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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Kregg Argenta  

Pen Name: None

Genre: Non-Fiction

Audience: Adult;

Born: 1964 in Springfield, IL

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Illinois Connection

Argenta was born, raised, and still lives in Springfield. He attended the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and currently works at the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library.

Biographical and Professional Information

Kregg Argenta has a master's degree in Library and Information Science from the University of Illinois. He worked at Lincoln Library (Springfield's public library) from 1993 to 2005, the Supreme Court of Illinois library from 2008 to 2014, the Illinois State Library from 2014 to 2016 and started working at the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library in 2016.

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Titles At Your Library

The Marshall Miracle: From Aviation Disaster to Gridiron Glory
ISBN: 1605635219

PublishAmerica. 2008

On November 14, 1970, the Marshall Thundering Herd lost a close, hard-fought game to East Carolina, 17-14, in Greenville, North Carolina. On the return flight, the school and the community of Huntington, West Virginia, lost much more than a football game. The Southern Airways jet crashed into a West Virginia hillside, killing all 75 aboard—players, coaches, university staff, and boosters. It remains the worst sports-aviation disaster ever on U.S. soil. The Marshall Miracle tells the story of that fateful day, but it doesn’t end there. In a sense, the plane crash is just the beginning. What follows is the dramatic—some might even say the miraculous—triumph of a team, a university, and a community, from aviation disaster to gridiron glory.

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