Fellow Dreamers

Fellow Dreamers

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Full Title: Fellow Dreamers: Oklahoma, Education and the World
Author: Paul William Bass
Description: Henry Garland Bennett was an individual who loomed larger than life in many circles— most notably higher education in Oklahoma. Though he tragically died more than fifty years ago in the service of his country, Dr. Bennett is still highly regarded in Oklahoma. In No Little Dreams, author Paul Bass rekindled the life of Henry Bennett and his service to his community, state and nation. However, one volume was not enough to tell of Bennett’s relationships with important state, national and international political leaders. With Fellow Dreamers, Bass continues the story of Bennett’s distinguished career and friendships that developed over his life. Such notables of Oklahoma history include Governors William Holloway and Robert S. Kerr who later rose to serve in the United States Senate; both were lifelong friends who provided opportunities by introducing Bennett to James Webb and subsequently President Harry S. Truman.
Contents:

Introduction

 

Chapter One-Henry Garland Bennett: A man of “no little dreams”

Background of a Dreamer

Preparing for the Dreams

Actualizing the Dreams

International Dreams

Tragic Death and Legacy of the Dreams

Chapter Two-William Judson Holloway: A lifelong friend and supporter of the dreams

Background of a Dreamer

Preparing for the Dreams

Governorship of Oklahoma: Keeping the Dream from

Becoming a Nightmare

Supporter of Dreams

Chapter Three-Robert Samuel Kerr: A political ally paving the way for the dreamsBackground of a Dreamer

Dreams for Oklahoma

Supporter of National Dreams

Chapter Four-Harry S. Truman: A fellow commoner with dreams in common

Background of a Dreamer

Political Dreams

Presidential Dreams

International Dreams

Chapter Five-Haile Selaisie: An international ally with national dreams

Background of a Dreamer

Dreams of a National Leader

Challenges of a National Leader

Point Four Dreams

Dreams Beyond Point Four

Chapter Six-Benjamin H. Hardy, Jr.: A partner in organizing the dreams

Background of a Dreamer

Making the Dream Known

Point Four Dreams

Tragic Death and Legacy of the Dreams

Chapter Seven-James Edwin Webb: A national team player in realizing dreams

Background of a Dreamer

Supporting National Dreams

Leading National Dreams

Conclusion

Acknowledgments

Appendix

Photos

Bennett Family Tree

Speeches and Articles

Resources

End Notes

 

 
About the Author: Paul William Bass is the former director of campus activities and the debate coach for Ouachita Baptist University in Arkadelphia, Arkansas. He lives there with his wife Jan. Born in Independence, Missouri, he has served at Ouachita since 1990. Previously, a full-time staff member in churches in Arkansas, Alabama and Missouri, he is currently pastor of the Anchor Baptist Church in Brown Springs, Arkansas Other books he has authored are The World Traveler’s Companion: A Handbook for Group Trip Leaders, In Jesus’ Names, Minor Characters of the Bible, and A History of Debate at Ouachita Baptist University.
 
Details: 2008 [ISBN: 1-58107-145-0; 226 pages; 5 ½ x 8 ½ inch; soft cover]