Local Author's Book Honored at New York Festival
Northern Kentucky historian Robert Schrage’s latest book is headed to New York.
Eyewitness to History: A Personal Journal is receiving an Honorable Mention from the New York Book Festival on Friday, June 20. The nonfiction award will be presented at the Grolier Club in Manhattan.
The book is a personal account of events that Schrage considers “defining” in America over the last four decades. They include, among others: the impeachment of a president, the execution of an evil leader, a controversial election, the first African American inaugurated president and other election stories “too strange to believe.”
The book “takes the reader to many historical events and raises profound and important issues of the day,” according to Schrage’s publicist.
Schrage spent 25 years with the Northern Kentucky Area Development District, 15 as assistant director, before retiring in 2010. He is currently a professor in the Northern Kentucky University’s masters of public administration program, acting executive director of the Rabbit Hash Historic Society, and director of administration for Transitions Inc.
He received a bachelor’s in public administration from NKU and a master’s in the same thing from the University of Cincinnati. He collects historic manuscripts and has written other nonfiction books on history, including Carl Kiger: The Man Beyond the Murder; Boone County: Then and Now; The Ohio River from Cincinnati to Louisville; Burlington; and Schrage and Scheyer’s All-Star Trivia Book.