March 30, 2023

“The Good or Evil Side: Matamoros 1846”

By Dan Gooder Richard’69
Inkspiration Media, 2021

Book cover for The Good or Evil Side: Matamoros 1846 by Dan Gooder Richard'69 In this adventure novel set in the 1840s, Samantha Swift is a rookie war correspondent, covering the Mexican-American War from the Mexico side. Jack Dancer is a secret agent for the United States, charged by the President with stopping a western expansion of slavery on U.S. lands. The characters’ paths collide as they attempt to solve a murder, evade attacks on their lives, and decipher the keys to a lost treasure.

After a successful career in marketing and publishing, the author turned to historical fiction writing. He dedicates this book to his Beloit history professor Robert Irrmann, “who made history spellbinding,” and to Beloit College, founded the same year this story takes place. 

Also In This Issue

  • An eight-ton granite boulder at the center of campus, a gift from the class of 1906, factors into a contemporary geology course.

    How campus became a field site for budding geologists

  • Dr. Atiera Coleman’10

    Announcing the 2023 commencement speaker

  • A major grant will expand the reach of the Center for Collections Care, a college-run professional development program for those who work with collections. The high quality of the Wright Museum of Art, College Archives, and Logan Museum of Anthropology collections, shown here, made possible the program’s launch in 2018.

    NEH grant boosts collections care training program


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