Leonard Dubkin

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General Information

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Name: Leonard Dubkin

Pen Name: None

Genres: Non-Fiction, Other;

Born: 1905 in Chicago, Illinois

Deceased: 1972 in Chicago, Illinois

Illinois Connection

Leonard lived and worked in the Chicagoland area all of his life.

Biographical and Professional Information

Dubkin was an urban naturalist and Chicago writer who immersed himself in Chicago’s natural history. He wrote several books on nature in the city, wrote a widely read nature column for Lerner Newspapers in Chicago for many years, and published frequently in major national newspapers Chicago Tribune and New York Times. There is a small quarter acre park located along Ashland Avenue in the Rogers Park neighborhood of Chicago named after him.

Published Works

  • The Murmer of Wings, McGraw Hill, 1944
  • Enchanted Streets, Little, Brown and Company, 1947
  • The White Lady: The Delightful History of a Rare Albino Bat, G. P. Putnam's Son, 1952
  • Wolf Point: An Adventure in History, G. P. Putnam's Son, 1953
  • The Natural History of a Yard, H. Regnery Co., 1955
  • My Secret Places: One Man's Love Affair With Nature in the City, David McKay Co., 1972

Titles for Purchase and at Your Library

Enchanted streets;: The unlikely adventures of an urban nature lover

Release Date: 1947


ASIN: B0013AK9P2
Release Date: 1944

Wolf Point: An Adventure in History

Release Date: 1953

The natural history of a yard

Release Date: 1955

Literary Awards

External Links

Leonard Dubkin on WorldCat

Leonard Dubkin on Amazon


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