Individual Author Record
Name: Owen HurdPen Name: None Genre: Non-Fiction Born: Sites:
Illinois ConnectionOwen Hurd lives in Chicago with his wife Geralyn and son Patrick.
Biographical and Professional InformationOwen Hurd is a writer and editor. He has 20 years of professional writing experience, working for business and nonprofit clients. Hurd has a master's degree in English from DePaul University (1993). He graduated from the University of Illinois-Urbana in 1987 with a major in political science and a minor in history. Hurd has worked for several book publishers in Chicago, including Loyola University Press and Bonus Books, where he was an acquisitions editor.
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Chicago History for Kids: Triumphs and Tragedies of the Windy City Includes 21 Activities (For Kids series)
ISBN: 1556526547 Chicago Review Press. 2007
From the Native Americans who lived in the Chicago area for thousands of years, to the first European explorers Marquette and Jolliet,to the 2005 Chicago White Sox World Series win, parents, teachers, and kids will love this comprehensive and exciting history of how Chicago became the third largest city in the U.S. Chicago’s spectacular and impressive history comes alive through activities such as building a model of the original Ferris Wheel, taking architectural walking tours of the first skyscrapers and Chicago’s oldest landmarks, and making a Chicago-style hotdog. Serving as both a guideto kids and their parentsand an engaging tool for teachers, this book details the first Chicagoan Jean Baptiste Point du Sable, the Fort Dearborn Massacre, the Great Chicago Fire of 1871, the building of the world’s first skyscraper, and the hosting of two World’s Fairs. In addition to uncovering Windy City treasures such as the birth of the vibrant jazz era of Louis Armstrong and the work of Chicago poets, novelists, and songwriters, kids will also learn about Chicago’s triumphant and tortured sports history.
After the Fact: The Surprising Fates of American History's Heroes, Villains, and Supporting Characters
ISBN: 0399537538 TarcherPerigee. 2012 “Where Are They Now?” meets History 101.
We’re all familiar with the seminal events and key players in our nation’s history. But what about the lives lived after the fact?
Picking up where traditional histories leave off, After the Fact uncovers the telling details of history’s most compelling subplots: