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Lloyd Downs Lewis

Born: 1891 Chicago, Illinois
Pen Name: None

Connection to Illinois: After 12 years as publicist for Balaban and Katz, Lewis in 1930 joined the Chicago Daily News as drama critic, becoming subsequently sports editor, managing editor, and a popular columnist.

Biography: Lewis was an ardent Chicagoan and Midwesterner with a voracious interest in the Civil War. His friends included Carl Sandburg, Sherwood Anderson, Frank Lloyd Wright, Sinclair Lewis, and Adlai Stevenson. Chicago's Newberry Library was his second home; drawing on his personal contacts, he established the library's superb collection of modern (chiefly Midwestern) manuscripts.


Primary Literary Genre(s): History; Non-Fiction

Primary Audience(s): Adult readers

Lloyd Downs Lewis on WorldCat :

Selected Titles

  Rejuvenile :
ISBN: 1299203019 OCLC: 842859674

Three Rivers, New York : 2006.

The assassination of Lincoln :
ISBN: 1567314090 OCLC: 47769538

MJF Books, New York " : [2000?]

This unique book, first published in the 1920's, was the first -- and remains perhaps the best -- telling of the tale of Lincoln's death and the events immediately following.

The assassination of Lincoln :
ISBN: 0803279493 OCLC: 29753294

University of Nebraska Press, Lincoln : ©1994.