Pen Name: None
Genres: Non-Fiction, Other;
Born: 1912 in Hinsdale, Illinois
Deceased: 1996 in Chicago, Illinois
Born in Hinsdale he founded a Chicago based Publishing company, Regnery Publishing.
Biographical and Professional Information
Henry Regnery was an author as well as the founder and former president of Henry Regnery Publishing Co. His Chicago-based firm published many of the most prominent post-World War II conservative writers, including: William F. Buckley Jr., Russell Kirk, Arthur Nock, James J. Kilpatrick, Mortimer Smith, Louis Budenz and William Henry Chamberlin.
At the same time, he also was publishing many Chicago authors including George Ade, Hamlin Garland, Norma Lee Browning, Mike Royko, Bob Greene and nature writer Leonard Dubkin. Regnery Publishing books on the city included: "Trumbull Park," a controversial novel about an effort to integrate Chicago public housing; "Lonely Warrior," a biography of the founder of the Chicago Defender; and "Vittles and Vice," a volume that combined stories of the city's gangsters with recipes from its best restaurants.
- Memoirs of a Dissident Publisher , Regnery Publishine, 1985
- The Cliff Dwellers: A History of a Chicago Cultural Institution, Chicago Historical Bookworks, 1990
- Creative Chicago: From the Chap-Book to the University, Isi Books, 1993
- A Few Reasonable Words: Selected Writings, Isi Books, 1996
- Perfect Sowing: Reflections of a Bookman (with Jeffrey O. Nelson), Isi Books, 1999
Titles for Purchase and at Your Library
Memoirs of a Dissident Publisher
Release Date: 1985-07-01
The Cliff Dwellers: A History of a Chicago Cultural Institution
Release Date: 1990-10
Creative Chicago: From the Chap-Book to the University
Release Date: 1993-09
Perfect Sowing: Reflections of a Bookman
Release Date: 2000-05-31
Speaking Engagements and Upcoming Appearances
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