Books by Putnam City Graduates

Putnam City has a long, proud history of excellence in education. Undoubtedly, many district graduates are now published authors. Here are the ones we know about so far:


Putnam City High School

Geneva Johnston Hudson, Class of 1938
Barefoot in an Oklahoma Sticker Patch, 1990
Search for My Son: A Soldier's Story, 2002
Shaping Oklahoma: Boundaries, Culture, Government, Economy, 2003
Statesman or Rogue: Elected To Serve, 2005

Kenneth H. Cooper, Class of 1949
Start Strong, Finish Strong, 2007
Regaining the Power Of Youth at Any Age: Startling New Evidence from the Doctor Who Brought Us Aerobics,
Controlling Cholesterol and the Antioxidant Revolution, 2005
Controlling Cholesterol the Natural Way: Eat Your Way to Better Health With New Breakthrough Food Discoveries, 1999
Fit Kids: The Complete Shape-Up Program from Birth through High School, 1999
Controlling Cholesterol the Natural Way: Eat Your Way to Better Health with New Breakthrough Food Discoveries,1999
Regaining the Power of Youth at Any Age, 1998
Faith-based Fitness: The Medical Program That Uses Spiritual Motivation To Achieve Maximum Health And Add Years To Your Life, 1997
Antioxidant Revolution, 1997
Advanced Nutritional Therapies, 1997
Dr. Kenneth H. Cooper's Antioxidant Revolutions, 1994
Kid Fitness, 1991
Overcoming Hypertension: Dr. Kenneth H. Cooper's Preventive Medicine Program, 1990
Preventing Osteoporosis: Dr. Kenneth H. Cooper's Preventive Medicine Program, 1989
Controlling Cholesterol, 1989
The New Aerobics for Women, 1988
Running Without Fear: How to Reduce the Risk of Heart Attack and Sudden Death During Aerobic Exercise, 1985
The Aerobics Program for Total Well-Being, 1982
The Aerobics Way, 1977
The New Aerobics, 1970
Aerobics, 1968

Friedrich Hitzer, Class of 1953
Ich Wurde Vor Fünftausend Jahren Geboren, 1996
Die Grosse Unordnung: Glasnost und die Deutschen, 1989
Anton Graf Arco: Das Attentat auf Kurt Eisner und die Schüsse im Landtag, 1988
Der Mord im Hofbräuhaus: Unbekanntes und Vergessenes aus der Baierischen Räterepublik, 1981

Malcom Rischard, Class of 1953
Pelican Pipeline, 2003

Bill Watts, Class of 1957
The Cowboy and the Cross: The Bill Watts Story: Rebellion, Wrestling and Redemption, 2006

Karl White, Class of 1958
Fishing Tackle Antiques and Collectibles, 1995

David McCasland, Class of 1961
Oswald Chambers: Abandoned to God: The Life Story of the Author of My Utmost for His Highest, 1993
Pinstripe Parables: Searching Stories About Things That Matter Most to a Man, 1995
Eric Liddell: Pure Gold: A New Biography of the Olympic Champion Who Inspired Chariots of Fire, 2001
The Quotable Oswald Chambers, 2011

Al Rodgers, Class of 1961
The Yankee Dollar Conspiracy, 1998

Mike Brake, Class of 1965
In Their Name, 1995
Our Governors' Mansions, 1998

Ken Dill, Class of 1966
Inverse Protein Folding, 1998
Outlines & Highlights for Molecular Driving Forces: Statistical Thermodynamics in Chemistry and Biology, 2009
Molecular Driving Forces: Statistical Thermodynamics in Biology, Chemistry, Physics, and Nanoscience (co-authored with Sarina Bromberg), 2010

Coleman (Joe Gilchrist), Class of 1966
Faux Poe, 2011
Kidnapping Henry Kissinger, 2012
Spoke, 2013

Joseph Opala, Class of 1968
The African American Odyssey of John Kizell: The Life and Times of a South Carolina Slave Who Returned to Fight the Slave Trade in His African Homeland, 2011

Jill Hunting, Class of 1968
Finding Pete: Rediscovering the Brother I Lost in Vietnam, 2009

Bob Blackburn, Class of 1969
Images of History, The Oklahoman Collection, 2005
A History of the State Fair of Oklahoma, 1994
Heritage Hills: Preservation of a Historic Neighborhood, 1990
Images of Oklahoma, 1984
The Heart of the Promised: An Illustrated History of Oklahoma County, 1982

Gary Morsch, Class of 1969
The Power of Serving Others: You Can Start Where You Are, Gary Morsch and Dean Nelson, 2016
You'll Never Be the Same: Transform Your Life By Serving Others, Gary Morsch and Steve Weber
2015
When There's No Burning Bush: Following Your Passions to Discover God's Call, Gary Morsch and Eddy Hall, 2004
Heart And Soul: Awakening Your Passion to Serve, Gary Morsch and Dean Nelson , 1997
The Lay Ministry Revolution: How You Can Join, Gary Morsch and Eddy Hall, 1995
Ministry: It's Not Just for Ministers, Gary Morsch and Eddy Hall, 1993

Blaine T. Browne, Class of 1969
Uncertain Order: The World in the Twentieth Century, 2003
Lives and Legacies: Biographies in Western Civilization, 2004
Modern American Lives: Individuals and Issues in American History since 1945, 2008

Robin Jones, Class of 1973
Where Was God at 9:02 a.m.?, 1995

John P. Caskey, Class of 1974
Fringe Banking: Check-Cashing Outlets, Pawnshops and the Poor, 1996

Ed Roberts, Class of 1976
A Poet's Last Stand, 2002
Whispers, Tears, Prayers and Hope, 2008
When Words Escape You, You Can Use Mine, 2014
Everything Must Have a Beginning, a Middle, and an End, 2014
I'm Still Standing, 2014

Mary Kay Zuravleff, Class of 1977
The Frequency of Souls, 1996
The Bowl is Already Broken, 2005
Man Alive! A Novel, 2013

Sarah Merdian, Class of 1978
I'm Not Finished,  2011

Christopher Wise, Class of 1979
Derrida, Africa, and the Middle East, 2009
Timbuktu Chronicles 1493-1599, Ta'rikh al Fattash, 2011
Chomsky and Deconstruction: The Politics of Unconscious Knowledge, 2011

Gay Wright Jenson, Class of 1980
Mirror Journals: Reflections of a Father-Daughter Journey of Hope, 2004

Melissa Freeman DeCarlo, Class of 1980
The Art of Crash Landing, 2015

Laura Smith, Class of 1980
Thrifty Nifty Stuff for Little Kids, 1995

Jill Schwoerke Monroe, Class of 1987
Never Naughty Enough, 2004
Share The Darkness, 2006
Hitting The Mark, 2007
Tall, Dark and Filthy Rich, 2007
Primal Instinct, 2008
Dating the Undead, 2012


Putnam City North High School

Elizabeth Garrett, Class of 1981
Fiscal Challenges: An Interdisciplinary Approach to Budget and Policy, 2007
Cases and Materials on Legislation: Statutes and the Creation of Public Policy (with William N. Eskridge, Jr. and Philip P. Frickey), 2001
Legislation and Statutory Interpretation (with William N. Eskridge, Jr. and Philip P. Frickey), 2000

Rick Harris, Class of 1982
Basketball Hope, 2014

Tod A. Bryant, Class of 1982
Lost on the Moon, The Adventures of Will Dare, 2003

Melody Bowdon, Class of 1985
Service-Learning in Technical and Professional Writing, 2003

Dr. George Goodman, Class of 1986
Unlikely - The Simple Truth About Finding God's Will And Plan For Your Life, 2008

Aaron Goldfarb, Class of 1997
How to Fail: The Self-Hurt Guide, 2010

John Madison, Class of 1997
Nothing for UnGood, 2010

David Holt, Class of 1997
Big League City, 2012

David Lewis, Class of 1998
The Emerging Leader: Eight Lessons for Life in Leadership, 2008

Olivia Munn, Class of 1998
Suck it, Wonder Woman! The Adventures of a Hollywood Geek, 2010

Rachel Hunter, Class of 2011
Empyreal Fate, 2012

Putnam City West High School

Emily Alexander, Class of 2008
A Spoonful of Sugar, Your Daily Dose of Laughter, 2014

Betty Rolling Ferrell, Class of 1974
Oxford Textbook of Palliative Social Work, Betty R. Ferrell, Terry Altilio, Shirley Otis-Green and Russell Portenoy, 2011
Making Health Care Whole: Integrating Spirituality into Patient Care, Betty R. Ferrell and Christina Puchalski, 2010
Oxford Textbook of Palliative Nursing, Betty R. Ferrell and Nessa Coyle, 2010
The Nature of Suffering and the Goals of Nursing, Betty R. Ferrell and Nessa Coyle, 2008
Textbook of Palliative Nursing, Betty R. Ferrell and Nessa Coyle, 2005
American Cancer Society's Guide to Pain Control: Understanding and Managing Cancer Pain, Betty Ferrell and The American Cancer Society, 2004
Pain in the Elderly, Betty R. Ferrell and Bruce Ferrell, 1996
Suffering, Betty R. Ferrell, 1996
Cancer Pain Management, Betty R. Ferrell, Deborah B. McGuire and Connie Henke Yarbro, 1995

Vickey McWhorter Banks, Class of 1979
Sharing His Secrets: Intimate Insights From the Women Who Knew Jesus,  2002
Love Letters to My Baby: A Guided Journal for Expectant and New Mothers, 2000

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