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William Edmund Barrett

William Edmund Barrett, American author. Recipient citation Regis College, 1956, Accomplishment in Communication of Arts award Manhattan College, 1972. Fellow International Institute Arts and Letters; member P.E.W., Authors League American, The Players Club, National Press Club, Denver Press Club, Denver Athletic Club, Colorado Authors League (president 1943-1944).

Background

  • Barrett, William Edmund was born on November 16, 1900 in New York City. Son of John Joseph and Eleanor Margaret (Flannery) Barrett.

  • Education

    • Student, Manhattan College. Doctor of Letters (honorary), Creighton University, 1961.

    Career

    • Consultant in aerospace Denver Public Library, 1941-1986. Civilian lecturer for Army Air Forces, 1942.

    Works

    • The Shape of Illusion
    • The inspiring story of a skeptical young artist and the miracle that brought him to a village in Germany to try and find all he could about the history of the canvas painting of Christ surrounded by a mocking crowd after Pontius Pilate had sentenced him to death.
    • The First War Planes (A Fawcett how-to book)
    • Includes famous World War I Aces, early aerial combat, scouting planes, the first fighters, Baron von Richthofen, World War I bombers, the flying circus, Lafayette Escadrille, bloody April, American Squadrons, and much more.
    • The Left Hand Of God
    • "In a remote region of China Jim Carmody seized the opportunity to escape from Mieh Yang, the bandit war lord he served as lieutenant, by masquerading as a Catholic priest.

    Religion

    Denomination: Roman Catholic

    Membership

    Fellow International Institute Arts and Letters. Member P.E.W., Authors League American, The Players Club, National Press Club, Denver Press Club, Denver Athletic Club, Colorado Authors League (president 1943-1944).

    Connections

    • Married Christine Rollman, February 15, 1925. Children: Marjorie Christine, William Edmund.
    • father: John Joseph Barrett
    • mother: Eleanor Margaret (Flannery) Barrett
    • spouse: Christine Rollman
    • children: Marjorie Christine Barrett
    • William Edmund Barrett
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    Born November 16, 1900
    Died September 14, 1986
    (aged 85)
    Nationality
    • 1961
      Creighton University
    • 1941 - 1986
      Consultant, in aerospace Denver Public Library