Barry Schrader's new book of his 100 favorite columns written
for the Daily Chronicle over the past four years is available
in January 2015. It is 208 pages, large paperback format with
color covers, and is titled Hybrid Corn
& Purebred People, Volume 2. This is a sequel
to the 2010 book of the same name. The book can be ordered from
the author by sending a $26 check for the book, which includes
tax and shipping, to his address below on this page.
To see a list of 600 names in the Index, click
Acres of Change
Co-Author Barry Schrader
The latest book Barry helped write is "Acres of Change"
which came out late in 2013. This 300-page full-color book highlights
the history of DeKalb County, Illinois from 1963 through 2012.
It is a sequel to the book "From Oxen to Jets"
published in 1963. The book can be ordered online from www.mtpublishing.com
or picked up at Lehans Drug Store in DeKalb, Illinois.
Hybrid Corn & Purebred People
The 100 favorite columns of Barry
Schrader from his three years of weekly columns in the Daily
Chronicle. Includes 120 photos, 50 of them never before published
in the newspaper. Contains more than 600 names of local DeKalb
This first volume has been reprinted
in 2015 and is now available for sale at Lehans, Sweet Earth
and Sycamore Antiques, plus a few local museums. Price is $21
for either book or if you want to purchase them as a set it is
only $30 for both editions. Can also order the set to be mailed
by adding $8 for shipping costs.
See attached index for list
by Barry Schrader
Barry edited this collection of 100 best newspaper
columns from the writings of the late Walt Hecox. The book "The
Best of Walt Hecox" was published by the Livermore Heritage
Guild in June 2007 and is available for $22 at the Livermore
History Center or by mail order. Go to the LHG website for ordering