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Name:Pen Name: None Genre: C:ADULT Non-Fiction Born: 1936 in Winfield, Kansas
Illinois ConnectionRobert was a journalist and group editor of the former Lidsey-Schaub newspapers in Illinois, which included papers in Decatur, Carbondale, East St. Louis, Edwardsville and Champaign-Urbana.
Biographical and Professional InformationHartley was a journalist and group editor of the former Lidsey-Schaub newspapers in Illinois. He has written books on Illinois history and politics, including books on Illinois politicians Paul Powell and Paul Simon. His book ''Lewis & Clark in the Illinois Coutnry: The Little-Told Story'' focuses on the prelude to the historic expedition, from the American Revolution to 1803, and the crucial six months in the winter of 1803-04 that the exploreres spent in the Illinois country, recruiting and gathering supplies and infomration. The expeditiion began more than 200 years ago with the creation of a camp near what is now known as Wood River in Madison County.
* ''Charles H. Percy: A Political Perspective'', Rand McNally, 1975 *''An Uncertain Tradition, U.S. Senators from Illinois, 1818-2003'', Southern Illinois University Press, 2003 - written with David Kenney *''Battleground 1948: Truman, Stevenson, Douglas, and the Most Surprising Election in Illinois History'', Southern Illinois University Press, 2013 *''Big Jim Thompson of Illinois'', Rand McNally, 1979 *''Death Underground: The Centralia and West Frankfort Mine Disaster,'' Southern Illinois University Press, 2006 - written with David Kenny *''Lewis & Clark in the Illinois Country: The Little Told Story'', Xlibris Corporation, 2002 *''Paul Powell of Illinois, A Lifelong Democrat'', Southern Illinois University Press, 1999 *''Paul Simon: The Political Journey of an Illinois Original'', Southern Illinois University Press, 2009 *''Saving Yellowstone'', Xlibris Corporation, 2007 *''The Dealmakers of Downstate Illinois: Paul Powell, Clyde L. Choate, John H. Stelle'', Southern Illinois University Press, 2016 *''The Heroic and the Notorious: U.S. Senators from Illinois'', Southern Illinois Universtity Press, 2012 - written with David Kenney