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Stephen Mack Jones always enjoyed reading crime thrillers and mysteries. His own crime thriller set in Detroit was published last year, and now two more books are in the works.


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The word "literary" doesn't usually come to mind when thinking about U.S. presidents. But the nation's 26th president most definitely was a "literary man." So argue Western Michigan University professors Thomas Bailey and Katherine Joslin in their new book, Theodore Roosevelt: A Literary Life (University Press of New England, 2018).


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When Dennis Archer arrived at Western Michigan University he was driving an old Studebaker. It broke down in a place he wasn't supposed to park. Archer convinced campus police to sell the car in exchange for forgiving his parking tickets . More than 50 years later Archer had a dorm named after him on the WMU campus. 


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David Denby says if enough people in the United States had read Huckleberry Finn President Donald Trump wouldn’t have been taken seriously during his campaign. Denby, a staff writer for the New Yorker says he was thinking of the con men in Mark Twain’s classic. “Trump is a con artist.”


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The Pastor of Phoenix Community Church in Kalamazoo says he was taught that God was loving, but also was going to send non-believers to hell. Ken Arthur says that thinking caused to leave the church for a while.


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