KC Public Library Blog
William Shirer opened the foreword to his published diary as follows: "Most diaries…are written with no thought of publication… They are personal, intimate, confidential, a part of oneself that is better hidden from the crass outside world. This journal makes no pretense to being of that kind."
Over the last 6+ years, the Kansas City Public Library has sought to transform the way the people of greater Kansas City use libraries to stay informed about current events and learn more about landmark moments in history with an aggressive schedule of programs featuring scholars, authors, and public figures.
Paul Newman should have won an Oscar for his work in The Verdict. Typically, he was an impossibly handsome, disarmingly charming screen presence. But as ambulance-chasing Boston lawyer Frank Galvin, he played against type and the results were spectacular.