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General Information

Name:  Samuel J. Rogal  

Pen Name: None

Genre: Non-Fiction

Audience: Adult;

Born: 1935 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

-- Samuel J. Rogal on WorldCat --

Illinois Connection

Rogal lived in Normal, Illinois from 1982 - 1986. He currently resides in LaSalle, Illinois.

Biographical and Professional Information

Dr. Samuel Rogal graduated with a BS from Clarion State College (now known as Clarion University of Pennsylvania) and from the University of Pittsburgh with a MA. Rogal was an Instructor in English at Waynesburg College in Waynesburg, Pennsylvania from 1960-1962 and at Iowa State University of Science and Technology in Ames from 1962-1966. He was an assistant professor of English at State University of New York at Oswego from 1966-1968. At Mary Holmes College in West Point, Mississippi, he served as the Chair of the Department of English from 1968-1981. From 1981-1984, he was an Assistant Professor of English at Illinois State University in Normal, Illinois and in 1984 Rogal moved on to be the Chair of the Division of Humanities and Fine Arts at Illinois Valley Community College in Oglesby. He has since retired and is Chair Emeritus. Contributor to books and articles on rhetoric, hymnology, bibliography, and eighteenth-century British literature to professional journals, Rogal is also the author of many of his own books and articles.

Published Works

  • Teaching Composition in the Senior High School, Littlefield, 1966
  • Preparing the Research Paper, Educators Publishing Service, 1967, 2nd edition, 1992
  • The Paragraph, Dickenson, 1968
  • The Student-Critic: An Aid to Writing, Educators Publishing Service, 1968
  • A Chronological Outline of British Literature, Greenwood Press, 1980
  • Sisters of Sacred Song: Selected Listing of Women Hymnodists in Great Britain and America, Garland Publishing, 1981
  • The Children's Jubilee: A Bibliographical Survey of Hymnals for Infants, Youth, and Sunday Schools Published in Britain and America, Greenwood Press, 1983
  • John and Charles Wesley, Twayne, 1983
  • Business and Professional Correspondence, Amidon, 1984
  • A Guide to the Hymns and Tunes of American Methodism, Greenwood Press, 1986
  • A Chronological Outline of American Literature, Greenwood Press, 1987
  • John Wesley's London, Edwin Mellen, 1988
  • John Wesley's Mission to Scotland, Edwin Mellen, 1988
  • A Calendar of Literary Facts, Gale, 1990
  • A General Introduction to Hymnody and Congregational Song, Scarecrow Press , 1991
  • The Education of the British Literati: A Guide to Their Schools, Colleges, and Universities, E. Mellen, 1992
  • Medicine in Great Britain, from the Restoration to the Nineteenth Century: An Annotated Bibliography, Greenwood Press, 1992
  • John Wesley in Wales, 1739-1790: Lions and Lambs, E. Mellen, 1993
  • John Wesley in Ireland, 1747-1789, E. Mellen, 1993
  • An Index to the Biblical References, Parallels, and Allusions in the Poetry and Prose of John Milton, E. Mellen, 1994
  • The Educational Missions of Mary Emilie Holmes (1850-1906): Not to Seem, But to Be, E. Mellen, 1994
  • A Companion to the Characters in the Fiction and Drama of W. Somerset Maugham, Greenwood, 1996
  • Sing Glory and Hallelujah!, Greenwood, 1996
  • For Whom the Dinner Bell Tolls, International Scholars Publications , 1997
  • A William Somerset Maugham Encyclopedia, Greenwood, 1997
  • A Biographical Dictionary of 18th Century Methodism, E. Mellen, 1997
  • A Daily Calendar of John Wesley's Evangelical Travels in Georgia, the British Isles, Holland, and Germany: Book 1, Edwin Mellen Press, 2003
  • An Analysis of Various Versions of A.M. Toplady's Rock of Ages, Cleft for Me (1774-2001), Edwin Mellen Press, 2003
  • The Call of the Road: The Geographical Journey of Vachel Lindsay, Academica Press , 2006
  • Congregational Hymns from the Poetry of John Greenleaf Whittier: A Comparative Study of the Sources and Final Works, with a Bibliographic Catalog of the Hymns, McFarland, 2009
  • The American Pre-College Military School: A History and Comprehensive Catalog of Institutions, McFarland, 2009
  • America the Beautiful: A Sung Prayer of the Christian Tradition, Edwin Mellen Press, 2012

Selected Titles At Your Library

A chronological outline of British literature /
ISBN: 0313214778. OCLC Number:

Greenwood Press,. Westport, Conn. :. 1980.

The children's jubilee :
ISBN: 0313238804. OCLC Number:

Greenwood Press,. Westport, Conn. :. 1983.

A chronological outline of American literature /
ISBN: 0313254710. OCLC Number:

Greenwood Press,. New York :. 1987.

Calendar of literary facts :
ISBN: 0810329433. OCLC Number:

Gale Research,. Detroit :. ©1991.

A general introduction to hymnody and congregational song /
ISBN: 0810824167. OCLC Number:

American Theological Library Association ;. [Philadelphia] :. 1991.

A companion to the characters in the fiction and drama of W. Somerset Maugham /
ISBN: 031329917X. OCLC Number:

Greenwood Press,. Westport, Conn. :. 1996.

Sing glory and hallelujah! :
ISBN: 0313296901. OCLC Number:

Greenwood Press,. Westport, Conn. :. 1996.

This work is to be used with the 1895 ed. of Gospel hymns, a hymn anthology that was originally issued in 6 v. from 1876 through 1891.

For whom the dinner bell tolls :
ISBN: 1573091065. OCLC Number:

International Scholars Publications,. San Francisco, Calif. :. 1997.

A William Somerset Maugham encyclopedia /
ISBN: 0313299161. OCLC Number:

Greenwood Press,. Westport, Conn. :. 1997.

Provides information on Maugham's life and career. Discusses important biographical and literary events in the author's life.

Susanna Annesley Wesley (1669-1742) :
ISBN: 1556053282. OCLC Number:

Wyndham Hall Press,. Bristol, Ind. :. ©2001.

"The life of Susanna Annesley Wesley (1669-1742) represents a complex social and intellectual entity within the context of eighteenth-century life in general. One one level she endured the domestic drudgery associated with the wife of a poor, incompetent rural Church of England rector. On the other, she had, early in her life, developed strong intellectual and theological perceptions, which she complemented with a rigid sense and practice of discipline. Through a discussion of her marriage and her roles as mother and mentor emerges the image of an admittedly dependent woman -- wife and mother -- struggling hard to maintain and advance her own intellectual independence. Book jacket."--Jacket.

An analysis of various versions of A.M. Toplady's Rock of ages, cleft for me, 1774-2001 /
ISBN: 0773468854. OCLC Number:

Edwin Mellen Press,. Lewiston, N.Y. :. ©2003.

The social divide :
ISBN: 077348678X. OCLC Number:

Brookings Institution Press ;. Washington, D.C. :. ©1998.

The book highlights three distinctive features of politics and policymaking in creating this politics: the polarization of political elites; the predominance of advertising politics and intense fragmented interest group politics as political parties have ceased to mobilize ordinary people into politics; and the unprecedented role that budgetary concerns have played in social policymaking. The authors first analyze the institutions and tools of policymaking, including Congress, the political use of public opinion polling, and the politics of the deficit. They then consider policies designed to win over the middle class, including health care policy, employer-provided social benefits, wages and jobs, and crime policy. Last, they address policies targeted at the disadvantaged, including welfare, affirmative action, and urban policy.

A daily calendar of John Wesley's evangelical travels in Georgia, the British Isles, Holland, and Germany /
ISBN: 0773468013. OCLC Number:

E. Mellen Press,. Lewiston, N.Y. :. ©2003.

The call of the road :
ISBN: 1933146176. OCLC Number:

Academica Press,. Bethesda, MD :. ©2006.

Congregational hymns from the poetry of John Greenleaf Whittier :
ISBN: 0786444789. OCLC Number:

McFarland & Co.,. Jefferson, N.C. :. ©2010.

"This book compares Whittier's original published texts with those versions that were adapted as hymns, exhibiting the hymnodic elements of his poetry and allowing the reader to observe the methods and results of textual changes to Whittier's lines by hymnal editors. It offers in-depth comparative studies of many of his poems and their resultant hymns"--Provided by publisher.

The American pre-college military school :
ISBN: 0786439580. OCLC Number:

McFarland & Co.,. Jefferson, N.C. :. ©2009.

"This comprehensive work begins by discussing several notable military school founders. Other topics include: notable military school faculties and administrators; curricular changes and innovations since the 19th century; escalating tuition costs and the role of money in determining a school's success or failure; and the future of the pre-college military school"--Provided by publisher.

America the beautiful :
ISBN: 0773426051. OCLC Number:

Edwin Mellen Press,. Lewiston, N.Y. :. ©2012.

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