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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Jack (William) Fuller  

Pen Name: None

Genre: Fiction Non-Fiction

Audience: Adult;

Born: 1946 in Chicago, Illinois

Died: June 21, 2016

-- Jack Fuller on WorldCat --

Illinois Connection

Fuller was a life long resident of Chicago He earned his bachelor's degree in journalism from Northwestern University in 1968.

Biographical and Professional Information

Jack Fuller, the Pulitzer Prize-winning Chicago Tribune journalist and former President of Tribune Publishing, has published several critically acclaimed novels, including ''Abbeville'', as well as books of non-fiction about journalism, most recently ''What is Happening to News''. He has been a legal affairs writer, a war correspondent in Vietnam, a Washington correspondent and a Pulitzer Prize-winning editorial writer.

Selected Titles At Your Library

Mass /
ISBN: 0688046851. OCLC Number:

W. Morrow,. New York :. ©1985.

Our fathers' shadows /
ISBN: 0688074529. OCLC Number:

Morrow,. New York :. ©1987.

Abbeville /
ISBN: 1932961909. OCLC Number:

Unbridled Books,. Denver, Colo. :. 2009.

Abbeville sweeps through the history of late 19th through early 21st century America - among loggers stripping the North Woods bare, at the world's Columbian Exposition of 1893, with French soldiers at the battle of Verdun, into the abyss of the Depression, and finally toward the new millennium. At the same time it examines life at its most intimate. How can one hold onto meaning amidst the brutally indifferent cycles of war and peace, flood and drought, boom and bust, life and death? In clean, evocative prose that reveals the complexity of people's moral and spiritual lives, Fuller tells the simple story of a man riding the crest and chasms of the 20th century, struggling through personal grief, war, and material failure to find a place where the spirit may repose. An America story about rediscovering where we've been and how we've become who we are today. "Abbeville" tells the tale of the world in small, of one man's pilgrimage to come to terms with himself while learning to embrace the world around him.

What is happening to news :
ISBN: 0226268985. OCLC Number:

The University of Chicago Press,. Chicago :. ©2010.

This book explores the crucial question of what is responsible for the upheaval in the media we used to rely on to inform us about public affairs. Veteran editor and newspaperman Jack Fuller locates the sources of change: in the collision between a revolutionary new information age and a human brain that is still wired for the threats faced by our prehistoric ancestors. This book not only offers unprecedented insight into the causes of change but also clear guidance, strongly rooted in the precepts of ethical journalism, on how journalists can adapt to this new environment while still providing the information necessary to a functioning democracy.--[book jacket].

One from without /
ISBN: 1609531302. OCLC Number:

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"A major corporate hostile takeover is complicated by the Board's handling of a mysterious hacker who is somehow selectively sabotaging the core data storage integrity of key corporate personnel while, at the same time, the CFO finds himself having to face the personal consequences of his earlier life in the CIA."--


  • Friends of Literature of Chicago,
  • Convergence

  • Friends of American Writers Award,
  • Fragments