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Jim Hargrove

Jim Hargrove

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Profile: Author of more than 30 published books and numerous magazine and encyclopedia articles. Development and maintenance of a large-scale website and several smaller ones. Numerous Chicago-area radio and television appearances. Currently a licensed Wisconsin Realtor®.

Education: BA in American History, University of Illinois at Chicago. Numerous continuing education courses in computer science and real estate.


Licensed Realtor: 2002 - present
Bear Realty, Inc., 7353 256th Ave, Salem, WI 53168

Freelance Writer: 1984 – present
Jim Hargrove Book Productions, 22410 88th St., Salem, WI 53168 (previously P.O. Box 564, Fox Lake, IL 60020)

Other Experience: Managing Editor for three Chicago-area publishers. Public school teacher in Chicago.

Some of my Published Books: Computer Wars, Microcomputers at Work, 500 Things to Do in Chicago for Free, Gateway to Freedom, Martin Sheen—Actor and Activist, Steven Spielberg—Amazing Filmmaker, Enchantment of Germany, Enchantment of Belgium, Ferdinand Magellan, The Story of the Blackhawk War, Jonas Salk and the Discovery of the Polio Vaccine, and almost 30 others.

Specialized Skills: Thorough knowledge of html markup and web server protocols; expert online and traditional research abilities, experienced public speaker, 35mm photographer with scores of published photos, understanding of basic home construction techniques.

Awards: Milwaukee Magazine's “Five Star Realtor” for 2013 and 2014; Chicago Children's Reading Round Table; Learning magazine's “Best of the Year,” JFK Web Zone.

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