Anne R. Keene

 WWII Baseball 

“Anne Keene’s remarkable The Cloudbuster Nine is a terrific piece of research into a forgotten corner of American history – a place where the myths of major league baseball intersect with the myths of the Second World War. It is also a place inhabited by her own father, who becomes the myth that ties it all together. An excellent read!"

― S. C. GWYNNE, author of New York Times bestsellers Empire of the Summer Moon and Rebel Yell

"Named among Top 12 books to read for Baseball Season." ― Newsday 


CASEY Award nominee for Best Baseball Book of the Yea

... combines elements of  Field of Dreams and  The Right Stuff." Lincoln Journal Star

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About Anne

Anne is drawn toward history that defines peoples’ truths. She began her career as a writer after graduating from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with a journalism degree, working in radio news/television documentary research and production, and serving as a press secretary and speechwriter in both Congress and a presidential administration.

The Cloudbuster Nine was named as a finalist for the 2018 CASEY Award for "Best Baseball Book of the Year" and she has spoken at the National Baseball Hall of Fame Museum in Cooperstown, major league ballparks, museums, libraries, SABR and Naval Academy chapters nationwide.

Anne's work has appeared in the New York Times, the Dallas Morning News, the Raleigh News & Observer and a host of national sports publications. She is an advisor to Texas Our Texas, a PBS documentary and education network and serves on the board of the Friends of Libraries and Archives of Texas. Anne swims for Longhorn Aquatics Masters at the University of Texas and is passionate about supporting fitness for veterans, children and 50-something athletes.

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