Available ebook formats: epub mobi pdf lrf pdb txt html
Neil W. Macdonald was an accomplished writer. He published The League that Lasted and Saucy Jack: Alias Jack the Ripper. After graduating with honours from Duke of Connaught High School in New Westminster, BC, he earned bachelors (1958) and masters (1960) degrees in psychology from UBC, a masters in journalism (1967) from the University of Oregon, a PhD in mass communications (1966) from the University of Minnesota, and, late in life, a masters in physical education (1991) from UBC. Neil was a true renaissance man. As a young man he was invited to a Pittsburgh Pirates training camp only to have his pro baseball dreams cut short by rheumatic fever. In college, he became a reporter, covering crime and then sports for the Vancouver Province and the Eugene Register-Guard, which he always said were the happiest days of his life, covering the BC Lions and sports across Oregon. He won a national award for an article in Old Oregon and later in life wrote book reviews for the Vancouver Sun and was a sports reporter for The Northern Light in Blaine, WA. He became a psychology professor and taught briefly at St. Francis Xavier University, Laurentian University, BCIT, and for almost thirty years at Vancouver City College (VCC). For a time he taught at two colleges at once: VCC and Douglas College. Year after year he earned the highest possible student reviews for his entertaining lecturing style. He wrote, produced and hosted a cable television show on psychology in the 1970s that won a Canadian national cable award, and reported sports on the radio.