Heroes Have Gone
Personal Essays on Sport, Popular Culture, and the American
Jim W. Corder
Edited with an Afterword by Keith D. Miller and James S. Baumlin
“Whether writing about cereal box icons, rock-kicking,
Mickey Mantle, or the fantasy realm of Las Vegas, Jim Corder
is always engaging, always entertaining, always illuminating.
. . . [T]he late Corder, a giant in composition and rhetoric
studies, was a first-rate social commentator whose keen eye
into the American soul is sorely missed.”
—David L. Vanderwerken, Texas Christian University
Featuring work previously unpublished, The Heroes Have
Gone shows off Jim W. Corder’s consummate skills
as a memoirist, essayist, and cultural critic. Though the
subjects are wide-ranging—West Texas, World War II,
writing and teaching, TCU football—one looms above the
rest: Corder’s lifetime love affair with America’s
pastoral sport, baseball.
Keith D. Miller
is professor of English at Arizona State University and the
author of Voice of Deliverance: The Language of Martin Luther
King, Jr., and Its Sources.
James S. Baumlin is professor of English at Missouri State
University and has published widely in fields of criticism,
rhetoric, and English renaissance poetry.
5 x 8, 183 pages
with illustrations by the author
ISBN 978-0-913785-11-9 | 0-913785-11-3
Distributed for Moon City Press.