Robert Greene

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General Information

Name: Robert Greene

Pen Name: None

Born: 1947 in Columbus, Ohio

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Illinois Connection

Bob Greene has lived in Illinois since graduating from Northwestern University in 1969. He worked for the Chicago Sun-Times and the Chicago Tribune until his retirement in 2002.

Biographical and Professional Information

Journalist, columnist, and writer. Chicago Sun-Times, Chicago, IL, reporter, 1969-71, columnist, 1971- 78; Chicago Tribune, Chicago, columnist, 1978- 2002. Field Newspaper Syndicate, Irvine, CA, syndicated columnist, 1976-81; Tribune Media Services, Orlando, FL, syndicated columnist, 1981-90; Nightline, American Broadcasting Companies, Inc. (ABC), contributing correspondent, 1981-90; National Public Radio, commentator. Contributing editor and columnist for Esquire, 1980- 90; columnist for Life, 1999-2000. Also served as fine arts lecturer, University of Chicago.

Published Works

  • Be True to Your School, A Diary of 1964, Atheneum, 1987
  • Homecoming, When the Soldiers Returned from Vietnam, Putnam, 1989
  • He Was a Midwestern Boy on His Own, Atheneum, 1991
  • Hang Time, Days and Dreams with Michael Jordan, Doubleday, 1992
  • All Summer Long, Doubleday, 1993
  • To Our Children`s Children, Preserving Family Histories for Generations to Come, Doubleday, 1993
  • Rebound, The Odyssey of Michael Jordan, Viking, 1995
  • Chevrolet Summers, Dairy Queen Nights, Viking, 1997
  • 50 Year Dash, Main Street Books, 1998
  • Duty, A Father, His Son, and the Man Who Won the War, W. Morrow, 2000
  • Once Upon a Town, The Miracle of the North Platte Canteen, Harper Collins, 2002
  • Fraternity: A Journey in Search of Five Presidents, Crown Publishing, 2005
  • And You Know You Should Be Glad: A True Story of Lifelong Friendship, HarperCollins, 2007
  • Late Edition: A Love Story, St. Martins Press, 2009

Titles for Purchase and at Your Library

Homecoming: When the Soldiers Returned from Vietnam. [Paperback] by GREENE, BOB:

Release Date: 1989

Hang Time: Days And Dreams With Michael Jordan

ISBN: 0312951930
Release Date: 1993-12-15

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All Summer Long

ISBN: 0312955081
Release Date: 1995-07

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To Our Children's Children: Preserving Family Histories for Generations to Come

ISBN: 0385467974
Release Date: 1993-02-01

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Rebound: The Odyssey of Michael Jordan

ISBN: 0451191579
Release Date: 1996-05-01

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Chevrolet Summers, Dairy Queen Nights

ISBN: 0060959665
Release Date: 2001-03-20

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50 Year Dash: The Feelings, Foibles, and Fears of Being Half a Century Old

ISBN: 0385493010
Release Date: 1998-05-18

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Once Upon a Town: The Miracle of the North Platte Canteen

ISBN: 9780060081973
Release Date: 2003-05-06

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Fraternity: A Journey in Search of Five Presidents

ISBN: 1400054656
Release Date: 2005-10-25

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And You Know You Should Be Glad: A True Story of Lifelong Friendship

ISBN: 0060881941
Release Date: 2007-05-01

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Late Edition: A Love Story

ISBN: 0312375301
Release Date: 2009-07-07

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Literary Awards

In 1975, Greene won the Associated Press'Best Newspaper Column in Illinois.

In 1977, Greene won the National Headliner Award for writing the previous year's best column.

In 1995, Greene was named Illinois Journalist of the Year. In the same year he was awarded the Peter Lisagor Award for Public Service Journalism for his reporting on courts failing children in need.

Speaking Engagements and Upcoming Appearances

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External Links

Robert Greene on WorldCat

Robert Greene on Amazon


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