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Author : Mike Royko
ISBN : 0452261678
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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In probing the career of Chicago's mayor the author illuminates the workings of the political machine which runs the city
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Author : Mike Royko
ISBN : 9781101660584
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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"The best book ever written about an American city, by the best journalist of his time.”— Jimmy Breslin New edition of the classic story of the late Richard J. Daley, politician and self-promoter extraordinaire, from his inauspicious youth on Chicago’s South Side through his rapid climb to the seat of power as mayor and boss of the Democratic Party machine. A bare-all account of Daley’s cardinal sins as well as his milestone achievements, this scathing work by Chicago journalist Mike Royko brings to life the most powerful political figure of his time: his laissez-faire policy toward corruption, his unique brand of public relations, and the widespread influence that earned him the epithet of “king maker.” The politician, the machine, the city—Royko reveals all with witty insight and unwavering honesty, in this incredible portrait of the last of the backroom Caesars. New edition includes an Introduction in which the author reflects on Daley’s death and the future of Chicago. From the Trade Paperback edition.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Early Royko

Author : Mike Royko
ISBN : 9780226730752
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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Combining the incisive pen of a newspaperman and the compassionate soul of a poet, Mike Royko became a Chicago institution—in Jimmy Breslin’s words, "the best journalist of his time." Early Royko: Up Against It in Chicago will restore to print the legendary columnist’s earliest writings, which chronicle 1960s Chicago with the moral vision, ironic sense, and razor-sharp voice that would remain Royko’s trademark. This collection of early columns from the Chicago Daily News ranges from witty social commentary to politically astute satire. Some of the pieces are falling-down funny and others are tenderly nostalgic, but all display Royko’s unrivaled skill at using humor to tell truth to power. From machine politicians and gangsters to professional athletes, from well-heeled Chicagoans to down-and-out hoodlums, no one escapes Royko’s penetrating gaze—and resounding judgment. Early Royko features a memorable collection of characters, including such well-known figures as Hugh Hefner, Mayor Richard J. Daley, and Dr. Martin Luther King. But these boldfaced names are juxtaposed with Royko’s beloved lesser knowns from the streets of Chicago: Mrs. Peak, Sylvester "Two-Gun Pete" Washington, and Fats Boylermaker, who gained fame for leaning against a corner light pole from 2 a.m. Saturday until noon Sunday, when his neighborhood tavern reopened for business. Accompanied by a foreword from Rick Kogan, this new edition will delight Royko’s most ardent fans and capture the hearts of a new generation of readers. As Kogan writes, Early Royko "will remind us how a remarkable relationship began—Chicago and Royko, Royko and Chicago—and how it endures."
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Gefangen Im Sexus

Author : Norman Mailer
ISBN : 3426003600
Genre : Sex differences (Psychology)
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Royko In Love

Author : Mike Royko
ISBN : 9780226730790
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Street-smart, wickedly funny, piercingly perceptive, and eloquent enough to win a Pulitzer Prize, Mike Royko continues to have legions of devoted fans who still wonder “what Royko would have said” about some outrageous piece of news. One thing he hardly ever wrote or talked about, though, was his private life, especially the time he shared with his first wife, Carol. She was the love of his life, and her premature death at the age of forty-four shook him to his soul. Mike’s unforgettable public tribute to Carol was a heart-wrenching column written on what would have been her forty-fifth birthday, “November Farewell.” His most famous and requested piece, it was the end of an untold story. Royko in Love offers that story’s moving and utterly beguiling beginning in letters that “Mick” Royko, then a young airman, wrote to his childhood sweetheart, Carol Duckman. He had been in love with her since they were kids on Chicago’s northwest side, but she was a beauty and he was, well, anything but. Before leaving for Korea, he was crushed to hear she was getting married, but after returning to Blaine Air Force Base in Washington, he learned she was getting a divorce. Mick soon began to woo Carol in a stream of letters that are as fervent as they are funny. Collected here for the first time, Royko’s letters to Carol are a mixture of sweet seduction, sarcastic observations on military life, a Chicago kid’s wry view of rural folk, the pain of self-doubt, and the fear of losing what is finally so close, but literally so far. His only weapons against Carol’s many suitors were his pen, his ardor, and his brilliance. And they won her heart.
Category: Biography & Autobiography


Author : David Mamet
ISBN : 9783959677929
Genre : Fiction
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Chicago in den Zwanzigerjahren des vorigen Jahrhunderts: Gangs kontrollieren die gesamte Stadt und liefern sich erbitterte Kämpfe um ihr Territorium. Mittendrin Mike Hodge, Lokalreporter der Chicago Tribune. Wobei Mike vortrefflich darüber streiten könnte, ob die größeren Ganoven nicht doch im Rathaus oder bei der Polizei sitzen. Er weiß viel und hat sich mit allen Mächtigen bereits angelegt. Als seine Geliebte Annie vor seinen Augen ermordet wird, ist ihm klar, dass ihm dadurch eine Lektion erteilt werden soll. Aber von wem? Mike schwört, Annies Tod zu rächen. Und so begibt er sich auf Spurensuche in der Chicagoer Unterwelt ...
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Literature Suppressed On Political Grounds

Author : Margaret Bald
ISBN : 9780816071517
Genre : Censorship
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Literature Suppressed on Religious Grounds, Revised Edition profiles the censorship of many such essential works of literature. The entries new to this edition include extensive coverage of the Harry Potter series, which has been frequently banned in the United States on the grounds that it promotes witchcraft, as well as entries on two popular textbook series, The Witches by Roald Dahl, Women Without Men: A Novel of Modern Iran, and more. Also included are updates to such entries as The Satanic Verses by Salman Rushdie and On the Origin of Species by Charles Darwin.
Category: Censorship


Author : Aleksandar Hemon
ISBN : 9783641187422
Genre : Fiction
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Ein virtuos erzählter Road Trip zu den eigenen Wurzeln 1908 wird in Chicago der junge osteuropäische Einwanderer Lazarus Averbuch, ein vermeintlicher Anarchist, vom Polizeipräsidenten aus nächster Nähe erschossen. Hundert Jahre später will der bosnisch-amerikanische Schriftsteller Brik die Wahrheit über diesen angeblichen Anarchisten ans Licht bringen. Mit seinem Freund Rora macht er sich auf den Weg in die Heimat von Lazarus - ihre Reise wird zu einer Suche nach den eigenen Wurzeln. Eine lakonisch und höchst unterhaltsam erzählte Geschichte über politische Hysterie, Heimatlosigkeit und geplatzte Träume. Und die Geschichte einer Männerfreundschaft, die ihresgleichen sucht.
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