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Name:  Carol Felsenthal  

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Genre: Non-Fiction

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A native Chicagoan, Felsenthal was educated in the Chicago public schools, the University of Illinois at Urbana. Felsenthal still lives in Chicago, Illinois.

Biographical and Professional Information

Carol Felsenthal is a journalist who specializes in writing biographies and magazine profiles. Her in-depth magazine articles about numerous political figures have recieved wide acclaim. She is also the author of several highly praised biographies on such high-profile figures as Alice Roosevelt Longworth, S. I. Newhouse, Jr., and Katharine Graham. HBO is scheduled to produce a television adaptation of her biography of Katharine Graham, ''Power Priviledge and the Post: The Katharine Graham Story''. She is a Contributing Editor at Chicago magazine.In 2005 and 2006 Felsenthal taught ''Writing Profiles'' at the University of Chicago - a course that drew on her experience writing magazine profiles of people ranging from Ann Landers to Don Rumsfeld.


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