Crosby Kemper III is the director of the Kansas City Public Library and former CEO of UMB Financial Corporation. Educated at Yale, he has taught English at Sichuan University in Chengdu, China – and been a bookseller in Grand Central Station in New York City. He is the editor of, and contributor to, Winston Churchill: Resolution, Defiance, Magnanimity, Good Will, published by the University of Missouri Press.
In 2008, Kemper and the Library received the Gold Medal for Libraries from the Institute for Museum and Library Services presented at the White House by former first lady Laura Bush.
SYNOPSIS: Huck does not last long in the confines of the Widow Douglas’ home before he runs away. Tom tracks down the errant boy and convinces him that the civilizing offered by the Widow Douglas is a prerequisite to joining Tom Sawyer’s Gang.