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John MacLean
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Full name

John Norman Maclean

Alternative names

John N. Maclean

Presence at Shimer


Presence on Earth



Shimer College 1964


Mount Carroll period alum

John Maclean was a student at Shimer College during the Mount Carroll period, graduating in 1964.

Brief description[]

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John Norman Maclean (b. 1943) is an American author and journalist, known for his writing about wildland firefighting. Maclean holds a bachelor's degree from Shimer College, a Great Books college in Chicago, and was a Nieman Fellow in Journalism at Harvard University. He worked for the City News Bureau and the Chicago Tribune for many years before leaving the Tribune to work on his first book, Fire on the Mountain, in 1995. He has published numerous books since then, including Young Men and Fire, Fire and Ashes, and The Thirtymile Fire. (from Shimer College Wiki)




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