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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Lloyd Downs Lewis  

Pen Name: None

Genre: History Non-Fiction

Audience: Adult;

Born: 1891 Chicago, Illinois

-- Lloyd Downs Lewis on WorldCat --

Illinois Connection

After 12 years as publicist for Balaban and Katz, Lewis in 1930 joined the Chicago Daily News as drama critic, becoming subsequently sports editor, managing editor, and a popular columnist.

Biographical and Professional Information

Lewis was an ardent Chicagoan and Midwesterner with a voracious interest in the Civil War. His friends included Carl Sandburg, Sherwood Anderson, Frank Lloyd Wright, Sinclair Lewis, and Adlai Stevenson. Chicago's Newberry Library was his second home; drawing on his personal contacts, he established the library's superb collection of modern (chiefly Midwestern) manuscripts.

Selected Titles At Your Library

Rejuvenile :
ISBN: 1299203019. OCLC Number: 842859674

Three Rivers,. .

The assassination of Lincoln :
ISBN: 0803279493. OCLC Number: 29753294

University of Nebraska Press,. .

The assassination of Lincoln :
ISBN: 1567314090. OCLC Number: 47769538

MJF Books,. .

This unique book, first published in the 1920's, was the first -- and remains perhaps the best -- telling of the tale of Lincoln's death and the events immediately following.