. Photo by Sam O’Keefe.

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Despite prolific historical documentation of D-Day, there are still unanswered questions 70 years later, especially surrounding Omaha Beach. John C. McManus, a military historian at Missouri S&T, attempts to answer them in his latest book, The Dead and Those About to Die — D-Day: The Big Red One at Omaha Beach, which was published by NAL Caliber in April.

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Examining the JFK news leak controversy

Patrick Huber shows a picture of Father Huber from his latest book, "He’s Dead All Right: Father Oscar L. Huber, the Kennedy Assassination, and the News Leak Controversy." Photo by B.A. Rupert.

Patrick Huber shows a picture of Father Huber from his latest book, “He’s Dead All Right: Father Oscar L. Huber, the Kennedy Assassination, and the News Leak Controversy.” Photo by B.A. Rupert.

On the day President John F. Kennedy was shot, Time magazine Washington correspondent Hugh Sidey, one of a group of reporters who had gathered outside Parkland Hospital in Dallas, claimed two priests left the building and one of them leaked the news of Kennedy’s death before the White House could make an official statement.

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Insights from abroad

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The group learns about the Battle of the Somme. Photos submitted

Fifteen students and two professors from Missouri S&T recently returned from three weeks spent abroad where they experienced French culture and witnessed the lingering effects of two world wars on the country. While there, they shared photos and blogged about their trip on the new Miners Abroad website.

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