About some of the authors
By Times staff writer
© St. Petersburg Times, published October 31, 2000
BOB GREENE, author of Duty; scheduled to speak at 3 p.m. Nov. 11 in Fox Hall.
Greene is a syndicated columnist for the Chicago Tribune and columnist for Life magazine. His reports and commentary appear in more than 200 newspapers in the United States, Canada and Japan. For nine years, his "American Beat" was the lead column in Esquire, and as a broadcast journalist he has served as contributing correspondent for ABC's Nightline. His books also include Be True to Your School; Hang Time: Days and Dreams with Michael Jordan; Good Morning, Merry Sunshine; and with his sister, D.G. Fulford, To Our Children's Children: Preserving Family Histories for Generations to Come.
To better understand his father's generation, Greene interviews the pilot who flew the atomic bomb to Hiroshima in Duty: A Father, His Son, and the Man Who Won the War.
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ROGER ROSENBLATT, author of Rules for Aging; scheduled to speak at 10:15 p.m. Nov. 12 in Dendy-McNair Auditorium.
PBS commentator Rosenblatt is a journalist, author, playwright and teacher. He has a Ph.D. from Harvard, where he taught writing and modern literature from 1968-73 and was, at 29, the youngest house master in Harvard's history. He studied in Ireland as a Fulbright Scholar and last year was appointed editor-at-large of Time.
In Rules for Aging: Resist Normal Impulses, Live Longer, Attain Perfection, Rosenblatt boils down the aging process to simple rules. Some in this list of 58 rules to live by are no more than a sentence or two, such as Rule 2: "Nobody is thinking about you. They are thinking about themselves, just like you." Or Rule 53: "Never do it for the money. I mean it."
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EVELYN M. MONAHAN AND ROSEMARY NEIDEL-GREENLEE, author of All This Hell; scheduled to speak at 10:30 a.m. Nov. 11 in Roberts Music Center No. 104.
Monahan served as a U.S. Army medic during the Vietnam era and is a retired psychologist. Neidel-Greenlee served in the Navy Nurse Corps during the Vietnam era and has held a number of clinical and administrative positions within the Department of Veterans Affairs.
In All This Hell, the authors tell the stories of the 100 Army and Navy nurses who were held prisoner by the Japanese in World War II. "People should know what we endured. People should know what we can endure," said Lt. Col. Madeline Ullom, one of the captured nurses.
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