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Illinois Center for the Book

Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Dee Brown  

Pen Name: None


Audience: Adult; Young Adult; Children;

Born: February 28, 1908 in Alberta, Louisiana

Died: Dec. 12, 2002 in Little Rock, Arkansas (at age 94)

-- Dee Brown on WorldCat --

Illinois Connection

Brown was an agriculture librarian at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign from 1948 - 1972. While there, he earned a master's degree in library science and became a professor. His remains are interred in Urbana.

Biographical and Professional Information

Dee Brown is best known for his work, ''Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee'' (1971). He wrote prolifically on the American West. His work, ''Hear the Lonesome Whistle Blow'' (1977), deals with the expansion of the railroads. Brown was an Agriculture Librarian and professor at the University of Illinois in Champaign-Urbana.


Buffalo Award, 1971 for Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee Awarded Illinois Author of the Year by the Illinois Association of Teachers of English in 1971. Illinoisian of the Year, 1972 from the Illinois News Broadcasters Association

Selected Titles At Your Library

Bury my heart at Wounded Knee :
ISBN: 9781435153424. OCLC Number: 890378482

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Bury my heart at Wounded Knee :
ISBN: 0099526409. OCLC Number: 165406397

Vintage,. .

Dee Brown on the Civil War.
ISBN: 9781504049597. OCLC Number: 1011106311

Open Road Media,. .

Three true tales of Civil War combat, as recounted by a #1 New York Times-bestselling author of Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee. The acclaimed historian of the American West turns his attention to the country's bloody civil conflict, chronicling the exploits of extraordinary soldiers who served in unexpected ways at a pivotal moment in the nation's history. Grierson's Raid: The definitive work on one of the most astonishing missions of the Civil War's early days. For two weeks in the spring of 1862, Col. Benjamin Grierson, a former music teacher, led 1,700 Union cavalry troops on a raid from Tennessee to Louisiana. The improbably successful mission diverted Confederate attention from Grant's crossing of the Mississippi and set the stage for the Siege of Vicksburg. General Sherman called it the most brilliant expedition of the war. The Bold Cavaliers: In 1861, Brig. Gen. John Hunt Morgan and his brother-in-law Basil Duke put together a group of formidable horsemen, and set to violent work. Morgan's Raiders began in their home state, staging attacks, recruiting new soldiers, and intercepting Union telegraphs. Most were imprisoned after unsuccessful incursions into Ohio and Indiana years later, but some Raiders would escape, regroup, and fight again in different conflicts. Accurate and frequently exciting (Kirkus Reviews). The Galvanized Yankees: The little-known and awe-inspiring true story of a group of captured Confederate soldiers who chose to serve in the Union Army rather than endure the grim conditions of prisoner of war camps. An accurate, interesting, and sometimes thrilling account of an unusual group of men who rendered a valuable service to the nation in a time of great need (The New York Times Book Review).

Dee Brown's Civil War anthology /
ISBN: 1574160095. OCLC Number: 38324551

Clear Light,. .

Detailed accounts of the 14 most important battles fought in the West, including the Battle of Wilson's Creek and the Battle of Westport.

Hear that lonesome whistle blow /
ISBN: 0099440741. OCLC Number: 49692156

Vintage,. .

Hear that lonesome whistle blow :
ISBN: 9781453274200. OCLC Number: 825550885

Open Road Integrated Media,. .

A fascinating and atmospheric history of the transcontinental railroad & mdash;the nineteenth century & rsquo;s greatest and most relentless feat of national expansion Hear that Lonesome Whistle Blow unspools the history of the beginnings of the American railroad system. By the mid-nineteenth century, settlers in Missouri and California were separated by a vast landscape that dwarfed and isolated them, conquerable only by & ldquo;the demonic power of the Iron Horse and its bands of iron track. & rdquo; Although the building of the great railroad is commonly known as a story of romance, adventure, and progress, it also has a dark side, as profiteers decimated American Indian tribes, exploited workers, and destroyed ecosystems. Despite this, by the turn of the twentieth century, five major railroads would span the continent. This account vividly illustrates the railroad builders & rsquo; breathtaking skill, ambition, and ingenuity. . Brown compellingly tells a high-stakes tale, an exhilarating history that still holds lessons for today. This ebook features an illustrated biography of Dee Brown including rare photos from the author & rsquo;s personal collection.

Images of the old West
ISBN: 0517200120. OCLC Number: 34598064

Park Lane Press,. .

C1 FY 2016-2017 donated 6/17 car.

Pardon my pandemonium :
ISBN: 0935304649. OCLC Number: 10298873

August House,. .

Tales of the warrior ants,
ISBN: 039920315X. OCLC Number: 623411

Putnam. .

A description of the characteristics and behavior of warrior ants based on the observation and experiences of various scientists and explorers.

The American spa :
ISBN: 0914546414. OCLC Number: 8951377

Rose Pub. Co.,. .

The Westerners
ISBN: 0030883601. OCLC Number: 737047

Holt, Rinehart and Winston. .

Includes material on George Catlin, Francis Parkman, Josiah Gregg, John Butterfield, Theodore Roosevelt, among others.

Wave high the banner :
ISBN: 0826320120. OCLC Number: 40821087

University of New Mexico Press,. .

Wave High the Banner is the little-known first novel by Dee Brown, one of the most prolific, influential, and popular writers on the American frontier experience. Brown skillfully weaves fact and fiction to recount Crockett's earliest apprenticeships and first loves, his marriage to his childhood sweetheart, his numerous moves ever deeper into the wilderness, his turbulent years as a frontier politician in Tennessee, and his part in the doomed and bloody defense of the Alamo in Texas. Brown re-creates a complex and richly textured Crockett who was a soldier, lover, husband, father, widower, Indian fighter, hunter, humorist, local politician, and champion of the common people, both white and Indian.

When the century was young /
ISBN: 0874832675. OCLC Number: 28254855

August House Publishers,. .

Brown recalls his childhood in Louisianna and Arkansas, his start in newspapers, Washington in the early years of the New Deal, being drafted in WWII, and working as a military librarian in the Cold War.

When the Century Was Young :
ISBN: 1306628687. OCLC Number: 877041114

Open Road Media,. .

The insightful and heartwarming memoir of one of twentieth-century America's most celebrated frontier writersDee Brown's fascinating memoir describes a writer's evolution-and a time when catching rides on trains or seeing the landing of a Curtiss Jenny airplane were simple and profound pleasures. Brown traces his upbringing in Arkansas in the early 1900s, and the oil boom that hit his tiny town. He writes of how he fell under the spell of books and history, and of his eventual work as a journalist and printer before finding his true love-the American West-which would lead to his penning the classic Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee. Written with gentle humor and a scholar's curiosity, When the Century Was Young is a wistful look at youth during a poignant moment in American history. This ebook features an illustrated biography of Dee Brown including rare photos from the author's personal collection.