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Individual Author Record

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Name:  William Ford Keefe  

Pen Name: William F. Keefe

Genre: Fiction Non-Fiction

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Keefe lived in Chicago.

Biographical and Professional Information

In 1941 and 1942, Keefe worked as a summer laborer in the Carnegie-Illinois Steel Corporation's South Works plant on Chicago's South Side while studying for a law degree. He was called to service with the U. S. Army in 1943 and served until 1954. Keefe worked as a free-lance writer in Spain and the United States after his military service. After returning to Chicago in 1961, he was an encyclopedia editor and communications consultant until 1967, when he found his own organization, Action Research Institute. At the Institute, he specialized in industrial consulting, writing and research. Mr. Keefe is a graduate of Loyola University in Chicago and has more than 25 books to his credit.


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The Male Element
ISBN: 1426924739

Trafford Publishing. 2010

Modern society, and in particular modern American society, survives, grows, and prospers on the mantra of progress. "Find a better way and don't look back"-that's the rubric that provides the driving power behind America's passion for advancement, invention, novelty. Well and good, say the thoughtfully inclined. But what of ethics, the branch of philosophy that asks us to judge whether human actions are right or wrong? Is anyone on the right side if ethics is not considered-in, say, performing an abortion? In the cloning of humans? In male "motherhood?" Such issues, plus others like artificial insemination and the embryonation of women, come to the point of open, violent conflict in William F. Keefe's novel The Male Element. Ethicist James Vandorn takes it upon himself to rid his peaceful community of what he considers crimes against nature. Those so-called crimes center on embryologist, Dr. Emlyn Brand's experiments with simians and then with volunteer human subjects. Brand's target: a "pregnant man."

Can the outcome be settled peaceably once each man decides that his cause is the valid one? Blood flows. A fetus is aborted by the violence that also leads to a protagonist's death.

Listen, Management!: Creative Listening for Better Management
ISBN: 0070334366

McGraw-Hill Inc.,US. 1971

Great book for research, study, or review!

Steel Summer: A Novel
ISBN: 1425116167

Trafford Publishing. 2007

A great read about the passions, sex-driven rivalries, and moral dangers that lurk inside mill walls in the smoke and grime of a World War II steel plant.

Records Guide for the Family
ISBN: 0894340352

J G Ferguson Publishing Compan. 1983