Lloyd Downs Lewis
Pen Name: None
Genres: Non-Fiction, History
Born: 1891 Chicago, Illinois
Deceased: 1941 in Chicago, Illinois
Photo Credit: Joe Newman
After 12 years as publicist for Balaban and Katz, Lewis in 1930 joined the Chicago Daily News as drama critic, becoming subsequently sports editor, managing editor, and a popular columnist.
Biographical and Professional Information
Lewis was an ardent Chicagoan and Midwesterner with a voracious interest in the Civil War. His friends included Carl Sandburg, Sherwood Anderson, Frank Lloyd Wright, Sinclair Lewis, and Adlai Stevenson. Chicago's Newberry Library was his second home; drawing on his personal contacts, he established the library's superb collection of modern (chiefly Midwestern) manuscripts.
- Sherman: Fighting Prophet , Harcourt Brace, 1932
- Captain Sam Grant, Little Brown and Company, 1950
- The Assassination of Lincoln: History and Myth , Mjf Books, 2000
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