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Richard O'Hara

Born: 1948 in Streator, Illinois
Pen Name: None

Connection to Illinois: Rich O'Hara lived in Illinois from 1948 until he enlisted in the Air Force in 1971. His hometown is Streator, which is in LaSalle County. He graduated from Streator Township High School in 1966 as an honor student and attended the University of Illinois in Champaign/Urbana for five glorious years, graduating with a B. S. in Psychology in 1971. After a brief sojourn in the Air Force, he attended graduate school in Madison, Wisconsin and then embarked on a 30-year career in the environmental field. He retired in 2010 and started writing books as a hobby, mostly histories about his home town.

Biography: Following his graduation from the University of Illinois-Champaign, Rich enlisted as a Navigator with the KC-135 aerial refueling squadron in the US Air Force, 1971-1977. He graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 1980 with a M.S. in Urban and Regional Planning. From 1980 to 2010 he made his career in the Environmental field, working in succession with the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources, Waste Management, Inc. (Oak Brook), Sheaffer International (Glen Ellyn), & American Ecology in Boise, Idaho. He lives in Boise today, with his wife, Patti, an artist and actress of note.


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

Primary Audience(s): Adult readers

Richard O'Hara on WorldCat :

Selected Titles

  A few stories from Streator, Illinois :
ISBN: 9781500642747 OCLC: 893566449

CreateSpace, [United States] : c2014.

  America's greatest minstrel :
ISBN: 9781502387387 OCLC: 893567009

Honey Boy Evans was Americans greatest minstrel. He sang in a sweet tenor voice and his superb comedy made the whole country laugh ... This is the first biography of George 'Honey Boy' Evans.--Back cover.

  Home from the War :
ISBN: 1522846131 OCLC: 949905472

Consolidated Publishing, [United States] : [2016]

A well-illustrated compilation of the recollections and histories of ten veterans of World War II. The action ranges all across the globe and throughout the major branches of the service. First hand accounts of Pearl Harbor and other historic events create a unique experience for readers young and old.

  Little star :
ISBN: 9781500847111 OCLC: 894670622

CreateSpace, [United States] : ©2014.

  Streator Air Service :
ISBN: 9781505579628 OCLC: 903692187

Author, [United States] : ©2015.

  Streator Boys :
ISBN: 9781523686100 OCLC: 949905377

Consolidated Publishing, [United States] : [2016]

The story of three young men who left their hometown in the heart of the country and fought for our liberty on foreign shores.

  The narrow roads to the East and West :
ISBN: 9781511455862 OCLC: 934152515

This is the first book by a western writer to explore life along the Kumano Kodo, the sacred pilgrimage route in the mountainous Kii Peninsula of south central Japan. O'Hara deftly weaves together his own experiences with the stories of the cultural icons that dot his path. The result is a new appreciation of the beauty and importance of this little-known terrain.

  The sensation of the century :
ISBN: 1502550679 OCLC: 903693927

Author, [United States] : ©2014.

  The Sisters of Mercy :
ISBN: 9781497418837 OCLC: 893566035

CreateSpace, [United States] : ©2014.