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Mona Mack Melampy

Connection to Illinois: Melampy lived in Springfield with her family during the 1960's and 70's. She graduated from the John Marshall Law School in Chicago in 1981, and then was admitted to the Illinois Bar. She worked as a staff attorney at the State's Attorneys Appellate Service Commission in Springfield after graduation.

Biography: Mona Mack Melampy writes an engaging historical biography of her father - Congressman Peter F. Mack Jr., who was born and raised in Carlinville, Illinois and went on to represent Springfield and central Illinois in the US Congress for 14 years. In 1951-52 her father solo piloted a single engine light plane, the Friendship Flame, on the Abraham Lincoln Goodwill World Tour. His flight began and ended in Springfield. Ride along on his daring and epic journey traversing oceans, islands, deserts, forests, mountains, and plains. The tranquil Terceira Island, one of the world's deepest coal mines in Borinage, the Brandenburg Gate in Berlin, the Dublin Mansion House, the Vatican in Rome, the Victory Monument in Ankara, mosques in Baghdad and Tehran, an orphanage in Calcutta, the Shwedagon Pagoda Temple in Rangoon, Wat Pho in Bangkok, and the Genbaku Dome in Hiroshima are just some of the fascinating stops on the world tour.


Primary Literary Genre(s): History; Non-Fiction

Primary Audience(s): Adult readers


Selected Titles

Goodwill: The Around-the-World Flight of Cong. Peter F. Mack Jr.
ISBN: 1685709958 OCLC:

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