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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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How a Nation Reports its Grief (History)
1 chapters   —   updated May 13, 2015 06:36PM
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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