Kenan Heise

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General Information

Name: Kenan Heise

Pen Name: None

Born: 1933 in Ferndale, Michigan

Website: N/A

Email: aleph@RIPCO.COM

Illinois Connection

Kenan Heise lived in Evanston, Illinois

Biographical and Professional Information

Kenan Heise is an award winning journalist, poet, and historian. He was a staff writer and reporter for the Chicago Tribune for thirty-four years. He was also proprietor of Chicago Historical Bookworks in Evanston from 1985 until he closed the store in 2002.

Published Works

  • They Speak For Themselves: Interviews With the Destitute of Chicago, Young Christian Workers, 1965
  • The Death of Christmas, Follett, 1971
  • Is There Only One Chicago, Westover, 1973
  • How to Survive in Chicago and Enjoy It, Crown, 1975
  • Journey of Silas P. Bigelow, College, 1981
  • Chicago, Center for Enterprise An Illustrated History, Windsor, 1982
  • Aunt Ella Stories, Academy Chicago Pub., 1985
  • Hands On Chicago, Bonus Books, 1987
  • Chaos, Creativity and Culture, A Sampling of Chicago in the 20th Century, Gibbs, Smith, 1988
  • The Chicagoization of American: 1893-1917, Chicago Historical BookWorks, 1989
  • Alphonse: A One Man Play Based on the Words of Al Capone, Chicago Historical BookWorks, 1989
  • Chicago Originals A Cast of The City`s Colorful Characters, Bonus Books, 1990
  • Resurrection Mary: A Ghost Story, Chicago Historical BookWorks, 1990
  • Renumbering of Chicago Residences, 1909: A Guide, Chicago Historical BookWorks, 1992
  • Clarence Darrow in Hell: A Play in Two Acts, Chicago Historical BookWorks, 1993
  • The Sandburg Shelf: A Bibliography and Annotated Price Guide to the Works of Carl Sandburg, Chicago Historical BookWorks, 1993
  • Tales from an Urban Wilderness, Chicago Historical BookWorks, 1994
  • Our Dinosaurs Are Dying: New American Poetry, Chicago Historical BookWorks, 1994
  • Chicago The Beautiful A City Reborn, Bonus Books, 2001
  • The Witch of Ferndale: And More Aunt Ella Stories, AuthorHouse, 2002
  • The Sin of Obedience, AuthorHouse, 2004
  • Challenging the Daley Machine: A Chicago Alderman's Memoir (Chicago Lives), AuthorHouse, 2004
  • Chicago Afternoons with Leon, AuthorHouse, 2007

Titles for Purchase and at Your Library

The death of Christmas: Interviews with survivors

ISBN: 0695802747
Release Date: 1971

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Chicago, center for enterprise: An illustrated history

ISBN: 0897810414
Release Date: 1982

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Aunt Ella Stories

ISBN: 0897331400
Release Date: 1985-07

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Hands on Chicago

ISBN: 0933893280
Release Date: 2003-12-24

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Chaos, Creativity, and Culture: An Anthology of Chicago in the Twentieth Century

ISBN: 0879050543
Release Date: 1998-06

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The Sandburg Shelf: A Bibliography and Annotated Price Guide to the Works of Carl Sandburg

ISBN: 0924772239
Release Date: 1993-07

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Our Dinosaurs Are Dying: New American Poetry

ISBN: 0924772263
Release Date: 1994-05

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The Witch of Ferndale: And More Aunt Ella Stories

ISBN: 1403335699
Release Date: 2002-12

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Chicago Afternoons with Leon: 99 1/2 Years Old and Looking Forward

ISBN: 1434347370
Release Date: 2007-11-02

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Literary Awards


Speaking Engagements and Upcoming Appearances

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External Links

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