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Author Interview: Jennifer Phegley on Finding Love in Victorian Times

Jennifer Phegley

Way before online personals were a twinkle in Craig Newmark’s eye, our Victorian forebears had their own version of dating services to assist them in the search for a mate.

Victorian Valentines Contest: Write a Victorian Personal Ad for Valentine’s Day, Win Chocolate

Marriage and Courtship

In honor of Valentine’s Day, the Kansas City Public Library is inviting its online fans to write personal ads for their favorite characters from Victorian literature. The writer of the best ad will receive a box of Christopher Elbow chocolates and a free copy of Jennifer Phegley’s book Courtship and Marriage in Victorian England.

A Team for America: Local Cadets Remember the Army-Navy Game

Army Navy 1944 program cover

There are lots of college football rivalries. But the annual collision of Army and Navy is in a league of its own. Even for people who don’t follow either team during the fall, the season-capping Army-Navy game is a big deal.

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Meet the Past Edgar Snow

What does Star Trek have to do with Kansas City journalist Edgar Snow, let alone Richard Nixon’s 1972 visit to the People’s Republic of China to meet with Mao Tse-Tung?

Author Interview: Randy Roberts on the 1944 Football Game that Rallied a Nation

Randy Roberts A Team for America

In his new book A Team for America: The Army-Navy Game that Rallied a Nation, historian Randy Roberts talks about the pivotal 1944 football game that came to symbolize national pride in a time of war.