Boerst, William J. 1939-

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Boerst, William J. 1939-

PERSONAL:

Born February 17, 1939; married July 5, 1968; wife's name Rachel M. (a guidance secretary); children: Robin K., Julie M. Ethnicity: "Caucasian." Education: State University of New York College at Fredonia, B.S.Ed.; also attended State University of New York College at Potsdam, Syracuse University, and College of Saint Rose. Politics: Democrat. Religion: "Atheist." Hobbies and other interests: Reading, gardening.

ADDRESSES:

Home—Jamestown, NY. E-mail—[email protected]

CAREER:

English teacher at a public school in northern New York, 1962-63; U.S. Peace Corps, Washington, DC, elementary schoolteacher in Liberia, 1963-65; teacher of English and speech at a high school in Watertown, NY, 1965-67; Board of Education, Jamestown, NY, junior high school teacher, then high school English teacher, 1967-2000; writer, 2000—. State University of New York College at Fredonia, adjunct lecturer and field supervisor, 2000—; founding member, Chautauqua Area Writers and Chautauqua County Writing/Reading Process Teachers.

WRITINGS:

Isaac Asimov: Writer of the Future, Morgan Reynolds (Greensboro, NC), 1999.

Time Machine: The Story of H.G. Wells, Morgan Reynolds (Greensboro, NC), 2000.

Edgar Rice Burroughs: Creator of Tarzan, Morgan Reynolds (Greensboro, NC), 2000.

Generous Anger: The Story of George Orwell, Morgan Reynolds (Greensboro, NC), 2001.

Tycho Brahe: Mapping the Heavens, Morgan Reynolds (Greensboro, NC), 2003.

Johannes Kepler: Discovering the Laws of Celestial Motion, Morgan Reynolds (Greensboro, NC), 2003.

Isaac Newton: Organizing the Universe, Morgan Reynolds (Greensboro, NC), 2004.

Galileo Galilei and the Science of Motion, Morgan Reynolds (Greensboro, NC), 2004.

Marching in Birmingham, Morgan Reynolds (Greensboro, NC), 2008.

Contributor of articles, poetry, and short fiction to periodicals, including English Journal, Language Arts, Iowa English Bulletin, Not Your Average Zine, Poet, and Artifacts. Newsletter editor, Vegetarian Society of Chautauqua/Allegheny.

BIOGRAPHICAL AND CRITICAL SOURCES:

PERIODICALS

Booklist, December 1, 1998, Roger Leslie, review of Isaac Asimov: Writer of the Future, p. 657; January 1, 2000, Carolyn Phelan, review of Time Machine: The Story of H.G. Wells, p. 908; July, 2000, Phelan, review of Edgar Rice Burroughs: Creator of Tarzan, p. 2019; June 1, 2001, Hazel Rochman, review of Generous Anger: The Story of George Orwell, p. 1858; March 15, 2003, Carolyn Phelan, review of Tycho Brahe: Mapping the Heavens, p. 1316; June 1, 2003, Carolyn Phelan, review of Johannes Kepler: Discovering the Laws of Celestial Motion, p. 1789; November 1, 2003, Carolyn Phelan, review of Galileo Galilei and the Science of Motion, p. 488; February 1, 2004, Carolyn Phelan, review of Isaac Newton: Organizing the Universe, p. 967.

Book Report, September-October, 1999, Jim Miller, review of Isaac Asimov, p. 67; November-December, 2001, Lee Diane Gordon, review of Generous Anger, p. 73.

School Library Journal, January, 1999, Linda Wadleigh, review of Isaac Asimov, p. 135; December, 1999, Jennifer Ralston, review of Time Machine, p. 146; January, 2001, Marilyn Fairbanks, review of Edgar Rice Burroughs, p. 138; October, 2001, Pat Bender, review of Generous Anger, p. 178; August, 2003, John Peters, review of Tycho Brahe, p. 170; December, 2003, Todd Morning, review of Galileo Galilei and the Science of Motion, p. 164; April, 2004, Jenna Miller, review of Isaac Newton, p. 166.