Authors talked about their books in conversation with Rick Kogan. Topics included why John Dillinger was remembered in history while… read more
Authors talked about their books in conversation with Rick Kogan. Topics included why John Dillinger was remembered in history while the more famous Maxwell brothers were not. Issues included geography, the media, the effects of incarceration, and the social context of the lives of these men. They also responded to questions from members of the audience.
Elliot J. Gorn is the author of Dillinger’s Wild Ride: The Year That Made America’s Public Enemy Number One (Oxford University Press, USA; June 4, 2009). John Hallwas is the author of Dime Novel Desperadoes: The Notorious Maxwell Brothers (University of Illinois Press; July 16, 2008).
This 11 a.m. CDT program from the Chicago Tribune Printers Row Lit Fest was held on the Books and Media Stage in the Lake Room of University Center. Included in program ID 287574-1. close
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- Elliott J. Gorn Professor Brown University->American Civilization and History
- John E. Hallwas Professor Emeritus Western Illinois University->English
- Rick Kogan Senior Writer Chicago Tribune->Magazine
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