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Genre: C:ADULT C:YOUNG ADULT History Non-Fiction

Born: Chicago, IL 1962



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Holmes wrote the biography of Dr. David A.Johnston who was raised in Oak Lawn, IL,attended University of Illinois, and fillowed his dream of becoming a volcanologist, only to die in the 1980 eruption of Mount St. Helens. The book is rich in history of a generation of young men who dealt with anxities of the cold war and the violence of the 1960s social movements and the Vietnam war. Holmes also has written a pictorial history of Manteno, IL; the site of a large mental institution as well as the backdrop for Elizabeth Packard's fight for married women's property rights in the mid to late 1800s.

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-- ''The Female Assumption'', *Global Media Award 2014