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Scott Jacobs

Pen Name: Stump Connolly

Connection to Illinois: Jacobs lives in Chicago.

Biography: Jacobs has been a reporter, filmmaker, political consultant and community activist for 40 years. He started his career as the urban affairs reporter for ''The Chicago Sun-Times'' in 1972, leaving four years later to pursue video journalism. As an independent documentary producer, he co-founded the Center for New Television and Independent Programming Associates. His video documentaries have been seen on PBS and A & E Television and include ''True Life Video Stories'', ''Royko at The Goat'', ''Those Grede Girls'', and ''Saudi Arabia: A Complicated Ally''. Under the pseudonym Stump Connolly, he also brought his humor to the 1996, 2004 and 2008 presidential campaigns in three books: ''STUMP, a Campaign Journal ''; ''Talk's Cheap, Let's Race!''; and ''The Long Slog: A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To The White House''.


Primary Literary Genre(s): Humor And Comedy; Memoir; Non-Fiction

Primary Audience(s): Adult readers

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Scott Jacobs on WorldCat :

Selected Titles

Famous ski hills in Wisconsin :
ISBN: 1879652188 OCLC: 866581569

Never leave your block :
ISBN: 9781879652019 OCLC: 796757250

Dead Tree Press, Chicago, IL : ©2012.

Stump :
ISBN: 1887229035 OCLC: 38942798

Dead Tree Press, Chicago, Ill : ©1997.

Talk's cheap, let's race! /
ISBN: 1879652455 OCLC: 66899776

Dead Tree Press, Chicago : 2005.