John Y. Simon

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General Information

Name: John Y. Simon

Pen Name: None

Born: 1933 in Highland Park, Illinois

Died: 2008 in Carbondale, Illinois

Illinois Connection

John taught at the University of Illinois for 44 years.

Biographical and Professional Information

John was on the history faculty of Southern Illinois University Carbondale, for 44 years. Simon had MA and PhD history degrees from Harvard University. He received the Lincoln Prize Special Achievement Award in 2004 from the Civil War Institute at Gettysburg College for his then-24, later 31 volume Grant series.

Published Works

  • Ulysses S. Grant, Essays and Documents, Southern Illinois University Press, 1981
  • Lincoln and Grant, Lincoln Fellowship of Wisconsin, 1984
  • The Era of the Civil War 1848-1870, University of Illinois Press, 1987
  • The Continuing Civil War, Essays in Honor of the Civil War Round Table of Chicago, Morningside, 1992
  • Lincoln`s Generals, Oxford University Press, 1994
  • Grant and Halleck, Contrasts in Command, Marquette University Press, 1996
  • New Perspectives on the Civil War, Myths and Realities of the National Conflict, Madison House, 1998
  • The Lincoln Forum, Abraham Lincoln, Gettysburg, and the Civil War, Savas Pub. Co., 1999

Titles for Purchase and at Your Library

The Era of Civil War, 1848-1870 (Sesquicentennial History)

ISBN: 0252013395
Release Date: 1987-06-01

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Lincoln's Generals (Gettysburg Civil War Institute Books)

ISBN: 0195101103
Release Date: 1995-10-12

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Grant and Halleck: Contrasts in Command (Frank L. Klement Lectures)

ISBN: 0874623294
Release Date: 1996-06

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The Lincoln Forum: Abraham Lincoln Gettysburg, and the Civil War

ISBN: 1882810376
Release Date: 1999-04-21

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Literary Awards


External Links

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