Publications by Howard Hull
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Greed and Other Stories
Tennessee Post Office Murals
& Smoke Rings
Authored by Howard Hull, WHS Class of 1950, "Greed and Other Stories" contains 14 stories; 3 are about military life during and after the Korean War and several of the stories have Appalachian settings. You'll definitely relate to many of these stories and most likely recognize your own family in one or two of them. Howard's stories are very down to earth, sure to make you smile and maybe even laugh out loud.
"Tennessee Post Office Murals" is a compilation of background information on that state's post office murals which were completed as part of the U.S. government's make-work projects of the Depression years. Included are numerous photographs along with descriptions of each mural and its conception, the mural's relation to history, and a biographical sketch of each artist.
"Smoke Rings" is divided into three distinct parts and an epilogue. Each is related to and dependent upon the others for continuity and meaning. Part one is set primarily in a 1950s era Diner in
. The plot of that part revolves around the relationships of Ruby Hart, a beautiful dark haired waitress to various people who move in and out of her life. Part two is set in Syracuse, New York Mitchell Schoolnear the small town of McMinnville, during the 1960s. It is concerned with the day to day activities of school personnel, including the principal, several coaches and teachers, and some of the students. In part three, two primary characters from Mitchell School, a third grade teacher and a basketball coach leave middle Tennesseeand travel to where the coach, Ray Canfield, has been given a one year college teaching appointment. Nachitoches, Louisiana
From 1965 until his retirement in 1999, Howard was a Professor of Art Education at the University of Tennessee in Knoxville. He is a collage maker, painter, and writer of short stories and articles about education in the arts.
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