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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Leonard Dubkin  

Pen Name: None

Genre: C:ADULT Non-Fiction

Born: 1905 in Chicago, Illinois

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Dubkin lived and worked in the Chicago area all of his life. There is a small quarter acre park located along Ashland Avenue in the Rogers Park neighborhood of Chicago named after him.

Biographical and Professional Information

Leonard Dubkin was an urban naturalist and Chicago writer who immersed himself in Chicago’s natural history. He wrote several books on nature in the city, wrote a widely read nature column for Lerner Newspapers in Chicago for many years, and published frequently in major national newspapers Chicago Tribune and New York Times.


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