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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


-- Website -- http://geoffreyfox.com
-- Geoffrey Edmund Fox on WorldCat -- http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=geoffrey+edmund+fox


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.


Selected Titles At Your Library

The land and people of Argentina /
ISBN: 0397323808. OCLC Number:

Lippincott,. New York :. ©1990.

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

The land and people of Venezuela /
ISBN: 0060224762. OCLC Number:

HarperCollins,. New York, NY :. ©1991.

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

Hispanic nation :
ISBN: 0816517991. OCLC Number:

University of Arizona Press,. Tucson [Ariz.] :. 1997.

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.

Gabriel García Márquez's One hundred years of solitude /
ISBN: 0760710902. OCLC Number:

Barnes & Noble Books,. New York :. 1998.

A gift for the Sultan /
ISBN: 1451582021. OCLC Number:

Torre del Rayo,. [Place of publication not identified] :. 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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