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Mark Jacob

Pen Name: None

Connection to Illinois: Jacob lives in Evanston.

Biography: Mark Jacob served as executive news editor and Sunday editor at the ''Chicago Sun-Times''. He now serves as a deputy metro editor at the ''Chicago Tribune'' and was part of the team that won the 2001 Pulitzer Prize for explanatory journalism. He is a two-time Lisagor Award winner and co-writes the Tribune's biweekly feature ''10 Thing You Might Not Know'' with Stephan Benzkofer. Jacob is co-author of four books with his brother Matthew.


Mark Jacob on WorldCat :

Selected Titles

10 things you might not know about nearly everything :
ISBN: 1572841532 OCLC: 828056810

For years, the Chicago Tribune’s popular weekly column 10 Things You Might Not Know has been entertaining readers while informing them on a diverse range of fascinating subjects. 10 Things You Might Not Know About Nearly Everything is a carefully curated collection of these columns, presented in a fun, easy-to-read format. This book provides well-researched, obscure facts on a variety of topics such as arts, culture, money, food, politics, war, science, technology, language, and more. 10 Things You Might Not Know About Nearly Everything contains a plethora of surprising trivia and pertinent tidbits that will appeal to everyone, from history buffs to sports fans to foodies. From amusing, lighthearted topics, such as misspellings and extreme eating, to more serious subjects, such as World War II and prison, this collection of carefully researched and universally appealing trivia will make readers laugh and their jaws drop. This book leaves readers brighter, wittier, and more curious about a myriad of subjects they may have never encountered before.

Aftershock: The Human Toll of War: Haunting World War II Images by America's Soldier Photographers
ISBN: 099154188X OCLC:

CityFiles Press 2019

The world was in ruin at the end of World War II: from the Blitz in London to the aftermath of the atomic bomb blasts in Hiroshima and Nagasaki. A small group of Army soldiers witnessed it all. They photographed Germany's last push, the Battle of the Bulge, and they rode into Germany to witness unimagined destruction. They documented the Burma Road, which opened Mainland China to supplies, and saw war atrocities as far away as the Philippines. These soldier photographers are acclaimed for their war photographs, but their work showing the impact of total war has never been compiled in a book. As towns fell and the result of years of war were being laid bare, the world began to comprehend the impact of the war. Ruined cities were unearthed. The gates of concentration camps were flung open. Former prisoners, captured soldiers, and desperate refugees scoured the landscape for food and shelter. These GIs used cameras instead of guns, witnessing and capturing the loss and destruction on film. Their work is a remarkable record of pictures that is now housed at the National Archives. The photos they left behind are beautiful and brutal: cemeteries and churches. POWs and DPs. Surrenders and suicides. Liberators and prisoners. Many of the photos have never before been seen. None have been seen like this--scanned directly from original negatives for this book. Aftershock is a permanent record that shows what these soldiers saw. And it tells the story of these young photographers, whose lives were changed forever because of 1945.

Chicago Rules: Federal Cases that Defined the City and the Nation
ISBN: 0991541898 OCLC:

CityFiles Press 2019

A visual history of Chicago told through the District Court of Northern Illinois - including the trials of Al Capone, John Dillinger's Lady in Red, boxer Jack Johnson, and American legends like Mark Twain, Alexander Graham Bell, Michael Jackson and Michael Jordan. --Provided by publisher

Chicago under glass :
ISBN: 0226089304 OCLC: 77708684

University of Chicago Press : Chicago : 2007.

The Chicago Daily News boasted the inventive, aggressive writing of such luminaries as Carl Sandburg and Ben Hecht. It was also one of the first newspapers in the country to attract new readers by featuring black-and-white photography.

Treacherous Beauty: Peggy Shippen, The Woman Behind Benedict Arnold's Plot To Betray America
ISBN: 076277388X OCLC:

Lyons Press 2012

Reveals the true story of Peggy Shippen, Benedict Arnold's wife and socialite who used her connections within both American and British society to help her husband, Benedict Arnold, and friend, John Andre, plot against the colonists during the Revolutionary War.

What the Great Ate: A Curious History of Food and Fame
ISBN: 0307461955 OCLC: 419801652

Three Rivers Press, New York : ©2010.

A lighthearted pop history of the diets of celebrities and famous historical figures shares whimsical anecdotes, including Angelina Jolie's consumption of roaches and Lord Byron's vinegar weight-loss regime.