Lloyd Wendt

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General Information

Name: Lloyd Wendt

Pen Name: None


Born: 1908

Deceased: 2007 in Sanford, Florida

Illinois Connection

Lived in Chicago, Illinois

Biographical and Professional Information

Lloyd was a long time Chicago journalist and the author of a number of books. He earned a bachelor's and master's degrees in journalism from Northwestern University before starting at the Tribune. He had been a Chicago Tribune reporter and editor for more than 40 years, chronicled the city's most colorful politicians and venerable institutions in a shelf-full of books that are required reading for anyone interested in the city's history. While gaining an enviable reputation as a reporter and editor at the Tribune and its sister papers, Chicago's American and Chicago Today, Wendt worked nights and weekends to rap out a steady stream of books, many written with follow newspaperman Herman Kogan.

Published Works

  • Lords of the Levee: The Story of Bathhouse John and Hinky Dink, Northwestern University Press, 2005
  • Give the Lady What She Wants: The Story of Marshall Field & Compan, And Books, 1997
  • Big Bill of Chicag, Northwestern University Press, 2005

Titles for Purchase and at Your Library

Big Bill of Chicago

ISBN: 0810123193
Release Date: 2005-11-08

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