Jim Murphy





Jim Murphy

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in Kearny, New Jersey, The United States
September 25, 1947

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an American author of more than 35 nonfiction and fiction books for children, young adults, and general audiences, including more than 30 about American history. He won the Margaret Edwards Award from the American Library Association in 2010 for his contribution in writing for teens. Jim lives in Maplewood, New Jersey, in a hundred-year-old house with his wife Alison Blank, a children’s TV producer and children’s book author and editor, his two talented musician sons, a regal mutt, an African water frog that will live forever, and a house vast collection of books..


Average rating: 3.79 · 8,399 ratings · 1,249 reviews · 63 distinct works · Similar authors
An American Plague: The Tru...
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West to a Land of Plenty: T...
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The Great Fire
3.8 of 5 stars 3.80 avg rating — 1,060 ratings — published 1995 — 12 editions
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My Face to the Wind: The Di...
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Truce: The Day the Soldiers...
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Blizzard: The Storm that Ch...
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The Giant and How He Humbug...
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The Journal Of James Edmond...
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“Sometimes...I lose myself in looking back upon the ocean which I have passed, and now and then find myself surprised by a tear in reflecting upon the friends I have lost, and the scenes of distress that I have witnessed, and which I was unable to relieve.

—Dr. Benjamin Rush”
Jim Murphy, An American Plague: The True and Terrifying Story of the Yellow Fever Epidemic of 1793

“The fire was barely fifteen minutes old. What followed was a series of fatal errors that set the fire free and doomed the city to a fiery death.”
Jim Murphy, The Great Fire

“...a single tongue of flame shooting out the side of the O'Learys' barn.
(Where the fire started)”
Jim Murphy, The Great Fire

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