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ISBN:
029916540X
Author:
John Kass,Doug Moe
Category:
Writing Research & Publishing Guides
Language:
English
Publisher:
University of Wisconsin Press; 1 edition (October 20, 1999)
Pages:
128 pages
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No one captured Chicago like Mike Royko, and his many fans will savor this book capturing his colorful life. Readers will get the inside scoop on Royko's epic battles with Mayor Richard J. Daley and other politicians and his hilarious columns featuring "Slats Grobnik.

No one captured Chicago like Mike Royko, and his many fans will savor this book capturing his colorful life. -Mayor Richard M. Daley.

And, as a six-a-week newspaper columnist himself, he has a clarifying intuition for his subject. Royko fans will be telling these stories to each other for years. I took the new photos for this book, but the real photograhic gems are the never-before-seen shots of the younger Royko, his people and his world

Many of Royko's columns are collected in books. The World of Mike Royko. University of Wisconsin Press.

Many of Royko's columns are collected in books. One notable book is Boss, his unauthorized biography of Richard J. Daley, a best-selling non-fiction portrait of the first Mayor Richard Daley and the City of Chicago under his mayoralty In 2011, Royko was inducted into the Chicago Literary Hall of Fame.

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One of America's best 20th Century columnists. 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.

One of America's best 20th Century columnists. Culled from 7500 columns and spanning four decades, from his early days to his last dispatch, the writings in this collection reflect a radically changing America as seen by a man whose keen sense of justice and humor never faltered.

Doug Moe (author), Mike Ditka (author of introduction) No one captured Chicago like Mike Royko, and his many fans will savor this book capturing his colorful life.

Doug Moe (author), Mike Ditka (author of introduction). Drawing on interviews with Royko's family and intimates, the book chronicles his rise to one of the top names in US journalism. One of the 25 most important Chicagoans of the century. No one captured Chicago like Mike Royko, and his many fans will savor this book capturing his colorful life. Daley Added to basket.

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This illustrated biography is the first account of the colorful life of Chicago newspaper columnist Mike Royko, Pulitzer Prize winner, best-selling author, and legendary journalist who personified Chicago in all its rough-edged charm. Drawing on exclusive photos and interviews with Royko’s family and intimates, the book chronicles Royko’s rise from a “flat-above-a-tavern” youth—raised above a bar on Chicago’s Polish northwest side—to one of the best-known names in American journalism.    Readers will get the inside scoop on Royko’s epic battles with Mayor Richard J. Daley and other politicians and his hilarious columns featuring “Slats Grobnik.” They’ll also meet a softer, largely unknown, side of Royko, through the love letters he sent to his wife-to-be from an Air Force base in Washington State.    More than 100 photos—many never before available to the public—capture the man and his times. Millions of readers—in 800 newspapers around the world—followed Royko’s work and life. In The World of Mike Royko—he lives again.

  • Ynap
Have loved Mike Royko's writing for years and have several of his books. Thought this looked interesting and am so glad I bought it. This book is well-researched/photographed and the writing style is so easy to read. I enjoyed the book immensely.
  • Gio
The book arrived very promptly and in good condition. I know that the internet has all of Royko"s writings, but somethings you just have to have the book in your hand.
  • Bluddefender
The book gives glimpses of his personal life, his upbringing, along with his professional life as a journalist for the Daily News, Sun Times, and finally the Tribune. I have read the Tribune for many years but never did read Royko's columns. I read this book to get an idea of why he was such a revered journalist.
I found that the book had some great stories in it and overall it was an enjoyable read, but I did not emerge as impressed with Mike Royko as I thought I would be. A good book for a nice overview for someone trying to figure who Mike Royko was. If you are not interested in learning about Royko this book will bore you out of your mind.
  • Lianeni
This book is a wonderful look at one of the great journalists of the 20th century. Whether you are a long time fan of Royko or are just curious about who he was and why his writing had such an impact on readers, you are in for a great read. The photos and text work very well together as Doug Moe masterfully takes you from the humble beginnings of Royko's life down through the years to his final days as the most syndicated columnist in America. Royko's story is fascinating. He was not your typical journalism school product since he, in fact, never went to journalism school. He was a self-taught, street-smart genius who learned his craft while on the job. As this book makes clear, he quickly mastered the fundamentals of sound journalism and then went on for decades entertaining and informing us all with his great writing. The book covers the highlights as well as some of the intriguing details of how it all unfolded. I recommend you read it and pass it on to a good friend.
  • Doomblade
My oldest son,now in his thirties,greatly suprised me earlier this year when he responded to my question of what book had the most impact on him when he was growing up.He said it was more than just a book;it was the columns of Mike Royko,particularly those describing the views of Slats Grubnick."They countered all the dining room table"liberalisms"you and mom always were urging on me".While Slats and his creator,Royko,are no longer with us to directly influence my son's son on a regular basis,they are brilliantly brought back to life in this loving and honest book by Madison newspaper columnist,Doug Moe.I don't recall reading if Moe ever met Royko in person,but in this absolutely enjoyable gem,written with the cooperation of Royko's family and cohorts,Moe writes with an authority and wisdom that The Great Royko himself would love.See for yourself!As for me,I'm planning atrip to The Billy Goat tavern where I plan to hoist a few:to Slats,Royko,and Doug Moe.Thanks for the memories and inspiration.
  • Jark
It's a wonderful book about a fascinating writer. I always loved the way Royko could tell a story, so it was a pleasure to read the story of his life. Way to go Doug Moe! If you like biography and good writing, this one is for you.
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  • Steel_Blade
Doug Moe had full access to Mike Royko's family, friends, and colleagues, present and past. He used it to put together a warm account of the many-sided man behind the sometimes acerbic, Pulitzer-Prize-winning columns. And, as a six-a-week newspaper columnist himself, he has a clarifying intuition for his subject. Royko fans will be telling these stories to each other for years. I took the new photos for this book, but the real photograhic gems are the never-before-seen shots of the younger Royko, his people and his world. The perfect Christmas gift for Royko's readers who miss him.
Like millions of others, I followed the columns (read: exploits) of Mike Royko when he was in the Chicago newspapers. Doug Moe's biography serves his subject well in lean, workmanlike prose, capturing the flavor of the Chicago streets and neighborhoods as well as the man himself. Moe brings it alive so you can almost feel the ink smudges on newsprint and smell the Old Style in the corner bars in the dim light of winter nights. Photos and anecdotes complement the narrative, which Moe relates with his usual straightforward understated virtuosity (in other words, no sentences like this one), compelling the reader to turn the page to see what is going to happen next. Indispensable reading for anyone who wants to learn more about Royko, the writing life, newspapering, and a certain now-vanished and legendary era in Chicago journalism. The book fills a welcome niche on the bookshelf.