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Jan 23rd
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Whitey Bulger and the Computer Tycoon

Lecture & Signing with Co-Author: Laurence J. Yadon
Saturday, February 1st, 1:00 PM
FREE admission

In this dual biography, authors Laurence J. Yadon and Robert Barr Smith explore this compelling criminal case from both sides. Tulsa computer tycoon Roger Wheeler was the victim and organized crime boss Whitey Bulger was the criminal—or so it seemed. Through an examination of information related to both men, the authors break down the façade and expose the underlying truths in this decades-long case.

Wheeler, a well-known entrepreneur, discovered that one of his investments was being skimmed by organized crime in Boston. As Wheeler began to unravel the money trail, Bulger’s White Hill gang scurried to cover their tracks. Wheeler rejected the gang’s alleged attempts to stop his investigation, mistakenly believing his many well-funded connections within the FBI would protect him. Wheeler was assassinated in May of 1981 and Bulger quickly dropped out of sight. In the ensuing years, Wheeler’s family never gave up their pursuit of justice. Their perseverance paid off when Bulger was apprehended in June of 2011.

This true story lays out how the unrelenting efforts of the family of a murdered Oklahoma businessman led to this crime boss’s downfall. Yadon and Smith provide insight into the development of organized crime in American and its stronghold in Boston while following and uncovering all the murky details of this groundbreaking case.

Laurence J. Yadon

Laurence J. Yadon is an attorney, mediator, and arbitrator. He has assisted the Department of Justice in litigation matters before his local United States district court and has successfully argued before the US Supreme Court. He is the co-author of Pelican’s 100 Oklahoma Outlaws, Gangsters, and Lawmen: 1839-1939; 200 Texas Outlaws and Lawmen: 1835-1935; Ten Deadly Texans; Old West Swindlers; Arizona Gunfighter; and Outlaws with Badges. Yadon resides in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

Robert Barr Smith is a History Channel commentator and the author of more than thirty articles and five books. He co-authored Old West Swindlers, and Outlaws with Badges, and has been the editor for Yadon’s other titles. Smith served more than twenty years in the Judge Advocate General’s Corps. He is a former deputy attorney general of California and a retired professor of the University of Oklahoma College of Law. Smith lives in Norman, Oklahoma.


Nov 18th
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Book Signing with Mary Coley
Saturday, Nov. 23rd
10:00 AM – 12:00 PM

“Author Mary Coley deftly weaves Osage legend, Oklahoma Native American history, the distant memories of childhood, and family secrets to pull the reader into a haunting yet thrilling mystery.”

Book Synopsis:
When Jamie Aldrich was eleven years old, she and her siblings spent the summer with her great aunt Elizabeth. She doesn’t remember what happened during that visit, and she’s avoided Pawhuska, Oklahoma, ever since. But when Elizabeth calls her thirty years later, begging her to come, Jamie arrives to find her great aunt frail and agitated, inexplicably claiming that her entire life was a sham. Now Elizabeth lies in a coma after what looks like an attempt on her life. Although Jamie has no idea who would want to harm her aunt, it’s clear that the danger hasn’t passed. Threatening notes appear in the house. Jamie meets with several strange “accidents.” And the longer she stays, the more she feels like she can’t trust anyone in Pawhuska — not even Sam, the first man she’s had feelings for since her husband died. Will Jamie be able to discover the truth before both she and Elizabeth are silenced forever?

Biography from the author:
“If Nature has anything to do with it – I’m all over it! From the time I fell in love with my first dog, Rusty, animals had me hooked. And from the minute I could spend time outside by myself, I was outside. Nature and Animals were my first loves, and I have been blessed to enjoy a long career where I combined those two loves with my other loves – writing and books.

As a nonformal educator, I have taught many different environmental topics at universities and schools, as well as trained volunteers working at natural sites. As a curriculum developer, I have created materials for use in non-traditional education settings and for teacher training. The book, Environmentalism: How You Can Make a Difference, published through Capstone Press, winner of the Oklahoma Writers Federation Inc. 1999 award for Best Juvenile Book, is just one of those creations.”