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Glenn Alan Cheney

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Glenn Alan Cheney is a writer and journalist. He is the author of more than 20 books of fiction and nnfiction and hundreds of articles, op-ed essays, translations, short stories, and poems.

Among his most recent and well known books are "Thanksgiving: The Pilgrims' First Year in America," "Journey on the Estrada Real: Encounters in he Mountains of Brazil," and "Journey to Chernobyl: Encounters in a Radioactive Zone."

Cheney is editor and translator of "Ex Cathedra: Stories by Machado de Assis -- Bilingual Edition."

Cheney's nonfiction uses a strong human element and touches of humor to bring life into subjects that might otherwise be dull or technical.

Cheney has a B.A. in Philosophy, an MA in Communication, an MA in English, and an MFA in Cr
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Average rating: 4.07 · 224 ratings · 101 reviews · 31 distinct works · Similar authors
Thanksgiving: The Pilgrims'...
4.17 of 5 stars 4.17 avg rating — 127 ratings — published 2007 — 5 editions
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Journey to Chernobyl: Encou...
3.65 of 5 stars 3.65 avg rating — 34 ratings — published 1995 — 4 editions
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Journey on the Estrada Real...
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Chernobyl: The Ongoing Stor...
3.56 of 5 stars 3.56 avg rating — 9 ratings — published 1994
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Love and Death in the Kingd...
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Acts Of Ineffable Love: Sto...
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They Never Knew: The Victim...
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Drugs, Teens, and Recovery:...
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How a Nation Reports its Grief (History)
1 chapters   —   updated May 03, 2013 11:37AM
Description: An essay on unexpected findings as I researched press accounts of the death of Lincoln.
Thanksgiving: The Pilgrims' First Year in America (Nonfiction)
1 chapters   —   updated Jul 24, 2009 07:03AM
Description: This is the foreword to the book, exploring the question of how best to reflect truth.
Ode Ocean Ours (Poetry)
1 chapters   —   updated Jul 23, 2009 02:45PM
Description: A poem about the environment and pullution and manatees and you and me
Come and Get It (poetry) (Poetry)
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Description: A poem about consumerism and life and...
Everything Screwy (Poetry)
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Description: A Poem about fraud and communication
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-- Quilombo dos Palmares: Brazil's Lost Nation of Fugitive Slaves

-- Ex Cathedra: Stories by Mac
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-- Quilombo dos Palmares: Brazil's Lost Nation of Fugitive Slaves

-- Ex Cathedra: Stories by Mac
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-- Quilombo dos Palmares: Brazil's Lost Nation of Fugitive Slaves

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Francesca Forrest is on page 107 of 325 of Quilombo dos Palmares: The writing is lively and opinionated (as is natural, given the topic); sometimes I wonder, though, about assumptions given the evidence to draw from. But still *very* enlightening and interesting.
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This is a book of excerpts from 6 books by Glenn Alan Cheney, to wit:

- Thanksgiving: The Pilgrims' First Year in America
- Journey on the Estrada Real: Encounters in the Mountains of Brazil
- Frankenstein on the Cusp of Something
- Passion in an Imprope
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Thanksgiving by Glenn Alan Cheney
"This book is to the first Thanksgiving, as Undaunted Courage is to the Lewis and Clark expedition. The prologue alone is the best concise description of the political and religious issues gripping England and Europe and ultimately forcing the Pilg..." Read more of this review »
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" Steve has written a very nice review of "Quilombo dos Palmares: Brazil's Lost Nation of Fugitive Slaves," but he has identified the place as "Peru." I ...more "
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