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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Georgie Anne Geyer  

Pen Name: None

Genre: Non-Fiction

Audience: Adult;

Born: 1935 in Chicago


-- Georgie Anne Geyer on WorldCat -- http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=georgie++anne+geyer


Illinois Connection

Born and raised in Chicago Georgie graduated from the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University in 1956.

Biographical and Professional Information

Georgie Anne Geyer is a journalist and columnist for the Universal Press Syndicate. Her columns focus on foreign affairs issues and appear in approximately 120 newspapers in North and South America. She is the author of several books, including a biography of Fidel Castro. Her first job was with the Chicago Southtown Economist.Geyer has more than 21 honorary degrees, including three from Northwestern alone. Geyer was recently inducted into the Gridiron Club, the Chicago Journalism Hall of Fame, and the Society of Professional Journalists.


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Selected Titles At Your Library

Americans no more /
ISBN: 0871136503. OCLC Number: 34513804

Atlantic Monthly Press,. .

Citizenship in the United States has changed drastically and for the worse. Our desire to acknowledge diversity has evolved into a willingness to value it over the shared goals and vision of the American people, which in turn has led to what Georgie Anne Geyer, a prominent syndicated columnist and one of our first woman foreign correspondents, terms the Balkanization of America. Anchoring her points with exhaustive research, interviews, and the testimony of people on both sides of currently explosive issues, Geyer shows us a nation in turmoil over illegal immigration, non-citizen voting, and bilingualism - and in so doing, she shows us a nation that has become more concerned with individual rights and individual identity than with the common good.

Americans No More.
ISBN: 9781891053450. OCLC Number: 749264978

Garrett County Press,. .

Veteran political columnist Georgie Anne Geyer explores, through exhaustive research and interviews, the controversy over illegal immigration and bilingualism.

Buying the night flight :
ISBN: 0226289915. OCLC Number: 45621675

University of Chicago Press,. .

"In Buying the Night Flight Georgie Anne Geyer, one of the first American women to cover wars abroad, tells of her thrilling rise from cub reporter to foreign correspondent as she made her way into the male-dominated world of journalism. Born from thirty years of reporting experience, Geyer transports the reader to Guatemala, Cuba, Egypt, Russia, and Cambodia, recounting the history and politics, adventure and exhaustion of the times with political insight, humor, and passion. Told with dead-on honesty, this book vividly captures the triumphs of a determined and talented young reporter."--Jacket.

Guerrilla prince :
ISBN: 0316308935. OCLC Number: 22310244

Little, Brown,. .

Presents the untold story of Castro based on hundreds of interviews with unique sources. Includes four extensive interviews with Castro.

Guerrilla prince :
ISBN: 9781891053306. OCLC Number: 759839884

Little, Brown,. .

Presents the untold story of Castro based on hundreds of interviews with unique sources. Includes four extensive interviews with Castro.

The young Russians /
ISBN: 0882800213. OCLC Number: 1091866

ETC Publications,. .

Tunisia :
ISBN: 1900988437. OCLC Number: 54448622

Stacey International,. .

"Tunisia is an oasis of stability and calm in a region often troubled by terrorism and civil war. Sensible planning, timed development and an openness to the world have helped to forge a progressive and flourishing country against all the odds. This book traces the history of Tunisia from the Carthaginian Empire to the present day, and examines the economic miracle that has transformed this strikingly beautiful country."--Jacket.

Tunisie, le pays qui avance
ISBN: 2915161100. OCLC Number: 470367087

Éd. Médiane,. .

Waiting for winter to end :
ISBN: 0028811100. OCLC Number: 30027731

Brassey's,. .

Soviet Central Asia: an exotic region of harsh deserts and rugged mountains shut off by communism since 1917, mysterious lands that still evoke images of the ancient Silk Road caravans. Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan, Tatarstan, and Azerbaijan are primarily inhabited by Muslim peoples of whom we know very little.

Waiting for winter to end :
ISBN: 1574880713. OCLC Number: 60156908

Brassey US,. .

When Cats Reigned Like Kings :
ISBN: 9781351299312. OCLC Number: 1004361440

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In her fascinating exploration of feline history, Georgie Anne Geyer explores the connections between the royal and sacred felines of ancient civilizations and the beloved domestic cats of today. Chasing an irresistible mystery across the globe, Geyer conducts exhaustive research into the little-known puzzle of how cats came to occupy their unique position in the lives of humans. Treated with the tenacity, resourcefulness, and narrative instinct of a seasoned foreign correspondent, the investigation yields unexpected answers and poses tantalizing new questions. It was Geyer's curiosity about her own cats that inspired her to study the history of human-feline relations and especially the exalted status of cats among the ancients as royal or sacred beings. In Egypt, Geyer learned of the cat-goddess Bastet and of the cat's role in the transmigration of souls. In Myanmar she saw Leonardo DiCaprio, Ricky Martin, and the other incongruously named cats of the Nga Phe Kyaung monastery, trained by the monks to jump through hoops. She even met a family who dutifully guards the heritage of the Japanese Bobtail, cultivating the line in?of all places?rural Virginia. Richly illustrated with photographs of Geyer's journeys and historical cat images, When Cats Reigned Like Kings describes forty-one recognized modern cat breeds plus other popular cats. Every cat lover can, thus, trace his or her cat to these breeds and their many relatives. The result is a remarkable book, bound to delight and amaze cat fanciers and adventure seekers.--Provided by publisher.