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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Eric Bronsky  

Pen Name: None

Genre: Non-Fiction

Audience: Adult;

Born: in Chicago, Illinois


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Illinois Connection

Bronsky is a lifelong resident of Chicago.

Biographical and Professional Information

Bronsky is an award winning author. He was recently presented the 2008 Independent Publisher Book Award Silver Medal for Great Lakes Regional Non-Fiction for his book Downtown Chicago in Transition. He is also a transit enthusiast and freelance writer and photographer, worked as an architectural modelbuilder and historian for the City of Chicago under several mayors.


Published Works

    Downtown Chicago in Transition , Chicago's Books Press, 2007 - written with Neal SamorsThe Rise of the Magnificent Mile, Chicago's Books Press, 2008 - written with Neal SamorsChicago's Classic Restaurants: Past, Present and Future, Chicago's Books Press, 2011 - written with Neal Samors


Selected Titles At Your Library

Downtown Chicago in transition /
ISBN: 0979789206. OCLC Number:

Chicago's Book Press,. [Chicago, Ill.] :. 2007.

Explores the dynamic changes that have continuously shaped the greater Loop district, from the late nineteenth century to the present time, in historical photographs and interviews with Jerome R. Butler, Micahel Demetrio, Jerry Field, Marshall Field V, Myles Jarrow, Gary T. Johnson, Bernard Judge, Mary Robinson Kalista, George E. Kanary, Mitch Markovitz, Robert Markovitz, Kay Mayer, James McDonough, Paul Meincke, Josephine Baskin Minow, James O'Connor, Potter Palmer IV, Ann Roth, J.J. Sedelmaier, and David Welch.

The rise of the Magnificent Mile /
ISBN: 0979789257. OCLC Number:

Chicago's Book Press,. [Chicago, Ill.] :. ©2008.

Chicago's classic restaurants :
ISBN: 0985273305. OCLC Number:

Chicago's Books Press,. Chicago :. 2011.

The authors present a retrospective on Chicago's restaurants from the city's early years through present day, accompanied by residents' memories and images of neighborhood restaurants.


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