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Early Royko : Up Against It in Chicago
by Mike Royko and Rick Kogan


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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.  Read more...


 
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Overview

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.""

 
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  • ISBN-13: 9780226730776
  • ISBN-10: 0226730778
  • Publisher: University of Chicago Press
  • Publish Date: May 2010
  • Page Count: 214
  • Dimensions: 8.3 x 5.4 x 0.6 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.6 pounds


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