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Dee Brown

Born: February 28, 1908 in Alberta, Louisiana
Died: Dec. 12, 2002 in Little Rock, Arkansas (at age 94)

Pen Name: None

Connection to Illinois: Brown was an agriculture librarian at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign from 1948 - 1972. While there, he earned a master's degree in library science and became a professor. His remains are interred in Urbana.

Biography: Dee Brown is best known for his work, ''Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee'' (1971). He wrote prolifically on the American West. His work, ''Hear the Lonesome Whistle Blow'' (1977), deals with the expansion of the railroads. Brown was an Agriculture Librarian and professor at the University of Illinois in Champaign-Urbana.

  • Buffalo Award, 1971 for ''Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee'' Awarded ''Illinois Author of the Year'' by the Illinois Association of Teachers of English in 1971. Illinoisian of the Year, 1972 from the Illinois News Broadcasters Association

Primary Audience(s): Adult readers; Children; Children; Young adult readers

Dee Brown on WorldCat :

Selected Titles

  Bury my heart at Wounded Knee :
ISBN: 9781435153424 OCLC: 890378482

Bury my heart at Wounded Knee :
ISBN: 0099526409 OCLC: 165406397

Vintage, London : 2007.

Dee Brown on the Civil War.
ISBN: 9781504049597 OCLC: 1011106311

Open Road Media, New York : 2017.

Three true tales of Civil War combat, as recounted by a #1 New York Times-bestselling author of Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee. The acclaimed historian of the American West turns his attention to the country's bloody civil conflict, chronicling the exploits of extraordinary soldiers who served in unexpected ways at a pivotal moment in the nation's history. Grierson's Raid: The definitive work on one of the most astonishing missions of the Civil War's early days. For two weeks in the spring of 1862, Col. Benjamin Grierson, a former music teacher, led 1,700 Union cavalry troops on a raid from Tennessee to Louisiana. The improbably successful mission diverted Confederate attention from Grant's crossing of the Mississippi and set the stage for the Siege of Vicksburg. General Sherman called it the most brilliant expedition of the war. The Bold Cavaliers: In 1861, Brig. Gen. John Hunt Morgan and his brother-in-law Basil Duke put together a group of formidable horsemen, and set to violent work. Morgan's Raiders began in their home state, staging attacks, recruiting new soldiers, and intercepting Union telegraphs. Most were imprisoned after unsuccessful incursions into Ohio and Indiana years later, but some Raiders would escape, regroup, and fight again in different conflicts. Accurate and frequently exciting (Kirkus Reviews). The Galvanized Yankees: The little-known and awe-inspiring true story of a group of captured Confederate soldiers who chose to serve in the Union Army rather than endure the grim conditions of prisoner of war camps. An accurate, interesting, and sometimes thrilling account of an unusual group of men who rendered a valuable service to the nation in a time of great need (The New York Times Book Review).

Dee Brown's Civil War anthology /
ISBN: 1574160095 OCLC: 38324551

Clear Light, Santa Fe, N.M. : ©1998.

Detailed accounts of the 14 most important battles fought in the West, including the Battle of Wilson's Creek and the Battle of Westport.

Hear that lonesome whistle blow /
ISBN: 0099440741 OCLC: 49692156

Vintage, London : 2002.

Hear that lonesome whistle blow :
ISBN: 9781453274200 OCLC: 825550885

Open Road Integrated Media, New York : 2012.

A fascinating and atmospheric history of the transcontinental railroad & mdash;the nineteenth century & rsquo;s greatest and most relentless feat of national expansion Hear that Lonesome Whistle Blow unspools the history of the beginnings of the American railroad system. By the mid-nineteenth century, settlers in Missouri and California were separated by a vast landscape that dwarfed and isolated them, conquerable only by & ldquo;the demonic power of the Iron Horse and its bands of iron track. & rdquo; Although the building of the great railroad is commonly known as a story of romance, adventure, and progress, it also has a dark side, as profiteers decimated American Indian tribes, exploited workers, and destroyed ecosystems. Despite this, by the turn of the twentieth century, five major railroads would span the continent. This account vividly illustrates the railroad builders & rsquo; breathtaking skill, ambition, and ingenuity. . Brown compellingly tells a high-stakes tale, an exhilarating history that still holds lessons for today. This ebook features an illustrated biography of Dee Brown including rare photos from the author & rsquo;s personal collection.

Images of the old West
ISBN: 0517200120 OCLC: 34598064

Park Lane Press, New York : 1996.

C1 FY 2016-2017 donated 6/17 car.

Pardon my pandemonium :
ISBN: 0935304649 OCLC: 10298873

August House, Little Rock : 1984.

Tales of the warrior ants,
ISBN: 039920315X OCLC: 623411

Putnam New York, [1973]

A description of the characteristics and behavior of warrior ants based on the observation and experiences of various scientists and explorers.

  The American spa :
ISBN: 0914546414 OCLC: 8951377

Rose Pub. Co., Little Rock, Ark. : ©1982.

The Westerners
ISBN: 0030883601 OCLC: 737047

Holt, Rinehart and Winston New York, [1974]

Includes material on George Catlin, Francis Parkman, Josiah Gregg, John Butterfield, Theodore Roosevelt, among others.

Wave high the banner :
ISBN: 0826320120 OCLC: 40821087

University of New Mexico Press, Albuquerque, N.M. : 1999.

Wave High the Banner is the little-known first novel by Dee Brown, one of the most prolific, influential, and popular writers on the American frontier experience. Brown skillfully weaves fact and fiction to recount Crockett's earliest apprenticeships and first loves, his marriage to his childhood sweetheart, his numerous moves ever deeper into the wilderness, his turbulent years as a frontier politician in Tennessee, and his part in the doomed and bloody defense of the Alamo in Texas. Brown re-creates a complex and richly textured Crockett who was a soldier, lover, husband, father, widower, Indian fighter, hunter, humorist, local politician, and champion of the common people, both white and Indian.

When the century was young /
ISBN: 0874832675 OCLC: 28254855

August House Publishers, Little Rock : 1993.

Brown recalls his childhood in Louisianna and Arkansas, his start in newspapers, Washington in the early years of the New Deal, being drafted in WWII, and working as a military librarian in the Cold War.

  When the Century Was Young :
ISBN: 1306628687 OCLC: 877041114

Open Road Media, 2012.

The insightful and heartwarming memoir of one of twentieth-century America's most celebrated frontier writersDee Brown's fascinating memoir describes a writer's evolution-and a time when catching rides on trains or seeing the landing of a Curtiss Jenny airplane were simple and profound pleasures. Brown traces his upbringing in Arkansas in the early 1900s, and the oil boom that hit his tiny town. He writes of how he fell under the spell of books and history, and of his eventual work as a journalist and printer before finding his true love-the American West-which would lead to his penning the classic Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee. Written with gentle humor and a scholar's curiosity, When the Century Was Young is a wistful look at youth during a poignant moment in American history. This ebook features an illustrated biography of Dee Brown including rare photos from the author's personal collection.