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With the incisive pen of a newspaperman and the compassionate soul of a poet, Mike Royko was a Chicago institution who became, in Jimmy Breslin's words, "the best journalist of his time." Royko was by all accounts a difficult man, who would chew out his assistants every morning and retire to the Billy Goat Tavern every night. But his writing was magic. No one captured Chicago like Mike Royko. No one wrote with his honesty, his toughness, his passion, and his humor.

In this, the first comprehensive biography of one of the most important Chicagoans of the century, Dick Ciccone, a long-time colleague and editor of Royko's at the Chicago Tribune, captures Royko at his best and at his worst. We see Royko on his tenth drink of the afternoon. We see him sweating over columns minutes before deadline. We see him romancing his wife and torturing his legmen. We see him barbequeing ribs and riffing on politicians. Mike Royko was a man of the people. With his keen sense of justice and his murderous pen, he became the most widely read columnist in Chicago history. His column was syndicated in more than 600 newspapers across the country.

With 7500 columns spanning four decades, Royko's writing reflects a radically changing America. Royko not only tells the story of one of America's greatest newspapermen, but also explores the dramatic changes in journalism over the course of the twentieth century.

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In this comprehensive biography of Mike Royko, one of the most important Chicagoans in history, Ciccone not only tells the story of the great newspaperman but also explores the dramatic changes in journalism and in American society over the course of the 20th century. of photos.

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An acclaimed biography of one of the greatest, grittiest reporters of our time

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His column was syndicated in more than 600 newspapers across the country. With 7500 columns spanning four decades, Royko's writing reflects a radically changing America. Royko not only tells the story of one of America's greatest newspapermen, but also explores the dramatic changes in journalism over the course of the twentieth century.

About the Author

F. Richard Ciccone is a veteran Chicago newsman who has been a reporter for the Associated Press and political editor and metro editor for the Chicago Tribune. He is the author of Daley: Power and Presidential Politics, and Chicago and the American Century. He lives in Wilmette, Illinois.

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zackhurlie, June 7, 2009 (view all comments by zackhurlie)
This is as good a book about as good a columnist as I have read, and I have read most. Royko was unique and Ciccone manages to capture that in every sentence. I can only hope that every aspiring journo reads this before he or she sets out to comment on anything of importance.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9781586481728
Author:
Ciccone, F. Richard
Publisher:
PublicAffairs
Subject:
General
Subject:
Editors, Journalists, Publishers
Subject:
Biology
Subject:
Biography - General
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series:
Illinois
Publication Date:
20030131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
480
Dimensions:
8.25 x 5.5 in 20 oz

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"Synopsis" by , In this comprehensive biography of Mike Royko, one of the most important Chicagoans in history, Ciccone not only tells the story of the great newspaperman but also explores the dramatic changes in journalism and in American society over the course of the 20th century. of photos.
"Synopsis" by ,
An acclaimed biography of one of the greatest, grittiest reporters of our time
"Synopsis" by , His column was syndicated in more than 600 newspapers across the country. With 7500 columns spanning four decades, Royko's writing reflects a radically changing America. Royko not only tells the story of one of America's greatest newspapermen, but also explores the dramatic changes in journalism over the course of the twentieth century.
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