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Name:  Robert Cromie  

Pen Name: None


Born: February 28, 1909 in Detroit, Michigan

Died: May 22, 1999 in Grayslake, Illinois

-- Robert Cromie on WorldCat --

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Titles At Your Library

The Little People
ISBN: 0896960242

Everest House. 1980

A look at the world of midgets combines rare photographs with the stories of famous and lesser-known but equally fascinating midgets, shedding light on the poignant adjustments that they have been forced to make

A Short History of Chicago
ISBN: 0938530283

Don't Call It Frisco Pr. 1984

Paperback book

Chicago: A Celebration
ISBN: 0528834142

Rand McNally. 1990

This revised edition of Rand McNally's Chicago (1980), with about one-third of the 150 color photographs new, adds more humanity to the city, encompassing the people as well as the renowned vistas. The text is by Chicago journalist, author and TV personality Robert Cromie. 10<1/2>x13<1/2>". Annotation copyright Book News, Inc. Portland, Or.

Dillinger: A Short and Violent Life
ISBN: 0924772069

Kenan Heise. 1990

A detailed account of the story of John Dillinger--his origins, early career and rapid rise to notoriety as public enemy number one.

Illinois Trivia (Trivia Fun)
ISBN: 1558531629

Rutledge Hill Pr. 1992

Illinois Trivia is the who, what, when, where, and how book of the great state of Illinois. Filled with interesting questions and answers about well-known and not-so-well-known facts of this colorful, historic state, Illinois Trivia will provide hours of entertainment and education. designed for use in a wide variety of settings?home, office, school, parties?it focuses on the history, culture, people, and places of the fascinating state of Illinois. Illinois Trivia is readily adaptable for use with trivia format games.

The Great Chicago Fire (Illinois)
ISBN: 155853265X

Rutledge Hill Pr. 1994

One of the best narrative histories ever written about the devastating fire has been reprinted in this oversized, illustrated edition. Over 150 photos and illustrations.


Cromie received an Emmy Award from the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences and the Peabody Award for the ''Book Beat'' television program.

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