Individual Author Record
Name: Lee SandlinPen Name: None Genre: Non-Fiction Audience: Adult; Born: in Wildwood, Illinois
-- Website -- http://leesandlin.com/
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Illinois ConnectionAuthor lives in Chicago
Biographical and Professional InformationSandlin is an award-winning journalist and essayist who was born in Wildwood, Illinois, and grew up in the suburbs of Chicago. He briefly attended the University of Chicago and Roosevelt University before leaving school to travel and write. He currently resides in Chicago.Sandlin has written feature journalism, historical studies, and music reviews on opera and classical works. He has been a regular contributor to the ''Wall Street Journal'' and ''Chicago Reader'', where he was also for many years the TV critic. His essay “Losing the War” was included in the anthology ''The New Kings of Nonfiction''.
- Storm Kings, Pantheon Books, 2013The Distancers, Vintage, 2013Wicked River: The Mississipp River When it Last Ran Wild, Pantheon, 2010
Titles At Your Library
Wicked River: The Mississippi When It Last Ran Wild
ISBN: 0307378519 Pantheon. 2010
From award-winning journalist Lee Sandlin comes a riveting look at one of the most colorful, dangerous, and peculiar places in America’s historical landscape: the strange, wonderful, and mysterious Mississippi River of the nineteenth century.
The Distancers: An American Memoir
ISBN: 034580676X Vintage. 2013 In The Distancers, seven generations worth of joy and heartache is artfully forged into a family portrait that is at once universally American yet singularly Lee Sandlin's own. From the nineteenth century German immigrants who settled on a small Midwestern farm, to the proud and upright aunts and uncles with whom Sandlin spent the summers of his youth, a whole history of quiet ambition and stoic pride—of successes, failures, and above all endurance—leaps off the page in a sweeping American family epic. Touching on The Great Depression, WWII, and the American immigrant experience, The Distancers is a beautiful and stark Midwestern drama, about a time and place long since vanished, where the author learned the value of family and the art of keeping one's distance.
Storm Kings: The Untold History of America's First Tornado Chasers
ISBN: 0307378527 Pantheon. 2013
With 16 pages of black-and-white illustrations