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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Norman Bolotin  

Pen Name: None

Genre: Non-Fiction

Audience: Adult; Young Adult; Children;


-- Norman Bolotin on WorldCat --

Illinois Connection

Please Note: Since Mr. Bolotin has not lived in Illinois, the only books of his listed in the Illinois Authors Wiki are his books about Abraham Lincoln and the Civil War - Illinois subjects of of interest. Please see his webpage to learn more about his other books.

Biographical and Professional Information

Bolotin has written numerous books about the Civil War, Chicago's 1893 World's Columbian Exposition and the Klondike Gold Rush. As partners in The History Bank, he and his wife, Christine Laing, developed the award-winning Young Readers' History of the Civil War for Penguin/Scholastic. They currently are expanding their museum and publishing studies previously distributed and sponsored in part by the American Association of Museums, Association of American Publishers, Ingram Book Co. and the University of Chicago. He and his wife live in Woodinville, Washington.

Published Works

    For Home and Country: A Civil War Scrapbook, Scholastic, 1996Civil War A to Z: A Young Person's Guide to Over 100 People, Places, and Points of Importance, Dutton, 2002The World's Colombian Exposition: The Chicago World's Fair of 1893, University of Illinois Press, 2002Civil War Trivia, Blue Bike Books, 2011

Selected Titles At Your Library

For home and country :
ISBN: 059099736X. OCLC Number:

Scholastic,. New York :. 1996, ©1995.

Pictorial and written account of how soldiers and their families confronted victories and defeats during the Civil War.

Civil War A to Z :
ISBN: 0525462686. OCLC Number:

Dutton Children's Books,. New York :. ©2002.

Alphabetically arranged articles present over 100 people, places, and points of importance of the Civil War.

The World's Columbian Exposition :
ISBN: 025207081X. OCLC Number:

University of Illinois Press,. Urbana :. 2002.

"This exceptional chronicle takes readers on a visual tour of the glittering "white city" that emerged along the swampy south shore of Lake Michigan as a symbol of Chicago's rebirth and pride twenty-two years after the Great Fire"--Cover.

Civil War trivia /
ISBN: 1926700317. OCLC Number:

Blue Bike Books,. [Edmonton] :. c2011.

"The American Civil War has intrigued millions of readers for 150 years. But how much do we know about the real lives of Americans on the battlefields and in trenches and winter quarters when the soldiers had a respite from combat? Civil War Trivia looks inside the conflict to examine the many fascinating and heartrending stories about this great war"--Back cover.

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