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Who wants to become a writer? And why? Because itís the answer to everything. Ö Itís the streaming reason for living. To note, to pin down, to build up, to create, to be astonished at nothing, to cherish the oddities, to let nothing go down the drain, to make something, to make a great flower out of life, even if itís a cactus.

       
        Enid Bagnold (1889-1982), British novelist and playwright, and creator of National Velvet. From her Autobiography (1969)
                                                                                                                                           
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Hunt Tooley
is Professor of History  and Chair of the History Department at Austin College in Sherman, Texas. He specializes in Modern European History and is the author of The Great War: Western Front and Home Front (2016) and National Identity and Weimar Germany (1997).  He is especially interested in historical issues related to war, revolution, mass violence, and peacemaking.

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Office hours:
    MWF--11-12
                       TTH--3:30-5:00
                    
and by appointment or serendipity


Recent Books by Hunt Tooley...

The Great War: Western Front and Home Front
Great War


Professor Neal A. Palmer has described it as follows:

"Clear, informative and engaging, The Great War successfully balances the different parts of a complex and multifaceted subject. It is distinctive in its reflections on how the war shaped many aspects of the twentieth century."

To order the book


A departure for me,  this novel, which came out three years ago, is both adventure story and historical mystery!

Anima and the Goat
Here is the description from my Smashwords distributor:

A and G
Journalist Charlotte Drummond is wealthy, educated, rationalóthe rare independent woman in 1880s London, center of the changing world of the British Empire. When her young cousin Amanda is kidnapped in far-away India, Charlotte uses all her resources to put together a team with special skills to help rescue Amanda. Advanced technology is a must. As is travel across the world. Meanwhile strange forces from far-flung quarters of the globe threaten to overwhelm every effort. Some seem to come from beyond the material world. Some are quite rationally evil. Yet even as Charlotte strains to defeat the forces she can see, her nightmares prefigure the terror of incomprehensible violence--violence, and a loathsome man in a secret cave in the remote mountains of the Hindu Kush. And still more, the tigers.

The paperback is only at Amazon, but the e-books are available at any of the usual e-book outlets, including Smashwords.com


Courses/Teaching Blogging about history, memory, power, and violence: 
The World At War and the World That was...




Brief Curriculum Vitae
Older Blog--Design of a Violent Century:
Blogging the Paris Peace Conference

Ninety Years Later


            



 

Email me at htooley@austincollege.edu

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