Individual Author Record
Name: Victor HickenPen Name: None Genre: Born: September 28, 1921, in Witt, IL Sites:
Illinois ConnectionVictor was born in and lived in Illinois. He was also a professor at Western Illinois University.
Biographical and Professional InformationVictor was educated in Illinois schools. He is considered an outstanding teacher of Illinois state and local history. He has written substantially in this area and was Distinguished Professor of History at Western Illinois University before his retirement.
- From Vandalia to Vicksburg: The Political and Military Career of John A. McClernand, 1955
- Illinois in the Civil War, 1966 - reprinted by University of Illinois Press in 1991
- The Settlement of Illinois: 1700-1850, Western Illinois University, 1966
- The American Fighting Man, McMillan, 1968
- The Purple and the Gold: The Story of Western Illinois University, Western Illinois University Foundation, 1970
- The World is Coming To An End: An Irreverent Look at Modern Doomsayers, Arlington House Publishers, 1975
- Tales from Two Rivers III, Two Rivers Arts Council, 1984
Titles At Your Library
Tales from Two Rivers III
ISBN: 9991337083 Two Rivers Arts Council. 1984 This book is from the early 1900's up to the 50's. The author describe the sociological changes of history in central Illinois. This is a must have book of the twenty century.
Illinois in the Civil War
ISBN: 0252061659 University of Illinois Press. 1991
The purple and the gold;: The story of Western Illinois University
ISBN: B0006C5F7A Western Illinois University Foundation. 1970
The World is Coming to an End!: An irreverent look at modern doomsayers
ISBN: 0870003038 Arlington House Publishers. 1975 "The 1960s represented a giant Wood-stock of doom saying," writes this wry critic." I am quite sure that some of the people who were so eminently quotable in the Sixties would just as soon forget what they said or wrote. The greatest lesson in responsibility, however, is to be held responsible for one's statements." Victor Hicken lets nothing escape his notice. All the prophets of political, social and ecological doom get their turn to squirm. Metropolitan newspapers, the campus and underground press, college professors, public officials - they all had their fling in this orgy of rhetorical brinkmanship: Dave Dellinger (and so many others), "who left prophecies of doom wherever he could find a paying college audience." The New York Times, whose "Op Ed page alone was loaded with so many predictions of gloom for the future that one must almost feel, as Keats put it, 'half in love with easeful death." The Wandervogel, those "sad-faced, humorless children of the urban middle class" who -are really incipient George Apleys of the future. One can see them now - telling their children about those hard days of the 1960s."