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Prolific Author Richard Whittingham To Discuss His Published Works
Talk is part of the Loyola University Chicago Book Club Series

What:

Loyola alumnus and prolific author Richard Whittingham will read from Boy Wonder of Wall Street: The Life and Times of Financier Eddie Gilbert (Thomson Texere, 2003) as part of the Loyola University Chicago Book Club Series. Following the reading, Whittingham will discuss some of his 28 published works. Among those works include Rites of Autumn: The Story of College Football (The Free Press, 2001), which focuses on the history and tradition of American college football. Rites of Autumn was published in conjunction with a 10-part series narrated by Burt Reynolds, which aired on ESPN cable television network. Each episode of the television series corresponded with a chapter in Whittingham’s book. Whittingham received his bachelor of science degree from Loyola in 1967.

When:

Wednesday, March 24th at 6 pm

Where:

Crown Center Auditorium at Loyola’s Lake Shore Campus, 6525 Sheridan Road.

Contact:

The free lecture is open to the public. For more information, contact Geri Hudson at 312-915-6948.

Background:

The Loyola Book Club was founded in 2000 by University Libraries in an effort to involve current faculty, students, staff and alumni as well as other Chicagoans in stimulating conversations about recently published works.

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