HICKEN, Victor. American, b. 1921. Genres: History, Military/Defense/Arms control. Career: Distinguished Professor of History, Western Illinois University, Macomb, 1976-81 (Instructor, 1947-50, Professor, 1950-76, Chairman of Dept., 1967-69). Chief Researcher, Carnegie Foundation Grant, American Association for the Advancement of Science. Publications: Illinois in the Civil War, 1966; The Settlement of Western Illinois, 1966, 2nd ed., 1991; Western Illinois Factbook, 1968; Illinois at War, 1968; The American Fighting Man, 1969; The Purple and the Gold, 1971; The World Is Coming to an End, 1975; Gallery of American Heroes, 3 vols., 1976; Between the Rivers, Vols. I-III, 1981-83; Illinois: Its History and Legacy, 1983; (co-ed.) Episodes of a Farm Boy, by Carl C. Lewis, 1986. Address: 615 Lincoln Dr, Macomb, IL 61455, U.S.A.