Saturday Series

Tales of Big Jim

Books | A Texas cowboy and wolfer who feared nothing and nobody
by John R. Erickson
Posted 9/19/20, 10:37 am

Many of our readers have told us how much they appreciate the writings of John R. Erickson, the author of the popular Hank the Cowdog series of children’s books. Over the past few months, thanks to the University of North Texas Press, WORLD has published as part of our Saturday Series chapters from his Through Time and the Valley. The book, first published in 1978, recounts Erickson’s journey in 1972 on horseback through the Texas Panhandle’s isolated Canadian River valley.

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“It should be an easy day”

Books | Beautiful, bright blue skies greeted many Americans on 9/11, but storm clouds were on the way
by Garrett M. Graff
Posted 9/12/20, 09:18 am

We remembered the terror attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, on Friday. Many millennials know about 9/11 without having any intimate knowledge of it. Garrett Graff’s gut-pounding The Only Plane in the Sky: An Oral History of 9/11 makes the day come alive, hour by hour. Here’s an excerpt, courtesy of Simon & Schuster. Graff’s book made WORLD’s short list for 2019 Book of the Year in the History category. —Marvin Olasky

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Have you ever wanted to be a journalist?

World | An invitation to apply to the World Journalism Institute mid-career course
by Marvin Olasky
Posted 9/04/20, 04:24 pm

A church I was a member of 30 years ago published a daily Bible-reading schedule showing several chapters, along with a list of many more labeled “For the Hearty Ones.” I believe those of you who regularly read our Saturday Series are also hearty ones, so this is the place to extend an invitation to the World Journalism Institute’s annual mid-career course. The next course, No. 12, will meet Jan. 7–13, 2021.

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