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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Richard Carl Lindberg  

Pen Name: Richard Lindberg, Richard C. Lindberg

Genre:

Audience: Adult;

Born: 1953 in Chicago, Illinois


-- Website -- http://www.richardlindberg.net/
-- Richard Lindberg on WorldCat -- http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=richard+lindberg


Illinois Connection

Lindberg is a lifelong Chicagoan.

Biographical and Professional Information

Richard Lindberg is an author, journalist and research historian who has written and published eleven books dealing with aspects of city history, politics, criminal justice, sports and ethnicity. He has been researching and uncovering forgotten Chicago history for over 30 years. His book, ''To Serve and Collect: Chicago Politics and Police Corruption from the Lager Beer Riot to the Summerdale Scandal'' is the first published history of the Chicago Police Department to appear in book form since 1887.Richard is also Chicago's foremost authority on Chicago White Sox history. He is the author of such popular titles, as ''Who's on Third'', ''Stealing First in a Two-Team Town'', and ''The White Sox Encyclopedia''. He is a past president of the Society of Midland Authors and a 2008 recipient of the Morris Wexler Award, presented by the Illinois Academy of Criminology, for his contributions to the field of criminal justice writing.


Published Works

  • Stuck On The Sox, Sassafras Press, 1978
  • Who's On Third, Icarus Press, 1983
  • The Macmillan White Sox Encyclopedia, Macmillan, 1984 - reprinted as Total White Sox, Triumph Books, 2006
  • Chicago Ragtime: Another Look at Chicago, 1880-1920, Icarus, 1985 - republished in trade paperback as Chicago by Gaslight: A History of the Chicago Netherworld, 1880-1920, Academy Chicago, 19
  • To Serve & Collect: Chicago Politics and Police Corruption from the Lager Beer Riot To the Summerdale Scandal, 1855-1960, Praeger Publishing. 1991 - republished in paperback by Southern Illinois
  • Passport's Guide to Ethnic Chicago, NTC/Contemporary Books, 1992 - Second edition published in 1997
  • Stealing First in a Two-Team Town: The White Sox From Comiskey to Reinsdorf, Sagamore Publishing, 1994
  • Chicago by Gaslight: A History of Chicago's Netherworld, 1880-1920, Academy Chicago Publishers, 1996 - see Chicago Ragtime: Another Look at Chicago, 1880-1920, Icarus, 1985
  • Quotable Chicago,Loyola Press/Wild Onion Books, 1996
  • The Armchair Companion to Chicago Sports, Cumberland House, 1997 - written with
  • Return to the Scene of the Crime, A Guide to Infamous Places in Chicago, Cumberland House Press, 1999
  • Return Again to The Scene of The Crime: A Guide to Even More Infamous Places in Chicago, Cumberland House Press, 2001
  • Shattered Sense of Innocence, Cumberland House Press, 2003
  • Total White Sox, Triumph Books, 2006 - see The Macmillan White Sox Encyclopedia, Macmillan, 1984
  • Shattered Sense of Innocence: The Chicago Child Murders of 1955, Southern Illinois University Press, 2006
  • The Gambler King of Clark Street: Michael C. McDonald and the Rise of Chicago's Democratic Machine, Southern Illinois University Press, 2009
  • Chicago Yesterday & Today, Publications International, Ltd., 2009 - written with Carol Jean Carlson
  • Heartland Serial Killers: Belle Gunness, Johann Hoch, and Murder for Profit in Gaslight Era Chicago, Northern Illinois University Press, 2011
  • Whiskey Breakfast: My Swedish Family, My American Life, University of Minnesota Press, 2011
  • Gangland Chicago: Criminality and Lawlessness in the Windy City, Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, 2015


Selected Titles At Your Library

Stuck on the Sox /
ISBN: 0930528026. OCLC Number:

Sassafras Press,. Evanston, Ill. :. 1978.

Who's on 3rd? :
ISBN: 0896519015. OCLC Number:

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Presents the history of the Chicago White Sox from their founding through the 1980's, including great moments, great characters, great games, statistics, photos, and a player index.

Chicago ragtime :
ISBN: 0896511030. OCLC Number:

Icarus Press,. South Bend, Ind. :. 1985.

The armchair companion to Chicago sports /
ISBN: 1888952601. OCLC Number:

Cumberland House ;. Nashville, Tenn. :. ©1997.

Return to the scene of the crime :
ISBN: 1581820135. OCLC Number:

Cumberland House,. Nashville, Tenn. :. ©1999.

A region-by-region tour of Chicago that describes significant crimes that took place in each area and chronicles the changes--such as laws, real estate development, and industrialization--that have influenced crime in the city.

Return again to the scene of the crime :
ISBN: 1581821670. OCLC Number:

Cumberland House,. Nashville, Tenn. :. ©2001.

Shattered sense of innocence :
ISBN: 1581823398. OCLC Number:

Cumberland House ;. Nashville, Tenn. :. 2003.

The gambler king of Clark Street :
ISBN: 0809328933. OCLC Number:

Southern Illinois University Press,. Carbondale :. ©2009.

The Gambler King of Clark Street: Michael C. McDonald and the Rise of Chicago's Democratic Machine tells the story of a larger-than-life figure who fused Chicago's criminal underworld with the city's political and commercial spheres to create an urban machine built on graft, bribery, and intimidation. In this first ever biography of McDonald, author Richard C. Lindberg vividly paints the life of the Democratic kingmaker against the wider backdrop of nineteenth-century Chicago crime and politics. Twenty-five years before Al Capone's birth, Michael McDonald was b.

Chicago :
ISBN: 1412715741. OCLC Number:

West Side Pub.,. Lincolnwood, IL :. ©2009.

Heartland serial killers :
ISBN: 0875804365. OCLC Number:

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"The chilling true story of two turn-of-the-century serial killers, Belle Gunness and Johann Hoch"--

Whiskey Breakfast :
ISBN: 0816646848. OCLC Number:

University of Minnesota Press,. Minneapolis :. 2011.

Chicago in the 1920s: Clark Street was the city's last Swedetown, a narrow corridor of weather-beaten storefronts, coal yards, and taverns running along the north side of the city and the locus of Swedish community life in Chicago during the first half of the twentieth century. It represented a way station for a generation of working-class immigrants escaping the hardships of the old country for the promise of a brighter new day in a halfway house of sorts, perched between the old and new lands. For Richard C. Lindberg, whose Swedish immigrant parents and grandparents settled there, it was als.

Gangland Chicago :
ISBN: 1442231955. OCLC Number:

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"Gangland Chicago is a revealing look at the Chicago underworld of yesterday and today. This comprehensive volume is sure to entertain and inform any reader interested in the evolution of organized crime and gangs in America's most representative city of the American Heartland"--Amazon.com.


Awards

Richard was honored at the 2005 Illinois Authors Book Fair sponsored by the Illinois Center for the Book and the Illinois State Library in Springfield, Illinois.

The Gambler King of Clark Street

Speaking Engagements

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