John Theodore

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General Information

Name: John Theodore

Pen Name: None

Genre: Non-Fiction, History

Born: 1946 in Chicago, Illinois



Illinois Connection

Theodore was born and raised in Chicago, Illinois. He attended the University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign. He raised his family in suburban Hinsdale, Illinois and now resides in Chicago.

Biographical and Professional Information

Currently a freelance writer, native Chicagoan John Theodore has served as a reporter, writer, editor, and television and radio producer for United Press International, WGN and WGN-TV. He has also written two e-books, Shaping the Story: An Urban Novel. One City, One Year and Baseball...and Other Romantic Life Lessons.

Published Works

Evil Summer: Babe Leopold, Dickie Loeb, and the Kidnap-Murder of Bobby Franks, Southern Illinois University, 2007

Baseball's Natural: The Story of Eddie Waitkus, Southern Illinois University, 2002 - reprint by Bison Books in 2006

Titles for Purchase and at Your Library

Literary Awards

  • Booklist: One of the top 12 sports books of 2003, Baseball's Natural: The Story of Eddie Waitkus
  • Illinois State Historical Society award, Evil Summer: Babe Leopold, Dickie Loeb, and the Kidnap-Murder of Bobby Franks

Speaking Engagements and Upcoming Appearances

Speaking Engagement Availability: (No)

External Links

John Theodore on WorldCat

John Theodore on Amazon


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