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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  William Barnhart  

Pen Name: Bill Barnhart

Genre: Non-Fiction

Audience: Adult;

Born: 1946 in Lancaster, Pennsylvania

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Barnhart lives in Chicago.

Biographical and Professional Information

Bill Barnhart is a former Financial markets columnist for the ''Chicago Tribune''. He is currently a freelance journalist.


Society of Midland Authors' Biography Award for John Paul Stevens

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Selected Titles At Your Library

Kerner :
ISBN: 0252025040. OCLC Number: 40723578

University of Illinois Press,. .

"This first biography of Otto Kerner traces the career of a major figure in Illinois politics and examines his precipitous descent from public hero to convicted felon."--BOOK JACKET. "As Cook County judge, Kerner reformed Illinois adoption procedure; as a two-term Democratic governor, he promoted economic development, education, mental health services, and equal access to jobs and housing; as a federal appeals court judge, he bucked the law-and-order tide of the late 1960s and protected the rights of the accused. His entire public career reflected his experiences as a decorated combat officer in World War II."--Jacket.