“Whether writing about cereal box icons, rock-kicking, Mickey Mantle, or the fantasy realm of Las Vegas, Jim Corder is always engaging, always entertaining, always illuminating. . . . [T]he late Corder, a giant in composition and rhetoric studies, was a first-rate social commentator whose keen eye into the American soul is sorely missed.”
—David L. Vanderwerken, Texas Christian University
Featuring work previously unpublished, The Heroes Have Gone shows off Jim W. Corder’s consummate skills as a memoirist, essayist, and cultural critic. Though the subjects are wide-ranging—West Texas, World War II, writing and teaching, TCU football—one looms above the rest: Corder’s lifetime love affair with America’s pastoral sport, baseball.