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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Kenan Heise  

Pen Name: None


Audience: Adult;

Born: 1933 in Ferndale, Michigan

-- Kenan Heise on WorldCat --

E-Mail: -- aleph@RIPCO.COM

Illinois Connection

Kenan Heise lived in Evanston, Illinois

Biographical and Professional Information

Kenan Heise is an award winning journalist, poet, and historian. He was a staff writer and reporter for the Chicago Tribune for thirty-four years. He was also proprietor of ''Chicago Historical Bookworks'' in Evanston from 1985 until he closed the store in 2002.

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Selected Titles At Your Library

Alphonse :
ISBN: 092477200X. OCLC Number: 20878762

Chicago Historical Bookworks,. .

Aunt Ella stories /
ISBN: 0897331400. OCLC Number: 12353494

Academy Chicago,. .

Chaos, creativity, and culture :
ISBN: 0879050543. OCLC Number: 37755249

Gibbs Smith Publisher,. .

In this groundbreaking anthology, award-winning author Kenan Heise profiles the remarkable contributions of the many creative people, born out of 20th-century Chicago's chaos. Among those profiled are Frank Lloyd Wright, Upton Sinclair, Edna Ferber, Studs Terkel, Louis Armstrong, Lorraine Hansberry, Carl Sandburg, and Edgar Rice Burroughs. 100 photos.

Chicago afternoons with Leon :
ISBN: 9781434347374. OCLC Number: 190867462

AuthorHouse,. .

Chicago originals :
ISBN: 1566250331. OCLC Number: 32051845

Bonus Books,. .

Examines various influential or notable figures from Chicago's history, including athletes, politicians, gangsters, artists, and more, organized by decade from the 1830s through the 1990s.

Chicago the beautiful :
ISBN: 1566251648. OCLC Number: 48446255

Bonus Books,. .

Chicago, center for enterprise :
ISBN: 0897810414. OCLC Number: 8785877

Windsor Publications,. .

Clarence Darrow in hell :
ISBN: 0924772204. OCLC Number: 28917272

Chicago Historical Bookworks,. .

Dan Heise is an ETHS alumnus, class of 1986.

Hands on Chicago /
ISBN: 0933893280. OCLC Number: 15496892

Bonus Books,. .

Provides brief entries about Chicago history, characters, architecture, and places; also serves as a guide book.

How to survive in Chicago and enjoy it /
ISBN: 0517517787. OCLC Number: 1103349

Barre Pub. :. .

Is there only one Chicago?
ISBN: 0878580344. OCLC Number: 636517

Westover Pub. Co.. .

Our dinosaurs are dying :
ISBN: 0924772263. OCLC Number: 31443348

Chicago Historical Bookworks,. .

Resurrection Mary :
ISBN: 0924772093. OCLC Number: 23246386

Chicago Historical Bookworks,. .

Tales from an urban wilderness /
ISBN: 0924772255. OCLC Number: 31213395

Chicago Historical Bookworks,. .

The Chicagoization of America, 1893-1917 /
ISBN: 0924772018. OCLC Number: 21234033

Chicago Historical Bookworks,. .

The death of Christmas :
ISBN: 0695802747. OCLC Number: 6511367

[Follett Pub. Co.],. .

The journey of Silas P. Bigelow /
ISBN: 0938728008. OCLC Number: 7472319

Collage,. .

The Sandburg shelf :
ISBN: 0924772239. OCLC Number: 28886956

Chicago Historical Bookworks,. .