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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  R. Craig Sautter  

Pen Name: None

Genre: Non-Fiction

Born:


-- Website -- http://www.presidentialconventions.com/
-- R. Craig Sautter on WorldCat -- http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=r.+craig+sautter


Illinois Connection

The author lives in Chicago and teaches at DePaul.

Biographical and Professional Information

Sauter is a writer, author, educator and poet. He has taught courses in philosophy, politics, history, literature, and creative writing at DePaul University's School for New Learning, and has been presented with several teaching awards. He has written and produced many TV and radio ads and speeches and has appeared on radio and television as a political commentator. Sautter is a past president of the Society of Midland Authors and resides in Chicago.


Speaking Engagements

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26 martyrs for these latter perilous days /
ISBN: 0913204382. OCLC Number: 56477762

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Expresslanes through the inevitable city /
ISBN: 0913204269. OCLC Number: 23143951

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Inside the wigwam :
ISBN: 0829409114. OCLC Number: 34548853

Wild Onion Books,. .

A timely history of national conventions held in Chicago from the Civil War era to the latest 1996 convention at the United Center, Inside the Wigwam: Chicago Presidential Conventions 1860-1996 captures their drama, their behind-the-scenes intrigue and negotiations, and their local color. No American city has been the site of more national presidential nominating conventions than Chicago. Since Abraham Lincoln was nominated at the Wigwam in 1860, Chicago has hosted 25 national conventions. Authors R. Craig Sautter and Edward M. Burke describe the historical significance of each major convention and portray the often larger-than-life personalities who became - or wanted to become - president. The conventions reflected the often troubled times, from William Jennings Bryan's electrifying "cross of gold" speech in 1896 to the street violence that erupted in 1968 during the height of the Vietnam War. Sautter and Burke highlight the issues that confronted the country, transcending superficial campaign slogans and partisan speechmaking to discover what really happened on the convention floor and behind the smoke-filled rooms. Full of colorful anecdotes, the book also contains photographs of both candidates and nominees, "Facts-at-a-Glance" boxes highlighting important convention details, key political issues of each convention, statistics, and trivia. Engrossing and thoughtful, Inside the Wigwam is a book for and about our times, an exciting examination of the often raucous political tugs-of-war that determined the fate of the nation.

New York presidential conventions :
ISBN: 0913204404. OCLC Number: 56568683

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Philadelphia presidential conventions /
ISBN: 0913204374. OCLC Number: 43793818

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"Philadelphia Presidential Conventions is a panoramic excursion through the half-hidden history of Presidential nominating conventions held in Philadelphia, America's original convention city, by the nation's leading political parties over the past century-and-a-half."--Jacket.

Smart schools, smart kids :
ISBN: 0671792121. OCLC Number: 26777215

Simon & Schuster,. .

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The wicked city :
ISBN: 0306808218. OCLC Number: 37457928

Da Capo Press,. .

Traces Chicago's history of vice, crime, capitalism, and corruption from colonial times through the Roaring Twenties, describing the exploits of the city's most powerful criminals.

Wicked city Chicago :
ISBN: 0913204315. OCLC Number: 30419509

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