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Douglas Bukowski

Born: July 30, 1952 in Chicago, Illinois
Pen Name: None

Connection to Illinois: Bukowski was born in Chicago. He graduated from DePaul University with his B. A. and the University of Illinois at Chicago Circle with his M. A. and Ph. D. He currently resides in Berwyn, Illinois.

Biography: Bukowski has been a freelance writer since 1961 and was a visiting assistant professor of history at the University of Illinois at Chicago Circle.


Primary Audience(s): Adult readers

Douglas Bukowski on WorldCat :

Selected Titles

American history :
ISBN: 0312196679 OCLC: 41516242

Bedford/St. Martin's, Boston : ©1999.

Baseball palace of the world :
ISBN: 0925065455 OCLC: 24668327

Lyceum Books, Chicago, IL : ©1992.

Big Bill Thompson, Chicago, and the politics of image
ISBN: 0252066685 OCLC: 36649403

University of Illinois Press, Urbana : ©1998.

There are politics, politicians, and scandals, but only in Chicago can any combination of these spark the kind of fireworks they do. And no other American city has had a mayor like William Hale Big Bill Thompson, not in any of his political incarnations. A brilliant chameleon of a politician, Thompson could move from pro- to anti-prohibition, from opposing the Chicago Teachers Federation to opposing a superintendent hostile to it, from being anti-Catholic to winning, in huge numbers, the Catholic vote.

Navy Pier :
ISBN: 1566631394 OCLC: 34517362

Metropolitan Pier & Exposition Authority, Chicago : 1996.

Traces the origins and construction of Navy Pier and describes its "golden era" to 1940, its role in the World War II home front, its college campus years, and its rediscovery and redevelopment for recreational use from the 1970s to the present.

Navy Pier :
ISBN: 9781461730262 OCLC: 604661607

Metropolitan Pier & Exposition Authority, Chicago : 1996.

Pictures of home /
ISBN: 1566635918 OCLC: 54415929

Ivan R. Dee, Chicago : 2004.

"The photographs that were stored on a shelf in the bedroom closet where Douglas Bukowski grew up form the basis for this memoir, Pictures of Home. The pictures are a source and a measure. They show a family on the South Side of Chicago, where the children of immigrants fought to keep out the descendants of slaves. They show a boy from Hardscrabble who forever lived in the shadow of a fellow Irishman named Richard J. Daley. Each was born within a mile of the other; each received the baptismal name of Joseph; each drew a city paycheck as firefighter or mayor; and each died on the same date in December."