Illinois State Library

Illinois Center for the Book

Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  James O'Shea  

Pen Name: None

Genre: Non-Fiction

Audience: Adult;

Born: 1943 in East St. Louis, Illinois

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Illinois Connection

James O'Shea currently lives in Chicago, Illinois.

Biographical and Professional Information

A former editor-in chief of the Los Angeles Times and managing editor of the Chicago Tribune, James O'Shea is an author of three books and numerous magazine and newspaper stories. He was also a co-founder of The Chicago News Cooperative, an innovative news start-up that created a Chicago-based digital news site and supplied content for The New York Times.

Speaking Engagements

Speaking Engagement Availability (Yes) Contact Mr. O'Shea via his email or at the following address 2242 N. Lincoln Park West, Apt. 3 E Chicago, Illinois 60614

Selected Titles At Your Library

Dangerous company :
ISBN: 0140276858. OCLC Number: 39954325

Penguin Books,. .

The daisy chain :
ISBN: 0671733036. OCLC Number: 22911261

Pocket Books,. .

How did this country allow $250 billion to be stolen, squandered and finally sucked down the drain in a scandal that Newsweek has called "the biggest financial mess in U.S. history"? The definitive -- and uproariously entertaining -- answer lies in this prize-winning account of how the cleanest little savings & loan in Texas became the government's black hole -- once Big Bad Don Dixon rode into town.

The daisy chain :
ISBN: 0671711148. OCLC Number: 28710463

Simon & Schuster,. .

The deal from hell :
ISBN: 1586487914. OCLC Number: 759837598

PublicAffairs,. .

Presents a behind-the-scenes look at how the Tribune Company went from having the most powerful collection of newspapers in the world in 2000 to bankruptcy and public scandal after executives and editors made a series of flawed decisions.