Park Bookshelf

Below is a partial list of books authored by award-winning Park University alumni. Click on the name to read the author's biography.  

Leo Janos '55  
    Distinguished Alumnus, 1981 

Florence Byham Weinberg, '54 
Distinguished Alumna, 2008 

  • Sonora Moonlight
  • The Storks Of La Caridad
  • Apache Lance: Franciscan Cross
  • Seven Cities of Mud 

Wilford "Pete" Kale, '71  
    Distinguished Alumnus, 2011, Editor and Author 

  • Hark Upon the Gale–An Illustrated History of the College of William and Mary
  • Davis Y. Paschall: A Study in Leadership, co-author
  • Traditions, Myths and Memories–Celebrating the Tercentenary of the College of William and Mary in Virginia
  • Johnny Walker, His Success, His Vision and His Dreams, editor
  • Private Homes in Williamsburg...Today, editor of 4 editions
  • Goal to Goal–100 Seasons of Football at William and Mary, co-author
  • Jamestown’s Story–Act One of the American Dream, editor
  • Hampton in the Bygone Days

Stephen Cox, '88
     Distinguished Alumnus, 2009

  • The Abbott & Costello Story: Sixty Years of "Who's on First?" - with John Lofflin
  • The Official Abbott and Costello Scrapbook- with John Lofflin
  • The Addams Chronicles: Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About the Addams Family
  • The Beverly Hillbillies: A Fortieth Anniversary Wing Ding 
            "This book was first written during the latter part of my senior year at Park University in Parkville, Missouri, in 1988..." 
  • Cooking in Oz: Kitchen Wizardry and a Century of Marvels from America's Favorite Tale- with Elaine Willingham, Tina Cassimatis, and Blanche Cox
  • Dreaming of Jeannie: TV's Prime Time in a Bottle- with Howard Frank
  • Here on Gilligan's Isle by Russell Johnson
  • Here's Johnny: Thirty Years of Americas Favorite Late Night Entertainer
  • The Hooterville Handbook: A Viewer's Guide To Green Acres
  • The Incredible Mr. Don Knotts- with Kevin Marhanka
  • It's A Wonderful Life: A Memory Book
  • The Munchkins of Oz
  • The Munchkins Remember
  • The Munsters: A Trip Down Mockingbird Lane- with Butch Patrick
  • The Munsters: Television's First Family of Fright
  • One Fine Stooge: Larry Fine's Frizzy Life In Pictures- with Jim Terry

Lisa Wade McCormick, '83
     Two Emmy Awards and the I.R.E. Medal for Outstanding Investigative Reporting
       Currently the Investigative Producer at WDAF-TV in Kansas City

Lisa has written 18 children's books for Scholastic, Capstone Press and Rosen Publishing. The titles are:

  • Ghosts
  • Bigfoot
  • Near Death Experiences
  • Mothman
  • Alien Abductions
  • Haunted Houses
  • Psychic Powers
  • Lewis and Clark
  • Christopher Columbus
  • Marie Curie
  • The Wright Brothers
  • Michael Jordan
  • Christopher Paolini
  • Growing Up As An Undocumented Immigrant
  • Financial Aid Smarts: Getting Money for School
  • UCLA Basketball
  • Rick Yancey
  • Albert Einstein
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