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Three APSU professors to sign books at Borders on Saturday


Austin Peay State UniversityThree Austin Peay State University professors who are also published authors will be at the Borders Bookstore in Clarksville Saturday to sign copies of their books.

Dr. Antonio S. Thompson, assistant professor of history, Barry Kitterman, languages and literature professor, and Kell Black, professor of art, will all be signing and discussing their books at the store between 11:00am and 7:00pm.

Dr. Antonio S. Thompson

German Jackboots on Kentucky Bluegrass: Housing German Prisoners of War in KentuckyThompson published his first book, “German Jackboots on Kentucky Bluegrass: Housing German Prisoners of War in Kentucky,” in September 2008.

It is the first book-length work that details the housing, working and entertaining of more than 10,000 German prisoners in Kentucky during World War II.

Barry Kitterman

The Baker’s BoyKitterman’s novel, “The Baker’s Boy,” won the Maria Thomas Fiction Award last year. The award is presented annually by the website

The novel tells two intertwined stories of Tanner Johnson. The first deals with him as a middle-aged man, so haunted by his past that he flees from his pregnant wife.

That past informs the second story in the book, which focuses on Johnson’s traumatic struggles and disillusionment 25 years earlier while serving with the Peace Corps in Belize.

Kell Black

Paper ChessBlack, an eminent paper engineer, released his book “Paper Chess” in 2009. The book features instructions and enough “punch-out” chess pieces designed by Black to make two complete paper chess sets.

The book opens with a history of the game of chess, but the majority of “Paper Chess” consists of instructions and the unassembled pieces.

The book’s back cover provides a chess board that all the pieces were designed to fit.

The Borders Bookstore is located at 2801 Wilma Rudolph Blvd., inside the Governor’s Square Mall.




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