Jack Bales

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General Information

Name: Jack Bales

Pen Name: None

Genres: Non-Fiction


Website: http://jackbales.com

Email: jbales@umw.edu

Illinois Connection

Bales grew up in Aurora. He received a degree in English from Illinois College in Jacksonville, Illinois and a MS in Library Science at the University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign.

Biographical and Professional Information

After receiving his M.S. degree, Jack Bales worked at Eureka College’s library in Eureka, Illinois and at Illinois College. In 1980, he moved to Fredericksburg, Virginia to work at the University of Mary Washington's Simpson Library.

Bales is the author of a number of books and articles on Horatio Alger, Kenneth Roberts and Willie Morris. He has also spent time researching the history of the Chicago Cubs and has written articles on the team for Nine: A Journal of Baseball History and Culture.

Published Works

  • Kenneth Roberts: The Man and His Works, Scarecrow Press, 1989
  • Kenneth Roberts, Twayne Publishers, 1993
  • Esther Forbes: A Bio-Bibliography of the Author of Johnny Tremain, Scarecrow Press, 1997
  • Horatio Alger, Jr., Scarecrow Press, 1981
  • The Lost Life of Horatio Alger, Jr., Indiana University Press, 1992

Titles at Your Library

Literary Awards

Speaking Engagements and Upcoming Appearances

Speaking Engagement Availability: (Yes)

External Links

Jack Bales on WorldCat


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