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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Michael Thomas Barry  

Pen Name: None

Genre: History & Biography Non-Fiction

Audience: Adult;

Born: 1963 in Chicago, Illinois


-- Website -- http://www.michaelthomasbarry.com
-- Michael Thomas Barry on WorldCat -- http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=michael+thomas+barry

E-Mail: -- mikeb63@aol.com


Illinois Connection

Barry was born on May 7, 1963 in Chicago, Illinois and raised in northwest suburban Wheeling, Illinois. He graduated from Wheeling High School in 1981 and attended Illinois College from 1981-83.

Biographical and Professional Information

Michael Thomas Barry earned Bachelor of Arts degrees in both Criminal Justice and History from the California State University, Fullerton and also holds a post graduate degree in legal assistantship from the University of California, Irvine. He is a columnist for CrimeMagazine.com, and pens the daily column "What Happened on this Date in Crime." Barry has also written the e-short story ''Once in a Blue Moon: A Short Story'' which is available on Amazon. Michael is a member of the Mystery Writers of America, Crime Writers Association, Biographers International, American Society of Journalists and Authors, and Authors Guild. He resides in Orange, California.


Awards

2010 USA Book News Best Books Awards “finalist”, Final Resting Places Orange County's Dead & Famous 2011 Readers Favorite Best Books Awards “silver medal”, Fade to Black Graveside Memories of Hollywood Greats 1927-1950 2011 USA Book News Best Book Awards finalist , Fade to Black Graveside Memories of Hollywood Greats 1927-1950 2012 JPX Media International Best Books Awards “winner”, Murder & Mayhem 52 Crimes that Shocked Early California 1849-1949 2012 Los Angeles Book Festival “honorable mention, Murder & Mayhem 52 Crimes that Shocked Early California 1849-1949 2012 Indie Excellence National Best Book Awards “finalist”, Murder & Mayhem 52 Crimes that Shocked Early California 1849-1949 2012 Halloween Book Festival honorable mention Murder & Mayhem 52 Crimes that Shocked Early California 1849-1949 2012 USA Book News Best Books Awards finalist, Murder & Mayhem 52 Crimes that Shocked Early California 1849-1949 2013 Beverly Hills Book Awards winner, Fade to Black Graveside Memories of Hollywood Greats 1927-1950 2013 Next Generation Indie Book Awards finalist, Great Britain's Royal Tombs 2013 International Book Awards sponsored by USA Book News “winner”, Great Britain’s Royal Tombs 2013 Readers Favorite International Book Awards Honorable mention, Great Britain's Royal Tombs 2013 Halloween Book Festival Winner, Final Resting Places Orange County's Dead & Famous 2013 Southern California Book Festival Honorable Mention, Fade to Black Graveside Memories of Hollywood Greats, 1927-1950 2014 Next Generation Indie Book Awards finalist, Literary Legends of the British Isles 2014 Readers Favorite International Book Awards gold medal, Literary Legends of the British Isles

Speaking Engagements

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Selected Titles At Your Library

America's Literary Legends :
ISBN: 0764347020. OCLC Number: 880757979

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Fade to black :
ISBN: 0764337092. OCLC Number: 682892384

Schiffer Pub.,. .

Final resting places :
ISBN: 9780764334214. OCLC Number: 591527380

Schiffer Pub.,. .

Great Britain's royal tombs :
ISBN: 9780764341298. OCLC Number: 794367231

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Literary legends of the British Isles :
ISBN: 9780764344381. OCLC Number: 822019629

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Brief biographies of British authors and photographs of their final resting places.

Murder & Mayhem :
ISBN: 0764339680. OCLC Number: 768166999

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"Relive some of the most notorious and long-forgotten historical crime stories of early California from the Gold Rush to the mid-twentieth century. Told through shocking newspaper headlines of the time, these 52 stories include the exploits and dastardly deeds of infamous bandits, Joaquin Murrieta, Juan Flores, and Tiburcio Vasquez. Experience the poetic adventures of the most famous stagecoach robber, Black Bart, the murderous rampages of fiends, such as John Anschlag, Mose Gibson, Leon Soeder, Theodore Durrant, and the infamous Black Widow, Louise Peete. Also discussed are a treasure trove of unsolved murders including the notorious Black Dahlia slaying, the killing of mobster Bugsy Siegel, and the San Diego Slayer case. These true tales come to life with dozens of rare photographs. Sit back and relax as the darker side of the Golden State is explored."--Page 4 of cover.

Murder in the Cathedral
ISBN: 9781551999371. OCLC Number: 937698919

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A vivid exploration of the fundamental contradiction of martyrdom. Though best known for his poetry, T.S. Eliot was also an accomplished playwright. Murder in the Cathedral is a beautiful, haunting poetic take on the martyrdom of Archbishop Thomas Becket in 1170. Becket sees his death coming, but embraces it. This strange duality - a martyr's death as both tragic and glorious - serves as the basis for the action. Penguin Random House Canada is proud to bring you classic works of literature in e-book form, with the highest quality production values. Find more today and rediscover books you never knew you loved.