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About the Author

“A great American writer has been born.”

~Jack Coombe, Historian and Novelist


John Glavin is a lifelong Chicagoan who loves its history and its stories.

As a department chair for 25 years at Glenbrook North High School, he published textbooks on writing including one selling a total of 500,000 copies. After retiring he researched and collected over 100 books on the Columbian Exposition. He developed Trapped on the Wheel from 1994 to 2008 as a labor of love.

Currently, he is writing the sequel to Trapped on the Wheel about Alessandra and the Pullman Railroad Strike of 1894, entitled Striker!

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