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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Mark Jacob  

Pen Name: None



-- Mark Jacob on WorldCat --

Illinois Connection

Jacob lives in Evanston.

Biographical and Professional Information

Mark Jacob served as executive news editor and Sunday editor at the ''Chicago Sun-Times''. He now serves as a deputy metro editor at the ''Chicago Tribune'' and was part of the team that won the 2001 Pulitzer Prize for explanatory journalism. He is a two-time Lisagor Award winner and co-writes the Tribune's biweekly feature ''10 Thing You Might Not Know'' with Stephan Benzkofer. Jacob is co-author of four books with his brother Matthew.

Selected Titles At Your Library

Chicago under glass :
ISBN: 0226089304. OCLC Number:

University of Chicago Press :. Chicago :. 2007.

The Chicago Daily News boasted the inventive, aggressive writing of such luminaries as Carl Sandburg and Ben Hecht. It was also one of the first newspapers in the country to attract new readers by featuring black-and-white photography.

What the great ate :
ISBN: 0307461955. OCLC Number:

Three Rivers Press,. New York :. ©2010.

A lighthearted pop history of the diets of celebrities and famous historical figures shares whimsical anecdotes, including Angelina Jolie's consumption of roaches and Lord Byron's vinegar weight-loss regime.

10 things you might not know about nearly everything :
ISBN: 1572841532. OCLC Number:

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"A collection of articles from the Chicago Tribune's '10 Things You Might Not Know' column"--

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