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2008 Historically Speaking By David Ray Smith
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2008 Historically Speaking is the third annual volume of historical articles published in The Oak Ridger newspaper. One of the series included is the amazing experience of a young lady who grew up... More > in Oak Ridge and when she left her home to attend college had to wrestle with the idea that she was part of the city that helped create the Atomic Bomb. She went to Hiroshima, Japan, to process the full impact of what her town had done. She documented her emotional journey to reality and came to grips with her past through first-hand experiences and writing about her journey. I was pleased to help her by publishing what she wrote.< Less
2014 Historically Speaking By David Ray Smith
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2014 Historically Speaking is the ninth annual volume of historical articles published in The Oak Ridger newspaper. Like others in this series, the weekly stories vary from purely historical stories... More > such as "CONTACT Care Line of East Tennessee, an Oak Ridge icon of trained listeners" to stories such as "35 years of rowing highlights in Oak Ridge" Both of these tell stories about different aspects of Oak Ridge life. There is a story about Tim Myrick, an extraordinary man who lived the last year of his life dedicated to helping others while battling "The Beast" (Cancer). Stories of Oak Ridge history here include some of my favorites. I was pleased to capture these details of Oak Ridge history and am glad to bring them to you in this annual book form.< Less
1944 Troop Train Wreck : As Published in the 2007 Historically Speaking Column of the Oak Ridger Newspaper By David Ray Smith
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Troop train wreck that occurred July 6, 1944 in the Jellico Narrows. One of the 25 worst train wrecks in the nation. Young soldiers were just going to war when the awful wreck killed 34 and injured... More > over 100 of the new recruits< Less
John Hendrix Story By David Ray Smith
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The John Hendrix Story tells the legend of the Prophet of Oak Ridge who, it is said, foretold the coming of the Manhattan Project some 40 years before the world-changing event took place.
2012 Historically Speaking By David Ray Smith
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2012 Historically Speaking is the seventh annual volume of historical articles published in The Oak Ridger newspaper. Like others in this series, the weekly stories vary from purely historical event... More > stories such as "The 60th Anniversary of Oak Ridge High School's first state championship" to human interest stories such as "Irvin Grosman - Artist, Art Teacher and Admired Dad." Both of these tell stories tell different aspects of Oak Ridge's history. There are stories of "Some GREAT things that happened in Oak Ridge," a six part series. Stories of Oak Ridge's CapitalMark Bank and Heritage Tourism as well as the Guest House are also included. I was pleased to capture these details of Oak Ridge history and am glad to bring them to you in this annual book form.< Less
2013 Historically Speaking By David Ray Smith
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2013 Historically Speaking is the eighth annual volume of historical articles published in The Oak Ridger newspaper. Like others in this series, the weekly stories vary from purely historical event... More > stories such as "The Graphite Reactor, Isotopes and a new element" to human interest stories such as ""Coach Gaddis and the 'Penny Lady.'" Both of these tell stories about different aspects of Oak Ridge life. There are stories of Lester Fox and his buses, Lee Russell's identification of the purpose of the "Y chromosome" to the history of Oak Ridge as seen by Bobby Copeland, one of the many people in Oak Ridge who are international experts. Bobby is an expert on "B Westerns!" Stories of Oak Ridge include the latest book to be published on Oak Ridge, "The Girls of Atomic City," by Denise Kiernan. There is a series on the history of Wheat from Sarah Littleton's perspective. I was pleased to capture these details of Oak Ridge history and am glad to bring them to you in this annual book form.< Less
2011 Historically Speaking By David Ray Smith
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2011 Historically Speaking is the sixth annual volume of historical articles published in The Oak Ridger newspaper. Like others in this series, the weekly stories vary from purely historical event... More > stories such as "The Forgotten Detachment" to human interest stories such as "He did what he was supposed to." Both of these tell stories about Bill Sergeant. There are stories of Biologist Alexander Hollaender's Sunday hikes, Peggy Heddleson's unique banners and the history of ORTEC, one of the many start up companies in Oak Ridge. Stories of Oak Ridge Institute for Continued Learning and the Guest House are also included. I was pleased to capture these details of Oak Ridge history and am glad to bring them to you in this annual book form.< Less
2010 Historically Speaking By David Ray Smith
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2010 Historically Speaking is the fifth annual volume of historical articles published in The Oak Ridger newspaper. Like others in this series, the weekly stories vary from purely historical events... More > to human interest stories. The Oak Ridge Country Club, The Emory Valley Center and the Children's Museum of Oak Ridge are featured stories. Finally the history of the Greenways in Oak Ridge is also featured as is a tribute to Fred Heddleson, artist extraordinaire. I was pleased to capture these details of Oak Ridge history and am glad to bring them to you in this annual book form.< Less
2009 Historically Speaking By David Ray Smith
eBook (ePub): $15.99
2009 Historically Speaking is the fourth annual volume of historical articles published in The Oak Ridger newspaper. Like others in this series, the weekly stories vary from purely historical events... More > to human interest stories such as the "Two Brothers - A World War II Story" that tells of the struggles these brothers had during the war. One of the series of articles included is the amazing story of the "Oak Ridge Bombers" a semi-professional baseball team from Oak Ridge that existed from the time of the Manhattan Project into the 1960's. This was a proud group of African American men! The history of R & R Properties is included and Rick Chinn wrote the Foreword for the book. The history and some of the unusual events held at the University of Tennessee's Arboretum is included. Finally the history of the Comparative Animal Research Laboratory is also featured. I was pleased to capture these details of Oak Ridge history and am glad to bring them to you in this annual book form.< Less
2009 Historically Speaking By David Ray Smith
Hardcover: $34.95
Prints in 3-5 business days
2009 Historically Speaking is the fourth annual volume of historical articles published in The Oak Ridger newspaper. Like others in this series, the weekly stories vary from purely historical events... More > to human interest stories such as the "Two Brothers - A World War II Story" that tells of the struggles these brothers had during the war. One of the series of articles included is the amazing story of the "Oak Ridge Bombers" a semi-professional baseball team from Oak Ridge that existed from the time of the Manhattan Project into the 1960's. This was a proud group of African American men! The history of R & R Properties is included and Rick Chinn wrote the Foreword for the book. The history and some of the unusual events held at the University of Tennessee's Arboretum is included. Finally the history of the Comparative Animal Research Laboratory is also featured. I was pleased to capture these details of Oak Ridge history and am glad to bring them to you in this annual book form.< Less