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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  John Kuenster  

Pen Name: None


Audience: Adult;

Born: N/A

-- John Kuenster on WorldCat --

Illinois Connection

John Kuenster was a former staff writer and columnist with the Chicago Daily News, and still lives in a suburb of Chicago.

Biographical and Professional Information


Published Works

  • To Sleep with the Angels, Ivan R. Dee, 1996
  • Heartbreakers, Baseball`s Most Agonizing Defeats, Ivan R. Dee, 2002
  • At Home and Away: 33 Years of Baseball Essays, McFarland & Co. Publishing,2003
  • ''Rememberances of the Angels: 50th Anniversary of the Fire No One Can Forget, 2008

Selected Titles At Your Library

To sleep with the angels :
ISBN: 1566631025. OCLC Number:

Ivan R. Dee,. Chicago :. 1996.

Ninety-two children and three nuns died in a fire at a Catholic elementary school on Chicago's West Side in December 1958, and the authors interview survivors, investigate the possibility of arson, and relate the resulting changes in fire safety standards in American schools.

Heartbreakers :
ISBN: 1566634121. OCLC Number:

Ivan R Dee, Inc.,. Chicago :. 2002.

At home and away :
ISBN: 0786415592. OCLC Number:

McFarland & Co.,. Jefferson, N.C. :. ©2003.

"Over the course of his long career covering major league baseball, many players, managers, umpires, and games, as well as unexpected and humorous events on and off the field, have made lasting impressions on John Kuenster. Also included are some of Kuenster's columns about scouts and coaches, team executives, hitting, baseball in general, teams, ball parks, the World Series, humor, and Hall of Famers."--Jacket.

Remembrances of the Angels :
ISBN: 1566638003. OCLC Number:

Ivan R. Dee,. Chicago :. 2008.

On a terrible day in December 1958, one of the deadliest fires in American history took the lives of ninety-two children and three nuns at Our Lady of the Angels School in Chicago. On the fiftieth anniversary of the fire, Kuenster talks with children, parents, firemen, reports, clergy, nurses, policemen, school officials, and others who were in some way connected with the disaster.



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