Orphan Trains and Their Precious Cargo: The Life's Work of Reverend Herman D. Clarke

Orphan Trains and Their Precious Cargo: The Life's Work of Reverend Herman D. Clarke

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ISBN-13: 9780692829424
Publisher: Clark Kidder
Publication date: 07/31/2017
Pages: 418
Product dimensions: 8.50(w) x 11.00(h) x 0.85(d)

About the Author

Clark Kidder resides in southern Wisconsin. He is a freelance writer for International publications, and has authored several books, including ; Orphan Trains and Their Precious Cargo (Heritage Books, Inc., 2001); A Genealogy of the Wood Family (Family Tree Publishers, 2003, and Higginson Book Company, 2007); A Genealogy of the Butts/Butz Family (Higginson Book Company, 2007), Emily's Story: The Brave Journey of an Orphan Train Rider (2007), and A History of the Rural Schools of Rock County, Wisconsin (6 volumes), 2014. His magazine articles have appeared in The Wisconsin Magazine of History, Family Tree Magazine, Fancy Fowl (in England), Avicultura (in Holland), and Poultry Press.

Kidder was the recipient of the Hesseltine Award in 2004 for his article titled West by Orphan Train, which appeared in the Winter 2003-2004 issue of the Wisconsin Magazine of History.

Kidder has been interviewed by numerous reporters for articles in such newspapers as the Los Angeles Times, and the Chicago Tribune. His television appearances include MSNBC, PAX, WGN, Wisconsin Public Television, and Iowa Public television. He has been interviewed on numerous radio shows around the nation, including Wisconsin Public Radio and Iowa Public Radio. Kidder was host of his own television show called Book Talk on JATV, in Janesville, Wisconsin. In addition, he has provided consultation and photographs for documentaries and television shows produced by CBS, and October Films in London, England.

Kidder won the 38th Annual Hesseltine Book Award for his article titled West by Orphan Train in the Wisconsin Magazine of History (Winter 2003-2004).

Kidder has co-written and co-produced a film based on his book Emily's Story: The Brave Journey of an Orphan Train Rider. It was released in 2014 and is titled West by Orphan Train. The film won two national awards in 2015 - a Leadership in History Award from the American Association for State and Local History, and a Clarion Award. On October 3, 2015 the film won a Regional Emmy Award.

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