Jonathan Eig

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General Information

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Name: Jonathan Eig

Pen Name: None

Genres: Non-Fiction

Born: 1964 in Brooklyn, New York



Illinois Connection

Eig has lived in Chicago since the early eighties.

Biographical and Professional Information

Jonathan Eig is the founder and editor-in-chief of, dedicated to delivering high-quality sports journalism. He is a former writer and editor for the Chicago Bureau of The Wall Street Journal and former executive editor of Chicago magazine. In addition to writing three books, Eig has taught writing at Columgia College in Chicago and lectures at Northwestern.

Published Works

  • Luckiest Man: The Life and Death of Lou Gehrig and Jake Eig, Simon & Schuster, 2006
  • Opening Day: The Story of Jackie Robinson's First Season, Simon & Schuster, 2008
  • Get Capone: The Secret Plot that Captured America's Most Wanted Gangster, Simon & Schuster, 2010

Titles at Your Library

Luckiest Man: The Life and Death of Lou Gehrig

ISBN: 0743268938
Release Date: 2006-04-03

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Get Capone: The Secret Plot That Captured America's Most Wanted Gangster

ISBN: 141658059X
Release Date: 2010-04-27

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Literary Awards

Speaking Engagements and Upcoming Appearances

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External Links

Jonathan Eig on WorldCat

Jonathan Eig on Facebook


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