TNCC Faculty Member Publishes “Safe at Home: Baseball and Other Forms of Life”

Published: April 4, 2007

TNCC Faculty Member Publishes 'Safe at Home: Baseball and Other Forms of Life'

Thomas Nelson Community College English Professor, Dr. Victor Thompson has published a book, “Safe at Home: Baseball and Other Forms of Life in a Small New Jersey Town.” The book is a collection of essays and stories written over many years about his childhood hometown in Northern New Jersey. “I wanted to make sure that my memories of growing up in New Jersey during the Eisenhower times were kept for generations to come,” Thompson said. On Wednesday, April 11 at 1:00 p.m., Thompson is inviting the community to attend a presentation during which he will discuss excerpts from his book. The presentation will take place in the Espada Conference Center in Moore Hall on the College’s Hampton campus.

This book is the result of Thompson’s passion for baseball and his interest in sharing his life experiences growing up in New Jersey as a fan of the Brooklyn Dodgers during the Eisenhower times. One of the essays included in the book, “My Father’s Glove” received an award and was published in the Daily Press in 1988.

Thompson has published other books including “The Trumpets of Jericho,” a novel about Civil War musicians, “Eudora Welty: A Reference Guide” and numerous other essays and book reviews. He has been teaching English courses at Thomas Nelson Community College for 36 years. Thompson lives in Hampton, Virginia with his wife Sharon. The book is available for purchase online at

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