Friends of Hal Bush

We have ended this fundraiser and are sending the proceeds to Hal's family.

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In late January of 2021, Hal Bush fell in his home and sustained injuries to his head.  He remains in a coma and is being supported by his wife Hiroko and many friends and family.

Hal is the author of many books and articles, including:

--Continuing Bonds with the Dead: Parental Grief and Nineteenth-Century American Authors. (University of Alabama Press, 2016)
--The Mark Twain -- Joseph H. Twichell Letters. Co-edited and co-written with Peter Messent. (University of Georgia Press 2017)
--Above the American Renaissance: Continuing the Legacy of David Reynolds. Co-edited and Introduction co-written with Brian Yothers. (University of Massachusetts Press, 2018)
--Lincoln in His Own Time. (University of Iowa Press, 2011)
--Mark Twain and the Spiritual Crisis of His Age. (University of Alabama Press, January 2007)
--American Declarations: Rebellion and Repentance in American Cultural History. (University of Illinois Press, 1999)

and a novel called The Hemingway Files (2017). 

More importantly, Hal is a dedicated teacher, good friend, and beloved member of many communities.

This fundraiser is to help Hal's wife Hiroko with the many expenses of caring for Hal as his brain heals.
    • $100 
    • 3 mos
  • Peter Messent 
    • $75 
    • 3 mos
  • Anonymous 
    • $1,000 
    • 3 mos
  • Dennis Eddings 
    • $250 
    • 3 mos
  • Holger Kersten 
    • $100 
    • 3 mos
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Organizer and beneficiary

Tracy Wuster 
Austin, TX
Hiroko Bush 
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