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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  John Joseph O'Brien  

Pen Name: None

Genre: Non-Fiction Other

Audience: Adult;

Born: 1937 in Chicago, Illinois

-- John Joseph O'Brien on WorldCat --

Illinois Connection

John O'Brien lived his whole life in Illinois.

Biographical and Professional Information

Uncertain about what to do with his life after finishing junior college in 1959, John O'Brien answered a help-wanted ad for a newspaper reporter. In 2003 Mr. O'Brien was honored as one of the city's journalism greats by the Chicago Press Veterans Association, which named him Press Veteran of the Year.

Published Works Expand for more information

Titles At Your Library

Chicago Heist
ISBN: 089708053X

And Books. 1981

The true story of one of the nation's largest burglaries, with not one detail left out. As told by two top Chicago crime reporters, who actually covered the case.

Teresita the Voice from the Grave: The Incredible but True Story of How an Occult Vision Solved the Murder of Teresita Basa
ISBN: 0929387678

Bonus Books. 1992

Book by O'Brien, John, Baumann, Edward