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Autumn's my favorite time of the year, and for me – there's nothing that says "Fall has arrived" like the beginning of football season. My son just started playing football after taking a few years off to explore the world of lacrosse, and we've been playing a lot of catch together lately. He even listens to my 'coaching' advice, though my limited playing experience ended many years ago. I do still love the game, though – even if I'm now built more like a coach… than a player. Oh well – Go Chiefs!
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"Though nothing can bring back the hour
Of splendor in the grass, of glory in the flower;
We will grieve not, rather find
Strength in what remains behind;
In the primal sympathy
Which having been must ever be…"

–William Wordsworth
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Candice Millard
My extraordinarily talented sister-in-law, Candice Millard—the New York Times bestselling author of Destiny of the Republic and The River of Doubt—celebrates the release of her third book, Hero of the Empire: The Boer War, a Daring Escape, and the Making of Winston Churchill, next Tuesday, September 20th.

Her latest book tells the fascinating story of a young Winston Churchill’s capture and subsequent escape from a prisoner of war camp during the South African Boer War in 1899, and charts his eventual return, where he ultimately liberated the men with whom he had been imprisoned.

As anyone who's read her previous books can tell you, Candice—a former writer and editor at National Geographic Magazine—has a remarkable gift for bringing historical subjects to life. Hero of the Empire, published by Doubleday, has already been chosen as an Amazon Editors' Top Pick for the Best Books of September, and Kirkus Reviews has given it a starred review and placed it on their list of the fall's most highly anticipated nonfiction offerings.

Here's more from the Wall Street Journal, and here's an excerpt so you can start reading the book today. You can purchase the book via Amazon by clicking here or on the illustration below…
For those of you in the Kansas City area, Rainy Day Books is hosting an Author Event to promote the book's launch at Unity Temple on The Plaza (707 W 47th Street, Kansas City, Missouri 64112) on Tuesday, September 20, 2016, at 7:00 PM.

Learn more about Candice on her Amazon Author Page or by visiting her website.
"Study history, study history. In history lies all the secrets of statecraft."
–Winston Churchill
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Did you know? September 21st is both International Day of Peace AND National Pecan Cookie Day. I highly recommend celebrating both…
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"Whatever lies within our power to do lies also within our power not to do."
–Aristotle
Remembering September 11th
I posted this illustration to Facebook on the 15th anniversary of the September 11th attacks. Here's an interesting read: Ari Fleischer remembers 9/11, 15 years later.
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"I am an optimist. It does not seem too much use being anything else."
–Winston Churchill
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"History will be kind to me for I intend to write it."
–Winston Churchill

September Print Giveaway

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Bee's a Buzzin'

  • SIZE: Artwork is 8 x 10 inches, matted to 5 x 7 inches (fits in 8 x 10 inch frame).
  • EDITION: Artist proof.
  • MATERIALS: Hand-signed, limited edition, Giclée fine art print with 8-ply gallery mat board (matted, but unframed).
  • PAPER: Printed on Hahnemuhle William Turner — a 310g, acid-free, natural white, mould-made paper with 100% rag content (highly archival).
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–Winston Churchill
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About Me

Hi. I’m D.E.Uhlig. I’m an artist, author, husband and father.

For as long as I can remember, I have loved to draw. Years ago I gave my wife a hand-drawn card for our anniversary, and she loved it so much she made me promise to ALWAYS hand-draw her cards. Then our three kids made me promise to do the same with their birthday cards. And when I posted some of my drawings online, people began asking how they could purchase my work—so I created this newsletter. I believe in something I like to call “The Happiness of Art” and I hope it makes you smile.

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D.E.Uhlig is an award-winning illustrator whose work has appeared in numerous publications including the Kansas City Star, Christian Science Monitor, University Daily Kansan, Editorial Humor Magazine, and World Policy Journal. Commercial illustration and design clients over the years have included Samsung, Sprint, and the Los Angeles Times Syndicate, among others—and his Starbucks RedCup illustrations have been featured on the company's Pinterest and Facebook pages. In 1989, Mr. Uhlig co-founded Uhlig LLC, a leading provider of cross-media publishing and communication services in industries ranging from residential housing to book publishing to cancer care. Mr. Uhlig is married with three children and resides in Kansas City. He is currently working on children’s books, ebooks and apps.

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