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Samuel J. Rogal

Born: 1935 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Pen Name: None

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

Biography: 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.


Primary Literary Genre(s): Non-Fiction

Primary Audience(s): Adult readers

Samuel J. Rogal on WorldCat :

Selected Titles

A chronological outline of American literature /
ISBN: 0313254710 OCLC: 15017102

Greenwood Press, New York : 1987.

A chronological outline of British literature /
ISBN: 0313214778 OCLC: 5449354

Greenwood Press, Westport, Conn. : 1980.

A companion to the characters in the fiction and drama of W. Somerset Maugham /
ISBN: 031329917X OCLC: 33820488

Greenwood Press, Westport, Conn. : 1996.

A daily calendar of John Wesley's evangelical travels in Georgia, the British Isles, Holland, and Germany /
ISBN: 0773468013 OCLC: 51607430

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

A general introduction to hymnody and congregational song /
ISBN: 0810824167 OCLC: 23766684

American Theological Library Association ; [Philadelphia] : 1991.

  A new and critical edition of George Osborn's The poetical works of John and Charles Wesley (1868-1872).
ISBN: 9780773417007 OCLC: 815391915

Edwin Mellen Press, Lewiston : 2010.

A William Somerset Maugham encyclopedia /
ISBN: 0313299161 OCLC: 70766173

Greenwood Press, Westport, Conn. : 1997.

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

America the beautiful :
ISBN: 9780773426054 OCLC: 773671764

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

An analysis of various versions of A.M. Toplady's Rock of ages, cleft for me, 1774-2001 /
ISBN: 0773468854 OCLC: 51093239

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

An index to the biblical references, parallels, and allusions in the poetry and prose of John Milton
ISBN: 0773423907 OCLC: 29597015

Mellen Biblical Press, Lewiston : ©1994.

Calendar of literary facts :
ISBN: 0810329433 OCLC: 22419870

Gale Research, Detroit : ©1991.

Congregational hymns from the poetry of John Greenleaf Whittier :
ISBN: 9780786444786 OCLC: 607552655

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.

For whom the dinner bell tolls :
ISBN: 1573091065 OCLC: 35033516

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

Guide to the hymns and tunes of American Methodism
ISBN: 0313251231 OCLC: 12907204

Greenwood Press, New York : 1986.

John Wesley in Ireland, 1747-1789
ISBN: 0773492437 OCLC: 27226720

E. Mellen Press, Lewiston : ©1993.

John Wesley in Wales, 1739-1790 :
ISBN: 0773493972 OCLC: 29319916

E. Mellen Press, Lewiston [N.Y.] : ©1995.

John Wesley's London :
ISBN: 0889468230 OCLC: 16466575

E. Mellen Press, Lewiston, N.Y. : ©1988.

  John Wesley's mission to Scotland, 1751-1790
ISBN: 0889460701 OCLC: 17104141

E. Mellen Press, Lewiston, N.Y., U.S.A. : ©1988.

  Preparing the research paper
ISBN: 0838804470 OCLC: 12421499

Educators Pub. Service, Cambridge, Mass. : ©1985.

Sing glory and hallelujah! :
ISBN: 0313296901 OCLC: 32820881

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.

Sisters of sacred song :
ISBN: 0824094824 OCLC: 6815329

Garland Pub., New York : 1981.

Susanna Annesley Wesley (1669-1742) :
ISBN: 1556053282 OCLC: 47774605

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.

The American pre-college military school :
ISBN: 9780786439584 OCLC: 431940024

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.

The call of the road :
ISBN: 1933146176 OCLC: 62136793

Academica Press, Bethesda, MD : ©2006.

The children's jubilee :
ISBN: 0313238804 OCLC: 9323160

Greenwood Press, Westport, Conn. : 1983.

The education of the British literati :
ISBN: 0773492321 OCLC: 27014112

Edwin Mellen Press, Lewiston, N.Y. : ©1992.

The educational and evangelical missions of Mary Emilie Holmes (1850-1906) :
ISBN: 0773490957 OCLC: 30437001

E. Mellen Press, Lewiston : ©1994.

The social divide :
ISBN: 077348678X OCLC: 36746991

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.