Mike Royko: The Chicago Tribune Collection 1984–1997 is an expansive new volume of the longtime Chicago news legend’s work.
Author: Mike Royko
Publisher: Agate Digital
Category: Political Science
Mike Royko: The Chicago Tribune Collection 1984–1997 is an expansive new volume of the longtime Chicago news legend’s work. Encompassing thousands of his columns, all of which originally appeared in the Chicago Tribune, this is the first collection of Royko work to solely cover his time at the Tribune. Covering politics, culture, sports, and more, Royko brings his trademark sarcasm and cantankerous wit to a complete compendium of his last 14 years as a newspaper man. Organized chronologically, these columns display Royko's talent for crafting fictional conversations that reveal the truth of the small-minded in our society. From cagey political points to hysterical take-downs of "meatball" sports fans, Royko's writing was beloved and anticipated anxiously by his fans. In plain language, he "tells it like it is" on subjects relevant to modern society. In addition to his columns, the book features Royko's obituary and articles written about him after his death, telling the tale of his life and success. This ultimate collection is a must-read for Royko fans, longtime Chicago Tribune readers, and Chicagoans who love the city's rich history of dedicated and insightful journalism.
Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 1984. Kelley, Kitty. ... "Newspaper Legend Mike Royko Dies." Chicago Tribune, April 30, ... Chicago Tribune, May 4, 1997. Holder, Dennis. "Mike Royko." Washington Journalism Review, June 1981.
1972 umnist , Chicago Sun - Times , 1978-84 ; Columnist , Chicago Tribune , 1984-97 . ... Commentary : Mike Royko was a columnist in Chicago newspapers for 34 years , and for most of his career he wrote five days a week .
Author: Elizabeth A. Brennan
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
List Pulitzer Prize winners in thirty-nine different categories, arranged chronologically, with biographical and career information, selected works, other awards, and a brief commentary, along with material on Pulitzer.
... of Chicago Sun - Times , Inc. Columns dated January 12 , 1984 , through March 21 , 1997 , are reprinted by permission of the Chicago Tribune . Library of Congress Cataloging - in - Publication Data Royko , Mike , [ date ] One more ...
Author: Mike Royko
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
Culled from 7,500 columns and spanning four decades, the writings in this collection reflect a radically changing America as seen by a man whose keen sense of justice and humor never faltered. 11 halftones.
Chicago Sun - Times , April 16 , 1994 . 9. Sullivan , Paul , “ Foiled again ... and again — Curse talk still getting Cubs ' goat , ” Chicago Tribune , May 6 , 1997 . 10. Royko , Mike , “ Ex - Cub Factor comes into play , ” Chicago ...
Author: Steve Gatto
Publisher: Protar House, LLC
Category: Sports & Recreation
History and discussion of the legendary Curse of the Billy Goat, the Chicago Cubs' pennant races and World Series games, and baseball's curses.
Chicago Tribune, 20 July, sec. 2, p. 6. Perrow, Charles. 1984. Normal accidents. New York: Basic Books. ... American Sociological Review 65:581–97. Royko, Mike. 1995. Killer heat wave or media event? Chicago Tribune, 18 July, sec. 1, p.
Author: Eric Klinenberg
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
Category: Social Science
On Thursday, July 13, 1995, Chicagoans awoke to a blistering day in which the temperature would reach 106 degrees. The heat index, which measures how the temperature actually feels on the body, would hit 126 degrees by the time the day was over. Meteorologists had been warning residents about a two-day heat wave, but these temperatures did not end that soon. When the heat wave broke a week later, city streets had buckled; the records for electrical use were shattered; and power grids had failed, leaving residents without electricity for up to two days. And by July 20, over seven hundred people had perished-more than twice the number that died in the Chicago Fire of 1871, twenty times the number of those struck by Hurricane Andrew in 1992—in the great Chicago heat wave, one of the deadliest in American history. Heat waves in the United States kill more people during a typical year than all other natural disasters combined. Until now, no one could explain either the overwhelming number or the heartbreaking manner of the deaths resulting from the 1995 Chicago heat wave. Meteorologists and medical scientists have been unable to account for the scale of the trauma, and political officials have puzzled over the sources of the city's vulnerability. In Heat Wave, Eric Klinenberg takes us inside the anatomy of the metropolis to conduct what he calls a "social autopsy," examining the social, political, and institutional organs of the city that made this urban disaster so much worse than it ought to have been. Starting with the question of why so many people died at home alone, Klinenberg investigates why some neighborhoods experienced greater mortality than others, how the city government responded to the crisis, and how journalists, scientists, and public officials reported on and explained these events. Through a combination of years of fieldwork, extensive interviews, and archival research, Klinenberg uncovers how a number of surprising and unsettling forms of social breakdown—including the literal and social isolation of seniors, the institutional abandonment of poor neighborhoods, and the retrenchment of public assistance programs—contributed to the high fatality rates. The human catastrophe, he argues, cannot simply be blamed on the failures of any particular individuals or organizations. For when hundreds of people die behind locked doors and sealed windows, out of contact with friends, family, community groups, and public agencies, everyone is implicated in their demise. As Klinenberg demonstrates in this incisive and gripping account of the contemporary urban condition, the widening cracks in the social foundations of American cities that the 1995 Chicago heat wave made visible have by no means subsided as the temperatures returned to normal. The forces that affected Chicago so disastrously remain in play in America's cities, and we ignore them at our peril. For the Second Edition Klinenberg has added a new Preface showing how climate change has made extreme weather events in urban centers a major challenge for cities and nations across our planet, one that will require commitment to climate-proofing changes to infrastructure rather than just relief responses.
His collection of columns, The Life of Reilly (Total Sports) is a national bestseller. He lives in Denver with his wife, three kids, ... Mike Royko's last column in the Chicago Tribune appeared in March 1997, a month before his death.
Author: Jack Canfield
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Play Ball! These words resonate with special meaning in the minds of anyone who has ever enjoyed a game of baseball. Every fan will be amused and touched by stories of sportsmanship and victory gathered from the clay diamonds of America.
28 Mike Royko, “Can't Carey It Off,” reprinted in Chicago Tribune, November 2, 1980, N8. 29 Pamela L. Griset, “The Evolution of the Determinate Ideal of Sentencing,” Law & Policy 19 (1997): 271. 30 Francis T. Cullen, Karen E. Gilbert, ...
Author: David Farber
Publisher: NYU Press
A revealing look at the history and legacy of the "War on Drugs" Fifty years after President Richard Nixon declared a "War on Drugs," the United States government has spent over a trillion dollars fighting a losing battle. In recent years, about 1.5 million people have been arrested annually on drug charges—most of them involving cannabis—and nearly 500,000 Americans are currently incarcerated for drug offenses. Today, as a response to the dire human and financial costs, Americans are fast losing their faith that a War on Drugs is fair, moral, or effective. In a rare multi-faceted overview of the underground drug market, featuring historical and ethnographic accounts of illegal drug production, distribution, and sales, The War on Drugs: A History examines how drug war policies contributed to the making of the carceral state, racial injustice, regulatory disasters, and a massive underground economy. At the same time, the collection explores how aggressive anti-drug policies produced a “deviant” form of globalization that offered economically marginalized people an economic life-line as players in a remunerative transnational supply and distribution network of illicit drugs. While several essays demonstrate how government enforcement of drug laws disproportionately punished marginalized suppliers and users, other essays assess how anti-drug warriors denigrated science and medical expertise by encouraging moral panics that contributed to the blanket criminalization of certain drugs. By analyzing the key issues, debates, events, and actors surrounding the War on Drugs, this timely and impressive volume provides a deeper understanding of the role these policies have played in making our current political landscape and how we can find the way forward to a more just and humane drug policy regime.
M. E. Sharpe, 1997), 150. ... Joanne Omang, “President, Nazi Hunter Discuss the Holocaust," Washington Post, February 17, 1984; Lou Cannon, ... Mike Royko, “what Prez Says Ain't Necessarily So, Chicago Tribune, April 6, 1984.
Author: Oliver Stone
Publisher: Random House
'This is not history for history's sake, however – this is the history of our present and future, long beyond cold war, into war on terror, war on drugs' Ed Vulliamy, Guardian The Untold History of the United States is filmmaker Oliver Stone and historian Peter Kuznick’s riveting landmark account of the rise and decline of the American empire – the most powerful and dominant nation the world has ever seen. Probing the dark corners of the administrations of 17 presidents, from Woodrow Wilson to Barack Obama, they dare to ask just how far the US has drifted from its founding democratic ideals. Beginning with the bloody suppression of the Filipino struggle for independence and spanning the two World Wars, it documents how US administrations have repeatedly intervened in conflicts on foreign soil, taking part in covert operations and wars in Latin American, Asia and the Middle East. At various times it has overthrown elected leaders in favour of right-wing dictators, for both economic and political gain. Examining America’s atomic history, Stone and Kuznick argue that the bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki were militarily unnecessary and morally indefensible. They show how the United States has repeatedly brandished nuclear threats and come terrifyingly close to war. They expose how US presidents have trampled on the US constitution and international law and lay bare the recent transformation of the United States into a national security state. Using the latest research and recently declassified records, The Untold History builds a meticulously documented and shocking picture of the American empire, showing how it has determined the course of world events for the interests of the few across the twentieth century and beyond.
... in the Chicago Tribune by the great scribe Mike Royko poked fun at San Diego and the Southern California lifestyle. ... It's new [ed. note: remember this was 1984] and modern and clean. ... Gary Matthews added Hang a Star on 1984 97.
Author: Bob Chandler
Publisher: Sports Publishing LLC
Category: Sports & Recreation
The San Diego Padres became a National League expansion team in 1969. Through 37 seasons of play, the Padres have never won a World Series, never had a pitcher throw a no-hitter, and never had a player hit for the cycle. They have, however, made it to the World Series twice, had three different pitchers win the Cy Young Award, and had a player tie Honus Wagner for most National League batting titles (eight). They almost lost the franchise to Washington, D.C., had an owner take the public address microphone on opening day to blast his own players, and created national headlines when a nationally-known comedienne performed her version of the national anthem before a game.Longtime Padres announcer Bob Chandler knows the details behind all of these stories and shares his memories with San Diego baseball historian Bill Swank in an easy-to-read recap of the team's colorful past. They also look at many other stories: sick and severely dehydrated on the trainer's table, Ken Caminiti had an IV removed from his arm, ate a Snickers bar, then hit two home runs against the New York Mets in Mexico; the comic relief provided by the San Diego Chicken during the Padres lean years; and how popular Padre Tim Flannery became the mascot - a cross between a dinosaur and an anteater.Chandler and Swank utilize their numerous contacts to bring fans many inside stories and humorous anecdotes dating back to the team's actual birth on May 27, 1968. Eight-time batting champion Tony Gwynn and Cy Young Award-winner Randy Jones are among the former players providing insight and inside stories. Chandler's longtime broadcast partner Jerry Coleman, elected to the broadcasters' wing of the baseball Hall of Fame in 2005, has written the foreword. A colorful collection of owners, managers, coaches, and players over the years lends themselves to many interesting tales from the dugout, which all adds up to an informative, insider's look at the behind-the-scenes events that have shaped the history of the San Diego Padres.
Pam Zekman and eventually work for the short-lived Chicago Times magazine in the late 1980s. ... The Tribune scored a coup in 1984 when it hired popular columnist Mike Royko away from the rival Chicago Sun-Times.639 In 1986, the Tribune ...
Essays on the History and Culture of the Chicago Cubs Gerald C. Wood, Andrew Hazucha ... Atlanta: Peachtree, 1997. “Chicago Cubs Attendance, Stadiums and Park ... Royko, Mike. “Cubs Park Wasn't Always Like This.” Chicago Tribune 9 ...
Author: Gerald C. Wood
Category: Sports & Recreation
"These essays examine the Cubs role in history and politics of Chicago: historical divides along lines of race (on the field) and class (in the stands); local and nationwide media coverage in developing fan base; the Cubs' impact on Chicago music and lite
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Among Royko's other books were collections of columns such as Slats Grobnik and Some Other Friends , Sez Who ? ... PERIODICALS ROYKO , Mike 1932-1997 Chicago Tribune ( electronic ) , April 29 , 1997 . Detroit Free Press ( electronic ) ...
Author: Scot Peacock
Publisher: Gale / Cengage Learning
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Your students and users will find biographical information on approximately 300 modern writers in this volume of Contemporary Authors®. Authors in this volume include: Lucian Blaga Wyndham Lewis Kristine Kathryn Rusch Andrei Sakharov
Mike Royko (September 19, 1932 – April 29, 1997) was a great newspaper columnist, who possessed a razor sharp tongue ... it came as no surprise to anyone, that he quit the Chicago Sun-Times in 1984 when Rupert Murdoch bought the paper.
The Book of Life: A Personal and Ethical Guide to Race, Normality, and the Implications of the Human Genome Project. Boston, 1998. Royko, Mike. “Time to Be Color Blind to All Words of Hatred.” Chicago Tribune, February 9, 1994, 3.
Author: Lawrence Blum
Publisher: Cornell University Press
Not all racial incidents are racist incidents, Lawrence Blum says. "We need a more varied and nuanced moral vocabulary for talking about the arena of race. We should not be faced with a choice of 'racism' or nothing." Use of the word "racism" is pervasive: An article about the NAACP's criticism of television networks for casting too few "minority" actors in lead roles asks, "Is television a racist institution?" A white girl in Virginia says it is racist for her African-American teacher to wear African attire. Blum argues that a growing tendency to castigate as "racism" everything that goes wrong in the racial domain reduces the term's power to evoke moral outrage. In "I'm Not a Racist, But . . .", Blum develops a historically grounded account of racism as the deeply morally-charged notion it has become. He addresses the question whether people of color can be racist, defines types of racism, and identifies debased and inappropriate usages of the term. Though racial insensitivity, racial anxiety, racial ignorance and racial injustice are, in his view, not "racism," they are racial ills that should elicit moral concern. Blum argues that "race" itself, even when not serving distinct racial malfeasance, is a morally destructive idea, implying moral distance and unequal worth. History and genetic science reveal both the avoidability and the falsity of the idea of race. Blum argues that we can give up the idea of race, but must recognize that racial groups' historical and social experience has been shaped by having been treated as if they were races.
... UPI 1985 Flora Lewis, New York Times 1986 Art Buchwald, Los Angeles Times Syndicate 1987 David Brinkley, ABC News 1988 David Broder, Washington Post 1989 Russell Baker, New York Times 1990 Mike Royko. Chicago Tribune 1991 Peter ...
Author: Turner Publishing Co
Publisher: Turner Publishing Company
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
An excellent 90-year history book, edited by former National Press Club president, John Cosgrove, which depicts the rich heritage that has established the National Press Club as the leading news organization in the world. Founded in 1908, the National Press Club has served as host to hundreds of world leaders and celebrities. Hundreds of historic photos from the NPC archives highlight this book. Read about visits from Presidents Ronald Reagan and Bill Clinton. Other guest speakers have included Lech Walesa, Elizabeth Taylor, Muhamed Ali, and many more! End sheets include signatures of famous featured speakers and artwork by John Lothers. Indexed.
Mike Royko, columnist and author, won a Pulitzer Prize for Commentary in the Daily News in 1972; Boss (1971) is his ... the Chicago Tribune, served as that paper's literary critic, and published two novels and a shortstory collection.
Author: Philip A. Greasley
Publisher: Indiana University Press
Category: Literary Collections
The Midwest has produced a robust literary heritage. Its authors have won half of the nation’s Nobel Prizes for Literature plus a significant number of Pulitzer Prizes. This volume explores the rich racial, ethnic, and cultural diversity of the region. It also contains entries on 35 pivotal Midwestern literary works, literary genres, literary, cultural, historical, and social movements, state and city literatures, literary journals and magazines, as well as entries on science fiction, film, comic strips, graphic novels, and environmental writing. Prepared by a team of scholars, this second volume of the Dictionary of Midwestern Literature is a comprehensive resource that demonstrates the Midwest’s continuing cultural vitality and the stature and distinctiveness of its literature.