Montrew Dunham is the author of a number of biographies for young readers in the popular Childhood of Famous American Series. Her titles include “Ronald Reagan”, “Neil Armstrong”, “Langston Hughes”, “Oliver Wendell Holmes”, “John Muir”, “Roberto Clemente”, “Margaret Bourke White”, “Thurgood Marshall”, “George Westinghouse” and “Anne Bradstreet”. She also has the following titles in the Young Patriots Series, “Mahalia Jackson”, “Abner Doubleday”, and “James Whitcomb Riley”.
She first learned to love history as a Latin student at Butler University where she earned her A.B. degree. Her Master’s degree is from Northwestern University.
Dunham has been fascinated by where her research has led her as she gathered information on the life and times of the people who have made history. She lives in Downers Grove, Illinois where she is active in the Downers Grove Historical society and has written two books about the history of the Village, “Downers Grove 1832 to 1982” and “Downers Grove Revisited”.
When she isn’t writing she loves spending time with her family, her children and grandchildren in Illinois and Texas.
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Blazing Flambeaux — Love, Money and Intrigue During the Natural Gas Boom in Indiana
Vain and petty big city girl Alexandra Palmer is not thrilled with her family’s move to Greenville, Indiana, no matter how exciting the small town’s gas boom is to her industry-minded father. Once there, she finds that things are not as boring as she’d imagined, especially after she meets handsome Jim Whittaker at an otherwise dull Sunday afternoon tea.
Abigail's Strange and Unusual Summer
This is the second story of Abigail and her family as they meet the challenges of life during the Depression. The summer of 1933 brings all kinds of adventures and experiences, the most upsetting for Abigail being when her father tears down her playhouse.
This is the story of a young girl struggling to keep a secret against all the pressure to reveal it. The setting is a family in the Great Depression and the adjustments they make to deal with suddenly having no money. Their large family home becomes over crowded as aunts, uncles and cousins move in. Family relationships are further strained by a mystery and its connection to Abigail’s secret.
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