Individual Author Record
Name: Patrick T. McBriartyPen Name: None Genre: Non-Fiction Audience: Adult; Children; Born:
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Illinois ConnectionMcBriarty is a resident of Chicago.
Biographical and Professional InformationMcBriarty is a writer and creative producer based in Chicago. His first book was the three-time, award-winning history ''Chicago River Bridges'', which has been praised as entertaining, interesting, and accessible to most anyone interested in Chicago or Chicago history. It was the basis for the PBS documentary ''Chicago Drawbridges'', which he co-produced with filmmaker Stephen Hatch and was broadcast on Chicago and Milwaukee Public Television.
- Chicago River Bridges, University of Illinois Press, 2013
- Drawbridges Open and Close, Curly Q Press, 2014
- Airplanes Take Off and Land, Curly Q Press, 2015
- City Railways Go Above and Below, Curly Q Press, 2016
Selected Titles At Your Library
Chicago River bridges /
ISBN: 0252037863. OCLC Number: . . McBriarty presents the untold history and development of Chicago's iconic bridges, from the first wood footbridge built by a tavern owner in 1832 to the fantastic marvels of steel, concrete, and machinery of today. It is the story of Chicago as seen through its bridges, for it has been the bridges that proved critical in connecting and reconnecting the people, industry, and neighborhoods of a city that is constantly remaking itself.
Drawbridges open and close /
ISBN: 1941216021. OCLC Number: . . Experience a day in the life of Bridge Tender Todd and his sidekick Ponticat to learn about the inner workings and individual steps of opening and closing a drawbridge. As the animal characters go about their day, see how the Narrows Drawbridge of the busy town is shared by a variety of fanciful characters, watercraft, and vehicles.
Airplanes take off and land /
ISBN: 1941216048. OCLC Number: . . Experience a day in the life of Pilot Stacey and her nephew Little Harry as they take a flight aboard Crow-Flies Airline flight #6. You will learn, along with Little Harry, all about the inner workings of the airplane, and the many individual steps every pilot goes through before taking off and landing.
City railways :
ISBN: 1941216145. OCLC Number: . . Join Sammy Hedgehog to learn about the Crosstown subway and elevated trains.