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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Geoffrey Edmund Fox  

Pen Name: None

Genre: Fiction

Audience: Adult;

Born: 1941 in Chicago, Illinois

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Illinois Connection

Geoffrey was born in Chicago and raised in LaGrange; since 2006 he has lived in Spain.

Biographical and Professional Information

Geoffrey was born in Chicago, graduated from Harvard in 1963 and then worked in Caracas, Venezuela as a community developer before earning my PhD in sociology from Northwestern University and taught in Latin America and the U.S.

Published Works Expand for more information

Titles At Your Library

Welcome to My Contri
ISBN: 0931642272

Lintel Pubns Co. 1989

The land and people of Argentina (Portraits of the nations)
ISBN: 0397323808

Lippincott. 1990

Introduces the history, geography, people, culture, government, and economy of Argentina.

The Land and People of Venezuela (Portraits of the Nations)
ISBN: 0060224762

Harpercollins Childrens Books. 1991

Introduces the history, geography, people, culture, government, and economy of Venezuela.

Hispanic Nation: Culture, Politics, and the Constructing of Identity
ISBN: 0816517991

University of Arizona Press. 1997

A new ethnic identity is being constructed in the United States: the Hispanic nation. Overcoming age-old racial, regional, and political differences, Americans of Mexican, Puerto Rican, Cuban, and other Spanish-language origins are beginning to imagine themselves as a single ethnic community-which by the turn of the century may become the United States' largest and most influential minority.

Gabriel Garcia Marquez's One Hundred Years of Solitude (Monarch notes)
ISBN: 0760710902

Barnes & Noble Books. 1998

In good condition. Clean.

A Gift for the Sultan
ISBN: 1451582021

CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform. 2010

In 1402, the Christian city of Constantinople is under attack by a Muslim army. With surrender in the wind, the spoils are to be the key to the city and the 14-year-old Princess Theodota. In the twists and turns of historical fact, Geoffrey Fox delivers A Gift for the Sultan, a dramatic, fact-based novel that probes the cultural and religious life of the early 15th century and the leaders-royals, military figures, and politicians-who engaged in a religious conflict to the death. Weaving into his story a cast of historical figures-Emperor Manuel II Palaiologos, his nephew Ioannes, the vezir Ali Pasha, Ottoman Sultan Bayezid, and Muslim khan Timur, among others-Fox entices readers into an era that shone a harsh light on a level of Christian-Muslim discord that changed the course of world history. Fox deftly writes of a complicated time, yet with such clarity that readers feel themselves in Constantinople and observing first-hand the unfolding drama.

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