John Chodes has had twenty articles and three monographs published related to the War for Southern Independence and Reconstruction. His next book is on Abraham Lincoln (Algora 2008).
The monograph The Paradox of Jabez L.M. Curry: State Sovereignty to Federalized Schools led to the writing of the current work. In the second monograph, The Constitution and State Sovereignty, Mr. Chodes condensed the Jefferson Davis’ classic book, The Rise and Fall of the Confederate Government, which describes how the United States Constitution was ratified on the basis of secession being an accepted alternative if the Federal government over-stepped its mandated powers.The third monograph, The Union League: Washington’s Klan, describes the Federal government’s agency, the Union League, which equaled or surpassed the Ku Klux Klan in brutality toward Southern freedmen.
His articles, mostly relating to the history of the federalizing of Southern education, culture and property, have appeared in Chronicles, The Freeman, Social Justice Review, The New York Tribune, Southern Partisan, and Southern Events.
Chodes has a long list of credits including:
Plays: A Howling Wilderness [2001, Theater for the New City, New York], Molineaux, a musical [1995, Theatre Row Theater, New York], The Longboat [1987, Harold Clurman Theater, New York], Frederick Two [1985, Westbeth Theater Center, New York. Scheduled for Broadway, cancelled when producer died], Slaves [1982, Park Royal Hotel, New York], Molineaux [as a drama, 1979, Playwrights Horizons, New York and also Boston and San Francisco], Avenue A Anthology [1969 and 1970 at Federal and WPA theaters, New York].
Non-Fiction Books: Bruce Jenner [1977, biography of the 1976 Olympic decathlon gold-medalist], Corbitt [1974, biography of Ted Corbitt, the first African-American runner to compete in an Olympic marathon. Corbitt was Mr. Chodes’ athletic mentor. Awarded “Journalistic Excellence Award” from Road Runners Club of America and “One of the Best Sports Books of the Year” by The New York Times.] How They Train: Long Distances [1973, interviews with Olympic marathoners concerning their work-out regimens.]
Cinema: As a result of Corbitt, technical advisor to Dustin Hoffman in the Paramount Pictures film, Marathon Man.
Promotion Writer: The New York Times, Forbes, Business Week, Fortune, Cue.
Communications Director, Libertarian Party of New York: Over one-hundred articles, editorial replies and chapters in four books published, promoting the “free market” in The New York Times, Chronicles, Reason, The Freeman, CBS-TV, NBC-TV, ABC-TV, FOX-TV, etc.
Photography: Newsweek publicity photographer. Photographer for Track and Field News, Athletics Weekly [in England], Long Distance Log. Photos in Town and Country and photo-stories in Brooklyn Daily Eagle, Brooklyn Heights Press, The Phoenix, and the Brooklyn Record.