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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

  • The New 100 Years War, Doubleday, 1972
  • The Young Russians, ETC Publications, 1975
  • Buying the Night Flight: The Autobiography of a Woman Foreign Correspondent (Originally published in 1983), University of Chicago Press, 2001
  • Guerrilla Prince: The Untold Story of Fidel Castro, Little, Brown & Company, 1991
  • Waiting for Winter to End: An Extraordinary Journey Through Soviet Central Asia, Brassey's Inc, 1994
  • Americans No More, Atlantic Monthly Pr, 1996
  • Who Killed the Foreign Correspondent, University of Notre Dame, 1996
  • Tunisia: A Journey Through a Country That Works, Stacey International , 2004
  • When Cats Reigned Like Kings: On the Trail of the Sacred Cats , Andrews McNeal Publishing, 2004

Selected Titles At Your Library

The young Russians /
ISBN: 0882800213. OCLC Number:

ETC Publications,. Homewood, Ill. :. 1975.

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

University of Chicago Press,. Chicago :. 2001.

"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:

Little, Brown,. Boston :. ©1991.

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

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

Brassey's,. Washington :. ©1994.

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.

Americans no more /
ISBN: 0871136503. OCLC Number:

Atlantic Monthly Press,. New York :. ©1996.

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.

Tunisia :
ISBN: 1900988437. OCLC Number:

Stacey International,. London :. ©2003.

"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.

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