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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Bill Knight  

Pen Name: None


Born: 1949 in Keokuk, Iowa

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Illinois Connection

Knight is a graduate of Carthage High School in Illinois, Western Illinois University and the University of Illinois-Springfield. He currently resides in Elmwood, Illinois.

Biographical and Professional Information

Bill Knight is a retired Journalism professor from Western Illinois University. He taught journalism for more than 20 years at the university, all the while remaining an award-winning active columnist, radio commentator and author. He writes twice-weekly columns for newspapers in Pekin, Peoria, Monmouth, Galesburg, Kewanee and Macomb. He is an author, has edited ''Rick Johnson Rader: Tin Cans, Squeems & Thudpies'' and ''Horse Shoe Bottoms'' and is a featured weekly commentator on Western's Tri States Public Radio.

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Elizabeth R
ISBN: 0790761939. OCLC Number: 48113584

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I may not be a lion, but I am a lion's cub, and I have a lion's heart! said Elizabeth I. Elizabeth I, known as the Virgin Queen, was the daughter of King Henry VIII and Anne Boleyn, and reigned as Queen of England from 1558-1603. This mini-series dramatizes her life from her ascension to the throne at age 25 to her death forty-four years later. Elizabeth refused to ever marry, exploiting her status as a tool in foreign policy, and using courtship as diplomacy, a theme explored at some length in this depiction. The drama brings to life her brilliant advisors, including William Cecil and Francis Walsingham, and great sailors Francis Drake and Walter Raleigh. Delves into the life of the monarch who made England into a world power, and whose time on the throne is now remembered as the Elizabethan Age.

Fair comment :
ISBN: 0962461385. OCLC Number: 53795416

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Naked came the farmer :
ISBN: 0962461377. OCLC Number: 39110186

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ISBN: 0962461318. OCLC Number: 27802283

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Essays on rural life in Illinois.

R.F.D. journal /
ISBN: 0962461326. OCLC Number: 29849326

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Essays on rural life in Illinois.

R.F.D. notebook /
ISBN: 0962461334. OCLC Number: 31768412

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The eye of the reporter :
ISBN: 0934312095. OCLC Number: 35756275

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ISBN: 0962461393. OCLC Number: 53795365

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