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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Karen Kruse  

Pen Name: None


Audience: Adult; Young Adult; Children;

Born: 1958 in Chicago, Illinois

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Illinois Connection

Kruse was born in Chicago and currently resides in Schaumburg, Illinois.

Biographical and Professional Information

Karen Kruse, is a descendant of three generations of Chicago firefighters, a member of Mensa and the author of several articles on Chicago cemeteries.

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Nominated for the 2001 Pulitzer Prize in History

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