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Name: Jeff FleischerPen Name: None Genre: Non-Fiction Born: Sites:
Illinois ConnectionFleischer lives in Chicago and is a former Chicago improv comic and local radio talk show host.
Biographical and Professional InformationJeff Fleischer is a Chicago-based author and journalist. He has also worked in San Francisco, Australia and New Zealand, and has written for many national and international publications including the Sydney Morning Herald, Mother Jones, National Geographic Traveler, Chicago Magazine, Mental_Floss, and the like. A veteran newsroom editor, he also edits books, articles and screenplays and is a screenwriter, documentary filmmaker, photographer and visual artist. Fleischer has a degree in journalism and history from Indiana University and a master's in journalism from the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University.
- The Latest Craze: A Short History of Mass Hysterias, Fall River Press, 2011
- Rockin' the Boat: 50 Iconic Revolutionaries - From Joan of Arc to Malcom X, Zest Books, 2015
- Votes of Confidence: A Young Person's Guide to American Elections, Zest Books, 2016
Titles At Your Library
The Latest Craze: A Short History of Mass Hysterias
ISBN: 1435129776 Fall River Press. 2011 Human history is full of examples of irrational mass behavior, from 1600s Tulip Mania to the Tickle Me Elmo rush of the 1990s. Greed, whimsy, fear, and madness have driven us to lose our minds over railroads, dances, satellites, and electric fans. With more than sixty entries, The Latest Craze showcases the varieties of ways-past and present-in which we can find ourselves following the crowd. Will we ever learn? Probably not, but it's as entertaining as it is enlightening to see how the parade of absurdity continues to play out.
Rockin' the Boat: 50 Iconic Revolutionaries - From Joan of Arc to Malcom X
ISBN: 1936976749 Zest Books. 2015
We love to root for the underdog, and that's part of why we're drawn to the stories of revolutionaries. Whether they fail, succeed, or succeed only to become what they once fought against, people who can rally others to their cause and shake up the status quo tend to be inherently interesting. Rockin' the Boat tells the stories of 50 such legends throughout the world, from people fed up with the Roman Empire and the revolutionaries who helped create America.
Votes of Confidence: A Young Person's Guide to American Elections
ISBN: 1936976900 Zest Books. 2016
Following an interesting and hotly contested election year in 2016, Votes of Confidence offers young readers an essential guide to the past, present, and future of American elections.