For Immediate Release
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A book by Dr. Ray Gamache, assistant professor of journalism in the Mass Communication Department at King’s College, titled “Gareth Jones: Eyewitness to the Holodomor,” is being published by the Welsh Academic Press. The book will be available in the U.S. in August.
The book provides insight on Gareth Jones, now recognized as one of the first journalists to reveal the horror of the Holodomor, the Soviet government-induced famine in the early 1930s, which killed millions of Ukrainians.
Gamache will begin a European book launch at several June events, including the Arts Centre Cinema on the campus of the University of Wales, the Norwegian Church in Cardiff Bay, and the Shevchenko Library and Archive in London.
A noted historian on Jones, Gamache will be featured in an upcoming Welsh documentary about the journalist’s life as part of a series on Welsh journalists, which will be broadcast by the BBC in Wales.
Gamache received his doctorate from the University of Maryland-College Park, and his bachelor’s and master’s degree in English from West Virginia University. Prior to coming to King’s, he taught at liberal arts colleges in Minnesota and New Hampshire for more than 20 years. He began working in journalism for his hometown newspaper, the “Nashua Telegraph,” while in high school.
Gamache is the author of “A History of Sports Highlights: Replayed Plays from Edison to ESPN,” and “The Water Is Wide: Notre Dame College’s Journey, 1976-2000.” He also edited “Under the Bridge: Stories and Poems by Manchester’s Homeless” and “The Living Fire: Selected Poetry of Leo E. O’Neil, 1973-1997.”
He has published journal articles in “American Journalism,” the “Journal of Sports Media,” “Studies in Symbolic Interaction” and “West Virginia Philological Papers.” He is a member of the American Journalism Historians Association and the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication.
King’s College is a Catholic College sponsored by the Congregation of Holy Cross.
Dr. Ray Gamache