Dec. 11: Alumni authors featured at holiday book fair

InstillingSpiritPULLMAN, Wash. – The Washington State University Press will host its 24th annual holiday book fair 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Friday, Dec. 11, in the Terrell Library atrium on the Pullman campus.

The fair highlights books published throughout the year and includes discounts of 20-70 percent on all titles, drawings for free books and complimentary refreshments. Sale prices will be valid Dec. 7-11 for some phone and online orders.

Author Bill Stimson will sign copies of “Instilling Spirit: Students and Citizenship at Washington State, 1892-1942.” He earned his Ph.D. in American history from WSU and is a professor of journalism at Eastern Washington University. This is his second book about WSU student life.

Chance_for_GloryAuthor Darin Watkins will sign copies of “Chance for Glory: The Innovation and Triumph of the Washington State 1916 Rose Bowl Team.” He is a 1984 WSU graduate who worked as a television news reporter for 25 years, covering many Apple Cups and both WSU Rose Bowls. He is director of communications for WSU’s Edward R. Murrow College of Communication.

The fair will feature eight other new titles on a variety of subjects, including the 1980 Mount St. Helens eruption; the history of Priest Lake, Idaho; Jesse Applegate’s 1846 expedition for the southern Oregon Trail; commercial photographer and adventurer Asahel Curtis; a tour guide of southeast Oregon; Yellowstone’s Wylie Camping Co.; and Native American oral histories.

Founded in 1928 and revitalized in the 1980s, WSU Press concentrates on telling unique, focused stories about the Northwest. For more information about the book fair, contact WSU Press at 509-335-3518.