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Janice Petterchak

Born: in Springfield, Illinois
Pen Name: None

Connection to Illinois: Janice was born in Springfield and currently resides in Rochester, Illinois.

Biography: Janice specializes in researching and writing commissioned biographies and business histories. She is the author of ''Lone Scout'', a biography of WD Boyce, founder of the Boy Scouts of America and ''Out to Sea Again: A Naval Armed Guard in World War II''. She has also has authored or co-authored biographies of former Chicago Cubs broadcaster Jack Brickhouse, Andrew Mcnally III, chairman emeritus of Rand McNally and Nathan Cummings, founder of the Sara Lee Corporation. Janice received a B.S. in Political Studies and M.A. in American History, both from Sangamon State University (now the University of Illinois at Springfield) and has been the Assistant Executive Director of the Illinois State Historical Society, Coordinator of the Congress of Illinois Historical Societies and Museums, Associate Editor of the Illinois Historical Journal and Director of the Illinois State Historical Library (now the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library.). She also is a past president of the Sangamon County Historical Society.

  • Janice was honored at the 2004 Illinois Authors Book Fair sponsored by the Illinois Center for the Book and the Illinois State Library in Springfield, Illinois.

Primary Audience(s): Adult readers

Janice Petterchak on WorldCat :

Selected Titles

  From a Kansas farm to the engineering hall of fame :
ISBN: 0977789705 OCLC: 213812978

Legacy Press, Rochester, Ill. : ©2007.

Historic Illinois :
ISBN: 1893619494 OCLC: 62675766

Historical Publishing Network, San Antonio, Tex. : ©2005.

Lone Scout :
ISBN: 0965319873 OCLC: 52535275

Legacy Press, Rochester, Ill. : ©2003.

  Out to sea again :
ISBN: 0965319865 OCLC: 50562123

Legacy Press, Rochester, Ill. : ©2002.

Describes the WWII experiences of U.S. Naval Armed Guard recruit Harold H. Stukenberg.

  The soldier's general :
ISBN: 9780977789719 OCLC: 889459775

Presents a full-life biography of World War II general Omar Bradley, the last five-star General of the United States army.

  To share :
ISBN: 0965319849 OCLC: 47047495

Legacy Press, Rochester, IL : 2000.