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All posts tagged Kathleen Chambers

Happy Launch Day, Mrs. Oswald Chambers

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Forgive me, but I must say, “Happy launch day, Mrs. Oswald Chambers!” After four years of research and two years of writing, countless blog posts, discussions, and amazing serendipities, the book finally arrives. We’re celebrating and I hope you’ll join us. (Many of my loved ones are rejoicing I may finally move on to a […]

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An (Imagined) Biddy Chambers Interview (Part 2)

I’d love to conduct a Biddy Chambers interview. I have so many questions. I’m just not sure she’d answer them. (See part 1 of this Chambers interview fantasy here). Take, for example, why she went to Egypt. Traveling to Egypt MU: What were you thinking? BC: “I was no different than any other woman serious […]

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Kathleen Chambers, Memories and Me

Kathleen Chambers, memories, genealogy, Oswald Chambers, Biddy Chambers, David McCasland, Abandoned to God, research libraries, transcripts, interview

As one of my primary sources, Kathleen Chambers’ memories were vital to the writing of Mrs. Oswald Chambers. Interviewed in 1991 by Oswald Chambers biographer David McCasland, Kathleen told wide-ranging stories of her parents and her life. She was nearly 78 years-old when she talked with McCasland. Her father had been dead for 73 years; her […]

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Whatever Happened to Kathleen Chambers?

Kathleen Chambers, Oswald Chambers, Mrs. Oswald Chambers, Zeitoun, Oswald Chambers' daughter, Was Oswald Chambers' daughter a Christian?

Kathleen Chambers, Oswald and Biddy’s only child, is the subject of many searches on Google. Of course I know what happened to her. It’s all in my book, Mrs. Oswald Chambers, published in October 2017. The little girl who spent crucial years in a WWI camp served as a major source I turned to frequently […]

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Privacy and the Biographer

Privacy, Biddy Chambers, Oswald Chambers, biographer concerns, Kathleen Chambers, what to reveal and not to reveal in a biography, emotion

How does a biographer deal with privacy issues? As in, what if you stumble on something intimate, do you share or do you shield? Or perhaps, side-step? What would you do if you found a comment like this by your subject’s only child: “She was always very hesitant, you see, I mean a lot of […]

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