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

 "..a captivating look at a fascinating piece of baseball―and American history. Hats off to Anne Keene for unearthing this story, and writing it down for us all." 

― SCOTT ELLSWORTH, New  York Times  bestselling author of The Secret Game


... a superb historic read that will inspire athletically gifted young men to also Patriotically Fly in Naval Aviation."  

― DAN PEDERSEN, author of TOPGUN: An American Story

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About Anne

Anne is drawn toward history that defines our 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.

With paperback out April 21, 2020, The Cloudbuster Nine was a finalist for the CASEY Award for "Best Baseball Book of 2018"  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 currently interviewing the last surviving MLB players who served in WWII and serves on the board of the Texas Library and Archives Foundation. 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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