Anne R. Keene’s work has appeared in The New York Times, The Dallas Morning News, and The Raleigh News & Observer, and she has collaborated with HISTORY and National Geographic Books to retell stories about presidential military service and rare events that occurred during the Civil War.

Her nonfiction book, The Cloudbuster Nine: The Untold Story of Ted Williams and the Baseball Team That Helped Win WWII, was a finalist for the Casey Award for the “Best Baseball Book of 2018.” This narrative work prompted Keene to interview the last surviving Major League Baseball veterans from the Second World War to capture their memories of legendary players like Jackie Robinson and events that transformed professional baseball like the introduction of night games, jet travel, and televised baseball.

Keene lives in Austin, Texas. She is a graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Journalism. Her website is: To follow her journey through history on Facebook visit @AnneRKeeneAuthor/.

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