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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Mike Royko  

Pen Name: None

Genre: Non-Fiction

Audience: Adult;

Born: September 19, 1932 in Chicago, Illinois

Died: April 29, 1997 in Evanston, Illinois


-- Mike Royko on WorldCat -- http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=mike+royko


Illinois Connection

Royko was a native Chicagoan.

Biographical and Professional Information

Mike Royko is best known as a political nespaper columnist. He began his career in journalism on an Air Force Base newspaper in 1956. In 1972, he was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for commentary, concentrating on Chicago and Illinois politics. Over his thirty year career, he wrote over 7,500 daily columns for three newspapers, the Chicago Daily News, the Chicago Sun-Times, and the Chicago Tribune.


Published Works

  • Up Against It, Regnery, 1967
  • I May Be Wrong, But I Doubt It, Regnery , 1968
  • Boss, Richard J. Daley of Chicago, Dutton, 1971
  • Slats Grobnik and Some Other Friends, Dutton, 1976
  • Sez Who, Sez Me, Dutton, 1983
  • Like I Was Sayin`, Dutton, 1985
  • Dr. Kookie, You`re Right, Plume, 1992
  • One More Time, The Best of Mike Royko, University of Chicago Press, 2000
  • For the Love of Mike, More of the Best of Mike Royko, University of Chicago Press, 2002Royko in Love: Mike's Letters to Carol, University of Chicago Press, 2010The Best of Royko: The Tribune Years, Agate, 2018


Selected Titles At Your Library

Boss: Richard J. Daley of Chicago.
ISBN: 0214653692. OCLC Number:

Barrie & Jenkins,. London :. 1971.

This account of the career of one of the most powerful mayors in the United States is also an indictment of the corruption in the administration of the city of Chicago.

Sez who? Sez me /
ISBN: 044630896X. OCLC Number:

Warner,. New York :. [1983], ©1982.

More than a decade's worth of essays by the Pulitzer Prize-winning syndicated columnist capture the essence of big-city American life, from neighborhood taverns to backroom politics.

Like I was sayin'-- /
ISBN: 0515084166. OCLC Number:

Berkley Pub. Group,. New York :. 1985, ©1984.

One more time :
ISBN: 0226730727. OCLC Number:

University of Chicago Press,. Chicago :. 1999.

"Culled from 7500 columns and spanning four decades, from his early days to his last dispatch, the writings in this collection reflect a radically changing America as seen by a man whose keen sense of justice and humor never faltered."--Jacket.

For the love of Mike :
ISBN: 0226730743. OCLC Number:

University of Chicago Press,. Chicago, Ill. ;. 2002.

Royko in love /
ISBN: 0226730786. OCLC Number:

University of Chicago Press,. Chicago :. 2010.

Street-smart, wickedly funny, piercingly perceptive, and eloquent enough to win a Pulitzer Prize, Mike Royko continues to have legions of devoted fans who still wonder "what Royko would have said" about some outrageous piece of news. One thing he hardly ever wrote or talked about, though, was his private life, especially the time he shared with his first wife, Carol. She was the love of his life, and her premature death at the age of forty-four shook him to his soul. Mike's unforgettable public tribute to Carol was a heart-wrenching column written on what would have been her forty-fifth birthday, "November Farewell." His most famous and requested piece, it was the end of an untold story. Royko in Love offers that story's moving and utterly beguiling beginning in letters that "Mick" Royko, then a young airman, wrote to his childhood sweetheart, Carol Duckman. He had been in love with her since they were kids on Chicago's northwest side, but she was a beauty and he was, well ...

The best of Royko :
ISBN: 1572842555. OCLC Number:

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"For more than 30 years, Mike Royko was a part of the daily fabric of Chicagoans’ lives, penning often humorous and always honest columns first for the Chicago Daily News, then the Sun-Times, and finally the Tribune. Culled from thousands of his Tribune columns and edited by his son David Royko, this collection offers up his best material from the last stage in his career, which was cut short by his premature death in 1997." -- Amazon.com.


Awards

Boss