Meet the Author - Ray E. Boomhower
Ray E. Boomhower, senior editor of the Indiana Historical Society Press, will be in the front of the store signing his latest book for younger readers, Mr. President: A Life of Benjamin Harrison.
In addition to his latest book, Mr. Boomhower will be signing a selection of earlier titles: Gus Grissom: The Lost Astronaut; The Sword and the Pen: A Life of Lew Wallace; The Soldier’s Friend: A Life of Ernie Pyle; and Fighter Pilot: The World War II Career of Alex Vraciu.
Ray E. Boomhower is senior editor of the Indiana Historical Society Press, where he is also responsible for the quarterly popular history magazine Traces of Indiana and Midwestern History. A native of Mishawaka, Indiana, Boomhower graduated from Indiana University with degrees in journalism and political science. He received his master’s degree in U.S. history from Indiana University, Indianapolis. Before joining the Society staff, he worked in public relations for the Indiana State Museum and as a reporter for two Indiana daily newspapers, the Rensselaer Republican and the Anderson Herald. In 1998 he received the Hoosier Historian award from the Indiana Historical Society and in 2010 he was named winner of the Regional Author Award in the annual Eugene and Marilyn Glick Indiana Authors Awards. In 2009 his book Robert F. Kennedy and the 1968 Indiana Primary was selected as the winner in the historical nonfiction category of the annual Best Books of Indiana contest sponsored by the Indiana Center for the Book.