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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Leslie Goddard  

Pen Name: None

Genre: Non-Fiction

Audience: Adult; Young Adult;

Born: 1969 in LaGrange, Illinois


-- Website -- http://www.lesliegoddard.info
-- Leslie Goddard on WorldCat -- http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=leslie+goddard


Illinois Connection

Leslie was born, raised and still resides in Illinois.

Biographical and Professional Information

Trained as a historian, Leslie Goddard earned a Ph.D. from Northwestern University, specializing in U.S. cultural history, American studies, and women's history. She also holds both a bachelor's and a master's degree in theater and has been working in the field of museum education and interpretation for nearly ten years. Her programs combine her experience as a teacher and actor with her background as a historian and researcher.


Published Works Expand for more information


Titles At Your Library

Remembering Marshall Field's (Images of America)
ISBN: 0738583685

Arcadia Publishing. 2011

For more than 150 years, Marshall Field’s reigned as Chicago’s leading department store, celebrated for its exceptional service, spectacular window displays, and fashionable merchandise. Few shoppers recalled its origins as a small dry goods business opened in 1852 by a New York Quaker named Potter Palmer. That store, eventually renamed Marshall Field and Company, weathered economic downturns, spectacular fires, and fierce competition to become a world-class retailer and merchandise powerhouse. Marshall Field sent buyers to Europe for the latest fashions, insisted on courteous service, and immortalized the phrase “give the lady what she wants.” The store prided itself on its dazzling Tiffany mosaic dome, Walnut Room restaurant, bronze clocks, and a string of firsts including the first bridal registry and first book signing.

Chicago's Sweet Candy History (Images of America)
ISBN: 0738593826

Arcadia Publishing. 2012

Baby Ruth, Milk Duds, Juicy Fruit, Cracker Jack, Milky Way, Tootsie Roll, Lemonheads―whatever your favorite candy may be, chances are it came from Chicago. For much of its history, the city churned out an astonishing one third of all candy produced in the United States. Some of the biggest names in the industry were based in Chicago: Curtiss, Brach, Tootsie Roll, Leaf, Wrigley, and Mars. Along with these giants were smaller, family-based companies with devoted followings, such as fundraising specialist World’s Finest Chocolate and the Ferrara Pan Candy Company, maker of Red Hots and Jaw Breakers. At its peak, the Chicago candy industry boasted more than 100 companies employing some 25,000 Chicagoans. This fascinating photographic history travels through more than 150 years of the candy trade and explores its role in the growth and development of the city. Packed with vintage images of stores, factories, and advertisements, this mouth-watering book reveals how Chicago candy makers created strong bonds between people and their favorite treats.


Availability for Public Speaking

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Contact leslie at [mailto:L-goddard@att.net L-goddard@att.net].