Victor Hicken

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General Information

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Name: Victor Hicken

Pen Name: None

Born: September 28, 1921, in Witt, IL



Illinois Connection

Victor was born in and lived in Illinois. He was also a professor at Western Illinois University.

Biographical and Professional Information

Victor was educated in Illinois schools. He is considered an outstanding teacher of Illinois state and local history. He has written substantially in this area and was Distinguished Professor of History at Western Illinois University before his retirement.

Published Works

  • From Vandalia to Vicksburg: The Political and Military Career of John A. McClernand, 1955
  • Illinois in the Civil War, 1966 - reprinted by University of Illinois Press in 1991
  • The Settlement of Illinois: 1700-1850, Western Illinois University, 1966
  • The American Fighting Man, McMillan, 1968
  • The Purple and the Gold: The Story of Western Illinois University, Western Illinois University Foundation, 1970
  • The World is Coming To An End: An Irreverent Look at Modern Doomsayers, Arlington House Publishers, 1975
  • Tales from Two Rivers III, Two Rivers Arts Council, 1984

Titles for Purchase and at Your Library

Tales from Two Rivers III

ISBN: 9991337083
Release Date: 1984-06

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Literary Awards

Awarded Illinois Author of the Year by the Illinois Association of Teachers of English in 1976.

Speaking Engagements and Upcoming Appearances

Speaking Engagement Availability: (No)

External Links

Victor Hicken on WorldCat

Victor Hicken on Amazon


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