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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Charles Fanning  

Pen Name: None


Audience: Adult;

Born: 1942 in Norwood, Massachusetts

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Illinois Connection

Fanning was a professor of English and History at SIU in Carbondale

Biographical and Professional Information

Attended Bridgewater State College, in Bridgewater,MA. Also, a director of Irish and Irish Immigration Studies program. He has written a number of critical works examining the contributions of Irish Americans to literary history. He earned degrees from Harvard the Univerity of Pennsylvania.


Frederick Jackson Turner Award, Organization of American Historians, American Book Award, Before Columbus Foundation, Book Pirse in Literary Criticism, American Conference for Irish Studies

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Selected Titles At Your Library

Finley Peter Dunne & Mr. Dooley :
ISBN: 9780813162614. OCLC Number: 900345167

The University Press of Kentucky,. .

Finley Peter Dunne, American journalist and humorist, is justly famous for his creation of Mr. Dooley, the Chicago Irish barkeep whose weekly commentary on national politics, war, and human nature kept Americans chuckling over their newspapers for nearly two decades at the beginning of this century. Largely forgotten in the files of Chicago newspapers, however, are over 300 Mr. Dooley columns written in the 1890s before national syndication made his name a household word. Charles Fanning offers here the first critical examination of these early Dooley pieces, which, far better than the later o.

The exiles of Erin :
ISBN: 0802313159. OCLC Number: 36407773

Dufour Editions,. .

The Irish voice in America :
ISBN: 0813109701. OCLC Number: 903974806

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