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Cooper, Brian E.

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Comments from the author about writing:  My first two books were biographies of late Chicago White Sox stars enshrined in the National Baseball Hall of Fame, Red Faber and Ray Schalk. Faber was a native of Dubuque County, Iowa. My current project is a biography of Dubuque native Jay Berwanger, winner of the first Heisman Trophy, awarded to the year's best player in college football.

Literary awards received and date received:

  • Red Faber: A Biography of the Hall of Fame Spitball Pitcher was a finalist for the Larry Ritter Award, presented by the Society for American Baseball Research, in 2008.

  • As a newspaper editor, the author has won state and regional awards for editorials and columns.

Book Types: Nonfiction

Audience Types: Adult

Genre: Biography, Sports, Baseball

Are you willing to do programs for schools, libraries, or other groups? Yes

If you are willing to do programs, will you charge a fee? Usually no fee for programs within a reasonable distance of Dubuque. For longer distances, honorarium or mileage payment appreciated.

Mailing Address:

3462 Crestwood Drive
Dubuque IA 52002-5117

E-mail Address:

Publisher Information:

McFarland & Co.
Box 611
Jefferson NC 28640

County: Dubuque

Books By This Author

  • Red Faber: A Biography of the Hall of Fame Spitball Pitcher. McFarland & Co., Jefferson, N.C., 2007.

  • Ray Schalk: A Baseball Biography. McFarland & Co., Jefferson, N.C., 2009.

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