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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 --

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.

Published Works Expand for more information

Titles At Your Library

The new 100 years war.

Doubleday. 1972

The young Russians
ISBN: 0882800213

ETC Publications. 1975

Book by Geyer, Georgie Anne

Buying the Night Flight: The Autobiography of a Woman Foreign Correspondent
ISBN: 0226289915

University of Chicago Press. 2001

Buying the Night Flight is Georgie Anne Geyer's retelling of her thrilling rise from cub reporter to foreign correspondent as she made her way into the male-dominated world of journalism. Geyer transports the reader to Guatemala, Cuba, Egypt, Russia, and Cambodia, recounting the history and politics, adventure and exhaustion of the time from a truly unique perspective. Told with brilliance and dead-on honesty, this book vividly captures the triumphs of a determined and talented young reporter.

Guerrilla Prince: The Untold Story of Fidel Castro
ISBN: 0316308935

Little, Brown and Company. 1991

With Guerrilla Prince, syndicated journalist Georgie Anne Geyer calls on her twenty-five years of experience covering Latin America to create an extraordinary biography that finally reveals the untold story of Fidel Castro. Based on hundreds of interviews with unique sources - including four extensive personal interviews with Castro - Guerrilla Prince is an intimate and revealing portrait, charged with all the electricity of the charismatic man himself. In this edition, Geyer adds a preface and an extensive epilogue to her 1991 hardcover text, addressing the changes since that time - the collapse of the Soviet Union, the internal unrest, and the growing anticipation of a post-Castro Cuba.

Waiting for Winter to End: An Extraordinary Journey Through Soviet Central Asia
ISBN: 0028811100

Brassey's Inc. 1994

The author recounts her experiences traveling in the Muslim provinces of Soviet Central Asia, including Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan, Tatarstan, and Azerbaijan

Americans No More
ISBN: 0871136503

Atlantic Monthly Pr. 1996

A prominent political commentator and respected foreign correspondent discusses the turmoil over illegal immigration and bilingualism, anchoring her points with exhaustive research, interviews, and testimonies of people on both sides of this explosive issue. Tour.

Tunisia: A Journey Through a Country That Works
ISBN: 1900988437

Stacey International. 2004

This is the story of how one strikingly beautiful country, with few resources, geographically positioned in a notably troubled neighborhood, has achieved an economic miracle.

Sensible planning timed development and open international policy, instigated in the 1980s, have helped to create a progressive and flourishing country against the odds. To the extent that you could easily think you were in the South of France rather than in Africa, with its cosmopolitan feel.

Geyer writes that she has seen nothing as spectacular as the Tunisian development policy put into action. Accounts of the author's firsthand experiences from traveling in Tunisia not only feature descriptions about Tunisia's visible achievements but also accounts of the people, their mind set, and way of life. Tunisia is a fine example of a living success story for the tourist as well as the social scientist.

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