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Illinois Center for the Book

Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Frank S. Joseph  

Pen Name: None


Audience: Adult;

Born: in Chicago, Illinois

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Illinois Connection

Joseph was born in and lived in Chicago.

Biographical and Professional Information

Frank Joseph cut his teeth as a writer at the famous training-ground City News Bureau of Chicago. He worked at The Associated Press, covering the Democratic National Convention street disorders, the Detroit riot, Dr. Martin Luther King's march into Cicero Illinois, and just about every ghetto uprising and incident of urban violence that defined the turbulent mid-'60s in Chicago. Joseph was an editor with ''The Washington Post'' during the Watergate years. In 1982, he founded Key Communications Group Inc., a specialized-information publishing company. He and his wife, Carol Jason, a sculptor and artist, met in Chicago and now live in Chevy Chase MD.

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Selected Titles At Your Library

To love mercy /
ISBN: 0974478539. OCLC Number: 66465456

Mid-Atlantic Highlands,. .

" ... confronts race and ethnicity in segregated Chicago in the late 1940s. The book follows two boys--one black, one white--lost in the city together and exploring with innocent enthusiasm while their families tear each other apart in fear. Racial tensions thread through the novel and personal choices are made with a shattering clarity against the pressures of the city"--Back cover.