Cleveland Civil War Roundtable -
1890 E. 107th Street
Barbara Whalen presents, "The Fighting McCooks"
Barbara Whalen was born in Detroit,
Michigan and graduated from Marymount College in Tarrytown, New
York. She is a former newspaper columnist, radio and television
writer, and advertising executive. Her husband, Charles, a former
professor of economics at the University of Dayton, served twelve
years in the Ohio General Assembly and another twelve years in the
United States Congress as Ohio's Third District Representative.
Together the Whalens have
co-authored four nonfiction books, including The Longest Debate:
a Legislative History of the 1964 Civil Rights Act. While
researching that book, the Whalens came upon the archives of the
McCook family, and their initial interest in researching the McCooks
turned into a twenty year project, culminating in the 2006
publication of The Fighting McCooks - America's Famous Fighting Family. Barbara and Charles
Whalen live in Bethesda, Maryland.
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