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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Andrew Santella  

Pen Name: None

Genre: Non-Fiction

Audience: Children;

Born: in Chicago, Illinois

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Illinois Connection

Born and raised in Chicago, he graduated from Loyola University. He now lives about 50 miles outside Chicago with his wife and son.

Biographical and Professional Information

Andrew Santella is an independent writer and editor. His work appears frequently in GQ and the New York Times Book Review. He has also written for Slate, Details, the New York Times Magazine, the Chicago Reader, Commonweal, Chicago Magazine, Notre Dame Magazine, Christian Science Monitor, Nickelodeon and the Chicago Sun-Times. He is the author of about sixty nonfiction books for kids, most on topics in American history. He is also managing editor of Elmhurst College’s Prospect Magazine.

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Air Force One /
ISBN: 0761319263. OCLC Number: 48857962

Millbrook Press,. .

It is a technological wonder, equipped with advanced communications systems and top-secret, high-tech defenses. But what makes Air Force One truly special is the passenger the plane is designed to carry - the president of the United States. Since the first secret presidential flight of Franklin Delano Roosevelt in 1943, air travel has played an important role in the story of the American presidency. Step aboard Air Force One for a rare behind-the-scenes look at the workings of the president's plane, and take a tour of some of the most remarkable moments in the history of Air Force One.

Building the New York subway
ISBN: 9780531211014. OCLC Number: 64427462

Children's Press,. .

A history of how New York City's famous subway was constructed.

Daniel Boone and the Cumberland Gap
ISBN: 9780531186879. OCLC Number: 49031875

Children's Press,. .

A biography of Daniel Boone, focusing on his efforts as a pioneer and trailblazer during America's westward expansion.

Henry Hudson /
ISBN: 0531165779. OCLC Number: 45100698

Franklin Watts,. .

Henry Hudson searched for a northern passage to Asia in the early 1600s. On several expeditions, he explored the waters of the Arctic and Atlantic Oceans. Although he failed to find this passageway, he discovered the river and the bay that now bear his name.

Illinois history
ISBN: 9781432902681. OCLC Number: 190843603

Heinemann Library,. .

Contains many fascinating and historical facts that tell the story of Illinois.

Jacques Cartier /
ISBN: 1588105946. OCLC Number: 47443729

Heinemann Library,. .

Presents an account of Cartier's life and explorations and examines their impact on history and the world.

James Monroe :
ISBN: 0516242008. OCLC Number: 50041179

Children's Press,. .

The life and long political career of the fifth president of the United States, whose Monroe Doctrine proclaimed opposition to further European control in the western hemisphere.

ISBN: 9780531248850. OCLC Number: 855491793

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Describes the history, geography, ecology, people, economy, cities, and sights of the state of Kentucky, and includes ideas for classroom assignments.

Lewis and clark.
ISBN: 0531165787. OCLC Number: 795385737

Franklin Watts,. .

Sieur de LaSalle /
ISBN: 1588105989. OCLC Number: 47443734

Heinemann Library,. .

Presents an account of LaSalle's life and explorations and examines their impact on history and the world.

The flag
ISBN: 9781429691925. OCLC Number: 774867560

Capstone Press,. .