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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Jeff Fleischer  

Pen Name: None

Genre: Non-Fiction

Audience: Adult;


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Illinois Connection

Fleischer lives in Chicago and is a former Chicago improv comic and local radio talk show host.

Biographical and Professional Information

Jeff Fleischer is a Chicago-based author and journalist. He has also worked in San Francisco, Australia and New Zealand, and has written for many national and international publications including the Sydney Morning Herald, Mother Jones, National Geographic Traveler, Chicago Magazine, Mental_Floss, and the like. A veteran newsroom editor, he also edits books, articles and screenplays and is a screenwriter, documentary filmmaker, photographer and visual artist. Fleischer has a degree in journalism and history from Indiana University and a master's in journalism from the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University.

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Selected Titles At Your Library

A Hot Mess: How the Climate Crisis Is Changing Our World
ISBN: 1541597761. OCLC Number: 1178868209

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"Drawing on real-life situations and stories, journalist Jeff Fleischer takes an informed, approachable look at how our world will change as a result of the climate crisis, addressing sea levels, extreme weather, drought, extinction, and migration"--

Rockin' the Boat: 50 Iconic Revolutionaries — From Joan of Arc to Malcom X
ISBN: 9781936976744. OCLC Number: 885225486

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We love to root for the underdog, and that's part of why we're drawn to the stories of revolutionaries. Whether they fail, succeed, or succeed only to become what they once fought against, people who can rally others to their cause and shake up the status quo tend to be inherently interesting. This tells the stories of 50 such legends throughout the world, from people fed up with the Roman Empire, to the revolutionaries who helped create America.--Provided by publisher.

The latest craze :
ISBN: 9781435129771. OCLC Number: 823302856

Fall River Press,. .

Human history is full of examples of irrational mass behavior, from 1600s Tulip Mania to the Tickle Me Elmo rush of the 1990s. Greed, whimsy, fear, and madness have driven us to lose our minds over railroads, dances, satellites, and electric fans. With more than sixty entries, The Latest Craze showcases the varieties of ways-past and present-in which we can find ourselves following the crowd. Will we ever learn? Probably not, but it's as entertaining as it is enlightening to see how the parade of absurdity continues to play out.~back cover.

Votes of Confidence, 2nd Edition: A Young Person's Guide to American Elections
ISBN: 154157897X. OCLC Number: 1090704535

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Every four years, coverage of the presidential elections turns into a horse-race story about who is leading, and who said what then. Fleischer explains the past, present, and future of American elections; how the election process actually works and why it matters; and how young people can become involved-- not just this year, but for years to come. -- adapted from back cover

Votes of Confidence: A Young Person's Guide to American Elections
ISBN: 1936976900. OCLC Number: 947722153

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A reference for teen students provides information about the past, present, and future of American elections.