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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Thomas J. O'Gorman  

Pen Name: None

Genre: Non-Fiction

Audience: Adult;


-- Thomas J. O'Gorman on WorldCat --

Illinois Connection

O'Gorman is a Chicago-based writer and historian.

Biographical and Professional Information

O'Gorman is a scholar-in-residence at the Newberry Library of Chicago, historian-in-residence of the Irish Fellowship Club of Chicago, a contributor to ''Town & Country'' magazine, a political speech writer at Chicago's City Hall, and former managing editor of ''World of Hibernia'' magazine.

Published Works

  • A history of the Irish Fellowship Club of Chicago, 1901-2001 , s.n, 2001
  • New Spaces from Salvage: Creating Perfect Interiors from Recovered Architecture , Barrons Educational Series, 2002
  • Architecture in Detail Chicago , PRC Publishing , 2003
  • Frank Lloyd Wright's Chicago , Thunder Bay Press , 2004
  • Strange But True: Chicago: Tales of the Windy City , Globe Pequot, 2005
  • End of Watch:Chicago Police Killed in the Line of Duty, 1853-2006'', Chicago's Neighborhoods, Inc., 2006

Selected Titles At Your Library

New spaces from salvage :
ISBN: 0764154079. OCLC Number:

Barron's,. Hauppauge, NY :. 2002.

An imaginative and chic way to decorate a living area-whether studio apartment, multi-room house on several acres of land, or anything in between-is by taking advantage of the resources of salvage yards. As this beautifully illustrated book demonstrates, architectural salvage yards overflow with bargain-priced fixtures, fittings, and decorative pieces that represent virtually every historical era. Stone pediments, mantel pieces, lighting sconces, garden gates, benches, doors, mirrors, columns, tiles, lintels, art glass, and even entire staircases can be purchased from salvage and put to use. Better yet, these items often go for only a fraction of what it costs to buy and install new and frequently far less beautiful, less durable objects. This volume's introduction shows how easy it is to find pieces to fit every budget. Next, the authors discuss the styles of various historical periods, and in color photos they show some of the effects these items can have in today's homes. Periods considered include Georgian, Regency, Victorian, Arts and Crafts, Art Nouveau, Art Deco, Edwardian, and Modern. The rest of the book looks at some interesting items readers can expect to find in salvage yards, and coaches them in developing a sharp eye for good pieces. Combining a running narrative with handsome, instructive photos, the authors describe projects in progress, from first conception to finished results. Here's a wonderful idea book for all who want to improve and beautify their living areas. 200 full-color photos and illustrations. -- Publisher description.

Chicago /
ISBN: 1856486680. OCLC Number:

PRC ;. London :. 2003.

Frank Lloyd Wright's Chicago /
ISBN: 1592231276. OCLC Number:

Thunder Bay Press,. San Diego, Calif. :. ©2004.

Strange but true Chicago :
ISBN: 0762736801. OCLC Number:

Insiders' Guide,. Guilford, Conn. :. 2005.

End of watch :
ISBN: 0978866339. OCLC Number:

Chicago's Books Press,. Chicago, Ill. :. ©2007.

Examines the remarkable sacrifice of 534 sworn officers of the Chicago Police Department. A detailed narrative of each officer and the circumstances involved in their deaths trace the heroic history of Chicago's finest.

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