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General Information

Name:  Henry Regnery  

Pen Name: None

Genre: Non-Fiction Other

Audience: Adult;

Born: 1912 in Hinsdale, Illinois

-- Henry Regnery on WorldCat --

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 Expand for more information

Titles At Your Library

Memoirs of a Dissident Publisher
ISBN: 0151737525

Regnery Publishing. 1985

The forthright yet unassuming and engagingly honest memoirs of a publisher whose controversial books on domestic and foreign politics made his publishing house a force to be reckoned with.

The Cliff Dwellers: A History of a Chicago Cultural Institution
ISBN: 0924772085

Kenan Heise. 1990

Creative Chicago: From the Chap-Book to the University
ISBN: 0924772247

Isi Books. 1993

First edition. An informal literary history of Chicago and its personalities, with discussions of writers such as Theodore Dreiser and Hamlin Garland, magazines like The Dial, The Chap-Book and Poetry: A Magazine of Verse founded by Harriet Monroe. Chapters include Book Publishing in Chicago, 1840-1940, The Creative Spirit in a Prarie Setting, and Louis H. Sullivan, Visionary and Architect. Introduction by Joseph Epstein. Illustrations. xix, iii , 200 pages. cloth, dust jacket. 8vo..

A Few Reasonable Words: Selected Writings
ISBN: 1882926137

Isi Books. 1996

A Few Reasonable Words gathers together some of the most important essays of one of the most influential American publishers of the twentieth century, Henry Regnery. Regnery published most of the seminal works of modern conservatism, and here proves himself to rank among the most distinguished conservative authors.

Perfect Sowing: Reflections of a Bookman
ISBN: 1882926323

Isi Books. 1999

Henry Regnery is principally known as the groundbreaking publisher of our age's most important conservative authors. But as this collection of his writings demonstrates, Regnery himself ranks among the most insightful conservative minds.

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