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Andrew Santella

Born: in Chicago, Illinois
Pen Name: None

Connection to Illinois: Born and raised in Chicago, he graduated from Loyola University. He now lives about 50 miles outside Chicago with his wife and son.

Biography: Andrew Santella is an independent writer and editor. His work appears frequently in GQ and the New York Times Book Review. He has also written for Slate, Details, the New York Times Magazine, the Chicago Reader, Commonweal, Chicago Magazine, Notre Dame Magazine, Christian Science Monitor, Nickelodeon and the Chicago Sun-Times. He is the author of about sixty nonfiction books for kids, most on topics in American history. He is also managing editor of Elmhurst Collegeís Prospect Magazine.


Primary Literary Genre(s): Non-Fiction

Primary Audience(s): Children

Andrew Santella on WorldCat :

Selected Titles

Air Force One /
ISBN: 0761319263 OCLC: 48857962

Millbrook Press, Brookfield, Conn. : ©2003.

It is a technological wonder, equipped with advanced communications systems and top-secret, high-tech defenses. But what makes Air Force One truly special is the passenger the plane is designed to carry - the president of the United States. Since the first secret presidential flight of Franklin Delano Roosevelt in 1943, air travel has played an important role in the story of the American presidency. Step aboard Air Force One for a rare behind-the-scenes look at the workings of the president's plane, and take a tour of some of the most remarkable moments in the history of Air Force One.

Building the New York subway
ISBN: 9780531211014 OCLC: 64427462

Children's Press, New York : ©2007.

A history of how New York City's famous subway was constructed.

Daniel Boone and the Cumberland Gap
ISBN: 9780531186879 OCLC: 49031875

Children's Press, New York : ©2002.

A biography of Daniel Boone, focusing on his efforts as a pioneer and trailblazer during America's westward expansion.

Henry Hudson /
ISBN: 0531165779 OCLC: 45100698

Franklin Watts, New York : ©2001.

Henry Hudson searched for a northern passage to Asia in the early 1600s. On several expeditions, he explored the waters of the Arctic and Atlantic Oceans. Although he failed to find this passageway, he discovered the river and the bay that now bear his name.

Illinois history
ISBN: 9781432902681 OCLC: 190843603

Heinemann Library, Chicago, Ill. : ©2008.

Contains many fascinating and historical facts that tell the story of Illinois.

Jacques Cartier /
ISBN: 1588105946 OCLC: 47443729

Heinemann Library, Chicago : ©2002.

Presents an account of Cartier's life and explorations and examines their impact on history and the world.

James Monroe :
ISBN: 0516242008 OCLC: 50041179

Children's Press, New York : ©2003.

The life and long political career of the fifth president of the United States, whose Monroe Doctrine proclaimed opposition to further European control in the western hemisphere.

ISBN: 9780531248850 OCLC: 855491793

Describes the history, geography, ecology, people, economy, cities, and sights of the state of Kentucky, and includes ideas for classroom assignments.

Lewis and clark.
ISBN: 0531165787 OCLC: 795385737

Franklin Watts, [Place of publication not identified] : 2002.

Sieur de LaSalle /
ISBN: 1588105989 OCLC: 47443734

Heinemann Library, Chicago : ©2002.

Presents an account of LaSalle's life and explorations and examines their impact on history and the world.

The flag
ISBN: 9781429691925 OCLC: 774867560

Capstone Press, North Mankato, Minn. : ©2013.