Individual Author Record
Name: Raymond KochPen Name: Charles Raymond Genre: Fiction Non-Fiction Born: 1910
-- Raymond Koch on WorldCat -- http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=raymond++koch
-- Charles Raymond on WorldCat -- http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=charles++raymond
Illinois ConnectionKoch lived in Chicago for many years. He died while living in Roger's Park, Illinois in 1994.
Biographical and Professional InformationKoch was a self-employed carpenter, 1950-72. In the 1960's, he wrote children's books with his wife, Charlotte Koch, under joint pen name of Charles Raymond. In 1972 Koch and his wife also published an account of Commonwealth College entitled Educational Community.Koch was involved in various social causes throughout his life. During the late 1920s and 1930s he studied and taught at Commonwealth College in Mena, Arkansas, where impoverished students received an education in exchange for twenty hours of work per week. Koch later served as educational director for the electrical workers union in St. Louis, Missouri, and from 1950 to 1972 he worked as a carpenter.
- Educational Commune: Story of Commonwealth College , Schocken, 1972
- Enoch, Houghton, 1969
- Jud, Houghton, 1968
- The Trouble With Gus , Follett, 1968
- Up From Appalachia , Follett, 1966
- Written with his wife, Charlotte Koch, under the Pen Name of Charles Raymond:'
- Written with his wife, Charlotte Koch, under their given names:'
Titles At Your Library
Up from Appalachia
ISBN: B0006BPIF0 Follett Pub. Co. 1966 SYNOPSIS: "Life for the Cantrell family of Kentucky was a struggle against hunger, poor living conditions, and disappointment. But things began to change when Bart, the older son, returned home from his trucking job in Chicago, determined to establish his family in a place where they could find employment, a decent place to live, and better schooling for the children. Many things, both humorous and sad happened to the Cantrells as they struggled to adjust, to accept, and to be accepted."
The trouble with Gus
ISBN: B0006BTY5A Follett Pub. Co. 1968 Gus's world is dim when her best friend moves away, her father loses his job, and she views her neighborhood as a developing slum invaded by "foreign" minority groups. But her family's interest in the community center, her own effort to make friends, and her father's pleasure in his new job help her to find security and patience with the present
ISBN: B000OO5I2C Houghton Mifflin Company. 1968
ISBN: B0006CPCVY Houghton Mifflin. 1969
Educational Commune: The Story of Commonwealth College
ISBN: 0805234640 Schocken Books Inc. 1972 Book by Koch, Raymond, Koch, Charlotte