Charles J Shields


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 and can

1. Reversing the Chicago River

2. Winston Churchill at the Front in World War I

3. Burr Oak Cemetery near Chicago

4. Hero of Alexandria

5. James Weldon Johnson’s The Autobiography of an Ex-Colored Man

6. André Maurois’ biographies

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