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Robert E. Hartley

Born: 1936 in Winfield, Kansas
Pen Name: None

Connection to Illinois: Robert was a journalist and group editor of the former Lidsey-Schaub newspapers in Illinois, which included papers in Decatur, Carbondale, East St. Louis, Edwardsville and Champaign-Urbana.

Biography: Hartley was a journalist and group editor of the former Lidsey-Schaub newspapers in Illinois. He has written books on Illinois history and politics, including books on Illinois politicians Paul Powell and Paul Simon. His book ''Lewis & Clark in the Illinois Coutnry: The Little-Told Story'' focuses on the prelude to the historic expedition, from the American Revolution to 1803, and the crucial six months in the winter of 1803-04 that the exploreres spent in the Illinois country, recruiting and gathering supplies and infomration. The expeditiion began more than 200 years ago with the creation of a camp near what is now known as Wood River in Madison County.

  • Award of Merit from Illinois State Historical Society in 1980 for ''Big Jim Thompson of Illinois'' Certificates of Excellence from the Illinois Historical Society in
  • -- 2007 for ''Death Underground

Primary Literary Genre(s): Non-Fiction

Primary Audience(s): Adult readers


Selected Titles

An uncertain tradition :
ISBN: 0809325497 OCLC: 51855403

Southern Illinois University Press, Carbondale : ©2003.

This sweeping survey constitutes the first comprehensive treatment of the 47 individuals -- 46 white males and one African American female -- who have been chosen to represent Illinois in the United States Senate from 1818 to 2003. Political issues changing over time are illuminated by the lives of participants in the politics of choice and service in the Senate. Integrated with the currents of local and national politics, the stories of the senators' lives and careers impart a distinct and wide-ranging view of Illinois's political traditions. From the notorious to the heroic, the popular to the pioneering, the senatorial roster includes such luminaries as "The Little Giant" Stephen A. Douglas; Lyman Trumbull, who served three terms in the Civil War era; "Uncle Dick" and "Black Jack," also known as Richard Oglesby and John A. Logan; the "Wizard of Ooze" Everett Dirksen; and modern leaders such as Adlai Stevenson III, Paul Simon, and Carol Moseley-Braun.

Battleground 1948 :
ISBN: 0809332663 OCLC: 856870651

Southern Illinois University Press, Carbondale : 2013.

The election year of 1948 remains to this day one of the most astonishing in U.S. political history. During this first general election after World War II, Americans looked to their governments for change. As the battle for the nation's highest office came to a head in Illinois, the state was embroiled in its own partisan showdowns-elections that would prove critical in the course of state and national history. In Battleground 1948, Robert E. Hartley offers the first comprehensive chronicle of this historic election year and its consequences, which still reso.

Big Jim Thompson of Illinois /
ISBN: 0528818244 OCLC: 5285925

Charles H. Percy :
ISBN: 0528810189 OCLC: 1529541

Rand McNally, Chicago : 1975.

Complete works of Lewis Carroll
ISBN: 9781908909367 OCLC: 949929862

Lewis Carroll was a prominent figure of the Victorian age, having not only written the Alice novels, but also varied works such as mathematical treatises, poetry and short stories. This eBook gives readers the unique opportunity of exploring Carroll's work in a manner never before possible. This is the complete and fully illustrated literary works of Lewis Carroll, with a selection of mathematical works too. (Version 3)illustrated with hundreds of images relating to Carroll's life and worksannotated with concise introductions to the novels and other worksALL the novels have their original Victorian illustrations - spend hours exploring the original Alice images and rarer images available nowhere elsethe original version of ALICE'S ADVENTURES UNDER GROUND, with Carroll's unique illustrationsincludes Sir John Tenniel's original illustrations for ALICE'S ADVENTURES IN WONDERLANDincludes rare poetry collections available in no other eBookspecial alphabetical list of poems - find that special poem quickly and easily!images of how the novels first appeared, giving your EReader a taste of the Victorian textsincludes a selection of Carroll's mathematical worksSPECIAL BONUS section of three biographies on Carroll - explore his fascinating life in detail!scholarly ordering of texts into chronological order and literary genres, allowing easy navigation around Carroll's diverse oeuvrePlease visit to browse through our range of exciting titlesCONTENTS:The NovelsALICE'S ADVENTURES UNDER GROUNDALICE'S ADVENTURES IN WONDERLANDTHROUGH THE LOOKING-GLASSSYLVIE AND BRUNOSYLVIE AND BRUNO CONCLUDEDThe Short StoriesA TANGLED TALEBRUNO'S REVENGE AND OTHER STORIESWHAT THE TORTOISE SAID TO ACHILLESThe Poetry CollectionsEARLY VERSEPROLOGUES TO PLAYSCOLLEGE RHYMES AND NOTESPHANTASMAGORIA AND OTHER POEMSTHE HUNTING OF THE SNARKTHREE SUNSETS AND OTHER POEMSPUZZLES FROM WONDERLANDACROSTICS, INSCRIPTIONS AND OTHER VERSESThe PoemsLIST OF POEMS IN ALPHABETICAL ORDERSelected Mathematical WorksSYMBOLIC LOGICTHE GAME OF LOGICTHE ALPHABET CIPHERFEEDING THE MINDThe BiographiesLIFE AND LETTERS OF L.CARROLL BY S.D.COLLINGWOODLEWIS CARROLL IN WONDERLAND BY BELLE MOSESTHE STORY OF LEWIS CARROLL BY ISA BOWMANPlease visit to browse through our range of exciting titles

Death underground :
ISBN: 0809327058 OCLC: 62897610

Southern Illinois University Press, Carbondale : ©2006.

"Death Underground: The Centralia and West Frankfort Mine Disasters examines two of the most devastating coal mine disasters in United States history since 1928. In two southern Illinois towns only forty miles apart, explosions killed 111 men at the Centralia No. 5 mine in 1947 and 119 men at the New Orient No. 2 mine in West Frankfort in 1951. Robert E. Hartley and David Kenney explain the causes of the accidents, identify who was to blame, and detail the emotional impact the disasters had on the survivors, their families, and their communities." "Politics at the highest level of Illinois government played a critical role in the conditions that led to the accidents, assert Hartley and Kenney, who outline how the outcome at the Centralia mine directly influenced the 1948 gubernatorial election. They also tell the story of Driscoll Scanlan, a state inspector at Centralia, who warned of an impending disaster but whose political enemies shifted the blame to him, ruining his career." "Hartley and Kenney include interviews with the survivors, a summary of the investigative records, and an analysis of the causes of both mine accidents. Augmented by twenty-nine illustrations, the volume also covers the history, culture, and ethnic pluralism of coal mining in Illinois and the United States. Book jacket."--Jacket.

Lewis and Clark in the Illinois country :
ISBN: 1401057942 OCLC: 50823712

Sniktau Publications ; Westminster, CO : 2002.

Paul Powell of Illinois :
ISBN: 0809322714 OCLC: 45733696

Southern Illinois University Press, Carbondale : ©1999.

Paul Simon :
ISBN: 9781441645036 OCLC: 608691545

Southern Illinois University Press, Carbondale : ©2009.

With Paul Simon: The Political Journey of an Illinois Original, author Robert E. Hartley presents the first thorough, objective volume on the journalistic and political career of one of Illinois's most respected public figures. Hartley's detailed account offers a fully rounded portrait of a man whose ideals and tenacity not only spurred reform on both state and national levels during his celebrated forty-year career but also established the lasting legacy of a political legend. Simon first became a public figure at the age of nineteen, when he assumed th.

Purpose, power and prison :
ISBN: 1796084522 OCLC: 1201197723

"What happened to the 11 men who served as governor of Illinois from 1933 to 2003? That is what this book is about. Each life is traced from highlights and lowlights in office to the day the music stopped and life played out as a former governor. Most of them would have preferred to continue serving as the state's chief executive. But that wasn't an option. Each man faced the challenges of a new life. Some performed well, some did not. The eleven are a mixed bag of personalities, ambitions and attempts at further glory. Their stories offer a rich assortment of adventures ranging from failure to success, from further political involvement to heroic legal battles, and efforts to earn their way. Yes, stories of three who went to prison, Kerner, Walker and Ryan, are included. For the first time in print, the rest of the story is available."--

Saving Yellowstone :
ISBN: 9781425771218 OCLC: 181072987

Sniktau Publications, Westminister, CO : ©2007.

Describes the August 1883 military expedition which was headed by President Chester A. Arthur and guided by Lt. Gen. Philip Sheridan, through the Wyoming Territory to reach Yellowstone National Park. Its goal was to inform citizens of the area's scenic attractions and the need to preserve the park.

The Dealmakers of Downstate Illinois: Paul Powell, Clyde L. Choate, John H. Stelle
ISBN: 0809334747 OCLC: 946887802

SIU Press 2016

Many people are unaware that from 1945 to 1975, downstate lawmakers dominated the Illinois political arena. In TheDealmakers of Downstate Illinois, Robert E. Hartley details the lives and contributions of three influential southern Illinois politicians, Paul Powell, Clyde Choate, and John Stelle. He describes how these "dealmakers" were able to work with Democrats and Republicans throughout the state to bring jobs and facilities to their region. Using a variety of coalitions, they maintained downstate political strength in the face of growing Chicago influence. Hartley traces the personal hist.

The Heroic and the Notorious: U.S. Senators from Illinois 2nd Edition
ISBN: 080933108X OCLC: 811410469

SIU Press Carbondale : 2012