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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Richard Davis  

Pen Name: Rick Davis

Genre: Non-Fiction

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Davis grew up on the Southside of Chicago. He graduated from Northern Illinois University and currently resides in Springfield.

Biographical and Professional Information

After earning a degree in journalism from Northern Illinois University, Davis went to work as a newspaper reporter in Kankakee, Illinois. Since then, he has expanded his horizon and taken his career into the field of media strategy and public relations.


Published Works Expand for more information


Titles At Your Library

Butterbean: When Glory Is Just a Whisper
ISBN: 0964220253

Butterbean Productions Ltd. 1994

227 pages, an honest and heart-warming biography of former Chicago Bull's star "Butterbean" Bob Love

They Call Heroes Mister: The Jesse White Story
ISBN: 0970361173

Lumen-us Publications. 2006

His dream was to play major league baseball and he came this close to fulfilling that dream. Was it part of a greater plan? Had he not taken his parents' advice that he earn a college degree, Jesse White may well have played on baseball’s grandest stage. That he didn’t is probably the reason thousands of young people beat the odds that stack against inner city youth in today’s American society. Clearly, baseball’s loss was their salvation. They Call Heroes Mister: The Jesse White Story, is a book about sacrifice, discipline and sports. It also is a story that includes political intrigue and heartbreak. Most of all, it is a story of redemption and how some people, despite the odds, can succeed in a hard and cold world. In age when despair and disappointment too often outstrip hope and triumph, Jesse White is an inspiration to young and old alike. His story will inspire everyone who reads They Call Heroes Mister: The Jesse White Story.


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