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Wim Coleman

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Wim Coleman and Pat Perrin are a husband-and-wife writing team. They have collaborated on novels, nonfiction, plays, and essays for adults and young readers. Wim is an award-winning playwright and poet, and Pat has won awards as a visual artist.

Wim's Books

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Iraq in the News

Iraq in the News

Past, Present, and Future

Wim Coleman and Pat Perrin
As violence in Iraq continues, now is a particularly important time for us to understand the culture and history of this troubled country. Wim Coleman and Pat Perrin’s addition to the Middle East Nations in the News series examines current events in Iraq as well as the nation’s land, religion, government, and economy...Read More

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ISBN: 978-1-59845-027-9
Binding: Library Bound Book
List Price: $34.60
Discount Price: $25.95

Racism on Trial

Racism on Trial

From the Medgar Evers Murder Case to Ghosts of Mississippi

Wim Coleman and Pat Perrin
After Medgar Evers, a civil rights worker, was shot in Jackson, Mississippi, in 1963, a local white supremacist named Byron De La Beckwith was arrested for the crime. Two court cases ended in mistrials...Read More

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ISBN: 978-0-7660-3059-6
Binding: Library Bound Book
List Price: $34.27
Discount Price: $25.70

The Amazing Erie Canal and How a Big Ditch Opened Up the West

The Amazing Erie Canal and How a Big Ditch Opened Up the West

Wim Coleman and Pat Perrin
The Erie Canal dramatically changed American commerce and industry in part because the waterway opened up the American West to those in the East. Wim Coleman and Pat Perrin examine the Erie Canal’s history, construction, and impact...Read More

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ISBN: 978-1-59845-017-0
Binding: Library Bound Book
List Price: $34.60
Discount Price: $25.95

The Rebellious Californians and the Brave Struggle to Join the Nation

The Rebellious Californians and the Brave Struggle to Join the Nation

Wim Coleman and Pat Perrin
Learn about California’s rebellion against Mexico in THE REBELLIOUS CALIFORNIANS AND THE BRAVE STRUGGLE TO JOIN THE NATION. Authors Wim Coleman and Pat Perrin tell the story of how California went from a Mexican territory to part of the United States...Read More

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ISBN: 978-1-59845-015-6
Binding: Library Bound Book
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Discount Price: $25.95

The Transcontinental Railroad and the Great Race to Connect the Nation

The Transcontinental Railroad and the Great Race to Connect the Nation

Wim Coleman and Pat Perrin
Learn about the Transcontinental Railroad in this addition to THE WILD HISTORY OF THE AMERICAN WEST series. Authors Wim Coleman and Pat Perrin examine the building of the railroad, the dangers involved, those who supported the railroad, and the impacts the railroad had on American life...Read More

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ISBN: 978-1-59845-014-9
Binding: Library Bound Book
List Price: $34.60
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Wim's Latest Blog Entries

Quintains of the Red Death

And Darkness and Decay and the Red Death held illimitable dominion over all. At the last midnight ever to fall, the clock’s brazen lungs swelled full and exhaled twelve sonic ebony sighs that shuddered against the welded gates and made the airtight abbey shake. The dancers halted stupefied and the music hobbled to a hush […]

Why do artists …?

Working in isolation and without an ordinary outlet seems to be uncomfortable to lots of people, but might be more familiar for artists and writers. Why have we been doing that kind of thing for so long? The question reminded me of an essay from some years back that took the form of a conversation […]

The Show Goes On …

Troubled times often lead to exciting innovation in the arts. Right now, creative people are dutifully quarantining themselves, just like the rest of the public. And yet at the same time, they’re refusing to sit back and wait for some kind of magical “all clear” signal before going back to work. This is especially true […]

The Cleansing (Holy Monday) — a short play

Characters: Mary and Martha Jesus Judah Ben-Hur The scene is the Mount of Olives; Jesus sits on a stone bench staring forward; Mary enters, followed by Martha. MARY (to MARTHA). I’ve found him. MARTHA. Where? MARY. Sitting right here like nothing happened. MARTHA (to JESUS). What do you think you’re doing? JESUS. Watching. MARY. For […]

Amid the Ashes of the House of Commons — London, May 1941

And Churchill wept as he saw his beloved House in ruins.—Vernon Bartlett Deliverance wears thus a mocking face,the last bomb of the last raidstabbing sharp and deep into our moral belly.How rapidly may men, unteachable from infancy to tomb,match long eroding centuries in ruin!As England sighs reprieve and licks her wounds,you creep amid the rubble […]
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