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John N. Maclean was a reporter and editor for the Chicago Tribune for thirty years. He is currently at work on his second book. (Bowker Author Biography)
— biography from Fire on the Mountain: The True Story of the South Canyon Fire

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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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