Saturday, September 29, 2018

New Book of Interest: The Way of Nile C. Kinnick, Jr.

The Way of Nile C. Kinnick, Jr.:
Insights, Images, and Stories of Iowa’s 
1939 Heisman Trophy Winner
by Mark D. Wilson

I got this nice note from the author, today, Mark Wilson. Thought I would pass it along, if you have not seen his new, neat book!!

“Bill, I'm thinking that the families related to Kinnick might be interested in a copy of "The Way of Nile C. Kinnick, Jr." A portion of their purchase, my royalty, will go the The Center for Advancement to help fund the six Kinnick scholarships. If interested, they can get a copy on Amazon, Barnes and Nobel, or ice Cube Press, my publisher's website..... Can't wait for your book!

Description on Amazon:

In our lifetimes, many of us have had or still have an individual we look up to; someone who inspires us, challenges us, helps us face adversities, or helps us form a positive outlook on life. Nile Clarke Kinnick, Jr. is that person for me. Kinnick's way of thinking inspired me to write this book, The Way of Nile, is a compilation of 365 memorable quotes from his letters, journals, and speeches. I was also driven to share my connections to this fascinating and admirable young man through my own personal stories. Nile is The University of Iowa's only Heisman Trophy winner (thus far), an Ironman of Ironmen during the 1939 football season. Kinnick, a Phi Beta Kappa scholar, was elected president of his senior class for the College of Liberal Arts. For an individual who died so young during WW II, he had an innate ability to formulate significant thoughts about events from 1936 to 1943. Nile set goals for himself, was disciplined, and dedicated in everything he attempted. In my research, his correspondence revealed perceptions about education, athletics, war, race, and poverty. Numerous other noteworthy topics were written which still reflect issues and controversies in this current day and age. Kinnick's quotes are derived from his years as an undergraduate student-athlete, a graduate student in law school, and an ensign serving his country in the US Navy Air Corps Reserve.

Enjoy the read,

Dr. Bill ;-)