Charles J Shields

Aug 11, 201930 minutes


Charles J Shields talks to Ivan about six things which he thinks should be better known. His biographies include Mockingbird: A Portrait of Harper Lee (2006), And So It Goes: Kurt Vonnegut (2011) and The Man Who Wrote The Perfect Novel: John Williams, Stoner and the Writing Life (2018). You can read more about Charles at www.charlesjshields.net and can

  1. Reversing the Chicago River https://www.chicagoline.com/blog/chicago-river-reversal/

  2. Winston Churchill at the Front in World War I https://winstonchurchill.org/publications/finest-hour/finest-hour-176/books-churchill-at-the-front/

    1. Burr Oak Cemetery near Chicago https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Burr_Oak_Cemetery

    2. Hero of Alexandria https://gizmodo.com/the-amazing-ancient-machines-of-hero-of-alexandria-1533213972

  3. James Weldon Johnson’s The Autobiography of an Ex-Colored Man https://www.english.illinois.edu/maps/poets/g_l/johnson/life.htm

  4. André Maurois’ biographies https://www.jewishvirtuallibrary.org/maurois-andr-x00e9

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