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Individual Author Record

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Name:  Tim Steil  

Pen Name: None

Genre: Non-Fiction

Audience: Adult; Young Adult;


-- Tim Steil on WorldCat --

Illinois Connection

Mr. Steil is a television, radio, and print correspondent and has done work for the Chicago Tribune, the Daily Southtown Economist, and numerous national magazines. He currently lives in Chicago.

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Selected Titles At Your Library

Fantastic filling stations /
ISBN: 0760310645. OCLC Number: 49968065

MBI Pub.,. .

Cool and dark, filling stations invariably smelled of grease and strong coffee. An attendant whose name was embroidered on a patch above his shirt pocket greeted motorists who pulled up to 6the pumps barking the classic line, "Fill 'er up!" Around back, the restrooms were clean - but not too clean - and somewhere near the door was a soda machine full of glass bottles.

Highway 61 revisited :
ISBN: 0760314519. OCLC Number: 54365274

MBI Pub.,. .

The first chapter Act I:New Orleans to Tunica takes about 40 pages. The author tells his highlights from the route through New Orleans, Baton Rouge, and St. Francisville. The rest of the book follows the highway through Middle America to Pigeon River (which separates Minnesota from Ontario and flows under Highway 61).