Howat, G.M.D. 1928-2007 (Gerald Henderson-Howat, Gerald Howat, Gerald Malcolm David Howat)

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Howat, G.M.D. 1928-2007 (Gerald Henderson-Howat, Gerald Howat, Gerald Malcolm David Howat)

OBITUARY NOTICE—

See index for CA sketch: Born June 12, 1928, in Glasgow, Scotland; died October 10, 2007. Historian, biographer, cricketer, educator, administrator, editor, and author. Howat spent his formal career as a secondary school history teacher and department head, and he wrote several history books, but neither teaching nor history was his first love. The love of his life was the game of cricket. From his years as a schoolteacher and cricket-playing amateur in Trinidad in the early 1950s, to his days as a wicket keeper for the Moreton Cricket Club in Oxfordshire, England, where he remained active well into his seventies, Howat lived and breathed—and wrote about—cricket. He was a cricket writer for the Daily Telegraph and Cricketer International for many years, retiring from journalism in 2002. He also authored several biographies of prominent cricketers, including Learie Constantine, Walter Hammond, and Plum Warner. Howat, who wrote alternately as Gerald Howat and G.M.D. Howat, also contributed to the literature in his academic field. He was the general editor of history books for the British publisher Pergamon Press, and he wrote or edited books on historical topics, including From Chatham to Churchill: British History, 1760-1965 (1966), The Teaching of Empire and Commonwealth History (1967), Stuart and Cromwellian Foreign Policy (1974), and Who Did What: The Lives and Achievements of the 5000 Men and Women—Leaders of Nations, Saints and Sinners, Artists and Scientists—Who Shaped Our World (1974). He also wrote an autobiography, Cricket All My Life (2006).

OBITUARIES AND OTHER SOURCES:

BOOKS

Howat, Gerald, Cricket All My Life, Methuen (London, England), 2006.

PERIODICALS

Times (London, England), November 2, 2007, p. 78.

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