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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Henry Regnery  

Pen Name: None

Genre: Non-Fiction Other

Audience: Adult;

Born: 1912 in Hinsdale, Illinois


-- Henry Regnery on WorldCat -- http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=henry++regnery+


Illinois Connection

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.


Published Works

  • 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


Selected Titles At Your Library

Memoirs of a dissident publisher /
ISBN: 0151737525. OCLC Number:

Harcourt Brace Jovanovich,. New York :. ©1979.

The Cliff Dwellers :
ISBN: 0924772085. OCLC Number:

Chicago Historical Bookworks,. Evanston, Ill. :. 1990.

Creative Chicago :
ISBN: 0924772247. OCLC Number:

Chicago Historical Bookworks,. Evanston :. 1993.

A few reasonable words :
ISBN: 1882926137. OCLC Number:

Intercollegiate Studies Institute,. Wilmington, Del. :. 1996.

Perfect sowing :
ISBN: 1882926323. OCLC Number:

ISI Books,. Wilmington, Del. :. 1999.


Speaking Engagements

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