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Born: 1947 in Columbus, Ohio
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.
- 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
Release Date: 1993-12-15
All Summer Long
Release Date: 1995-07
To Our Children's Children: Preserving Family Histories for Generations to Come
Release Date: 1993-02-01
Rebound: The Odyssey of Michael Jordan
Release Date: 1996-05-01
Chevrolet Summers, Dairy Queen Nights
Release Date: 2001-03-20
50 Year Dash: The Feelings, Foibles, and Fears of Being Half a Century Old
Release Date: 1998-05-18
Once Upon a Town: The Miracle of the North Platte Canteen
Release Date: 2003-05-06
Fraternity: A Journey in Search of Five Presidents
Release Date: 2005-10-25
And You Know You Should Be Glad: A True Story of Lifelong Friendship
Release Date: 2007-05-01
Late Edition: A Love Story
Release Date: 2009-07-07
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.
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