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Richard C. Lindberg

I have been writing professionally for more than 30 years with 15 published volumes of non-fiction in print, all dealing with aspects of Chicago city history, politics, sports, ethnicity, and urban crime.

Rich Lindberg

I have shared my personal and professional background with additional insight into the world of book writing, agents, and publishing as I have known it all of these years in the various articles I have posted to this site

You will also find a collection of my writings, information about my published books and how to order them, personal thoughts, reflections on childhood and further observations about the business of book writing.

Your comments, questions and suggestions are always welcome. However, because of time constraints and a hectic schedule of writing, working and speaking to libraries and membership groups I can no longer respond to specific requests asking me to read and evaluate sample chapters of manuscripts sent to me by writers looking to break into print, or individuals soliciting advice or wanting me to network them with publishers and agents. The articles you will find on the site candidly address some of the publishing pitfalls and industry issues and should be of some help for prospective book authors. For other questions or comments, please send me an e-mail.

I appreciate your interest in my work and I value your friendship and support.

Richard Carl Lindberg,
Chicago, Illinois

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Northeastern Illinois University:
The First 150 Years.

Gangland Chicago

In celebration of Northeastern Illinois University’s sesquicentennial anniversary, author, historian and alumnus Richard C. Lindberg chronicles the rich and fascinating history of Northeastern Illinois University in “Northeastern Illinois University: The First 150 Years.” Through the lens of Chicago history, the author examines the early foundations of universal public education and the struggle to establish teacher training programs in the frontier settlement growing up along the shoreline of Lake Michigan. 

Copies of the book are available for sale at the University's bookstore, located on the Main Campus near the Student Union and Information Center in Village Square The phone number is (773) 442-4990. The book can also be purchased online. The book costs $35.25, and tax, shipping and handling fees may apply.



"Bleeding Between the Lines"

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"Richard Lindberg on 1956 Grimes Sisters" Murder"
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"Rich Lindberg's History of the Chicago Union Stockyards - as Told to the Angus Report"
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Read the Newcity Lit nonfiction review of Whiskey Breakfast: My Swedish Family My American Life
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Rich Lindberg discusses his memoir, Whiskey Breakfast, his experiences growing up, and becoming a Chicago author with WGN radio personality, columnist and author Rick Kogan, on his program "The Sunday Papers."
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Rich was also interviewed for the 848 Program on WBEZ by Jason Marck about the writing of Whiskey Breakfast.
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