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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Douglas Bukowski  

Pen Name: None


Audience: Adult;

Born: July 30, 1952 in Chicago, Illinois

-- Douglas Bukowski on WorldCat --

Illinois Connection

Bukowski was born in Chicago. He graduated from DePaul University with his B. A. and the University of Illinois at Chicago Circle with his M. A. and Ph. D. He currently resides in Berwyn, Illinois.

Biographical and Professional Information

Bukowski has been a freelance writer since 1961 and was a visiting assistant professor of history at the University of Illinois at Chicago Circle.

Published Works

    Baseball Palace of the World, The Last Year of Comisky Park, Lyceum Books, 1996Navy Pier, Ivan R. Dee, 1996Big Bill Thompson, Chicago, and the Politics of Image, University of Illinois Press, 1998Pictures of Home: A Memoir of Family and City, Ivan R. Dee, 2004American History, Doherty, Tom Associates, 1999

Selected Titles At Your Library

Baseball palace of the world :
ISBN: 0925065455. OCLC Number:

Lyceum Books,. Chicago, IL :. ©1992.

Navy Pier :
ISBN: 1566631394. OCLC Number:

Metropolitan Pier & Exposition Authority,. Chicago :. 1996.

Traces the origins and construction of Navy Pier and describes its "golden era" to 1940, its role in the World War II home front, its college campus years, and its rediscovery and redevelopment for recreational use from the 1970s to the present.

Big Bill Thompson, Chicago, and the politics of image /
ISBN: 025202365x. OCLC Number:

University of Illinois Press,. Urbana :. ©1998.

There are politics, politicians, and scandals, but only in Chicago can any combination of these spark the kind of fireworks they do. And no other American city has had a mayor like William Hale "Big Bill" Thompson, not in any of his political incarnations. A brilliant chameleon of a politician, Thompson could move from pro- to anti-prohibition, from opposing the Chicago Teachers Federation to opposing a superintendent hostile to it, from being anti-Catholic to winning, in huge numbers, the Catholic vote.

Pictures of home /
ISBN: 1566635918. OCLC Number:

Ivan R. Dee,. Chicago :. 2004.

"The photographs that were stored on a shelf in the bedroom closet where Douglas Bukowski grew up form the basis for this memoir, Pictures of Home. The pictures are a source and a measure. They show a family on the South Side of Chicago, where the children of immigrants fought to keep out the descendants of slaves. They show a boy from Hardscrabble who forever lived in the shadow of a fellow Irishman named Richard J. Daley. Each was born within a mile of the other; each received the baptismal name of Joseph; each drew a city paycheck as firefighter or mayor; and each died on the same date in December."

American history :
ISBN: 0312196679. OCLC Number:

Bedford/St. Martin's,. Boston :. ©1999.



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