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by Richard C. Lindberg

The Three Chicagos of Richard M. Daley
Culture, Constituencies & Clout in the Windy City
by Richard C. Lindberg
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Speaking to My Past—Sacred Time and a Psychic Connection to Childhood
Originally Published in the March 2005 Issue of Fate Magazine
by Richard C. Lindberg
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Influence, Clout and Media Partisanship in Chicago's Baseball Marketing Wars
Chicago's (Un)-Civil War: Cubs vs. Sox
by Richard C. Lindberg
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"Cloaks and Daggers and Thief Takers"
A Concise History of Private Detection
by Richard C. Lindberg
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The Mob in America
The Mafia in America: Traditional Organized Crime in Transition
An Overview of Current Conditions
by Richard C. Lindberg
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A Book Excerpt From:
"The Whiskey Breakfast: My Swedish Family, My American Life"
A Memoir of Growing Up
A Chicago Childhood in an "October Kind of City."
by Richard Lindberg
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A Book Excerpt From:
"The Whiskey Breakfast: My Swedish Family, My American Life"
A Memoir of Growing Up
That Malignant Summer
by Richard C. Lindberg
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Chicago Mob Stories:
Jack Ruby, Organized Crime and the Kennedy Assassination
by Richard C. Lindberg & John William Tuohy
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Chicago Organized Crime & Politics
"Raising Cain"

A mob plot to kill a venerated State's Attorney Chief Investigator allegedly sanctioned by a high-ranking official within the administration of the late Mayor Richard J. Daley, and a former Illinois governor's purported alliance with hoodlums, add up to an amazing tale of political intrigue in the Windy City
by Richard C. Lindberg
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Making Ends Meet as a Chicago Hit Man, the Gerry Scarpelli Story
by Richard C. Lindberg
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The Babbling Burglar and the Summerdale Scandal: The Lessons of Police Malfeasance
More than forty years after Chicago's worst police scandal, the department is again under siege. A look back at Summerdale and its aftermath.
by Richard C. Lindberg
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"Pal Joey"
by Richard C. Lindberg & John Tuohy
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Do you have the "Write Stuff?"
Perspectives on Publishing for the First-Time Author
by Richard C. Lindberg
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True Crime Writing: Sensationalism vs. Scholarship
Perspectives on a Genre
by Richard C. Lindberg
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More Reflections on the Writing Life
So Your Book Has Just Been Published…Does Anyone Really Care?
by Richard C. Lindberg
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