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June 24, 2007
Robert Kurson
Author, "Crashing Through"
Robert Kurson BIO:
BACKGROUND:
· Practiced real estate law, but quit to pursue a writing career.
· Worked full-time as a drapery and window blinds installer and later as a Wal-Mart options trader at the Chicago Board Options Exchange.
· Hired by the Chicago Sun-Times as a data entry clerk, a position that led to a full-time features writing job.
· In 2000, Esquire published “My Favorite Teacher,” his first magazine story, which became a finalist for a National Magazine Award.
· Later moved from the Sun-Times to Chicago magazine, then to Esquire, where he is a contributing editor.

AUTHOR:
“Shadow Divers: The True Adventure of Two Americans Who Risked Everything to Solve One of the Last Mysteries of World War II” (2004)

EDUCATION:
Bachelor’s degree in philosophy from University of Wisconsin, Law degree from Harvard Law School

PERSONAL:
Grew up in the Chicago suburbs. Currently lives in Chicago.


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Info: Robert Kurson discusses his new book, "Crashing Through: A True Story of Risk, Adventure, and the Man Who Dared to See." The book recounts Mike May’s personal experiences about being blind and later having his vision restored.

Book Website: "Crashing Through"





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