Washington State Magazine

Category: Biography

7 review(s) found that match this category.

Rugged Mercy: A Country Doctor in Idaho’s Sun Valley
Fall 2013
 When 13-year-old Robert Henry Wright was caught spying on a kitchen table appendectomy, he was pulled in to assist. Inspired by that experience, the Hailey, Idaho, boy spent his early 20s in medical school, at first struggling to memorize...
Categories: History, Biography
Tags: Doctors, Frontier, Idaho

Writing Pauline: Wisdom from a Long Life
Fall 2006
Gail Stearns's biography, Writing Pauline: Wisdom from a Long Life, is the story of an ordinary eastern Washington woman who came to some extraordinary conclusions in the twilight of a long and often frustrated life. Stearns, director of the Common ...
Categories: Biography
Tags: Women's studies

American Legend: The Real-Life Adventures of David Crockett
Winter 2006
What most baby boomers know about the legendary frontier figure David "Davy" Crockett has been gleaned from the Walt Disney movie and television series starring Fess Parker. In American Legend: The Real-Life Adventures of David Crockett, WSU English ...
Categories: Biography
Tags: United States history, Davy Crockett

WSU Military Veterans: Heroes and Legends
Summer 2006
With three engines lost on a B-29 bombing run over Tokyo December 3, 1944, pilot Robert Goldsworthy and his crew bailed out. For the next nine months, he would endure brutal beatings as a Japanese prisoner of war. Far worse, he said, was the cold and...
Categories: Biography, Military sciences
Tags: World War II, Veterans

A Genetic and Cultural Odyssey: The Life and Work of L. Luca Cavalli-Sforza
Spring 2006
Anthropology embraces four disparate subfields: archaeology, physical anthropology, linguistics, and cultural anthropology. Few people today are able to make significant contributions to more than one of these. This book celebrates a career marked by...
Categories: Biography
Tags: Scientists, Science history

Keep A-Goin'
Summer 2007
It's hard to imagine Washington State drawing three straight coaches from the premier football school in the country, being the toast of football fans in the West, and winning the Rose Bowl. One of those three men coached the only victory Washington ...
Categories: Biography
Tags: Football

Common Courage: Bill Wassmuth, Human Rights, and Small-Town Activism
Fall 2005
"While those who act out violently—hate groups or lone wolves—may be few, the sentiments that lead them to believe their actions are acceptable stem from every-day bigotry and an unwillingness to confront it." So writes Andrea Vogt to ref...
Categories: Biography
Tags: Civil rights, Activists