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Genre: C:ADULT Non-Fiction

Born: 1936 in Winfield, Kansas


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Robert 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.

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Hartley 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.


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Awards

-- Award of Merit from Illinois State Historical Society in 1980 for ''Big Jim Thompson of Illinois'' Certificates of Excellence from the Illinois Historical Society in * 2007 for ''Death Underground