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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  John Gunther  

Pen Name: None


Audience: Adult; Young Adult; Children;

Born: 1901 in Chicago, Illinois

Died: May 20, 1970 in New York

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Illinois Connection

Gunther was born on the Northe Side of Chicago. He attended Lake View High School and received his PhD from the University of Chicago.

Biographical and Professional Information

John Gunther was a popular journalist, network radio commentator, correspondent, lecturer and author. He was a world traveler and observer. Gunther was active from the 1920's until shortly before he died. His success came primarily in the 1940s and 1950s with a series of popular sociopolitical works known as the "Inside" books. He was a contributor to more than thirty magazines, including: ''Harper's'', ''Reader's Digest'' and ''Look''. He was the editor of the ''Mainstream of Modern World History'' series for Doubleday.

Selected Titles At Your Library

Alexander the Great
ISBN: 9781402741395. OCLC Number: 71842645

Sterling,. .

A biography of one of history's greatest conquerors.

Death be not proud :
ISBN: 0061230979. OCLC Number: 123018628

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"Johnny Gunther was only seventeen years old when he died of a brain tumor. During the months of his illness, everyone near him was unforgettably impressed by his level-headed courage, his wit and quiet friendliness, and, above all, his unfaltering patience through times of despair. This deeply moving book is a father's memoir of a brave, intelligent, and spirited boy."--Back cover.

Enclosing the past :
ISBN: 9780906090534. OCLC Number: 85504112

J.R. Collis,. .

The practice of creating an enclosure was a phenomenon that occurred at many times and in many places of the prehistoric past. This volume sets out to explore the variability of enclosures ... and aims to explore possible reasons for enclosing rather than technical aspects of creating enclosures.

Inside Africa.
ISBN: 0836981979. OCLC Number: 3255912

Books for Libraries Press. .

Inside Asia.
ISBN: 0837178258. OCLC Number: 1852846

Greenwood Press. .

Inside Australia and New Zealand
ISBN: 0340182997. OCLC Number: 2317647

Coronet Books,. .

Inside Latin America
ISBN: 0837179084. OCLC Number: 2555857

Greenwood Press,. .

Inside U.S.A.
ISBN: 1565843584. OCLC Number: 36729302

New Press,. .

John Gunther's 'Inside' series were among the most popular books of reportage in the 1930s and 1940s. For 'Inside U.S.A., ' Gunther set out from California and traveled the entire country. His frank, lucid observations along the way -- on race relations, labor, the Tennessee Valley Authority, farm life, the politics of the big cities, and much else -- yield fascinating insight into life fifty years ago. Now on the brink of the millennium, this fiftieth anniversary edition of 'Inside U.S.A.' provides an invaluable picture of America as it was then, both for those old enough to remember it and for young people who may be astonished to see the ways the country has changed.

Líderes del siglo XX
ISBN: 842530184X. OCLC Number: 5438734

Ediciones Grijalbo,. .

Mapping the Broad Field of Multicultural and Intercultural Education Worldwide :
ISBN: 9781443840316. OCLC Number: 903053151

Cambridge Scholars Pub,. .

The issues which are discussed in the 29 chapters of this volume address core matters with respect to modern diverse societies. The most important relate to the following: the societal needs of migrant populations and the educational needs of their children; the exclusivist policies which usually impact upon migrant groups; the need to enrich school texts and curricula with new intercultural and citizenship dimensions; the importance of integrating the notion of Paideia within the school etho ...

Morality and moral controversies
ISBN: 0139141286. OCLC Number: 39505567

Prentice Hall,. .

Pipelines 2004 :
ISBN: 0784407452. OCLC Number: 65184355

American Society of Civil Engineers,. .

Presents papers on assessment of piplines, rehabilitation projects, renewel of the infrastructure and waste water pipelines.

ISBN: 0241019176. OCLC Number: 162514

Hamilton,. .

Regional dynamics in a decentralized Indonesia
ISBN: 9789814519175. OCLC Number: 892575992

Institute of Southeast Asian Studies,. .

Taken at the flood.
ISBN: 0899667295. OCLC Number: 948426874

Buccaneer Books,. .

The ecumenical legacy of Johannes Cardinal Willebrands (1909-2006)
ISBN: 9789042927353. OCLC Number: 820786708

Peeters,. .

The spirit of American law
ISBN: 0813367824. OCLC Number: 42435085

Westview Press,. .