Individual Author Record
Name: David CowanPen Name: None Genre: Audience: Adult; Born: Chicago
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Illinois ConnectionBorn in and currently resides in Chicago.
Biographical and Professional InformationDavid Cowan was born in Chicago in 1963. He co-authored, with John Kuenster, the critically acclaimed book about the Our Lady of the Angels school fire, To Sleep With the Angels: The Story of a Fire (1996, Ivan R. Dee). The authors' investigative journalism for the book yielded answers to many lingering questions about the deadly elementary school tragedy and helped heal a Chicago community devastated by the loss of 92 children and three nuns.A U.S. Air Force veteran, former award-winning newspaper reporter, firefighters' union organizer, and longtime Chicago-area firefighter, Cowan holds degrees in journalism and political science from Southern Illinois University. Now an independent journalist, Mr. Cowan has written for major newspapers and maga¬zines and has appeared in numerous television documentaries about historic fires. He still resides in Chicago.
- Great Chicago Fires: Historic Blazes That Shaped a City (Illinois), Lake Claremont Press, 2001
- To Sleep With the Angels, Ivan R. Dee, 1996
Titles At Your Library
To Sleep with the Angels: The Story of a Fire
ISBN: 156663217X Ivan R. Dee. 1998 The story of one of the deadliest fires in American history that took the lives of ninety-two children and three nuns at a Catholic elementary school in Chicago. "An absorbing account. . .a tale of terror". -New York Times Book Review.
Great Chicago Fires: Historic Blazes That Shaped a City (Illinois)
ISBN: 1893121070 Lake Claremont Pr. 2001 Chronicles notable Chicago fires and their causes, consequences, and historical contexts, and follows the development of the city's firefighters from nineteenth-century citizen bucket brigades to the modern day, high-tech fire department.