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Jake Bales has been so widely interviewed that when I sat down with him, I hardly knew where to begin. He is not merely a favorite librarian at the Simpson Library, at the University of Mary Washington; he is also the author of more than five different biographies, including such renowned authors as Horatio Alger, Kenneth Roberts and Willie Morris, as well as two biographical essays on Peter Jenkins and Homer Hickam.
It was late afternoon when I sat down to talk with the author of the recent publication, My Chaos Theory. Steve Watkins is an English professor at the University of Mary Washington.
When Dr. Edward Alvey, Jr., died at the age of 97 on July 11, 1999, generations of Mary Washington College students remembered him as their beloved Dean.
They -- and generations of Fredericksburgers -- also remembered him as a writer and historian who illuminated the life and times of our area.