Individual Author Record
Name: Lloyd Downs LewisPen Name: None Genre: C:ADULT History Non-Fiction Born: 1891 Chicago, Illinois Sites:
Illinois ConnectionAfter 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 InformationLewis 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