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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Edward Russo  

Pen Name: Edward J. Russo

Genre:

Audience: Adult;

Born:


-- Edward Russo on WorldCat -- http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=edward+russo


Illinois Connection

Russo lived in Springfield, Illinois.

Biographical and Professional Information

Russo was the Springfield city historian for many years.


Published Works

  • Oak Ridge Cemetery, Arcadia Publishing, 2009 - written with Curtis Mann
  • Springfield, A Reflection in Photography, Arcadia Press, 2002 - written with Curtis Mann & and Melinda Garvert
  • Greater Springfield : Where Tradition Meets Tomorrow, Community Communications, 2002 - written with Curtis Mann, Melinda Garvert and Terry Farmer
  • Illinois State Fair : A 150 Year History, G. Bradley Publishing, 2002 - written with Curtis Mann and Melinda Garvert
  • Springfield Time Capsules, G. Bradley Publishing, 2000 - written with Curtis Mann and Melinda Garvert
  • Springfield Community Service: A Pictorial History, G. Bradley Publishing, 1999 - written with Curtis Mann and Melinda Garvert
  • Springfield Business, A Pictorial History, G. Bradley Publishing, 1998 - written with Curtis Mann and Melinda Garvert
  • Springfield Home and Family: A Pictorial History, G. Bradley Publishing, 1997 - written with Ed Russo and Curtis Mann and Melinda Garvert
  • Springfield Entertainment, A Pictorial History, G. Bradley Publishing, 1996 - written with Curtis Mann and Melinda Garvert
  • Greater Springfield: Building on the Legacy, Windsor Publications, 1993 - written with Michael P. Murphy, Pam Bruzan and Sharon Zara
  • Prairie of Promise: Springfield and Sangamon County, Windsor Publications, 1983


Selected Titles At Your Library

Oak Ridge Cemetery /
ISBN: 0738577235. OCLC Number:

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"Springfield's historic Oak Ridge Cemetery is accounted second only to Arlington National Cemetery in Washington, D.C., as the most visited cemetery in the United States. The burial place of Abraham Lincoln, Oak Ridge's dramatically landscaped grounds are an important contribution to American landscape architecture. A portrait of Victorian sentimentalizing of death, Oak Ridge provides a sublime backdrop for contemplating life. Unlike grim churchyards and bleak graveyards, rural cemeteries are places of great beauty for the living who continue to use them for walking, riding, and quiet reflection. But Oak Ridge's peacefulness has occasionally been disturbed, as in 1876 when gunfire rang out while secret service agents attempted to catch grave robbers who had broken into the Lincoln Tomb." -- Back cover.

Springfield :
ISBN: 0738520136. OCLC Number:

Arcadia,. Chicago, IL :. ©2002.

Greater Springfield :
ISBN: 1581920490. OCLC Number:

Community Communications,. [Springfield, Ill.] :. ©2002.

Illinois State Fair :
ISBN: 0943963877. OCLC Number:

G. Bradley Pub.,. [St. Louis, Mo.] :. ©2002.

Greater Springfield :
ISBN: 0897814657. OCLC Number:

Windsor Publications,. Chatsworth, CA :. ©1993.

Prairie of promise :
ISBN: 0897810848. OCLC Number:

Windsor Publications,. Woodland Hills, Calif. :. 1983.


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Speaking Engagements

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