Cathy C. Post



Historian and biographer, Cathy C. Post first taught school before becoming a legal secretary for the District Attorney and Third Circuit Court of Appeal. When the Post family moved from Lake Charles, Louisiana, to Santa Fe, New Mexico, the McNeese graduate began her 20-year career at Los Alamos National Laboratory. After retirement, Post began to write books about notable Louisiana characters and historical events. Her goal is to write narrative nonfiction books – true stories that read like riveting suspense novels.





9 a.m. to 9:30 a.m.
Senate Committee Room E
Book Talk
Red Cagle: West Point’s Three-Time All-American

9:45 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.
Barnes & Noble Bookselling Tent
Book Signing


Red Cagle: West Point’s Three-Time All-American

Chris Cagle, nicknamed "Red" after Red Grange, was a football phenom in the 1920s. When Notre Dame's Knute Rockne gave his famous "win one for the Gipper" speech, he was talking about beating Cagle and West Point. This fascinating biography of the Louisiana native is a rousing tale of athletic competition, fateful young love, and an untimely, mysterious death, based on interviews with Cagle's few surviving relatives and hundreds of documents, newspapers articles, and archival film.


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