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Anne R. Keene

 WWII Baseball 

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“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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Simon & Schuster

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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.

The Cloudbuster Nine was a finalist for the CASEY Award for "Best Baseball Book of the Year." She has spoken at the National Baseball Hall of Fame Museum in Cooperstown, MLB and MiLB ballparks, libraries, SABR forums and Naval Academy chapters.

Anne's work has appeared in publications such as the New York Times, the National WWII Museum and the General George C. Marshall Foundation, HISTORY A&E and Marine Corps and Navy Times. She has appeared on C-SPAN Books, PBS N.C. Bookwatch, sports podcasts, and a FOX Nation documentary about Ted Williams, Joe DiMaggio and George H.W. Bush. She serves on the board of the Texas Library and Archives Foundation, supports the Texas Book Festival, swims for Longhorn Aquatics Masters at the University of Texas, and writes about swimming. She is represented by Hornfischer Literary.