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Genre: C:CHILDREN Non-Fiction



Illinois Connection

McBriarty is a resident of Chicago.

Biographical and Professional Information

McBriarty is a writer and creative producer based in Chicago. His first book was the three-time, award-winning history ''Chicago River Bridges'', which has been praised as entertaining, interesting, and accessible to most anyone interested in Chicago or Chicago history. It was the basis for the PBS documentary ''Chicago Drawbridges'', which he co-produced with filmmaker Stephen Hatch and was broadcast on Chicago and Milwaukee Public Television.

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-- '''''Drawbridges Open and Close''''' -- *ILLINOIS READS Book Selection, Illinois Reading Council, 2017